A Fresh Look at Valentines


Instead of roses try an orchid.


It will last at least 3x as long and I think they look just as beautiful. And did you know that orchids are where natural vanilla scents are created??

Instead of a fatty steak and chocolate try this amazing salmon recipe.

We had this for dinner last night and it was SO simple and incredibly delicious. I'm all for food that's healthy, fast and tastes like it could be bad for you. On the side I did chopped carrots and parsnips with a little olive oil put in the oven for 20 minutes at 425F and you're golden!

Instead of dessert try pb bites.

These PB bites are out of this world good! Since Matt and I have been back on our healthy kick I find myself re-appreciating the taste of healthy food. These are the perfect way to cap off a healthy night!

Instead of doing your own solo workout try some couple's yoga.

What do you think my chances are of getting Matt to do this with me?? We used to do yoga together but Matt has now decided that all forms of stretching aren't necessary after this exercise physiology course we took together that outlined the dangers of being too flexible. I took a different read on the material!

If you're single: get out on the town!

:: Skating in Toronto circa 1948 – photo from the Toronto Public Library ::

Valentine's dinners out are seriously only fun when you're with a bunch of girls. Romantic dinners are great but I've found there's just something too forced when it comes to Valentine's dates out.

If you're in a relationship: instead of watching a movie try this book.

This is not just another sex book 101 Nights of Grrreat Sexuses “secret sealed envelopes” with special instructions for a love task or favor that each partner tears out and completes for one another. I've heard from a few sources this book is a lot of fun and great to spice things up a bit!

What will we be doing?

Tonight after Bod Squad we are driving up to the cottage for a long weekend! I am SO excited. I can't wait to catch up on some sleep and hopefully finish off Homeland.