with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
I know, I KNOW. It is still January. Let’s just pretend I’m like Costco who pulls out their Christmas crap in August (Seriously, though. What is the deal with that?)
Before I get to the giveaway part I thought that I would tell you my thoughts on Valentine’s Day. I have not really participated in all of the “festivities” since, oh, elementary school. No offense to those who embrace this “holiday” with all of your being; I just hated being a single girl without a Valentine to call my own. I also felt like the commercialism of it all was a bit overdone (Anyone remember The Simpsons “Love Day” episode? Classic.)
When Matthew and I met and married I discovered that he was not too keen on Valentine’s Day either. Being the smug newlyweds we were, we just told everyone that we did not need a special day to show love to each other. Every day was Valentine’s Day at our house. Riiiiiiiiight.
Almost nine years into this marriage, and with three small children underfoot, I can see how having a day dedicated to Love can be a good reminder to appreciate your other half. We still do not buy each other Valentine’s Day cards or gifts, but I usually buy my chocolate-loving husband a bunch of half-priced goodies the day after Valentines. This appeals to both his sweet-tooth and his cheap frugal heart.
Despite my lack of excitement about Valentine’s Day, I am all about giving passing along gifts to people that deserve them (You).
I know that you all know Nataly (in all of her spunky awesomeness). Nataly is now also involved with a site called The Daily Grommet and has grabbed me and a few other Work It! Mom regular bloggers to help her show the world what a great site it is.
If you are wondering what The Daily Grommet is, The Daily Grommet tells the story of, and sells, one unique product (Grommet) find every day. The site is about finding really fresh products and telling their stories.
To help get the word out, The Daily Grommet is hosting giveaway of a Luxe Link Purse Hook at some of the coolest blogs out there. Because I am on the team, I have one to give away as well. If you want to purchase on, you only have until noon on the 27th, but I will keep this contest open until noon, EST, on January 28th.
(We have several styles of the Luxe Link in inventory and will do our best to accommodate what the winner may want, but please note that we might not have all styles available and will have to choose from one that we have in stock to give away.)
Make sure you check out The Daily Grommet as well, for more chances to win. They will be hosting different giveaways all week long.
To enter this contesy, all you need to do is leave me a comment. Why don’t you tell whether you embrace or ignore Valentine’s Day?
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