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I know Valentine’s Day for most of you means flowers, chocolate and a romantic dinner with your loved one.  For me….IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!  The picture above is me spending Valentine’s Day week in St. Marteen and Anguilla with my best friend for my birthday week, 2 years ago! For the past 3 years, I’ve spent my birthday on vacation.  In 2014, I went to Anguilla and St. Marteen.  In 2015, I went to Cancun with my boyfriend for a week, and Disneyworld Orlando the following week to celebrate my daughters birthday. In 2016, I went to NOLA with my boyfriend and then LEGOLAND Florida that summer for my daughters birthday.  I know what you’re thinking, do you ALWAYS spend your daughters birthday in Florida.  Uh yeah! My boyfriend’s family still lives in Florida, which saves us a ton of money in terms of finding somewhere to stay while enjoying all of the great places and things Florida has to offer.  However, this year the circumstances have changed.  This past summer I moved into an apartment with my boyfriend and daughter, and now that we’re paying an hefty rent, birthday plans this year looks different.  My daughters birthday is two weeks after mines and I decided to throw her a birthday party this year for her 5th birthday! What does this mean….I’ll be having a low budget, at home birthday!  I am not too worried, I am excited to see the excitement from my daughter at her birthday party.  I am also learning to accept changes and adjustments as life and responsibilities change.  I am not looking for the most luxurious trip or gift this birthday. I just want to feel special and loved….as I do everyday!

Fun fact about Valentine’s Day: 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

Ladies, how will you make your man feel special and loved, this year?!