I'm a big lover of Valentine's day. I love the level of cheese, I love businessmen carrying roses on the way home, I love gooey eyed couples and I love the fact Magic Radio (I wasn't listening, promise) plays some crazy love tunes all day on the 14th. But when I was contacted by the lovely girls at Boohoo.com a couple of weeks ago (along with four other amazing bloggers), asking to #sharethelove alongside their new campaign I jumped at the chance- and loved the thought of making Valentine's a little more special and not just about said soppy romance.

By giving each of us the kind gift of £200 each to do some lovely things with, we were asked to be as inventive as we liked- and after spending a while deliberating what it should go towards (I completely adore how FFG chose to spend it on the animals at Battersea Cats and Dogs home- such an incredible cause), I opted on spending it on those that mean the most to me, and certainly deserve a little treat and love sharing.
IMG_0261p IMG_0282p IMG_0292p IMG_0294p My first thought was to take my mum and nan out for lunch. I can't put in to words how special these ladies are to me, and how much they do for me on a day to day basis (with my nan's hilarious sense of humour brightening up a grey day instantly)- so giving a little back and treating them to a slap up meal (along with a couple of treats from their lovely gift shop) seemed the perfect option. My mum is one of the most hard working and admirable people in my life, she works tirelessly seven days a week- and is without a doubt the most selfless and kind woman I have ever met- so being able to do something like this is just a small way of saying thank you, and how truly grateful I am for everything she does. IMG_0269p IMG_0274p
I also treated another special lady in my life; my best friend Gemma. Having been solid (SOL-EED) pals with this girl since the ripe old age of 11, she has been there for me through thick and thin (and my helmet hair phase) and I could not ask for a better partner in crime- and I'm pretty sure I don't thank her half as much as I should for being the best friend a girl could have. So, I hopped to Topshop and made up a parcel of a few things I think she'd love (including an appropriate chocolate treat) and filled a cheesy card with a few heart-felt words (soz for gettin' deep Gem)... IMG_0435p IMG_0425 IMG_0432p IMG_0420p
Now, that sure ain't it. I wanted the money to go as far as possible, so have split this post into two parts- the second which will be posted next week and filled with a few more love sharing endeavours. Until then check out Boohoo's hashtag #sharethelove for some belated Valentine's goodness.

x
I'm a big lover of Valentine's day. I love the level of cheese, I love businessmen carrying roses on the way home, I love gooey eyed couples and I love the fact Magic Radio (I wasn't listening, promise) plays some crazy love tunes all day on the 14th. But when I was contacted by the lovely girls at Boohoo.com a couple of weeks ago (along with four other amazing bloggers), asking to #sharethelove alongside their new campaign I jumped at the chance- and loved the thought of making Valentine's a little more special and not just about said soppy romance.

By giving each of us the kind gift of £200 each to do some lovely things with, we were asked to be as inventive as we liked- and after spending a while deliberating what it should go towards (I completely adore how FFG chose to spend it on the animals at Battersea Cats and Dogs home- such an incredible cause), I opted on spending it on those that mean the most to me, and certainly deserve a little treat and love sharing.
IMG_0261p IMG_0282p IMG_0292p IMG_0294p My first thought was to take my mum and nan out for lunch. I can't put in to words how special these ladies are to me, and how much they do for me on a day to day basis (with my nan's hilarious sense of humour brightening up a grey day instantly)- so giving a little back and treating them to a slap up meal (along with a couple of treats from their lovely gift shop) seemed the perfect option. My mum is one of the most hard working and admirable people in my life, she works tirelessly seven days a week- and is without a doubt the most selfless and kind woman I have ever met- so being able to do something like this is just a small way of saying thank you, and how truly grateful I am for everything she does. IMG_0269p IMG_0274p
I also treated another special lady in my life; my best friend Gemma. Having been solid (SOL-EED) pals with this girl since the ripe old age of 11, she has been there for me through thick and thin (and my helmet hair phase) and I could not ask for a better partner in crime- and I'm pretty sure I don't thank her half as much as I should for being the best friend a girl could have. So, I hopped to Topshop and made up a parcel of a few things I think she'd love (including an appropriate chocolate treat) and filled a cheesy card with a few heart-felt words (soz for gettin' deep Gem)... IMG_0435p IMG_0425 IMG_0432p IMG_0420p
Now, that sure ain't it. I wanted the money to go as far as possible, so have split this post into two parts- the second which will be posted next week and filled with a few more love sharing endeavours. Until then check out Boohoo's hashtag #sharethelove for some belated Valentine's goodness.

x

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, I envy you so much!

