How To Completely Ignore Valentine's Day Without Having To Sleep In The Dog House

Written by Julie Hunt

Forgetrepparttar mass marketed, red hearted Valentine Day pressure that starts heating up about now. Steer clear of high priced flowers, tasteless candy hearts and stuffed bears. Follow these tips to makerepparttar 122035 woman you love feel cherished.

Tell her Valentine's Day means more than romance and gifts. It means she'll berepparttar 122036 focus of your caring attention, dutiful doting and loving affection.

Here are 9 quick tips to escaperepparttar 122037 Valentine’s Day commercialism and still snuggle with your hunny!

1. Concentration isrepparttar 122038 Name ofrepparttar 122039 Game. Guys, you have an amazing ability to focus and solve problems! Focus on how special she is to you. Instead of stressing aboutrepparttar 122040 perfect Valentine’s gift, think about allrepparttar 122041 fun, silly, spunky, sexy, serious and loving things that she does for you. Chances are she’s doing exactly what she wants you to do in return. Think about who she is. What makes her smile? What she is truly passionate about? What small little things could you do at home every day that would make her feel more loved? Get out your love tools!

2. Under Promise and Over Deliver. Make promises early and make them often…just keep them. No emergency is more important than her love. Show your love and respect for her by honoring your time together and your commitments. Leave work early and call her onrepparttar 122042 way home and tell her you just couldn’t wait to see her. Ask her if she’d like you to pick up something special before you get there.

3. Be a Mirror. We reflectrepparttar 122043 world around us…repparttar 122044 good,repparttar 122045 bad andrepparttar 122046 ugly. Be mindful of her moods. When she approaches you with love and joy, mirror it back to her and she’ll feel especially loved and close to you. Or, if she’s had an especially bad day, initiate her cheerful reflection by filling uprepparttar 122047 bathtub with floating candles and tell her to soak inrepparttar 122048 flickering flames of reflective delight.

4. Note It. Love notes are a sure way to inspire a loving connection everyday ofrepparttar 122049 year. They don’t all have to be sappy poems. Buy a calendar, keep it inrepparttar 122050 bathroom and write a reason a day that you appreciate and admire her. Follow her torepparttar 122051 store orrepparttar 122052 dry cleaners and leave a note on her car inrepparttar 122053 parking lot. Drop them in her purse or write them onrepparttar 122054 bathroom mirror with a dry erase pen for her to wake up to. If you were thinking more alongrepparttar 122055 lines of taggingrepparttar 122056 freeway overpass try 24 hour disappearing ink.

7 Stupid Wedding Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make

Written by Chris Simeral

“What inrepparttar world could they have been thinking?”

Definitely words you DON’T want to hear your guests uttering at your wedding. But despite your best intentions, sometimes things slip throughrepparttar 122034 cracks. Sometimes you make a really silly mistake that, if you had just stopped and thought about it for a few minutes, never would have happened. The problem is that many brides and grooms are so darn busy trying to manage everything else that’s going on – from housing out-of-town guests to dealing with last-minute cancellations or additions torepparttar 122035 guest list -- they simply overlookrepparttar 122036 obvious. That’s when smart people wind up making really stupid mistakes. Here are seven common slip-ups that can ruin an otherwise perfect ceremony.

1. Failing to Thankrepparttar 122037 Guests

They came torepparttar 122038 wedding. They brought gifts. They stopped and congratulated you and took time out of their busy lives to help you celebraterepparttar 122039 joining of you and your beloved in a new life together. Don’t leaverepparttar 122040 reception hall without saying thank you!

2. Speaking While Intoxicated

This one should be a new form of misdemeanor. If your wedding traditions includerepparttar 122041 bride or groom making a speech torepparttar 122042 assembled guests, do it before you enjoyrepparttar 122043 free bar. You’ll be thankful later when you watchrepparttar 122044 wedding videos, and you won’t have to apologize to people you don’t remember insulting.

3. Bewarerepparttar 122045 Infamous “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Black underwear, white dress. It was a bad idea in elementary school, and it’s still a bad idea today. Check in a mirror in various lighting situations to make sure that your dress isn’t sheer or invisible in certain conditions prior torepparttar 122046 ceremony. If you are renting a tux, check it for rips and make sure you have it fitted before you bring it home. Also, black isrepparttar 122047 only acceptable color for a tuxedo.

4. Late torepparttar 122048 Altar

Not only is this one inconsiderate torepparttar 122049 guests and your soon-to-be spouse, but it also wreaks havoc on your vendors. Ice sculptures melt, food gets cold, and photographers lose needed time to pose people and get those still shots for memory albums. The only reason you should ever be late to your own wedding would be something completely beyond your control – like a force of nature.

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