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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Happy Valentines Day! Mr. B and I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day and this year is no exception. But I will admit that I am using the day as an excuse to wear the red lipstick! A perfect pout is always in order for Valentine’s Day…and every day.

I wish you the best for a day filled with love and lots of kisses. From my heart to yours…XOXO.

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INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART

I like to joke that there is a “holiday” for everything. I am not sure how it came to be but today is considered “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day”. I have a great respect for the arts after years of studying art and architecture throughout high school and college. I love visiting museums, although I don’t visit as often as I would like. Art presents itself in a variety of forms and is a subject that touches everyone differently and what moves me may not move you and vice versa. valentines heart gift tag 4_Reviving Charm

I use to sketch quite a bit while in college although my skills are extremely rusty. But every now and then I love to pick up the paintbrush and do a quick watercolor, usually something abstract in nature. This past weekend I thought I would pull out my watercolors to create some gift tags for Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day than sharing what I’ve created? Hopefully, this will inspire you to take time out to enjoy your own creative skills. (What creative thing do you enjoy doing most?)

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This project was simple and convenient since I had all the supplies already on hand. I trimmed my watercolor paper to size (approximately 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches) and created simple graphic images using watercolors. I punched a hole in the corner of each tag and attached matching satin cord. Easy peasy and Voilà… simple gift tags and miniature works of art for recipients to enjoy.  valentines heart gift tag 3_Reviving Charmart inspiration quote_Reviving Charmvalentines heart gift tag 2a_Reviving Charm

 

BUON SAN VALENTINO

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Buon San Valentino! Can you tell I have been working on my Italian?!! 

Happy Valentines Day…What does the day hold for you? Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. In fact, Mr. B and I usually never go out on Valentines Day. However, for a split moment, I thought about making a dinner reservation at a local restaurant. When I realized that it was going to cost us at least $200 for a meal (not including alcohol) at a local restaurant I said, “forget it”. I’m far from frugal and will pay for great food but that same meal for two would normalIy cost about half that amount and on any other day we won’t have to deal with the crowds. We typically celebrate with a nice romantic dinner for two at home. This year is no exception. I won’t be cooking…that’s Mr. B’s job. But this year he’s getting the night off since we arranged to pick up some fabulous take out. We’re keeping it simple and I really couldn’t be happier.

I hope your day is filled with lots of happiness, sexy smiles, love and, of course, kisses. This can be a tough day for those without a significant other so how about thinking of a way to make it extra special for them today. After all, showing a bit of kindness never goes out of style. 

By the way, isn’t this the most charming picture? I sure hope they took the advice I gave in this post!  XOXO.

DECORATING WITH LOVE

This image is an oldie but a goodie from the March 2008 issue of Elle Decor. It remains a favorite of mine and seems particularly appropriate to post on Valentine’s Day. However, it also provides a good segway leading to a post for later in the week. I won’t tell you any more but if I have piqued your interest you’ll just have to check back! However, I will give you a hint: the fabric on the headboard seen here is by Fortuny which could possibly be the topic of something I will be writing about soon. Enough said…..

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