Words of Love for Your Valentine

Words of love for your Valentine ignite the celebration of love.

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Heartfelt words of love for your Valentine put to paper, post, text, or email (modern times, folks) are the sentiments that script a love story- a will you be mine token of love.

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Nat King Cole croons lyrics destined for Cupid’s bow.
I memorize every line
I kiss the name that you sign
And darling, then I read again right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart

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Let’s take a look at quotes seemingly designed for a Valentine’s Day love letter straight from your heart.

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  — Dr. Seuss

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”  — A. A. Milne

“Love is friendship that has caught on fire.”  — Ann Landers

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Studio Sven

“One is loved because one is loved.  No reason is needed for loving.”
— Paulo Coelho

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”  — Aristotle

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”  — Alfred Tennyson

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“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart).”  —E.E. Cummings

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Martha Stewart

“How do you spell love?”  —Piglet

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

“You don’t spell it, you feel it.”  —Winnie The Pooh

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“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”  — Andre Breton

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“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”  — Herman Hesse

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“Ever thine.  Ever mine.  Ever ours.”  —Ludwig Van Beethoven

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“One love, one heart, one destiny.”  — Robert Marley

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“I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.”  — Dido

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Game Plan

On the heels of Super Bowl fun, I thought a post about Valentine’s Day gift ideas titled Valentine’s Day gifts game plan might be appropriate.

After all, thoughtful design and implementation draws parallels between a winning strategy and devising a present perfect Valentine’s Day gifts game plan.

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Download, customize, and dazzle your Valentine with these Love Mail free Valentine’s Day printables by Darcy Miller Designs as featured by Better Homes & Gardens.

Click on the link below to download.

BHG Works of Heart

There are some that say Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday existing only  for commercial purposes.

Valentine’s Day is a hallmark holiday; a distinctive occasion to show love to the one or the ones we hold dear to our .

Distinctive tokens of that love deliver the message in style.

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For Her:

SG SUGU Animal Pattern Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel for WomenSG SUGU Animal Pattern Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel

Camo is set to have an in style moment this season.

Valentine's Day Gifts Game Plan

Scout Utility Jacket for Women

Sparkle and shine show the love and get to the heart of the matter.

Genuine Diamond 9.3 mm Stud Earrings in Sterling SilverGenuine Diamond 9.3 mm Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

 

Heart Cuff Bracelet, GoldHeart Cuff Bracelet, Gold

Personalized Jewelry Bar NecklacePersonalized Jewelry Bar Necklace

 

Red Glitter Heart Box - Large

Red Heart Glitter Gift Box

Heart shaped gift box one Valentine’s day, heart shaped decor accent-jewelry dish holder-desk accessory the next.

Natural Wicker Petite Heart BoxNatural Wicker Petite Heart Box

It just so happens Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year.

The gift of travel travels well, and with Valentine’s Day being on a Friday it presents the perfect opportunity for a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway to a local hotel, one state over bed & breakfast, or destination to be determined by the recipient.

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When the ad for this blush globe on marble stand appeared on my Facebook page, I immediately right clicked save image as knowing I wanted to include it in this Valentine’s Day gift game plan show and tell.

Here’s the idea:

Gift your Valentine this blush globe on marble stand, point him or her to the area of the world you have in mind, and tell him or her to pick the destination built for two.

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The Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center

A recent discovery, the historic Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center located in Nacogdoches, Texas is weekend getaway worthy.

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Do You Know Your Wife Fill In The Blank Quiz Book

Valentine’s Day travel games.

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Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body LotionLove Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion

I can personally attest to the wonderful rose scent of Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion.

rose-scented-lotionThe scent is noticeable yet subtle, and the lotion has nice coverage with a smooth finish.

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An ad from a famous jewelry retailer featuring a terracotta flowerpot bedecked in its signature trademark color caught my eye.

Sticker shock promotes DIY inspiration.

