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Romantic Valentine’s Breakfast Inspired Shoot

Grand gestures of love are fab, but sometimes something as simple as breakfast for two in your own backyard can be the best way to celebrate Valentine's. Take it from wedding experts Nancy Liu Chin and her husband Kevin Chin, who are showing us a sweet way to start the holiday of love. A few simple decorations, a tray of goodies...

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Mommy and Toddler Valentine Party

Valentine's is the perfect excuse to let your love of pink fly free. Blush, hot, classic and red - it's a Vday must. This fete crafted by sisters Marlan Willardson and Laurén LaRocca along with photography by One Eleven is draped in every shade of it. It's a...

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DIY Bubble Wand Valentine

We mustn't forget the kiddos (and the kid inside all of us) this Valentine's Day, so we've whipped up a little DIY that will not only keep your little ones entertained, but they are also pretty darn adorable too. Oh and easy, definitely easy. With just a few steps, you'll have a little valentine that will get everyone's stamp of approval. See more cuteness captured by Ruth Eileen ...

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DIY Arrow Treat Bags

If you're planning a sweet little something to gift for Valentine's Day, why not plunk those treats down in these treat bags? It makes chocolate or baked goodies all the more sweet and is super thoughtful without being labor intensive. So grab those leftover stripy straws from your last party and get to work on these Arrow Treat Bags; the perfect little something for all your favorite people.

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Pretty Picks – Valentine’s Day Essentials + A Giveaway!

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and smothering your sweetheart, your besties, and your family with tokens of love is on the agenda.  Have a look at this collection of gifts big and small that fit the bill. From the love of your life to your partner in crime and maybe even a few things for yourself, there's a little something for everyone tucked inside our Valentine's Day pretty picks. And for a cheat sheet of our favorite vendor picks, have a look at this curated collection that...

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DIY Valentine Stamps

I think I use xoxo on a daily basis. It's my go to signature for all emails and a must for any Valentine's communication. So, of course, these stamps are next on the crafting list. A simple xo stamp to adorn your love day gifts. Or just because gifts. We like them for those too! It's as simple as foam, stickers and muslin bags with pretty sequins for a little added sparkle.

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Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine’s Gifting

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times to express my appreciation to others with a little gift. It’s often a little unexpected, but always well received! Send a friend or your significant other beautiful heart-shaped bakery style cinnamon rolls and brighten their day with this easy recipe you can make from start to finish in less than an hour! xoxo Julie of Coordinately Yours And for free printable gift tags to accompany...

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Modern Valentine’s Day Inspired Party

When The Shift Creative sent us this party we were instantly smitten; a modern take on love day festivities filled with unique DIY's and a classic black and white palette infused with pops of color thanks to Lavenders Flowers. Plus anyone who uses rad as a part of their love-isms is alright in our book. See the full gallery...

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DIY Painted Favor Bags

Valentine's treats are a must; maybe even more so than flowers. Try stuffing your chocolates, macarons and swedish fish in these favor bags made fab by The Shift Creative. Alexis is taking paint + paper and transforming it into the cutest hand-painted party bags we ever did see. Make these cuties a reality with the simple steps...

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DIY Fresh Floral Mandala Backdrop

Combining the uber stylish talents of The Shift Creative with the prettiest blooms by Lavenders Flowers, the idea for a fresh floral mandala backdrop was born. It's simple, seriously beautiful and all it takes are fresh blooms, a bare wall and a little time. It's taking the Valentine's party (or any event really) to a...

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DIY Modern Placemats

Black and white will always be in style and it's the perfect color palette for gussying up simple party accoutrements. Take these modern placemats for instance. They're part of The Shift Creative Valentine's party coming up in a bit and we're totally smitten. Make your very own version of these dotted, x'd and o'd paper placemats...

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DIY Floral Wall Sconces

We have a fresh take on a Valentine's Party coming up from the masterminds at The Shift Creative. It's infused with super approachable projects and a fun, modern feel. But first, we're tackling four of those DIY's starting with this floral wall sconce. With paper, paint and fresh flowers you can whip up the perfect decor to accompany a Valentine's...

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DIY Glittery Valentine’s Day Totes

Who doesn't love a good tote? They're the perfect gift. Going to the gym? Throw your gear in a tote. Picking up some goodies for dinner? Tote your spoils home in a cute little bag. Need an impromptu catch-all? Bingo! And why not make that tote glittery and decked out with x's and o's to gift to your faves this Valentine's. Grab the instructions for crafting your very own below! 2...

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Valentine Date Idea: Romantic Balloon Ride

Looking for a new and fun way to sweep your love one off their feet this Valentines day? What about a hot air balloon ride? I'm totally sold on the idea after spending some serious QT with these images from Ryann Lindsey Photography at Float Balloon Tours. ...

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Love Drunk Valentine’s Day Inspiration

This inspiration proves that behind every great party is a delicious cocktail and this one has the Cardamom Rose as the leading lady. With a nod to Alice in Wonderland - think painted roses + drink me tags from Laura Hooper Calligraphy,  and a beautifully styled bar cart, Strawberry Banke Studio craftedone very cute "Love...

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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Pink Macarons from Jordan Brittley

I'm thinking that we need a new name for macarons. Little bites of heaven? Melt in your mouth perfection? You think you're only going to eat one but you're so not cookies? Well, whatever their name should be, we're pretty sure that whipping up a batch of these this evening - from photographer Jordan Brittley & Jessica of ...

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Homemade Heart Pop Tarts

It's officially Valentine's day! Clearly SMP's favorite holiday. So here's what you're going to do. Run to the store and grab 5 ingredients: strawberries, pre-made pie dough, powdered sugar, strawberry jam and nutella. This will give you everything you need - minutes a few staples that you definitely already have - to make Strawberry Milk &...

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

How good is strawberry milk? And how gross is that stuff that you pour into it with 15 unidentifiable ingredients. So we gave this favorite treat a little SMP makeover with fresh strawberries, real sugar and a touch of vanilla. And the result? Not sure, it was gone in about 6 seconds.

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Valentine’s Cookies & Champagne Cocktails

I'm pretty sure that Steve and Jamie Moore are the cutest, most talented two people on the planet. Remember their insanely lovely studio tour? Well the goodness continues as O'Malley Photographers captured the pair doing what they do best...

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