simple things to do for your valentine

easy ideas you can whip up asap!
shannon silver schuchard & erik schuchard with red wine at the ritz carlton bacara, santa barbara california

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!

Here are some fun, simple Valentine’s Day ideas.

Not only are these easy & extremely inexpensive – some are even free, but they will totally bring you closer to your partner!

It’s easy to lose track of the simple, quiet moments together but they’re really such a blessing! In fact, they’re my absolute favourite part about marriage.

The most important thing you can give your partner on Valentine’s is your your presence in the present!

simple valentine’s ideas – that you can whip up asap!

a gratitude journal: i talk about it more here! This is a simple thing to start with your partner & will keep you more present and appreciative over each other. Fun to do together but also fun to surprise your Valentine with!

make their absolute fav dinner: the other day, Erik was talking about two restaurants he loved when he lived in North Carolina {including the exact dishes!} so I went to the website, read the menu description, saw some yelp photos so I can recreate at home! You can also get a little sneaky and ask family members for any recipes they loved while growing up. If they’re from but not living in Texas, like me, trust me on this: make them some damn good chips & queso or any recipes from this book or this book.

write a love letter or draw a hand made valentine!: make things old school & write your love a love letter! Go the extra step & have it mailed to them or hide it in places for him to find later, like a briefcase. Don’t forget to spritz with a little perfume and seal with a kiss!

find a bottle of wine with either a year or location that’s special to you: As you can imagine, Sonoma Coast wine is so special over here. We also have a soft spot for 2013, & 2015 vintages too. Here’s more tips on gifting wine anyone would love!

make photo albums: go through the photos in your phone & get them printed and make a photobook! You can also take this digitally and make a bunch of specific iphone albums of various travels together, then share with your partner and go through all the pictures together over a glass of wine 🙂

go to a secret place: if you have a secret place in your city, go there. Bring some good drinks and something to snack on, maybe even a film or disposable camera, & just enjoy each other’s company…. phone free!

hide a surprise in their work bag: it can be a cutie little bag of Valentine’s candy to a small gift to something cheeky & sexy! A fun surprise for them to find when they’re bored at work.

take advantage of the quality time at home: spice things up with a bath, or give a long massage, or spend time somewhere in the house you don’t normally. Instead of reading books in the couch, slip into something silky & bring it in bed together!

shannon silver schuchard & erik schuchard celebrate being married in california

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Erik is making a porterhouse, using the exact recipe from Morton’s & we are opening a special wine to us! I can’t wait 🙂

+ be my valentine & follow on instagram! @ssschuchard


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