2014 Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Can you believe Valentines Day is only a week away?  I thought I’d come up with a few ideas for you guys in case you’re in a bit of a pickle trying to figure out what to do for your sweetheart this year.

If I’m being completely honest {and I always try to be completely honest here} G and I are in a total gift giving rut, we have gotten each other the same gifts for Valentines Day the past 3 or 4 years.  I always get him a gift card to his favorite car wash; he renews my birchbox subscription for the year and sends flowers to my work.  Sometimes if it works, it works.. and this seems to work for us right now.   Anyways, enough rambling about me and G.. here are my ideas to help you with your gifting:

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Five on Friday – 12.27.13

Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t believe this is the last Friday in 2013! In honor of the occasion, I’m linking up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for Five on Friday..

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I can’t believe Christmas is over!  We hosted our annual Christmas Eve dinner again this year.  We usually just have our immediate families over, but last year my mom’s family was in town so we invited them- this year to keep things fair we invited G’s extended family.  It was an interesting night!  I made my usual lasagna, G made his Mac n’ cheese; it was basically carb city.  YOLO.. right?!

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I’ve already started goal setting for 2014.. personally, professionally, and for the blog!  It’s time to really buckle down and start making progress towards achieving some of my goals.  I’ll be sharing most of my goals, and some of my methods for taking BIG goals and breaking them down to make them attainable in the next few days- so stay tuned!

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I got some our photos from Germany printed, and I blew up this one to 8×10 and I was pretty pleased with how it came out!  I’ve decided that I should probably invest in a better camera, because I think some of my shots turned out just okay.. but with the right camera and lens, they could have been really breathtaking.

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I got some Nordstrom gift cards for Christmas and they are burning a hole in my pocket;  there were a few things on my wishlist that Santa forgot so these will be perfect for picking them up!  My parents got me the Naked3 Palette and I’m excited to really start playing around with it.  G got me a Kindle Paperwhite and a nice leather case, and it’s AWESOME!  I have an Amazon Prime membership, so I really like that I can borrow books digitally for free (like a library!) I started by borrowing Raise the Bar by Jon Taffer- have you seen his show Bar Rescue? G and I love it.  His book is really a nice read, and even though I’m not in the bar/restaurant business I feel like many of the concepts are applicable to most businesses.

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As we move into 2014, I’m ready to take wedding planning off the back burner and get back to planning!  Our next big thing to nail down is a DJ.  I also have a few items I’ve favorited on Etsy that I’m ready to pull the trigger on!  I can’t believe that we’re only 18 months out!  I have a feeling the next 18 months are going to f l y by

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend – the last one of 2013!! 

Steph