I love Valentines Day. Even when I was single and lonely (not having my first relationship until just five years ago), Valentines Day was still one of my favorites. Why? There's free cupcakes and chocolates everywhere!
In my single days, I learned to work the system. Be a scavenger, you know? For example if you work in an office, look for the girl holding a box of chocolates with a disgusted look on her face. The chocolates she received probably came from her creepy stalking ex-boyfriend.
That's when you say, "So um... I take it you don't want those chocolates? No? I'll take those off your hands. The roses too..."
***Valentines Outfit Under $30***
Vintage Lane Bryant dress - won on Listia, an auction website that uses points instead of money
Vest thingy - http://www.599fashion.com/
Tights - target
Oxfords - Kohl's clearance, ages ago
Necklace - yard sale
Knit tam- local beauty supply store
Me and the husband decided to make it a family Valentines evening so River got to join in on the fun for the first time.
Our evening wasn't exactly ideal.
We went to our favorite Italian place (because Italian is as fancy as it gets around here).
A lovely Cotton Club inspired jazz duet was there and they were awesome but the restaurant was loud, super busy and packed from top to bottom AND River was antsy, shrieking, whiny and very uncooperative. To make matters worse the restaurant was horribly short staffed, having only two waitresses... but the one waitress we had was pretty darn terrible.
I was a waitress for a few years, so I know how tough a job it can be but we sat at an empty table for well over 30 minutes and watched the waitress take the orders from tables that arrived waaaaay after we did. She never stopped at our table to ask if we needed anything and at times it seemed as if she was intentionally ignoring us.
Me and my husband are extremely patient people - sometimes TOO patient. I can see any other person flying off the handle over such a bad experience but... we were too hungry to find another place.
What did you all do for Valentine's Day??