St. Valentine’s Day, while a sweet notion in theory, is one of those holidays that seems a little overrated to me.  It may be that, like New Year’s Eve, there’s too much pressure to outdo the previous celebration.  I know this perspective will irritate some, but my take is we should treat the significant other(s) in our life (Mr. B, for me) with thoughtfulness, love, and the occasional unexpected treat, almost every day!

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

{Can you guess what year we were married?  Check the flowers in my hair}

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy bringing out a few hearts during the first 2 weeks of February and buying those darling pink, white and red m&m’s every year!  Don’t get me started on other sweets that are symbolic of the holiday…I’m really trying to eat healthy food in 2015. 🙂

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

So, since my passion (aside from my passion for Mr. B) runs in the home decor arena most of the time, I thought I’d share rooms that exude a romantic vibe (at least to me).

Candlelight is romantic.  I love the glow and use it all the time, even when it’s just the two of us.

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Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

Garden, Home and Party:  Romance at Home{for the love of a house ~ Joan recently did a post on using candles}

Lighting certainly plays a part in the romantic feel of a home, mood lighting as it’s referred to, can evoke a sense of comfort and what’s romance without comfort?!

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

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Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

{Furlow Gatewood ~ Veranda}

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

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A fire in the fireplace is always romantic with the added bonus of keeping you toasty if you live in a part of the world that is experiencing winter right now!

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home

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A nice meal, whether it’s just the two of you or you’ve invited a few good friends to join the fun, can be romantic. We’ve been invited to a small (4 couples) dinner party on the big day and we’re really looking forward to it. {Thank you Barry and Carol}

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In conclusion, one of the most romantic, charming cottages I’ve ever found gracing the pages of a magazine, Randy Boyd’s Laguna Beach home

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Will you be romancing the one you love at home this year?

Garden, Home and Party: Romance at Home