If you follow our blog, you know how much I love vine. I love it enough to honor it on the day you should appreciate those you love. Sure I love my family, dog, and boyfriend, but Vines too hold a special place in my heart. They’re hilarious and these people are extremely funny. So here you have it…. my favorite valenVINEs!
Whether you’re single, dating, or married, a Valentine’s Day movie night is the way to go. Curl up with a blanket, a warm drink and a great movie buddy (significant other, pet, or comfy pillow), and watch some of the most emotionally captivating movies ever made. These flicks will leave you with with feel-good tears and good conversation. There are so many great movies out there, but I’ve limited it to some of my favorite go-to movies for date night.
This 80’s classic starring John Cusack is one of the most romantic things I’ve ever seen. Although the plot is pretty straightforward, this movie offers a unique and memorable moment. I’m talking about John Cusack holding a boombox outside his lover’s window after a breakup.
The Silver Linings Playbook
Two people recovering from extreme circumstances meet and develop a strong bond. Snarky remarks and sassy comebacks create hilarious and adorable tension between the two.
Of course this made the list! An old man reads a love story to a woman with dementia. In this story, a young couple fights the odds to be together.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
After a rough breakup, two ex-lovers try to erase eachother from their memories. Upon doing this, they realize they don’t want to erase them at all. Oh, yes… you WILL cry!
Gone with the Wind
If you have half a day to relax on the couch, watch this classic love story of the old south.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
An unnamed narrorator develops a friendship with American Geisha “Holly Golightly”, who is comfortable with her unique lifestyle.
A Walk to Remember
This is an adorable story of a popular guy and a nerdy girl who come together against the odds, with a touching twist.
There’s about a week left until Valentine’s Day. If you’re stuck on finding the perfect gift, try adding one of these easy and adorable last-minute DIY gifts to your plans. Nothing says “I Love You” more than spending time and effort creating a beautiful, tasty gift for your beau. From candy baskets to date coupons, you can come up with something incredibly sweet to set the mood. Check out some of my favorite Valentine’s Day projects below!
Personalize Crossword Puzzle
A Gift for All 5 Senses
52 Things I Love About You
A Bouquet of Sweets
You Float My Boat
You’re Quite the Catch
With Valentine’s Day coming up, you may be on the hunt for a new beau… or you might be planning a date night for you and your beau. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged, or married, you can learn a lot from the cast of FRIENDS. There’s a reason this show was so popular. It’s not only hilarious, but it also has a lot of AHA! moments. I honestly think most of us are better daters becuase of this show’s thats-so-true comedy. See what I mean with the GIFS below! Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s Okay to Want Someone
If You Keep Getting The Same Result, Change Your Behavior Patterns
It’s Important To Know Your Worth
And Your Flaws
Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things
But Be Honest & Let Them Down Gently If You’re Not Into It
Embrace Who You Are
When You Do, You’ll Meet Someone Really Special
And They’ll Always Surprise You
But It Won’t Always Be Easy
So Always Say How You Really Feel
Sometimes You Should Just Apologize, Even if You Feel You’re Not Wrong
But You SHOULD Admit When You KNOW You Were Wrong
Don’t Blame a Gender for What’s Happened Before
Today, the internet is filled with people who were disappointed in the commercials from yesterday. However, I noticed for everyone who thought they weren’t great, there were more people who loved them. That’s just how life works. More people are likely to complain than they are to praise. The party I was at and my newsfeed show that a lot of people enjoyed everything about last night’s game. Personally, I look forward to the commercials as much as the whole game. These commercials are quite expensive, so you can be sure that marketing teams put a lot of time, effort, and money into making you feel. These prime-time commercials will resonate with you, whether they make you laugh, cry, or scream. I did all three several times yesterday. Below, you can watch clips of my favorites. Share your thoughts or favorites in our comments section at the bottom!
Well that’s one way to induce labor…
Kevin Hart is a hilariously terrifying dad…
Everything bad goes away when you see this commercial…
The Bud Light Party
Seth Rogen & Amy Schumer Give a Motivational Speech…
Hyundai – Ryanville
I want to live here…
T-Mobile & Steve Harvey #BALLOGIZE
Avocados from Mexico
The blue and gold dress that caused the civil war
Hyundai – The Chase
Music speaks the words we can’t say. It sends a message that we’re not always sure how to deliver. A really sweet way to show you care on Valentine’s Day is with a song. If you’re musically talented, try to cover a beautiful love song for your beau. If you’re like me and tone-deaf to high heaven, you could always play this song as you give your beau his or her gifts. I’m a big fan of sending songs to friends, family, and my S.O. to show how much I care. Sometimes, I’ll leave a little note of lyrics for them to find and smile at. Check out some of my favorite love songs.
