The Little Black Blog Post. by Courtney Freeman

Happy Hugs + Kisses day my Lovies.

L O V E . N O T E S . & . F A C T S
[for the Romantic side of you.]



AD 207, Claudius II, an Roman Emperor decided that single men made better soldiers and he banned marriage for young men. A priest named VALENTINE, began marrying Roman lovers in secret. Claudius II found out about this and threw Valentine in prison. In prison Valentine fell in love with a young blind girl, his jailer’s daughter. His love was so strong that he succeeded in restoring the girls sight. Just before he died, he wrote her a letter sining it, “From your Valentine.” He was put to death in February of that year.


Falling in Love: an affliction, an illness, a temporary or long lasting state of mind. This incredible phenomenon we hope we are all lucky enough to experience.


The Clinical Symptoms of Love | | S I C K N E S S | | 

  • OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
  • ERRATIC MOOD SWINGS
  • INSOMNIA 
  • LOSS OF APPETITE 
  • RECURRENT AND PERSISTENT IMAGES AND IMPULSES.
    [ you know those irresistible urges to text message like crazy to that certain someone, non stop. ]
  • SUPERSTITIOUS OR RITUALISTIC COMPULSIONS
    [ we all do it, “ he loves me?, he loves me not, he loves me?, he loves me not. ]
  • INABILITY TO CONCENTRATE
  • DELUSION 

+ The Traditional Anniversary gifts:
FIRST: Paper
SECOND: Cotton
THIRD: Leather
FOURTH: Fruit/Flowers
FIFTH: Wood
SIXTH: Iron/Sweets
SEVENTH: Wool/ Copper
EIGHTH: Bronze/ Pottery
NINTH:Pottery/China/Willow
TENTH: Tin/Aluminum
ELEVENTH: Steel
TWELFTH: Silk/Linen
THIRTEENTH:  Lace
FOURTEENTH: Ivory
FIFTEENTH: Crystal
TWENTIETH: China Porcelain
TWENTY-FIFTH: Silver
THIRTIETH: Pearl
FORTIETH: Ruby
FORTY-FIFTH: Sapphire
FIFTIETH: Gold
FIFTY-FIFTH: Emerald
SIXTHIETH: Diamond



Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.
Wedlock is a padlock.
Love begets love.
Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.
Love is blind.
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
One cannot love and be wise.
Needles and pins, needles and pins
when a man marries his troubles begin.
Cold hands, warm heart.
A young man married, is a young man married.
Love laughs at locksmiths.
Please you eye and plague your heart.
Never marry for money, but marry where money is.
There’s more to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
All’s fair in love and war.
It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
— Proverbs on Love and Marriage

Built for love:
THE TAJ MAHAL
Location: Agra, India

Built by Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahl, who had died in childbirth at the age of thirty- nine. The monument took twenty thousand workers and twenty years to build.


The Tandem Bicycle:
Patent Number 4502705
( Bicycle Built for Two )

"Daisy, Daisy,

Give me your answer do!

I’m half crazy,

All for the love of you!

It won’t be a stylish marriage,

I can’t afford a carriage

but you’ll look sweet upon the seat

Of a bicycle made for two ".



WHAT MAKES WOMAN FEEL BEAUTIFUL: STATISTICS

  • Being loved - 88%

  • Doing something you really love to do - 86%

  • Taking good care of yourself- 82%

  • Having a strong relationship of marriage - 81%

  • Being in Good Physical shape - 75%

  • Having a close circle of friends - 70%

  • Liking how you look in the mirror - 66%

  • Being Professionally successful - 55%

  • Receiving compliments from others on how you look -  51%

  • Having a rich spiritual or religious life - 48%

  • Looking better than others you know - 29%


What Day of the Week to Marry!
+ Monday for WEALTH
 + Tuesday for HEALTH
+ Wednesday the BEST DAY OF ALL
 + Thursday for LOSSES
+ Friday for CROSSES
 +Saturday for NO LUCK AT ALL

The Physiology of Desire:
The pupils dilate, a result of adrenaline and sign of sexual interest.
Dopamine, the so called “Feel-good Chemical,” is released in the brain.
Pheromones, or chemical scents, are released in sweat.
Adrenaline courses through the body. Blood is redirected away from the stomach (giving the familiar feeling of “butterflies” in the stomach) and toward the lips and sexual organs.


There are 33 Wedding Chapels alone in the city of Las Vegas.

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PRINTABLES, DUH?
 

Print these bad boys out. Cut them individually and "BAM" A little booklet to that special loved one. Super cute for Lovers.


Need a Little Cute Printable Card?


+ L A S T, A R T.

T H E . K I S S .  
G U S T A V . K L I M .

Now, Go watch a movie, I suggest maybe, The Woman in Gold, Age of Adeline, or Sleeping with other People.
Kisses, x o. 

Sources:
Love Notes; Amy Maniatis, Elizabaeth Weil, Natasha Bondy: Chronicle books; 2006: California;
Jessica Durrant, Splash of India; etsy.com; Illustration
Elite Daily, Love at First Site; March 11, 2015: pinterest.com; Image
Get your glow on: brit.co; Feb. 2015, Image
Love card; Louise Lockhart; Illustration
Love coupon booklet; Homemade Gifts made easy.com;

 

Take me back, I'm cold. by Courtney Freeman

p.s. Oahu, i miss you.

Part Two.

Lots of pictures of the Trip. This post is abnormal but, I'm going to share these of my family and personal life. You won't see many posts like this, most will be DIYS, Photographs, Inspiration, clothes ideas, home decor.. ext! but This post is a personal post of family, my pictures and my trip. Enjoy or, Don't. XO

Aloha Babes. by Courtney Freeman

Aloha my pretties.

For Seven entire days, I got the chance to get out of the freezing Indiana weather and head over & out to the Tropical Islands in Hawaii. I have so many pictures to show you of the island the beautiful places we went, the shopping;) So, I will break this post into two.  -As some of you might know, I am a full time student, photographer, and am the creative and art director at one of my good friends store, called Elysian Company located in Warsaw, Indiana. On this trip I surprised her cute face and told her to back her backs, we are off to Hawaii! I am a dreamer, and of course so is she so when you put the both of us together we become, "the Dream team"  While we were over on the beautiful islands, we snorkeled, boated, went to north shore, had a private dinner on the USS Missouri. Lets just say, we felt like celebrities! We rented a jeep the entire week and brought over some of our favorite pieces of Free people tops/dresses, and my jewelry line C.Free from Elysian and we decided to model it up on the Island. 

Take a sneak peek.

Dress up, dining out & a fun time. by Courtney Freeman

I love making new friends, real new friends especially ones who are unique and of course gorgeous on the inside and the outside. Recently I made this new friend named Ameka. Getting to know her has been such a fun time. We are like the same person but her dad was a celebrity;) Ameka and I love having dates, they usually consist of Dinner, Dress up and the tanning bed or online shopping. What female doesn't like that? We drink wine and brain store about our trip in May to LA & the jewelry we want to make. So, Meet Ameka,

Hey you. by Courtney Freeman

Thank you for taking a moment to check out my blog! Look forward to fresh content on the weekly. I love DIY's, motivational sayings & anything pretty! xo, Courtney