Valentine’s Day Tips to Give Your Man

Does your man lack a bit of imagination in the romance department? Is his idea of a romantic Valentine's Day a kiss on the cheek before he leaves for work? Girl, he needs some backup. Lucky for you, our style expert, Luke Reichle, is offering tips to help get him back on track. Print this out and leave it on the kitchen table or email it to him... you know, "by accident."

Valentine's Day, or as many of my guy friends like to call it, "Val the Destroyer," is responsible for more breakups, nights on the couch and withholding of "intimacy" than any other date on the calendar. But don't despair. Secrets of the Red Carpet is here to help you through this trying time. Handled properly, V-Day can be the source of enough boyfriend points to last you to, well, next Valentine's Day. So…

Plan ahead
Do this now: Take out your mobile device of choice and put an alarm on Feb. 14. Then, set a reminder for one day, two days and one week before. Set it to recur yearly from now until that year in the future when you no longer wish to get laid.

Then: Make a dinner reservation. Someplace nice. If you don't know what that means, ask if they use cloth napkins. It doesn't have to be a bank breaker, but do NOT take her to a sports bar. If you do and the night goes badly, I WILL say I told you so.

Then: Arrange for a token or tokens of your affection. The big three are:

  • Flowers: Have them delivered during the day to her place of work so there will be witnesses to your awesomeness.
  • Chocolate: 1) Make sure she's not allergic and 2) If she's on a diet — or even if she's not — make it small and precious. A perfect chocolate dipped strawberry is a good choice.
  • Jewelry: Always welcome. Here, it really is the thought that counts. But a word of warning: If you're going to give her jewelry at dinner, make sure it's not in a ring shaped box. This sets up an expectation that will backfire badly, unless of course you're proposing marriage.
To top the evening off, or to get it going, nothing says lovin' like lingerie. Ferret out her size, and if you're not sure on styling, get advice.

10 Love quotes for Valentine's Day

Instead of giving your partner a store-bought card this Valentine's Day, create your own card with one of your favorite romantic quotes. Buy blank stationery, write your husband or boyfriend a love note and include one of these quotes about love.


Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

~ Robert Frost

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart.

~ Helen Keller

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

~ Henry David Thoreau

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

~ Leo Tolstoy

Brief is life but love is long.

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

~ Franklin P. Jones

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

~ Aristotle

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

~ Sophocles

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork

~ Pearl Bailey

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

~ Henry Drummond

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Let me tell you about my siblings. We're all very different from each other, physically and in personality.

I'd probably be the quietest one. I have a dry sense of humour. I pipe up with one liners every now and then. I'm like the mother hen. I organise everyone. Cook for everyone. And pretty much just make sure that everything is going as I we want it to. I'm the boss lady.

My younger brother is quiet too. But only really when you compare him to my two sisters, but more about them in a second. My brother is extremely funny, with his own quirky sense of humour. He's a very talented motorbike rider, winning medals for cross country riding {I've probably called it the wrong thing - but whatever it is, he's a dare devil}. He can also fix anything, and is the sort of person you call when you need someone to tell you that it will all be okay.

My Lil Sis and Big Sis, they're like foghorns. Different in personality, but both veeeeery loud. Lil Sis is into everything being clean and sanitary. I'm sure she keeps a pack of dettol and glen20 in her back pocket. She's smart, great with money, organised and always {always!} enthusiastic.

Big Sis is a go getter. She's a singer but also Vice President of an International company {you may have one of their credit cards in your purse}. She's teeny , and she's sassy. Men fall at her feet. They always have. She's the life of any party and has more friends than I could possibly count.

Last Friday night Ma, and my two sisters came around for a pasta dinner {it was pretty mediocre by the way}. It came bedtime for little Lacey so I headed down to bed to put her down. I could hear my two foghorn sisters laughing their heads off. Lacey isn't the easiest baby to put to sleep so I was anxious that their laughter would keep her awake. I also wondered what on earth they were laughing at. When I left they were watching The Biggest Loser and that's not usually funny.

Lacey nodded off without much trouble at all. I had nothing to worry about. I headed upstairs to find my two sisters in hysterics reading my blog. It warmed my heart and made my smile. And I'm still smiling now.

It's Finally Time...

It's finally time to launch {oh, that word is so odd!} my little eBook: Let's Give Them Something To Blog About.
It's Finally Time...

Let me tell you a little bit about it:

♥ Something To Blog About is a cute little eBook to give you ideas on what to blog about. If you often get stumped for ideas, and get a little blogger's block, then Something To Blog About will help you to get your mojo back.

♥ It's fun. It's pretty. It's easy to read. Something To Blog About has 40 ideas for you to blog about. Each idea has a small paragraph or two to go with it. I'm pushing you in a certain direction, inspiring you to blog, without holding your hand the whole way.

♥ I get lovely emails every other day asking about blogging ideas and tips for blogging. Something To Blog About is what other bloggers have been asking me for, for a while now, in one neat little package.

♥ It's printable. So print it out and keep it near your desk {or blogging spot} and refer to it whenever you feel the need.

♥ There are 40 ideas in Something To Blog About but you can make this into many, many blog posts. You can interpret each concept into many different Blog Posts, and your perspective on each will change as time goes on, and you grow. I look forward to seeing how each blogger that purchases it turns into their own little piece of themselves.

♥ Ten percent of all profits will go to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. I thought it would be nice that we donate a little to something very special.

So if this sounds like something you'd like to be part of then just use the paypal button below. I will {and Hubby will help too} be sending them personally through email but I hope to have it sent to your inbox within moments of you purchasing it. Please let me know if the address that you buy with paypal isn't the email that you want the eBook sent to.

The size of the eBook is 2MB. If that's too big for you, then please let me know and I'll try and reduce it for you {it may compromise the quality of the images, but I'm sure not by much}.

And lastly... I would appreciate if you didn't share this eBook. I currently earn no money from my blog. I have no advertising, and I consistently provide content daily {sometimes twice} for no profit at all. I do it for love. LOVE! So please share the love by not sharing my eBook. When you purchase it you purchase it for YOURSELF only. I hate to get all teacher/nanny/cop/angry Mama on your butt, so please just do the right thing.

If you have any problems or have any feedback please email me at:

So thank you so much for all your enthusiasm, and encouragement. Enjoy. xx