Chocolates, flowers, jewelry, pink frilly cards, red tissue paper. Whether you hate it or love it, you have to admit... Valentine's Day is all about the ladies!! But... To be fair, more than a few men enjoy it as well. And why not?! We have to hear and read about awful things online and in the news every day... Why not have a holiday that's all about love?!
And I don't believe that Valentine's Day is all about romantic love... In my family, it's always been equally important to remind parents and grandparents and children how much they're loved as well. I've spent just as many Valentine's Days single as I have with a boyfriend... Just as many all-girls movie nights as romantic dinner dates. I think they're equally wonderful... And letting your friends know how thankful you are to have them in your life is just as important as letting your significant other know!!
I had a wonderful Valentine's Day this year... It was perfect. Here's a little about it... (Warning: Lots of photos coming your way!!)
My V-Day OOTD... A Jason Wu for Target blouse AB suggested was PERFECT for V-Day, black 7 For All Mankind jeggings, my Chanel bag, and Vince Camuto flats.
Black and blush... Ready to venture out to coffee with the girls!!
Grande non-fat, sugar-free caramel latte... Mmmm
Sugar overload... Goodies from the girls : )
Beautiful Valentine's Day flowers...
Mom always sends me a care package on Valentine's Day... Which I look forward to so much!! Even though we're far apart, the cards and goodies she and Dad send make it seem like they're right here. If you have a family member in college/grad school, remember to send them little notes and packages every so often!! It will completely brighten their day and put a huge smile on their face, I can assure you!!
Lola and Scarlett got some new V-Day toys from Grandma and Grandpa!! : )
Of course... 2 minutes in, and they're fighting over the same toy!!
Matching Tiffany and Co. tags for Lola and Scarlett's collars!! I need to get another ring to attach them so I can be sure they won't fall off... They are too adorable to lose!!
My doggies were being a bit naughty the day before and on Valentine's Day. I don't know what got into them... They were getting into things right and left, barking, climbing all over the chairs/coffee table/kitchen table. They were not the loves of my life for about 24 solid hours!! But... I decided to let them have their goodies from Grandma and Grandpa anyway.
My mom even sent goodie bags and a "whoopie pie party" kit for my girlfriends and I!! Such a cute idea... I made the whoopie pies and we had a little V-Day party at "The Vow" last night.
Did you know that sparklers were a Valentine's Day thing too?! ; )
The Wednesday morning after Valentine's Day I had a 7:30 am Intro to Criminal Law high school class to teach, and of course I was working on the PowerPoints and class activities up to the last minute. But... Someone brought me sushi takeout for dinner and it was delicious with
easy no clean-up!! It was the perfect way to spend the holiday while still being able to wake up and make it to teach my class - with treats in hand!! : )
What did you do for Valentine's Day?? Are you a fan of the holiday?? Do you have any V-Day traditions or one Valentine's date that was your favorite??
Hope you're all having a great weekend...