I've never been very good at Valentine's Day. I just don't like stores telling me when I should be romantic, cuddle, or buy chocolate... although my waistline would probably appreciate it if I only ate chocolate on February 14th. So on one January evening, when it was 54 degrees outside, I was feeling kind of valentiney (it could be a word) and cuddly, and thought, "What a great night to snuggle by the outdoor fireplace!"
I'm also not very good at building a good fire in the fireplace...but Charles is! So while I was waiting for him to come home from work, I lit a few candles, one of which was in a mason jar with a burlap heart and ribbon tied around it.
Added a few books and a lantern...
A bunting made by adding ribbon and burlap hearts to card stock paper.
and began thinking about "the story of us".
Our story began in high school, even though we've known each other since kindergarten, and continued through college.
(The sign was purchased at Retro Signz.)
Every story, every love story, has a beginning and a middle, but "a true love story never ends".
Two hearts in a tree and a cozy place to snuggle.
A tray with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Now all we need is the fire in the fireplace and with each other's help we can remember all the chapters which brought us to this point in an unending love story. ( I can hear my children mockingly gagging right now!)
Hoping you celebrate Valentine's Day and your love story on whatever day you're feeling, well, valentiney!
Don't forget to visit At Home with Jemma on January 30th for more Valentine's Day inspiration!
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