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On a budget this weekend?  Put some zest into your weekend plans with ONE DOLLAR.  Donate a buck, feel good and get that oomph to have a kick a$$ weekend!

I got totally teary eyed when I saw that that as a group, we were able to reach a huge goal of $13,000 to help a family purchase an assistance dog for their children with autism.  Every month is a new family, a new chance to do small things collectively for big impacts.  Signing up is easy- and for a $1 a month (or more if you’re so inclined) you can know that you are part of some of the most heartwarming, tear jerking YouTube videos on the net is totally worth $1.

Here’s a message from JMoney and Nate at LoveDrop:

Last month the Love Drop Team raised over $13,000 (and 3 iPads!) to help two little boys with autism receive a service dog. They were beyond touched, and we did this in only 1 month – that’s it. Everyone came together and gave a few bucks each to impact one family’s life. If you were a part of it, THANK YOU! You can check out the final video of us showing up to their house here – it’s pretty cool.

This month we start all over again and rally behind Katie, a single mom out in Dallas battling not only two brain tumors so far (she’s knocked out one, and currently working on the other), but who’s also dealing with hydrocephalus. We’re teaming up with folks at Blissdom this month to not only bring the community her way, but to make a huge dent in her medical bills.

Wanna help? Here are 3 ways we could use you:
Give $1.00 – This is the best way to help out and join our team at the same time.
Join our blogger network – Blog about our Love Drops each month like I am 🙂 It’s easy, it’s rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps our families). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
Give a gift or provide a service – Gift cards are always helpful. Places like Target, Safeway, gas stations, etc would definitely help them out.
Thanks for reading! Here’s to love, baby.

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Hope y’all had a great week!

Here are some of my favorite postings from the blogosphere-

Read some, learn some, and have a great kick-a$$ week!

 

Money Links:

Financial Myths College Grads Should Stop Believing @TheFinancial Blogger

Kickoff to 2011:  Mind-Maps, Passion and Pancakes @LifeAfter College

How To File Your First Tax Return @WiseBread

I Don’t Have Time to Be Frugal! @TheSimpleDollar

It’s Harder to Get Started Today @TheSimpleDollar

Life/Happiness Related Links:

Get More Bang For Your Buck:  Revel In Anticipation @Happiness Project

How to Make Life Work in Your Favor @PickTheBrain

Love Yourself First @Already Pretty

Skipping The Latte:  Why Cutting Back Could Cost You More @Pick The Brain

Frugal Fashion & Beauty Links:

How to Make Headbands- 21 Free Patterns @

10 Places to Find Inexpensive Accessories @WiseBread

Combat Dry Skin @FrugalVillage

How to Make Simple Outfits Sparkle @Already Pretty

French Martini PairI am *so* sick of all the Vday haters out there- there is no reason to get angsty even if you’re single! If you’re whining about how sucky it is to be single this Valentine’s Day, you’re not doing it right! Here are my ideas to be fabulous flying solo!

-Why aren’t you at the spa??? It’s February 7th. I got a massage TODAY.  That’s how serious I am about reclaiming this holiday. So you know, the massage was phenomenal and it was $20 off. Check out Yelp for some great deals! Also, getting a sexy new ‘do, a tan (that’s safe), hot stone therapy or other spa regimen is totally acceptable-best part is ladies?  You pay and leave- no obligatory “returning the favor!”

-There ain’t nothin’ wrong with treating yourself! While some women take sending yourself flowers to a really sad, scary, and let’s face it- pathetic place (since “no one else would do it”)-YIKES.   There is nothing wrong with getting yourself flowers, chocolates, a stuffed animal of a Cupid-impaling-a-teddy bear-with-an-arrow…whatever floats your boat. I got carnations for the apartment and some O.P.I. nailpolish in delish colors. New video games, a sexy new sweater, a delectable lip color- make yourself proud!

-Plan something fun with other (non-mopey) people. While going to a restaurant on Vday can be a disaster, you and your single friends can plan something alternatively fun, and let the other love-doped lemmings cliff dive into unreasonably high expectations, even higher prices, crowded restaurants and sappy accordion music.  Good booze, good friends and of course, maybe some smack-talk about the aforementioned lemmings in your life will make for a good time!

-Throw A Party! Last year, I put together a party at the last minute.  Everyone showed up with some tasty h’ordurves, and we did a gift exchange so we could get our kicks buying chocolates and crappy rose petal bath salts.  I supplied the  chocolate martinis and  ended up with Godiva chocolates and Philosophy Raspberry Souflee bodywash in the gift exchange…good deal.  Or, if you have suffered a recent breakup- light up the fireplace and go ahead and toast your buddies as you burn anything remotely reminiscent of the jerkface and let Vday be the start of something new!

-Buy this heart box of adorable plush venereal diseases. Because you sure aren’t catching the real thing from someone else!  High fives to you!

The point is, it doesn’t matter what you do- as long as you aren’t whining about being single.   Being single is totally awesome- and if you don’t think it is, get your tush online and sign up for E-harmony or Chemistry.com (use a coupon at CouponCactus with my Usercode of course)-no harm, no foul.   I admit I’m guilty of hinging my self-worth on the affection of others- but admit it, Valentine’s Day is not really the best measure of how awesome you are.  It’s typically just a way for couples to get all superficial and put a price tag on a token of love (which was probably manufactured in China and ridiculously overpriced).

Let this February 14th will be a great day to foster the love you have, and to bring new love into your life- one martini at a time!


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