This Valentine’s Day show the one you love some love by taking care of their car. You can go the extra mile by making this unique and caring gesture.

Warm up their ride

Much of the country will wake up to snow and ice, so set your alarm and warm up your Valentine’s car. Brush off the snow, melt the ice and pump up the heat. Be sure to shovel and salt a safe walkway to the vehicle. Your loved one will literally start their day warm and fuzzy!

Clean the car

Wash the exterior and vacuum the interview of the car. Depending on the weather, you can even add a coat of wax. If you have children, recruit the kids to help out. If it’s a job too big for your family, take it to a professional detail shop.

Create a car kit

Head to the dollar store to create a car kit! You can include tissues, hand cream, nail file, chewing gum and other items your significant other uses daily. If your budget allows for it, you can put pricier items, like her favorite perfume or makeup, into a nice bag.

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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