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Valentine’s Day at Home


Y’all, I’m just going to admit it: I love Valentine’s Day. Always have, probably always will. Ever since I was a kid and my mom used to decorate our kitchen table in all things pink before we came downstairs for breakfast, Valentine’s Day, to me, has been an excuse to celebrate the people I love, whether that means my family, my friends, or from this year forward, my husband. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite ideas for making the most of this occasionally polarizing holiday–I promise, if you give it a chance, you just might fall in love with it too ;)

There are few things I enjoy more than lazy weekends with Dave, and since February 14 conveniently falls on a Sunday this year, I’d say there’s a 99% chance that we’ll be spending the morning at home together, sleeping in and then snuggling up for coffee and breakfast on our couch. Here’s hoping it looks something like this!

west elm heart chinavalentines day at home outfitwest elm heart bowlWest Elm mugs are my favorite–I think they’re the perfect size and weight. Every February, I make sure to pick up a few of their heart designs, especially right after Valentine’s Day when they go on sale. They’re just so darn cute and make me happy all year round! You can find the heart bowl above here, and this year’s versions of my mug here and here. The tray Dave and I keep on our coffee table is actually from our wedding! After guests filled out our “guest book” postcards, they placed them in the tray, which we picked out specifically because we’d be able to reuse it in our home after the wedding. Although it now usually corrals remote controls and magazines, I love knowing it used to hold so many sweet well wishes from family and friends!

cozy valentines daycasual top knotlisa and daveThis blush and white colorblock shirt is so light and flowy, and it’s super comfy for lounging around in. I’ve also dressed it up with wedge boots and a field jacket, but I think this more casual look is my first choice. It also comes in blue and white, dark gray and white, and black and white, and there are a few sizes left in each. Did I mention it’s on sale for $21? :)

blush and white colorblocked shirtblush spray roses

Colorblock shirt, black pants, earrings, bow ring, lip pencil (in Rikugien), nail polish

 Are you a fan of Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know what you like (or dislike!) about it!






  1. Kristen says:

    I love Valentines Day!!!!! In high school I liked seeing who had to carry around giant teddy bears all day long. Also I love to send cards ;) <3

  2. Dana says:

    Remember when we got the heart bowls together?! I hope I get some Valentine’s Day cards this year :)

  3. Brooke Paris says:

    I also ADORE Valentine’s Day- I just feel butterflies all day! Not to mention it’s a day to just pour out love on everyone!

    That picture of you and Dave is also so incredibly adorable!


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