friday five

We made it fam. It is Friday and the weekend is so close, you can almost taste it. I will be starting a blogging segment running on Fridays to highlight five items/collections/people/instagram accounts etc that are my favorite. This week is Valentines related. Whether you have been prepared for this for weeks, or you will scrambling at the last minute to come up with a plan, below are some ideas to make the day special. 

1- This one will take a little bit of planning, but a great gift none-the-less. My mother in law got me this beautiful art piece finished in an acrylic frame for Christmas. Kerry one of our family friends has a great eye for composition and color. She offers these "minis" and it was a perfect opportunity to get original, one-of-a-kind artwork as a gift. You can keep up with Kerry, her stunning commissions, and available work on her website linked here.

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2- Simple Pleasures y'all. I LOVE notebooks. I have about 7 in rotation right now. That plus papermate felt tip markers... and I am a happy gal. Like the smell of new pages... ok I am weird. I'll stop. So maybe you have a loved one in your life who is also a notebook hoarder, money can buy happiness. Happiness is available on amazon. 

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3-For the music lovers and vinyl collectors, this is always going to be a home run for a gift. Its amazing how this has made a comeback and brought an old interest to a new generation. My sweet Matt is a deadhead and I am not quite there yet, but I do enjoy it. On one of my regular visits to the local habitat for humanity restore, I saw this album and had to get it. You never know where you will run across vinyl. 

4- Matt and I will have been married for 2 years this May. Somedays it feels like yesterday and others it feels we've been together forever. He is my biggest fan, support system, reality check, best friend, and constant rock. This was more of a gift for myself, but I couldn't pass up this delicate gold and glass frame for only $5 in the Target dollar section. The hearth and home was also carrying something similar and I've seen some other great options at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. 

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5- If you want to go the more traditional route, this is one of my favorite perfume collections. Stella is great, but Cleopatra is my favorite. There is something about perfume that just sets the day apart from others. I don't wear it everyday as I have a sensitivity to smells and headaches. So when I do wear it, I feel pretty and more put together than usual. I first discovered this at Anthropologie but thankfully for you fellas, it is available on amazon. Trust me, I know the blank gaze that comes over a man's face when he walks into an Anthro. 


I hope you see something that you can gift for your love or your best friend or your mom or sister. What I love about Valentines day is being able to stop and remind those that you love how much they mean to you.