Sweet Rhapsody Satin Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One SampleSweet Rhapsody Satin Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One Sample

All you’ll  need is a terracotta pot, a paint brush, and a BEHR ULTRA 8 oz. satin sample of Sweet Rhapsody or color match of your choice.

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Spring will be here in no time, and the buzz is building.

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A painted terracotta clay pot in designer inspired blue green will become a high end-high style home for spring violets, hydrangeas, or a full bloom house plant.

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Seed packets paired with this 3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue – Smith & Hawken™ garden tools set.

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3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue - Smith & Hawken

3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue – Smith & Hawken™

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pastel roses

Gift accordingly.

 

 SIREN SONG S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

Siren Song Set of 6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

 

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Made In Italy Copper Heart Mold

Options are good, so here we go with what I call the high-low fashion watch show and tell.

Bulova Men's Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

Bulova Men’s Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

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Dress Sport Stainless Steel & Leather-Strap Watch 
Burberry Unisex Classic Checked Analog Quartz 38mm Watch

The price is definitely right on this smart watch ($24.99), the reviews good, the rating ★★★★ out of a possible ★★★★★, and the color divine.

JBL GO 2 Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker - NavyJBL GO 2 Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker 

 

iOttie - iON Wireless Mini Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone-AndroidiOttie – iON Wireless Mini Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone-Android

 

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Art of Shaving The Men’s 5-Pc. Unscented Starter Set

 

Library Of Congress Card Catalog Boxed Notecards

Library Of Congress Card Catalog Boxed Notecards

 

You're Dynamite Valentine's Hot Sauce Gift Set

You’re Dynamite Valentine’s Hot Sauce Gift Set

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift SetScotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

AmeriLeather Leather Three Way Backpack

AmeriLeather Leather Three Way Backpack

I hope this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan proves helpful in the pursuit of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift(s).

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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I ♥ Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Ideas

Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas get to the heart of the Valentine’s Day dinner, dessert, and design matter.

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Farrow & Ball

Have them seeing red on Valentine’s Day.

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Red makes a Valentine’s Day color love connection.

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Style Me Pretty – Photography by Ramona Keveza

I have become a big fan of the roses in a box presentation.

The price tag that comes with a dozen roses in a box- not so much.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Pick up this bright pink heart-shaped paper gift box by Spritz at Target.  Line the bottom of the box and the inner lid with a heart-shaped paper doily.

Pick up a dozen red roses at one of the many flower tents pitched and perfect for your Valentine’s Day flower needs.

Cut plastic wrap to fit the inside of the box.  Drop in a fresh flower floral foam round disk or cut a square one to fit.  Add water to soak disk.

Cut the rose stems to where the roses rest slightly above the rim of the box.  Pack the roses tight and graduate the height of a select few.

At presentation time, loosely weave pink silk ribbon in a zigzag pattern over the top of the bouquet.

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A Valentine’s Bit of Trivia-

Considered a founding pioneer in the American Valentine’s industry, Esther Allen Howland first introduced Valentine’s Day cards in the United States in 1849.

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Esther Howland

Quite taken with an ornate English Valentine she received at nineteen, Esther Allen Howard replicated a styling of the card using intricate paper lace and floral decoration details.

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The skeleton keys in the above image give me an idea.

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A decorative skeleton key tied with gorgeous silk or vintage floral ribbon becomes a unique you are the key to my heart gift keepsake.

vintage floral ribbon

Vintage Floral Ribbon

Haute Couture Satin Ribbon

Haute Couture Satin Ribbon

Valentine’s Day free printable gift tags from Ann at One Sutton Place.  Click the link to Ann’s blog where you can download these darling Valentine’s Day gift tags.

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Dining in for Valentine’s Day?

This video by Blossom shows instructions for a super easy rose fold.

Here’s a Valentine’s gift from me to you, my  The Power of Love playlist to set the mood.

Dinner, dessert, and Valentine’s Day heart-shaped ideas.

