Today I was running up the stairs by my room to go join my class in the computer lab. They were working on one of those big, awful class projects, that the mean, ugly teachers assign. You remember how it goes. I was trying to go quickly to make sure that all hell hadn't broken loose in my absence. As I was running up the stairs, my breath caught at something on the floor.
There it was- shining in through that big glass window and lighting up the cold, tile floor. Rays of sunshine gently streaming through.
That's what I knew that winter wouldn't last forever. And it was a good day.
I've got some stunning beauties with me here today. They are all sharing their worst Valentine's Story. Leave a comment below stating which VDAY story was the best worst story! The girl who gets the most votes will get free advertising on Life of Bon next month. Oh, and a commenter on this post will also be randomly selected for free ad space next month, so it's in your best interest to be reading and voting. And of course, if you feel so inclined, share your worst Vday with us too!
I LOVE: 1. Cheese! 2. Reading (I'm into Game of Thrones and nonfiction about funny ladies) 3. Wearing cheetah print 4. GChat 5. Blogging & reading blogs
WORST VDAY EVER: I don't have a worst Valentines, but or my last birthday (the big 23) my boyfriend gave me two blocks of cheese. So, that's not great. I do like cheese, but that's not super romantic, if ya know what I mean. We're still dating though, so I guess I wasn't that mad about it.
My blog is about my life as a college student, girlfriend, roommate and anything that pops into my mind.
I LOVE: 1) Summer Time 2) Funny Jokes 3) The Chicago Bulls! 4) Chipotle 5) Anything pink and sparkly
WORST V DAY: The worst valentine's day I ever had was when I was a junior in high school. My "boyfriend" at the time took me to a party where we pretty much ignored each other. He didn't even get me a flower. Just took me to a party. Don't worry I've upgraded and my Valentine's Days have been way better.
My blog is about my life and everything that's in it, including our battle with infertility.
I LOVE: 1. my husband 2. family 3. diet coke 4. cheese and 5. my teeth without braces.
WORST VDAY: Spending the whole day and night (like 12 hours!) at my ex-boyfriends brothers wedding - less than a week after I broke up with him for cheating on me AND he didn't tell his family so they kept saying things to me like "don't worry, you'll be next dear". And i'm not a sucker for punishment, I was obligated to go because I helped them plan it so I couldn't just leave!
Silver Lining is an ode to teaching fractions to 10-year-olds, taking care of a furball named Chester, and celebrating the small things in life - you know, matching, watching a whole action movie without falling asleep, not spilling all over myself.
I LOVE: 1. coercing my husband into taking pictures with me 2. reading 3. late-night ice cream trips 4. running and 5. burning candles nonstop.
WORST VDAY: On Valentine's Day in 6th grade, I got a bloody nose for the first time ever, so I spent the afternoon in the nurse's office thinking I was dying and lamenting my lack of Valentine's Day class parties. Missing the class parties was worse.
I LOVE: 1. The hubs 2. Bike Rides 3. God 4. Traveling 5. Coffee
WORST VDAY EVER
Worst Valentines Day(s): I can't pick one imparticular because they were all just sooogreat. I actually would skip school (high school) every valentines day with my other single ladies and pretend the day was extremely lame.. we would bash the holiday and everyone who participated, we werepretty awesome. So seriously until I met the hubs, all of my valentines days consisted of my dad joining my pity party and allowing me to tag along on whatever nice dinner he took my stepmom to (this is when you know you've arrived people!) So February 14th, I know we have had a troubled past but I am embracing you this year.. be kind to me.
I'm a worker, a sewer, a wife, and a mother, on the search to find some simplicity in this chaotic little life.
I LOVE: 1. Spending time with family 2. Finishing a project 3. Taking naps 4. Drinking Mountain Dew 5. Eating Pizza
WORST VDAY EVER: The worst Valentine's Day I've ever had: I was a junior in high school, and I was dating a boy who went wayy over the top. He had a rose delivered to me during every class, and then he took me to the park near my house, where he had set up a picnic. He had rose petals leading a trail, candles burning, love songs playing on the radio, a pink table cloth, and a picnic made up of all my favorite foods. He then proceeded to confess his undying love for me, and his dreams for raising a family and growing old together. It was awkward, embarrassing, and just plain miserable.
Girl Defying Gravity is a lifestyle blog ranging from the not-so-serious (how to give yourself the worst dye job ever!) to the serious (infertility) with plenty of randomness (and cocktails!) in between.
