Random Weekly Roundup #20

Some things I've been thinking about this week: fall fashions from NYFW (you can get all your updates on the shows here), my new fave bands Grouplove and MR MS (and how bad I want to see them here), and how much my face is loving my new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (find out how can you get a free trial here). But obviously with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I've also been thinking a lot about love. And what better way to prepare than with an entire Valentine's Day-themed roundup?! Here are a few of my favorite finds to set your heart aflutter...

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1. I love how Sharpie can enhance a thrift store ceramic dish into a charming work of art. This DIY from Hi, Sugarplum! is a clever an easy project- the perfect gift for all of your friends that just got engaged!  |  2. Cookies!? Hearts?! And...Gummy Bears?!!! Yes, yes, and yes! Someone please make these cookies from A Beatuiful Mess for me for Valentine's Day!

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3. I think these DIY Heart Gloves from P.S.- I Made This are the perfect festive way keep warm.  |  4. And all you need are lips and some lipstick to make this glam DIY Lipstick Artwork from Glitter 'n Glue, though the fab frame doesn't hurt.

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5. I love this dainty DIY Chain Heart Ring from Swell Mayde. It would be an awesome DIY/Pinterest party craft for a girl's night.  |  6. And speaking of parties, give any Valentine's-themed fete a dose of charm with these DIY Conversation Heart Balloons from Studio DIY.

Looking for more?...

These literary love quotes from Ruche are perfect for a handmade card, which everyone knows is the best kind of card.
Before you rule out a concrete pendant for your V-Day ensemble, check out this project from Fall for DIY.
Another Sharpie DIY, another great gift idea. Why not try this clever mug DIY, another one from Glitter 'n Glue.
And how amazing does this decadent recipe from Late Afternoon sound? That's my idea of a perfect romantic treat!

And some more from my local girls...

A beautiful little passage on love from Lily at Lucky Star.
Like to give edible treats as gifts? These pink meringue kisses at Lacy Rose xo are a perfect choice.
Some essential tips for planning your Valentine's Day from Amanda at Girl About Columbus.
And if you don't want to binge on sugar for the sake of romance? Try these Chocolate-Covered Cutouts from Taylor Made It Paleo.

Have you ever made a homemade Valentine? Tell about your sweet successes/horrible fails in the comments!

And I hope you all have a week filled with love!

xoxo

Gossip Girl

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