The Emerald Girl

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Jen Picks: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the epitome of cute. It is wonderfully indulgent. It is pops of pink and shades of red. It is my favorite holiday. (Is it a holiday???) The worst is when Valentine's Day is on a weekend. Truly, what I mean, is that it is the best when it is during the week. Because it's not really a holiday, it's a day to celebrate love and it makes it all the more special when it happens on a regular day. A day when people are out working and running to get flowers on their break. Or cupcakes or chocolate. People wear pink or red. There's a spark in the cool February air. I just love to be in the middle of it all. Walking through the city streets, wearing red shoes and red lips, hustling about with everyone else to get my last minute picks of the day for my love. I love it! My Valentine's Day tradition consists of eating yummy treats from some favorite shops around the city and cuddling up to watch all time cheese-fest Valentine's Day movie.

Valentine's Day lends itself way to be highly reflective of what is trendy in the design world. This holiday is about indulgence in every aspect.

A few things to note about the above items.
1) I've had my eye on this mailbox chairbacker from Pottery Barn Kids for years! Literally! Unfortunately, Jack gets exactly one valentine mailed to our house a year - from my mother - and it doesn't seem practical to buy one just for that.
2) I have a red marquee heart on the wall in my living room that I keep up year round. Why not?
3) The molten lava cake in the jar is so delicious. They're made local in Ballard but you can buy them online and I highly recommend them. Lava cake is my favorite dessert and I can usually only find it on hotel room service menus.
4) Heart toothpicks? I die. I need to buy a bunch of this stuff to have on hand for Miss Morgan's 1st birthday this spring. I cannot wait for her party and am so glad that one of my kids has a birthday during a warmer month when we could possibly have it outside.

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