Friday, January 16, 2015

Love Day

It's less than a month until Valentine's and I am so excited for another holiday where I can pass down some of my favorite traditions. Growing up my mom always made each holiday special which meant Valentine's Day wasn't ever just a Hallmark Holiday at our house. When we went to bed Valentine's Eve my mom would sneak downstairs and load up the fireplace with candy and small stocking stuffer-esque stuff. And then Valentine's night, once my dad came home from work, we would all sit down as a family and have what I called a "Romantic Dinner" which basically meant dimming the lights and having my mom light candles. I am not sure why I loved those dinners so much (I think I begged my mom for a "Romantic Dinner" every other night) but something about it made dinner so much more fun.

Besides the actual holiday and getting to love on my boys a little extra, I have a couple of parties I am planning which really gets me going. I love to throw a good party! This year I will be hosting our 2nd annual girls Valentine's get-together where we will watch a good amount of reality TV, drink a little too much champagne, and decorate Valentine's cookies for them to take home to their families. Then that weekend I am helping with a Valentine's themed bridal shower. Love and fun all around!

And since I am in full on holiday/party planning mode I figured I would share with you all a few of my favorite items I can't wait to get my hands on!
Valentine's Day Valentines
Candle (Link) - Ok so I bought one of these for my "Secret Santa" this year because her bestie told me it was her favorite. Oh my goodness, this thing smells heavenly. And what's more romantic than candles?

Cookie Cutters (Link) - Since I am hosting a cookie decorating party, I have to make sure I have festive cookie cutters. And these are just so darn cute! Plus I think I could re-use that arrow cutter for Boston's first birthday.

Coffee Cup (Link) - Because every holiday deserves a festive mug. Especially if you are a coffee nut like me.

Earrings (Link) - A little splurge for myself.

Nail Polish (Link) - So I reviewed this awesome stuff here and eventually I am sure I will own every color they make. I love this color for Valentine's but I also don't think you could go wrong with this one or this one.

Summer Ann


  1. What adorable Valentine's Day Favorites! My Mom made it special for us too. We would always have a big cookie decorating party with our friends, and I can't wait to continue the tradition this year!


    1. Thanks girl! I love that your family made things fun too. I can't wait for Boston to be old enough to care about all of these holiday festivities. :) Love the blog btw!

  2. I love that your mom made V-day so special! I always try to do something special for my kids and I think their favorite has been "14 days of love" when I did funny pinterest inspired treats each day and then on Day 14 I listed the top 10 reasons I loved each of them....even my college kids were excited. Those earrings are too cute and just miraculously appeared in my Nordstrom cart! Have a great weekend!

    1. That is such a great idea! I may have to steal that once B gets older. So sweet! And I hope you like those earrings. You can never go wrong with Kate Spade.

  3. OMG. Those cookie cutters are too cute. I need those for my holiday baking! I would love to hear your thoughts about my latest post if you get a second! Fash Boulevard

    1. Aren't they!! I loved them too obviously. Can't wait to check out your blog!

  4. Summer Ann-

    The teeny heart dinnerware from West Elm is sooo adorable! I love that shop!
    And the gold Kate Spade earring studs are lovely.

    Great V-Day shares!

    All the Cute
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