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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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I began brainstorming ideas for a Valentine’s Day Date with Mike last month. Both he and I love experiencing new things together, and because of that, we have had some incredible dates these past few years. I came across a Valentine’s Day Pottery Class, something neither of us have done before, and signed us up immediately! We had so much fun!

The two hour class was held at Artyard Studio in Williamsville, New York. The instructor was great, and the group we were with was wonderful and so laid back! Mike and I made a few bowls and we will pick them up after they are glazed and fired. We cannot wait to see the final product! It felt so good to spend time creating something together!

There are only a few days left to plan the perfect date for your loved one. I wanted to share my top ten Valentine’s Day Date ideas with you. Mike and I both love planning dates and surprising one another with our date ideas! We would love to hear what you are doing for Valentine’s Day, or about your favorite past dates!

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

1. Attend a cooking class.

2. Visit an art museum.

3. Take a calligraphy class.

4. Go on a wine tour.

5. Have an indoor picnic.

6. Attend the symphony.

7. Go to a ballet performance.

8. Take a salsa dancing class.

9. Go ice skating.

10. Make and eat a meal together.

– C

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