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A Little Romance for Those Feeling Unromantic

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**Originally posted on 2/14/13.**

Shocking news from a self-professed hopeless romantic– I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.

Even though I’ve been happily married to my forever-Valentine for years and years, I find this holiday to be a little, well…forced.

It’s has it’s perks, of course– the chocolate.

Growing up, my parents always gifted me with a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover’s at Valentine’s Day. To this day I think that the chocolates that come from the heart-shaped box taste better.

My husband and I don’t really celebrate V-Day. We don’t spend money on gifts and I don’t think we’ve gone to dinner on Valentine’s Day since we were dating.

Many call this holiday Singles Awareness Day and I’m all for that. Some of you might be unattached. You might be considering boycotting love all together, and sometimes I’ll admit that I can’t blame you. Romance can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes we wonder if we’ll ever find the ONE. But to quote the ever-quotable Scarlett O’Hara, “Tomorrow is another day!”

So whether you’re attached or not on this holiday, I bring you a little splash of romance to celebrate what we should be celebrating 365 days a year.

One of my favorite scenes from any movie–the desperately romantic conflict between Jane Austen and Tom LaFroy (Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy) from Becoming Jane. If you haven’t seen this movie, you must!

This song from one of my favorite bands is so stinkin’ romantic, it makes me swoon. It’s called Never Stop by Safetysuit. Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t melt you a little.

This movie, which I discovered a few years ago, might be one of the most romantic movies I’ve ever seen.

It’s called The Lost Valentine, from Hallmark Hall of Fame. If you haven’t seen it, you should make it a priority.

Share with me: What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day?

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A Little Romance for Those Feeling Unromantic

Announcing the Winner of the February New to You Giveaway!

This month’s winner of Bamboo & Lace by Lori Wick is Debbie Parmer!

Congrats, Mrs. Debbie! I’ll get the book to you soon!

Check back next month for another New to You Giveaway!

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valentines day

Shocking news from a self-professed hopeless romantic– I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.

Even though I’ve been happily married to my forever-Valentine for years and years, I find this holiday to be a little, well…forced.

It’s has it’s perks, of course– the chocolate.

Growing up, my parents always gifted me with a heart-shaped box of Russell Stovers at Valentine’s Day. To this day I think that the chocolates that come from the heart-shaped box taste better.

My husband and I don’t really celebrate V-Day. We don’t spend money on gifts and I don’t think we’ve gone to dinner on Valentine’s Day since we were dating.

Many call this holiday Singles Awareness Day and I’m all for that. Some of you might be unattached. You might be considering boycotting love all together, and sometimes I’ll admit that I can’t blame you. Romance can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes we wonder if we’ll ever find the ONE. But to quote the ever-quotable Scarlett O’Hara, “Tomorrow is another day!”

So whether you’re attached or not on this holiday, I bring you a little splash of romance to celebrate what we should be celebrating 365 days a year.

This song from one of my favorite bands is so stinkin’ romantic, it makes me swoon. It’s called Never Stop by Safetysuit. Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t melt you a little.

This movie, which I discovered a few years ago, which might be one of the most romantic movies I’ve ever seen.

It’s called The Lost Valentine, from Hallmark Hall of Fame. If you haven’t seen it, you should make it a priority.

Share with me: What is the most romantic movie you’ve ever seen? What’s the most romantic song you’ve ever heard?

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Four Things to Inspire Your Writing Today

Announcing the winner of the Wildflowers from Winter giveaway! The lucky person to receive a copy of Katie Ganshert’s debut novel is (drum roll please) LORI DILWORTH!!

Congrats, Lori! Email me your address and we’ll get that right out to you! I know you’re going to love it!

And now on to today’s topic…

Four Things to Inspire Your Writing Today:

1. Chocolate. Lots of it. In all kinds, shapes, sizes, and *flavors. *dark, white, milk, etc. Get some. Now. Chocolate produces a special endorphin that speeds up the brain synapses and helps you up your daily word count. Okay, I totally made that up, but it does do something to help me out when I write. Maybe it has magical plot-producing properties.

2. This place. Because when you publish lots and lots of books, you’ll have enough money to buy a house with an outdoor writing room that has this view.

3. This song. Because it’s a reminder of just who should be glorified with your writing.

 

4. These four guys. They are now the wallpaper on my desktop and they make me feel a little bit guilty when I sit down to the computer and I’m not writing. And plus, these dudes are not bad eye-candy. That’s also inspirational. (bonus!) 🙂 (No, I haven’t seen the Avengers movie yet, but I plan to this coming weekend.)

 

Share with me: What’s inspiring your writing today?

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