Monday, February 9, 2015

What To Do When You're Single on Valentine's Day

Bottle Cap Guru : Etsy

The silly day that was created for silly reasons that can be awesome or can just plain stink.

During my first year of High School, my best friend got dumped days before Valentines Day. You know, the day where all the couples are sending each other balloons, candy and stuffed animals. Not only was she heartbroken, but she was going to get painful reminders all day long as people all around her were receiving gifts. I couldn't have that, so I went down to the Orange Krate (our school store) and ordered 15 giant, helium-filled black and pink balloons to be sent to her class with a giant chocolate bar. 

The balloons did their job to keep a smile on her face and from then on, Valentines Day became a bit of a big joke for us as we promised always to be each other's Valentine.

Fast forward about 10 years. I'm happily married, and it's our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife. And I'm laughing out loud because I will never spend Valentine's Day with my husband.

Why is that? Let me introduce you to a little something called the National Farm Machinery Show. This is the 50th year running and it's always over February 14th. Go ahead, click that link. You'll see that they've set the dates out all the way until 2020- who the heck plans that far ahead?!

So, for everyone else out there kicking it single-style this V-Day, here's somethings ideas to spoil yourselves, enjoy!

  • Go catch a flick - by yourself. 
    • My hair salon is right next to a movie theater and while I was sitting in the chair the other night, I realized that I really wanted to go see a movie. When I was single, I would've had no problem walking right next door to grab a ticket, a giant tub of popcorn and a seat by myself. Some people might call that lonely, but try it! I call it empowering and it makes you feel fiercely independant.
  • Host a night in with friends.
    • You make the appetizers & turn on the tunes, guests BYOB and their favorite games.
  • Take a class.
    • Check out Groupon, they've always got great deals on fun activities. Yoga, Cooking, Art, Glassblowing, Dancing, Flight Simulators, Beekeping - you name it! Find that thing you've always wanted to try...and try it!
  • Walk dogs at your local shelter.
    • Petfinder can help you to locate an animal shelter near you. Plan this one a little in advance because they usually require a short training before you're able to help.
  • Pamper yourself with an at-home spa.
    • This is the one you've been waiting for, I know it. Fill up your bathtub with hot water, then sprinkle in a couple drops of lavendar oil. Light some candles. Cover your face in a honey-mask. Shave your legs for once, then slather them in lotion. Trim and polish your nails. Do whatever makes you feel like a million bucks.
  • Join the dating website Farmer's Only.
    • Just kidding- THEY'RE ALL BUSY!

Hopefully these ideas are inspiring. Wherever the day may take you, have fun! 

***Oh hey hey hey PS... I almost forgot the most important part!


  1. That Farm Show has been the reason I too haven't had many valentine day dates. It's just a Hallmark holiday anyway. I'm looking forward to my "me" this weekend ❤️


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