Surprise! I love surprises! Do you? I’m curious! Just this weekend I received a wonderful gift from a very special love in my life! You see, I’m an artist living in NYC and loving it, but I miss my roots, too! I grew up in the mountains of Colorado, so I’m an outdoors girl, too! It’s so beautiful there…and here, too, in different ways. Well…recently it was my birthday…and he surprised me with the BEST gift of all…a trail ride in the Shenandoah Valley!!!!!!!!! I haven’t been on a horse in over a decade. I’m not even a regular rider, or anything, but I LOVE them. I LOVED IT! IT WAS MAGICAL! HE WON MAJOR POINTS FOR THAT ONE! The horse was amazing, so gentle and responsive to my commands. The guides were incredible (seriously, River’s Bend Ranch, they’re awesome), and the experience was excellent! We took a ride by the river, through the forest, and loved every minute of it! He won major boyfriend points with that one. The sweetest thing: he’s not an outdoorsy guy himself, but he knows how much I love the air, the mountains, the animals, etc., so he planned this whole day trip (zipcar, lunch) and everything and then surprised me with the bday gift! Such a lovely guy, and I feel so blessed to have him. Plus…this isn’t the first time he’s surprised me with something I wanted so badly…he surprised me with Hamilton tickets for our anniversary…so he’s definitely amazing!

 

Seriously. Where does the time go? I don’t know if you’re like me, but I found myself thinking the other day that I had yet to choose something or make something (and I definitely prefer to make something because it’s so personal and so much fun!) for my cute guy (who deserves it like nobody’s business) AND I WAS LEAVING ON FRIDAY (TODAY) TO GO SEE HIM SO I HAD BETTER FIGURE IT OUT BEFORE HE CAUGHT ME SNOOPING ON THE INTERNET STILL TRYING TO DO SO! I know, I know what you’re thinking…really? You left it to the last minute? Ummm…not really…Like many of you (I’m guessing) I was stumped about what special thing to do for him. You see, we don’t put value into buying expensive gifts for each other or going over the top on one particular day of the year. We’re loving to each other every day, but we figure that Valentine’s Day is still something to be acknowledged regardless. So really…it’s in the sweet things we do for each other that we find solace daily. But…I still like to do fun, cute things for him anyway to truly show my love for him. For those that have not yet figured out what it is they’re doing…or even forgotten that V-day is so close upon us (and they may need two day shipping)…check this out!

Here’s a link to a bit about some of the most WISHED for items…interesting, right? Maybe your mom, dad, brother, sister, significant other or your cat would love something you never thought they would…plus you can sign up for free 2-day shipping through amazon prime and get there pretty darn close to the big day!

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I bet you know someone who could use this info for their own Valentine’s Day salvation…so please feel free to share the link with anyone who may need it! Plus…I’ve included a cool pic that I took myself and I think it’s fitting for this post. 🙂 Happy early Valentines Day! :))))