Give Your Man Some LOVE!

It is almost that time to celebrate DAD…And with that comes the pressure to buy that perfect gift! Just remember it isn’t all about a material gift.

Sometimes its all about the little things.

Kisses are FREE !

All you have to do is pucker up and start kissing him.Head to toe…let him know how much you care.

Treat dad to breakfast in bed. Call me crazy but I do this almost daily (depending on my schedule) for my husband.  I bought a bed tray years ago from PIER 1 and it was the best money I ever spent and I got it on sale too!

Go to the drug store,grocery store or the always awesome Whole Foods Market.

Fill a tote or a basket with all things you know he will love and within your budget. They have all you need for that eco-friendly health enthusiast in your life. (My new fave brand for men is OLIVINA MEN). From wine,beer,food to shaving lotion to lip conditioner…this store has what you need.

Get him a shirt he will LOVE…Magna Ready is a unique shirt company you’ve gotta see!DSC_5895

Give dad a a bath. Fill a tub with Epsom salts and add a few drops of  pure essential oil like eucalyptus or peppermint or rosemary. Refreshing. I love the brand called Aura Cacia.

If you can get a baby sitter.escape and take him on a date. Nothing nothing date night. Surprise him and drive to the secret location. A yummy ice cream parlor,a new bar you discovered and more.

Drop him off at Massage Envy after you have prearranged an appointment  for a relaxing and fabulous massage.

Take him out for or make him a tropical cocktail at home and give him a foot massage with olive oil from your kitchen at home while he sips away.

D.I.Y. Make him a beard and mustache oil  that is if he has a mustache or beard. Did you know that hair gets dry and the skin underneath of it needs attention too.

1 ounce of jojoba oil

1/2 ounce of grape seed oil

8 drops of sandalwood essential oil

Combine all of the above and funnel in and place in an antique or medicinal bottle with a dropper if possible.Go ahead and shake this up. Include instructions on a sheet of paper on how to use it.

Use your imagination to make it happen. These are just a few of my ideas to get you going. Oh and of course a hand-made card or a LOVE letter would also be a good idea from you and one from the kids.Times running out!

Spread some love and enjoy dad’s day!

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There is nothing like THIS perfect ST. Valentine’s gift!

LETTER blogWhat about a hand-made card or better yet a LOVE letter to the one or ones you love. Your lover, your daughter,your son or your mom and dad. It doesn’t have to be a long one.Short and sweet is good too.It is  ALL about the little things,token gestures and gifts from your heart. It isn’t all about shopping and going crazy to find the right card and gift.

Pour your heart and soul out. Stir up your imagination. Get your romantic sexy side out. Whoever you want to say something to…get it out on paper too!

Love,hearts and kisses are dancing around the air today…I WISH EVERY DAY was St. Valentines day. Spread a little love today.

Here is a letter I am putting on the dinner table with a candle lit special yummy meal and cupid cocktail for my husband.The paper cost was .30 already kissed.It is so much fun to do and will make him so HAPPY too!

If you haven’t got a card or gift …get moving and write one like this.Let me know what happens.

Wanna share with me what you are going to do?

Dirty Bird warmed me to my hips!

Oh how I love to share beauty and food finds with you. This one is one I enjoyed on a hot day in NEW YORK City last week.

Dirty Bird To Go is in the Union Square almost Meat Packing vicinity downtown NYC. I found out about it on the Cooking Channel- TV and just had to explore!

The fried chicken was crunchy delicious and they only use raised in Amish country Pennsylvania birds,certified humane, free to roam, antibiotic free.

They are not dirty far from it. Just a crazy fun name for crazy good chicken!

The location is bustling with a mix of all kinds of people who work in the area or people who live in this charming neighborhood.

It is a small eclectic cutie of a find with employees ready to serve not only the best chicken and cornbread and more BUT to serve you. I had called twice for directions as I took the subway and got a bit sidetracked in the wrong direction.

They serve things beyond fried chicken and have salads and home-made lemonade too.  The cornbread was the most unusual I have ever had. The decadent macaroni and cheese warmed me all the way to my hips.

I loved this place. I blog from the heart. Try it…you may just love it like I did. Comfort food at its best! They call it FAST Slow food!

I  call it sole food worth walking miles for! 

HOME-MADE by chefs with LOVE!

www.dirtybirdtogo.com

Manhattan, New York

Home-made Coconut oil lip jam

I love coconut I love to smell it, eat anything with it and they make me happy.

The beauty and foodie I am …I LOVE watching the Cooking Channel and Food TV lots! They keep on whipping up dishes using coconut oil. I purchased some and found it to be lovely for eggs in the morning, saute of veggies and other things you’d use regular cooking oil with even Dr. OZ made me think I had to have it to be healthy. So, one day I created a lip conditioning glossy jam in a jar.

My moisturizing masterpiece!

1 jar of coconut oil from the health food store

1 smashed spearmint candy (or old peppermint candy cane)

Take a scoop say tablespoon and place in a small microwaveable dish. 

Next, take the smashed tiny pieces of candy and stir in. Place in microwave for a few seconds. Keep your eye on it. You don’t need it in there long. DO NOT BURN.

Next, stir them together and place in a small glass jar or a plastic jar like ones you’d find with lip gloss in them. I love the dollar kinda stores, surplus or container stores. Pat down the mixture and so the lid will close nicely.

Let it cool and test on your lips, dahling! What you’ll have is a super shiny creamy soft lip sensation and a kissable breath freshening flavor too. Yummy!

Create this delight alone or with a friend or family member. Great to give as a stocking stuffer or a  just because I love you gift~

These are my lips with my Doll Face Pink Lipstick and my home-made lip jam over my lips. Pretty nice,huh? You can do it too~