Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Hearts Day

2013 was a rough year. I am not quite sure I have ever had to work so hard to get up and try to enjoy every day. So many days were spent focusing on what was missing, and not nearly enough time was spent appreciating what I currently have. One of those bad days was on New Year's Eve - I didn't feel much like celebrating. So. I am officially welcoming 2014 a month and a half late, on February 14th. And I couldn't think of a more perfect day. 

I know some people think Valentine's Day is cheesy and either fake or depressing (depending which side of the fence you're on), but I have always loved it. A whole day to spend celebrating the people you love...and showing that love with flowers, dinner, a sweet note, or simply those three pretty words. I have officially decided that love is going to be my theme for 2014 - appreciating and remembering the love from the past, being open to love in the future, and enjoying the love that is currently present all around me. I wish the same for all of you. Cheers to 2014, and to appreciating the love in every single day. 

Wearing // sweater dress: Express (now 40% off!) // chambray shirt: Gap (old but similar here) // bow headband: J.Crew (old but similar here)

Featured - my favorite Vday goodies // checkered vase and bowl: MacKenzie-Childs // mug: West Elm (old, similar here from Sur la Table - on sale!) // my FAVORITE candle: Anthropologie (French Cade Lavendar not available online)


  1. Hi, Abby:

    I really like your pics. I hope this is the beginning of the rest of a Happy New Year for you. I appreciate Valentine's Day for what is: A day to honor those we love. I think of it as a day to celebrate love for family and friends too and not just a day to celebrate romantic love. That has helped me as a single person to embrace the day. I look forward to your future posts.



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