I love Valentine’s Day. I remember growing up that we always received candy and a small gift from my parents on Valentine’s Day morning and my siblings and I always enjoyed picking out our Valentine’s Day cards to pass out to our classmates and friends. We would decorate little brown bags and each child would receive a Valentine from all of their classmates. It was something I always looked forward to. Do kids still do that at school? I sure hope so!
I have the cutest tiny Valentines in the entire world. When I look at them, I am blown away by how blessed Ryan and I truly are. They are so sweet and precious. I thought it would be so fun to dress them all up for Valentine’s Day because it is Sophie’s first. I love celebrating their firsts in a big way! I remember Hampton’s first Valentine’s Day like it was yesterday. Man, time sure does fly when you are in hog heaven!
We are a little less than 3 weeks away from Valentine’s Day! I love this holiday so much! Okay, I love every holiday, but I especially love celebrating love and more personally, my husband. I also like to make the holidays special for my babies because I was raised in a family where ever holiday was celebrated and important. We had such fun traditions and I always looked forward to the holidays because of them. I want my children to have that.
I’m still trying to get over the fact that it is 2016, yet everywhere I look, everyone is already talking about Valentine’s Day! Where is the time going? Seriously. At this rate, I’ll be 30 in less than 3 years. Oh, wait…
I have been seeing the cutest red and pink dresses, heels and accessories lately and I kind of want them all. Pink is right up my alley and I like to wear red fairly often. I’ll be honest though, I am still loving all things gold and glittery this year. Gold is my color. Here are a few pieces I’m loving for Valentine’s Day this year:
I will be 29 weeks pregnant tomorrow! Nuts! Where is the time going? I finally started organizing this week and we are getting ready to have a huge garage sale in 2 weeks to help us get rid of some of our clutter before baby girl arrives. I have finally started ordering decor for her nursery and Hampton’s big boy room, so I am getting really excited to start decorating and pulling everything together. As far as me? I’m feeling okay. I’m definitely starting to feel larger and have been more uncomfortable, but that is just all part of it! I’m mostly just really excited to meet this sweet baby.
Did you check out my Valentine’s Day inspired outfit? You must! Pink Blush sells this in maternity but it can easily be worn as non-maternity. It will definitely be a staple piece for me this spring and summer.
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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! My mom offered to watch Hamp for us so we can go on a much needed date! I’m so excited I don’t even mind fighting crowds! We have plans to eat an early hibachi dinner! My favorite! What are your plans tomorrow? Are you doing anything romantic?
One of my best friends just moved back to our hometown after being away for several years. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I have missed her so much and am so thankful for her friendship and the fact that I can see her more often! In honor of her arrival I’m sharing a Flashback Friday picture of us our freshman year of college. Yes, I had terribly dyed hair. You’re welcome. I feel very blessed this week. 🙂
P.S. Check out My Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas!
I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day and weekend!
Linking up here!
I gave you 15 Valentine’s Date Ideas a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to share a few Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas with you in case you are in the mood for something a little nicer this year. As for me, I’ll be spending the day with my husband and 15 month old. For those of you not wrestling a toddler…
-Candle lit dinner for two at home or at your favorite restaurant.
-Make a palette by the fire and drink hot cocoa (tea or coffee).
-Get dressed up and go to the theater for a show.
-Go for a long walk around the town.
-Put together a romantic scavenger hunt of all of your favorite places to go together.
-Stay at a nice hotel for a night and order room service. Chocolate covered strawberries, please!
What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
This Saturday will be Ryan and my 8th Valentine’s day together! It is so incredibly hard to believe. Most days, I feel like it was yesterday that we met in Gatlinburg and fell for each other almost immediately. A little over 8 years, a marriage, baby and another baby on the way later, here we are! We are still not 100% sure how we are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, but it may include a little nugget named Hampton, so this mama wants to look good for her boys!
You may remember me talking about my latest pregnancy craving, well it’s still going strong. I am obsessing over Pink Blush’s spring line. Don’t worry, you will be seeing more of their styles on my blog very soon! I thought this dress was appropriate for Valentine’s day. It is feminine, flirty and makes a pregnant woman still feel like she’s got it. You know what I mean? Not to mention, it’s pink. One of my very favorite colors. I have been loving the color pink lately as we are preparing for our baby girl’s arrival. I recently bought her a few pink bows/outfits that are so adorable, I just can’t even wait to match her and wear our pink every Wednesday. It will happen.
I love this fun dress because I will definitely be able to wear it even after my pregnancy this summer which is awesome with a capital A.
What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Do you know what you’re wearing?
I haven’t written a good round up post in a while, so I figured I’d join in for 5 on Friday today! TGIF, y’all!
I can’t believe I will be 26 weeks pregnant tomorrow! This one is going by so quickly. We are getting so excited to meet our sweet girl, but we still have a lot to do to prepare for her arrival. I don’t really have any updates on my pregnancy this week other than I’ve gained another pound. Yay, me! I am so happy to be excelling at something. Ha! 😉
Today is my sister’s 20th birthday! Happy Birthday, Allymac! I am pretty pumped to celebrate with her tonight!
I am so looking forward to Valentine’s Day this year. Why? Because we don’t get to go out on a date very often, so when we are able to, it is pretty special. Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Date ideas!
I just bought First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen and I can NOT wait to start reading it! What are you reading right now?
Hampton will be 15 months tomorrow. Where has the time gone? He is growing up so fast. I can’t wait to share all of the new things he is doing and SAYING because he is starting to say more and more words. I can’t get over it.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
I’m always trying to think of romantic date ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. We like to do our date nights on the cheap…or free. Because dates are so rare for us these days (once a month if we’re lucky), we try to make the most of our time together. I like to plan ahead so here are a few ideas for this Valentine’s Day:
-Cook your favorite meal together. Get real fancy and make it a themed night.
-Netflix your favorite show or movie and snuggle on the couch with popcorn.
-Go for a long walk.
-Relax at your favorite coffee shop.
-Go ice skating.
-Go out to eat at your favorite restaurant.
-Go to a local show or event.
-Visit a bookstore.
-Plan a weekend getaway at the lake or in the mountains.
-Get some other couples together and play games/have a photo booth set up
-Go on a hike (if the weather permits)
-Go on a picnic
-Write each other a love note and read them to one another.
-Go on a bicycle ride
-Explore your hometown
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? What is your favorite date night?