Happy Valentine’s Day!

valentines1It’s always fun have have a whole holiday dedicated to love, don’t you think?! I love that there’s an entire holiday dedicated solely to love, and what a gift it is to celebrate the gift of love with family, friends, and significant others. Single or not, what could be better than spreading as much love as possible, on Valentine’s Day – and every day!

This year, I’m gearing up for a fun “Galentine’s Day” with a winery visit followed by a girl’s night filled with wine, chocolate, and chick flicks. I’m excited to spend quality time with some darling girlfriends! A few days ago, my small group and I spent some time crafting handmade Valentines for the children at Jill’s House, a respite home for children with disabilities that’s affiliated with our church. And, of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to calligraphy some love notes to mail out to family & friends!

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Are you doing anything in particular to spread a little extra love into the world?!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating love!!! Some love-inspired things this week…

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This week, our small group ladies got busy crafting and drawing Valentines for dozens of children at Jill’s House! Jill’s House is an awesome facility and respite home for children with disabilities, and many of us have volunteered there before. It’s such a wonderful organization, and it was built by our church – so we were all so happy to be making Valentines for the kids there & spreading love to them for Valentine’s Day!

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How great is it that God’s love for us never, ever fails?! This has always been one of my very favorite Bible verses (from 1 Corinthians), and I love this gold foil print by the incredibly inspiring Lara Casey. What a great reminder this is on the day of LOVE!

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I received my anonymous Valentine in the mail this week (along with several other sweet notes of love!) – and I can’t wait to see my grandparents this weekend in Ohio. Fingers crossed the roads are fine with all the snow that’s fallen this week, but my bags are packed and I’m excited to visit with my wonderful grandparents and some other family in just a few hours.

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How blessed am I to have the best family in the world?! I love how much we all love each other, unconditionally. I couldn’t pass up a chance to mention these lovely people on Valentine’s Day!

And I am eternally grateful for the many incredible friends that I have, near and far – this is one of my favorite pictures of my loves and me from our graduation. My friends show me love each and every day!

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My sweet sister sent me a most-delicious Valentine gift! I think it was a close call, but I’m glad to know she loves me more than homemade chex mix!! Homemade chex mix is our family’s favorite treat, and we inhale it – so this is an especially lovely gesture!

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