Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What Valentine's Day Is Like For Married Couples

Valentine's Day. While some people are all about the chocolate and flowers, my husband and I basically consider it to be just another day. Now, when we were dating, it was different: he'd give me flowers, I'd give him chocolate. But when you've been married for nearly 20 years, well, it begins to feel silly showing all this love on a specific day.

I've discovered talking to other longtime married couples that they feel the same.


This is basically what Valentine's Day is like for them. And us.






1. Sometimes couples completely forget it even is Valentine's Day. This happened to us one year. I was all, "Wait, is today Valentine's Day?" and my husband replied, "I think it is. Yeah. So. Happy Valentine's Day."



2. No one wants to cook. I see all these posts on elaborate meals, and my husband and I chuckle because it's not us. At all. I asked him, "Are you cooking on Valentine's Day?" and he went, "I wasn't planning on it. You?" I was like, "No." So we'll probably order pizza.



3. A new tube of toothpaste might be considered a Valentine's Day gift. "Oh here, didn't you say you needed more Crest?" I once went to Tom, and he replied, "Yes, thank you."



4. Staying home is a popular choice. No one wants to battle crowds. Most of the food is rushed because the restaurants are full, so it's not always the greatest. Why spend a bunch of money on that? Couples begin to get practical as they get older, I've found.



5. Oh, and comfort wins. There's no fancy Valentine's Day outfits. I'll probably be in a hoodie. My husband will probably be in his Perry the Platypus sweats. Lingerie is another unnecessary expense. I might actually wear my underwear without the holes, and that's the extent of Valentine's Day.






So this is what my husband and I usually do: we exchange cards if we remember. I tell him NO flowers or chocolate. Why? Because I can go out the next day and get that same chocolate 50% off.


If he's able to get off work, we'll go out for lunch. It's not as crowded if you go out for lunch on Valentine's Day. Sometimes restaurants give you free chocolate. This is mostly why we go.


We don't put any stress on the day, because we can show love whenever we want, not when Hallmark dictates it.






So what about you? What are you Valentine's Day plans?





Monday, February 11, 2019

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.





Hey, It's Okay....



....to be going out for Valentine's Day lunch with my husband. It'll be way too busy in the evening to go out.



....to be ordering pizza for dinner on Valentine's Day. Neither of us wants to cook.


....to want to see The Lego Movie 2 this weekend but I always worry seeing a kid movie in theaters. Some parents don't feel like they should keep their children quiet, which gets annoying fast. Then I have to say something to the parent and they give me a dirty look, but hey, I'm no going to pay $10 to hear your kid scream the entire time or run up and down the aisles.



....to be excited that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is returning this week. Charlie Sheen's ex-wife is a cast member now.



....to be putting in hardwood downstairs. Well, not us. We hired a company to pull up the carpet and put it in. We still have carpet upstairs though. I personally like carpet. My husband prefers hardwood. Max is confused on what is happening.





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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Unboxing The February Pop Girl All Pink Box

We received a complimentary Pop Girl Box. No other compensation was exchanged. My opinions are my own. 


Natalie is always thrilled when she discovers a monthly subscription box that she loves.


Pop Girl Box is just that. It's a monthly subscription box for tween girls. It's less than $30 and full of fabulous items. Even better? They are celebrating their one year anniversary!

Natalie received the February "all pink" box and it's just as described: it was full of all things pink! The total value of the box is over $60.








Let's dig in and see what she got!




A pair of pink metallic sunglasses.




A glitter pink flamingo pom pom keychain.




A pink velvet hair bow. She's going to use this when she's a dance class.




LA Colors Pink Bubbles nail polish! As you can see from her nails, she's a big nail polish fan.




Pink Magnetic Locker Mirror with Decals by Yoobi. She enjoys decorating her locker!




A pink sparkle Heart StickerBean. She's going to be putting this on her laptop.





A Soft Lip Balm Ball, which comes in handy during the winter when lips get chapped.




Finally, a pink iridescent jeweled case with sparkle charm my American Jewel. She put her art supplies in this!



Hurry now and subscribe so you can get the March "Sweet Spring" box. You can subscribe here.

Use the code NATALIE for $5 off!



If you follow the Pop Girl Box Instagram account, you can enter to WIN this Pink Box!


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What was your favorite thing in the Pop Girl Box? 

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