Sweetheart Table

Are you feeling the love around here yet? Valentine’s Day is getting closer and closer. Have you made your plans yet? We don’t ever plan anything to elaborate for Valentine’s Day, but we do like to carve out a little time to slow down and commemorate our love. Do you know what that does not include? Fighting huge crowds to sit in a noisy restaurant to be served by an overworked waiter. We did that once or twice while we were dating. We waited a couple of hours for a decent Italian meal only to be hurried out so they could quickly bus the table and seat the next lovestruck couple. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Our typical Valentine’s Day now is spent quietly at home. We stay busy all week with our jobs, freelance work, keeping the house afloat, church stuff, friend stuff, family stuff…..whew! Sometimes it’s just nice to plan an evening without the craziness and enjoy the quiet comforts of our own home. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Our happy heart day tradition is takeout. Oh, glorious takeout. All the tastiness of our favorite restaurants, none of the crowds or craziness. More importantly, none of the cooking. {holla!}. You can’t just eat straight out of the take out containers, though. Not on the day of love! 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Pull out your “fancy dishes”, whatever those may be. Grab some grocery store flowers and light a candle or two. Use this day as an excuse to slow down. Don’t think about whether this day is just commercial or now. Forget about your to-do list. Take some time to just be with the one you love. Remember why you fell in love in the first place. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Aside from the $4 bouquet of flowers from Kroger, I already had everything on hand for this table setting. I just shopped my house and mixed and matched. 

 Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. It’s easy for us to do this now. We’re enjoying this time with just the two of us while we can. For those of you with Littles, you may have to be more intentional about carving out time. Maybe you need to wait until after the kiddos’ bedtime for a dessert date. That’s ok. Just make time for each other. It doesn’t even have to be a lot of time. You’ll be glad you did! 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? Do you prefer to go out or stay in? 

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