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5 Must-See Movies For Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air! And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by watching movies about love? There are tons of romantic movies out there, which may make it that much harder to decide on the perfect one for you and your valentine to cuddle up to this Valentine’s Day, so I have compiled a movie list of some of my favorites to help you out.

1. The Notebook

This movie is the ultimate romantic movie of our time! You can’t go wrong with the love story of a poor young man and a rich young girl who are forced to separate, but whose love never wavers. Warning: be prepared to shed many tears if you haven’t already seen this movie.

2. Casablanca

If you and your valentine are more into classics, this is the movie for you. This movie is a romantic drama film set during World War II. The story is about the love of the protagonist, Rick, and his lost love, Ilsa, who is in town with her husband. But the story is also of the drama that surrounds their love at this time and place in history as Ilsa must escape the country with her husband.

3. Love Actually

For a more lighthearted and funny romantic film, check out this movie. Although it is based around the holiday season, it’s still absolutely acceptable to watch in February (and all year round)! It follows the love stories of a variety of people of different ages and at different levels of love. Ranging from a young boy in love with his classmate who he has never spoken to, to a newly married couple, to a woman who suspects her husband is cheating on her – this movie has it all.

4. Dirty Dancing

One of my favorites, this movie tells the story of a young girl who is starting to realize the world isn’t as black and white as she had believed it to be. She discovers a different life style when she goes away on vacation with her family and meets Johnny, a “bad boy” dancer played by Patrick Swayze. Not only is the story great, but the soundtrack to this film is also quite amazing.

5. 50 Shades of Grey

For those of you who want to actually go to the movies this Valentine’s Day, this new movie opens on February 14th. Based on the very popular novel by E.L. James, this much-anticipated film has created a lot of buzz.

Any of these five films are a great choice for this Valentine’s Day. If you choose any of the five movies above, it’ll surely make your day more romantic.

What’s your favorite romantic film? Tell us in a comment below!

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Top 4 Must-See Romantic Comedies

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Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate love! Sometimes it’s better to celebrate after Valentine’s Day because then there are less crowds and things like that big box of chocolate and cute teddy bear start to go on sale! Even if you already celebrated V-Day or just want to take a break from studying, here are a mix of new romance and comedy movies to go check out in the spirit of love!

1. That Awkward Moment

A romantic comedy starring Zac Efron as one part of a trio of best friends who make a pact to maintain single status after one of them ends up heartbroken by a recent breakup.

2. Labor Day

Adele (Kate Winslet) is a struggling single mother to her thirteen year old son, Henry. On a back-to-school shopping trip, the two bump into escaped convict Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), who convinces them to take him in. Romance can only follow, right?

3. About Last Night

A “modern reimagining” of the 1986 classic rom-com. This version follows the new love for two couples as they progress in their relationships, starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Michael Ealy.

4. Endless Love

Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) is the pretty and privileged teen who falls for David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer), a troubled working-class boy, after high school graduation. Both the teen’s parents disapprove of their love, which only makes them want to pursue it more.

So get going to the movies with that special someone or even with some friends!

Did you already see one of these films? What did you think?

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3 Budget-Friendly DIY Valentine’s Gifts

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Oh, you want me to pay $45 for flowers that cost only $20 yesterday? Yep, it sounds like it’s Valentine’s Day!

We all know that the prices of the typical v-day gifts such as roses and chocolates double or even triple the week of February 14th, and yet some of us still go out and pay these crazy prices. Well I’ll give you some do-it-yourself gifts ideas that are not only much more sensible in terms of price but are also a lot more thoughtful than any store-bought gift.

1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You could find about a dozen of these at most stores for about $30 (if not more), but honestly it’s just strawberries dipped in chocolate. You could make more than a dozen of these just from getting strawberries and a chocolate bar. Wash the strawberries first and break up the chocolate bar into a small pot filled with a little bit of hot water. The chocolate will melt nicely and become perfect for dipping the strawberries into. Place the chocolate-dipped strawberries on to a baking sheet and then place them into the fridge to harden. Get creative and use other fruits to do this with – such as apples or bananas. This delicious treat is fun and romantic to share with your Valentine.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Photo © 1-800 Flowers

2. Scrapbook

All you need is some scrap booking paper (or even just colored card stock), some ribbon to tie the pages together, and photos of you and your Valentine. This can be a very thoughtful and creative gift to add that sentimental and personal value needed on Valentine’s Day to put a smile on your partner’s face.

