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Loving Life & Not Just Things

Loving Life & Not Just Things

It is easy to get caught up in the world of working for things. We’re all guilty of it, and often have to take a step back to remember the whys of needing to purchase items or save up to spend. While we all have the necessities, we plan on stepping into Spring with a clear head and heart, and really appreciate life without all the material that goes along with it. Good Vibes Only We’re making some changes this year and 2017 is full of only positive thoughts! Start your day with 5 personal goals and 5 professional goals. Writing down your thoughts after waking up is a great way to purge any lingering ideas from the day before and set your day in motion with a plan of action. At the end of the day, write down 5 things you are thankful for and 5 things you did well that day. Self-motivation is extremely powerful when you have positive and focused thoughts. We recommend keeping a journal with you to jot down whenever you feel inspiration, or to work through any anxieties. It is often as easy as purging those thoughts onto paper to get them out of your head and then make a plan of change. Get Inspired Find the creative outlets that get your mind moving and gears turning. We try to pick up at least one book a week and read cover to cover between Monday and Friday. Whatever the topic, enjoy fully and let yourself be immersed. If you don’t think you can fit an entire book into your schedule, jump online and...

How To Propose AFTER Valentine’s Day

Did you feel the pressure to pop the question on Valentine’s Day, but didn’t think it was just right? You did nothing wrong! The traditions of Valentine’s Day often associate to marriages, courtship, and proposals but hey, these are more modern times. Waiting until after the holiday lets you make the day about your relationship, and not commercial notions of red roses and chocolates. Make It Special The bright side: she is definitely not expecting it. After the holidays, Valentine’s Day in the media and internet does everything it can to make us think we have to complete a grand gesture by February 14th. Once the evening passed and no ring was dropping in the champagne or hidden in the dessert, she probably relaxed a little bit and just moved on the February being just another month. Time for the surprise! Everlasting Love The best way to propose after Valentine’s Day is to keep calm and kick anything tacky. It may be tempting to go after some of the on sale V-Day items, but personalizing the proposal will show her you intended to plan the moment after the holiday and didn’t just botch it on the 14th. Whatever you did for Valentine’s Day, do the opposite. If you treated her to roses, chocolates, and a fancy dinner, bring her to the place you met or put together your own home cooked meal. Planning a weekend away post Valentine’s Day is also a great idea to take her out of her expectations and get swept away in relaxation away from home. Without having to stress about cooking or cleaning, you...

Why Red for Valentine’s Day?

Red roses, cards, red velvet cupcakes, balloons, and teddy bears. Everything we associate with Valentine’s day revolves around this color which we often consider the color of love. Why is everything red on Valentine’s Day? Always interested in the origins of our traditions, we did a little research on the symbolic color and what its variations mean for the spirit of St. Valentine and our proclamation of love on this day. Legend Has It Could it have been St. Valentine being jailed and sending a letter to his love signed “From Your Valentine”. It may have just been a symbolic date representing agriculture and marriage. While there are many historical ideas of how the holiday came about, the color red has long been associated with love, passion, and lust. In the 1840’s, Valentine’s cards assembled with ribbons, lace, and pictures were mass produced for the first time. These ornate tokens of love often incorporated red hearts, the symbol of our emotions and love. Artists have long interpreted the heart as a center of life, pumping blood through our circulatory system and controlling those feelings which seem beyond our control. It has become common to hear of our hearts “skipping a beat” or “aching” at the sight or loss of a loved one. The notion of red symbolizing life and the heart housing all our romantic pulls transformed modern Valentine’s Day into a bright display of the color. Paint The Roses Red The gift of red roses also contributes to the symbol of red on Valentine’s Day. The rich, bright color of red roses stands out from all other choices....

Share The Love!

Party ideas when you want to share love with friends and family At Events By Deb, February isn’t just about celebrating your significant other, it’s about appreciating everyone in your life. Our family, Clients and friends deserve some extra love to remind them all how important they are to us! Sending cards throughout the year on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays is one of the many ways we can express our sincerest appreciation to everyone we love. Love For All Host your own love themed party for everyone you know! Before (or after!) February 14th, let your friends and family know you’re throwing a Love For All party and take advantage of some Valentine’s themed sales! Decorate simple but fun with white, pink, and red balloons, letting the strings dangle as everyone mingles through them. Stock your celebration with sweets so everyone gets chocolate this year even if they’re not in a couple. Concoct a signature beverage for your guests with champagne, raspberries, and a splash of pink lemonade. To add that extra touch as a hostess, pick up boxes of candy hearts and write a To and From for every guest! The nostalgia of exchanging Valentine’s in grade school will add that retro flair to make your party extra special. Whether you’re having a girls only party or friends and family festivities, there are so many ways to add a personal touch to your celebration. Take advantage of some V-Day themes and then add a unique touch such as a make your own hot chocolate bar complete with marshmallows, chocolate chips and heart shaped sprinkles. Plan a happy hour wine...