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Happy Love Day

So it’s Valentines Day tomorrow, and this post is the first time I’ve really thought about how to acknowledge it.  I’ve always been kind of lukewarm on the whole thing, but I could totally use a day to focus on some love and happy. Another blizzard is approaching…yeah, that.  But we lost a very special person in our family yesterday, and these experiences can throw everything right into perspective.  Makes me want to rush into the arms of all those I love and tell them how much love I have for them.  And that I can’t think of anything else in the entire world that is more important than family, friends.. that love thing. It’s all about our people.  Maybe we need a day that encourages acknowledgement and celebration of those that make our lives special.

It’s a Saturday, and it’s going to be freezing… what to do… here are some simple, quick but heartfelt ideas.  Little gestures that make your loved ones feel special will go a long way.  This is not about adding more stress to your life!  Do not over-complicate.  🙂

Heart-shaped waffles with beetroot and orange juice?  Yes.  See recipe from Almond Corner.

And some fruit?


Coffee cups covered in red paper with cute love messages.


or hot cocoa with heart shaped whip cream seen in lovesome, just freeze the whipped cream on a cookie sheet and cut hearts with knife or cookie cutter.

Spread whipped cream on a cookie sheet and freeze, then cut the frozen whipped cream into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Drop into some warm cocoa and you have a sweet (and cute) way to cool off your hot chocolate!      Probably could add different extracts to fat free whipped cream and put it in coffee too....

or just add some sprinkles

Pink Hot Chocolate...SO yummy and easy to make!  It's perfect for Valentine's Day breakfast, any Valentine's party, or anytime!!! #simplykierste #hotchocolate #valentinesday

Flowers… all about the quality, and the thought.  Stores picked over?  Just grab a few special pieces and wrap in a pretty paper as shown at Style Me Pretty Living.

but yeah there is nothing wrong with a good old red rose


Handmade cards that actually say how you actually feel.  Real Simple has some great ideas.

DIY Valentine, matchbookimage.png

DIY Valentine, puzzle piecesHomemade Valentine card with fridge magnets

How about a cute little surprise for the kiddos?

Sweetheart cupcakes from Glorious Treats maybe with some homemade strawberry milk?

Or marshmallows from The Sweet Life.


And of course a few little handmade keepsakes to put around your home and make it feel special.. maybe hang some heart cut outs in the kids rooms for when they wake up..


paint chip bookmarks shown by inhabitots


string heart shown here 

DIY string heart - 25+ Valentine's Day Home Decor Ideas - NoBiggie.net

or a message on canvas as shown here 

Button burlap heart - 25+ Valentine's Day Home Decor Ideas - NoBiggie.net

how about a few pillows to spruce up your living room or bedroom?

Valentine's Pillow Covers #westelm | Master bed

we have some at Ivy Lane!


Happy valentines day my friends!    I hope you and your family, friends, loved ones have a fabulous day and take some time to celebrate each other.



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