36 Questions That Lead to Love

36 Questions That Lead to Love

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I thought it might be kismet timing to either experiment with a “future” loved one or deepen your relationship with a current one. Psychologist Arthur Aron explored whether intimacy between a stranger could be accelerated through answering a series of increasingly personal questions. The participants were strangers and over the course of 45 minutes, asked each other the follow questions, shifting sets every 15 minutes.

“Making” someone “fall” in love simply by asking “staged” questions might not feel terribly romantic, but for someone who’s love language is “verbal affirmation”, I think there’s a lot of merit to it. Imagine starting with innocuous questions you disarm your conversation companion and creating a trusting environment. You don’t have to rush through the list but use them as conversation starters. At the end of a long day of work, family, life, stress, you might not have enough energy to come up with anything meaningful. Regardless you have to make the time because a relationship with your partner is no different from the work you put into any other friendship, professional connection, or family member. Effort is required and maybe this list will help.

36 Questions that Lead to Love Conversation Starters

If you’re feeling particularly craft (or behind in your Valentine’s Day present creation) check out Pinterest for some wonderful inspirations, searching for “Conversation Starters“.

Figure out your Love Language with this online quiz. It will change your life and your relationships (family, friends, co-workers…)

Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30yearold for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

 

Set II

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

 

Set III

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … ”

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … ”

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them? be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen

36 Questions that Lead to Love - Great Conversation Starters

Best Valentine’s Gifts for Guys

With a little less than a month until Valentine’s Day, you might want to start looking for that great gift for the guy in your life. In addition to this list of suggestions, here are some more ideas:

Or check out all my gift list ideas here.

Of course you want to get something that is functional, that they’ll use and maybe make their life more easy or fun. If you’re like that though, you’ll want it to be sweet, romantic, heartfelt, something that tugs the heart strings a little bit. Or not. Either way, here’s a list of ideas that any guy would be really excited to receive that also can be tied to something sweet.

And don’t worry if you’re a procrastinator this year…all the images and links are direct affiliate links to Amazon Prime so you can take advantage of next day shipping!

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Pebble Watch

  • View notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps on your wrist.
  • Download watch faces and apps to suit your style and interests.
  • Control music playing on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more.
  • Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge
  • Compatible with both Apple and Android devices

These are pretty popular among the guys at work right now, especially since they can maintain a professional demeanor without having to pull out the phone, simply to check the time.

 

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Old School Shaving Supplies (3 parts)

 

1. Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl

  • Cream prepare your beard for shaving and moisturizes your face
  • Rich woody blend of exotic sweet scented Sandalwood and Cedar, with Lavender and Rosemary for subtle floralcy and Jasmine and Rose, for a vivacious, enticing, confidently masculine bouquet
  • Included bowl makes the lathering easy
  • Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl

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2. Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

  • 100% Badger hair bristles
  • Gently exfoliates the skin
  • Creates a rich lather
  • Brings water to the face for a true wet shave

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3. Merkur Double-Edge Razo

  • An extra close shave
  • Merkur high quality shaving
  • Chrome finish sturdy razor
  • Long handle – great for people with large hands
  • Made in Germany

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Nest Learning Thermostat

  • Auto-Schedule – Remembers the temperatures you like and programs itself
  • Auto-Away – Saves energy by automatically turning itself down when you’re away
  • Remote control – Connect the Nest thermostat to Wi-Fi to control it from your smartphone, laptop or tablet

At first glance this might not sound like the most romantic or fun gift in the world…but if you household is anything like mine your husband goes up and down the stairs, lovingly to make sure the house is climate controlled to your very specific preference. 😉 This is a great gift for the begrudging loved one manning the thermostat.

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Belkin WeMo Switch

  • Turn electronics on or off from anywhere. Perfect for lamps and space heaters!
  • You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iOS (v5 or higher) and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Modular system – You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to.
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • Included: WeMo Switch, Electrical Rating120V/15A/60Hz/1800W

Similarly, this gift is really fun to bring your man one step closer to home automation! Plug anything in to this wifi enabled switch and control on/off from your phone! Monitor usage and hook up to other controllers. More to come later.

