Valentine’s Day Dresses and Gifts

Ever since I can remember I have loved Valentine's Day. It's my Dad's birthday.  But, I think it is the burst of color in an otherwise dreary mid-winter slump that breaks through all pink and red and totally sweet that makes me love the holiday so much.  Even if it is totally made up and super commercialized. @brittney-burnett Recently, H asked me what I wanted to do for the day and I shrugged and said, "Meh, I don't care. Nothing?"  People, this is how we know I'm not myself.  It's not me sulking about the no sugar rule I'm on or that I feel like I can't buy gifts because I'm not working. It's that I just can't seem to muster excitement for anything these days.  Mid-winter slump or sick of being sick? Probably a bit of both. I may not be able to indulge in candy this … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Gift Guide

I love all the pink puffy heart parts of Valentine's Day. The red decor.  The candy.  The pop of color in an otherwise dull winter.  Long ago, when I was in high school I created my own valentines and gave them out to my friends to help brighten their day. Now, I just hope that I don't eat all the chocolate that comes into my house via the kids. BUT, I felt we needed to address the V-Day Gift Guide sitch. This gift guide isn't about you or is it? Gift giving is about what the gift receiver wants. Honestly, Valentine's Day for guys? It's kind of a joke. It's lame. They don't care about shaving sets or candy.  Another pair of heart-printed whatever?  Nope. So, file this under racy and check out my picks from, a lingerie site that caters to a wide variety of tastes and … [Read more...]

Last Minute Valentines Gifts from Massage Envy

We've talked about the importance of spoiling ourselves on Valentines day and I took it totally to heart.  I booked my next monthly facial (all part of my year-long plan) and a massage at my local Massage Envy.  If you haven't been to one of their locations then you are missing out! I checked out my local Manassas one just this week.     Rates for a introductory massage start at $59 and the introductory facial starts at $69. How can you beat those prices?  There a many options to choose from when you pick out your massage, including hot stone therapy, sport and more (prices vary on the option and length).  When it comes to facials they are done according to your skincare needs using a wide array of Murad products.  I could not wait to begin because let's face facts this … [Read more...]

Why You Should Spoil Yourself This Valentine’s Day

If you think you need to wait around for someone special in your life to buy you something gorgeous this Valentine’s Day, you’re wrong! Give some love to yourself this year - you deserve it. Here are some fantastic ideas for self-pampering and why you SHOULD spoil yourself this Valentine's Day. Get a Makeover Being a mom is a full-time job that doesn’t leave much time for you to spend on beauty and skincare. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do it. Ask yourself what makes you feel special when it comes to beauty: is it getting a makeover that boosts your self-confidence, getting a fab new haircut that makes you feel beautiful, or buying yourself a luxurious skincare product? Once you know, go out and do it for yourself! Caring for yourself and looking your best is really … [Read more...]

I HEART Valentines Day

First things first, I absolutely adore Valentines Day. It's my Dad's birthday, there's a total excuse to make up some yummy dessert and I love a good pink and red combination. While I might want a subscription to this for the big pink, puffy heart day- I'm totally crushing on the Chevy Colorado right now. And I never tire of macarons, especially chocolate ones. … [Read more...]