Thursday, February 10, 2011

Seasons of Love Blogfest - The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day!!

Welcome, welcome!! First, can I just say THANK YOU to Amber for organizing this whole thing?! How fun has it been so far, people? Awesome! I'm honored to be among these other women for our blogfest. Bravo, ladies! Love your blogs and the party has gotten a great start!

Now as you can probably tell by the title, I do not have an author here today, unfortunately. Been having a hard time getting someone to fit me into their busy schedules! SO, you're stuck with me today, all me ; )

Now, let me ask you. Who doesn't think of Beyonce when they hear the term 'Single Ladies' now!? Lol! So of course, Beyonce must be our beginning for this post. Anyway, this will take you through one Valentine's Day, what I might suggest you do, single ladies ; )

Step 1: Keep music going ALL day! Start to finish, it'll make you happy ; )

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

Step 2: Breakfast, ladies! I would suggest letting yourself go all out since it a holiday afterall ; ) So, chocolate chip pancakes, anyone!? Or Bee and I both highly suggest chocolate chip coconut pancakes! Mmmmm even better!

Step 3: Now, just because it's Valentine's Day doesn't mean you shouldn't get your exercise in! But do it in a fun way! I would suggest playing Just Dance on your Wii! *gestures this way* C'mon you're all invited over to my house to play! This is one of my absolute favorites! This is the screen you look at on the TV. You follow the girl. SO fun, trust me! Now who's up for the challenge?? I'm warning you I can get over 10,000 points now! But none of you imagine me doing this, ya here!?

It's Raining Men

Step 4: Now for a little relaxation, ladies. You deserve it. Time for some quality reading time : ) Now, we all love that, no? Here are just a couple suggestions, a total variety of course:

- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
- Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw
- A Soldier's Promise by Cheryl Wyatt

Anyone else have any good Valentine's Day books to recommend? These are just romances, not specifically Vday! Lol...

Step 5: Pamper yourself!!

This could be as simple as taking a hot bath and shaving your legs, c'mon you know you're all guilty of not doing it as often in the winter ; ) Or as "complicated" as setting up a mani-pedi or getting a massage. This Valentine's Day is for you, in celebration of you loving yourself, so go all out! Relax, take some time for youself!


Step 6: Now that we're feeling relaxed, why don't we take a road trip to somewhere we love? You get to choose for you. Maybe it's a museum, the aquarium, the park down the street, or even the library! Get outside and do something : )

Step 7: Now at this point I would say you could start to chillax for the evening already lol! I would make yourself (or buy *wink*) a lovely dinner of your favorite food and then watch some movies. Suggestions:

- The Notebook
- You've Got Mail (Amber...hehe)
- 50 First Dates
- Becoming Jane (in a really heartbreaking way lol)
- Big Fish (weird but I like it!)

Oh there's TOO many!! I could go on and on and on! Lol...what about you? Some of your favorites?

Step 8: Take a few minutes to remember yourself. Who's important? YOU are. : ) Here, I'll give you a push in the right direction.

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

~ Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross ~

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

~ Ella Fitzgerald ~

Let It Be

If you look at what you have in life,
You'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life,
You'll never have enough.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.

~ Virginia Woolf ~

Thanks for sticking with me through this little guide : ) I know it isn't much, but I hope you enjoyed some good music and maybe a couple laughs too!

GIVEAWAY TIME: It's not very specific but the winner will recieve some chocolate and a book that is to be determined! It's a little bit of a mystery ; ) All you have to do is leave a comment this time around, folks.

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs with giveaways going on currently for the blogfest:

Seasons of Humility
Writing for Christ

The winners are announced on Monday!!

One last thing before I go to all my blogger buddies, I wish everything this song has to offer for each and every one of you : )
Happy Valentine's Day to each one of you!!
With love,

I Hope You Dance