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    Default Valentine's Day Challenge

    It's not easy creating a fabulous Valentine's Day frugally. I'm looking for fun, creative, romantic, low keyed ideas (no hiking through the mountains with a picnic basket please, something for homebody type of person).

    Give me your very best $20 Valentine's Day Plans. Now that's a challenge, creating a fabulous Valentines on $20. Can you do it? Somebody Wow me!

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    Um, none of my ideas are family-friendly. *wicked grin*

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    Good question I can't wait to see the ideas!

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    If I want it to be inexpensive I look for a deal on a couple of KC/NY strip steaks and make them at home with a baked potato, et al. I can beat a fancy restaurant price, and usually the quality, too.

    In the past I have made fabulous desserts, too. This was a favorite: Chocolate Eminence Recipe - Cooking Index

    I like the more subtle things, too. A note on his desk. A candy heart in his lunch. This year he's getting a ChocoLove raspberry bar.
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    OK here goes.....
    *step 1 - make sure the house is spotless paying special attention to the bedroom
    *step 2 - cook a good meal for the 2 of you....steak or a fancy chicken dish, salad, potatoe and some kind of dessert...maybe chocolate mousse that you can feed each other.....
    *step 3 - set a pretty table with good dishes, napkins, etc. light a few candles
    *step 4 - when he comes home, great him with a kiss and hug. Ask about his day and actually listen to the answer
    *step 5 - have a nice meal together with no talking about bills, repairs, inlaws, children etc....remember the things you used to discuss when you were dating
    *step 6 - let the dishes wait....curl up on the couch together...give him a foot rub or massage his tired back. He just might do the same for you
    step 7 - tell him how much you appreciate him, how much he does for the family and how you are ever so glad you married him
    *step 8 - this one is now totally up to the two of you

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    Great going Polly - you always have such interesting ideas for us to think about!! And think about it I shall!!

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    I don't like to go out to eat on Valentine's Day so I make a nice dinner at home. I have 2 kids and they eat it, too. It's always shrimp scampi, sauted asparagus, salad, garlic bread and chocolate brownie sundaes for dessert. I know it's not 20 bucks but it's an idea. After the kids go to bed is when the romantic fun begins. Take a bubble bath or shower together. I have a massage table so I'll be giving dh a candlelit massage.

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    I usually cook whatever he requests. Later in the evening , he will bring me a adult beverage and we go down to the family room, where he as come up with songs that express how he feels towards our marriage and we dance and talk.

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    Since the kids are grown and gone here. This was before Grandma I would set up a picnic in front of the fire place. meet him at the door in your nightie. give him a bath and a good back rub. U 2 feed each other in front of the fire or by candle light... all u are out is the food. what ever u 2 want...

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