Thursday, February 14, 2013
Men will spend twice as much money buying for their loved one as women will today, the National Retail Association reports.
Thursday, February 14
Money can’t buy love, but on Valentine’s Day, most people are cashing in to please their significant other, GoBankingRates.com reports. According to the National Retail Federation, women will spend $88.78 on Valentine’s Day gifts, while men will spend $175.61. Americans will spend more than $4 billion on jewelry alone, according to the U.S. News & Report. The news source ranks the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts as follows: What did you give or receive this Valentine’s Day? Share it with us in the comments section.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Little gestures of love on Valentine's Day for the whole family
Since having kids, Valentine's Day has changed from trendy restaurants with candlelight dinners to making heart-shaped pancakes for the kids. That's OK with my husband and I because after all, our kids are the biggest expression of our love. So, instead of celebrating Valentine's Day with just one night of romance,we find that Valentine's Day is the perfect day for small surprises that say "I Love You!" There are an endless number of small ways to show your family love this Valentine's Day but here are a few fun and creative ideas to inspire you and make this Valentine's Day extra special. 1. A Sweet Treat. Make your family one of their favorite sweets. Maybe a favorite cookie to take in their lunch box or that Dad can take to work. Last …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
To ensure you don't scare your date away during your Valentine's Day dinner, researchers say to drink a glass of milk with garlicky foods.
Tuesday, February 12
Are you planning on taking your sweetie to a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day? To avoid garlic breath, researchers say to grab a glass of milk. The Institute of Food Technologists reports that drinking milk while eating food filled with garlic can cut down on the bad breath commonly linked with the food. The news source says whole milk does the trick better than reduced fat options, and drinking the beverage with the meal is proven more effective than drinking milk afterwards.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The average person will fork out $130.97 on Valentine's Day gifts, according to a national survey. That's up slightly from last year. How much do you plan to spend on your Valentine?
Love — and money — are in the air this time of year. Americans are expected to spend $18.6 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation, citing a survey by BIGinsight. That comes out to $130.97 per person, which is up from $126.03 last year. Perhaps not surprisingly, men will outspend women, with an average of $175.61 each compared to $88.78, according to the survey. While most of that spending is going toward significant others, 20 percent of people plan to buy a Valentine's Day gift for their pet. Yet there's hope for those who place a premium on quality time together instead of gifts. According to a study by Discover Financial Services, a majority of couples prefer to spend time together than …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Simple ways to put the kids to work and still have a Romantic evening at home
No babysitter for Valentine’s Day this year? Don't worry about it! You can still have a fun and romantic evening at home, even with the kids. When our kids were young, we could never get a babysitter for Valentine’s Day. But we recovered by putting the kids to work. That’s right. Putting the kids to work. I asked my kids if they could help put together a romantic evening for Daddy and I. Even though they were 7 and 9 years old, they took it on as a challenge and were quite creative. Here's how it worked. 1. Decide whether you are going to cook a romantic meal or order in from one of your favorite restaurants. We enjoy cooking but if you don’t, treat yourself and get carry out. Fancy food, not a big mess to clean-up, and a much less …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This week Barnaby's is offering fun, Valentine's Day inspired pizzas
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Thursday, February 10, 2011
For more than 40 years, Barnaby's Family Inn has been keeping the community of Des Plaines well-fed and smiling. In the spirit of Valentine's Day they are offering guests heart-shaped pizzas for dine-in and carry-out at the regular menu price Feb. 11-Feb. 14. Perfect for couples, families and friends. Also, until the end of the month, every Wednesday Barnaby's is offering 50 percent off your food tab when you dine-in. Barnaby's is open 7 days a week Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sun 12 p.m.-9:30 p.m.