Valentine’s Day – Celebrating a Day of Love.

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February is here and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! There are a lot of different ideas about Valentine’s Day and why it exists. A lot of people think that it is just a commercialized holiday for the card/candy companies to make money, but there is a lot of history behind it. The holiday is actually named after Saint Valentine.  A lot of the traditions that go along with Valentine’s Day are based on Saint Valentine and has been celebrated for centuries.

The holiday may be intended for couples, but really you can use this day to celebrate anyone meaningful in your life. Whether it’s your best friend, your kids, your parents it really doesn’t matter. Valentines Day is a day of love for anyone in your life that is special to you.

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I do enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband because having a forever Valentine is something to celebrate. I also enjoy celebrating this day of love with my mom and my kids. We all exchange cards and candy just to show we care.

 Fannie May Valentine’s Assorted Chocolate Heart – 5oz

Papyrus A Hundred Hearts Valentine’s Day Greeting Card, Multi-Colored

My older daughter usually has a party at school, so I buy her Valentine’s Day cards for her classmates and goodies for her to pass out and share. I also get the teacher a cute gift as well.

Valentine’s Day Create Your Own Be Mine Mailbox Kit – Spritz, Pink

Reese’s Valentine’s Exchange Peanut Butter Hearts – 25ct/15oz

Merci Valentines Day Teacher Gift – 7oz

I dress up my girls in pink and red so they are ready to party in style.

Girls’ Valentine’s Day Hearts Nightgown – Cat & Jack Pink 

Girls’ Hello Kitty Heart Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt – Light Pink

Toddler Girls’ Minnie Mouse Ruffle Dress – Oatmeal Heather

I love pink and hearts so decorating for Valentines Day is my favorite part. I get as many decorations as I can to make my home look festive and pretty.

Available at  Target.com

‘love’ Throw Pillow Pink 20’x12′ – Threshold

Tassel Garland Light Pink/Dark Pink/Gold 60 – Threshold

Heart Shapes Garland Gold/Pink/Purple 60 – Threshold

Available at Target.com 

 

Every year I try to bake some homemade goodies for my husband and kids. I decorate the kitchen with Valentine’s Day decor and put out cupcakes, cookies, and candy.  I buy the kids some pizza and we watch a family friendly movie before they go to bed. Once the kids are in bed, my husband and I are able to relax and spend some time together.

Cake Boss 10 Piece Professional Bakeware Heart Bakeware Set

Pink Hearts Table Runner, Table Runner

White “The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home” Kitchen Towel – Threshold

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My husband and I don’t even attempt to go out on Valentine’s Day anymore. It’s just not worth the stress of waiting two hours to be seated. We usually go out the weekend before or after Valentine’s Day, which we have found to be a lot easier.

We let the kids have their fun with snacks, treats, pizza and a movie then get them to bed. We then enjoy a quiet dinner by candlelight with some romantic music. After dinner, we usually watch a movie and enjoy some dessert. It’s nothing extravagant but we try to just enjoy the day and keep it simple.

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Most of the decor, gifts, and candy I buy are from Target. They have so many cute things available. I usually shop online and choose the pick up in store option. This saves me time and money. I save 5% every time I shop by checking out with my  Target REDcard.  There’s also this fun new thing called Gift Now that makes shopping even easier and saves you another 5%. If you’re looking for last minute items Target is the place to go.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Spend it with those you care about and share the love!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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In less than a week Valentine’s Day will be here. A day to celebrate your love for your friends, family, or significant other. This is the time I am usually browsing the internet for gift ideas for the loved ones in my life. Start your shopping now, February 14th is right around the corner.

Brighten her day this Valentine’s Day with a gift she will love!

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Stack Bracelet Set

Silver Plated Open Heart Station Necklace

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Crystal Ear Crawler and Stud Earring Set

   Sugarfix by BaubleBar Geometric Ring Trio

Women’s Peugeot Heart Shaped Crystal Watch

Stay home to celebrate and bake up something special! 

Heart Shape Pancake Making Set

2 oz Project 7 Chewy And Gummy Candy

Russell Stover Champagne Flavored Valentines Chocolate 3.7oz

Find the perfect gift for your best friend and your valentine. 

        Clay Art Stackable Mug 15 oz Porcelain – “You’re My Person”

White Romantic Pair Throw Pillow (16″x16″) – Surya


Galerie Cocoa for Two Valentines His and Hers Mug Set with Cocoa Mix 2oz

         Valentines Mason Jar Gift With S’mores Mix 7.4oz     Modern Gourmet Tea’Rific Tea Valentines Collection 24ct

DesignPac Valentines Variety Gift Basket 7.31oz

Me, You, Us : A Book to Fill Out Together (Paperback) (Lisa Currie)

Find the cutest gifts that kids will love.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! ( If You Give?) (Board) by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Hardcover)

Baby Girls’ My First Valentine’s Day 2 Piece Tutu Set White NB – Just One You Made by Carter’s, Infant Girl’s

Baby’s My First Valentine’s Day Bib  – Just One You Made by Carter’s

Girls’ Red Heart Valentines Day T-Shirt Cat & Jack

Toddler Boys’ Disney Valentine’s Mickey Mouse Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Toddler Boys’ Star Wars Ewok World Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Find all this and more at Target.com

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway

 

February is here! The month of chocolates, roses and love! Well you are going to love this Hearts Giveaway featuring Peach Stream, Children’s Decor Boutique!  You can read more about Peach Stream on my recent blog post here.

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Peach Stream and I are teaming up to give you the chance to win some fabulous prizes in a super sweet Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Enter to win this oversized organic muslin hearts swaddle and a pretty marble swirl teether.

 

 

This black and white, heart stamped print swaddle blanket is made by Modern Burlap. It’s made of organic, eco-friendly, soft muslin material. The high contrast monochrome print is designed to enhance baby’s vision and stimulate brain development. This print is currently sold-out online! So this is your chance to win one directly from Peach Stream.

This Hearts beaded teething ring in marble swirl is made by Getting Sew Crafty. This teether is safe and soothing on sore gums and great stimulation for baby. Made of food grade silicone beads and wood polished with organic olive oil and beeswax balm. This beautiful teething ring is also sold out online. Another reason to enter our fun giveaway.

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Find Peach Stream  and Not So Put Together Mommy on Instagram to enter now! All you have to do is follow us both on Instagram and like my giveaway post to enter. Tag some friends for more entries. Every tag is an entry. The winner will be announced 2/6/17! Just Look for the post below on my Instagram . Good Luck! Make sure to share with your friends!

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Photo Credits via Peach Stream