Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day was special this year.

The love bug bit me so I put together a tablescape, made a homemade card, crafted up a flower arrangement from the flowers Drew gave me, and I bought corny heart balloons. I made cupcakes. I cooked dinner. We tied a balloon to each of our dogs and couldn't stop laughing. We rented a movie and fell asleep on the couch.

It was perfect.









We totally planned on dressing up but juggling setting this up, working, cooking, and all that jazz...We both decided we'd keep it real and stay casual. :) Don't be jealous of our stunner shades y'all. ;)



Also, lots of changes and big news will be shared here on the blog next week. Stay tuned! :)

Here is something to take into your weekend. My dear friend Nycia let me read a message out of her Joyce Meyer daily devotional on Tuesday... and y'all...it could NOT have came at a better time.

"Are you doing what you really believe you should be doing at this stage in your life, or have you allowed fear and lack of confidence to prevent you from stepping out into new things --- or higher levels of old things? If you don't like your answer, then let me give you some good news. It is never too late to begin again! Don't spend one more day living a narrow life that has room for you and your fears. Make a decision right now that you will learn to live boldly, aggressively and confidently. Don't let fear rule you any longer. 

It's important to note that you just can't sit around and wait for the fear to go away. You will have to feel the fear and take action anyway. Or as John Wayne put it, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." In other words, courage is not the absence of fear, it is the action in the presence of fear. Bold people do what they know they should do --- not what they feel like doing." 

Truer words have never been spoken.

Lord, show me any narrowness in my life and help me to take the steps of faith that break the rule of fear over my life. Amen.

Have an amazing weekend! :)


30 comments:

  1. Y'all are so freaking cute & creative! I love it! Passing those words along to my fiance... he needs to hear/read them! & Nothing like a little John Wayne to get you moving either! :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. love how you went all out! I really want to do this next year...maybe I can get my will-be-2-year-old Elyse to help out making a special night for daddy! such a cute idea to decorate and have a tablescape even if you just stay at home!

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  3. so so so cute! I love everything about it :)

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  4. i just cant handle this

    i said this to you via text

    im saying it now

    im screaming it from the top of a boston building so you can hear me in texas

    BEEEE A DESIIIGGNNERR/DECORATOR/EXTRADORINAIRE!!

    seriously look at that TABLE! and then the office!! DAYUM CHIIILD!

    love you and i love love <3
    xoxoxo

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    1. I wish I could like this the way that one can like a Facebook post -
      So LIKE LIKE LIKE!!

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  5. What a beautiful Valentine's day celebration!!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  6. seriously you two have got to be the funnest couple ever!!! i cannot get over how fun y'all seem!!! and those glasses OH MY WORD I LOVE!!!! :)
    Love everything about your little setup! ;)

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  7. It looks like you had the sweetest love day! I agree with Lindsay, you two really do look like the funnest couple ever.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  8. Looks like it came straight out of a magazine. Absolutely love it!

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  9. I looove your table! Where did you get it?

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  10. I love your cards with the sparkly heart! So cute. Your dinner looks really good too.
    ~Christine

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  11. What do you shoot with? You pics are incredible!! And you two are seriously the CUTEST!!!

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  12. i'm telling you, girl, you did so good. i love everything. and wish you could hop over to arkansas and plan my bday party. where did you get the glitter paper at? i'm in love, and neeeeeeed some!!

    happy weekend!

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  13. Not a huge fan of Valentines Day but this is adorable!! I love everything. :)

    Jazmyn

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  14. It's amazing how much impact a few festive things can have. They make events so much more fun. More glittery hearts, I say!

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  15. You are seriously PERFECT! And I thought my surprise Penn Station lunch for the hubs was cool! HAHA you put me to shame! You're so inspiring! :)

    xo

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  16. I love what you did for Valentine's Day! It's all so cute and perfect and way better than what you'd find at any restaurant for Valentine's Day! I may have to steal some decor ideas for next year!

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  17. Such a precious set up for V-Day! Love your style!

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  18. So cute! That food look delicious! Recipe?

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  19. I'm obsessed with this! So much greatness. I want to come to a party at your house! :)

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  20. Amazing how words can find you at just the right time. The devotional you shared in this post couldn't have come at a better time. I needed to hear and read those words. Beautiful Valentine's Day:)

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  21. aaaaand you just made the rest of us look really. really. bad.

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  22. amazing valentine pictures. Looks like you had an amazing day of love.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  23. I have the same Joyce Meyer daily devotional!! All the other devotionals in that book are just as good. That day spoke to me as well-loved the John Wayne quote!

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  24. this was an incredible v day post -- are all the photos your own?!

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  25. are you kidding? this is ADORABLE!!!!!

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