So this year I had in mind this amazing Valentine’s Day photo session with my husband and kids. I had seen the outfits I wanted to get for all of us, I pinned a million ideas on Pinterest, I had a location in mind, I had spoken to our photographer, everything was super ready!

Well, things don’t always go as planned, and instead of having my amazing photo session, date night with my hubby and our get together with my closest girlfriends and our kids, I ended up in the er with the flu. For the last week and a half, I felt so sick and weak, I don’t even know how I had the strength to take care of a toddler and a very active crawling baby!

I was disappointed and upset that I couldn’t get to do all the things I had in mind for Valentine’s weekend, but then I thought to myself, everything doesn’t have to perfect, life is full of unpredictable things. I was complaining too much and didn’t realize that I have to be thankful for every day of my life! Valentine’s, after all, is just a commercial holiday, I get to demonstrate and receive love every single day of my life! How awesome is that?

And so I got up, spoke to my husband and we brought the party home! We had not been out for almost 2 weeks, so I went to buy some balloons, confetti, decorations… I was ready to have the best party ever with the ones I loved! My daughter was so excited we decided to focus on her (my son is 6 months, so he pretty much doesn’t care lol) and we decorated her room and teepee tent, we ordered the Valentine Bundle  (heart-shaped pizza) from Pizza Hut and we were ready to go!

I wore a tulle skirt I had bought years ago, and only used twice, and a blouse from Abercrombie and Fitch from last year, put on some makeup and kind of did my hair ( I have kids so you know how that goes lol)

Sophia wore a burgundy blouse and a black and gold tutu skirt from Old Navy (Find one similar here and here).

Everything was so perfect! We had so much fun, we watched movies, she had her special time with daddy, her little brother was dozed off most of the time, so it was awesome to spend some mommy and me time with my princess!

I learned a big lesson this Valentine’s Day, I learned that I don’t need the perfect outfit, I don’t need the perfect location, I don’t need to have my hair and makeup on point, my purpose as a blogger is to tell other mothers that it’s ok not to have their life as a mom figured out, nobody does! There’s not a certain standard to follow, so don’t ever compare yourself to others, you are doing the best that you can! It’s ok not to do the dishes, it’s ok to have a messy house, it’s ok to have a neat house, it’s ok if you do your makeup, its ok if you don’t !! Just be yourself <3!  My pictures were not taken by a professional photographer, and that’s ok, my hubby did a wonderful job!  To me, these pictures were taken with love. My make up was not on point and my hair was half done, and that’s ok, the beauty of all is that I got a beautiful moment with my daughter and she will never forget that <3

Hope you guys have an amazing Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day <3


Valerie S.

22 thoughts on “GALENTINE’S DAY

  1. Life happens and at the end when you have a positive attitude everything turns out better than planned. Everyone looks amazing and so happy. We also stayed in and had a great family time with the girls. Love is for everyday.

  2. I have been celebrating Galentines Day with my friends for 6 years and hosting it strong. When I have kids I will have a kiddie version of Galentines like you!

  3. So sorry to hear that you had been unwell but I really hope that you are feeling better now and I am so glad you had a lovely spontaneous Galentines celebration. Plus the heart shaped pizza sounds like the perfect way to end any fun day or evening!

  4. I’m sorry to read that you weren’t feeling well, but congratulations to you and the family for rolling with the punches. From the look of things, you had all the important people with you, which is exactly how it should be. Besides, it will only give you reason to create another opportunity in the near future. Cheers!

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