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A single girl’s Valentine’s Day

I remember the days when Valentine’s Day was synonymous to misery. I’d tuck my head under my sheets and dreaded seeing roses, chocolates and heart-shaped balloons. The Hallmark-created holiday was a simple reminder that I was  still a  single gal in a big city.Of course, that was when I had not yet realized “single” wasn’t a bad thing at all. I soon learned that “alone” didn’t have to mean “lonely.” Suddenly, V day wasn’t so bad for this single girl. (Read more)

Five movies to watch with your sweetie this V-Day

Cozying up on the couch and watching a movie are some of the best moments in a relationship. But there can be major disagreements when deciding what to watch. Here are suggestions that are sure to please and will help you and your significant other get to the snuggling part a lot quicker this Valentine’s Day. (Read more)

A Valentine movie date with the girls

In Zai’s post, “A single girl’s Valentine’s Day,”  she suggested having a shameless date night with yourself by curling up on the couch and watching movies. I couldn’t resist sharing some great movies that will make you laugh and cry as you watch independent women and celebrate your singlehood this Valentine’s Day.  (Read more)

V-Day recipe’s you’ll thank us for

No dinner reservations for the 14th? Good! There’s nothing romantic about crowded restaurants with a two-hour wait. So, stay home and pre-heat the oven. We’ve searched the web for some nice, romantic recipes to add to your Valentine’s Day menu, and here they are. (read more)

Relationships

Five ideas you’ve never tried for Valentine’s Day

The lingerie. The chocolate. The love letters. C’mon ladies, it’s time to try something a little different for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas: Have an indoor picnik:  Skip the reservations, long lines and crowds and opt for a cute picnik at home. Spread a blanket, pack a basket with food, light some candles, and put on some tunes. (Read more)

Relationships:    

A few things I learned after dating a #^%$!

Breakups can be nasty.  Trust me, I know. Here are a couple things I learned  from mine.  Separate, but together: It’s okay to have your own, separate goals and live them out separately, but together, as well. Priorities should always be the important things: career, family, friends and happiness. It’s fine to have your own thoughts, ideas and goals, just make sure to share your experiences with that person, even if it’s just talking about it and not actually experiencing it together. (Read more)

At Home:

Tips to make it through your first move

Moving out of ma and pa’s is the first step to independency. As exciting and liberating as it may be, it takes lots of preparation – mentally, emotionally and physically. Here’s a guide for surviving your first move. Getting from point A to point B: Once you’ve packed, figure out how you will get your belongings to your new place, and who will help you (oh, and you will need help!) You can ask friends and family for help, or you can rent a moving truck and movers. Some truck rentals allow you to travel one way and drop off the truck in a location near your new home, which is something to think about if you’re traveling a long distance. And, if you’re moving because of business, ask your employer if they cover moving expenses. (Read more)

Fashion & Beauty

Timeless DOs & DON’Ts

Don’t be afraid to wear a little animal print at work. Make it subtle, but noticeable. Perhaps a pair of leopard pumps, or a zebra under shirt. In our book, animal print never goes out of style. It all depends how you wear it. (Read more)

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