Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which for many means a day dedicated to celebrating your loved ones. Whether that means going out for dinner, watching the latest movie, or maybe even letting your hair down at a singles night with your friends. It’s the perfect opportunity to show your loved ones you care – not that you should wait for this one day a year, of course! There’s no reason you can’t show people you care all year round. ๐Ÿ˜Š Especially if you haven’t been able to see them in a while. ๐Ÿ’• It’s also important to remember […]

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What My Parents Taught Me About Relationships

This blog post is in collaboration with 13 other great bloggers who have been posting related content on each of their blogs, over the past couple of weeks. You can find out more about who has been taking part at the end of this post. What My Parents Taught Me About Relationships For many of us, our parents (or guardians) are our first teachers. We grow up watching them, learning from them, and seeing how they handle everyday situations. Whether that’s how they treat their partner, how they handle arguments, or how they split the household chores, we certainly learn […]

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Unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone or, if you don’t celebrate it, Happy Thursday! One day closer to the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜Š Personally it’s never been a holiday I’ve put much time into, but when Aaron suggested we have a movie night in watching horror movies, I couldn’t say no. I’ll find any excuse to watch a horror movie to be honest, haha. So without further ado, here’s my list of unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day. My Bloody Valentine (1981) A classic slasher movie with a Valentine’s Day theme. My Bloody Valentine tells the story of Harry Warden, a miner who […]

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Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s day or ‘Galentines’ day or Happy Tuesday. Whether you’re celebrating today or not or if your single or in a relationship, I hope everyone has a good day. Ryan and I don’t celebrate much, we’re having a quiet night in watching a film (likely Deep Water Horizon), Ryan’s cooking lasagne as we’ve not had it in ages and I’m providing dessert. I’ll probably have some heart shaped napkins for the table from my party ware stash. ๐Ÿ™‚ We said we’re not doing gifts but did say we’d do cards… which will be after I finish work. Yes, Valentine’s […]

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Valentine’s Day 2016

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll give presents and maybe do some heart shaped themed baking (I love baking) but havenโ€™t celebrated much more than that. Ryan was at work today, cooking for many couples that had booked a table at the restaurant, I knew he’d be tired and hungry when he got home and decided to treat him. I cooked some chicken pesto pasta with heart shaped tricolour pasta and a little chilli powder to give it a kick. It was very good! The chilli powder was […]

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Gifts for Valentine’s Day | Homemade

I prefer homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day or homemade gifts mixed with some store bought items, such as hampers or gift baskets. Here are a few ideas for your Valentine (or Galentine). ๐Ÿ˜Š Hampers and gift baskets The hamper above was made for Valentine’s Day 2012 and it mostly consisted of novelty items, some chocolates and small items of clothing (socks, boxer shorts etc). As well as a “date night jar” (inspired by: Life in the greenhouse.com) and some love coupons. Date Night Jar For the date night jar I used coloured card to write down date ideas and coloured […]

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