Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

A Disney-fied Valentine’s Day Present

This would’ve been the perfect post to cap off Valentine’s Day week, but I’ve been out and about this weekend that I forgot to write it! I may be a couple days late, but it’s still worth the read. One lucky girl got the sweetest Valentine’s Day present from her boyfriend this week and I’m sure girls all over the world are wondering why their own boyfriends didn’t think of this creative idea.

Brian Flynn surprised his girlfriend Manini with a collection of the two of them AS Disney characters! Brian brought on artist Dylan Bonner to not only turn his girlfriend into a Disney princess, but to turn him into her prince. The couple “LOVE Disney movies” and he “[wanted] our relationship to be as epic and timeless as the animations we grew up on.”

AWWW. Stop it.

Bonner’s paintings really look like the real thing and completely out of a Disney movie.

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Valentine’s Day: Not Just For the s/o’s

While Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, it’s definitely not a holiday that I have had an opportunity to celebrate as often as I would like. In college, I used to be around friends that hated the holiday because they were never in relationships. I probably had similar sentiments at the time, but oh my gosh, it broke my heart to not celebrate it because it’s such a fun holiday and if I’m being really honest here – I don’t think it has to be a holiday that you have to be in a relationship for to celebrate. So with that said, I’m planning a pretty elaborate date for my dearest friend this Saturday and I am pretty excited about it. I don’t think he reads my blog, but I don’t want to spoil anything just in case.

I’ve always been the “date planner” in most situations and I think relationship dates and friend dates are pretty similar so why not treat them all the same?

Readers, what are your Valentine’s Day plans and have you ever planned a friend date for someone special in your life?

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Send Your Love w/ A Card

Rifle Paper Co. – $4.50

When I was a child, Valentine’s Day was always my favorite holiday to celebrate at school. Not only does Valentine’s Day produce the best candy – endless amounts of chocolate and tart candies, but I loved walking around the classroom with my valentines and distributing them out to my classmates. Then, like every other child, I would come home, open up my valentines and decipher the one valentine that my crush gave to me. Clearly, he gave me the best one. How could he not? The card he gave me? Selected just for me because there’s no way there are five other ones just like that one in the box that his mom purchased for him at Safeway. Regardless of how old we become, giving and receiving cards are still special. Even as adults, I sitll love greeting cards and here are just a few of my favorite ones for the loveliest holiday of the year.

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Valentine’s Day Dresses For Your Perfect Evening

Happy February! Ever since I moved to California, I think I’ve loved February much more than when I lived in Seattle because unlike Seattle, February here kind of is like a little bit of a colder summer. There’s not much difference. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I usually love asking all of my couple friends what they have planned. Some get to be very elaborate while others barely celebrate the holiday  or doing something really easy by telling one another what they want and getting exactly that. I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day that much, but if I had to pick an ideal date, it would just be dinner, dessert, and drinks! Last year, I was treated out to dinner and drinks at a nearby wine bar and that was just enough for me. It’s amazing how much pressure there can be on one holiday – gifts, plans, expectations, and lastly – what to wear! Red and pink are usual go-to’s, but I really love when people toss in blue and that’s why I’m highlighting this dress above from Urban Outfitters. Need more inspiration? Click the cut!

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Valentine’s Day: When You’re A Kid Vs At Age 22

Hey there readers!

I hope you have all had a very lovely Valentine’s Day so far. It’s not over yet so we don’t really know what else is in store for us, but I can definitely say today that Valentine’s Day in the adult world is not that exciting. It’s not as exciting as when you were a kid and you had the whole afternoon dedicated to a class Valentine’s Day party where you would decorate a cookie at a station, pass out Hello Kitty valentines (oh just me?) or spend the entire day consuming sugar. So much sugar. Seriously though, Valentine’s Day sweets > all other holiday candies.

Valentine’s Day in the office was peachy, but nothing will ever take the place of the excitement I had on Valentine’s Day as a kid or even in college and celebrating with my friends.

Valentine’s Day cards are priceless and really say so much by saying so little…with that… – BuzzFeed’s 10 Brutally Honest Valentine’s Day Cards From Kids

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Wedding Thursdays

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

This is the last wedding video I’m posting up for the week and I’ve been quite generous with letting these go, but I’ve gotta make sure I’ve got enough in the queue to last us.

I couldn’t have picked a more perfect video to highlight from the people behind Shark Pig. Melanie and Kelcey are absolutely darling and look like they are such a fun-loving couple. I’m in love with this video.