I LOVE: 1. Life of Bon (duh!) 2. My own hubs (he takes over the #1 spot on a good day...) 3. Extra-spicy Bloody Marys 4. Any kind of adventure! 5. Blogging (of course!)
WORST VDAY: I love Valentine's Day, even though the hubby ranks it right up there with Flag Day in importance. But my worst Valentine's ever was the year I was 19 and my serious boyfriend dumped me after giving me a great consolation prize in the form of a hideous heart necklace (you know, the kind that turns from gold to silver the first time you wear it...kind of like our relationship I guess, haha!) Fortunately I had plenty of chocolate around to help me cope!
Hi! I'm Liz! I word vomit on my blog (inspired by the main character in 30 Rock) and I craft sentimental flowers on my Etsy shop.
I LOVE: 1. I love old people (and things), 2. music that moves me, 3. context, 4. research studies and 5. my canvas piping bag.
WORST VDAY I was in my senior year of high school. I was in love with my boyfriend who didn't know how to show love to me. I love giving gifts that really express the nature of the relationship, so I (of course) went all out. He, however, did nothing. As life went on, it turned out that he really didn't care for me and that hurt more than anything. I guess I just felt it more that day with cupids and hearts plastered everywhere, and I tried to convince myself that he "just wasn't a gift-giver."
What should have been my worst Valentine's Day ever turned out to be one of the best. Two years ago, I had just been dumped for a drug abuser, and I spent Valentine's Day with a male friend and two couples. It ended up being a very fun (but awkward) triple date. As it turns out, we're now married, but if you'd told me then...
Hi, I'm Lauren, a cupcake loving, picture taking, pink wearing college girl living her life according to audrey hepburn and dr. suess.
I LOVE: 1. sharpies, 2. berry burst oreos, 3. the vampire diaries, 4. baby animals, and 5. chick flicks
WORST VDAY I don't exactly have a "worst valentine's day story", but i've never actually had a valentine before so they've never veen particularly fun for me.
Stories of Kel is a lifestyle blog about life, love, faith, beauty, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
I LOVE: 1. Coconut Dream cookies, 2. hot weather, 3. elephants, 4. a clean house, and 5. any and all sour candies. Sweet tooth much?
WORST VDAY EVER: Last year on Valentine's Day I ended up falling over and convulsing from severe stomach pain at school. They called an ambulance and Tim and I spent the rest of the day in the emergency room. We had to forgo our Valentine's date and we had Little Caesars instead. You can read more about it here.
A String of Purls is a life and knitting blog, where I talk (read: ramble!) about my awesome adventures!
I LOVE: 1. Knitting, 2. swimming, 3. photography, 4. being my own boss, and5. having a dream to work toward.
WORST VDAY EVER: Hands down the worst Valentine's Day I ever had was in 2011 when I had to put my ten-year-old golden retriever to sleep. I was sobbing for two straight hours after that; I've never cried for so long. But when you lose a family member, whom you've grown up with, nothing less would be expected. I was eight years old when we got her, and eighteen when we put her to sleep. Not only did I spend my childhood and adolescence with her, but I picked her out as well. It is the hardest thing in the world saying goodbye to that kind of a bond; saying goodbye to the first real thing you loved with all your heart
My blog is the coolest place to read about style, service and inspiring stories since Seventeen magazine!
I LOVE: 1. Disneyland, 2. Shopping, 3, Making Lists, 4. Baking Desserts, 5. Reading Self Help books
WORST VDAY EVER: I've honestly never have a bad one... It's my 2nd favorite holiday! I also got my first kiss on a Valentines Day... def not a bad day for this girl ;) I love the month of love!
I'm a 20something Pittsburgh girl on a journey to lose 100+ pounds with Weight Watchers.
I LOVE: 1. Traveling 2.Watching documentaries 3. Hockey 4. Reading 5. Swimming
WORST VDAY EVER: My worst was in 2007 when I was flying to Australia. It was a 15 hour flight from LAX to Melbourne and I was squished against the window by a larger, older man who spend the majority of the flight telling me about all the things that could kill me in Australia and the rest of the time falling asleep on me. . . Happy Valentine's Day, how romantic!
Hi!I love museums, I love visiting them, reading about them and working at them. Don't worry I'm not just a one note kind of gal I love Pinterest, DIY, cooking, 'Stache shows with friends and so many other things.
I LOVE: 1. My family 2. Music 3. Cooking 4. Mint chocolate chip ice cream 5. Getting big hugs from my husband
WORST VDAY EVER: I actually have never had a terrible Valentine's Day. Never actually had a Valentine till my husband but I have fabulous friends who made sure we all had a great V-day!