Valentine’s: 3 Perfect Rose Colors for This Special Day

Whether your relationship status on Facebook is Married, Single, In a Relationship, It’s Complicated, or you don’t know what the heck is going on, flowers (more specifically roses) are always a GREAT present to gift that special someone!

To be honest, roses are a wonderful gift no matter the occasion -birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or just because. All women, regardless of age, love to receive roses because they make us feel special! (I can see you nodding your head already!). Roses are a guaranteed smile; whether it’s one rose or one dozen roses, you can never go wrong!

Now that we are on the same page, and we agree that roses are a great gift, you might be wondering: “What color of roses should I gift to convey the right message?” Well… there are three main colors of roses that I will recommend you gift depending on your relationship status.

  1. Red Roses → are your classic roses for love and romance; they are universally symbolical for “true love” (how romantic!). So..  if your Facebook status is Married, or In Relationship, and you want to express a meaningful “I love You,” I highly suggest selecting this color for your pretty lady!
  2. Light Pink Roses → are associated with affection, as well as feelings of gratitude, appreciation, and happiness. If you’ve been “dating” someone (whatever that means nowadays), this color is a safe choice to leave a clear message that you like  the girl and would like to continue going out on more dates.
  3. Yellow Roses → are symbolical for friendship, joy and caring -appropriate to express appreciation and good wishes If your relationship status on Facebook is “Happily Single,” and you have many awesome girlfriends why not brighten their day with yellow roses!

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Roses truly are the thought that counts! I hope this short rose color guide helped you figure out the color of roses you are gifting on this special day. It’s not too late yet to run to your nearest supermarket and buy some -so hurry!!!

I hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Best Wishes ♥


♥ Cupcakes are ALWAYS a Good Idea ♥

Just this past weekend I went to Crave for a cup of coffee with my family -a nifty cupcake shop that serves your main lattes, cappuccinos, americanos, and  expressos. Believe it or not, the shop was promoting their Valentine’s specials and that sparked a brrrilliant idea: Crave cupcakes for my colleagues at the office!!

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I love going into the shop to stare at all of their exquisite and elaborate cupcakes -they’re all AMAAAZiNG! From your basic flavors chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, to your more unique velvet, coconut, and lemon, any Crave cupcake you eat, you will absolutely LOVE!  I kid you not… the flavor, the texture and the level of detail of each cupcake is ‘World Class!’ (as my boss would say).


Place your order today to have your customized cupcakes ready for V-Day! Remember to keep a balanced diet by holding a cupcake in each hand! I hope you and your friends, colleagues or whomever you share these delicious treats with enjoy them while sipping on  your favorite choice of coffee.


Spread the love with Crave cupcakes this Valentine’s Day!


Pssst… If you are still looking for ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I highly recommend reading my post Valentine’s: Wine Not Try This? to plan a lovely wine tasting trip in the Texas Hill Country! Note: This idea is applicable to all wine-lovers!


Valentine’s: Wine Not Try This?

Let me guess… You still don’t know what you’re doing for Valentine’s?!? Here’s an idea that you might like to consider! Whether you are in a serious relationship with yourself or you have a significant other, I think you’d agree that a winery tour would be a FUN-tastic idea to celebrate love and friendship!  (I know we are already on the same page -so cheers!)

When I say ‘winery’, what’s the first place that comes to mind? Is it… Napa Valley? (I knew it!! I used to think the same too!) Californian wineries always came first to my mind, until my boyfriend took me on a proper winery tour in a German-influenced town called Fredericksburg -this charming town located in the Texas Hill Country completely changed my perception about Texan wineries!

The Wine Tour

Obviously… the point of taking a wine tour is to taste all the wine you can drink! However, in order to get from one winery to the next to the following, you need a car. But if you drive a car, you’re not supposed to drink. This is a bit of a Catch-22 (isn’t it???). So, I bet you’re wondering: How the heck am I supposed to enjoy sipping on some wine,  if I need to be able to drive to the next winery? I mean… yeahhh… you could definitely appoint your best friend to be DD, but you and I both know that is out of the question! Let’s be honest people… who wants to be a DD at a wine tour?! NoOobody!!

The solution to this Catch-22 is: Take the 290 Wine Shuttle! There are over 45 vineyards in this area you can check out during your visit! Indeed, the number of options is a LITTLE overwhelming which can make it a bit hard to decide what wineries are worth visiting -the 290 Wine Shuttle visits thirteen of these wineries on its Saturday and Sunday tours. This ‘hop on-hop off’ shuttle offers an ALL-Day pass, starting as early as 10/11 a.m. and ending until 5/6 p.m. respectively (I recommend you maximize your tour by arriving 15 minutes early!). There are shuttles stopping every 15 minutes at each winery and you can stay as long as you’d like at each one of them. (I kid you not… This is a drink-athon; so be sure to keep up with your H2O!)


Whatever you do, do NOT miss out on these three wineries:

1. Grape Creek Vineyard should definitely be your very first stop since drop-offs are allowed up until 12 p.m. Be sure to become a VIP member -it really is a great deal! You get discounts on food, and bottles of wine, AND you get two free wine glasses.

BONUS: You also get two complimentary glasses of wine at their store in town. (My boyfriend and I thought it wouldn’t be worth it in the beginning, but let me tell you… it truly was! This winery was my favorite of all!).



2. Becker Vineyards is also a good choice to visit -they have beautiful flower beds which are good for taking cute pictures!!! (Just an FYI)


3. Wedding Oak Winery was another one I liked, too! This was a bit smaller and quieter location in comparison to the other two wineries, but very enjoyable and very nice to walk around.

I hope you are able to visit more than five wineries; we did the tour only one day. But heyyy. . .  if you’re feeling like a warrior, you should go on the tour a second day to finish visiting all thirteen wineries!

Need a Place to Stay?

We spent two nights at a lovely, rustic cabin ten minutes outside of town (an easy, quick drive) that my boyfriend booked through a property management company called Vacasa -pretty much something like Airbnb. This cabin was out in the middle of the wilderness; it was fully furnished and had two floors. The first floor had a small kitchen area and a cozy living room with a chimney to light up a real fire; the second floor had a king-size bedroom and a full bathroom. This bed & breakfast was perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway! But no worries. . . if you are celebrating Valentine’s with a group of friends, you can search for houses on Vacasa that can accommodate more than two guests.


Climb Enchanted Rock

If you had enough wine on day #1 and wake up without a hangover, I recommend climbing the mystical Enchanted Rock! This excursion is a perfect way to end your tour on a some-what healthy note.

The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has several trails to explore with scenic views, geological wonders, and stunning beauty. This area has eight main points of interest of which we only had time to visit one (hopefully you can cover more ground than we did!).

We climbed the Summit Trail for a little over half a mile up to Enchanted Rock. This hike offers scenic views and tranquility all around -it is so peaceful, I am sure you will enjoy this moment of peace and silence!


Just so that you know… none of the pictures I took make justice to the amazing views of mother nature’s wonders.

If you’ve taken this trip before and have other recommendations, please feel free to share! This is definitely a trip worth taking more than once -especially when you’re just a drive away!

Safe Travels.