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Google Chromecast HDMI

  • Stream online video, music to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Google Play Movies and Music mobile apps as well as select content through Chrome browser
  • Works with Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows
  • Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network
  • Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter

For only $35 this is a much cheaper alternative to an Apple TV or even Roku Player! This device plugs into any HDMI plug and you’re ready to stream from almost anything! If you man has a man cave or a TV in the garage this is a great way to do things!

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*Exclusive Offer for Amazon Student Members: $5.01 Off the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player!!!

 

PS4 Charger Cable

I’m not sure why but PS4 consoles only come with one controller charger. If your husband (or son or child) got a PS4 with two controllers, they’re probably always complaining about only being able to charge on controller at a time. And who wants to remember to switch them later?

  • The USB charging cable is actually the same used on many smart phones…so there’s lots of 3rd party cords that don’t cost $50 for an additional cable
  • Get the 10 ft cable for extra reach (charge during game play!!)
  • 2.0 Micro-USB to USB Cable

Best Valentine’s Gift for Guys

Kinivo 5 Port HDMI Switch

  • Switches 5 high speed HDMI inputs into one output
  • Can switch automatically (based on active input)
  • Supports manual switching using the supplied IR wireless remote or the button on the device
  • Supports 3D and HD resolutions upto 1080p

 

A lot of TVs come with only one HDMI cable. If you have a dvd player, a Xbox, a PS4, an Apple TV, and a Wii your entertainment center might be cluttered with lots of different cables. This always you to plug 3 devices into one for even easier wireless control!

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Weber Spirit Liquid Propane Gas Grill

  • Two stainless steel burners put out 26,500 BTU-per-hour
  • 360 -square inch of cooking area and 90 -square inch for warming
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
  • Electronic Crossover ignition system starts with the push of a button
  • Assembled dimensions with the lid open 63-inch by 60-inch by 32-inch

If you want to rekindle the flame, this grill is a great gift for those going all the way. I got my husband this gift as a graduation present and he has been incredibly happy with it! (Blog post to come…) I also put it together very quickly, very easy to assemble.

Best Valentine’s Gift for Guys

Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear 926MHz Wireless RF Headphones

  • Detailed, Analytical Sound Reproduction With Strong
  • Bass Response
  • Perfectly Suitable For All Types Of Modern Music & Tv Applications
  • Receives Reception Through Walls, Ceilings & Outdoors

Does he always have a game playing? Always? Get him these headphones and let him enjoy the game in peace! The cradle charges them and it has a great distance range so he can listen to the game while he’s tooling around in the garage…or folding the laundry in the bedroom.

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Additional Gift Ideas

Browse through these ideas as well:

 

 

Valentine’s Day Printables

If you’re like me and LOVE printables, you enjoy these Valentine’s Day themed ones! I have found over 40 printable valentines for kids and adults, whether you’re handing them out at school or your special someone. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Download pdfs by clicking on printable’s images
  • Blog images go directly to the “printable”-related blog posts if you want to check out other printables the blogger shared
  • If it’s not a direct PDF it’s because there were multiple images to download

Don’t forget to check out my blog post on Kid’s Valentine’s Day Websites, Printables, and Crafts!

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Choicolate Artisan Chocolates

After running errands all day, my sister and I decided to treat ourselves to lunch at Auden’s Kitchen, one of our new favorite restaurants.  Located in the same shopping center, we noticed a sign nestled in called “Choicolate | Artisan Chocolates”.  We decided we wanted to check it out after lunch.

Website: http://choicolate.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/choicolate.fb

We discovered that this hidden gym not only featured hand-crafted chocolates including fun flavors like:

  • Mango & Habanero
  • Hazelnut Latte
  • Strawberry Balsamic
  • Milk Vanilla

but also had a delightful story behind the sweets store as well.  As husband and wife pair, last name Choi…decided to follow the wife’s dream of opening a chocolate store where everything was handmade, in small batches for the ultimate taste and presentation.  Wrapped individually with great detail, these chocolates make an adorable gift for someone you barely know or know very well.  We sampled the incredibly intense and more traditional flavors before settling on the chocolates pictured below.  The box also includes a guide so you’ll not be surprised (unless you want to be!!) and receivers can match the chocolates with the pictures.

