The Valentine’s Day Countdown is on! If you need a little help in the gift department, you can never go wrong with a signature piece of jewelry. Jewelry is not only a classic choice for Valentine’s Day — with a little bit of guidance — it CAN be affordable too. Here are three V-day picks from Jewelry.com that cost less than $100. Plus, 2/1-2/4 you can save an extra 25% off sitewide and get free shipping at Jewelry.com with code CYCLE25.
Feel the love from miles away! Within the largest, round-cut diamond-accented sterling silver heart sit two smaller hearts, the smallest of which is crafted in 14K rose gold.
An impressive, 2 ct diamond tennis bracelet is now an attainable luxury. Round-cut diamonds totaling 2 ct line a waved setting in rhodium-plated brass.
Show that love is always in the air with these playful earrings. Four heart-shaped stations in alternating 14K yellow and white gold create these pieces that cascade playfully along the side of the ear.
This Valentine’s Day should be all about lavishing your loved ones with little luxuries. L’Occitane has you covered in this department! With Valentine’s gift ideas for him and for her, you really can’t go wrong with anything you chose.
For ladies, L’Occitane carries a range of fine fragrances, luxury bath and body products, home fragrances, candles and gifts sets — all of which are superb gift ideas for women. We suggest the Divine Cream or the Roses et Reines Eau de Toilette.
New to the L’Occitane brand and not sure where to start? Now through 2/14, you can get this 8-Piece Shea Set for only only $20 with any $45 purchase. Use promo code COZY at checkout. The set includes 8 Shea Butter essentials, including Light Face Cream, Hand & Foot Cream, Extra-Gentle Soap, Shower Cream, Ultra-Rich Body Cream and a Sample of Comforting Face Oil.
This quirky card features an oversized mushroom and two Hedgehogs in a serenading scene complete with a tiny lute. The adorable details make this card a hit for any occasion.
This Mother’s Day card doubles as a fun way to share BIG news with friends and family. The adorable card features a pop-up oven that opens to show a bun inside. Seal the envelope and see how long it takes your loved ones to figure out the surprise.
If you can’t send your love to Italy this year, gift them the Gondola Love Scene instead. The 5” by 7” card features a couple in a pop-up gondola gliding along Venetian waterways. It’s a classic romance scene with a 2017 twist — the couple is taking a selfie inside the gondola. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or your next anniversary.
Whether they’re 8 or 38, your adventure-loving friend needs Lovepop’s Pirate Ship card. Include treasure in the form of cash or send your favorite pirate on a treasure hunt to find his or her next gift.
Big Deals for the Big Day!
Come in store, pick up your savings and say “I do” to discounts on dresses, jewelry, men’s suites, shirts and ties, furniture, mattresses and rugs, luggage, bedding and bath essentials, women’s shoes, evening bags and more! Create your Macy’s wedding and gift registry today.
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I think I missed the memo that being single on Valentine’s Day is an ordeal or a curse of some kind. During this time each year, I see countless articles coaching people on how to cope with being single on Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong I like the idea of romantically celebrating with the one you love. As a mom, I love buying small gifts for my kids as well.
I find it disheartening to see how sad some people become during this time of year. I
Don’t get me wrong I like the idea of celebrating with the one you love. The commercialization of the day is what bothers me most of all. I have learned so many lessons in the past 6 years on what I require for my own happiness.
My thoughts as a single woman and the idea of stressing over Valentine’s Day:
What happened to let’s celebrate love on a daily basis? Why is being happy and loved dependent on being in a relationship? Is it possible to love yourself and love your time alone? Do we spend enough time being 100% into ourselves? Are we emotionally and spiritually ready to share our lives with another person? Are we ready to invest in another person to build a loving and sustainable relationship? Why have standards and expectations become irrelevant?
My all time favorite movie is Love Jones. After watching this movie multiple times, I realized how much I had missed. The worse experience for me is having regrets and settling for less than what I deserved. My key takeaway from this movie is a loving relationship requires time, mutual respect, unconditional love, patience and work to sustain the daily challenges of challenges. It was also eye-opening to see how much time is wasted when we are not clear with our expecations and requirements.
As a single woman, I am stunned that it takes one day to realize you should always make yourself a priority.
I am unapologetic when it comes to making myself a PRIORITY! I refuse to SETTLE for LESS than I DESERVE. A HARD lesson learned that I refuse to repeat again.