✓ ✓ and ✓.

Did someone say boozy bouquet?

Flowers.

Adult beverage.

I call this a DIY Valentine’s Day winner.

red heart wreathGet to the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter by working with a theme.  In this case, Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas.

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Put some sizzle in your Valentine’s Day grill to thrill dinner with a heart-shaped ribeye steak from HEB.

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A heart-Shaped lasagna bundt-buon appetito!  Get the recipe from Food Network.

Sourdough Heart RollsKiss the calorie counting goodnight and enjoy sourdough heart shaped rolls from Boudin Bakery in San Francisco.

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Heart-shaped cheeses from Aldi.

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Go fast food gourmet with a heart-shaped tray of Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis.

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Say it with a heart-shaped pizza Valentine Bundle from Pizza Hut.

Metallic Shaped Heart Dinner Plates

Keep the theme going with these metallic heart shaped dinner plates from Party City.

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Dark Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate is in the Valentine’s Day spotlight, and it doesn’t get any better than dark chocolate pudding.

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Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas are just another way to have fun with your Valentine’s Day presentation plans.  The dazzle is in the details, the delicious is in the recipe, the joy is in the sharing, and the  is in this Happy Valentine’s Day post.

 

His and Her Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s time for a His and Her Valentine’s Day gift guide featuring objects of affection for your object of affection.

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Rose Hill Designs Studio

Many a thought and heart is zeroed in on February 14th.

Flowers?

Candy?

Dine out or dine in?

Red or White?

What about the gift?

You’ve got gift questions, and I’ve got gift answers.

His and Hers Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Together Love Oblong Throw Pillow

These His and Her Valentine’s Day gift ideas offer a variety of how I do love thee gift and price point options for your Valentine’s Day gift giving consideration.

I options.

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver 10.7mm Stud Earrings

1/2 CT. T.W. Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Sparkling style comes in a variety of price points.

Gioelli Sterling Silver and Gold-plated 8-inch Byzantine Bracelet

Gioelli Byzantine Bracelet

Red Glitter Heart BoxRed Heart Glitter Gift Box

Zip-Top Charging Wristlet Clutch For WomenZip-Top Charging Wristlet Clutch For Women

Think pink for spring.

Fun Letter Board

 

Dolce Vita Madox Espadrille Sneaker

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Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial Spray

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is a cosmetic classic.

I’ve tried more expensive brands, but for the color choice, phenomenal coverage, and staying power, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick comes in at number one.

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 Champagne on Ice ||  Love That Red  || Luminous Pink

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is a cosmetic classic.

I’ve tried more expensive brands, but for the color choice, phenomenal coverage, and staying power, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick comes in at number one.

Sonia Kashuk™ Boat Clutch Etched Floral PinkSonia Kashuk™ Boat Clutch Etched Floral Pink

Pop a selection of nudes, reds, and pinks into a chic cosmetic bag and pucker up, baby!

Hersheys Kisses Scented Bath Bomb - Raspberry Cream

Hersheys Kisses Scented Bath Bomb 

Joshua & Sons Men's Quartz Date Strap Watch Set

Joshua & Sons Watch Set

 

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Mixology Bartender 10-Piece Bar Tool Set with Stylish Bamboo Stand

I like Valentine’s Day cards that become a forever keepsake.  

Waterlogue is an app that masterfully transforms your photos into watercolor works of art.

Take a photo of a person, place, pet, or thing of special meaning to your Valentine’s Day gift recipient.

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Perhaps the place where you first met, had your first date, or got married.

Pontchartrain-HotelA shared favorite hotel or bed and breakfast.

Waterlogue-golf

The golf course of his and/or her dreams.

Pebble-Beach

Complete the keepsake theme with a stylish frame.

