Easy Gift Idea for your GALentine
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This is the first year in a long, long time that I feel like I truly have friends I want to celebrate during Galentine’s Day. Weird to admit, right? But after moving around for the first 5 years of our marriage and working from home that whole time, I didn’t have a chance to really make girlfriends and the ones I had from college (minus a select few) kind of drifted away. For a few years, it felt like I only had Dustin, Rosie Roo and my sisters. There was nothing wrong with that, but I missed having my own girlfriends to talk to, go shopping with, and pour my heart out to when things got rough.
After Dustin and I moved to Utah and started setting some roots down, I decided it was time to be brave, get out of my comfort zone, and try to make some real-life friends in my new home state. I got connected to the blogging community and started making friends at influencer events. I reconnected with friends from college and started going out to spend time with them. I got a job to get me out of the house (first as a recruiter in corporate America and now as a Content Manager for a clothing boutique here in Utah) and made real friends with my co-workers. Now, almost two and a half years after making the move to Utah, I can say that I have real girlfriends who expand beyond my sisters, my dog, and my mom! It’s been life-changing in the best ways.
I’m so excited to celebrate Galentines this year with my friends and to show them all how much I appreciate their friendship in my life. I was thrilled when Build-A-Bear reached out to show me their newest Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear: The Rose Bear. This bear immediately spoke to my heart because of its vibrant red color and beautiful tulle-enhanced fur that looks like it’s made out of roses. It’s a really high-quality bear that literally looks like a bouquet of roses (you know, the ones that cost $300.00) except that the roses won’t die and it’s 10X cuddlier! Build-A-Bear offers this cute bear and a bunch of other cute stuffed animals and gifts that are customizable for Valentine’s Day. Use the code ROSES for $5 off your order of $25 or more on buildabear.com
While I love celebrating my marriage and relationship with Dustin on Valentine’s Day, I’m equally excited to celebrate the friendships in my life with the amazing women who continually build me up and encourage me to go after my dreams! And, I would be remiss if I didn’t count the amazing HTC community who shows up for me every day and cheers me on! Happy GALentine’s Day to all of you!