snail mail love

one of my favorite feelings is getting something personal (and not bills!) in my mailbox. just seeing handwriting instead of typed font is so lovely! i realized recently that i don’t even know what some of my friends’ and family’s handwriting looks like. i truly think your writing style reflects your personality and uniqueness in some ways.

stamps

in the world today, the focus is on convenience and speed. sometimes it’s nice to just slow down and appreciate the little things, like a handwritten note from a friend for no particular reason. i wanted to share a couple of fun places to buy note cards:

nicely noted – stationary subscription service

for $20/month, you receive 3 letterpress cards & stamps, specially curated by nicely noted. each card is unique and straight from a lettershop.

paper sheep – note collections

such pretty note card options at paper sheep! they also have other products, like tea towels and notebooks you can purchase.

etsy – the pumpkin paper company

there are so many shops on etsy, but one of my favorites is the pumpkin paper company. how cute is the name of shop? i love the simplicity and elegance of their items.

papyrus – stationary HQ

papyrus has such amazing items in general. their site is featuring a collab with kate spade new york right now that’s so great.

do you have any favorite places to buy note cards? write on!

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valentine’s day treats

One of my favorite things about each holiday is making food that helps capture the excitement! I love going outside the box and being creative when it comes to food. Here are links to some of my favorite ideas for valentine’s day bites!

sweet as pie 

valentine's pie

How delicious does this pie look? The pie crust is what’s really eye-catching here, so you can make whatever type of pie you’d like – strawberry, cherry, apple…whatever your sweetheart loves! Pie is perfect year-round, but i do love it most in the cold months.

cupid’s cupcakes

cupcakes

I am obsessed with these cupcakes! I like how these treats put a new spin on cupcake toppers with Cupid’s arrows. How sweet!

chocolate covered strawberries

choc strawberries

These are the perfect snacks for Valentine’s Day! I think it’s easy to overlook this simple recipe but they are a great mix of healthy and sweets. This is a very simple treat to whip up for you and your valentine.

fruit skewers

fruit skewers

Use a heart cookie cutter and cut up assorted melons for a fresh love themed snack! I love the rainbow of colors. You can use yogurt for a healthy dip.

breakfast in bed 

vdaybfast

Everyone loves breakfast in bed, so why not make it even cuter? I found an article on JillianHarris.com with these great breakfast ideas. I made the homefries this morning – so easy and tasty. I love the strawberry milk but grapefruit mimosas or pink lemonade mimosas would also be lovely.