Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines to My Romancers!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Thank you so much for your support and just like every holiday, each one is a chance to keep ROMANCE alive in your life and relationships but not never be limited by holidays!  Show your love and appreciation for your special someone every chance you get and have a ROMANTIC day!

Valentine's is one day...Love is everlasting. If you have not already picked up something special for your loved one, don't worry. Valentine's and ROMANCE is not just about gifts or how much money you spend its about your actions, words, and devotion. So if you haven't had a chance to go shopping do something different from the rest and write your special someone a love letter, go visit them on their job, send sexy text messages throughout the day to let them know you are thinking of them. You can make your special someone smile always with terms of endearment and acts of kindness much more than any gift can. Material things are not promised but you can always promise your love.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines on a Budget- Its Possible!

Valentines is tomorrow and I received an inbox message that asked how can I do something ROMANTIC for Valentines on a limited budget. I love questions like this because its let me know that their are people out there who really want to keep the ROMANCE alive in their relationship and that they trust me to give them sound adv ice.

Valentines does not have to be an expensive day. Here are 10 budget ideas for Valentines day!

1. Cook for your special someone at home and have a candlelight dinner.
2. Give him/her a massage with dim lights, romantic movie and hot oils.
3. Go for a ride and check out some of the beautiful sights of your city. Pack a picnic basket of homemade treats and stop at your favorite spot to enjoy them.
4. Take a day off or an evening off together to just enjoy each others company.
5. Netflix and Chill. Pull out some of your favorite love stories, pop some popcorn, put on your sexiest lingerie or boxers and roll play your favorite love scenes or make one yourself.
6. Invite other couples over for game night. Have everyone bring a dish and enjoy the night with other couples and have fun! Adult games are always nice for the right crowd.
7. Grab a bouquet of flowers from your local grocer. Flower shops are usually more expensive so stop at the grocery store and pick up her favorite meal from a great carry out spot and surprise him/her at work for lunch for two!
8. Get the kids in the action and bake your special someone some sweet treats that can be used behind closed doors later like pudding, jello or strawberry shortcake! Moms always love a break from cooking or baking. 
9. Make him/her a creative video or write a poem telling them why you love them and post on your social media to let the world know how much you love them. If you are like me, I love public displays of affection. Be careful tho, not all do. If they aren't the PDA person, play the video for them in front of your fireplace or over the dinner you cook them. 

10. Plan a future trip together to take and clear your schedule to make it happen over wine and chocolates.  Nothing like something romantic and fun to look forward to while putting a smile on your special someone's face. 

These are just some of my ideas! I would love to hear your suggestions on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/romancequeen101!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

My Favorite Holiday is Coming!

Yes I am a hopeless romantic! When it comes to Love I am all for it. That has been my motivation for this blog and keeping ROMANCE alive! One of the best days to show off your love for someone is Valentine's Day. Even though this is not the only day for you to show your love for your special someone or to bring some ROMANCE in your relationship, it is the most popular day for lovers and couples outside of your wedding and anniversary day!

Valentine's is not just for couples though and I said so to a friend the other day when they sadly said they always spend it alone. I know how that feels to not have a romantic partner on the biggest couple day of the year. However, I am a mother! In my blog last year I spoke about Valentine's being for kids too. You can check out that article here.  If you are a parent and you have the kids for Valentine's then why not plan something special and fun for you and the kids to do together. Its never too young to teach your son how to be a gentleman to a young lady or to teach your little princess how a true gentleman should treat her. Take your kids on a "date" and show them how its done! I've been teaching my twins romantic date tips since they could walk. 

I also suggested to my dear friend, that they take their mother out for Valentine's. Our parents gave us life and loved and raised us, so if both of your parents or available or just one, take advantage of Valentine's Day to do something extra special for them to let them know you appreciate them raising you and that you love them.  I like to take opportunities to do something for my mom since my dad is no longer with us. This is a good time to do something meaningful with your parent who has lost their loved one on this day. Take mom to the spa or dad to his favorite fishing hole. You can't go wrong doing something they love!

If you are single during Valentine's, most likely you have another single friend(s). Plan to do something together and enjoy Girls Night Out, a Singles mixer or a Bro night to the Gentleman's club. This year my fiance and I are going on our Valentine's Day date with the Drunk in Love Bar Crawl. Its not only for couples; its for singles too! You wear a red shirt if you are in love and a green shirt if you're single. It s a great way to meet other couples and singles right here in the Charlotte area. You should check it out here. If you're single, do not sit in the house getting high on ice cream and wine. Get your other single friends out and go have a blast. You never know. You might meet your forever Valentine while you're out (or in each other)!

Lastly, if you're single don't miss out on the opportunity to volunteer your time at your local shelter or family organization. Their are many families and single people living in shelters or getting assistance for various reasons who would love to see a fresh new friendly face bearing cake, candy and other little treats! My fiance regularly gets a group together to go to a nearby senior center for bingo and karaoke. He loves it and the seniors love him (especially the ladies). Spend your time meeting new people who would love a visit from you to brighten up their day even if just for a few moments!