Valentine’s Day Dresses and Gifts

Ever since I can remember I have loved Valentine’s Day. It’s my Dad’s birthday.  But, I think it is the burst of color in an otherwise dreary mid-winter slump that breaks through all pink and red and totally sweet that makes me love the holiday so much.  Even if it is totally made up and super commercialized.
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Recently, H asked me what I wanted to do for the day and I shrugged and said, “Meh, I don’t care. Nothing?”  People, this is how we know I’m not myself.  It’s not me sulking about the no sugar rule I’m on or that I feel like I can’t buy gifts because I’m not working. It’s that I just can’t seem to muster excitement for anything these days.  Mid-winter slump or sick of being sick? Probably a bit of both.
I may not be able to indulge in candy this Valentine’s Day, thanks, Lyme detox diet, but I can spruce up my house with some felt heart garland, put a wooden red heart on my front door and shower my little ones with love.  I think this year instead of candy I will pick up some of those indestructible succulent plants to add some life to their bedrooms.

Valentine’s Day For the House:

Throw pillows in complimentary red or pink can punch up a neutral space.
– A runner or charger in the dining room or kitchen table.
-Have fun with candles at dinner even as a family to make a random Tuesday night dinner a little special.

Valentine’s Day For the Kids: 

 
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-I usually bake up a batch of heart-shaped sugar cookies and frost them.
-But them each a small bouquet of flowers. Just break up a batch from the grocery store and layout with a card or little note for them to find at breakfast.
-Write a love note and stick it in their lunch or backpack.

Valentine’s Day for Yourself:

I’ve never been one to sit this day out.  When I was in high school I spent weekends making handmade cards for friends and distributing them at school.  I would skip my all-black ensemble that day for maybe gray with pink or red thrown in.  Later, while single and even now that I’m not, I find a way to do something nice that brings the whole Pink Puffy Heart Day into focus.
-Buy yourself your favorite flower. I do this and set it out on the dining room table.  I love the scent of stargazer lilies even if they are a mess.
-I bought a baseball style t-shirt this year with the word ‘love’ in red on the front because I’m all about comfort and it makes me smile.  I have some cute dresses, bags and shoes below that might do the trick.
-Take yourself to lunch or dinner.  Buy yourself dessert.  If there is a food you crave- get it, girl.  Why wait for someone to do that for you?
-Celebrate Galentine’s Day!


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