Today has been absolutely beautiful and it has everything to do with Valentine's Day. The past couple of weeks have been stressful due to me approaching the end of two online [school] courses. I'm almost done with my Fashion Merchandising degree so as you can imagine, my school and Sallie Mae have been sending me "lovely" reminders about that. It is enough to drive anyone over the edge and I told myself that enough is enough. A serious spoiling/pamper was needed and what better day to do that than on Valentine's Day? Yes, typically Valentine's Day is mainly centered around couples showing their appreciation for one another but who says that you can't shower yourself with affection too?


The first thing that I did was pay the nail salon a much needed visit since I was way overdue for a fill-in. Since I went early, it was not as crowded and I let myself relax the entire time that I was there. Although I know that Spring is swiftly approaching, I wanted to be cliche for Valentine's Day so I chose this gorgeous shade of red:

The second thing that I did was pick up a couple of cards for my parents.


Lastly, I stopped by Olive Garden to pick up an updated version of my absolute favorite dishes, Stuffed Chicken Marsala. I headed home, poured myself a glass of wine and dug in.


Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a nice setting! I never knew how beautiful tulips were until today! 

Stuffed Chicken Marsala w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushrooms

I am currently stuffed and ready for a lazy nap lol. I should mention that this day wouldn't be complete without also taking advantage of President's Day sales! 

I hope that you have an absolutely amazing and love filled Valentine's Day!