A Text for Velentine's Day

Sorry, But I Hate Valentine's Day

I've never been much of a fan of Valentine's Day.  Once a holiday becomes "official," to me it smacks of commercialism and starts to turn into a one-up kind of thing.  Who got the best flowers.  Who gave the best chocolates.  Whose husband/significant other got them the best something or other.  Who had the most emotionally significant and satisfying kind of day, etc., etc., etc....more

Haute Outfit - Kisses for Valentine's

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! What’s on the agenda for you? No matter if you are going on a hot date or planning to spend it with your best friend, a festive outfit to celebrate the day of love and friendship is definitely in order. On my last post, I suggested a less traditional outfit that focused on a blue skirt and a heart-print top to celebrate V-Day. Today, I’m going on a more traditional route....more

Valentine's Day Apart

In 2011, my husband joined the US Navy and was prepared to leave for bootcamp a few months later. At the time we had recently had our first daughter. He left for bootcamp on February 2, 2012. Our daughter was only two months old at the time. Saying goodbye at the airport wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be but I attribute my lack of tears to my disbelief of him actually leaving. ...more

No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint! Who was Saint Valentine?

When I travel I love researching the legends and stories of my destinations. Part of that is a curiosity about the origin of rituals, holidays, and traditions…in this case, Saint Valentine’s Day.* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint!Roses are Red,  Violets are Blue…I’m Glad I’m No Saint, Aren’t YOU?* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *Typically St. Valentine’s Day conjures up images of romantic, lovey-dovey stuff like hearts and flowers, boxes of chocolates, mushy greeting cards, and the like… Well, this wasn’t exactly the case for this holiday’s namesake, Saint Valentine – in fact, there was no romance for this saint! Furthermore, there are actually three potential Valentines that the day commemorates and in all three cases, they were martyred i.e., imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Yikes, not my idea of romantic or happy ending!...more

That Time I Got Ditched on Valentine's Day

I could have skipped this post altogether.  I mean, it wasn't exactly a Valentine's Day post I ever expected to write but this is how it went down so I shared it anyways....more

Friends Guide To Valentine's Day Gifts

I can't be the only one who finds gift giving/receiving to be a bit...uncomfortable at times. What if they don't like it? What if I don't like what they gave me? What if the gift sends the wrong message? ...more

Breast Milk Lollipops? Yep... It's a thing (and just in time for Valentines Day)!

I never breast-fed my daughter. The whole idea gave me the heebies, and before she was even born I vowed never to let her anywhere near my little Tater Tots....more

Petite Cherry Hand-Pies for Valentine's Day

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Creating the Most Romantic Valentine's Day Card Ever

You're wondering who sent me the most romantic Valentine's Day card ever, aren't you? Sadly, no one. I was not the recipient. On the up side, I created the person who gave the card, I should get recognition for that....more
DeniseThank! It made me so teary! Such a sweet card!more