all of this pondering about how on earth to celebrate Valentine’s day gave me the perfect inspiration for this post! Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be cancelled this year – all it takes is thinking a little creatively and swallowing the annoyance of yet another holiday possibly transforming into a virtual event…
one of my favourite things about Valentine’s day being around the corner is it’s an excuse to watch nothing but cheesy, absolutely corny romance movies. You get a similar excuse during Christmas time because it’s such a magical season, except then my movie line-up is usually filled with Christmas specific romcoms or adorkable love stories, so Valentine’s day allows me to catch up on all the non-Christmas ones. Soooo today I thought, with Valentine’s day being just over a week away, I’d share my favourite Hallmark Channel Valentine’s day romance movies! Whether you’re doing a Galentine’s day celebration, spending it with your partner or just curling up with a mountain of chocolate and your laptop, if you adore cheesy romance movies like me then these are some fun ones to watch in the lead-up to the big day!
I always love an excuse to put on my metaphoric apron (since I often forget to wear one) and make something delicious and Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse. Plus, I actually get to make some money in the process. I have a small ‘business’ where I bake cakes, cupcakes and other confectionery for people for their desired special occasions. As you can imagine, Valentine’s day creates a few orders for my bank account. So, instead of the traditional celebrations of candlelit dinner’s and intimate activities, my boyfriend and I spent the last two days whipping up a storm of desserts in the kitchen. Hence, my inspiration for today’s post. Valentine’s day, like any holiday, comes with the prerequisite for lots of sugar and given the fact that I’ve spent a lot of time baking, I thought I’d share a list of my favourite Valentine’s day desserts. I hope reading this post makes you as hungry as I’ve felt baking half this stuff – enjoy!
It’s the final count down. Literally. Valentine’s day is only two days! Those who are simply too busy and haven’t noticed the big day getting closer and closer, or procrastinators who knew two weeks ago but thought they’d wait another week … well with two days to go now is the time when all of us who haven’t been able to get a gift in time will be scrambling to come up with something that doesn’t look like we bought it 15 minutes before the date. If this is you, and you’ve left your shopping a lot later than you would have liked, don’t feel alarmed. As stressful and panic-inducing as it may feel to not have a gift this close to the day, it’s not the end of the world. Why? Because there are plenty of last-minute gifts that you can scrape together, both homemade and bought, that look as if you put hours of thought into it instead of rushing to get it done in time. Keep reading to find some great ideas for last minute gifts!