This some honest, real talk. Valentine’s Day candy is some of the best holiday candy around (short of Easter’s mini-eggs more on that in a couple weeks) and isn’t that reason enough to have a good time on February 14th? It is for me.
I am telling my boyfriend to shoo (after we’ve exchanged loving cards, kisses and purposeful, “I love you.”) in favor indie rom coms and MUCHO candy with my best friend. That’s how you do a Hallmark holiday.
If that also sounds like a great idea that you want to steal, go right ahead. Here is a great list of movies to watch from Vulture. But choosing the right candy from all the options at CVS? That’s tough. Here are my top picks:
Maybe it’s because they remind me of being a kid, but mostly it’s because you can waltz in to any store and handpick and entire one-pound box of chocolates. You want only ooey-gooey carmels, YOU GOT IT BABE.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to celebrate the other special relationships that bring you happiness on a daily basis. You can get started today by celebrating Galentine’s Day!
A few years ago on “Parks and Recreation,” Leslie Knope taught us that Galentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to let the ladies in your life know how much their friendship means to you. So call up your friends, sisters, cousins, mom, grandma, whoever you want — and let them know how awesome they are.
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be, well frankly, a pain in the ass. However, seeing as it falls on a Saturday this year, you can still have a jolly good time. You can treat it as any other Saturday night or you can make it your special singles V-Day. It’s totally up to you. Here are some suggestions for things to do on Valentine’s Day if you’re single.
Do absolutely nothing.
But make a day of it. Do nothing all day, as a treat to yourself. Don’t do any chores, errands, or cleaning (unless those things make you super happy, in which case, have at it, Monica Gellar!). Just kick back, and relax. Want to do more than nothing? Why not…
Last night I embarked on the last New Year’s of my twenties, which feels nuts.
It’s crazy to think that the turn of the century was a whole fifteen years ago – half my lifetime. I was fourteen years old, a freshman in high school, and I spent the evening at my new friend Jenny’s house with her family. At midnight, we wandered out into the street, partially to see if we could see any fireworks, and mostly to make sure there weren’t any visible signs of the world collapsing from Y2K.
And here we are, hours into 2015, and it still feels crazy. It’s never going to not feel crazy. Every New Year’s is going to feel like a punch in the gut reminding you of the passage of time. Where does the time go? Plenty of fun, interesting places I hope!
In honor of my very last twenty-something NYE, I thought I’d do a roll call of NYE past. Surprise! ALL of them include some GUY. ** I’ll include photos where available.
Another year has come and gone, and once again, it feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. Already it’s time to talk about New Years resolutions. Have you thought about making any New Years resolutions? Sometimes it seems like such a chore. Which is why I’m coming to you with New Years resolutions that don’t suck. Because I feel like, for women especially, every year we’re bombarded with resolutions like “lose weight” and/or “try this juice cleanse!” and I’m like, well, this sucks. I want something real, something I can sink my teeth into, and a juice cleanse isn’t going to do that.
So here are some resolutions, and I hope you find them helpful!
Are you still smoking? Why? You know it’s bad, m’kay? Make this the year you quit. I know, it’s nice to have smoke breaks. It’s nice to have an ice-breaker. You know what’s not nice? What smoking actually does to your body and mind. So without getting too preachy about this, I’d like to humbly suggest that you make 2015 the year that you quit. If you’re worried you can’t do it, just know that I believe in you — and sometimes, all you need is one person who does!
May your days be merry and bright! Enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you next week.
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! It’s time for gift giving. Perhaps there is someone in your life who is a blogger or writer of sorts. And you may be stumped as to what to get them. I have some ideas. Most of these gifts are free to give. Just keep an open mind. Here are last minute gifts for bloggers and writers.
Sometimes, doing our own social media can be fun as all getout, but other times, it can be tedious. If you’re a good, trustworthy friend to this blogger, offer to do their social media for a week. Post their articles on their social media on their behalf. Run their media the way you would as if they were a legit company. The idea of someone doing my social media for me makes me want to swoon. They’ll love it. Cost: just your patience and wit.
Be cool this holiday season. Don’t knock Kwanzaa.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for couples. Visions of holding your date as the snow falls perfectly onto your hair (that is somehow not a frizzy mess), cups of hot cocoa with marshmallows, kissing under twinkling lights, ice skating…yeah, those are nice movie-magic moments.
But let’s get real; dating in December can seriously suck. Everyone has preexisting travel plans, family obligations, holiday parties, and then there’s that whole gift giving business. All of these factors can put a first date in a really awkward situation. Navigating a budding relationship can be rough as is, but throwing holiday season road bumps into the mix can feel like a major make-or-break situation.
However, this doesn’t mean you should close up shop, deactivate your online profile, and decline offers for social interaction just to avoid meeting someone special, or just retreat into general hibernation. Nay, you should conduct business as usual, but proceed with caution!
Here are some helpful tips to salvage newbie relationships during the holidays:
Happy Thanksgiving from Dating & Hookup! Enjoy the holiday weekend with friends, family, and food!
Happy Fourth of July from Dating & Hookup! Now get out there and watch some fireworks.
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