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Valentine’s Day Is More Than A Commercial Holiday

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Though I’ve never celebrated a Valentine’s Day myself, I realize that there is much more meaning to the day than gifts, candies, and flowers. If it were up to me, Valentine’s Day would be everyday because I believe in celebrating love at all times possible. There is so much emphasis on this one day and not enough on any other day because too quickly we often times take love for granted. We don’t say the word out of fear. Maybe we fear rejection, but it’s also pretty daunting to just say it out loud or to another person. Once you say it you can never take it back, but sometimes you might be surprised by the response you hear back.

If these couple of weeks have taught me anything it is that the strength in the people I have in my life has built me up so that I could be strong again for the people that care about me and will always always be there. Every now and then, I believe in promoting selfishness as long as it’s healthy. I’ve had enough of that and now it is time for me to be whole-heartedly selfless and to give strength to those who need it most from me.

If I could advise you all on anything or if you could take something away from this blog at all it would be to not wait until Valentine’s Day to tell someone you love them. We shouldn’t be waiting another second to say the things that matter most.

My prayers and thoughts are with a very special family today.
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Wedding Mondays


I honestly could not have chosen a better wedding video to feature for this Valentine’s Day week. Emily Schuman has been a blogging icon to me for years and earlier this year she married her fiance Geoffrey in the most classic and vintage inspired wedding I’ve ever seen. These two love bugs are adorable and I think if I could have a wedding like this filled with such romance and love, I would be a very happy girl someday.

Enjoy!

By the way, this video was done by Shark Pig!

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Small Valentine’s Day Roundup

The Top 20 Romantic Cities in America!

This Is How You Win Her Back

A very interesting story on how this guy plans on winning back his girlfriend…with posters. Good luck bro. [Source]

And leaving this up for interpretation…Bang With Friends. [Source]

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Valentine’s Day Kind Of Morning

Good morning readers! Since we’re doing all Valentine’s Day themed posts this week, I wanted to share with you my favorite Valentine’s Day commercial of the season by Verizon featuring the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Every time I catch this commercial on TV, my heart melts a little.

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Some Men Like Valentine’s Day

Like many little girls growing up, I always believed that Valentine’s Day was for the ladies! It was the one day that girls would acquire something sparkly, nibble into some chocolates, or even receive a bouquet of flowers. (This doesn’t happen in real life) For some reason, no one ever told me that guys  were getting something out of it too. Of course, as I grew up I knew better. I knew that if I were to ever celebrate Valentine’s Day that it wouldn’t be all about me and that I would treat the relationship as being mutual. It still bothers me to this day to watch reality television shows in which girls expect to be treated like princesses at all times. I’m looking at you Heidi Montag.

I’m pretty proud of myself that I can still believe that chivalry isn’t dead, but also that girls can split meals, ask a guy out on a date first, or even WHOA treat their guys out to a date sometimes. It’s what keeps things exciting, right?

The point of this is that Valentine’s Day is a celebration for both you AND your significant other so enjoy it and girls – allow yourself to do something nice for your guy (not just on V-day) but other days too.

Kings County Distillery Chocolate Flavored Whiskey – $20

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What To Wear: Valentine’s Day

Camilla and Marc Adaptation Dress – $509.06

Happy month of love y’all! The big day is just around the corner and whether or not you’re expecting something or just letting yourself go and enjoying the moment, Valentine’s Day is a day where you should feel good about the way you look and for your significant other or whatever they call them these days. Typically, I prefer the red family – pink, coral, light red, etc. only because I don’t LOVE the color red. However, we’re gonna diverge a bit. Here are some of my favorite picks so if you don’t have anything special to wear yet, I guess you had better get on it…

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It’s A Valentine’s Day Post!

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays and though none of them have ever been all that memorable, that hasn’t really stopped me from loving love. There are always going to be the people in your life  that you no absolutely despise the holiday. They think it’s incredibly commercialized…and it is, but you know what? You don’t need to spoil any one else’s fun. Let ‘dem couples love their love.

Here are just a few gifts to wow your girls with this year.

1. Name a star – $49 (Cheesy, but if you’re like me and love space, then PERFECT)

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2. Recycled Spray Can Bouquets (for the artsy girlfriend)

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Field Notes: Red Blooded

At first it may seem like an adorable Valentine’s Day video, but then it turns into an adorable…

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