Visit frequently as the menu and chocolate designs always are changing.  I bet they would be open to suggestions and requests you might have too – I could imagine these being an incredible party gift at showers and celebrations, both intimate and large!  Contact information here.

Check out this specialty bittersweet piece inspired by the winter holidays:

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2010 Chinese New Years

Tomorrow isn’t just Valentine’s Day…it’s also the Chinese New Year (it falls on Feb. 3 in 2011!)  Make sure that you start the new lunar calendar with these good luck charms for a long and prosperous year:

  1. Traditional Family Dinner – family comes from all around to celebrate the New Year together.  After dinner the red envelopes are given out.
  2. Red Envelopes – gifted to newly weds and elders to singles and children, common tradition to gift red envelops containing chocolate coins or cash.  $6/$8 are considered very lucky numbers, wishing a smooth and wealthy year, respectively.  Also, the amount given, determined by the 1st digit ($80 is even, $700 considered odd…), is always even, as even digit numbers are considered lucky.
  3. Red Underwear – get your red underwear out!  The color red is commonly worn in an attempt to scare away evil spirits and bad fortune.  New clothes symbolize having enough to wear new beginnings.  { Victoria Secret’s Coupon FREE Panties }

*Chinese New Year lasts 15 days.

Chinese Astrology Sign {Sheng Xiao}

Chinese Astrology: Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Figure out what your Chinese zodiac sign reveals about you, determined by your birth year.  Those born this year of the Tiger.

2010 Chinese Zodiac Animal is Tiger

How the Chinese Zodiac Came to Be:

When it came time for the Jade Emperor in heaven to decide the order of the zodiac, he invited all the animals to participate in a race. The order of the zodiac would be decided by the order in which animals finished the race.

When the competition started, the ox was leading the pack, but the rat jumped on his back. Since the rat was so light and small, the ox did not realize that the rat was hitching a ride. As the ox approached the finish line, the rat leap off his back and was crowned as the first animal to complete the race.

After all the creatures finished the race, the order was finalized: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

My Chinese Zodiac is the Rat:

Check out snippets of my fairly [VERY] accurate profile:

Year of the Rat Chinese ZodiacPersonality: Occupying the 1st and most prominent position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat symbolizes such character traits as wit, imagination and curiosity. Rats have keen observation skills and with those skills they’re able to deduce much about other people and other situations. Overall, Rats are full of energy, talkative and charming but they have a tendency to become aggressive.

Rats are full of good advice but they will never share their troubles with others. They are honest individuals and they enjoy living for the moment. They’re also capable of surviving any situation.

Routine halts their creativity so Rats need flexible positions that allow creativity.

Not nearly as self-confident as they appear on the surface, Wood Rats [based on the year you were born] will never expose this vulnerability to others. They’re successful despite their perpetual fear of failing.

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Chinese New Year Crafts and Activities

Martha Stewart’s Chinese New Year Show this year. Or last year’s resources on Chinese New Year Table Settings.

Chinese New Year place setting crafts

Pingg’s Chinese New Year ecards

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Crayola is also offering their online community these incredibly cute crafts:

Celebrate Chinese New Year, or your favorite story, with this dramatic dragon! Celebrate Chinese New Year, or explore the country's fascinating art and culture, with this colorful Golden Chinese Dragon drawing.

Valentine’s Day with a View Contest at The Westin La Cantera Resort

As soon as I heard about The Westin La Cantera Resort‘s Valentine’s Day with a View contest I was VERY excited to enter.  I love to read wonderfully romantic stories (i.e. Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love), watching unrealistic “chick flicks” on Netflix’s instant Romance queue, and reading romance novels (not of the graphic variety)…more like all of Kristin Billerbeck‘s fun, witty romance series.  (I couldn’t write this post in good conscience without including helpful links and fun facts.) 😉

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*Besides my blog post on Valentine’s Day deals, check out Buxr’s Valentine’s Day deals here.

