I’ve noticed a two themes are emerging in the Pellissier House.
1. We somehow turn every holiday into a holiweek. We celebrated New Year’s Week with 6 days worth of party poppers and sparklers. Birthdays turn into Birthweeks. And now Valentine’s Day started on Sunday for us…. who are we?! I blame being newlyweds or something.
2. Last year, I decorated our bed with a fort that resembled my five-year-old fort making days. This year, homemade garland hangs over our bed. Although this was by coincidence, I am running with it. Bed decorating for Valentine’s is the new tradition. [I’ve never had a tradition! I’m so excited!]
I get pretty stoked when Valentine’s Day is here. It’s not my favorite holiday [Easter is. In case you’re wondering.] But it does mean two things…
1. Crafts. Yes, please. Six dollar greeting card. No thanks.
2. Valentine’s day is like Thanksgiving without the Turkey. It’s a day to reflect and be thankful for all the love you have in your life. Whether that’s love with your creator, love with your husband, love for the class room full of kids you teach, love for the people around you that support you each and every day.
I love love. It’s sad that this holiday has been turned into a day just for consumerism and just romantic love. I think at times I have been guilty of that, but I’m reclaiming it. This is a day where I get to appreciate my friends who make me smile till my cheeks ache, my high school girls who love me despite my dorky over-enthusiasm, and even my dog who can literally do yoga better than I can.
Hope you have a great week of love!
Closet’s a mess [as usual], but this little gem is waiting for the day I have an office. It will hang as a reminder above my desk.
Tandem biking, stamps, and a love letter to my valentine.
Tangled button garland from our wedding.
We like to think the “knot” from our wedding is more difficult to undo than this.
A special thanks to my friend Kelcie, who fed me this for lunch the other week. I’ve been craving it since then, so I made it tonight for my to-go dinner since I have class late at night.
Arugula, blueberries, almonds, gorgonzola, walnuts, olive oil, and lemon juice. Yum-oh!