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Send Saint Valentine Love for Kids with Hershey’s

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Saint Valentine for Kids

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Saint Valentine noticed birds pairing on the second week of February, so the story goes. That everyone began to partner and find mates. That true love would begin and became apparent. This story is attributed to Saint Valentine, and it later evolved into the proper day for consecrated lovers to send love letters and tokens of their feelings. The customs have been broader now to not only include our “lovers’ but the people whom we love. I can remember a time not so long ago when I received those candy valentines with a letter written on it. I still have some, but the truth is the most memorable Valentines I receive come from my children and those from my parents when I was a child.Continue reading

Valentines Tradition in America

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Valentines Tradition in America

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What are the Valentines Tradition in America? That is the questions my children asked me after they asked me what family traditions we have as a family unit. It got me thinking of our tradition of a unique Valentines idea. Then it inspired me to add to my family tradition with another layer of tasty fun. Continue reading

Valentines Day DIY Gifts Kids Can Make: Rice Sock Heating Pad

Valentines Day DIY Gifts Kids Can Make

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Looking for a great Valentines Day diy gift kids can make? Then you should try these super cute Sock heating pads! Don’t you always have a lonely sock that gets shoved in the back of the drawer hoping one day you will find it’s mate? Yep me too! My 5 year old wanted to make a Valentines Day gift for for grandmother, so I found something easy for her to do, and a way to use things we already had! Now, I know the photo above isn’t perfect, but, it will be perfect for the person that is receiving it, and my 5 year old was very excited to make it herself! So if you wanted them to be perfect, you could always make them yourself! Continue reading

Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when You’re on a Budget

Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when you’re on a budget

Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when You're on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is one of those days that you either love or hate. When you were young child you either loved receiving a ton of cards in your box or you dreaded opening your box to see if you got any. As a teenager you either loved of the spectacle surrounding the new feelings you were experiencing or all you felt was angst about the entire mess that is adolescence/young adulthood. In your 20s Valentine’s Day can mean so many things depending on where you’re at on your journey. By the time you are a parent it can take on a whole new life. The roles of “Husband” and “Wife” are now blurry with the roles of “Father” and “Mother”. After many years together it can also be difficult to think of something new and exciting to show that you care. The cynical view that some corporation is just trying to get you to use your hard earned money to buy love and affection practically has you wearing a tin foil hat. Inevitably, this once intimate occasion has now become a Pinterest nightmare.Continue reading

February 10, 2015

Massage Coupons

Massage Coupons

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If you know one thing about us. You know that our relationship is built on give and take. I do not mean I give an attitude and my husband just takes it. What I mean is making time for one another and doing special things is the way you can really make sure you are giving instead of always taking. I do believe there is a love tank and if you do not take the time to do romantic things for your partner then you will end up with an out of touch relationship.  These Massage Coupons will help your partner tell you when they need your touch or require some attention.

I had these massage coupons made because the one thing that my husband always asks for when he has had a bad day is a forehead rub. I often am very caught up in everything that goes on between 6- 8pm. I figured some times I just need to stop and focus on my husband when he needs the attention the dishes can wait and the kids will survive if dinner is 15 minutes late.

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This is just another great stay at home date idea. Oh, Did you see our post on how to surprise your special someone preparing for a massage. We have a checklist and some hint cards. The secret to a healthy relationship is to adore your partner and keeping them guessing with what gift you will give next is not only fun but it a perfect tip for a successful relationship.

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Well the coupons are great but knowing how to give a massage is a skill you can learn. I went through the melt class online and it has improved my skills. I can tell you my husband said it was the best money ever spent and it was cheaper than dinner out. Melt Massage class it is the gift that keeps giving sign up to make your partner melt.

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February 9, 2015

Real Life Love Story

Real Life Love Story

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I love a good love story. I am not sure why. I guess we all like to believe or live with love. I asked my readers awhile ago to submit their love stories. I was so grateful that I did. It helped me to realize that love has a funny way of changing us all for the better. I know my greatest love story is the moment I became a mom nothing has or will have compare to that love story. I would love to share your real life love story just email it to me [email protected] subject love story. I will try my best to share it.

