Valentines Day GIFS [Part 2: Couples]

When you meet someone, your first Valentine’s Day together is extremely special. Yesterday, I posted GIFS that cover what it feels like to be single on Valentine’s Day. Today’s post is covering the same idea, but for couples. As I mentioned yesterday, “Singles Awareness Day” can leave some of us involved couples feeling a little guilty about what we post and share on social media. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay, single people can handle it. Single does not equate to pitiful. Instead of holding back, dive in to all the wonderful feelings of being/falling in love. Here’s what Valentine’s Day is like for new couples!

When You Really Like Them, Face It… You’re Awkward

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But It’s Okay… You’re Both a Little Awk at First

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& You’re Impressed By Anything They Do

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Literally Anything

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You Want to Get Serious

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Because They Make You Feel Like This All The Time

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So You Dive In

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You’re In Love, But Too Scared To Say It First

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And Then Things Get Real

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There Are Days You Don’t Want Them to Even Leave the Room

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& There Are Days You Just Have to Do You

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& It’s Nice Having Someone To Vent To

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So You Appreciate Them

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And Everything Feels Just Right

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Sherrie Carter
 

Valentines Day GIFS [Part 1: Singles]

Valentine’s Day can be a little irritating if you’re single, or it can be a fun night out. It all depends on your current mood that day. Yes, I’m currently involved, but I’ve been single many-a-Valentines-Day. I know how this day feels from both ends. Even if you’re completely content being single, it can be difficult to watch happy couples frolic about in front of your face. It’s why they call it “Single Awareness Day”. Here are a few GIFs that perfectly capture what it’s like to be single on Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned for our next post, which covers Valentine’s Day for couples!

You Don’t Need Anyone, You Feel Confident

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You’re Making Plans to REMAIN Single

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But That Doesn’t Mean You’re Thrilled to Hear What All The Couples Are Doing Tonight…

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Even Though You’re Having The Time of Your Life…

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Because It Can Get A Little Lonely…

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But You Remember That Being Alone is Refreshing

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Until You Meet Someone You Can’t Resist

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Then You End Up Here

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And Then You Experience Valentine’s Day in a Whole New Way

Happy ValenVINE’s Day

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!

There’s nothing wrong with Netflix

Yep. I’ve been there.

A really, really mean (but funny) way to say “no”.

Do NOT try this at home

That’s One Way to Get Married on Valentine’s Day

I’ve never seen anything more true in my entire life

Aw, What A Cute couple

Taking Love Too Far

What’s Wrong with This? We Do It!

The Secret to a Perfect Relationship



 
 

Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

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.

Say Anything

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.
 

The Notebook

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.
 



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Last-Minute DIY Valentines Day Gifts

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



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Dating Tips from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. [Happy Valentine’s Day]

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

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If You Keep Getting The Same Result, Change Your Behavior Patterns

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It’s Important To Know Your Worth

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And Your Flaws

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Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things

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But Be Honest & Let Them Down Gently If You’re Not Into It

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Embrace Who You Are

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When You Do, You’ll Meet Someone Really Special

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And They’ll Always Surprise You

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But It Won’t Always Be Easy

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So Always Say How You Really Feel

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Sometimes You Should Just Apologize, Even if You Feel You’re Not Wrong

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But You SHOULD Admit When You KNOW You Were Wrong

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Don’t Blame a Gender for What’s Happened Before

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Sherrie Carter
 

The Best Commercials From Yesterday’s Game!

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!

Doritos

Well that’s one way to induce labor…

Hyundai

Kevin Hart is a hilariously terrifying dad…

HEINZ

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



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Love Songs to Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special

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”
 

 



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Mardi Gras DIY Projects

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

Bead Centerpieces

Mardi Gras Wreath

Mardi Gras Centerpiece

Mardi Gras Candles

Mardi Gras Topiaries



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

DIY Projects to Celebrate Lent

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 Challenge

Palm Cross

Lent Word Search

The Lenten Tree



 
 
Sherrie Carter