Monday, February 13, 2012

love is the only gold.

love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.

Tomorrow is February 14th - Valentine's Day. While there are many quick to point out the commercialization of this particular holiday, I love everything about it. Single or attached has never really mattered to me. I love the idea of romance, candy hearts, and cherishing those you love.

This year, I have a low-key Valentine's Day planned. Watching He's Just Not That Into You, eating far too many candy hearts, and good company. I can't help but be excited! This may be because I am a romantic. There is something so beautiful about the idea of love....which is why girly movies are a must!

Here are some of the pictures that have been inspiring me for Valentine's Day!







I leave you with my favourite poem, Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever,
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle;--
Why not I with thine?

See! the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower would be forgiven,
If it disdained it's brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;--
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

What are your Valentine's plans this year?

xo Shannon

32 comments:

  1. we don't really celebrate v-day but I still love how everywhere you turn you see reds, pinks and hearts! I love the first dress so much!

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  2. Really loved the poem! I also love the idea of romance which is why I write YA Paranormal Romance novels...ha ha! I can create my own world of fake romance. :)

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  3. Aw that little heart printed rose is exceptional! So apropos for Vday!

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    xo-Julie
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  4. Lol I'm really feeling that poem at the moment- it was on the English Literature exam I just took! He's just not that into you is one of my favorite movies for Valentines Day- makes me feel better about perma-singleness:)
    In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm wearing something pink or red to school...other than that, I'm not really celebrating:)
    xoxo

    Ashley

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  5. He's just not that into you has to be one of my favorite movies for sure!

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  6. Lovely photos!
    I have no plans really, I like Valentine's day, I love the romantic idea, but I don't feel the need to celebrate it if I am not in the mood :)

    bisous,
    Mia

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  7. Great selection of photos!
    Happy Valentine´s day
    xoxo


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  8. Beautiful post!!!Happy Valentine´s day♥♥♥
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  9. Love the pictures you´ve chosen :)



    Happy V-Day!

    xx,
    Jacky


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  10. Happy valentines day honey:-

    Not fuss about Valentines but will be cuddling to my honey when he comes in from work&watch why did I get married to *on repeat* or any chickflick films

    <3

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  11. Gorgeous collection of pictures!

    <3 Denise

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  12. Happy Valentine's day shannon! ANd you know what? I really like the movie he's not that into you....so true!

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  13. Beautiful images, I love that first gown! I love valentines day even when I don't have a date! Wishing you a happy low key valentines :)

    xo Gillie

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  14. The red dress and coat are so stunning! :) Just beautiful :) Best wishes from Germany

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  15. Oooh you would love the photo shoot I just did -- same style as these: http://mybeautifuladventures.com/2012/02/01/chicago-day-2-part-2/ & http://mybeautifuladventures.com/2012/01/29/chicago-day-2-part-1/

    LOVE that red dress!

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  16. Hi lovely,
    great Valentine's Day Inspiration!
    Tonight,romantic dinner at home with my love;)
    I absolutely liked the Shelley's poem
    Have a great day:)
    Xoxo
    Mary
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  17. Beautiful photos! Well I didn't have any plans except going to school, tuition then writing a post on my personal blog. It was a normal day :)

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  18. Happy Valentine's Day
    I love your favorite poem, so inspired me
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  19. Usually it's a trip to the museum, dinner and a movie. But this year, my plans are a quiet dinner with wine at home by the fireplace with the hubby.

    Make sure that everyday (especially today) you tell the ones you care for and appreciate how much you love them. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I Luv Ya ;) ~Chanel

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  20. Love that fabulous red gown! I didn't end up celebrating valentine's day but hope you had a lovely one.

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  21. Whoa is that flower edible, I really want to gobble it up now. :) Great selections for the hearts day. Would really love to save some verse of that poem. Lovely. Happy V-Day!
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  22. The White rose with the hearts makes me want a dress with that same print! You always have the most inspiring photos :)

    Happy Valentines day!
    ♥Meowwzie♥

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  23. Beautiful pictures! I hope you had a great day! I am also quite romantic. Kisses! <3<3

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  24. my valentine was not so good :(
    but yeah, I still can blogging. hehehe

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  25. Hope you had a wonderful valentines day doll!

    xo, H
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  26. great photos and love the poem as the finishing touch! hope you enjoyed your v-day with a fun movie and candy! X
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  27. great post and gorgeous colors hope you enjoyed your valentine's day!

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  28. love all the photos!

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