If you remember in my last post, Valentine’s Day is all about the food for us! Whether we go out or eat in – which is about 50/50 each week depending on how we are feeling. This year we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early and teamed up with Whole Foods to bring you the perfect Valentine’s Dinner you can make at home for under $60! Now, you know we shop at Whole Foods pretty often (usually 2-3x a month) in addition to some of other favorites (Trader Joe’s, Target, Costco), but we almost ALWAYS get our meat at Whole Foods. It’s just the TOP of the line and still affordable. Shopping List 2ct Filet Mignon 1/2 lb Shrimp Handful of Asparagus 2ct Yukon Potatoes Gorgonzola Cheese 4 Garlic Cloves Tablespoon of Chopped Onions* Butter* 1ct Lemon Seasonings – salt, pepper, garlic powder* Red Wine Reduction Ferrari Carano Wine* or any red wine on hand Balsamic Glaze* Honey* Mini Cheesecake Strawberries *Items we already had on hand and not included in the the cost. Quantity/Weight may also vary your cost. We chose LARGE filets. Our total cost was just under $60. We also snagged a dozen roses for $20.99 (Huge sale for 2 Dozen starting 2/7 for $24.99). How to Make the Perfect Valentine’s Dinner At Home Note – Most of our prep is “to…

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We do things a little differently around here for Valentine’s Day. Huge gifts aren’t our thing, so we opt for a nice dinner (either out or at home) and often just get something small for one another. If you’ve procrastinated on getting a little somethin’ somethin’ for your love then look no further – we’ve got a Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her. Pssst…. these are items we already love or they are in our shopping carts! We only share items that we LOVE or that we think our readers will LOVE. xo Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $100 Him – // Kit loves these Nike’s. He is obsessed with them and wears them almost every day. He says they are super comfy! They also just came out with the new version of them as well. // LOVE these watches. They are great for golfers or those that don’t care for the bulky look. Kit has a bunch of them. This one is on his wish list and it’s on sale right now for over 50% off! // Tried and true cologne! This is my favorite and I love when Kit wears it! He’s been wearing this for years! Her – // My favorite perfume! I’ve been wearing this for about 3 years and I love it. I have allergies to a lot of…

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so the last couple of weeks have been rough for me. for my readers out there, whomever you may be, you may know that i was in a long distance relationship. a relationship of three and a half years; long distance for what would have been one year this june. unfortunately, i was blind-sighted a couple weeks ago and well i am obviously recently single. this has been one of the hardest times in my life.  waking up one day and realizing that you no longer have the love of your life by your side anymore is one of the worst feelings to experience. i really had high hopes for our future. i honestly thought i would marry this man if i had the opportunity. i would have given up everything just to spend the rest of my life with him because he made me that happiest young woman and i never thought anything of it. how does a relationship end so quickly? we always fought for each other and for what we wanted and i supported every decision he made as he did the same for me. but even with the rough patches in a relationship, we always learned to work through them and push through them because the love we had for each other was stronger than both of us. but there was…

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged because I have been so busy..but I am trying to squeeze a few posts in here! About a month ago was Austin’s 19th birthday and although I wasn’t able to spend it with him I wanted it to be special. One of the many gifts I got for him was a Pinterest inspired craft. I made clothespin messages! It was a super cute and easy do-it-yourself. Here’s a step-by-step on how to make them!  1) Gather your materials: -clothespins -sharpie pen -glue sticks -paper -red marker/pen -scissors 2) Write something on the clothespin. You can put “You’ve got mail”, “You have a message””, or whatever you would like.  3) Cut out a rectangle that will fit over the jaws of the clothespin. This will be your envelope. Draw an envelope on each however you would like and then cut each envelope in half.  4) Glue the top half to the top half of the jaw and the bottom half to the bottom jaw.  5) Next draw a trapezoid on a rectangle that will fit in between the clothespin when squeezed open (I used approx. the same size rectangle that I did for the envelope). 6) Fold the rectangle on the lines and then fold the it in half and write a message on the trapezoid (make sure it is…

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August 17, 2012 was such a memorable day for so many individuals. For me, it was my boyfriend’s sisters wedding and I was going to be a bridesmaid. For Morgan and Matthew it was their wedding day. One of the most “looked-forward to” day in someones life. It was the day that you would tie the knot and express your love for someone whom you would like to spend the rest of your life with. Usually it is a day where dreams come true. And honestly, they really do. Being a bridesmaid at the wedding was really fun and a great experience for years to come. I loved the fact that we had mismatched dress that were the same color scheme! It was so modern! I’ll keep this short and simple and I would like to say Congratulations to the happy newlyweds! I know your life is going to be filled with so many memorable moments and I am so happy for the both of you!  Here are some pictures from that day all courtesy of Kirsten Weimer. Check out her blog…it’s the best!    http://kirstenandryanwiemer.blogspot.com           Until next time…   xoxo, Leanna  

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