Falling in Love with Valentine's Day

Sliiiight confession: I'm not someone who really gets into Valentine's Day.

Are you still here?

Please don't leave!
I know it's supposed to be a day of hugs and kisses and hearts and flowers and holding hands and eating way too much chocolate, but it's just not my thing. Dave and I usually use it as an excuse to go out to a nice dinner which is good enough for this gal! My mom always made it fun when we were little and to this day, we still get a box of chocolates and a pair of Valentine's socks in the mail each year. It's my favorite. So, to spice things up around here this year, I've decided to embrace the pink and red and everything lovey-dovey, much to my husband's chagrin. (Did you know I showed him a Valentine's Day card I made last night and he said his present for Valentine's Day should be not receiving a card? Can you believe him?!  He must still be upset about the Pats going to the Super Bowl. So guess who's getting multiple cards now? Heehehe. What a grinch.)

Anyways, here's what I'm thinking will help me get in the mood for love this year:

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I love this idea. Using a porcelain paint pen, write a cute message to your hubby on a white mug and fire it up in the oven. Then surprise him in the morning with coffee and breakfast in bed.

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Bringing back this classic. I love how a simple brownie is now an adorable gift.
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Everyone knows I can't resist a pom pom. These would instantly make me fall in love.

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The varying lengths of each garland makes me weak in the knees.

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X and Os forever. 
You can make this by simply picking up some garlands at your local craft store and shaping them into place. Secure them with some wire and adorn the wreath with a pretty bow. 

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I think everyone should have a red table like this one, don't you? Cover it with a pretty lace table cloth and you've got Valentine's Day perfection.
So how about you lovelies? Are you into Valentine's Day?
Pink is one of my favorite colors so I think I'll start there and see how it goes.



  1. my mom always sends my sister and I valentine themed socks too!

    this will be my first valentines as a mrs.! I'm sure it will be great, but I'm not sure what we will do... hmmm...

  2. my mom always gave us conversation hearts in the morning, it was really special.

  3. My Papa always used to buy us girls our own little box of chocolates and it was one of the things I looked forward to most each year! Such a pretty table setup in the last picture!:)

  4. I've always been the girl who couldn't get her sh•t together to send Christmas cards, but made sure to send Valentines. Don't ask me why–maybe it felt like a low-pressure holiday?

  5. Aw, I'm feeling all Valentine-y now! Thanks!