DIY Valentine's Day Couple Love Scrapbook Craft

Photo © Paper Laces

3. Heart-Shaped Food

Making a meal for someone can be so gratifying – especially if they are someone special. Make your Valentine some morning pancakes, afternoon sandwiches, or dessert cookies. Whatever you make – shape them into cute hearts! You could use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or free-hand. It’s a simple idea that’s great for your budget and one sweet gift!

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Pancakes Strawberries Valentine's Day Breakfast

Photo © Very Best Baking

Put your own special touch to any of these ideas and I assure you that your Valentine will be just as happy (if not more so) with a home-made gift made with love.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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5 Cute and Cheap Dates for Valentine’s Day

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Has cupid’s arrow struck you this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry if you still don’t have any plans or if you are short on cash (like most of us college students). I have five ideas that you can pull off last minute for the special day and also not go broke for!

1. Cook Dinner Together

Think of a meal to make together, buy the ingredients together, then go back and cook it together. Not only will the process be fun, but you can both enjoy a nice dinner afterwards with some added candle light and a single red rose as the center piece. Add a little soft music to set the mood and share some strawberries topped with chocolate for dessert.

Romantic Candlelight Dinner Cheap College Style

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2. A Night Walk

Take a walk together holding hands to a place that is special for both of you. Shut your phones off and give each other full attention! Walk and share stories with each other you have never told before. Reflect on memories you have already made together. And gaze at the stars and bring a mug of hot cocoa to share under the moon.

Couple Walking At Night

Photo © Narratography by APJ

3. Secret Surprises

Special surprises are always good. Slide a love note under their door, leave a balloon tied to the knob, and a flower in front or taped to their door. Either do this before they wake up for them to start their day, or for them to come home to as a special way to end the night.

I love you rose taped to door

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4. Day Trip

Get in the car and go! Go to a city you have never been and just explore. Site see and spend the day being adventurous. Randomly stop at different places and find things to do to keep you busy. Make sure to take photos and have the perfect playlist for the ride!

Couple Driving Blue Pontiac Firebird

Photo © Stefan Tell

5. Friends

Valentine’s Day is not JUST about couples. It’s about for those you love – that includes friends too! Whether you are single or in a relationship, get with your significant other and your friends and do something together! Go ice skating, bowling, go see a movie, whatever it is – just spend time together. Share some food, conversation, and laughs.

Group of College Friends Ice Skating

Photo © amadut1

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What will you be doing?

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3 Things To Do Without Your Significant Other

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As a military wife, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my husband won’t always be home. A few days ago he left, and he won’t be back for three weeks! Sometimes it’s hard to suddenly change the routine that you’re used to with someone. As much as I love my husband and want him home all the time, I’ve learned that I can’t rely on him to function. It’s been a great reminder of who I am, and the inner strength that has grown in me. For those of you who find yourself alone, or your loved one is away quite often, I wanted to share with you a few things for you to do while you have this special time to yourself!

1. Treat Yourself

Yes, technically you should be working out all the time anyway, but that doesn’t always happen. With your loved one away, this will probably leave you with some extra free time! You don’t have to hit the gym, there are plenty of workouts you can do at home. Working out creates endorphins which will make you happier and relaxing from beauty treatments works just as well!

Girl Working Out on Her Abs Inside

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2. Opportunity

Now is the time to do anything and everything they didn’t want to do or is easier to do alone! I went to see the Twilight movie that my husband wouldn’t be caught dead at, I have a massage set, and I’m redecorating our apartment! It feels great to be a little independent sometimes!

Decorating the House

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3. Friends

We’ve all experienced the “relationship bubble,” you date someone, and soon that person seems to be your only friend because you spend every moment together! Whether you’re married, or dating, this is something that should be avoided. Every woman needs her girls, and every man needs his boys. With your loved one away, use this time to catch up with friends and spend some quality time with them! When you’re having fun, time seems to always fly by so before you know it, your partner will be back!

Two pretty girl friends in bedroom reading and laughing

Photo © Luis_Versa

It’s so easy to be gloomy when your significant other is away, but instead of being down, embrace the time you’re given! Don’t sit on the couch and watch the clock! Work on yourself, do the things you’ve been meaning to do, and see your friends!

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