Jessica Mae: Saying I Love You While Saving a Penny

Friday, January 31, 2014

Saying I Love You While Saving a Penny

I wrote this post last year and got a good response from it. I would write a new one, but I still agree with everything I stated in this post!

Valentine's Day is around the corner. There are lots of people who are starting to worry about their plans for that night. What they are going to get their loved one?? Chocolate?? Diamonds?? What they are going to cook for dinner?? Where they are going OUT for dinner?? 

But sometimes we don't need all the hustle and bustle that February 14th has to offer. Sometimes we don't need the commercialism of it all. How about some good ole' fashion "good deeds"? Some more of the usual "I love you's" during the day?

Valentines Day shouldn't put people into a panic. It shouldn't stress you out. It SHOULD be full of caring, pretty much like what every single day should be like.

So some simple ways to say I LOVE YOU...

<3 Surprise him at work or school with a homemade lunch and eat it together in between two of his classes.
<3 Organize his dresser drawers. In a way where he can find what shirt he may be looking for.
<3 Watching a movie that night that he likes and one he maybe has not seen in while.
<3 Has it been awhile since some "alone" time together?? 
<3 Leave some notes in the car for him to find when he drives to work.

<3 Have the house clean by the time she gets home from work or school.
<3 If she has been stressed out lately, a nice full body massage.
<3 Watching a chick flick that she really enjoys.
<3 Breakfast in bed.
<3 Leave a love note for her if you leave before she gets up.
<3 Take her out somewhere where you can see the stars and turn music up in the car and dance outside under that stars

Now I'm definitely not saying I'm against the flowers and chocolate. I'm all for that, but sometimes it's the simple gestures that mean the most.

Paperman by videobash

Congratulations to Cynthia for winning the Before I Shop Giveaway!!!


  1. I love Paperman! It's so cute!
    Husband and I decided to not do gifts and instead do a quiet at home date night to reconnect :)

  2. so many cute ideas! we're probably going to celebrate with something lowkey this year so i'm looking forward to that :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

  3. what great ideas! thanks for sharing!

  4. Aww these are such cute ideas!!!! So priceless! And That freaking Paperman video is awesome!
    By the way I wanted to invite you to join the utah bloggers facebook group I just started: Utah Chic Bloggers
    Kat |

    1. Thanks so much! And I will definitely join :)

  5. Totally agree with this post! Sometimes it's the little things that mean the absolute most. Thanks so much for sharing!



  6. Loving these super cute and easy ideas!



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