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Real Life Love Story

Inter-Knot-  Written by Jennifer

I was never much of one for computers or technology so I wasn’t one of the people whom was overly excited about the internet. I admit I tinkered around with some online games but as far as instant messaging, heck no!!!! That was scary to me, not knowing who was really on the other end of the screen. I had a dear friend that joined the service and turns out our only means of communication would be through a West Virginia chat room. Boo to that idea. I reluctantly logged onto the room and pretty soon every perv in the world was messaging me. It was all the same, A/S/L, over and over again and it became annoying.

 

It was a hot June day in 2006, I remember it well because I had worked a double shift. I came in, showered and started dinner. The kids were going to my ex-husbands for the weekend. We had been divorced for eight years and he finally started to keep his daughter one weekend a month like he was suppose to, my son however, is not his biologically but he never treated him as so. Anyway, dinner was done, kiddos on their way so I am all alone. Huh!! I turned on my computer to play a couple of word games then it happened. I hear the infamous ding of an instant message. I ignored it, Another ding. Persistent I tell you, he was persistent!!! I looked at the magic little box and it was a name that I hadn’t recognized. It simply said, “Hi.” I replied with a “Hi” and then the conversation went on from there. He asked how I was doing and I asked him the same. The conversation didn’t last long maybe all of twenty minutes. He messaged me every day from that point always asking how my day was. This went on for about four weeks then finally we exchanged numbers. He called and I swear I fell in love with his voice that very moment!!! He is Brazilian but lived in Los Angeles his entire life. My God if you could only hear that accent. It melted in my ears. I was always partial to men with accents but holy cow, tall, dark, handsome and with an accent, he was like my dream man!!!! When we spoke he made fun of my southern accent, but later confessed he thought it was cute.

 

He became my best friend over a course of about four years. No romantic involvement, just my best friend. How could we be romantic anyway when he lived 2700 miles away. I accepted that we were friends but I think I always wanted more. We talked about everything, he knew my life and I knew his. He was always so polite and ever so faithful to ask me how my day was. Then in 2010 he told me he loved me. Now mind you I had fallen in love with him years before. I love you to I told him back. We were a couple. We had a long distance relationship like no other. We still hadn’t seen each other face to face for Pete sakes, but it was love.

 

In 2010 I booked my flight for Los Angeles, February 25th, his birthday!!! We were going to meet. I was so excited I could hardly contain it. I arrived at LAX, made my way to the baggage claim and as I came down the escalator there he stood!!!! He had my favorite flower, a tulip, and the biggest smile I have ever seen on a man in my life. We hugged and then were on our way. It wasn’t scary or strange to me, I already knew him. We spent the next ten days in California living like the couple we were. I was so happy. He smiled as he showed me everything there and what he did in a typical day. I fell in love with him even more. Then March 5th it was time for me to leave and come back to West Virginia. I cried and cried because I didn’t want to leave him there. He cried and cried because I had to leave him there. I made my way back home and greeted my children, oh how I missed them. We settled in and I told them all about my little mommy-vacation. They inquired if I was sad to leave him there and when I was going back. I told them I didn’t know, I had work and so many other obligations at home. My heart was breaking but I tried to keep it under control.

 

He called me when I got settled and we were still both crying. We both knew we were meant to be together as a couple and being apart was just not an option for either of us. He asked me if it would be alright if he left California and moved to West Virginia!!! Alright!!!!!!! That was the best idea he had to date. I began to feel selfish though. How would it be fair to him to leave everything he has ever known, his friends his family and his life to move 27oo miles to be with me? On April 22nd, 2010, I was back on a plane to Los Angeles, one way flight, I went back to get my true love!!! We packed up his car and drove across the United States back to West Virginia all because he loved me so unconditionally that he couldn’t live without me and I the same. It is now 2013 and we are still a couple, still in love and soon will be husband and wife. He still looks at me out of the blue and smiles and just simply says, “Hi.”

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