Today's Valentine's Day post is perfect for my procrastinators and introverts. I've compiled a list of date night ideas you can do from the comfort of your own home. Check it out below:
1. Skill Share
Why not share something you're passionate about with the one you love? Whether it be photography, playing an instrument, or culinary gifts, the level of intimacy between teacher and student is undeniable.
2. Win Me Over
This one is a ton of fun. Especially if you love to argue a point. Prior to date night, you will select a series of topics (keep it playful). Consider subjects like, most dynamic R&B group of the 90s, best Leonardo DiCaprio movie, or the ultimate after school snack. Then, craft your argument for each topic (visual aids are encouraged). Not only do you get insight into the way your partner thinks, but, you will also, learn random, useless, trivia facts👍🏾. So, cater the topics to suit your personalities (get as spicy as you'd like) and I promise you will be thoroughly entertained.
3. Blindfolded Tasting
Are you a foodie? Can you taste the subtle notes of despair, when you've reached the bottom of your French fries? Then, you'll love this one. Get a pair of blindfolds, or use a necktie or pantyhose (a la Christian Grey). Then, prepare an assortment of foods to feed your partner. Be sure to incorporate different flavors and textures. Also, think up interesting ways to serve each item, make sure the kids aren't home😉.
This one's pretty straight forward. It's just food, and, well, the floor. Incorporate mood lighting, music, or even a movie. Make it as romantic or as raunchy as you please. Seriously, you can't mess it up. There's a reason why it's a classic.
5. Renos & Romance
This one is perfect for couples that live together. If you're good with your hands, or fancy a design challenge, try taking on a small renovation together. Create a feature wall in the family room, or reupholster that side chair in the den. Just make sure it's a project you'll work well together on (please, no power tools if you will be drinking)!
6. Paint and Portraits
Nothing says love, like immortalization. Remember that one scene in Titanic? So, break out the canvas and paint or sketchpad and get a glimpse of yourself through your partner's eyes. For some added fun, try using body paint and let your partner be the canvas (FYI this can get a bit messy).
7. Recreate The Date
A date so nice, you'd make it twice. Choose a memorable date as inspiration ( it doesn't have to be the first) and recreate a few key moments. You can get really creative, since it'll take place at home. Make the night extra special by incorporating mementos from the original date.
I hope you've found a date idea to suit you and your significant other. Remember to be creative, thoughtful and have fun! Happy Valentine's Day.
Until next time,
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. So. I've rounded up 10 gifts to show your best gal why you love her so much...
In summary, she is EVERYTHING and she deserves the best! So, be sure to celebrate your galentine this year.
Until Next time,
Is it me or did January feel extra long this year? Anyhow, we're finally in February and I'm so excited to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day. Today I'm sharing 5 things I do every Valentine's Day to cater to myself. Hopefully you'll be inspired to do something special for yourself this year!
I cannot stress how rewarding it is to honor the body in this way. There's a certain magic that occurs when we treat our vessels well. I mean the self esteem boost alone is worthwhile. Though there are endless ways to tend to the body, I focus on my nails. As someone who works with her hands, I typically don't invest in "fancy nails". However, when V-Day rolls around I make sure my fingers and toes are perfectly polished.
I truly believe that chocolate makes the heart smile (that's not medical advice 🤭). I always indulge in a sweet treat for Valentine's Day because my tastebuds deserve some love too. From gourmet goodies to decadent desserts, there's always room for a tasty delight.
There's nothing like the feeling of luxurious fabrics against the skin. Whether it be a satin pillowcase, cashmere throw, or silk pajamas, I always treat myself to a gift made of fine threads.
4. Celebrate Love
Who can resist a good love story? I'm no different. For Valentine's Day, I enjoy watching romantic movies. No matter how cheesy, I always delight in the joy a budding romance brings (even if it's not mine). Celebrating the love stories of others always helps me cherish my own.
5. Celebrate Myself
It's so easy to get bogged down by negative self-talk in this fast pace society we live in. While we should always be vigilant in quieting that voice, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to write yourself a love letter. Before I go to sleep, I write the following message (please feel free to copy):
Dear [Your name],
Thank you for...
I really like the way you...
You're so good at...
You've worked really hard on...
I'm excited to see you...
I'm proud of your...
I absolutely love your...
You have the best...
Whichever way you choose, be sure to love and honor yourself this Valentine's Day.
Until Next Time,
PLAN LIKE A PRO