Somewhere Only We know – Keane
I love this song becuase it captures the beauty of vulnerability when it comes to love. I cry, every.single.time.
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “Oh simple thing, where have you gone, I’m getting old and I need something to rely on”
All of Me – John Legend
This song is gorgeous and extraordinarly moving. It’s so real. It capture the beauty of loving someone just as they are… flaws and all. The sweetest part of this video is John Legend films it with his wife Chrissy Teagan, so the love you’re watching is 100% authentic.
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “All your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections”
Only You – YAZ
This song has been a favorite of mine for over a decade now. It’s got high energy, sweet lyrics, and a fun beat. You can’t top this one!
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “All I needed was the love you gave”
Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips
This next one actually has a special place in my heart, because it was sent to me after a date. Not only is the music captivating, but the lyrics are especially sweet and deep. Reserve this song for someone who truly deserves it.
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “Do you realize?, that you have the most beautiful face. Do you realize?, we’re floating in space.”
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
This pop hit drove me nuts when it first came out. It played every twenty minutes and I never wanted to hear it again. Then I actually listened to the words and realized she perfectly captured what it feels like to be in love. She gets it.
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “It starts in my soul & I lose all control…When you kiss my nose the feeling shows”
Bonus Song – Crush’d – Say Anything
This is a beautiful song Max Bemis wrote for his wife Sherri. When you see my favorite lyric below, you’ll completely understand why I just had to throw this one in here.
Lyrics That Will Punch You In The Heart: “Quite sure you love me, Sherri. Quite sure I love you too”
It’s almost time for Party Gras! Fat Tuesday 2016 is quickly approaching and you need some great decor for your party! I recently highlighted a selection of our best Mardi Gras decor. While I chose some seriously gorgeous items from our store, I would like to include some DIY decorations you could make. There’s a certain charm to handmade decor that I just cannot resist. Check out some of my favorite Mardi Gras projects from Pinterest!
Fluer De Lis Door Swag
Hand Painted Mardi Gras Wine Glass
Wine Bottle Lights
Mardi Gras Swag
Mardi Gras Wreath
Mardi Gras Centerpiece
Mardi Gras Candles
Mardi Gras Topiaries
Lent is an important holiday, but it can also be fun! For young kids, the message and meaning of lent are sometimes lost. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate, have fun, and teach the kids about the truth of lent, then read on! I’ve highlighted some great projects from Pinterest. I even remember some of these from childhood, and I always loved making the calendars and sacrifice lists. Be sure to check them out and share some of your favorite lent recipes in our comments section below!
Lent in a Bag
40 Days of Decluttering
Stones of Lent
Lent Prayer Station
Printable Stations of The Cross
Lent Word Search
The Lenten Tree
If you celebrate lent, you’re probably looking for ideas for your meat-free days. While lent is meant to be a time of sacrifice, that doesn’t mean you need to forgo your healthy and protein sources. This is especially true if you’re doing it my way, which is no meat for the full 40 days of lent. If you’re up for an adventure, learn how to cook some delicious vegetarian and pescatarian friendly recipes! Not only will this make it easier when you skip the meat, but you’ll also pick up a skill. Learning how to cook is fun, and knowing a few vegetarian friendly recipes will come in handy when hosting parties or attending pot-luck events. Check out some of these delicious recipes I found and plan to make this year. You’ll see a lot of portobello mushrooms and quinoa on this list because…. UH THEY’RE DELICIOUS. Do you have a favorite meat-free recipe? Share it with me in the comments section below. I’ll surely be grateful for the meal option!
Pescatarian Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon
Pescatarian Garlic Parmesan Halibut
Vegetarian Portobello Fajitas
Vegetarian Mexican 3 Bean Salad
Vegetarian Quinoa Stir Fry
Vegetarian Portobello Cheesesteaks
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Between holidays, your mantle and table may feel empty. Fortunately, there are plenty of attractive table top decorations that work well for any season. Create a beautiful mantle scene or centerpiece for the dining table with unique table toppers that reflect your style and personality. Below, I’ve chosen some table top decorations from our store that complement a variety of styles. Click each photo to learn more about that item. We’d love to see the scenes you create; share your photos in the comments section below!