When I started reading blogs in 2010, one of my favorite things about them was how much they inspired me to go the extra mile to make little things special. That could mean painting my nails in a fun color that made me happy, adding a ribbon and a cute tag to a wrapped gift, or putting homemade cupcakes on a cake stand instead of in a Tupperware container–all really small, doable things. While a lot of the emphasis in the blog world has moved to perfect styling and creating things that are totally unique, and that can be fun, I honestly prefer the former, and cultivating the habit of paying attention to those little things is a big reason I still blog today. You don’t need to have a fabulously styled girls night or a perfectly set table for a dinner date to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day–instead, here are just a few little details I love that might make the day extra special.
Clockwise from top left: Bottega Louie macarons in flavors like rose, raspberry, and strawberry, heart print washi tape for sealing valentines and wrapping pretty packages, a rose face mask for February 14 pampering, balloons that make everything more festive, delivery bouquets that are beautiful instead of cheesy (use this link to receive a $10 credit), a playful coffee mug to start your day on a sweet note (20% off with code BEMINE20 until 11:59 PST tonight!), hot pink bobby pins for a pop of color in your hair, simple and lovely Valentine’s Day cards