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  • Doing anything for Valentine's Day?

    I'm probably going to buy myself a box of Russel Stovers and get each of my kids something chocolate as a treat, and we'll probably play some board games together. That's about the extent of our Valentine's celebration. I'm a single mom, so no romantic extravagance for me LOL. What about you?

  • #2
    We haven't made any plans, I doubt my husband even remembers it will be Valentines soon. I don't pressure him for gifts at the holidays. He is a give love in time and thoughtfulness type of guy anyways and makes everyday feel like valentines day. I am the one here who gives tangible gifts and all I've accomplished so far is a card LOL Enjoy your special time with your children, I always get ours chocolates and a card too!

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    • Stefanie
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      Love in time and thoughtfulness is an awesome gift to receive as well.

    • kelleyhays
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      Time & love are the best gifts!

  • #3
    My husband is meeting me for lunch but that's it for us. We've gotten small treat bags for the kids. We usually don't make a big deal about it. Next week is my son's 7th birthday so that's our big event on the horizon.

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    • Stefanie
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      7 year party sounds like fun to celebrate too.

  • #4
    I loathe valentine's day lol. we don't really even recognize it at our house! Neither one of us is very romantic though either I love him, he loves me, we both know it. we skip all the commercial stuff around v-day!

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    • Stefanie
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      I dislike the whole commercialisation as well, but love chocolate any day of the year.

  • #5
    Shockingly the gym cancelled evening classes that night so I don't have to teach yoga that night They rarely cancel classes. So since I have the night off, the hubs and I made a dinner reservation. I wouldn't have any desire to go out to dinner if we didn't have a reservation - too busy. Hubs will likely buy me some flowers and I love that splash of color in this white out season of winter.

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    • Stefanie
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      Sounds like a great evening, enjoy it!

  • #6
    I was informed the other day that for Valentine’s Day my husband has decided that he will buy ME the last few parts needed to finish building MY still. Yes. A still. For distilling my own .... essential oils. In bulk. Yeah. Definitely not making my very own craft spiced rum. It was a Christmas “gift”. You know, one of those gifts that someone else buys you because they really want it for themselves but for some reason have decided to buy it for you instead. Sigh.

    We’ll almost certainly eat in given that we’re trying to cut all dyes and artificial colors and flavors out of my son’s diet, which is fine by me. I may go troll Pinterest for fancy (Uber healthy) dinner ideas.

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    • gwany1999
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      You make your own oils? That's so interesting. I've been wanting to start using some but not sure where to start.

    • caliten
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      Ah, at this point, Jennifer ( gwany1999 ), I have not made my own oils since my still is not yet complete (it's come a long way though considering it arrived as individual pieces of metal and "some fabrication required". One of the pieces that I'll be getting, apparently, for Valentine's Day is a valve that will permit affixing the appropriate vessel for capturing essential oils. I don't know much about essential oils, except for which ones I like to use when I make soap. My local library offers access to an online class called Essential Oils 101. I'm thinking that I should check it out.... otherwise I'm learning as I go.

    • Stefanie
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      Your gift that keeps on giving/being given.
      Totally made me laugh out loud.
      I can relate.

  • #7
    Ya know, when you're 19 years old getting married on Valentine's Day seems so romantic... we didn't consider, however, that EVERYONE else is celebrating love on that day too...It's darn near impossible to get reservations anywhere and we just don't have the gumption to wait an hour or longer for a table... So, we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary comfortably at home. (Geez, we're getting old...haha). I'm gonna make some Lasagna and a pineapple upside down cake (hubby's favorite) for dinner. And I am sure Hubby will get me flowers and chocolate dipped strawberries (my favorite).

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    • caliten
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      Staying home and eating favorite foods sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate! Happy Anniversary!!

    • Stefanie
      Stefanie commented
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      Congrats on 40 years - that's amazing!

    • corrin
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      Yay for 40 years!! xx

  • #8
    We do the same thing every year - we get a heart shaped cake and heart shaped pizza to enjoy at home.

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    • Stefanie
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      Sounds easy and fun.

    • kelleyhays
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      I used to get heart shaped pizza at Papa Murphy's to cook at home, but sadly we don't have anywhere here that does heart-shaped pizzas that I know of. Guess we could always make one. Enjoy yours!!

  • #9
    Originally posted by sheana View Post
    We do the same thing every year - we get a heart shaped cake and heart shaped pizza to enjoy at home.
    We use to do heart shaped pizzas, I however found out I have a gluten allergy so the pizza stopped. I think I need to bring it back at least for the kids.

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    • ninigoesdigi
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      I'm pretty sure you can find loads of gluten-free pizza recipes on Pinterest. I don't have any allergies but I do like to browse for recipes and I stumble upon gluten-free too. I love pizza so not being able to eat them would break my heart te he he.

    • caliten
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      so we have a similar issue with gluten, but have found a couple of premade naked crusts in the freezer section that work well. Perhaps one of those could be defrosted slightly and trimmed into a heart shape?

  • #10
    Nothing fancy here either. I did prepare a surprise gift for hubby and I hope he will like it. I think he will. Maybe a dinner but no plans yet.

    What ever you all guys have planned or not I hope it's filled with love.

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    • #11
      No real plans here. I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. DH knows if he wants to impress me, bring me a rose from the gas station on some random day of the year. I do get the kinds and grandkids some candy, but except for the one I have left at home, the rest I won't see until the weekend. That means, I can go out the day after and get everything half off!!

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      • caliten
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        After Valentine's and Easter I buy Peeps on sale .... we like to let them go a little stale, because then they're perfect for roasting over a spring campfire (they don't fall off the marshmallow forks as easily!).

      • Stefanie
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        I love the way you think! Sure we aren't sisters?

      • kelleyhays
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        Nice!! I love the sales after.

    • #12
      I am so cheap, I wait for the valentine's day goodies to go on sale 50% and then buy what DD and I fancied since it was unpacked in store.
      I mentioned to Hubby that I was available if he wanted to do something and he said ok, but knowing him, no additional thought or bookings have been made.
      I love to add something special to the table for brekkie or dinner, but with 2/3 of the children living away now - I might wait until the weekend for my efforts.

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      • #13
        My DH is in Florida at a business conference while I'm here in icy cold Michigan dealing with 3 kids off of school. I think my middle son might have a basketball game on VD. Knowing him, he'll want Taco Bell for dinner. I'm thinking of taking my oldest son to look at colleges this weekend.

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        • #14
          Unfortunately, I will be out of town for work travel in Baton Rouge, LA for a couple of audits. My husband is from Italy and immigrated to the States about 4 1/2 years ago. He is an Executive Chef at his restaurant here in Florida. So, he is always SLAMMED with reservations on Valentine's Day. They already have over 120...reservations for the holiday. So, we never can enjoy "the day of". He's off work today and I'll travel out tomorrow afternoon. So, we actually exchanged gifts today. He surprised me with a dozen of the most gorgeous red roses and a box of Lindt truffles. Such a keeper and sweet sentimental soul (always).
          ---------- WENDY ----------

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          • #15
            we have no special plan, I've only bought some chocolate because my hubby loves chocolate...

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