Happy Valentine's Day

pink-peony-bouquetHappy Valentine's Day, my loves! Here are a few sweet links to carry you into the weekend. I hope you spend it with the person (or people) you love!

Check out Google's logo today, it's so sweet to hear others' stories. If you don't have a Valentine, you can borrow one of mine (sorry J :)) Chuck Close gets intimate with some of the biggest names in Hollywood (and the results are beautiful). Test your skills with the Great Language Game (I got a 700! I'm more cultured than I thought ;)) This crow blew my mind. And also now my fear of birds feels justified. What company slogans would be if they were honest. These actual best friends forever are adorable! Amazing perfectly timed photos. Also, celebrities as Disney princes and princesses. These new stock photos of women are gorgeous and inspiring.

image via the sweetest occasion

 

Gift It: Valentine's Day

Happy Monday, everyone! Today starts the last week of January, and the internet has already exploded with Valentine's Day madness. J and I aren't big celebrators of this day, mostly because we have several other "more important" holidays that follow close behind (birthdays and our anniversary, I mean). Because we'll be so far apart this year, and because he'll be coming to visit for his birthday/spring break in a month or so, J and I have decided to save our money and energy and not celebrate at all this year (not including a phone call or Skype chat, I'm sure). Nonetheless, it's hard not to love all the red and pink gorgeousness floating around the stores lately, so I've put together a few (budget-friendly) suggestions for gifts for the ladies. And yes, buying yourself a gift for Valentine's Day totally counts. Enjoy! (:

Valentines for Her

ampersand print flower seeds "clara" structured satchel flower fringe necklace candy studs funny cards