Sort of like New Year's Eve. You know, there's this big expectation that New Year's Eve, like Valentine's Day, should be special and fabulous and one of the best days of the year, when really, it's just another day.
So you come to expect flowers. And then when you get flowers, well they aren't the right flowers.
Or you want to go out to dinner, and in the beginning your gentleman doesn't make reservations. So you drive around for hours with a steadily decreasing blood sugar level, and by the time you find a restaurant to take you in you are sobbing because you snapped at said gentleman and caused a fight.
So the next year, he makes reservations, but it wasn't at the right restaurant. You wanted to try the hipster new restaurant on the other side of town.
Gosh, this girl sure sounds like a spoiled brat, doesn't she? That's what holidays like Valentine's Day do to some girls in their twenties. And so after a few years, you both give up on celebrating and you quietly ignore the holiday for a while.
Then something magical happens. You reach your thirties and you are a bit more mature, and a bit wiser.
And forget going out to dinner. Let the twenty somethings fight over a table. You'll make filets at home and eat dinner together in peace after the kids go to bed.
Happy Valentine's Day
(It's a little early, I know, but we're feeling in the mood around here)
Arts & Craft Projects from Top to Bottom:
Collage 1: Salt Dough Hearts (as made last year here), but the one Taylor is wearing is actually a gift from our friends the Gallaghers; Borax Crystal Hearts (recipe here)
Collage 3: Valentine Book Wreath found here
Collage 4: Heart Paper Garland tutorial here and glitter votives are just made by brushing glue on votive holder and rolling in Martha Stewart craft glitter.Collage 5: Well that's just my sweet girl, and I don't think you need a tutorial on how to make one of those ;)
I'm linking up to Heather's Life Made Lovely Monday