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5 Critical Components

Although I’m low-key enough to enjoy ANYTHING, making whatever we did special, my homework assignment was to blog about the PERFECT experience…that would easily be achieved by including the following in our itinerary:

1 – Flowers Delivered in a Box (purchased w/ a coupon!!) – there’s something terribly romantic about getting flowers that you weren’t expecting that were delivered in a box.  (Think old-school Hollywood…)  Enough said.

2 – The Fray – my favorite group since they arrived on the music scene in 2005 with How to Save a Life I have loved their lyrics and melodies.  Part of perfection is knowing you’re with someone special who appreciates all your idiosyncrasies, including fanatical infatuations with bands other people (insanely?!) are less excited by.

3 – Lamb Chops – I never understand people who think of “eating away your money” in a negative context.  I truly enjoy great culinary experiences.  I savor each bite and literally experience a Pavlovian reaction whenever I read menus!  My ideal Valentine’s Day would include lingering over a 7 course prix fix meal and basking in scintillating conversation (see Critical Component #5).

4 – Darts – Well after we have dessert-ed and digested comfortably, and before Cinderella’s midnight deadline, throwing darts at a non-smoking, great music, empty bar with my favorite kind of electronic dartboards (which charges a quarter, not 75 cents a game…or unlimited…that’s good too.)  I <3 playing darts, I’m competitive, I play to win! 😉  {Bonus Points } Give me pink darts (tips and flights) as a V-Day gift!

5 – Wonderful Conversation – Above all else, this is most important to me.  Just enjoying each other verbally throughout the entire evening.  Recapping wonderful memories from the past year, discussing plans for new vacations and making more memories, and reminding each other that regardless of the tough stuff, the reasons it’s worked as well as it has is because of the non-negotiable characteristic each other possesses, reveling in that realization!

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Check out all entries and tweets by following the #VDayView hashtag.

Also, don’t forget to find out all the latest by following @WestinLaCantera on Twitter and becoming a fan on Facebook!

This post is part of The Westin La Cantera Resort’s Valentine’s Day with a View contest. Enter between Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 for your chance to win a one-night stay for two at The Westin La Cantera Resort on Saturday, February 13, which includes a romantic dinner for two at Francesca’s at Sunset and two rounds of golf to be played at either of our championship courses during your stay. Learn more at http://www.westinlacantera.com/Valentines-Twitter.html

Valentine’s Day Printable Activities and Crafts for Kids

While I was finishing my last post on Valentine’s Day sales and promotions I was already mentally writing this one.  With Valentine’s Day only slightly more than two weeks away, I figured I better hurry up and find some great children activities for the holiday we love to love.

I assumed my favorite children’s websites for printable activities would have special crafts online, available to download.  I was right! In no particular order here are some fun activities for children and other thoughtful resources for parents.

PBS Parents Valentine's Day Resources printable valentine's day kids crafts

PBS Parents offer lots of ideas to get you in the holiday spirit.  For parents are several links to various articles and resources about feelings, diversity, and other characteristics that are perfect to teach around this time through books and games, as well as recipes to share with your family.

PBS Kids Valentine's Day Resources and online games

PBS Kids includes printable activities, coloring pages, and e-cards of all your favorite, educational friends.  It also lists information about special programming on February 13th with the heart-filled theme.

Martha Stewart Valentine's Day Resources and crafts printable valentines crafts

Depending on how ambitious you’re feeling, check out Martha Stewart’s website for kids activities.  (Here for more adult sized activities…not that adult… ;-P)  Includes everything from cards, cute packaging, candies, and soap!  Very cute and surprisingly easy to put together.  Be prepared for printing the templates…I made several of them successfully. Some I gave up.

Here are four of the 27 Valentine’s Day crafts

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Index for all Martha Stewart activities online for Valentine’s.

nick jr valentine's day activities and online games

Nick Jr’s Valentine’s also jumped on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon with their dedicated site too.  The front page is an advent calendar that your child can return each day to click different dates for a fun surprise to open.  Grouped by week, view previous weeks and come back each week to unlock more.  My daughter’s favorite, Olivia, remains to be unlocked!

