Forget Roses: Try a Bacon Bouquet

Flowers are so last year. This Valentine’s Day, why not give that special someone a gift you can both enjoy? Namely, bacon.

Bacon Bouquet for Valentine's Day

Image via Business Insider

The editors of Business Insider take Valentine’s Day very seriously, and this homemade bouquet of bacon roses proves it. Easy to make with only a few kitchen items – and, of course, juicy strips of bacon – it’s a fail-safe last-minute gift idea. (Unless your sweetheart is vegetarian. In which case, sorry.) The only challenge is not eating it all yourself first.

Ready to give it a try? Watch the how-to on Business Insider.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 14, 2014

The Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Guide

If you’re reading this, perhaps you discovered that Valentine’s Day dinner reservations must be… reserved. But before you go for Drugstore Chocolates Year Three, know this. We’ve been swept up in our latest romantic-movie obsession, Winter’s Taleand after watching? We’re firm believers that love (and, yes, even like) is worth pulling out all the stops for. You in?

Winter's Tale

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February 12, 2014

Rock That Registry: How to Make Bridal Shower Gifts More Meaningful

Wedding season will soon be in full swing, which means you can expect bridal shower invites to come flooding in at any minute. Want to stand out in a crowd of gift givers? Take this advice from Kara Renee Hagerman, editor of Cincinnati Wedding magazine, who shares a few thoughtful ways to make presents for the bride (and groom) more meaningful.


How to Make Bridal Shower Gifts Meaningful


Monogrammed Mason Jars
“Fill these jars with items that play to the couple’s personal interests. If they garden, add bulbs or seeds. If the bride loves to bake, add flour or sugar. It could be coffee beans or candy. The possibilities really are endless.”

Crystal Flutes & Ice Bucket
“Pair this crystal set with a bottle of the couple’s favorite bubbly, perhaps the one they drank when they got engaged.”

Stainless Steel Casserole
“Package this casserole with a beautiful recipe book. Ask a few family members to share recipes for dishes they know the bride and groom love and include them, each one with a heartfelt note from the family member who provided it.”

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February 7, 2014