Love Thyself and Pamperalooza

Not everyone has a Valentine this year. As I was a single parent for many years, I myself have had many Valentine-less Valentine’s Days. Sure there were a few pity parties along the way, but in the end, I came to believe that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that was okay. That is when I officially declared Valentine’s Day an excuse to pamper myself.

Love thyself and paper -StowandTellUTo love thyself, is to accept that you are a part of this earth just like the wind, the rain, the mountains, the ocean. As the earth is allowed its imperfections, thus so are you. When you know how to accept and love yourself, then you will know how to truly accept and give love to others.

It wasn’t ever over the top pampering of course, it was really just doing a little something extra for myself that I normally wouldn’t do.

One year I bought my favorite perfume from one of those make-up counters at Marshall Field’s, and it just so happened that they were giving away free facials and make overs!!!  That was out of the ordinary for me because I don’t normally wear much make up or take the time to give myself facials.  But it did feel very luxurious…

and I felt kind of special!!

Love thyself and paper -StowandTellUThis year I SPLURGED and bought a faux fur comforter for the guest bedroom.   Yep, Happy Valentine’s Day to me!   If your wondering, my hubby jumped right on this band wagon and nabbed himself up a new tool organizer.

Not sounding very traditional, right?


But this is just me saying to you,

Valentine, No-Valentine, Don’t-Do Valentine’s…

if you haven’t already done so…


If your are in need of ideas, I  pulled together a Pinterest board full of pampering pins.


Made up of pampering inspirations both DIY or otherwise.  Here are just a few:

 Faux furSource

Buy yourself a faux-fur SOMETHING!


How fun would it be to have a HEART BUN for the day?

Go get your hair done.  Just do it!

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront, Ocean Crest SpaSource

Go find a hot tub and SOAK, SOAK, SOAK!



DIY a facial

Download a really good read

Take a day trip

Bake something decadent, and then eat it!

Buy a new lipstick

Buy yourself a bit of BLING

Buy yourself a PONY

Do something unpredictable!!!

Just do something nice for yourself.  You deserve it!


Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a PAMPERFUL weekend! ~ Amy

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6 Responses to Love Thyself and Pamperalooza

  1. Feral Turtle February 14, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    You are so right. Happy Valentines Day Amy!

  2. heather f February 14, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    I love all of these ideas for Valentine’s! My husband and I only get gifts for the girls and then we take the family on a family date and then we go on a me and him date. We like to spread the love around the family.

  3. Sharleen February 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    You are beautiful. <3 it's time for a little Valentines love for ones self all year long!! If we are loving and taking care of ourselves those around us will benefit from our loving energy. Pamper away Amy, thank you for a lovely post. Sharleen,

  4. Danni@SiloHillFarm February 15, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    I spent my Valentines Day priming walls and ceilings….hardly pampering, but the excitement of future paint is enough to make me happy!

  5. Doreen@househoneys February 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    I love the pony idea! lol. Can you buy me a horse barn too?

  6. Mel February 18, 2014 at 2:11 am #

    I’m not huge on valentines day but hey who doesn’t deserve a pamper. I love the idea of loving yourself.

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