2/05/2015

12 Ways to Add Spice to Your Relationship This Valentine’s Day

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12 Ways to Add Spice to Your Relationship This Valentine's Day

1. Trip to the lingerie store

Ladies, it’s time to treat yourself and your man. The silky satins and the luxurious laces that make you feel beautiful have the benefit of making your lover very aware of what a goddess he is with. Treat yourself to an indulgent little shopping spree at your favorite lingerie shop. On Valentine’s Day, perhaps before you go out for dinner, treat your man to a spectacular one-woman fashion show. Throw on the heels you feel most confident in and sit your fella down on the bed. Put on some sexy diva music to get you feeling like a vixen. Watch his jaw drop as you keep emerging from the closet or bathroom in a scandalous negligee that highlights your elegant décolletage or a matching set that emphasizes your ample curves. On second thought, maybe you should postpone this show until after dinner – otherwise, you might miss your reservation.

2. Make like teenagers and go make out

It’s time to throw it back to the days of yore. The hormonal teenage days of frenzied kisses before your dad opened the door, the eager nights of scouting for a dark parking lot in which you’d release your adolescent amorousness – oh, the memories of being young and in lust. Drive around. Be sixteen again and look for a parking spot that’s dark and discreet enough for you to go fool around in the backseat. As adults, we tend to go on autopilot and get right down to the entrée. Be teenagers again and feel the thrill of locking lips and letting hands roam. Feel free to let things go further. After all, there’s no curfew to worry about this time.
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2/03/2015

10 Gifts Under $20 That Your Valentine Will Find Priceless

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10 Gifts Under $20 That Your Valentine Will Find Priceless

1. Love letter on a beautiful roll of ribbon

Put on a suave dab of your best cologne and strut yourself into your nearest fabric store, gents. Browse the wares of this likely all-female store. Examine the silky ribbons, admire the satin sheens, and marvel at the luxurious lace. Considering her favorite colors and styles, pick out a ribbon of thick width in a beautiful pattern that you know she would adore. Once you’re back home, unravel the ribbon from its spool and begin writing a love letter to her. Mind your penmanship! When you’ve reached the end of the ribbon, roll it back onto the spoon. When you present her with this gift, she’ll be touched as she unspools and reads several yards’ worth of your love for her.

2. Beer with creative labels

There’s no need to buy expensive bottles of whiskey to impress your sweetie. Just get a case or two of his favorite beer in glass bottles. Create your own special labels to put on the bottles! Design some labels using downloaded templates or make your own using Adobe InDesign or Photoshop. If you want to go for a classy and funny look, use a black and white picture of him as the label’s figurehead. You can write all sorts of interesting things on them – a pretend historical biography of him as the greatest beer drinker in the world, reasons why he is such a good partner, and memories of him that you cherish. If you’d like to be punny, include phrases like “Love Lager,” “Beloved Male’s Ale,” and “I love you beery much.” He’ll love getting his very own brand of beer.
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1/30/2015

Our BIG news: Olga is Pregnant (watch our announcement video!)

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We’ve always loved sharing our happiest moments with our community. A few years back we shared Alex’s marriage proposal to Olga (and Eva), and that video went viral and (incredibly) been viewed over 2M times.
And we’re happy to share some more exciting news with you. OLGA IS PREGNANT! We’re expecting the newest addition to our family in June. It’s not easy to keep a pregnancy a secret but we managed to keep it off social media long enough to share the news in person with a good number of our closest friends and family. In each case, we told them to pose for a photo and then on the count of 3, we broke the news. As you could imagine, the reactions were priceless.  You can watch the video above!

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With Love,
Olga, Alex and Eva

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1/29/2015

14 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

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12 Romantic Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas!

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1. Scavenger hunt around the city

It’s time for a physical trip down memory lane. Think of all of your important places as a couple. The bookstore aisle where you first bumped into each other, the high school where you started dating way back when, the spot of your first date, the place where you decided to make your relationship official, the location where he proposed, your favorite restaurant, and your bench by the lake. Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year, so there are no worries about it being too dark after getting off work. Leave tender notes at each spot and include a clue as to where the next location is. Eventually, they’ll find you waiting at the last spot with flowers or a big kiss. If you want the last spot to be a smooth segue to the rest of your Valentine’s Day experience, consider having the final clue lead them to the restaurant where you’re waiting with a reservation. If you’d like to end it on a quieter, more intimate note, have the last clue lead back to your place, where you’ll be waiting with the following date idea!

2. Indoor picnic

Skip the overbooked restaurants and forget the hassle of fighting for a reservation. Why deal with all of that when you could have a cozy, customized culinary experience at home? Spread a bunch of plushy blankets on the living room floor. Add a classic white-and-red checkered blanket on top for ambiance. There’s no need to make substitutions and wonder about what to order at a restaurant when you can go grocery shopping and stock up on both of your favorites in advance. Is she a cheese lover? Delight her with ample cheese platter chockfull of pesto gouda, truffle gouda, Jarlsberg, smoked cheddar, goat cheese, and all sorts of aged temptations imported from Europe. Is he a man’s man who enjoys nothing more than a good steak? This picnic has the great quality of being located a mere room away from the oven where his steak is sizzling, all while you two enjoy your appetizers first. Eat to your heart’s content and fear not about discreetly placing your bag over your food baby as you exit the restaurant. Just clear the dishes away and plop right back on the picnic blankets. Once your stomachs settle enough, you can finish the night by burning those calories in the style of Valentine’s Day.
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1/26/2015

11 Creative Surprises to Gift on Valentine’s Day

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11 creative surprises to gift on valentine's day

1. A bouquet of mini liquor bottles

Women love receiving bouquets of flowers. Men, less so. While either sex can appreciate the aesthetic beauty of a gorgeous floral display, males are less enthusiastic about receiving them as gifts. You can still present him with a beautiful bouquet that’s sure to make him beam – a lovely bouquet of liquor. Simply get a dozen mini bottles of alcohol, some wooden sticks, filler, and a vase. Hot glue or tape the bottles onto the sticks and artfully arrange them in a vase or pot filled with Styrofoam or some other type of filler. Rather than pairing lilies with freesia or honeysuckle, use your flower arranging skills to delicately create a display of Fireball, Jack Daniel’s, and Maker’s Mark. Just as you drink in the scent of roses, so too will he drink in this pleasing bouquet.

2. A cute jar full of date ideas

There are endless uses for Mason jars – they are so practical, so cute, and so versatile. Decorate a jar to your liking. Perhaps you’d like to cover it in red velvet, haul out the Modge Podge and cover it in light pink glitter, or design a romantic label to place under a ribbon bow. Write down date ideas that you’d like to try on pink and red popsicle sticks. Now, whenever date night rolls around, simply reach into the jar to pick out an exciting and romantic activity!
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