Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day

First off, an update...We have 25 days left until we leave on our Mexican vacation!  I CAN NOT wait!  But that also means, I must not slack on the gym.  Gotta have a bikini ready body in March.  That is the only not fair part.
Second, Valentine's Day is Friday.  What are you doing for your significant other?  What does Valentine's Day mean for you and your special someone?
I have never been the girl who gets excited about Valentine's Day.  Sure I have had my fair share of V-days with and without boyfriends.  But I always thought, why do you have to have one certain day made up by the industry to express your love for someone?  Why do you have to spend enormous amounts of money, time and effort on this one day because society says so?  Why can't you just tell your loved ones that you love them each day and pick random days to shower them with love, flowers and chocolate?
Now I am sure some might think I don't want to be a conformist.  And you are right to some degree.  But I just never cared about the day that much until I met my husband.  Now I love to celebrate the day.  It doesn't matter if you cook a delicious meal at home, go to a fancy restaurant or make a new tradition yourself.  Just make it your own.

My husband always does something special for me on Valentine's Day and he has definitely turned this cold, black Valentine's heart to a big red kissy heart.

This year we opted for a special "fancy" (but not too fancy) dinner out followed by an evening at a wine bar.  I love wine, so it's a total win for me.  I also got my husband a little gift (something he really needs).

It also happens that it is my "get my hair did" day, so I can't wait for her to spice it up and beautify me for the evening.

What are your Valentine's Day plans?  What are your expectation for Valentine's Day?
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  1. Getting my hair done always makes me want to do something special! We are taking it easy this V-day- House of Cards and takeout. But we go to dinner a lot so dealing with the V-day crowds just isn't worth it. Can't wait to hear about your night!

    1. I love House of Cards. We are just finishing up the first season and the second starts tomorrow I believe. I can't wait for it. I hope you have a romantic easy going Valentine's Day too!

  2. Oooh, Mexico sounds fun! We are going out on the 15th to avoid some of the crowds. I think Friday night we are going to a party at a food truck park to grab dinner then home for House of Cards, like Kate. And we will have cards and I'll probably bring him a little treat. Nothing crazy!

    1. I love food truck dates. We have a food truck event the first Friday of every month (sometimes not in the winter) and we try to go as often as possible. Those are so much fun. Are you excited about the second season of House of Cards? Don't spoil any of the first season please, we are still catching up! Hope you have an amazing Valentine's Day!