The Case for an Un-Romantic Valentine’s Day

The Case for an Unromantic Valentine's Day Yes, that’s right. Every year I go out of my way to plan the least romantic Valentine’s Day possible. I am, in fact, in charge of Valentine’s Day in my household. It’s been this way since the first Valentine’s Day after I met my husband.

Back then (what was this, 2004? 2003? I can’t even remember my memory is slipping in my old age), a date meant that we were meeting at 10 p.m. to go dancing at Star Shoes or Skaties or some other Hollywood night club that has since ceased to exist. As Valentine’s Day approached, Carleton became visibly uncomfortable when the topic came up. One night, as we did some young childless-person thing like sitting at a bar, I asked him what his thoughts were about the impending love-day. He was gentle, but honest in telling me that he just thought it was an unfair holiday.

Unfair? Tell me more. After the jump… (more…)

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Paleo Valentine: Baked Avocado Heart Recipe

Paleo Valentine: Baked Avocado Heart Recipe

Learn how to woo your Paleo-love with this baked avocado and egg heart recipe for Valentine’s Day. It could not be easier, or more ridiculous (no sugar in a love-day recipe? wha?), or more delicious.

Get our paleo baked egg and avocado recipe after the jump… (more…)

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30-Second Valentine’s Day DIY: The Kiss Ring

http://youtu.be/cimZYPh_RR8

Make these super simple and adorable Hershey Kiss rings with just 30 seconds, a pipe cleaner, and a kiss. Happy Valentine’s Day loves!

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DIY Shibori Pouf

DIY Shibori PoufWe are bringing a burst of shibori to the party with these DIY Shibori Poufs. Unlike Jacinda, I don’t exactly have a knack for painting with watercolor, so this project was perfectly forgiving. You can use these poufs to decorate for parties and to brighten up your home. Right now I have mine hanging over my office space. Grab a handful of coffee filters and let’s get started!

DIY Shibori PoufIf you are as addicted to shibori as we are, check out our DIY Shibori Hand Warmers for Valentine’s Day and our Inspired by Indigo post.

Learn how to make a DIY Shibori Pouf after the jump…

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