Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend. As some of you might know, Chinese New Year began on Saturday (I’m a quarter Chinese in case you were wondering!) and I had two awesome celebrations! One with fam and one with friends…So. Much. Food.

For this week’s Monday Musings, I’m shining all the attention on Valentine’s Day/ Galentine’s Day (Valentines with your gals!). Last year me and my friends went out for a Galentine’s dinner and it was SO much fun. It’s such a great excuse to get together to eat, drink and laugh and we’re definitely carrying on the tradition this year, and I’m sure for years to come!

Whether your spending Valentine’s Day with your S.O., your friends, or doing a mix of both (like me!), here are some awesome things I’ve found around the web inspired by Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.

1) 15 Gorgeous Etsy Gifts to Treat Yourself (or Your Besties) This Valentine’s Day | The Everygirl

If you’re looking to treat yo self this Valentine’s Day, this collection of Etsy products is GOLD. From a silk PJ set, to a coconut soy wax candle, to a custom pet portrait, these gifts are perfect for you and your gals.

2) Galentine’s Day Brunch: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Gal Pals | Celebrations

If you know me, you know I’ll take any excuse for brunch! These brunch ideas are so awesome, especially the raspberry pancakes and strawberry champagne martini. Count. Me. In.

3) 25 Hilarious Valentine’s Day Cards for Every Person in Your Love | Self

These cards are amazing and you’re sure to find one for anyone you need to check off your list this V Day. This article was written last year, but MOST of the cards (except 3 or 4) are still available. Yes, I checked.

4) 20 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas | Love and Marriage Blog

There’s nothing more fun than whipping up a delicious breakfast with your loved one Valentine’s morning! I’m already hungry just looking at these scrumptious options (especially the heart shaped roasted potatoes, chocolate and strawberry waffles, and Nutella filled French toast). YUM.

5) Strawberry Moscow Mules Recipe | Blackberry Babe

Whether you have a romantic night-in planned or are kickin’ it with your gals, this strawberry Moscow mules cocktail recipe should be on repeat all night.

6) The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day | Lauren Conrad

For all my single ladies out there, here are some fun things you can do with your BFFs or on your own for Valentine’s Day. Think: Relaxing pampering session, or a night out with friends to your favourite cocktail spot!

7) Valentine’s Day Dinners to Make at Home | Glitter Guide

I don’t know about you, but I’d always rather stay in than go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are always so crowded and I have so much fun cooking and chilling at home. If you’re in the same boat, take a look at these oh-so-delicious dinner options. I’m especially partial to the Drunken Mussels with crispy bread and the Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto.

8) Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas for Any Date | Jillian Harris

If you know me, you know Jillian Harris is my idol! She’s an all around lifestyle guru, so I’ll take any advice from her, especially when it comes to style! I love the lacey details in her Valentine’s Day outfit choices and the gold accents are divine. I guess you’ll have to click over to her post to see what all the fuss is about 😉

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I’ve rounded up the best treats, food, cards, cocktails and brunch ideas for the romantic holiday! Whether you need cards for your significant other, activities to do for Galentine’s day, or even Etsy gifts to treat yourself, click through to check out this post and save it for others to find too!

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