January 31, 2009

Valentine's Day Ideas

I don't know about you, but Valentine's Day has snuck up on me and I can't believe it's 2 weeks away. I started to think about ideas of what I can do for my husband. It's going to be a little hard to get some alone time, as we have a toddler. Yet, I think I will practice what I preach and do a couple of these ideas I'm about to indulge you with.

Whether you're a man or a woman, hopefully there is something on this list that you can do for the one you love. I realize a lot of these are "duh" ideas, but sometimes we need reminding of the many ways we can say "I love you."

Say I Love You Like This...

• Leave a handwritten note in your love's vehicle for them to find on Valentine's Day. Better yet, you can write a note on a heart shaped post it pad, and if you're doing this for your wife, she can keep the post its on her desk at home or at work to remind her of the wonderful words. (You can find these at your office supply store or even Wal-Mart or Target.)

• Prepare your love's favorite meal. Even if you don't know how to make it, try and find a recipe that's easy to follow. Your love will appreciate the effort. For extra points, you can also make breakfast :) One place I love to go to for easy-to-follow, feasible recipes is Taste of Home's website. There you can sort through low-cal, low-fat, diabetic-friently, quick and easy meals!

• Treat your honey to a spa treatment. Even just one aspect of the spa will relax them. Either a back rub, a hot bath, or for you men...treat your woman with a manicure. Use a scrub on her hands, try painting her finger nails and then massaging her hands with lotion afterwards. My favorite hand lotion is from Bath and Body Works. It smells wonderful and again it makes as a great gift!

• Create a list of 10 or more reasons why you fell in love with, and are still in love with, your other half. If you elaborate with a sentence or two on each, I'm certain it will melt their heart.

• Set a mood. Create an atmosphere. Build a love-nest. If you have a child or children, this may be something you have to do when they go to bed. Wherever you decide to do this, stage is beautifully. Who cares if it ends up being cliches. Use tea light candles all around the room, have fresh flowers (not even necessarily roses), many pillows for lounging, a bottle of wine or champagne, some breath mints and some really nice chocolates (save the Hershey's Kisses for the kids..I'm talking Dove, Ghirardelli or Godiva:) Use this time to have soft conversation or making out. If it leads to more, than great. If not, just enjoy the time you had snuggling close.

• Surprise your love with an impromptu slow dance. Music is optional! They will be caught off guard, and sure it's a little silly at first, but everyone could use a little giggle and spontaneity.

• Hold hands any chance you get. Again, this may seem silly at first, but the more you touch, the closer you'll become plus it's a sure-fire way to de-stress. Don't believe me? Check out this article on WebMD.

• Look and smell your absolute best. Brush your pearly whites, shave, slather on that yummy smelling lotion, put your best perfume or cologne on, and get your hair done or for men, cut. Women, put on your sexiest lingerie, false lashes and high heels on...stilettos if you got em! Perhaps buying some new lingerie would get your confidence up and help you to feel your perkiest :) (Beautiful, curvacious women, this one's for you.) It's always fun to feel sexy!

1 comment:

Alana Gwinner said...

these are great ideas! :)