“If you look for it I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around.” ~Love Actually
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it got me to thinking why I love Valentine’s Day is so special to me, yes I love the fashion that comes with it, the flowers, chocolates, cards, food and much more, but Valentine’s Day is so much more to me than just these things. Valentine’s Day to me warms my heart because of the memories I have made with the family and friends that I love from my dad bringing home flowers to lobster and cupcakes to my mom getting my sister and I a heart sparkle ring that I forever will wear to watching movies and just being together for Valentine’s Day with my family and friends.
So that where my love for Valentine’s Day comes from, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it, here are a few fun themed ideas for how to spend it with the ones you love from fashion to food to themed decor 🙂
Theme#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll !
Theme #2: Romance is in the Air
Theme #3:Wisking Away To Paris
What are some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day?
Here are some of mine :
Valentine’s Day means Family
Valentine’s Day means Friends
Valentine’s Day means expressing love on the mountain tops
“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” ~Winnie the Pooh
To play off the quote above, I had a truly amazing Halloween weekend with a women that always makes me laugh and who I always have a good time with, my mom. This whole girls weekend came about because my dad was going to visit friends so my mom and I decided to plan a girls Halloween weekend. So we got to planning an amazing weekend.
Our first adventure we snapped on our fall ensembles and went off to the magical Rise of the Jack O Lanterns Festival, which consisted of a maze of wonder in hand carved pumpkins. We saw a sea of jellyfish to Prince William & Princess Kate to a magical dragon. We snapped photos, laughed a lot, enjoyed the weather and kicked off our girls weekend of spending time without a hitch.
It was not Halloween Saturday and ready for the next adventure, which we have arrived at movie time of Something Wicked This Way Comes, one of my mom’s faves. I have never seen it before so it was special to share with my mom even if the movie was a little spooky, but perfect for the Halloween holiday. With the movie over and dinner just around the corner it was time to get in our Saturday Halloween evening dinner wear for a fabulous night at Mike & Anne’s, one of our faves in the area. Let me tell you, we ate amazing food from a Japanese pumpkin salad to some wine and scallops, pasta and ended it with splitting a holiday appropriate dessert pumpkin pie. It was another adventure for the books and ended with relaxation, which is always a treat.
It is Sunday morning the day after Halloween and our next, final adventure is here, one that my mom and I alway love doing, going to the flea market. A perfect time to shop for awesome finds, bond and enjoy a nice Sunday. Such amazing pieces at the flea market, lets just say I wanted a lot. One of the collest things was a Union 76 gas tank that could work as a coll coffee table and it reminded us of my dad who use to work for Union 76 corporate. The flea market is always fun when there with my mom and my dad always has us thinking of him one way or another when we are there 🙂 .
The girls weekend was a hit and family was ever present, which leads me to this question, Why is it important to hang with your mom and the whole family? I have always known how important being with family is, but this girls weekend truly made me realize why it is. It is important becasue they are my heart and with them around my life just has more joy and happiness. I also realized it is special to hang out with each family member separately because it is more intimate in a different way and it is special as well when we all came together.
Life can get in the way sometimes, but it is important to make time for the ones who have your heart and I know I will hold this girls weekend with my mom forever in my heart.
How can you all connect with a family member? Share with me in the comments how you can connect with them and what your favorite activities with your mom and other family memebrs are.
Next stop, planning a weekend with the rest of my family members!