Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the only day a year when no one can judge you for decking yourself out head-to-toe in pink, for eating all the sweets, and for spending way to much on a seafood dinner.
As you can tell, I’m a fan. I wasn’t planning on writing a post today, but I was inspired by Emma Leuman’s E-list for Valentine’s Day (not subscribed? You SHOULD be). For all of those who can’t stand the holiday, you clearly don’t see the benefits. And I’m talking about treating yourself. I don’t recommend blowing your rent money on a dress that you saw in that magazine that one time. Instead, let’s stick to maybe a chocolate from your favorite cafe or a new pair of undies for your eyes only. Let this be your day to embrace yourself and celebrate another year of healthy living, be that with someone else or not.
Here’s my list of my five favorite ways to treat myself for Valentine’s Day.
1. A Cafe Au Lait
The best “treat yo’ self” move of them all is grabbing a fun over-priced fancy coffee that you probably shouldn’t spend money on.
2. A New Book
Jorge and I told each other we were going to start buying a new book every month. I love reading, but sometimes I find myself in a funk where I can’t for the life of my find something I’m vibing with. Current read: The Nest.
3. Pamper Time
This is no shock to anyone who knows me or the blog. Spa time is the best treat I can ever give myself. This Valentine’s weekend, I’m planning on a luxurious bath, a sheet mask (a special one I’ve been saving for a special treat) and an all over body scrub (make your own with this DIY!)
4. Fresh Blooms
From yours truly, for yours truly. My personal favorite are white roses. I love giving, others receiving from others and buying myself a beautiful arrangement. I long for summer days when the farmers market is home to gorgeous bouquets in every color of the rainbow.
No, not the type of baking you’re thinking of. Bake cookies or cupcakes for a sweet treat that’s customizable to your personality. This year I’m making cheesecake stuffed strawberries (which I guess isn’t really baking, but more like crafting food). The limit is your imagination. But don’t be afraid of settling for a box mix. Some of my best cookies have come from mixing box cake mix with eggs and milk.