happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine's Day Loves!  I am so thankful for all of my readers and I hope you all have a fabulous day of feeling loved.

I'm not usually a big "Valentine's Day" person.  While dressing up and having a nice date or night on the town can be fun, I think Valentine's Day can be an awkward time to make this happen.  Restaurants always seem to be overcrowded (or serve only strange prix-fixe menus) and without fail... there is some sort of sappy, romantic background music.  I don't know about you, but the instrumental version of "Tale as Old as Time" from Beauty and the Beast doesn't do it for me.

All that being said, I do think Valentine's Day can be a fun holiday and I think there is never a wrong time to tell someone you love them (romantically or not.)  No matter what your plans are for Valentine's Day this year, take a moment to be thankful for everyone you love.  And as a final inspiration- or for a last minute gift idea (you can never go wrong with champagne and peonies)- check out my "must haves" for the day...

sweater / ring / flowers / candle / macaroon recipe / lipstick / champagne

I am going to attempt those macaroons tonight- wish me luck!  Love to you all!

PS: How cute is this valentine that showed up at the front door last night?  Thankful to the Valentine's Fairy- you are very loved and appreciated!  AND, I thought your idea was so great that I should share it here in case others need some more last minute inspiration!


  1. I love everything!! I want that lipstick now! Happy Valentines. xo Claire

  2. Newest follower! xx

    1. Thanks Viviana! I am excited to check out your blog!
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