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last minute Valentine’s Day

I’m not very focused on Valentine’s Day this year, we usually cook a fancy meal and stay in but this year we’re feeling a bit of cabin fever so we’re headed out to see the Lego movie and get cocktails at our favorite local bar. I might still get a little creative, here are some last minute Valentine’s ideas that have caught my attention.

Printable pop culture valentines over at Mighty Girl. See also: her roundup of nerdy valentines.

Valentine’s Day cocktails at Serious Eats. I’m also looking at their bitter anti-Valentines cocktails.

A simple paper heart garland that can be whipped up with office supplies, at Just Bella.

Last minute Valentine’s Day party at Oh Happy Day, a few simple things you can probably grab at Target to make staying in a celebration.

Bake a heart (or a broken heart) into a cupcake from Bake It In A Cake. (I’m still in love with all her ideas.)

I’m not a huge fan of cut flowers (because I’m thinking ahead to when I inevitably leave them too long and end up with dead flowers and a moldy vase) but my favorite Valentine’s gift remains this String Of Pearls plant (even though we’re on version #3) which Scott admits he bought me on the way home from work.

I hope you have a romantic Valentine’s Day, unless you’re dreading Valentine’s Day in which case I hope you have a really amazing Friday.

· comments [4] · 02-13-2014 · categories:holidays ·

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  • 1 Jen // Feb 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    One of the unfortunate things I only learned about my house after living here for a bit is that I can only keep one plant alive indoors on the sill of the relatively small kitchen window. It is occupied by an orchid, which is a plant that luckily doesn’t demand a very consistent watering schedule.

    I have admired the string of pearls plant every time you’ve posted about it :)

    Valentine’s Day has never really inspired me to observe it, but today an unknown person left me a bag of foil wrapped chocolate hearts in my bike’s basket, locked outside the subways station. I am much tickled by the gesture. So much nicer than the empty beer cans and cigarette cartons I have previously found left there!

    My brother also once found his bike spoked decorated with hand cut styrofoam hearts.

  • 2 megan // Feb 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Jen – I’m terrible at keeping plants alive and we only have one spot, our dining room window, that gets enough light. We have two plants right now. I’m in charge of watering the large rubber plant each week but I’m not allowed to touch the string of pearls, or even look at it too closely :) I swiftly killed the first two.

    The unexpected gift in your bicycle is so sweet! I hope many more magical things happen :)

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  • 4 Rachel // Feb 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I love all the ideas here, especially the cakes, ooh I love cupcakes.. and those cake ideas are just so pretty. Valentine’s day may have passed, but I shouldn’t deprive myself and my love ones of something great like this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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