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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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Obsessive Romance: The Kind You Root For

It’s rare that we get snow days in GA. Rare and wonderful.

The boys have been home from school, Superhubby has been home from work, and we’ve all been pretty lazy. Except for all the snowball fights, that is.

These surprise down days have given me time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while– time that has started a trend. My husband calls it an obsession.

Let me explain.

Years ago BC (before children), Superhubs and I used to watch a lot of TV together. One of the shows we watched together was Veronica Mars. We were both big fans.


Veronica Mars– the story of a teenaged wanna-be private eye who spends her days in normal high school drama and her nights solving crimes, like the murder of her best friend.

So when I found out that a Veronica Mars movie was on its way to theaters (releasing March 14, 2014), I was PUMPED.

But TV being pretty much a luxury for me now, I realized there was a lot I’d forgotten about the show. So, I’m re-watching. And these snow days were perfect for indulging myself.

And perhaps Superhubs is right– I’m obsessed. Again. Just like I was when I watched this show years ago.

What’s got me obsessed?

Is it the great writing, interesting stories and compelling characters?


Is it Veronica Mars herself (played by the adorable Kristen Bell) and her snarky mouth, wit like a rapier and “no fear” skills as a high school private investigator?

Partly. (PS- I want to be her when I grow up.)

But mostly it’s Logan Echolls (played by Jason Dorhing) and his bad-boy, “I need serious psychiatric help but I’m loveable because I’m broken” devotion to Veronica.


The passion between these two characters is grrrrreat! (Insert Tony the Tiger…)

Hate-hate-hate-HATE-hate-hate-toleration-toleration-what’s-happening-with-these-two-whoa-what-the-heck-they’re-kissing-I-want-them-to-be-together-forever kinda passion.


It’s the classic story of two characters who hate each other’s guts but are drawn together by circumstances only to find that they have more in common than they thought and can really bring out the best in each other.

Here’s the thing– **Spoiler alert!** There’s no happy ending here. (Okay, sorry if I spoiled that for you).

The show was canceled after three glorious seasons. Re-watching is just reawakening the feelings of injustice that I never got the rest of Veronica and Logan’s story.

Hence the reason why I am PUMPED about the movie.

It picks up 9 years later, after the last thing we see in the show. Veronica has grown up; moved on. She’s got a new dude in her life (well, not new, but…just watch the show.) But something brings her back to her hometown…and to Logan Echolls.

And even in the preview for the movie,  when we see Veronica and Logan together on screen for the “first” time in 9 years… well, I might have done a fan-girl squeal. Might have. Probably did. You’ll never really know.


So I’m obsessively re-watching this show and indulging in the on-again-off-again-on-again-will-they-just-make-it-official-already relationship between Veronica and Logan.

As I’ve said, I’m a hopeless romantic and these two have got that magic romance thing going on, people.

Not everyone loves Logan and Veronica together, though. If you’re a fan of the show or if you decide to watch it, you’ll have to let me know– are you #TeamLogan or #Team…someone else?

If you haven’t seen the show, you’re missing out.

You still have time to watch before the movie comes out. Amazon Prime has all 3 seasons available for free right now.

Share with me: What good movie or TV romance has gotten your attention lately? What’s your favorite TV romance?

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Vlog Book Review of Grave Consequences by Lisa Bergren & A Travel Memory


Grave Consequences (Book 2 of The Grand Tour Series) by Lisa T. Bergren — 5 stars. Loved it.

Romance, history, travel, mystery– this book has it all. I wish I had written this series. It is perfection!

Book 1 of the series is called Glamorous Illusions. Also 5 stars.

Lisa Bergren is at the top of my list of beloved authors. She should be at the top of yours, too.

Watch the vlog to hear me tell of one of my craziest memories from a trip to Europe.

Share with me: What’s a favorite memory you have from a vacation or trip?

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