My Valentine’s Day 2021

So my hubby and I don’t really make it a big deal to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But we figured that this is our first V Day living in a new city, new home, new everything pretty much lol. So we wanted to take advantage of this holiday and celebrate!

We decided last minute that we wanted to try and go bowling. Unfortunately every place was packed so we just decided to stay home lol. And yes we’re being safe out there for those who are wondering lol.

We ended up ordering dinner from a nice local restaurant and ate it at home while watching a movie. We loved all the food that we ordered so we are definitely ordering from them again!!! Here are a few pictures of what we ordered!

Crab stuffed shrimp, fried Brussels sprouts, bbq corn, and biscuits
Hubby had steak and scallops
This was one of our appetizers. It was pork belly with corn. OMG amazing!
All the other food we ordered!

I also told hubby that all he has to get me is a bouquet of flowers, I didn’t want roses because I wanted to be different lol. So check out what he got for me!

I loved it! And the strawberries were delicious too! Yum!

Funny story is that I planned to make my own chocolate covered strawberries so when I saw his strawberries I was surprised, but I definitely wasn’t complaining! Haha! Here are how my strawberries turned out!

I used Hershey’s chocolate to coat the strawberries. So delicious!

So I have to say that I enjoyed my V Day! Did you do anything for Valentine’s Day?!

5 Ways To Love Yourself On Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with fresh flowers, chocolates, and heartfelt V-day cards. Well for those that don’t have a Valentine or for those that just don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, here’s an idea to still make the best of this romantic day! And that is to show yourself some love!

I want to share with you 7 Ways To Love Yourself On Valentine’s Day!

Go Shopping

Treat yourself and go on a little shopping spree! Shop for an item or a few items that’ll put a smile on your face!

Pamper Yourself

Buy your favorite flowers and display in a lovely vase for you to admire! Or go above and beyond and get a nice manicure and pedicure! You can also have an at home spa day: take a nice bubbly bath with Epsom salt and your favorite bath bomb!

For men, pamper yourself by getting a fresh haircut! You can even get a pedicure to relax a bit or even buy a new pair of shoes!

Date Yourself

Have a date night at home with yourself dressed in your most comfy sweatpants. Order a delicious meal from your favorite takeout spot! Put your phone to the side, pour some wine or grab a beer, and binge on every movie your celebrity crush has ever appeared in!

Rediscover Your Passion

Think about what makes you feel excited! Indulge in that hobby that you’ve been putting off for months or try something totally new and different, whatever floats your boat!

Another way to rediscover your passion is to revisit your goals, break them down into smaller tasks to add a little ease to accomplishing your goals!

Make a List of 10 Things You Love About Yourself Everyday

Think about your strengths, what you’re skilled in, how you treat people, etc. Write out 10 things that you love about yourself and once they’re written, read them aloud in front of the mirror (when you read aloud you are improving your memory). So the list of things that you love about yourself will become embedded in your memory and will add to your self confidence!

I hope you enjoy spending time with your most favorite person this Valentine’s Day! =)

Fun And Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas For Couples!

Valentine’s Day is approaching very soon! Do you know what romantic gift you’re going to buy for your special someone?! Have you planned an exciting getaway?!

If you’re still wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day, check out how these entrepreneurs have experienced Valentine’s Day throughout the years in their relationships and what they actually plan on doing this year! Hopefully this will give you some ideas on how to enjoy this romantic holiday! Also they’ve shared some background about their blog, websites, and current projects they’re working on! Check it out! 😊

WritefullySoBrittany

Since becoming an adult, Valentine’s Day is one of the holidays that I forget about until it’s near. I remember when I was younger, Valentine’s Day was a big deal. I remember getting teddy bears and candy in high school and thinking those were the sweeeeetest gestures! Even in college, my husband (boyfriend at the time) and I would go all out for each other. Extravagant gifts, chocolate, cards, the whole nine. I miss those carefree days sometimes!

Now that I am an adult, with bills lol, Valentine’s Day is not as important as it used to be. I don’t even think my husband and I celebrated last year because we closed on our house 3 days later. We were so busy with preparing for that, it kinda got forgotten about. This Valentine’s Day, I think we’re just going to go out to dinner and enjoy each other’s company. We will probably get each other small gifts or maybe chocolate. I hope he gets me an edible arrangement *hint hint*.

My husband and I spend a lot of time together. However, our jobs get in the way of that. So over the years, I have started to appreciate time spent more than gifts. I can honestly say that I am excited about going to dinner with my husband in the middle of the week. I will probably go the extra mile and get dolled up. It’s the little things that matter! Maybe I will make more of an effort for us to have outings during the week. Time is so precious and I want to make sure that I am making the most out of it! To all those reading, enjoy your Valentine’s Day! Remember the gifts aren’t important, embrace the moment!