Collegiate 3 Piece Contour Headcovers

Collegiate 3 Piece Contour Headcovers

T. HARRIS Golf Accessories in a Tin

The Stylish Life: Golf

The Stylish Life: Golf  – Christian Chensvold

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Flowers, music, days and evenings of wine and roses, delectable bites, and sweets for the sweet set the tone, mood, and ambiance to romance.

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Freebird – The Bouqs Co.

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Etta James - At Last (Vinyl)Etta James – At Last (Vinyl)

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Nostalgic Wood Desktop Jukebox with Built-in Bluetooth and CD Player

Nostalgic Wood Desktop Jukebox with Built-in Bluetooth and CD Player

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Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship 

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Martha Stewart Collection Set of 4 Heart Cocottes

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Lindor Valentine's Day Assorted Chocolate Truffles

Thoughtful tokens of affection amplify our expressions of love.  I hope this  His and Her Valentine’s Day gift guide gives good gift giving inspiration.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!

Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.

Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.

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Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.

Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.

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Not a breakfast person?

How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket packed in this Picnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two.

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The Date Night Cookbook: Romantic Recipes & Easy Ideas to Inspire from Dawn till Dusk is your Valentine’s Day and night guide to delicious fun for two.

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Flowers

Red roses seem to be the traditional flower and color most associated with Valentine’s Day.

Red roses are lovely, and tradition is, well, tradition, but I like to mix it up once and a Valentine’s Day while with a dozen pink, yellow, orange, or lavender roses.

Do you know the meaning behind the color of a rose?

Let’s get rose color to rose meaning educated, shall we?

Red = romance

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Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude

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Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow =  joy

Framed Yellow Roses Still-Life Original Oil on Board

Framed Yellow Roses Still-Life Original Oil on Board

Orange = desire, passion

I am improvising somewhat on this Valentine’s Day gift giving suggestion/ interpretation of the orange rose.

I have both a desire and a passion to order the Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench in brandied melon.

The bolster pillows remind me of rosettes which makes the piece perfect for Valentine’s Day rose gifting.

Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench - brandied melon

Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench

Lavender = love at first sight

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Lavender Rose Cake

This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.

Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

For Her:

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  Heart and Love Jersey T-shirts ♥

Super cute T-shirts for $2.99-4.99 each (tax and shipping not included).

I bought one of each.

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  Belk 

Vlerra Beaded Heart Drop Earrings

♥  Baublebar Vlerra Beaded Heart Drop Earrings  

straw crossbody bag

JOSEKO Women Weave Rattan Shoulder

Enchanted Essentials Travel Size Soy Face Cleanser® & Sugar Lip Treatment Set

Enchanted Essentials Soy Face Cleanser® & Sugar Lip Treatment Set 

Gucci Flora By Gucci - Gorgeous Gardenia

Gucci Flora By Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia

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kate spade new york all that glistens ‘spin the bottle’ corkscrew

Ballerina Fashions Modern Muse♥ Ballerina: Fashions Modern Muse

The right color with a super price point, these Time and Tru slides from Walmart will put your love in a slip into springtime mood.

Women's Time and Tru Footbed Slide

Women’s Time and Tru Slide

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Linked Circle Necklace

Own them.

Love them.

Kaari Blue Peggy slip on sneakers

Kaari Blue Peggy Slip On Sneakers

Coffee with friends on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Friends Central Perk Mug

  Friends Central Perk Mug 

For Him:

 

Sunset Park LED 16" Bankers LampSunset Park LED 16″ Bankers Lamp

Owl Eyeglasses HolderOwl Eyeglasses Holder 

Vintage Royal Regiment Ceramic Soldier Cologne Decanter

  Vintage Royal Regiment Ceramic Soldier Cologne Decanter 

Geaux Tigers!

