Valentine’s Ready

Gilded Heart Hoops

I love a fun accessory, but a fun, themed accessory that I can wear all year round makes me  just GIDDY! I can’t help it, I’m kinda nerdy like that. I’m a sucker for for cute themed t-shirts to wear for certain holidays (Valentine’s, Halloween, etc). I used to wear them under my work suits. It was so fun! That’s why I’m always looking for fun ways to celebrate a holiday! This year, I’ve found the perfect accessory to help me celebrate Valentine’s Day! Heart hoop earrings that you can wear all year round. I mean, how cute would these be with a sundress or a tank top and shorts in the middle of summer?! I’m in! The pair I’m wearing in the picture are from Anthropologie, and they are only available in store. The other option allows you to choose the size of your heart hoop, the clear winner for those of you who like a smaller hoop.  And then there is the rose gold option. (I had my sister and my cousin at rose gold). Fun, just plain fun.


In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts)
I am a BIG feeler, and I always thought it was a bad quality, one to be ashamed of, until recently. You know the “you’re too sensitive” comments of youth? I carried those sentiments around for way too long and let them make me feel ashamed. Well, by golly, I am sensitive! And that’s ok! In fact, it makes me extremely empathetic. And if there is one thing I want to pass on to my boys, it is that if they are sensitive and need help talking about their feeling (I desperately needed help talking about my feelings), I am all ears! I find that books are the easiest way to get them talking about their feelings… to get the ball rolling, if you will. (Btw, my counselor told me they have entire seminars on the importance of helping children talk about their feelings!)

“In My Heart” makes for the sweetest bedtime story moments, and it sure does beat buying them another piece of candy for Valentine’s Day! We have boatloads over here. Oh, and I learned something about myself in this great “book of feelings”– the cure to heartbreak is hope, and I also learned that I feel shy quite a bit. Maybe I’m a shy extrovert.

 

8 Comments

  1. Anne February 1, 2017

    Such a cute post! I love both items you picked for Valentine’s Day! Thank you!!

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    • Carly Lee February 1, 2017

      I’m so glad! Thanks, Anne!

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  2. Yolanda February 1, 2017

    It’s so funny that you posted this today. Just this morning, I was thinking about my daughter, who is also sensitive. My conclusion was that being sensitive can be seen as a weakness, but I think it is actually a great strength because it can make you more understanding of other people’s feelings. It is a good trait to help with becoming a better human.

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    • Carly Lee February 1, 2017

      Your daughter has a good mom. Hugs to you.

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  3. Courtney C February 2, 2017

    I feel like I need to remedially (is that a word?) read this book. 😉

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    • Carly Lee February 3, 2017

      Ha! I love it!

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  4. Allison February 11, 2017

    I ordered the heart hoops from New Refined Basics in 2 sizes. They arrived today and are so cute!! Can’t wait to give one to my mom–her birthday is on Valentine’s Day 💗–and keep one for myself!! Thanks for the great idea!

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    • Carly Lee February 11, 2017

      I’m so glad! Just wait, when you wear them you’ll get a ton of compliments! It’s so fun!

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