If you can’t be with the one you love…

Love the one you’re with, and yourself, don’t forget to love yourself!

Peeps, it’s Dreadruary, I mean February.

There’s a reason February is shorter than all the other months.

It’s (generally) cold.

The bright and shiny have worn off those holiday gifts. Soups, stews, chili, anything cooked in a crock pot (Instapot for all you millennials), all of it, yesterday’s news.

Chapped lips, dry skin, flyaway hair, static electricity – stop it, stop it now.

The only redeeming quality about February? Valentine’s Day!

About 10 years ago I got schooled by several female co-workers. They were vehemently opposed to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Yes, vehemently. That’s what I said.

100% of said co-workers were in committed relationships so this was not a study in “all the single ladies…”.

They hated Hallmark. They proclaimed that they celebrated love in their relationships every day. Okay, that’s cool. Yes, I was a bit uncomfortable as I marched my Valentine’s Day floral delivery from the receptionist’s desk back to my office. However, that was then and this is now.

Yeppers, I choose to celebrate this commercialized, overzealous, back your partner in a corner Day of Love. I bought a card and a tiny gift (under $10) for my guy. Last year I made heart-shaped Rice Crispy treats for him. Call me a hopeless romantic.

Valentine gift shopping is fun! Do it for the loves in your life; do it for yourself!

What’s in my Amazon cart?

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel – Professional Size 55ml / 1.9 oz: yes, it is expensive but it lasts a really long time. I cannot live without it, especially in the winter. My face literally goes ahhhh when I apply it.

Alex and Ani Rafaelian Silver-Tone Initial “A” Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet, 2.5″
Peace because we all need a little more peace in our lives, right?

Or perhaps a little more love? For Valentine’s Day?  Hint, hint…

Alex and Ani “Bangle Bar” January Birth Month Shiny-Silver Tone Expandable Bracelet

Wella Brilliance DUO Color Care for Fine/Normal Hair Shampoo 10.1 oz and Conditioner 8.1 oz: because my hair stylist tells me to, and it smells divine. I was a Bumble and Bumble girl for a long time until I defected to Wella.

Chocolate, and I don’t mean Dove chocolate. Des chocolats (en Francais).  Louis Sherry Chocolate Truffle Box, Draper Pink 12 Piece – miniature works of art. Selecting and savoring one chocolate is a whole body experience, or maybe an out of body experience. And they come in such a pretty, pink, metal box that begs to be re-purposed.

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