I absolutely LOVE Valentine’s Day! (used to loathe it…but that’s another story…

I absolutely LOVE Valentine’s Day! (used to loathe it…but that’s another story)
I hope you create memories with your loves, and give, give, give (time + attention + creativity) without ANY expectation of receiving. (…ahhh…the secret to LOVING Valentine’s Day!)
Here’s a FUN fruit + cheese board I put together to show how lovely it would be to just stay in for the night, talking, and snacking on beautiful food.
This style of eating is incredibly intimate, and SIMPLE!
Light candles, and sprinkle rose petals on the dining table = magical ?
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019!

The back story:
Ever since high school had I hated Valentine’s Day.
Maybe you have too?
Do I hate chocolate? (nope?) Do I hate flowers? (not at all)

Do I hate fancy dinners?(not even close)

Do I hate heart shaped sugar cookies. (no way-plus I have an amazing recipe for them)

Do I hate LOVE? (absolutely not)


Valentine’s Day hate is what happens when something doesn’t turn out the way we wanted or when we don’t get the anticipated satisfaction from another’s reaction.

We compare ourselves to other people/relationships, instead of looking at what we really want in our own lives – and making THAT happen.
Valentine’s Day places too much pressure on external factors for feelings of satisfaction.

Instead of hating on Valentine’s Day, what if we used it as a BIG, glittery, yearly reminder to increase the love we give to others – daily – consciously – all year long.
#noHallmarkcardrequired (I’m still baking heart shaped sugar cookies with the kids at some point this weekend though)



My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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