Valentine’s Day Dress

What would a Valentine’s Day be without a pretty red or pink dress? I’m all about dressing like the particular holiday, ha. I think it’s my Minnesota heritage, where all of the ladies wear seasonal sweaters and sweatshirts year-round. I just choose vintage-y dresses and fake-fur jackets in seasonal colors instead.

I tried this rose-gold makeup (love it!). Light, sparkly, pretty.
Seriously, over the past few weeks I have gone to Starbucks THREE times asking for Valentine’s cups. They don’t have any this year 🙁 Bummer. But at least from 2-5pm their Vanilla Latte and Mocha are Buy One Get One Free. And all Caribou Coffee drinks are if you print their online coupon. So that’s a bit of a caffeine consolation.
Some of my previous Valentines links…

And a reminder…
“Set your heart on things above…” 
Col. 3:1
Have a beautiful day and evening, friends!
Let your heart be light <3

Red & Pink & Lovey Dovey

Gosh, I do love an excuse to wear red and pink and heart-shaped things. 
And to celebrate love in all of its capacities, all its foibles, full of hope and enduring power… tenuous heartstrings, pulling to and fro.

Gosh, I’m such a romantic it’s not even funny.
Totally struck by Cupid’s arrows. 

heart clutch + cupid arrow + red lipstick
Style Secrets
Shirt: NY&Co
Rose earrings: ?
Heart Wooden Necklace: Store in FL
Sunnies: Local store
Leopard-print Barette: ?
Heart bracelet: Gift
Red bead/Silk bracelet: Art fair
Capris: Gap, thrifted
Heels: Thrifted
Clutch: Aldo
{I just couldn’t resist one more silly picture!}
 But lest you think I’m just another one of those girls with a hot date and a mushy love story, let me say: I’m not. I don’t have a date at all. I don’t have a love story (yet). My heart? Well, it will be hidden in God, tonight, as I relish the love HE puts in my life, that HE showers me with. It amazes me. God has overfilled my cup with love, and for that, I am entirely grateful. It is absolutely worth celebrating. I was never one to be down on a day of celebrating love. {but if you do need a broken-heart sad-song, I’d recommend this one, neverminding the video, just the song}

So tonight I’ll spend some time communing with God. Yes, I’ll probably watch a sappy romantic movie and drown my sorrows in some chocolate. But reading my Bible makes my soul and heart sing. It makes me want to be a better woman, a better friend, sister, daughter. It fills me with hope.

“Set your heart on things above…” 
Col. 3:1

Indeed, I will set my heart on things above. 

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Phil. 4:8


Valentines

I made some Valentines.
I’m planning to hand them out like Bachelor roses. 
“Will you accept this valentine?”

I mean, really, who could say no?!
{hehe}
Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I’ve been working on these super fun Valentines all week, like a school girl, making sure the boys get the mushiest ones, and the girls get the “Best Friends 4 Ever” ones.

Actually, mine all say, “I think you’re a hoot!” Hehe. But I did carefully hand write names like in school 🙂

Cute, quirky, love-struck owls downloadable free online but I canNOT find the link anymore (please leave it in the comments if you find it!!)
Arrow idea from Carolyn at Homework