your valentine’s day look, simplified

If you could narrow in on the days in a women’s life where she wants to look especially pretty, Valentine’s Day is probably one of them. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s just something about the holiday (at least, I think) that makes you go extra-feminine, extra-girlie and extra-pretty for a few days….

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valentine’s day eats: dessert first!

There is literally nothing I love more than lava cakes. Truthfully, it all started at Applebee’s…seriously, no one does a lava cake like Applebee’s (except for maybe you, after this recipe). There’s just something so amazing about the ice cream on top of the warm cake, and that very satisfying gush of chocolate that comes…

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love letters, 2013

(source)   Just a few little notes to the people and things that make me l-o-v-e life…feel free to leave your own little love note below (I want to hear what makes you guys all warm and fuzzy). Happy Valentine’s Day!! xo   To “my people”: You are the best girls (and guys) I know. Thank you each…

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be a date night beauty

source: Liz Von Hoene for Nordstroms    We’re going to talk about date looks, but trust me when I say we’re not going to talk about the whole “here are beauty looks guys like so do this” thing. I’m a firm believer in wearing and rocking what you like–trust me when I tell you the guy you like will…

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a valentine’s day playlist: for the lovers and the lonely

(source) I alluded to it last month, and truth be told, this is the Valentine’s Day post I’ve been looking forward to the most! There’s not a broken heart or a budding romance that music doesn’t help, so why not make a playlist for both sets this Valentine’s Day? Honestly, I’m not above belting out a great…

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a little valentine’s day sugar

  If there’s ever a time for a little sugar, it’s Valentine’s Day. I had an idea as to how I wanted these babies to turn out, but truth be told, I totally messed up these cookies–twice. The first time, the batter was so watery, it could never be a cookie. The second time–well let’s…

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