A Happy Single Valentines Day

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I have spent more years than I can to admit as a single girl living in the big city.  While it can be overwhelming to see all of the things geared and marketed to couples, quite often it can feel as if single’s are left out on Valentine’s Day.  As a matter of fact there is no holiday where singles can celebrate or where the focus is on being single.  (Maybe I should advocate for a National Single’s Day) there may be one already but I have never heard of it.

Many singles dread Valentine’s Day because you get bombarded with couples and all of the things that couples do, the flowers, the candy, the candlelight and romance.  No one really thinks or considers what it may be like to be single for Valentine’s day and how these messages geared toward couples effect singles.  My message to singles is it that the day can be celebrated just a much by us as it is by couples.

There are many things that you can do as a single woman to celebrate Valentine’s day and I guess the first thing to think of is whether you mind or prefer being out with the couples or if your prefer to stay in.  Let’s start with staying in.

A Valentine’s Day spent in the house can be a  very enjoyable experience.  From catching up on the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows or movies to curling up with a good book or just doing nothing, this can be an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy yourself by yourself.  The day could also be spent sleeping in or eating all of your favorite junk foods in your sweats, no rules need apply.

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You can also prepare a romantic dinner for yourself, cook your favorite foods (including dessert) and break out the good china, candles and wine glasses.  Why not treat yourself and do something special just for you.  End the dinner with a nice candlelit bubble bath with a glass of champagne or your favorite wine to end the evening with a smile on your face.

If you decide to go out, Valentine’s Day can also be a day to catch up with your single friends, if you choose not to be alone. Retail therapy, lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant or a chick flick would be the  perfect way to spend a Valentine’s Day.  Going out with your single friends helps you to remember that you are not alone and that you don’t have to be lonely.

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You may also want to use this day to spend with friends or family.  You can spend the day with your parents or grandparents, or if you are a single parent your children.  You can join the other couples and head out to one of your favorite restaurants or just go out for a movie.  If you do not want to do anything major a simple evening at the local ice cream parlor after dinner can be a great Valentines treat.

And there is no rule that states that you cannot buy flowers or chocolate for yourself.  Why not?  More than anything else this is a great opportunity to think outside of the box.  Do what makes you happy  and do not get caught up in the hype that you have to be with someone in order to enjoy Valentine’s Day.  More than anything else the day should be one where self love is practiced and promoted and where YOU are the star of the show!

 

Stay Blessed!  Stay Fabulous!

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New Things at Hyundai

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There are new things going on at Hyundai.  Hyundai has always had a range of options when it comes to their vehicles, from compact cars to sedans and SUV’s Hyundai has a vehicle for everyone.  Later this year the 2018 Elantra GT will be for sale in the United States and I had the opportunity to preview this vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show a few days ago.  Hyundai has a lot of wonderful features in store for you with this vehicle.  Here are a few things I learned about the soon to be sold Hyundai Elantra GT.

This car is available in both the regular GT model as well s the sport model.  While I am not big on the technical specs of cars, the basic GT model has a 162horsepower engine while the sport model has a 201horsepower engine.  There is also more cargo space in the Elantra GT.  As a matter o fact the Elantra has more cargo space that similar vehicle of the same size and category. The Elantra GT is a comfortable vehicle that can be a great purchase for a single person or a mom on the go with several kids.

This car comes loaded with some amazing features such as remote start and internal and external heat features.  Living in the Midwest, I love any features in a car that involve heat and the Elantra does not disappoint in this area either, this model offers a heated side mirror feature.  There is also the ability to pair this device with your Amazon Alexa, which can allow you to control some of the features before you actually get into the vehicle.  There is also the moon roof feature available which makes the car feel much more room on the inside.

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The 2018 Elantra will be on sale this summer.   Be on the lookout for more information about this vehicle and if you are in the market for a new car add this one to the list. In the meantime, the car, both models are on display at the Chicago Auto Show, where you can sit in the vehicles collect vehicle brochures and speak to Hyundai staff regarding all of the things that would make this car a great choice for you.

 

Stay Blessed! Stay Fabulous!