My mantra is CELEBRATE YOU every day of the year in preparation for what is meant to BE!
My dad’s love. This post is filed under “my inspiration” however not sure how to be INSPIRED on this topic.My dad passed away 28 years ago and his birthday is January 1st. Every new year is a great beginning and a reminder of his birthday with the void it has left. My dad passed away as I was starting my second year of college and he was over the moon proud. I was the first of his six children to go to college. For him, education was a big deal. Although he was not a college graduate, he believed in the benefits of education or pursuing a trade. He worked hard and was highly skilled in a lot of areas. I give him credit for my interest in science.
While I was de-cluttering a room at my mom’s house I found my high school graduation cards. I will always treasure this card from my dad, wow to seen his signature after 28 years. I remember sitting on the stage at my high school graduation and looking over at my family and winking at my dad. It feels like it was yesterday. The best part of the day is having a limo transport us to and from the graduation ceremony. My dad tried to provide anything for his “SMOOCH”. I remembered he drove miles to get my Barbie RV so I would have in time for Christmas.
He always wanted me to go to college as I was thinking “come on dad what else would I do” Unfortunately my dad passed away during the 1st semester of my sophomore year. I can remember the pride on my dad’s face when I made the dean’s list. It was tough returning to school but I pride my dad felt made it worth the effort.
When I look back over my life I often wonder if he is my guardian angel. Hopefully, he is and smiling down on his busy grandchildren who constantly throw his “smooch” for a loop. Just the other day my baby bro and I were talking about how each of us stands just like our dad. It was funny that we both noticed.
In 2016, I am now 46 years old and high school was almost 29 years ago. I hear people say losing someone gets better over time and I will be the first one to say this is untrue. When I think of the missed conversations, graduating from college, buying my first car, my first job, becoming a mother, etc there is no way to replace a dad’s perspective. A dad is the first man in your life who loves, protects and provides a genuine perspective to make critical decisions. I envy women who have their dads during their adult years. There is no price you can put on reaching out to your dad for advice or having him make you laugh. I know having his advice would have prevented me from making some reckless decisions.
Shortly after New Years Day stores are adorned with Valentines Day cards, gifts, and decorations. If you’re single it may be a bittersweet day. What should you do? Do you spend it alone? or with single friends? Honestly, I like the idea of having a special day to acknowledgement those you love. I do not believe this is the only day to show love or give love. Unconditional love is a given on every day of the calendar. While I enjoy dinner out the only date I could wish for on Valentine’s Day is with my dad.
My Valentine’s Wish
Welcome, February!!!! This is the month where stores are adorned with so much related to Valentine’s Day. Is Love in the air?
I am so honored to have a guest blogger, Latoi Storr of ToiTime give her perspective overview on celebrating Valentine’s Day if you are single, in a relationship or married. Latoi is a married, full-time working mom of 3, and blogger. When I connect with another CocoaMommy who can relate to the mommy challenge and keeps it 100! This is a breath of fresh air! Do check out Latoi over at ToiTime!
Bio in her Words:
LaToi McGinnis-Storr was born in Ohio and grew up predominately in Lancaster, PA. I am a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful kidlets as I call them. I am a Pennsylvania State University 2003 graduate. I can be described by my friends as the wild child and wildflower of the bunch. I like all things “weird” and by weird, I mean that gummy bears are on the food pyramid. Look it up with a magnifying glass trust me it’s there. In my spare time, I like to practice my make-up tips as well an avid reader. I value friendships and quiet moments. As a busy mom on the go, I try to focus on being as prepared as possible and letting the rest just happen. Follow me on Instagram – Toirenee3 or Twitter @Renee_toi
It’s that time of the year again. Are you happy about it? Let me say that as a woman I’ve been on every spectrum of the Valentine’s Day ordeal. I was single, I was newly broken up, depressed, hurt, angry, bitter, and now married so I get it. I know that many people will tell single women or men not to be in their feelings but let’s keep this real how can you not?
SINGLE’S AWARENESS DAY
NOT THE SAME GIFTS
SIDE CHICK APPRECIATION DAY
10days and counting until Valentine’s Day!
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10 days and counting until Valentine’s Day!
Memories are a great gift to share for years to come. Valentine’s Day is in a few weeks, did you consider turning your digital pictures into a photo book, calendar, or canvas prints?
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