All the single ladies

Being single on Valentine’s Day is not the worst thing in the world. I will admit though, I’ve been single for some VDay’s, and remember the feeling of loneliness that seems to creep up on this day. Especially when everyone else is being ridiculous on social media like LOOK AT MY FLOWERS. Shup. (If this is actually going to bother you, avoid Facebook & Instagram. But just know that not everyone is nearly as happy as they hope their Instagram accounts portray they are…)

If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, *be your own Valentine*. Instead of getting down and just shutting out the day, celebrate yourself. Here are some ideas:

Go out to dinner with friends

In college, my single friends and I (weren’t we all really single in college?) had a pretty great tradition. Each Valentine’s Day, we would go see a movie together, and then go out to dinner and get a cheeseburger. I loved this. The cheeseburger was mandatory, you couldn’t order something else. I still think of cheeseburgers on this day.

Treat yourself

Take that money that you’re not spending on someone else, and spend it on YOU. What a better time than now to get that massage you’ve been wanting? Or even a mani/pedi!

Rent a movie & order your favorite food

This sounds perfect to me. Find a good movie on demand, and order something delicious to get delivered to you. Let yourself relax and have a great, low-key night. Don’t forget the wine.

Connect with an old friend

Have an old friend you’ve been hoping to reconnect with? Well, if she happens to be single, reach out and see if she’d like to get dinner & drinks that night. Chances are she is hoping to find plans too!

Enjoy your day — cheers!

Five Cheers

coffee

Coffee for days. We run out so fast in my house, so I decided to start buying in BULK.

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This kiln-fired glass tray.

crews

Our crews. New England got quite a lot of snow this weekend = I worked all weekend. But the real heroes are our crews, out all day/night working to get everyone’s power back up.

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My new scarf‘s tiny hearts print, perfect in time for Valentine’s Day.

cookies

These cookies. Even though they’re just the already-made Pillsbury kind that you just put in the oven, they’re so good. I made them yesterday – they’re already gone. #SuperBowlProbz

Cheers!

Valentine’s Day gift guide

Welp, February creeped up on us rather quickly. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, as I’m sure you know because there are hearts everywhere. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t even had a minute to think about it. If you are having trouble finding some love to give this year, I hope this post inspires a new idea. Plus, people spend way too much $$ on VDay, so I decided to share ideas that won’t break the bank. I’ve done mostlyyy all of these, and I guarantee he’ll love them!

“52 reasons why I love (or like!) you” card deck

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This is fun, so thoughtful, and SO simple!!! All you need is a deck of cards, labels, and 52 sweet/funny/serious reasons.

Cologne

I know, I know – cologne is expensive! BUT, the past three times I’ve bought men’s cologne for about $75, and then a week or two later happened to be at TJ Maxx and saw the exact same cologne for about $20 – so frustrating. So if you’re going the cologne route, I’d start there.

A few of your favorite things bag

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Get a bunch of things that you know he will love whether it’s candy, drinks, a new shirt, tickets to a game or movie, etc. etc.

Scrapbook

I personally enjoy scrapbooking, but this may not be everyone’s thing. I love compiling memories into a book, and my absolute favorite part is knowing that we’ll be able to look back at those moments forever. How to start? PRINT (I know, so 10 years ago) out a bunch of your favorite pictures of you two (I don’t have a printer so I just bring my phone to CVS, you can plug it in & print right from there), buy a bunch of fun stickers & paper and a binder. Get creative!

Beer bouquet

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Personal fav. I think this is an awesome present if your guy is a beer lover [pictured here is 60 minute Dogfish Head]. They buy you flowers, you buy them beer flowers. All you need is his favorite 6-pack, and red/green tissue paper.

Then there’s always this ‘make your own mug’ idea. 😉

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Single? I have something coming your way soon!

Cheers!