Happy almost Valentine’s Day!! To be honest, typically Kevin and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in the traditional way. Most flowers are crazy overpriced, candies never very satisfying, and restaurants have expensive set menus that are packed to the nines. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of Valentine’s Day. We absolutely love the idea of silly fun love remembering how big of a deal it was when we were younger. However, we don’t want it to be a crutch or obligation. We don’t want it to be a holiday where you say, “well I guess since I am in a relationship, I have to buy her flowers on Valentine’s Day”. We work hard (yet don’t always succeed) to love each other intentionally year round; have multiple “Valentine’s days” of you will! So on the actual day, we typically will spend some time over takeout sushi or pizza and talk about how we can love each other better, how we can better serve one another, & how we can pursue one another in this upcoming year. Marriage and relationships are not for the weak hearted, but the reward is so sweet. But every year like clockwork, Kevin brings home a load of beautiful flowers a couple days after Valentine’s Day (when the price drops again), filling our place with the sweetest smells. We snag the sale candy and enjoy a movie night at home.
None the less though, red and pink pieces give me heart eyes in February. I love the cute eye masks, the pretty self care products, & the first bright pops of color we have seen since winter! Valentine’s means spring is near, and that means all the cute new arrivals are slowly trickling in!!