February 14, 2014


last year's Valentine from my mama.

Happy Friday, friends! Or more like, Happy Valentine's Day! Got any plans for tonight? If you're me, you're looking at a sweats, cookies, and Gilmore Girls night (or maybe even The Mindy Project or New Girl, too). Oh, the life of a single twenty-something...

We sure live the glamorous lives, right?

Anyway, I hope you have a lovely weekend and one filled with loved ones, chocolate, and some great links, too!

These two lovely friends of mine have one amazing swap going on and I'm thinking you all NEED to enter and join in. It's going to be so much fun and who doesn't love shopping and making new friends?

The BEST valentines cards ever. AKA this is why kids are awesome.

Some lovely inspiring words for your desktop.

This love story warms my heart.

14 ordinary things to do in 2014.

A letter to Justin Bieber.

Another lovely home tour.

Encouragement for me and for you. Such a great post.

I loved reading all of your love letters this week! It was a great way to make my day and get to know each of you (and your loves!) a little better. There's still time to link up with us and join The Circle, if you'd like!

The cutest little library ever.

A cheery little coat closet.

And these little tarts are pretty cute, too.

Plus the cutest little pillows.

How cool is this place? (Also, her photos are amazing).

These brownies sound divine.

Cute stationery...made with nail polish?!

This old bloggity blog has some new buttons if you'd like to check them out...how's that for a shameless promotion?

A love-filled printable for your walls.

Be faithful in the mundane.

The messier the house, the better the friendship. This is so very, very true and something I completely agree with. As a blogger, it's important to shed some layers and let our vulnerabilities show. It makes us more human and more grace-filled, too.

The best photos of cookies ever.

And this is why I like taking photos here in the PNW.

p.s. Here's what I did last year on Valentine's Day. Funny enough, this is pretty much what I'm doing this year, too!


  1. Happy valentines day Kiki and her beautiful blog!

    1. Aw, thanks Danica! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! I'm so glad your blog is up and running again. :)

  2. Yep! Love that home tour! Pinned ALL THE IMAGES!

    1. Isn't it awesome? When I come across home tours like that I, too, get a little pin-happy. :)

  3. So cute you got a Valentine from your mom! I get one every year, and I love it! :) Linking over from your comment on Jenna (Dearest Love) blog! Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Aren't moms the best? It actually makes me a tad bit sad that I didn't love and wasn't very grateful for my mom until I got older. My goodness, they're amazing. :) And I looove Jenna's blog so it's so nice to see you here! :)

      Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

  4. The GreenWedding Shoes photo shoot was so amazing! I'm 100% jealous that you have amazing scenario to shoot. Also, those cookie photos are amazing also... I now what to eat cookies. Also, love your new buttons. Also, how many times can I use the word also?

    1. Isn't it an amazing photoshoot? The PNW is seriously gorgeous and it's photos like that don't make me want to leave anytime soon. You should come visit me so we can go explore and take photos together! :)

      And those cookies are amazingly delicious looking. Photography is powerful, right?

      And thanks! I always love the little changes you do to your blog (i.e. your cute category buttons on your sidebar and the latest header changes, too) so it means a lot that you like my new little buttons!

      Also, I pretty much use the word "and" to start all of my blog comment responses, so there's no limit in my book for words used in one comment! :)

  5. Kids' cards are the funniest! I would love to stumble upon that bookmobile one day. :) How special! Salvation mountain looks so cool! I've done that water marbling to my nails before, but stationary seems less messy and more practical. :) Love the new buttons, I'll have to update yours on my blog! :) Love those northwest photos. So blessed to live in such a beautiful place!

    1. Don't kids say the funniest things ever? I'm always amazed by the things they say and do. :)

      And thank you so much! I've been wanting to update the buttons on my blog, so thanks for updating them on yours! :)

      Lastly, the PNW is amazing, right? It's photos like these that make me fall more in love with it!

  6. These are some great links! The Valentine's Day cards by kids were hilarious. Love your new buttons, too!

    1. Thanks, Lindsey! Those cards were hilarious--my sister just sent that link to me and I HAD to include it in this week's bits and pieces post. :) And thanks! I've been wanting to update my blog and the buttons were the last to come around. :)

  7. Love everything :)
    Especially those brownies, shoot! Those look good!
    Also loving those buttons of yours.
    And the circle-- so much fun girl! I enjoyed this one. Your such a blessing girl!

    1. Don't those brownies look amazing? I saw them and actually thought of you and our love for baking. :)

      And I am sooo glad we did this link-up together! It was a lot of fun!

      Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. LOVE your new buttons! :)

    And I loved those pictures from the engagement session. So perfect and I love how they were so personalized to the couple.

    1. Thanks, sweet friend! I've been wanting to change up my blog design and I felt like new buttons were a must, too.

      Also, that engagement session was a-mazing. Loved the photos, the cute couple, and the scenery, too!


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