Valentine’s Day Thoughts & Things

This post is written in collaboration with, but of course all thoughts and ideas are my own. And actually, is a site I used regularly long before I ever talked to them about a collaboration so it’s kind of exciting to pair up now. 🙂


Matt and I have been together for almost 6 years now, and have known each other for even longer. We’ve never really gotten into the idea of Valentine’s Day and usually just have a nice dinner at home, or a simple dinner and movie date out. Every now and then I get him a card and write something nice in it, but it’s nothing regular or expected. Last year I  just posted this on his Facebook wall and called it a day:


via (and ps- everything in this Etsy shop is great and I’ve purchased from this designer several times)

More poignant for me is the idea of a day where we all just show kindness and appreciation for someone- anyone! This is the kind of sentiment I can get on board with. We’re not nice to each other often enough. You know?

I think a little something to show someone you care (a significant other, your kids, a friend, a teacher, a coach) is a great idea. Enter: Valentine’s Day Magazine on The Good Stuff by Coupons.comThis entire e-zine has great ideas for gifts and deals, and even a Valentine’s Day Sales specific page.
valentines-magazine-coverClick on the image to move trough to the whole e-zine, or access it HERE.

Oh my goodness you guys, there is so much good stuff in here (including a link on pages 2-3 to enter the Share the Love Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes with daily cash prizes of $100 for the winner and $100 for the winner’s friend – until 2/28!!!).

My favorite parts of the magazine, in addition to all the DIY projects, are:

  • Pages 12-15 are filled with movie suggestions for you to watch on Valentine’s Day. As a film professor, yes, I appreciate all of this and totally recommend you watch Before Sunrise (and every other movie in the series!)
  • Pages 18-19 have FREE printables for you to use as cards and on gifts!
  • Page 47 has a delicious looking sangria recipe!

So tell me- what do you do on Valentine’s Day? Or is it Gal-entine’s Day? Or maybe you just call it Love Day? … whatever it may be for you, I want to know!


6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Thoughts & Things

  1. ooh, that reminds me that we haven’t watched the latest installment of the Before Sunrise series! Maybe we’ll do THAT for Valentine’s Day, because we really go all out 😉

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