Take the 7-Day Lingerie Challenge!

If you're a busy, on-the-go woman (and I'm pretty sure you are!), you probably know how easy it is to lose track of your libido, forget about your sensual side, and totally deplete all of your sexual energy. It's as if one day you embraced and ...more

12 Ways To My Heart On Valentines Day (or Any Day)

 Let me count the ways to my heart on Valentines Day or really any day!  It's the most romantic day of the year you guys, so I thought a perfect addition to my all about me Fridays would be the ways to my heart on Valentines Day. ...more

If You're Single This Valentine's Day, Don't Change a Thing

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a male co-worker about relationships and my state of singleness. Okay, if I’m honest, it was one of many conversations I had made this kind man patiently endure on this topic. After listening to me ...more

Taking Care of Yourself After a Divorce

One of the biggest things any reading material or advice giver of those going through (or on the other side) a divorce will tell you is to start taking care of yourself! Take time to love yourself, treat yourself well - I mean, I've even ...more

Is Valentine’s Day Just For Women?

According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion Valentine cards are sent each year; 85 percent of them are purchased by women. Yet it’s men who feel most of the pressure to spend money, sometimes lots of it, because their wife or ...more

Take the 7-Day Lingerie Challenge!

If you're a busy, on-the-go woman (and I'm pretty sure you are!), you probably know how easy it is to lose track of your libido, forget about your sensual side, and totally deplete all of your sexual energy. It's as if one day you embraced and enjoyed your sensuality, and the next day you couldn't even remember if you ever experienced it! So frustrating!...more

12 Ways To My Heart On Valentines Day (or Any Day)

 Let me count the ways to my heart on Valentines Day or really any day!  It's the most romantic day of the year you guys, so I thought a perfect addition to my all about me Fridays would be the ways to my heart on Valentines Day.  These ideas are all my own and what would make me happy personally.  I'm not your average girly girl and some of these things may surprise you.  These don't just have to be on Valentines Day, though, these would make me happy during any point of the year from anyone, not just my husband. ...more

If You're Single This Valentine's Day, Don't Change a Thing

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a male co-worker about relationships and my state of singleness. Okay, if I’m honest, it was one of many conversations I had made this kind man patiently endure on this topic. After listening to me drone on about my horrible affliction for the gazillionth time, he asked with a voice of exasperation, “Amanda, why do you let being single define you so much?”I remember it like it was yesterday because it struck me deeply and I felt embarrassed.He was right....more

Spread The Love

I love holidays. Even if they are filled with overspending and overeating. We can have all good things in moderation right? Anyhow, holidays are gentle reminders throughout the year for us to pause, reflect, and celebrate. As we celebrate another Valentine's Day (one of my Top 5 favorite holidays), I am reminded of the importance of love. Loving our families, our boos, and our friends. Love, when done well, is amazing. Love not only covers our imperfections and allows us to come as we are, but it also gives us hope and strength. Love-especially ...more

Valentine's Day Childhood Memories

Valentine’s Day in my childhood resembles the ones depicted in the Charlie Brown specials I watched and still watch. Kids made or bought simple, non-commercial cards which came in small, cute envelopes. They were deposited in a master box which usually the teacher sorted and distributed. Yes, some children received more than others and probably endured hard feelings and realizations about their fellow classmates. I received a decent amount. Some kids excluded me but most gave me cards, partly because I was friends with the popular crowd back then....more

Take the 7-Day Lingerie Challenge!

If you're a busy, on-the-go woman (and I'm pretty sure you are!), you probably know how easy it is to lose track of your libido, forget about your sensual side, and totally deplete all of your sexual energy. It's as if one day you embraced and enjoyed your sensuality, and the next day you couldn't even remember if you ever experienced it! So frustrating!...more

12 Ways To My Heart On Valentines Day (or Any Day)

 Let me count the ways to my heart on Valentines Day or really any day!  It's the most romantic day of the year you guys, so I thought a perfect addition to my all about me Fridays would be the ways to my heart on Valentines Day.  These ideas are all my own and what would make me happy personally.  I'm not your average girly girl and some of these things may surprise you.  These don't just have to be on Valentines Day, though, these would make me happy during any point of the year from anyone, not just my husband. ...more

Friends of the Heart

V-Day Musings

     I can't remember the last time my husband and I celebrated Valentines Day-- well, not in the traditional sense, anyway.  We've always been more or less content to stay home, snuggled together under a sea of blankets, while pigging out and watching kung fu flicks, instead of braving the crowds that day.  Besides, when you have four kids, babysitters are hard to come by.  So while restaurants and hotels will soon be abuzz with people professing their love for one another, I've decided to use my platform to tell the world-- or, at least the few of you wh...more

Why Valentine's Day Isn't Anti-Feminist

So. It's almost here.If you're single, you're VERY aware of this fact, amirite? #SinglesAwarenessDay...more

Tired of red velvet everything... Check out this delicious dessert for Valentines!

Blueberry-Ricotta Tart with Almond Biscotti Crust What to do with a bag of biscotti if you're not a coffee drinker or have a teething baby... Well, make a fabulous crust and fill it with rich ricotta and fresh blueberries of course!...more

Love Languages (or Why Valentine's Day is Stupid)

At some point during my formative years there was a Love Languages movement that plummeted the shores of this great continent, a near tsunami of pure wisdom that would surely end all war and stitch together every rift that a couple might encounter....more

If U Can Spiral Down U Can Spiral Up!

If U can spiral down u can spiral up. I know that’s not a common phrase, but I want you to think about it. You all understand the spiraling down part. The endless abyss we fell into the day we were left. The loveless hole we thought we would live in forever. Thank God that was just a depressing illusion. It takes some time to clear that illusion out of our heads and get back to ground level.But we do eventually. Because we must....more