Hi friends! It's been too long. Life has been full lately! I turned 35 a few weeks ago. Then went to sunny LA for work a couple of times. Though I didn't have any play time it was fun to be surrounded by so much gorgeous vegetation. I flew down with my food stylist friend, Jenni, and we stayed in a lovely little guesthouse in Venice. I can't wait to get back to LA for a real vacation! Since my job does involve a lot of shopping, I was able to visit some nice shops including, Surfas, H.D. Buttercup and Rolling Greens Nursery. I highly recommend all these places. I was able to sneak away to dinner one night with the lovely Peggy Wong and it was great to finally meet her! I also ran into Joanna Goddard in the grocery store. Haha! I love blog friends. You can see more of my trip on Instagram. It's nice to be back home now, especially since Portland is showing some sunshine!
I love the feeling of being in love with someone. It doesn't have to be romantic. I fall in love with my nieces, my nephews, random strangers, old friends and new friends all the time. That's why I enjoy Valentine's Day! It's fun to have an excuse to show people they are great and you like having them in your life. Also, this quote about love from Christopher Owens is pretty great.
...love is something you can make, too, and you don't have to get it back from somebody. I can just love the hell out of someone, and it's just as rewarding as if someone was very much into me. Like, I love Gene Kelly, and I can watch him on DVD whenever I feel like it. It's a wonderful thing in my life and it's real love.
So many people wait around for love to be found for them, for somebody to say, "I love you." But sometimes it's just as much fun to love somebody that doesn't even think about you or talk to you: She doesn't have to love you back, you can just think she's neat, and that's fine.
On that note, Here are my favorite posts about love and Valentine's Day! xo
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