Ways to Appeal to Someone's Love Language

To some Valentine’s Day is a way to show a little extra appreciation to that special someone in their lives. Others might not enjoy the holiday as much though. There are five main love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Everyone’s love language is personalized to themselves and some even relate to having multiple languages speak to them. Here’s how to appeal to each love language:

  1. Words of affirmation

This language can be shown appreciation in multiple ways. Simply writing a card or having a deep conversation with this type of person can really go far in their eyes. They dwell on the words that you say and thrive off of them.

  1. Quality time

Quality time is pretty self-explanatory and simply goes back to just spending time with that person. Some people enjoy doing this by staying in and watching a movie, others enjoy getting dressed up and going out to dinner or a local event going on.

3. Receiving gifts

This type of love language is straightforward. They appreciate the materialistic things that you bring to the table. Some basic ideas to gift someone for Valentine’s Day could be giving them flowers, candy, or a picture of the both of you.

  1. Acts of Service

This language can be hard to get right at times. In doing acts of service for someone, you appeal to making their life easier by going the extra mile to do something for them. You can do this by simply helping them run an errand or assisting them in a project they are working on.

  1. Physical Touch
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Physical touch is also more self-explanatory. Simply giving them a hug, kiss, or holding their hand really helps them to feel appreciated and cared for.

Love languages can be confusing at times and also change as people do. When it boils down to it, if you want to show someone that you care for them just make an attempt to appeal to their likes. Try to stop and take the time to show someone you care about them this week whether it be your significant other, a friend, or a coworker.

Snacks to Make for Any Valentine's Event

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Whether you are a mom trying to come up with a last minute snack to send to school with your child for their Valentine’s party or you were simply asked to bring a snack to a Valentine’s themed event and you are struggling to come up with an idea, these easy to prep ideas will be a solution for you. All these ideas are creative and can even be given out to a few friends or coworkers you want to show appreciation to.  Each treat has a festive twist that will be sure to woo any crowd.

1. Cupid Kabobs: These fruity treats are easy to make and add a healthy twist to an already sugar filled holiday. Pick from a variety of fruits to customize them to your liking.

2. Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes: Kids always love rice krispie treats and this treat adds a little extra love to them. Top of this treat with white or colored icing and a candy piece of your choice.

Peppermint Candy Pops

3. Peppermint Candy Pops: Using candy canes, you can make these cute little hearts really pop at any event. Add ribbon to the sticks to add a cute decoration to this candy.

4. Valentine’s Popcorn: This mix is sure to add a splash of color to any array of treats at a party. This treat allows you to also be creative by taking out any of the ingredients and adding whatever else you want to snack on.

5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: These sweet treats pop with their marbled color at any event. This recipe includes a step by step video to show you how to make these showstoppers.

All these treats will impress at any event and can be an easy snack to bring to any occasion. Comment below if you try any of these recipes on your own and let us know what you think!

Easy to Make Handmade Valentine Decorations

In a few days, the month of February begins and it’s crazy to think that January has already flown by! With the month of February, comes the celebration of Valentine’s Day as well. If you are looking for a gift to give that special someone or just want to add some more holiday decor to your home, check out these crafts. Here are some crafty ideas to add a little extra love to your home during this time of year! All these crafts are inexpensive and can be stored to be reused every year too.

1. Hanging Paper Hearts 

Try hanging these paper hearts around your home to add a rustic look to your living space. Choose to make a few strands or a whole bunch!

  1. Giant String Heart

This giant string heart can add a pop of color to any room and also can serve as a great gift to a loved one. This craft can be one that the kids can even help with too.

  1. Ribbon Valentine Wreath

Looking for an inexpensive piece to go on your front door? Try making this curly creation! Add your own twist by picking whatever ribbon you’d like to have.

Hanging Paper Hearts 

Try hanging these paper hearts around your home to add a rustic look to your living space. Choose to make a few strands or a whole bunch!

  1. Heart Wreath

This heart wreath can be hung by a fireplace or draped by a window. This crafty piece adds a bit of simplicity wherever it’s hung and can also be made using colored yarn as well.

5. Wire Heart Picks 

If you are a plant lover, this is the home decor piece you’ve been looking for! All you need is wire, wire cutters, pliers, and any kind of plant you wish to have.

Any of these decorations can add to your home and show off your crafty side as well. All of these crafts only require a few things to make the entire piece. With all this love in the air don’t forget to treat yourself this time of year as well.

Breaking Bad Habits

Happy New Year! With the new year here, many people have probably made New Year’s resolutions in hopes of breaking some bad habits that they’ve deemed need to be resolved from their lives. Resolutions don’t always work out though because people struggle to break out of their old ways. Instead of creating those cliche resolutions that usually fall through; we should focus on setting realistic goals to break those bad habits we have. Here are a few steps to get you started:

  1. Make it Conscious

The first step is to realize that there is a bad habit that needs breaking in the first place. Whether it is something as little as cracking your knuckles or something bigger, it helps to know a target for what to work on bettering.

  1. Have a Better Reason for Quitting

Dig deep and find a bigger meaning for why you should give up on this habit. Make it personal so you find a fulfilling purpose in what you’re doing.

  1. Set Realistic Goals

Fixing something, in any case, usually just doesn’t happen overnight. It’s easier if you set attainable goals to set yourself up for success.

Bad habits rub us the wrong way, but it depends on you and your level of motivation for change to occur!

Sources: https://time.com/5373528/break-bad-habit-science/ 

Halloween Party Treats

It’s that time of the year again, Halloween! Whether you are hosting or attending a Halloween themed party, these treats are sure to make everyone want the recipe. Are you looking for something cute and simple? Make some Reese’s Bats. Interested in a pumpkin-flavored dessert? Try the Pumpkin Fudge! Here are some treats that your friends and family are sure to love!

Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are the perfect traditional treat for a party. If you want something that is cute that everyone will enjoy, these cupcakes are the perfect treat for you!

Halloween Candy Bark

Candy Bark is a common treat during the holidays and this Halloween version adds a colorful twist! This recipe is a simple, unique, and delicious option to impress your friends.

Ghost S’mores Dip

S’mores are a campfire staple that kids and adults will enjoy. This spooky dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for parties with all ages!

Reese’s Bats

These cute bats are a fun treat for any Halloween party! Chocolate and peanut butter is a crowd favorite at any occasion. These cute bats are sure to go fast!

Pumpkin Spice Blondies

These delicious treats require a little more time to make, but it is definitely worth it! Blondies are a classic party treat and these Pumpkin Spice Blondies add a yummy fall twist.

Pumpkin Fudge

If you want to go the extra mile with your fall treats, this Pumpkin Fudge is the perfect dessert for you! It may seem like extra work, but the prep time is only 10 minutes before it chills in the refrigerator until it is set. 

This wide variety of Halloween treats are sure to impress your guests. Whether you are looking for something cute and simple or a divine dessert these treats are perfect for your party!
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Fun Easter Treats

Easter is an exciting holiday with egg hunts, candy, and family time that everyone looks forward too. This year, bring a treat that the whole family will love! Here are a few suggestions:

Easter Chick Cupcakes

These cupcakes are bright, fun, and topped off with Peeps. Not only are they cute, but these delicious vanilla and buttercream frosted cupcakes are sure to be loved by even picky eaters.

Find the recipe here!

Bunny Dirt Cups

Dirt cups are a classic treat that kids love. Put a fun Easter twist on them this year with candy eggs and Peeps instead of gummy worms!

Find the recipe here!

Bunny Butt Pretzels – Peanut Butter Easter Treats

These treats are the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Try these Bunny Butt Pretzels this holiday and give your family a treat they will love.

Find the recipe here!

Easter Egg Popcorn Bars

These festive bars are cute, yummy, and easy to make. With marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs as the main three ingredients, your kids will be asking you to make this delicious treat again next Easter!

Find the recipe here!

Easter Oreo Bark

This recipe is simple, quick, and requires almost no prep time. Made with vanilla candy coating, crushed Oreos, and sprinkles, it can not get much tastier than that!

Find the recipe here!

Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Nests

This fun twist on sugar cookies brings the Easter egg hunt inside. Made with cookies and mini Cadbury eggs, everyone will love them. Check out the recipe site to see how they can even double as place settings!

Find the recipe here!

Which recipe will you try this Easter?

Easter In Lake Geneva

Easter is just around the corner, how will you celebrate? Lake Geneva has some fun events going on that the whole family can participate in!

Easter for Kids

Your kids are sure to enjoy the Easter egg hunt at the First Evangelical Church & School! In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the day will include crafts, the Easter story, and more!

Ages? 3 years old – 5th grade

Where? First Evangelical Church & School

When? April 13th from 9:00AM-11:30AM

For more info follow this link!

Beginner Cookie Decorating Class

This class will familiarize students with the basic cookie decorating techniques! Each student will decorate six cookies and receive Crystal’s sugar cookie and royal icing recipes.

Cost? $50 per student

Where? Crystal’s Custom Cookies

When? April 13th from 10:00AM-12:30PM

For more info follow this link!

Easter Brunch at Grand Geneva

You do not want to miss this extravagant Easter Brunch! It will include malted waffles, rock shrimp summer rolls, unlimited mimosas, and a delicious dessert bar. The Easter Bunny will also be attending to take photos and hiding the eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt at 1PM!

Where? Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

When? April 21st from 10:00AM-3:00PM

For more info follow this link!

Which event will you attend?

St. Patty’s Day in Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or lunch at The Ridge Hotel this St. Patty’s Day! They are offering classics like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and green beer!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? March 17th from 9am-2pm

For more information follow this link!

 

Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patty’s Day Social

Hogs & Kisses will open at 3pm on St. Patty’s Day for all kinds of fun, snacks, and more!

Where? Hogs & Kisses

When? March 17th at 3pm

For more information follow this link!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sampling

Stop by the Hunt Club Steakhouse to try their St. Patty’s Day specials!

Where? Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? March 17th from 5pm-8pm

For more information follow this link!

Valentine’s Date Night

Looking for something special to do for Valentine’s Day but don’t want to go out? Here are some at home Valentine’s Date Night ideas!

  1. Cook Dinner at Home
  2. Ice Skating
  3. Go Sledding
  4. Recreate Your First Date
  5. Wine or Beer Tasting/Tour
  6. Game Night
  7. Romantic Movie Marathon
  8. Indoor Picnic
  9. Quiet Retreat/Weekend Getaway
  10. Make Homemade S’mores

Whether you’ve been together 2 weeks or 20 years there is an option for everyone! Make your Valentine’s Day special with our date night suggestions!

Valentine’s Day in Lake Geneva

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s dinner location? Lake Geneva has the perfect selection! From dinner with a view to romantic serenades these locations will leave you speechless!

 

The Geneva Inn

When? February 10th – 16th from 5pm-9pm

What makes them special? The view!

Follow this link for more info!

 

Stefana’s Lakeside Dining

When? February 14th -16th from 5pm-9pm

What makes them special? Live music!

Follow this link for more info!

 

Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? February 14th – 17th 4pm-9pm

What makes them special? Charming farmhouse location!

Follow this link for more info!

 

These Valentine’s dinners are the perfect way to show your special someone that you care! Which one will you choose?