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


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



“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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“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



“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


Martha Stewart

“How do you spell love?”  —Piglet

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“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



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.

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



Dine out or dine in?

Red or White?

What about the gift?

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

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.

His and Hers Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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Valentine's Day diamond stud earrings

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is a cosmetic classic.


Revlon colors launched in the 1950s:


Stormy Pink (1950) ||  Love That Red (1951) ||  Certainly Red (1951)
Fire And Ice (1952) ||  Cherries In The Snow (1953) ||  Hot Coral (1956)  Persian Melon (1957)

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.


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

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

Vegan Suede Ring Satchel

Vegan Suede Ring Satchel

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.


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

Pontchartrain-HotelA shared favorite hotel or bed and breakfast.


The golf course of his and/or her dreams.


Complete the keepsake theme with a stylish frame.



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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Ruffle Vase

ranunculus flowers


pink roses in clear round vase


Crosley Record Player

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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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Rose wines

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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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!

Holiday Wrap Up! Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Holiday gift wrapping ideas begin with a bit of imagination and a boatload of inspiration.


Turn on the Christmas lights, turn up the holiday music, spice up a beverage and let the holiday gift wrapping ideas begin.

I’m inspired to get the most bang for the buck with my wrap artistry. Ingenuity is the mother of impressed oohs and awes, and these holiday gift wrapping ideas deliver like FedEx at the holidays.

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Christmas gifts bagged in burlap, tagged with printable chalkboard sentiments, and bowed in red were the under the tree hit last year.  My nephews repurposed the burlap bags into cowboy boot holders.  I do like an idea that offers a 2-for-1 purpose.


Burlap Bags



For the Louisiana -Sportsman’s Paradise members of the Places In The Home gang, this fa la la la lovely mock crocodile wrapping paper is for y’all.


Chinoiserie, zebra print and toile wallpaper remnants from a recent install makes excellent designer wrapping paper.  Other house favorites include vintage inspired embellishments, crystal buttons and mercury glass ornaments.



A skeleton tassel tied with gold glitter tulle and fresh balsam pine serves as a beautiful tie-on.


A deconstructed balsam wreath and shrub boxwood provide fresh cuttings to accent natural raffia, tulle and bakers twine bows.  Further embellish gift bags and boxes with vintage doilies, playing cards and board game pieces, costume jewelry pins and clip-on earrings or Dollar Tree glitter ornaments.  Sparkly and whimsical items make great gift wrap novelty embellishments.  Check out clearance bins, flea markets and after Christmas sales.


Pinking shears give a little zig zag pattern to the look of everything from fabric to string tags.  Need help in the bow tying department?  Here’s some holiday link love on how to tie the perfect bow from Minted.

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That’s a wrap!


Gift Guide For The Decorista

Christmas came early to this decorista, and it was my Pinterest pleasure to create a gift guide for the decorista with all things house that make a home goodies in mind.


Want to see more gift ideas with decking the halls, host, and home in mind?

guide for the decorista

Click on the image below to head over to the complete Pinterest Gifts For The Deck The Halls Decorista board where you can check out my fabulous and festive finds of the season and resource information.

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