Category "Valentine’s Day"
Is it macarons or macaroons?
For this gift idea, I’m referring to macarons, which are meringue based and come in a wide range of colors and flavors.
There are SO many colors and flavors to choose from which makes it fun to give someone a variety!
If you’ve never had a macaron, it’s a delicate cookie with two thin crusts and a filling made of either ganache, buttercream or fruit jam.
It’s also full of contrasts. A macaron packs huge flavor into a tiny baked goodie, and it’s somehow both rich and light at the same time.
They come in delicious flavors such as mint chocolate, cookies and cream, mojito, honey lavender, lemon tart, and piña colada. Is your mouth watering yet? Because I’m just scratching the surface on the different types of macaron flavors out there.
Where did your love story begin? Have a “pillow talk” that celebrates the start of something special.
I was 13 years old when I met my future husband. He was 16 years old and rode a Yamaha 55 motorcycle. (The motors were small back then).
He was visiting his cousin and gave all the boys on our block a ride on his motorcycle while I watched from my front porch.
I decided I wanted a ride too so I walked across the street and asked if he gave girls a ride on his motorcycle.
He, of course, said, “Yes!”
When we returned from our ride all of the boys including my two brothers were complaining Randy gave me a longer ride.
What Randy said next made me swoon. “She’s prettier than any of you!”
That was in 1967. We married in 1971 and will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year.
Personalized Pillow for Valentine’s Day and Anniversary Gifts
Personal Creations will personalize a pillow that brings back sweet memories of how a couple met.
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Feel like making your own Valentine’s Day cards this year? This one is easy peasy and super cute!
All you need is a cute photo and candy lips.
I used foil-wrapped chocolate candy lips I found at the dollar store, but you can also use lollipop lips.
DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Instructions
Valentine’s Day is mostly about girlfriends, wives, jewelry, flowers and chocolates. That means the guys are usually left out.
How about a package for their package?!
Yep! I can’t believe I just said that! I’m talking about men’s underwear, people! And not the boring white cotton briefs either.
My husband, Randy, and I were looking for men’s workwear clothing in Duluth’s Trading Co. when we came across some men’s underwear.
I started reading the names and descriptions of the underwear and started to giggle. The giggle became a laugh and eventually turned into an all-out snort-filled, eyes crying, bent over laughter extravaganza!
My husband just stood there acting like he didn’t know me.
Judge for yourself whether these are as funny as I thought they were.
Underwear For Him That’s Too Funny
Buck Naked Underwear – Like wearing Nothing at All.
The next best thing to working in your birthday suit! Drop your drawers and go Buck Naked!
I started journaling in grade school, and I’ve done it ever since. I enjoy writing down life’s moments, both big and small, that I always want to remember.
By deciding on what to write, I’m able to reflect on my life, my thoughts, and my feelings. It’s both therapeutic and satisfying.
My husband has never journaled so he has never gotten to experience the joys or the benefits from it. This Valentine’s Day that’s going to change!
Weekly Expressions of Gratitude
I’ve gotten us a Couple’s Gratitude Journal, where each week we both write about how much we appreciate the other person. I know we appreciate each other, but this is a chance for us to do a better of expressing it regularly.Continue Reading
Maggie Louise Confections has reinvented the box of chocolates with color, personality and unique customization.
Each box has fun bite-size chocolates to celebrate everyday indulgence.
The gourmet chocolate gift boxes and luxury confections are chocolate look-a-like creations of lipsticks, lips, jewels, precious stones, coffee cups, snowmen, mittens and the list goes on and on.
Before attending a conference, I researched “things to do” in Austin and discovered Maggie Louise Confections, an Austin-based company. Continue Reading
When I think of a hammock, three things come to mind–rest, relaxation and sleep. With a portable hammock, you can enjoy those three things wherever you go!
They’re made of parachute nylon which makes them extremely soft and comfortable. It’s like sleeping in a cloud because the hammock stretches and conforms to your body.
The nylon material is also what makes them lightweight and portable, allowing them to pack down to a very compact size. A person doesn’t even have to roll or fold–simply shove the hammock back into the attached, small stuff sack.
In the stuff sack, a two-person hammock packs down to 6 inches X 9 inches. So small!
I have a confession. I tell my husband NOT to buy me flowers.
You’re probably thinking, “What’s wrong with her? Does she hate chocolate and unicorns too?”
There’s nothing wrong with me. I love flowers – just not the expensive type that comes in a vase and dies a few days later.
I’ve experienced the thrill of receiving a dozen roses or a spectacular flower arrangement, and I’m good. I treasure those memories, but I don’t need to experience them again.
I tell my husband I’d rather take the money he would have spent on flowers and go shopping with it. Yes, I’ve become practical like that.
In other words, flowers? No thank you. Instead, show me the money, honey!
Let me add, I’m not alone in this. Several of the ladies in my office agree with me and have told their husband the same thing.