2.11.2008

B a (sweet) valentine...FOR THE FELLAS

(Gents pay attention/Ladies, forward to your boys)

Our favorite "Hallmark holiday" is fast approaching, and I must admit that I totally buy into it! Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to spoil the one you're with and just make the statement - "hey boo, i'm lucky to have you!"

As much as I appreciate the diamonds, trips, and fancy things in life, V-Day is not about the gift. It's about the thought and making an effort to spend a little well-plotted q.t. with your honey. Try your best to do it on 2/14, because anything after that might be a little anti-climatic. And because I'm a sucker for the romance, I had to share a few mushy, but totally sweet (and inexpensive) suggestions to make your V-Day count! (Thanks to those who inspired this post!)

1. Plan a laundry night...
...and you bring the Tide, Downy, Bounce, and enough quarters for both of you! Pick up a ready made dinner at Whole Foods or Subway, and let the conversation begin. I was told that a "laundry date" is super intimate. Just think, it's one of the most domestic activities that you could do together. But only bring 1 load, so you can have time to "put those clothes away" before the end of the night!

2. Introduce her to your fetish...
...Is your girl always nagging about your overwhelming sneaker collection or she just doesn't get the whole video game this - let her in! Sharing your passions with her is one of the most important things you can do in a relationship. For example, try renting/buying a game that you know she would love (no, not Madden) and then show her the ropes that night. Who knows? You might just have a new gaming partner on your hands!

3. Rent her favorite movie...
...even if it is The Notebook.

4. Buy her groceries...
...including staples like paper towels, salad dressing, and tampons, in addition to all the ingredients to cook her a great meal. The one thing none of us have enough of is time - so check the cabinet the night before to see what your honey is lacking, make a list, then head to the store or FreshDirect to make her grocery dreams come true.

5. Get a dual mani-pedi...
...pick your girl up after work and head to a nearby salon so that both of you leave with pretty toes. It doesn't have to be fancy (or pricey) - just clean. You can bond as you sit side-by-side and relax. Trust me, you'll love it, and you'll leave looking and feeling a little better!

6. Convince your girl to play hookie...
...I promise, we won't tell ;) You and your honey can wake up late, read the paper, grab coffee, and a matinee. Most importantly, you have an entire day to spend connecting when you have nothing else scheduled.

B sweet...
xoxo, Jen, The B-Life

Ps.
B-Life Tip: No matter what your girl says PLEASE send her flowers at work. Get on Google, dig in her purse, call her boss, and make sure you find her work address. Even if you have to stop at that bodega and pay a stranger to hand deliver them, just make it happen. If you've been dating for 3 years, just went on your third date, or you want to let a new lady know you're feeling her - this is a critical step. Don't let your love be the only one at work without at least a carnation and have everyone thinking "I thought Judy had a man...". Don't be that guy - pretty please...

2 comments:

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

great week

Always.Funky.Fresh said...

Great post. New reader but I'll be back.