Four Rose Scented Natural Beauty Products

“Roses are red, violets are blue, wine is cheaper than dinner for two”


Roses are without a doubt a universally beloved scent. There is just something so classic & timeless, yet alluring, about roses that makes me want to literally smother them all over my entire body at all times. Like if I could fully immerse myself in rose-infused bath water, I would probably be more inclined to cleanse myself on more of a regular basis. A sentiment I can only assume Andrei would be very much on board with as well. NOW considering that Valentine’s Day is little more than one week away, I thought that I would share a few of my favourite, natural rose scented products with all of you today! Because who doesn’t want to smell like roses on Valentine’s Day?! Spoiler Alert: The answer is nobody.  (more…)

Four Unconventional Valentine’s Day Gifts

“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think of romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon”


To be one hundred percent honest here, Andrei & I barley celebrate Valentine’s Day. Okay scratch that – we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day in any way shape or form, BUT I actually happen to totally love Valentine’s Day!! It brings the nostalgia factor in such a major way for me – anyone else remember writing out cards for classmates in elementary school?!?! Just the BEST! I choo-choo-choose you! *** said in Ralph Wiggum’s voice*** Okay sorry for the minor, & slightly annoying, deviation – ANYWHO, it’s honestly more of a laziness issue on both our parts that we forgo this particular “holiday” altogether, but for those of you that DO fully embrace this love-fest of a day – I’m sharing four totally unconventional gift ideas for Valentine’s Day… because who wants roses & chocolatesit’s basic AF! (more…)

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

“Just wanted to thank you in advance for the flowers I’m going to send to myself, & pretend are from you”

“your ecards”

Well HELLO there my frantic little, last-minute lovebirds! We’re cutting it real close this year, aren’t we?! Honestly not to fret, I’m sitting here typing this post on my high & mighty horse, but in reality I have yet to even THINK about what I’d like to get Andrei this year for Valentine’s Day – which I promise, STILL qualifies me in the whole “gift guide” writing department because I totally have lots of ideas for the ladies out there! So men, if there are any men that happen to read my blogs, please take note. 😉 Side Note: Also, ladies you can take note too because these are PERFECT gifts to give to your BFF’s for Galentines Day, or seriously just pamper yourselves & grab a few trinkets, because snaps for self-love right?  (more…)

Valentine Dessert Roundup

“A party without cake is just a meeting”

Julia Child

I honestly can’t say that I’ve EVER blogged or written so much about Valentine’s Day in such a condensed time frame! And to be quite frank… I’m more than one hundred percent sure that I’ve exhausted all semi-witty intros I can possibly think of. Which is just peachy considering I oh so willingly decided to dedicate this entire month to literally the one, single “day” that is Valentine’s Day. Le sigh. Anyways, enough whining from me – I just felt you needed a little “disclaimer situation” for future posts this month – onto the good stuff! Valentine’s Day Desserts… but ones that are actually good for you!! EEP! (more…)

Active Date Ideas

“The Couple that Plays Together, Stays Together”

– Anonymous

Although I do happen to be a bit of a sucker for the standard “dinner & a movie” date, sometimes it’s good to pluck your keister off the couch & switch it up a bit… seriously how many times can one watch a Nicholas Sparks’ inspired film (over it)… Psychologist Amie Gordon wrote in the Berkeley Science Review that couples who “play” together really do “feel closer, experience more positive emotions, and as a result are happier together”. Next time you’re planning a date with your significant other (or amazingly awesome friends), try out some of these active date ideas: (more…)