Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love; love for friends, love for family, love for life, creation and all of mankind.
Love is patient & kind,
Love does not envy or boast,
Love is not arrogant or rude,
Love does not insist on its own way,
Love is not irritable or resentful,
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
Love rejoices with the truth,
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
With the sweet smell of spring in the air we celebrated our love for our daughters and friends with a ladies brunch. We spent the morning eating muffins and drinking fresh squeezed citrus juice, sitting on blankets in the grass while the little ones chased peacocks and colored in bright red and pink. The hours flew by while we shared an afternoon full of love and laughter.
A backdrop worthy of a professional photo shoot coupled with the scenery of Sahuaro Ranch Park’s palm trees and peacocks made for the perfect afternoon to share our love and joy.
Special thanks to our contributors who made the event bloom with love.
Photos courtesy of Anastasia Campos
Love is in the air! (And in the mail!)
We had a grand time working with our decoration contributors to create the perfect setting for a Ladies Valentine’s Day Brunch.
This LOVEly heart garland swung in the breeze, which carried our laughter as high as the trees (cheesy, couldn’t help it ;). Created for us by Ashley, this is just one among many adorable creations to be found in the GracefulGarlands shop.
Nothing says girly like ribbons and bows, dressed prim and proper right down to the toes. Carly created a whimsical feel of valentines with this white and pink garland of bows. CarlyisInspired provided the perfection of charm and inspiration for our little brunch.
Favorite childhood memories include Doilies, Hearts and… Little Girl Valentines! Girlies and mommies alike loved tapping into their creative side with festively colored doily hearts sent with a note of love by Kennedy from thedestinyofthings.
“A white sport coat and a pink carnation”… though we may have replaced the sport coat with sweet pink dresses, we couldn’t help but follow the traditions of love and Marty Robbins and feature special hand-dyed poms that really looked like carnations! A true highlight of the party, HandDyedPoms created a backdrop for love and friendship to blossom.
Photos courtesy of Anastasia Campos
Okay ladies! Valentine’s day is one day away! Do you have plans for your man yet?? If not, I introduce you (and girl will you thank me later!) to The Dating Divas! If you’ve visited the divas before you know how fabulous, out of the box creative, and romantic their date ideas for wooing your husband are. If this is your first time hearing about them, get ready! In honor of Valentine’s Day I’ve assembled 6 of my favorite date ideas from TDD. They come with pictures, tips, step by step directions and free printables to add that extra touch of fun and perfection. Whenever I try one of these dates I hear things like “you’re the best wife ever!” and “This is so awesome–thank you!” and they’re always equally fun for me ; )
If you like these, visit them (do it!) for so many more.
Happy Valentine’s planning!
I stuck to my favorite “at home” dates because we are currently in the realm of no babysitters and have to try extra hard to be creative about dating. The site has tons of other fun & adventurous date ideas that don’t involve being at home if you’re looking to go out. One last parting gift…the Dating Divas assembled a pretty impressive list of Valentines printables for cute lil gift ideas. 104 to be exact. Take a look if you’re still hunting for the perfect day of hearts gift!