put a little love in your february

We’re now less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. Ah, yes … the lovely holiday that many people say was created by Hallmark in order to sell more cards. But isn’t that true for most of the holidays out there? Anyways … whether in a relationship or not, I have always loved Valentine’s Day. It’s the one day where you can go out and show someone — anyone, really — how much you care about them. Or, if you prefer, it’s a great day to sit on the couch, by yourself, with a bottle of wine and some delicious desserts!

Nevertheless, here are five fun, lovey-dovey (not really) things I’m planning to try on or around February 14.

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a dish to pass

Only two days until Thanksgiving, the time known for getting together with family around a table full of treats. Some people gather at other homes, some host the feast themselves. Luckily for me, I will be traveling to meet up with family. (I couldn’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner if you paid me!) Where I’m going, each guest has been asked to bring a dish to share. In years past, I would have probably thrown together a simple dessert or my favorite lil’ smokies recipe. But this year, I want to try something different.

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a do-it-yourself halloween

It’s that time of year — when people go out and buy elaborate costumes to wear around town in celebration of Halloween. Boutique stores pop up in malls and otherwise empty buildings, and become overrun with people of all ages looking for the perfect ghostly garb.

If you’re like me, you don’t really see the point in spending almost $100 (or more!) on a fancy costume that will most likely be used once, only to sit in the back of your closet for the rest of eternity (or at least until enough time has passed to wear it again without anyone noticing). So this year, I’ve decided that I’m going to save money and put together my own costume — made out of clothing that can be used in outfits for every other day of the year!

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