Check out the resources for parents here too.  Or let Max and Ruby help you plan a classroom party or soiree for friends.

All Valentine’s Day printable activities for many different ages…I have always been very impressed with Nick Jr.’s printable activities…they’re definitely a step higher than most.  I hate the ones that only offer coloring pages, my daughter doesn’t stay entertained with coloring but crafts will keep her busy for hours!

Kid Coupons

Chuck E Cheese is offering this FREE printable Valentine card w/ a coupon for 5 FREE tokens.  Your child can give all of their friends 5 tokens while saying Happy Valentine’s Day!  Expires 3/2.

Love Deals | Valentine’s Day Sales

Before it’s too late, take advantage of these 2010 Valentine’s Day deals that make you fall head over heels with saving money, all over again!  Categorized by Flowers, Chocolates, Gifts, Party, Dining, and Dress, there is someone for everyone, those with a Valentine and those looking to save a buck!  Includes freebies like 25 songs from iTunes and much more!

Continue to check back as I’ll add more as I come across them!

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Flowers

ProFlowers is offering a dozen roses and 12 free chocolates!

Chocolates

Reese’s Pieces To receive your coupon, complete this order form and send along with one complete candy bar wrapper from: HERSHEY.®S SPECIAL DARK® Dark Chocolate Bar, ALMOND JOY® Candy Bar, YORK® Peppermint Pattie or REESE.S® Peanut Butter Cups. HURRY. your request must be one of the first 25,000 received and post-marked by 2/17/10 to qualify!

Ghirardelli is offering another sinfully delicious deal for Valentine’s Day!
Use CJ15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase! Also enjoy free shipping over $50!

Godiva Chocolate is offering FREE 32 pc. Milk Chocolate Gems on Shipments >$50!

My M&M’s lets you save 14% off your order with promo code: VDAY14.

using promocode VA1019751 at checkout to save 20% off your entire order! Now through 2/11!

Amazon’s sweet deals save you $10 when you spend $49 or more…expires Feb. 15th, use VALCANDY at checkout.

Gifts

Walgreens is wishing their customers Happy Valentine’s Day with Free Shipping for orders over $25, use LOVE25 through Jan. 30!!

Shutterfly is offering 40% off your entire order! Enter FORTY at checkout and get free shipping for orders over $30 with SHIP30!

Sephora is offering a something to pucker up about, normally $65…now only $25!

Bath & Body Works use promocode 20PERCENT at checkout 1/31.

JCPenney to take an Extra 15% OFF Select Fine Jewelry with 15HEARTS at checkout!

Pillsbury sign up to receive the Pillsbury® email newsletter, access exclusive member benefits on Pillsbury.com, and receive a FREE* Pillsbury® coupon booklet with $10 in valuable savings!

Valentine's Day Half Price Books Coupon for 20% off! Half Price Books is having a Book Lovers Weekend – use the printable coupon to save 20% off your entire purchase!

Party

Party City is offering FREE Shipping with PCSB65 at checkout!

The Popcorn Factory is just another GREAT way to save “I LOVE YOU”! HRT5 at checkout saves you $5, now through Feb. 14th!

Harry & David is offering a $5 coupon! Doesn’t have to be Christmas and pears…enjoy Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day savings!

Dining

Krispy Kreme Buy a Dozen Donuts, recieve 12 FREE Valentine’s with coupons for free! Also, did you know that whenever their window light is lit they’re giving away FREE glazed donuts! @krispy_kreme

BJ’s Brewhouse s offering $5 off $20 food purchase, use printable coupon or 2010 at checkout now through 2/12!

Macaroni Grill is offering free Appetizer with purchase of two Entrees! Doesn’t expire until March 2010!

Dress

Urban Outfitters offers “20% off $50 Purchase, use THINKSPRING now through Feb. 14th! Also on their homepage, text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross Relief AND download and listen to 25 tracks, FREE! UO Music List !