Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Valentine's Heart-to-Heart

My husband is out of town on business for the next few days which means I'll be missing him, but will have luxurious alone-time after work. Plans include snuggles with the pup, Pilates, and long baths accompanied by candlelight and Prosecco. While soaking up and soaking in the bubbles, I'll be plotting my Valentiney crafts and baked goodies. I know I'm a huge dork, but I love, love this holiday. It brings out my artsy-fartsy Martha Stewart, even if most of my friends are cooler, more sarcastic, 'it's so commercial' Jon Stewart about it all.

It's almost Valentine's Day, so let's have a heart-to-heart. Whether you're a singleton, or coupled off, V-Day doesn't need to be about high expectations or overpriced dinners. Here are some simpler reasons I love The V:

::Self love::
 It's a day to remind yourself how much you love you. Do good things for yourself on Feb. 14 - exercise, long bath, cook yourself dinner, watch the sunset, buy yourself new underwear -- whatever makes your heart sing. We must love ourselves at least as much as we love others.

::Platonic love::
You can tell the people you love they matter to you. Friends and family deserve a day of love, too. Let's reclaim the 14th from the amorous cheeseballs and dedicate it to all the people we love; not just our lovers.

A day of chocolate, cupcakes swathed in pink icing, and champagne? Joy!

It's nice to put your love in writing. I actually sent Valentines to friends and family this year and it felt great. Keeping up with my New Year's intention to send more cards. Woot!

Whether you find yourself wearing black on Thursday, or a nerdy red/pink frock like me, remember how wonderful you are, don at least a smile, and spread the platonic love.

Besos! x
{Our wedding save-the-dates were Valentine's themed. Love them!}

{Top photo / Besos cards from here!}

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