10 things NOT to do on valentine’s day.

Hi everyone! I’m Katherine and I blog over at The Duchess of Plumewood! I just wanted to give you (guys and gals) a little heads up and 10 things NOT to do on Valentine’s Day… forewarned is forearmed people remember that!

10 things NOT to do on valentines day // LLinaBC.com

So on cupid’s day please please please DONT:

1. Get your loved one a workout tape. It basically says you’re body needs work. Let’s just say your face will get slapped.

2. Go on a first date.  Pick a different day, this either screams that you’re going to fast or that you don’t own a calendar.

3. Wear all black to work and shoot people in love ugly looks. How awkward! Let people have their love drunk day, you can scribble weirdly in your notebook later.

4. Get drunk and call your ex. This applies every day not just on Valentine ’s Day. Just delete that phone number. Bad breakups are good for you.

5. Make obnoxious social media posts about how you’ll be coupled up this time next year. That’s weird and makes you seem like a desperate psycho. You’ll end up marrying someone before you’ve known them a year and people will talk about you behind your back.

6. Get your loved one absolutely nothing. Even if you say no gifts, a bouquet of flowers or case of beer is the MINIMUM.

7. Think ‘dinner and a show’ means pizza and a monster truck rally or tofu and the Vagina Monologues. Be nice to your date or they will spend the whole date thinking about how you’re a huge mistake.

8. Discuss how love is just chemical reactions in a very loud voice. Nobody cares about your cynical views or your PHD in Chemistry..

9. Break up with your date. That makes you the lowest scum on earth.

10. Propose. Make another day special for the love of God. Just don’t do it. Just don’t.

I hope this makes your Valentine’s Day a little easier! Come drop by and say hi!

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thank you katherine. you’re a genius. now let’s hope america listens.

there is a lot more fun where that came from, go visit her blog the duchess of plumewood.

happy wednesday.

the week in photos.

I can’t focus. I am so excited. [J] + I are traveling to chicago this afternoon, to spend the weekend. the city is so beautiful this time of year. and there are so many amazing holiday activities to enjoy.

[don’t let it snow on our road trip. please].

in other exciting news, I was browsing instagram this morning and stumbled upon this gem from a fellow blogger. all 3-wick candles from bath & body works are $8 in store today only! [they’re regularly $20]. their holiday scents will immediately bring christmas to your house. they’re amazing.

now for the week in photos, according to instagram.

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

it’s been quite cold around these parts. it’s all about the layers. and this extremely warm coat.

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

[J] got quite creative with the landscaping around his gingerbread house.

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

and I was channeling the north pole + santa claus.

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

I love this shot christmas decorations.

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

working on a DIY project that I’m very excited about. it’ll be up on all things E blog next week!

week in photos, dec 13 // LLinaBC.com

snapshot from my morning.

[*editor’s note: do not ask why I have a coffee mug from the view. I really don’t know. I have never even watched the show].

it is time to begin packing!

come on the trip with me instagram + twitter.

happy weekend.