Valentine’s Day Link Up Party

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on February 9, 2011

Who doesn’t love a good party?

This Valentine’s Day, I am teaming up with Jennifer from Jersey Family Fun and we invite you to link up your Valentine’s Day posts.

It can be anything from a yummy V-day recipe, craft, your decor, traditions, or how you are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.

Remember the fun of joining a party is hopping over and visiting other people that have linked up. You never know you might find a new tradition to start, a recipe to try or your favorite new blog.

Hop on over to Jersey Family Fun and link up your post!


My Valentine’s Day Story

Fifteen years ago, on February 14th I went on a date with a guy I barely knew.

I was still in high-school and I worked with him at a local store in our community.

We flirted with one another and talked occasionally on our breaks. He always gave me butterflies.

Finally he asked me out….and I said No. I was only eighteen and he was a few years older than me….I was nervous and felt like I barely knew him.

But he was persistent and continued to ask me out….I finally said yes.

It was Valentine’s Day and he wanted to take me to dinner.

I told him that I had ” to study” but we could go to a movie.

It was a lie. I didn’t have to study. The truth – I was a bit nervous to eat in front of him. I envisioned a big chunk of spinach stuck between my teeth or my breath reeking of garlic. This freaked me out!

So my thought was if we went to a movie and I didn’t like him, we didn’t need to talk {remember this is a naive 18 yr old girl speaking}.

He picked me up with a dozen roses in his arms and introduced himself to my family. We stayed for a bit so that my parents could meet him. I remember thinking how polite and comfortable he seemed around my family.

After the movie, we sat in his car for awhile just talking and listening to music.

I realized, I like this guy and I remember thinking “Why didn’t I go out with him sooner?”

We went on a several dates after that and eight years later we got married.

Meeting my husband and taking the chance with him, was the best thing that I ever did. He changed my life for the better.

I am more in love with him today than I have ever been. He has truly been a blessing to me and I couldn’t imagine having a better Valentine’s!



I will be hosting a live chat for Diamond Dazzle Stik this Thursday, February 10th from 12pm – 1pm EST.

We’ll be sharing ways to make your Valentine’s Day fun & romantic, even with your busy schedule. Want to get your significant other to go beyond chocolates and roses? Thinking about planning a candlelit dinner or have a big idea for a proposal but need help with the details? We will cover all of this and more.

Please follow @lifewithoutpink and @dazzlestik, and use the hashtag #dazzlechat.

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting, and raising boys to give other parents inspiration. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, daily adventures, to personal stories and tips for raising boys. She's also the co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a social media network that hosts events for women in social media and the Influencer Strategist for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SaucyB February 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

Aw, what a sweet story. Your man sounds like a real gentleman – flowers and all! Very nice. :-)


2 Jackie February 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

Can you imagine if you never gave in and went out on a date with him?!?!

It sounds like he’s a pretty good guy! Flowers & chatting w/your parents comfortably on the first date! Amazing!
Jackie´s last blog post ..The Valentine Gift


3 By Word of Mouth Musings February 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

Love the romantic stories.
When I met Ian, I was involved so I spent two weeks trying to fix him up with my girlfriends … he hung in there, wondering when I would see the light.
And finally, I did.
By Word of Mouth Musings´s last blog post ..My Apple Genius- more iPhone today!


4 Elizabeth February 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

Sounds pretty awesome to me!!! Very cool to know the story behind the “corn field people” :P


5 Kim {The Fordeville Diaries} February 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

Very sweet. Far, far better than the guy I spent Valentine’s Day with when I was 18. I’d be weeping if I’d married him :)


6 Elizabeth February 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

I am a corn field person too. LOL How about just being corney… that ok? LOL<3
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7 Devan @ Accustomed Chaos February 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

such a sweet story!! (i met my husband gosh … almost12 years ago when i was 17 years young)
Devan @ Accustomed Chaos´s last blog post ..Wordless- Focused &amp Determined


8 Mel @ Table For Two and a Half February 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Awh, how sweet. I think no matter how young or old we are when we meet “the one,” part of the magic is not knowing all the future holds and then looking back years later and seeing how lucky you are that it all worked out.
Mel @ Table For Two and a Half´s last blog post ..Giveaway- Happy Baby


9 Anne February 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Amazing how those little decisions we make can transform our lives! After a boring 2nd date with my husband I almost didn’t go out with him again but my friend who set us up told me to give him one more chance. I’m glad I did!
Anne´s last blog post ..I heart brownies


10 Shell February 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Oh, what a sweet, sweet story!


11 JDaniel4's Mom February 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I am so glad he kept asking you out! What a wonderful story!
JDaniel4′s Mom´s last blog post ..God Gave Us the World Review


12 liz February 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I’m so bad that I don’t have any plans for a V-Day post!

How sweet that your first date was a Valentine’s one!
liz´s last blog post ..On Two Different Pages


13 corine -Complicated mama February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Aw! I love it. What a sweet story- ahh I remember the nerves and the butterflies …. so sweet.
corine -Complicated mama´s last blog post ..Fashion week brings new style to Complicated Mama


14 blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I’m really glad you took that chance!!!! You got your happy ending!


15 Alexandra February 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

If I can finish my meeting with my boss at 9 a.m., you know I will be here.

I love to tweet with you, T.

Hope my meeting is quick and painless.

Alexandra´s last blog post ..Yeah- Im a Freak


16 Charlotte February 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Awwwwwwwwww. This is the sweetest thing. Please share it with the hubs if you haven’t already :) I love that he came by carrying flowers. What a gentleman.

PS: I totally know what you mean about the eating thing. Still freaks me out and I’m in my 30s. I guess some fears stay forever??


17 Glamamom February 11, 2011 at 12:42 am

No way! Amazing!! I can’t believe you met your huz so young. What a sweet story. Good thing you went to the movies! Happy First Date Anniversary.
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18 ohkeeka February 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Aw, that’s such a sweet story! I met my husband when we were in high school too. When you know it’s right, it’s right! :D

I linked up with the Valentine’s Day Party too, so I just wanted to stop by. Thanks for co-hosting!
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