Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those days you build up in your mind. You are going to have the “perfect day” full of warm fuzzy feelings, flowers and romance, loving moments and maybe even the perfect gift. Everything is going to be perfect. Yah right. Uh..that is not what happens! Ever?
Despite best efforts Valentine’s Day is usually an anti-climatic blip on the screen. Hubby and I don’t exchange big gifts but we do try and romance it up. Just seems that since the kids, we have had to learn to adjust our thinking as to what constitutes a “perfect” Valentine’s Day.
Some of the more glamorous memories from Valentine’s Day’s past would have to include the evening we had to give away concert tickets thanks to two sick kiddos, the night we ate popcorn and chocolate for dinner because the oven quit on us in the middle of cooking our fave meal, and of course the ever popular…called it an early night because we were just plain too exhausted to make it to the end of our rented movie. Yep. Life with kids in the Suburbs. Sexy.
This year….I have decided to start a new tradition and I am so freakin excited about it! I am buying myself some pretty for Valentine’s Day. Brilliant right? Don’t tell the Hubby but I already do it for my Birthday and for the “birth” day for each of my girls. Buying myself a Valentine’s Day gift, this is just the next logical step! The question is what to buy? Ohh I love this game. A new little cocktail ring? A travel book, or this little beauty…….the Banana Republic Large Leather Tote. Love! Must have.
Since it is Valentine’s Day, and shouldn’t be entirely about me, I’m thinking about picking up a couple pairs of these little babies for my pre-teens. Seriously, how cute are they!
Even the name is cute. Glitter Sneakers by Old Navy.
Oh and must not leave the man out…..
What? Don’t be judgey. Just cause he will look hot in the Gap Skinny Jeans and smell all kinds of great does not mean the gift is for me! It is all about him I swear. Kinda.
Now when Valentine’s Day rolls around, I will still try and create my perfect romantic moment, but if life in the Suburbs ends up throwing me a curve ball this year, I will be ready!
PS This is not a sponsored post, just a girl dreaming up another reason to shop and lusting after some good ol on-line shopping.