Have you ever heard of love languages? I’ve always heard people (especially bloggers) discuss the way they need to be loved whether it is actions, touch, words, gifts or quality time. I never quite knew how to peg myself down which is bothersome for someone as obsessed with self knowledge as myself (don’t even get me started on my Myers Briggs compulsive craze). At the end of the day I need quality time, pretty things and witty words. Words of affirmation come before gifts hands down in my book but little tokens of love are always appreciated too. Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have to admit my Valentine’s Day was the best I have ever experienced (it combined pretty things, witty words and quality time…does it even get better?!) Even though we just celebrated a holiday dedicated to displaying your affection I am a firm believer that we should show those we care about that we love them ALL year long. A handwritten note just to say “Happy Monday”, a bouquet of flowers, a surprise night out to dinner, or maybe a pretty set of pearls (wink wink) goes a long way anytime of year. In fact I think spontaneous “just because” presents are the most romantic. Surprises always sweep me off my feet.
Love is about the little moments between the grand romantic gestures don’t you think? Big orchestrated events certainly can make you feel special and noticed but they aren’t what matter most. Falling in love is all about the small things: the times falling asleep laughing in each other’s arms or comforting one another while you cry…it’s the raw emotion that means the most. I love pearls because they are so classy, so timeless and so understated. You can throw on pearls with a sweater and jeans or with a little black dress for a fancy night out (fingers crossed that my pearls will be making an appearance at Cinderella the musical this weekend). I want a love story that is unforgettable but not because it’s showy or flashy. I don’t want to be wooed with fancy cars or over the top gifts-I want to be wooed with the moments that don’t matter to anyone but the two of us. I want to be wooed with genuine affection. I want a timeless love that is extraordinary during the “Cinderella Moments” at fancy balls and in exotic places but I also want my love story to feel magical when we decide to grab coffee before heading to work or when we spend Monday evening working out and binge eating from the Whole Foods hot bar. I want a versatile love because to me real love means being able to find the magic & enchantment in every day life. Real love is sort of like pearls no? Real love makes the special events even more magical but somehow makes the ordinary extraordinary too!
Without further ado I would like to share a little bit more belated Valentine’s Day festivity with you! I am always a fan of Erin’s Blogmopolitan quizzes and was SO excited when she introduced her Valentine’s Day Edition. Although I am SO late I still thought it would be fun to share my answers. Love is in the air around The Fairy Princess Diaries lately (and I’m not sorry about it although I understand if you want to excuse yourself to go vom).
Are you obsessed with pearls? How do you typically wear them? Do you know what your love language is?
P.S. This post was sponsored by The Pearl Source however all opinions are completely my own and I really truly do believe love should be a lot like pearls (: <3
Photo Credit: Amanda O’neill (check out her website it’s like sunshine and sprinkles got together and had a party).
P.S. Again! I finally created a Facebook page for my blog 2 years into it (can you tell I sort of hate self promotion?). Please go like it if you feel so inclined so I don’t feel so lonely over there. Thanks for all of your love and support my pretties!