Love is...

Love is a kiss on your forehead....(Imagine a close up of a mother giraffe kissing her young.)Love is sharing a laugh with a friend......more
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My Valentine's Day Evolution

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.  ...more

Love is All Around

 You almost can’t escape the love. At least, not here in Houston. There are stuffed animals on almost every intersection. If you don’t know it’s Valentine’s Day, you’re in hiding. LOL!Here’s hoping that you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day and one that doesn’t disappoint. Perilously yours,Pauline Baird Jones...more

Midlife Cabernet: Go Laugh with Your Lover


Deconstructing Vhallentine's Day

*This post was originally published in February 2012....more

Valentine’s Day –Three Reasons To Make it a Work of Heart

Tomorrow is the big day.  Valentine's Day!While some of you have been waiting and planning since we began 2014, from the comments I've seen on social media, I think more of you have been dreading it. It seems like a majority of folks this year are denouncing it as a “greeting card holiday”, created by companies to grab your dough during the drought between Christmas and Mother’s day.  While this may be true – at least somewhat, my heart won’t let me believe it. ...more

Celebrating Love

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” - Carrie Brashaw...more

Surprise Your Man with the Best Valentine's Day Gift EVER

I'm not particularly fond of Valentine's Day or V-day as I like to call it in solidarity with other national holidays recognizing historic moments of strife. But I do try to show my affection and appreciation for my husband at least once a year, and V-Day is as good a time as any. The only problem is on the one day I try to show my love it's hard to find the right gift. Buying for my husband is always so tricky, particularly on Valentine's Day, which is why I try to avoid it....more

I Cancelled Valentine's Day

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house. I cancelled it years ago. (I’m a fan of cancelling things.) I’m just not a big believer in the overly-commercialized holiday. I never have been, but it really doesn’t help that Valentine’s Day is within the same three-week timeframe as my husband’s birthday and our wedding anniversary (piss-poor planning on my part). It gets exhausting buying shit for Dan....more
Stacey Gill  (I'm Team Steve too.) Yeah, Family Love Day is almost too corny for my cold dead ...more

The Valentine Alternative

Oh Valentine's Day, you weird, polarizing holiday. We love to hate you because you make us feel so many things.  If you love Valentine's Day, you're corny. If you hate it, you're bitter. If you have no feelings about it well then what the fuck is wrong with you. You just can't win. If, like me, you've been seeing those red and pink decorations at Target since December, you are just over it....more