happy valentine's day!

of course i'm writing about valentine's day - how could i not... it's feels serendipity that i post on Wednesdays.

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these are the flowers by which all others are judged. i laugh - but it's true. i received these while pregnant with Liam. we always have fresh flowers in the chalet, (3 arrangements currently) but this simple bouquet of hydrangeas and pink roses will always be the most beautiful my husband has given me.


to be fair all flowers from Steven are lovely and welcome...but we - all of us - romanticize things in our minds eye. so yes, these from 2011 are my favorite. 

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my dad Jim was terrific about February 14th. he always made a big deal out of it. he had chocolates not only for Mom, but for my sister and i too! 

i remember how exciting it was to get my very own pink heart box with chocolates embossed on it from my debonair father.






i've always had heart shaped objects - boxes, picture frames, jewelry. this little metal tin is from childhood.







i have a smattering of decorations- around the chalet.

the coat closet has a willow wreath with little berry details.

its a welcome touch - that goes seamlessly with the chalet vibe.






i have another willow wreath in the upstairs hall window tied simply with a natural jute ribbon.  the wreath is from Michaels.


i don't know who loves this adorable felt banner from Target more Liam or myself!

my sweet boy made these. Liam certainly knows his momma! making me a bookmark!





my current view.







i loved googling and reading the history of Valentine's Day. i particularly enjoyed the piece on the History Channel. click through to read for yourself.


i snagged this image from a friend @terra_naut   hahaha!

i want to share the cutest tutorial for making Pipe Cleaner Heart Garland from my friend Valerie of Smile Mercantile.

i hope your Valentine's Day is filled with yummy and pretty and love! xoxo


til next time.