14 Days of Valentines (or, The Countdown to V-Day)

Thumbnail ShotI don’t know what it is about Valentine’s Day but either you love it or hate it. There never seems to be a neutral when it comes to this day of love.

For me personally, I am a lover of all things holidays. And from what I have learned from relationships, I use this day to date. Dating. What a concept, right? We find our plus one and grow comfortable. Sometimes we forget that it is a form of work. And with work, you sometimes need to rekindle the spark or remind one another why you fell for each other. While you may completely disagree with me, I think that given the time and the circumstances with money and unemployment being so high, why not do simple acts of kindness to remind the people in your life where they stand? Hear me out:

I think one of the sweetest things you can do for another person is to show small tokens of appreciation. Whether it be through making items or spending very little, how about doing this every day for 14 days?

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How About… A Baking Cake?!

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When my friend Angela’s birthday was coming up, I knew that I wanted to make her a cake. She loves to make delicious cupcakes and baked goods, so it had to be all things sweet for her!

Last week, I shared with you a cake in towel form. With that on my mind, I knew that I wanted to attempt creating a ‘cake’ with baking items (because cakes for birthdays- I mean, it’s perfect).  Her birthday was in December, so I went with a holiday theme, which worked well because she loves gingerbread men (or mans, as she likes to say).

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Fred & Friends

Fred + Friends ItemsI am sure many of you have seen some of these products by now. But if not, let me introduce you to my friend, Fred… & Friends.

I came across Fred & Friends while I was living in Columbus, Ohio and had my first ‘real’ apartment post college. You know what that is like:  You feel so adult and you want everything new and different that really defines who you are. No? Just me? Okay.

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