It’s a Louisiana thing and the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Nike Men's Louisiana State University 2019 National Champions Celebration T-shirt

  Nike Men’s LSU 2019 National Champions Celebration T-shirt 

Dublin Stackable Decanter with 2 Glasses  Godinger Dublin Stackable Decanter with 2 Glasses 

Calvin Klein Beauty Eternity After Shave for Men, 3.4 Oz

Calvin Klein Beauty Eternity After Shave for Men, 3.4 Oz  

 

Lacoste Croco slide

Lacoste Croco Slide

 

Way To Celebrate Valentine's Day Plush, Panda

♥  Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Plush, Panda ♥ 

 

George oxford shoe for men

 

George Men’s Knit Oxford Shoe 

Turtle Decorative Ottoman Footstool

 ♥ Turtle Decorative Ottoman Footstool

Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day with a grill, chill, and thrill evening.

grill apron Grill Apron

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Kitchn –  Christine Gallary

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Jack Daniels Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

Jack Daniel’s Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

Gusto's RUBS of the SOUTH - Excellent Barbecue Sampler Gift Set

♥  Gusto’s RUBS of the SOUTH – Excellent Barbecue Sampler Gift Set  

TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

 ♥  TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

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I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!

 

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A Valentine’s Day Inspired Compilation of Pretty Pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day Facts

A Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts to keep you in the Valentine’s Day know.

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With Valentine’s Day the subject matter of conversation hearts and music of the heart, I have fittingly updated my Power of Love Spotify playlist.  A good playlist mirrors balanced design and decor.  A well-represented mix of classic, traditional, contemporary and modern plays well.  In music, a sampling can be the defining quality of the body of work.  As the Valentine’s Day inspired images below demonstrate, a well-chosen and well-placed use of the color of love defines the intent.  The color red draws the eye, introduces drama, envelopes the space in depth and frames the focal point.

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Valentine's Day inspiredLee Jofa Holland Flamestitch velvet ~ House Beautiful

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Pink is such a delicate and graceful color, complementing in soft tones and shades.  Ever wonder why pink is used as the base color in many cosmetic and beauty products?

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A survey of florists of the Society of American Florists shows roses as the most popular flower ordered for Valentine’s Day.  I find the percentages of the color of roses ordered for Valentine’s Day interesting.

Red= 63%

Pink= 27%

White= 26%

Purple/lavender= 18%

Yellow= 15%

Peach/coral= 13%

Orange= 11%

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The colors associated with Valentine’s Day run the gamut from delicate to high drama.

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A movie line of past caught my attention not for its brilliant observation, but for furthering my interest enough to check the numbers.  The line made reference to Valentine’s Day being a greeting card holiday.   According to the numbers, more than 151 million cards are sold each year for Valentine’s Day. That’s Valentine’s Day inspired.

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Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

Maybe I should say Valentine’s Day buy the Numbers.

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Source: WalletHub

Chocolate confections, strawberries, macarons (macaroons), meringues, fudge, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies and conversation hearts are served with Valentine’s Day love.

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12-Piece Arabesque Dinnerware Service

Cupid’s consumers will be spending a total of $19.6 billion (that’s billion with a Be My Valentine) on Valentine’s Day, spending an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day.

~Source: National Retail Federation

Numbers show 94% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day desire chocolate and candy as the gift of decadent love.

~Source: WalletHub

Valentines-candies-cookiesValentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars, See’s Candies, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials, MacaronsTriple Chocolate Mini Bundt CakesCreamy Fudge Hearts

folk-art-heart-shaped-cookiesMarinold Cakes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

~Helen Keller

I hope you have enjoyed this Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love your style!

Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

The holiday celebrating all things love is upon us.  Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are on the minds, conversation hearts and chocolate, glorious, chocolate thoughts of those in love.

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Move Over, Darling

Knowing the likes and loves of your loved one is a huge plus to scoring big points in the Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas game.

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Jennelise Rose

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

Valentine’s Day giving and receiving of chocolate covered treats and flowers has long captured the hearts and hit the sweet spots marked expressly for Cupid’s arrow.

