The Power of Love

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Pssst you guys! Valentine’s Day is coming up in just two weeks. Do you have any surprises planned? Are you dreaming of a romantic getaway? Have you dropped a few hints yet? Do you love getting roses or does something else, like a potted flower tickle your fancy?

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What about a heart-filled box of chocolates? Do you love chocolates? Me toooooo! “I have had enough chocolate”…said no one ever!

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I remember shoeboxes decorated in pink and red construction paper and doilies and having a slit in the top. I remember watching the other kids in my grade school classroom file by and give me a Valentine. It was wonderful. Remember how much care we took to sign our names and pick just the right little Valentine from the package for each of our classmates?

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What memories do you have of childhood Valentine’s Day?

I always get in the mood to create something in early February. Perhaps it’s a wonderful dinner for my husband, or sending a special care package to a loved one, far away. I love the idea of surprising a friend with a simple card and gift that shows him or her how much I care. I love the chocolate roses I see the children carrying in to school to give to their teacher.

Okay. I admit it. I am a fool for love! Totally and completely addicted to love. The power of love is definitely amazing and totally astounding. It truly is what makes the world go ‘round!

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I thought it might be nice to share some pictures of romantic getaways…the kind we can probably all fit in the budget with a little ingenuity and creativity. These pictures were taken this week at one of the large retail markets I visited. Note the fluffy pillows, the soft draping fabric in gorgeous pale tones. Look at the simplicity of having just one beautiful plant in the room. See how, to be honest, just making our beds of a morning can be oh, so inviting in the evening.

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Don’t ya just want to curl up with a magazine or a good book in one of these luscious beds? What struck me when I saw these displays was not the cost and newness and latest fashions, but instead it was the idea that a simple change of bedding…even just the sheets…can create an oasis of serenity and calm. Keep it simple this Valentine’s Day. 2015 is turning out to be all about comfort, nesting and romantic simplicity. Just look how romantic and comfy these beds look! But, keep in mind, achieving the look does NOT mean we break the bank and go out and buy a whole new bedroom set or bed cover.

Switching things up and adding a touch of red or pink or white to remind you of love, can be all it takes. The “warm fuzzies” can be as easy as pulling out a treasured blanket your grandmother crocheted. Imagine yourself wrapped in it and thinking about all the love it still holds. What about buying your family each a new and crisp, clean, pillow, tied with a large red ribbon?

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Valentine’s Day can be as sweet and easy as a cup of warm hot chocolate at bedtime, cherishing the aroma…or…taking that bubble bath with a new candle burning and then painting your toes red. It can be a fresh tube of red lipstick or a spritz of a new fragrance. Pull out the red scarf, and if you don’t have one, maybe treat yourself to one. You deserve to pamper yourself on Valentine’s Day.

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LTD 7 has many items available that might warm your hearts and those you love. Come in and check out our selections and gorgeous displays sure to please.

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Here are a few gift ideas…to name just a few:

A nice throw blanket…

Or a soft pillow in a favorite color…

A wonderful bar of scented soap…

A plaque…

A scarf…

A picture frame…

A candle in a new scent or a favorite one…

Some jewelry for you and a loved one…

A dozen cupcakes to pass on, instead of just one.

The possibilities are endless and this week at LTD 7 we will have jewelry and candles at 20% off.. to those that mention they saw the announcement on the blog.  Be sure to stop by for those trinkets and baubles and lovies and sweets that you need. We gotta whole lotta love inside our doors, just waiting for you! In order to get the discount,

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. We love you! XOXO

Living the Dream,

Lynne

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