Who's super stoked for Valentine's Day tomorrow?! Okay, I know a lot of people hate the holiday, but I think they might just be looking at it from the wrong perspective...

Here are 5 reasons to be grateful for all the lurve tomorrow, whether you're in a relationship or ridin' solo dolo.

01 TREATS. This time of year requires anything and everything pink & sugary... or chocolatey. I recommend these mini doughnuts.

02 DIYS. Like we need an excuse to get creative, amIright?? While I exercise my creative muscles on the reg, holidays definitely motivate me to do more and try new things. Pinterest is blowin' up with Valentine's projects. Psst these diy heart pillows will look good alllllll year round. Bonus.

03 TREAT YO'SELF. You have to do something nice for yourself on Valentine's Day. Whether you're getting dolled up for a date, having a galentine's par-tay, or watching netflix in the tub, treat yourself tomorrow, k? I'll definitely be trying this XO manicure.

04 FREE STUFF. Always a good thing. Lots of places offer free stuff / deals on Valentine's Day. I found free donuts, waffles, and pie! just from one quick google. Go forth and google, my friends. Here's one site to getcha goin'.

05 FREEDOM. Do whatcha want. Celebrate, don't celebrate. Watch a rom-com, watch a scary movie (I recommend You're Next. Ohmygah, watch it). As adults, we get to decide how we want to celebrate (or not celebrate) on the 14th. Use it as an excuse to do what you reeeeaaally want.

P.S. AND as adults, we no longer have to hand out valentines to our classmates. How awful was that??! Thank god that's over.

P.P.S. Be sure to check back in tomorrow! In honor of Valentine's Day, my favorite-est photographer is hosting a very special / cramazing giveaway. I'll be super jelly of whoever wins this one.

Image by artsocial.


valentine's wishlist I luuurve this print Sweethearts by Jonathan Lewis. It's from Jonathan's series See Candy, where he takes inspiration from the colors and tones of the candy section of the supermarket. I never realized just how many colors can appear on candy packaging! Kind of amazing, right?

Wouldn't those colors make the cutest Valentine's Day outfit?? My research points to YES.

01 Sweethearts by Jonathan Lewis 02 Mini Heart + Bestie Bobbi Set 03 crepe seam flippy dress 04 single button wool coat 05 slingback flats

IN LOVE is a series featuring all the things I’m in lurrrve with. Check out more IN LOVE posts here!


wallpaper love It's almost February!! In my opinion, the BEST month because my birthday and Valentine's Day are within a few days of each other. That means there's an entire glorious week of gifts and love and heart-shaped treats and (usually) confetti and (sometimes) mini vacations.

I snapped this photo the other day and thought it would make a perfect February wallpaper to get me in the Valentine's Day / birthday mood. Time to celebrate... and dream big!


2560 x 1440 / 1680 x 1050 / 1440 x 900 / 1280 x 800


© Kate Donaldson Photography

Tipping her hat to this day of all things lurve, the ever fantabulous Kate of Kate Donaldson Photo is giving away an In Love photo session.

Did I mention she's only available in D-town for a limited time? That's right, folks - this might be your last chance to take advantage of these particular photo ops unless you plan to follow her to to the Pacific Northwest.

We're looking for any sort of couple - truly, madly, deeply in love is the only requirement. Champagne is optional... Kevs and I sure recommend that option.

Here's how to enter:

01. Like artsocial and Kate Donaldson Photo on ye olden Facebook.

02. Leave a comment on this post telling us where you want the session. And why. The more unique, the better! However, it must be reasonable a.k.a. we can actually go to there :) As much as a waterfall in Kauai sounds pretty delightful right about now... and it must be in the Denver area, so the moon is also out. Something like the Botanical Gardens, Sweet Action, a bar you met in, etc. We're looking for an amazeballs love story! Stat!

The commenter with the most interesting location/most compelling romance wins... somehow I suspect the two are intertwined.

The winner will be chosen on February 22nd.

Well, what are you waiting for?


Photos © Kate Donaldson Photography.


the-cupcake-kid Happy February, friends. This month is one of my favsies. Yes, I'm one of those annoying people who really loves Valentine's Day... but that's not why it's my favorite. This month is also my birthday month! Yeeah boi.

As I start to officially become an adult, I really want to have an adult apartment. I want it to reflect my style in my 27th year, ya feel me? That probably means no longer buying all of my home goods at Target and Ikea. Okay, I can do this...deep breaths.

It's time to start building up my collection of awesome + original finds... one of a kind stuff no one else has. These vintage goodies and handmade ceramics by The Cupcake Kid are (a) perfect for Febs and (b) they'd really class up this joint aka my apartment.

AND guess what? The Cupcake Kid is offering all of you 10% off through February with the code MYVALENTINE!! Yeeah boi, again!

Oh I lurrve the idea of decorating with vintage letterpress type... which item is your favorite?


Featured goodies: 1. clay tag 2. xoxo dish 3. polka dot mugs 4. brass mouse 5. love handmade dish 6. stoneware creamer 7. kiss letterpress type

This post is sponsored by The Cupcake Kid. All opinions are my own.

Our Paper Shop

You could go to a big chain store to get your Valentine's cards... OR you could get something really awesome from Our Paper Shop. That's a no brainer... Wait - you picked Our Paper Shop, right? Ok good. You'll actually want to keep these cards, friends. They also double as art.

AND I just found out that some awesome goods from Our Paper Shop will be included in the goodie bag Blogshop students get this Saturday!! I didn't think Seattle Blogshop could get any more awesome, but looky there. Just did.

All images via Our Paper Shop. Get yo'self some rad cards here.

Etsy: Like a Boss

Meet Valentino, the superhero Valentine's Day lamb... just go with it.

This tiny felt vigilante is fightin' in the name of L-O-V-E 24 hours a day. Paper valentines are so elementary school. This February 14th, send a Valentino. I mean, who wouldn't want one?

Do you think those little yellow cuffs do anything or are they purely decorative...

Superhero Valentine lamb by Bossy's Feltworks.