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  2. Liv, I don't know why, but I'm actually getting emotional reading this post - YOU'RE SO LOVELY. Loving the (subliminal?) girl power message, and your mum and nan look fab <3 xxx

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  3. Oh, that sounded like a lovely way to spend £200. Reckon they should invent another day for the other special people in our life.

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  4. your mum and nan are the cutest and that slap up meal looks delish, sounds like you have some amazing people in you life you lucky thing :) ox

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  5. That's such a lovely idea, both on yours & Boohoo's parts!
    xc

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  6. This is so lovely. Cant wait to read the second half!

    - Keyta

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  7. This is so sweet and kind, I love that you treated your friend and family. I often feel that we don't show or tell the people in our lives how grateful we are for them being there, or how much we appreciate them, so I absolutely loved this post :)

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  8. so pretty! love the photos and adore the brunch pictures. yummy!
    kw ladies in navy

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  9. So sweet! What a beautiful idea.
    Can't wait to see what other wonderful things you did to share the love ;)

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  10. You're such an angel Liv! Beautiful x

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  11. I found your blog and i'm in love with him ! So sweet !
    I'm following you now :)
    xoxo

    Priscila
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  12. love this <3

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  13. My sentiments exactly on Valentine's Day. I kinda love how cheesy it is, makes my heart melt. Love the photos & it looks like you had a sweet brunch.

    -Susan

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  14. What a sweet post! I love how close you are to your mom and grandma :)

    xo Jennifer

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  15. This is absolutely lovely, so cute! I love the way you spent the money!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  16. This seems like such a great opportunity, and I love the picks for your friendxx


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  17. I love this post, it's so sweet. I'm also enjoying the food haha it's making me hungry!

    Great post! :D

    XO
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  18. What a sweet idea! Your pictures are always the lovliest too. L x

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  19. aww so cute!

    Francesca xo
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  20. What a lovely way to spend your money, my mum and nan mean so much to me too so I love that you took them out for a slap up meal. My best pal is called Gemma too!

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  21. I also love Valentine's day <3
    It seems like you had awesome time <3
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  22. Lovely, such a nice post. The photos are so cute!I think its great you decided to treat the ladies in your life :) xxx

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  23. Aw this is so cute! The egg card is adorable x

    The January Girl ♥

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  24. So cute!
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    S xx

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  25. Great photos, looking forward to reading your next post, you really have got your moneys worth out of the £200!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  26. all your photos are always so amazing xxx

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  27. As sympathetic post. (:

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  28. What an interesting campaign, love how you chose to spend this half of it! xx

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  29. Aww this is so lovely, the salmon looks so yummy too! X

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  30. What a lovely post! Sounds like you had a great day :D I bet your Mam, Gran and friend really appreciated it :D xx

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  31. I love this post! So adorable. My nan is my best friend and a little bit of quality time with family is heavenly, just like the gift shop of anywhere! There is always a treasure to be found!
    great blog.
    Jessica Xx

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  32. Oh this is so very lovely, I hope you all had amazing days you lovely people!

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  33. Oh that's such a sweet way to spend it, I bet your mum, nan and best friend felt super privileged! :)
    -Deenie x

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  34. Such a lovely post Olivia, looking forward to the second part :)

    Eda x

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  35. aww lovely photos! sweet post x

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  36. Oh thats so sweet :) Can't wait to see the next post!

    So lovely to meet you at LFW

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  37. That is the lovliest lovliest post Liv!!! You are very kind, and they are all extra lucky ducks for having you around too ;) xxxx

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  38. lovely!

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  39. Your mother and your grandmother look alike so much ^^

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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  40. Such a lovely lovely post! Looking forward to part 2! xo

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