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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

Bacon Roses: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I really wanted to name this post something more fun like...Because Nothing Says I love You More Than Bacon... or Because Men Don’t Give a Sh*t About Flowers, Cookies or Chocolate.....more

Over Hundreds Of Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas & Freebies

 Frugal Cupid is back!Hey, friends!...more

5 Yoga Poses to Open Your Heart for Valentine's Day

Last year, I brought you 5 very sexy yoga poses to work into your Valentine's Day... activities. This year I'm back with something even more important: self-love. You can more easily attract love from outside yourself when you've activated love within yourself. Here are five yoga poses to help you do just that in preparation for Valentine's Day. Whether you're in a relationship or seeking one, these poses will help you get your heart on the right track. ...more
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Chocolate Aphrodisiac Fondue


Valentine's Day with Love from Italy


Prosecco Risotto – perfect for Valentines Day!


Kid-Friendly Valentines photo craft

I just love this (somewhat) silly holiday. It was one of my Mom's favorites and it has become one of mine. I love it for the fact that while it is just another day, it serves as a reminder to do something extra special with or for your loved ones....more