Hope you all are celebrating love in one way or another. Even when I was younger and had no valentine, I never hated today. I couldn't relate when people used to hate on February 14th., describing how Hallmark created the holiday. V-day is all about love. It is not just about loving your partner, spouse, kids, etc... but about loving yourself. Spreading joy and being happy is what this day means to me. It doesn't have to be celebrated with huge expensive gifts or putting too much pressure to have the most romantic night possible.
Since this is my first Valentine's Day off in three years (I usually end up working every holiday) the boyfriend and I are choosing to stay in. Yep, no fancy plans over here. We've done the whole overpriced and overcrowded restaurant date. And I prefer staying in and actually being able to hear what he's saying.
The past five years convinced me I had a Valentine's Day curse. Every single year I would come down with some type of sickness. The worst year was getting food poisoning at Taco Bell. Keeping my fingers crossed I don't get sick today!
My plans for tonight include a workout (will be awesome because the gym will be EMPTY and no waiting for any machines), yummy takeout, and great tv. Sounds like a pretty fun night to me. Love should be celebrated everyday, not just today.
In the spirit of V-day I wanted to share a fun little love survey with you guys. If you don't know Cara, go say hi to know her. Her writing is fabulous and her posts are nothing short of unique. So when I saw this survey on her blog, I knew I had to do it. Thanks Melissa for hosting!
So get your cup of coffee and get ready to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Here are the questions:
How long have you been married?
He said: We've been dating 7 years.
She said: Dating 7 years.
Where was your first date?
He: At the movies.
She: Walking around in town with friends.
(For the record, he was right! I had to think about this for awhile)
Where was your first kiss?
He: At his house before you left one afternoon.
She: At a friend's house.
(Again he was right! I was beginning to doubt my memory)
Who first said, "I love you"?
He: I did.
She: He did.
What is her most commonly used phrase?
He: I love you.
She: Oh my god. (in my best long island accent of course)
Who is her celebrity crush?
He: Ryan Gosling.
She: Obviously Ryan Gosling. (This was an easy one and clearly no secret!)
If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get?
He: Pina Coloda for her and Gin&Tonic for me.
She: Margarita for me and Gin&Tonic for him. (We rarely drink so this is pretty much the only drink we ever order, so he should have got this one right!)
What is the best meal she has ever cooked you?
She: Bacon wrapped chicken. (oh yeah it was as delicious as it sounds) It looked something like this:
What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
She: German chocolate cake. It took me over five hours to bake, the ingredidents were so expensive, and the whole thing tasted mushy//wet.
What is the most-played song on her iPod?
He: "I kissed a girl" by Katy Perry
She: "Is this love" by Bob Marley.
(First off, I don't even have "I kissed a girl" song on my ipod haha. So don't know where he got that from)
What would she say is your most annoying habit?
She: Smoking. (This one was so easy for both of us)
What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed?
He: Turn on her sound machine.
She: Put on chapstick. (I do both of these things. Can't sleep with dead silence or with chapped lips)
If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be?
He: All dress pants.
She: I thought he would have went with big, comfy sweatpants.
What would you say is your favorite thing about her?
He: Waking up with her next to me smiling.
She: I thought he would have said intelligence. (Aww I can't take how cute he is)
What's her go-to drink at Starbucks?
He: Skinny vanilla lattee.
What's her blog's name?!
He: Life and Fitness by Ashley (he occasionally reads it!)
Alright, now that we are over the survey fun, I need your help. Kelp noodles. I really want to like them. But last time I cooked them they tasted like soggy seaweed. So, I'm determined to make them taste
Have a great Valentine's day<3
For those of you that follow me on Instagram already saw how last night I was baking up some love.
**How are you celebrating love today??**