Maggie Louise Chocolate Lattes Gift Box Maggie Louise Chocolate Lattes Gift Box

 

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Vintage Valentine's Day BarsVintage Valentine’s Day Bars

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Tuxedo Heart

The customary colors of red and pink are well represented in shades of home decor, homemade, happy hour and fashion.

Valentine's Plates, Set of 4 Valentine’s Plates, Set of 4

Irvington Pink Area Rug

Irvington Pink Area Rug

Musical Ornaments If You Love Me Musical Box If You Love Me Music Box   

A heart shaped music box wrapped up in a heart shaped glitter box and topped with pink tassel ribbon and a red rose- it!

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Jewelry makes a great choice and a pretty presentation, too!

Mother Of Pearl Drop Earrings

Mother Of Pearl Drop Earrings

Spring will be here before you know it, and beach accessories fit the plan.

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DOLCE VITA Espadrille Slide Sandals 
Handmade Morocco Raffia Tote
Ocean Drive Metal Sign

John-Wayne-Cast-Iron-Cookbook

John Wayne Cast Iron Official Cookbook

heart-shaped-spoonDecor Craft Bamboo Heart Shaped Spoon

T-bone-steaks

cast iron grilling skillet

Cast Iron Grilling Skillet

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

BAM!

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift SetScotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

Set your Valentine’s Day and night to music.

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Trust me, Al Green’s Greatest Hits is Valentine’s Day gold.

Chocolate-Strawberry-Honey NestsChocolate Strawberry Honey Nests

Strawberries.

Chocolate.

Honey.

Fresh whipped cream.

Fabulous!

For him and for her, these Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are suggested with love in mind.

Love your style!

 

 

 

 

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The Look of I Love It! Valentine’s Day Inspired Interiors and Colors

The ideal Valentine’s Day color palette calls upon softer pinks, rich chocolate browns and shades of regal red.  Valentine’s Day inspired interiors and colors envelope a space in rich depth and hue.

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The correct color balance  magnifies the beauty of the space and time- the antique French desk and footstool, Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost chairs, and traditional decorative accessories.

1. Benjamin Moore Chocolate Velvet CSP- 235

2. Annie Sloan Antoinette

3. Behr Island Coral 140B- 4

4. Sherwin-Williams Gracious Rose SW6317

5. Benjamin Moore Pink Flamingo CSP- 1175

6. Sherwin-Williams Reddened Earth SW 6053

7. Benjamin Moore Dark Chocolate CSP- 270

♥ Benjamin Moore Valentine’s Day ~ 2077-60 ♥

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Incomparable as always, romantic style is beautifully evident in the lines and curves of the Alexandra Console  from the Mélange Collection by Hooker Furniture.  Will you be mine?

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Be still my heart! Mary McDonald for Schumacher  Honeycomb fabric in Ruby is style on tap for a client and upcoming DIY project.

Color me impressed and inspired- the ♥ of good design!

A romantic tablescape begins with a blank canvas of inspiration and repurposed details.

 For example, marbled paper in shades of pink becomes a designer table runner.  The gold place rose can be easily emulated with gold spray or craft paint and a bouquet of artificial flowers.

The Glitter Guide

Red roses are not the only way to express red hot looks on Valentine’s Day. Nailheads on both the burlap ottoman and the pop of pink trim on the rolled-arm chair put the accent on wow factor accents.

One thoughtfully placed book in red jacket perfection, one throw pillow, and one simple glass pitcher win the heart of the space.

DecorPad

Lincrusta  embossed wallcoverings master traditional interior design application through the art of subtractive texturing.

The effect is achieved by applying water-based paints on embossed wallcoverings. The desired result is achieved by applying red paint to white acrylic primer base coat. Complete effect by dragging and wiping to create cream highlight.

UK Wallpaper

The heart of design is inspiration, and inspiration  is everywhere!

Valentine’s Day inspired interiors, colors, and accents get to the heart of the design and decorative matter through texture, craftsmanship and design application.