Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day Movie Picks

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Valentine's day is almost here and for moms and dads, it's not always realistic that you'll get to do something with your love, if you have a love. However, even if you have no one to celebrate the day with or if you're too busy to go out and do something, or you have the kids at home with you, there is always something that you can do to make the day feel special.

That's watching your favorite love movies.

I've compiled a list of movies with my favorites and some of my friend's favorites. Enjoy!

My Picks

P.S. I Love You- This movie is super sweet, super sad, and has Gerard Butler in it. Make sure you have a box of tissues lying around if you're going to watch this pick.

The Wedding Date- It's always awful when you have to be somewhere like a family gathering and you don't have a date to bring with you. Watch as Debra Messing solves this problem after she hires a very personal escort. 

Laws of Attraction- Sometimes, you get too busy with your life and career to remember to date and fall in love. Then, out of nowhere, it happens. 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding- Sometimes, your family gets a little too involved in your love life. They mean well, but you can't always choose who you fall in love with and when you do fall in love, hopefully, your family will approve. 

Leap Year- Sometimes you just need to take fate into your own hands and make your love story happen. When that special guy is just taking his time, you gotta do what you gotta do.

No Reservations- I am a huge Catherine Zeta Jone's fan and this is one of my favorites. There's romance and sadness, so keep your tissues around. 

Darci's Picks

Valentine's Day- If the special day is in the title, it should be worth looking into, right? Plus,with all the stars in this movie, one of them is probably a favorite. This movie was a very popular pick because Julie chose it too!

Dirty Dancing- No one puts Baby in the corner. This classic is sure to bring you back and make you feel emotional. Do you remember your first love or romance?

The Notebook- Sometimes you think that you know what you want and it aligns with what your family wants, but then you find out that what you want is someone totally different, but you're not right for each other and yet, you can't shake the feeling that you are still meant to be together. Oh yeah, with this two film feature, including The Lucky One (my pick) you'll also get to appreciate how grown up Zac Efron got. 

Chris's Picks

The Princess Bride- This is probably one that my husband would pick. Yes, it's a love story, but there is also comedy and adventure in it as well. If you watch this movies and you've never seen it before, you'll have an "aha" moment when you realize that all of those movie quotes that you've heard repeated so many times before, come from THIS movie.

Notting Hill-  This movie is probably the reason why I love the song "Ain't No Sunshine". You'll love this movie and get upset with Julia Roberts and then love her all over again when you watch this movie. 

Desperado- I've never seen this movie, but maybe I should since I see that Antonio Banderas is in it. What do you think of this movie?

Much Ado About Nothing- This is another movie that I've never heard of and I think that it's probably a shame and it's definitely something that I do want to watch because it's from what the review says, it's a Shakespeare play and many of the actors and actresses are ones that I like. 

Die Hard 2: Die Harder- Ok, I feel that this Die Hard is probably an answer that any guy would give. I've yet, again, haven't seen this particular movie, but it has to be good because Die Hard has a saga or something like that. Look how cute Bruce is with hair!

Laura's Picks

Ever After- This is my all time favorite movie. I would definitely watch this version of Cinderella for Valentine's day, but I was waiting for someone else to pick it. 

The Proposal- There is nothing that helps you fall in love faster than forcing another person to marry you so you can stay in the United States... Unless those two people are Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds- Just looking at them could easily help the process along. 

Definitely Maybe- This is another Ryan Reynolds movie. I'm beginning to wonder if he ever ages because he looks the same. This is another great movie to watch, but when you're a parent and watching this, you're like, "Should he be telling his daughter all of these things?" This is the story of a dad telling his daughter how he met her mother by giving him three different love scenarios and having her guess which one belonged to her.

Natilee's Picks

Just Friends- Nothing says romance than being friends without benefits and being put in the friend zone. This is yet, another Ryan Reynolds film and he does look a lot younger, I suppose than he did in the other two films. This is also one of Stephanie's picks.

Holiday in Handcuffs- I think my sister may be just a bit weird. This movie is a Christmas movie about a woman who basically kidnaps a man to bring home to her parents so she doesn't look like a spinster lady. Eventually, they fall in love. I wasn't able to find it by itself, so if you want to buy it, you can buy it in a multi-pack!

Stephanie's Picks

When Harry Met Sally- It's been a really long time since I've seen this movie, so I don't really remember too much about it. It does have Meg Ryan in it and for a while, she was America's sweetheart. 

Pride and Prejudice- I was introduced to this movie ten years ago in college. I didn't think much of it at first, but now it's one of my favorites. Jane Austen's book has been made into many adaptations, but this one is one of the best!

She's the Man- This one is awkward and funny. It's one of Channing Tatums first roles and he captured many teenage hearts with this movie. Watch Amanda Bynes as she crossdresses and confusingly wins the heart of Channing Tatum.

Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!

Here were just a few of my friend's and family's favorite movies to watch on Valentine's day. I really hope that you enjoy them and I hope that you're looking forward to Valentine's day this year! 

What are your favorite Valentine's Day movies?
What do you like to do for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Amazon Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine's Day is a special day for those who are in grade school and those who have someone to share it with.

I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's day because I either didn't have anyone to celebrate it with or because I didn't have very much money to spend on it.

When my husband and I first got together, (13 years ago) we had decided to keep Valentine's Day small. We were both college students with limited income. So we always did small things. One year I made him a hat with a kid's size felt cowboy hat, some sparkly glue sticks, and then baked him some really bad, burnt cookies. Another year, we wrote each other letters with candy and pictures.

Now that we're older, we say that we'll be ok with just a date night, but that's hasn't been very realistic with having three kids and no time. We'll tell each other that we'll just skip this year, and yet, somehow, we both don't follow through and end up getting each other something anyways.

I've sent my husband cookies and he's sent me flowers. It's always fun when you receive something in the mail and with Amazon Prime, your Valentine's Day can be so much easier! You'll get free shipping on qualifying orders and most orders will arrive within 2 days- even on Sundays!

So, husband! If you read this, these are ideas that I wouldn't mind having... I mean, we're not planning anything, this year, again.

Gift Ideas

When date night is hard to come by, Netflix and Chill or Amazon and chill can be a nice relaxing time, especially when you either take home some dinner or have it delivered.

Grubhub is a great app to order from restaurants around you and try something new. (click the link to use my referral code to sign up.)

Or really, any of these gift cards can help, as well. 

If eating out, isn't your thing and you want a more personal touch, here are other ideas!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries-
or if you'd rather not spend so much, you can try to make your own arrangements-

Instead of the traditional flower bouquet, maybe try something like this Bouquet of Chocolate Roses!

Or maybe this Bouquet of Hersey's Chocolate is more to your liking.

Or maybe Cookies will do for you- (These are the kind I sent to my husband last year and they were awesome)

How about this Care Package?

And for those who don't like sweets, there are always Beef Jerky Bouquets that you can send.

Don't forget your kids! They might feel left out if they didn't get something from you. For your daughter- Minnie Mouse Candy Tin

Or your son or any superhero lover in your family- Captain America Candy Tin

And if you really want to go above and beyond for your dog, you can always get them this Heart Shaped Rope to play with.


Your cat will probably love these Catnip Shaped Hearts.


There's something for everyone on Amazon if you know how to look for it or have an idea of what you'd like.

Living in a part of the country where the weather is unpredictable, it's nice to have the option to be able to order online- especially those very cold days when I don't want to head out to shop after my husband gets home and it already looks like it's midnight even though it's only 5:30 PM.

Keeping this kid friendly, what things have you ordered online? Have you ever ordered something for a friend or family member?

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