Thursday, January 31, 2013

valentine's day advent.





Aaron got home on Tuesday night from a work trip, and will be home for the next 2.5 weeks straight!! I am beside myself with excitement at the thought of having him home for that many consecutive weeks, and it's perfect timing for our Valentine's Day advent. (14 fun little things to do together to get us in the holiday spirit.) Last year was our first time doing this advent, and the memories are too good to not do again this year/every year from now on.

Some of my favorites from last year: writing poems to/about each other, slow dancing to a love song, making out for 5 minutes, cuddling whilst eating cupcakes on the beach, to name a few. This year I strung the little envelopes above our bed with mini clothespins, and having these to open first thing when we get up every morning will surely be some kind of dream. I am such a sucker for this sort of thing.

Let the advent begin!

46 comments:

  1. oh, cute! we didn't take part last year but after this sweet reminder, i might have to put something together for these next two weeks. thanks for the sweet idea! xx

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  3. this is so cute. and your pictures are just absolutely flawless.

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  4. Oh my gosh, best idea ever. I think I might make one today!!!!!!!

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  5. I absolutely love this and I'm not even in a relationship! Valentines day is one of my favorite holidays because it is such a great opportunity to show anyone in your life how much you care about them :)

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  6. such a sweet idea! want to give this one a try for sure.

    -charity
    lumivintage.blogspot.com

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  7. That is an awesome idea! I wonder if I can hurry and put this together.

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  8. You are the sweetest! I love this!

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  9. SO cute! My goodness I wish my room has as much light as yours does, it's amazing!

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  10. Such a cute idea, Whitney. The photos are beautiful, too!

    xo,
    Ashley
    yeahwebake.com

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  11. i love this! such a cute idea! thanks, girl!

    grapefruitandgold.com

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  12. This is such a cute idea! I love that you included "making out" in the list. There can't never be enough of that!

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  13. this is adorable. i love it!
    xo,
    andrea >>hecallsmewifey

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  14. ahh that's so cute :) also I looove your new header! so pretty :)

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  15. i love this! i especially love the red and white string that you hung them on. how did you make the labels?

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    1. i just designed them in photoshop and printed them out..they are the same ones i used last year :)

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  16. ahhhhh this is perfect! I'd love to do this with my future husband.

    xx

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  17. I'm a big lover of Valentine's Day too. Even before I met my husband, I used to bake cupcakes every year and hand them out to friends, family, even strangers! Everyone deserves love...

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  18. I wish Ted and I were together so I could do this, but I will definitely be doing this next year! Whitney, have I ever told you that you are amazing? I am constantly in awe of you and your creativity and awesomeness.

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  19. such a sweet idea! want to give this one a try for sure prefect idea for V day.The Valentines Day images so cute!!!

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  20. love! valentine's day is my fave.

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  21. LOVE! what a great idea. xo

    ps. swoony over your blog every time. so happy you're posting again :)

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    1. ohh thanks girl! feels good to be posting again too :)

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  22. yep. I want this. Wanna make me one? :) haha
    Thank you for being willing to share.
    Can I just tell you how much I love your blog. So much!I love following. Would love to see you on the other end :)
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  23. Why couldn't we have made this together?! Will younshowmme your ways? And if Aaron's home for weeks on end, let's get together, shall we?

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  24. What a great idea! I love the one to slow dancing to a romantic song and making out for 5 minutes! Too cute, girl! Might just have to give this a whirl. Never too late, right? ;)
    xo TJ

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  25. What a clever way to celebrate each other. Very sweet! And so romantic.

    ~M

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  26. This is such a lovely idea and a great way to make the 14 Feb more special.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  27. I've never thought of doing something like this. I love Valentine's Day and always feel a bit crazy putting out decor early, but this is the perfect excuse to start celebrating.

    Stay in the Lines

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  28. This is a fantastic idea, cute and exciting to open everyday... xv

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  29. Whitney, sorry for the unrelated comment, but where did you get your watch in your California Januaries post? I love it! xo

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  30. LOVE! definitely a must next year!
    or maybe it will work for the next holiday?...st patrick's day advent? hmph...not the same! haha.

    xoxo

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