WritefullySoBrittany is my blog where I share stories about life, love, and natural hair! I also have a YouTube channel all about natural hair & styling, advice videos, and a few challenges! WritefullySoBrittany

 

Talk City To Me

Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday this year, when both me and my husband get out of work late. So we will celebrate on Saturday by going to Le Boudoir – quiet sensual speakeasy bar in Brooklyn at 135 Atlantic Ave. I can’t think of a better place for a cocktail date. Check their social media for live music events.

Talk City To Me instagram page is to inspire New Yorkers to see more and do more in the city to get the most out of living here and not let our city tax go to waste 😅.

Photographed: me enjoying champagne at Le Boudoir.”

Donnie G – HusbandsandFathers

My wife and I have been together for almost 11 years, and we have been married 9 of those years! Early on in our relationship Valentine’s Day was a huge deal but now not so much. As we got older and wiser we started to realize we were wasting money on Valentine’s Day because everything “love themed” seemed to be priced a little higher than usual times. Now we have a new way to Valentine’s Day.

We prefer to spend Valentine’s Day at home watching movies or relaxing away from all the busyness the day brings. We don’t even exchange gifts unless they are inexpensive or homemade. Our ultimate goal is to treat each other like everyday is a Valentine’s day of sorts. I don’t want a day to tell me I should show my spouse love and pamper her because sadly this is the only day all year some guys attempt to be “romantic.” I hope to show my gratitude for my spouse every single day, and give her my whole heart not just candy ones!

On my website, I talk about the importance of being strong and courageous husbands and fathers. I do this in hopes of helping men have a better understanding of how to pray, protect, and provide for our families. Aiming to become better servants for the sake of the ones we love dearly! BetterHusbandAndFather Website

Husband And Father’s Instagram

Candidly Kami

Because my wife and I live in NY City I prefer to book a hotel room a few hours outside of the city to escape the chaos for a weekend. While away from the city I plan things for my wife and I to do, like going to the movies, out to small diners within the town or just lounge in a local park on what we call a “car date”. Most times we end up just lying in the hotel room for days just enjoying the silence and each other’s company. Of course I do the normal things like buy her flowers, chocolates and bears but we’ve been together for so long every year gets a little more intricate to plan. For our first married Valentine’s Day, I have a few tricks up my sleeve! Some things my wife specifically asked for and other things that I feel she deserves for working so hard. I also have backup plans in case the weather decides to intrude on those plans! This Valentine’s Day will definitely be one to remember.

Candidly Kami is a photography business I started about a year ago. I initially started taking photographs as a hobby and in that I discovered I have a passion for it, so with the encouragement of family and friends I decided to make a business out of it.

My focus at the moment is street photography and building my brand through attending events and bringing my camera, literally, whenever and wherever I can. Since starting this business I have received an Associate’s degree in technical photography and I am enrolling in classes to better learn and perfect my craft.

Over the past year, I have shot birthday parties for friends, photoshoots, and other family functions. In the upcoming months, I plan to do a wedding, develop more creative ways to use my camera and, overall better my craft while building my brand. You can follow my Instagram page Candidly Kami, and my business page on Facebook.

Something LIghT

I will always prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my wife. That’s all I need. When she graduated from the same university I attended a year before me, we had to celebrate Valentine’s Day from a distance and that was incredibly hard. Something about celebrating our love and being so far apart was heartbreaking. Valentine’s Day is about appreciation and I think on this particular day, I’m just a little more grateful than I am any other day. I enjoy being in her presence; she is a radiant person and if I can absorb just a little bit of that radiance for myself I am satisfied.

While I’m also a wife, I just launched a podcast called “Something LIghT”, which anyone can follow Something Light Podcast. It was never something I planned to do or even had an interest in, but I have a wonderful co-host/friend who supported a direction I didn’t even know I was moving in. What I want people to take from my episodes is the energy. You don’t have to agree with my viewpoints, who I am or what I stand for but if you take some of that positive, loud energy and find the strength to keep growing as a person and trusting your process, I’m okay with that. Ani C. the host is a personality and while everything I am saying is facts, I’m still trusting my process too. I also have a blog called Hidden Sugah , which people can follow as well!

 

Here Are A Few Other Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

-Order a bouquet of lovely flowers! 1800 Flowers

-Gift baskets full of goodies! Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets

-Great ideas for gifts for men! Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Men

-Chocolate covered fruits and other treats! Click the link for all your options. Edible Arrangements Treats

-Don’t forget to check Groupon as well for great deals on restaurants and other special treats! Groupon Deals

Hello February!

I cant believe it’s February already! Time keeps flying by! I hope everyone is still keeping up with their New Year Resolutions!

I’ve been doing my best to trying to continue doing my at home workouts at least twice a week. Sometimes I get lazy but what I’ve been doing recently is doing workouts and/or stretches during the time that I’m watching a tv show or movie. It’s actually been working out well for me too!

Another resolution I had was to learn how to relax and have “me” time. I like being productive when I have “down” time but I tend to go overboard and overload myself with too many things to do. So I took a chill pill and now have a better balance of productivity and relaxation time under control LOL!

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy this month and keep up the good work with sticking to your New Year Resolutions! 😊