It’s coming up on that special day in February and for me, I love Valentine’s Day as it is a reminder to love your family, your friends, your significant other, and yourself! We hustle every day to get work accomplished, kids are taken care of, dinner is served (or determined :) every night, household is in order, figure out time to exercise, and sometimes it is just darn exhausting and forget to really take care of ourselves and our relationship with our significant other!
When you are married or in a dedicated relationship, you sometimes take it for granted and don’t connect regularly with the hustle and bustle of life. This relationship is the root of YOUR family unit and should be the MOST important thing in life because really at the end of the day, your unity is what really matters and is the foundation of support that everyone needs and makes life grand!
My husband and I decide to plan a date night regularly (lately it’s been monthly) as we need to reconnect and love spending time together and either get together with another couple for date night or we plan a date night with just the 2 of us! We love our kids immensely, but yes I will admit that it’s nice to just to relax sometimes without jumping up constantly ! And sometimes we just giggle and want to stay at home to veg out and cook a nice “adult” meal and sit by the fire to cuddle and catch up on TV shows.
February is special so for a special occasion, we like to elevate our date to make it really special, exciting and FUN!
- Book a nice restaurant intown. We live in the suburbs and my hubby tends to want to go “around” the corner for convenience. But for special dates, we plan something in Buckhead or Midtown which is 30 minutes away so it truly is an event. Our fave that we recently dined for hubby’s birthday is Fogo de Chao a Brazilian steakhouse with the best salad bar on the planet!
- Dress up. We both work from home and I will admit that leggings and a sweatshirt and casualwear is the norm except we we both go to meetings a few times every week. I love getting dressed up so putting on heels and layering the jewelry, pulling out the fancy wallets, and dotting on some perfume is so much fun and gets me excited for the night! I make hubby put on his nice pants and dress shirt and let me tell you he is one fine looking man dressed up!
- Book a fun car with Turo. Have you heard of Turo? It’s like Uber for rental cars! We both have normal cars: truck and sedan so when we head “intown” and have to valet the car, it’s fun to roll up in some fancy wheels! My friends with mini vans KNOW that feeling-ha! So we head over to Turo and select an exciting car like a Porsche Panamera or Range Rover! These cars are owned by individuals like Uber and you can just rent for the day! Isn’t that cool! And they bring the car to YOU! Now that is seriously awesome!!
- Enjoy your special time. And order appetizers AND dessert! Yes!!
Remember to celebrate with your spouse, your family, and your friends BUT don’t forget to pamper yourself with a special something (uh, you know I am all about that) this Valentine’s Day!!
The idea of this post was given to me by Turo. All expressed opinions are my own.