Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Flower Garden Scarves for Friends

“How could it be that any knitter could have anything of value to say to crocheters? Didn’t I know that knitters and crocheters are like Sharks and Jets- They don’t get along, they keep off each other’s turf, they break into fights on the playground? Yes, I know, I know.  But have Tony and Maria…

A Love Poem-“The White Porch” by Cathy Song

A week of Valentine’s Treats-Day 6 One of my favorite love poems…   The White Porch by Cathy Song I wrap the blue towel after washing, around the damp weight of hair, bulky as a sleeping cat, and sit out on the porch. Still dripping water, it’ll be dry by supper, by the time the…

Creating Valentine Traditions

“Now in a cottage built of lilacs and laughter, I know the meaning of the words ‘ever after…’” ~Frank Sinatra (Polka Dots and Moonbeams) A week of Valentine’s Treats-Day 5 We have so much fun decorating our house and doing special Valentine’s Day crafts every year, and this year I’ve had a great time sharing…

Two Romantic Dessert Wines

A week of Valentine’s Day treats-Day 3 “Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss within the cup And I’ll not ask for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove’s nectar sup, I would…

Valentine’s Mail Boxes

A week of Valentine’s Treats! “I’m a-gonna wrap myself in paper, I’m gonna daub myself with glue, Stick some stamps on top of my head; I’m gonna mail myself to you. I’m a gonna tie me up in a red string, I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too, I’m a-gonna climb up in my mail box;…

A Week of Valentine Treats

Day 1- Valentine Spa Rituals Cocoa Java Body Polish “If I were a woman, I’d wear coffee as a perfume.” ~John Van Druten This is one of my favorite body treatments, and I invented it 🙂 The rich scents of creamy cocoa and chocolate are pure decadence and are a perfect way to treat yourself…

Giant Cupcake

Q: Why did the cupcake major in hotel and restaurant management? A: It wanted to be a Hostess. I love cupcakes. They’re so cute! I love little tiny ones, regular sized ones that you can display on a cupcake stand with their adorable little papers showing, I love crocheted and knitted cupcakes that aren’t even…

Movie Review-(500) Days of Summer

Mark Webb’s first full feature length film was nothing short of spectacular! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I re-watched it with Jeff over the weekend and he liked it too. Does destiny play a role in who we end up falling in love with? Tom and Summer have different answers to this question.…

My Favorite Valentine’s Things

“Across the gateway to my heart I wrote ‘No thoroughfare’ but love came laughing by and cried: ‘I enter everywhere!’ ” ~Herbert Shipman I was thinking I’d save this post for February 14th and quickly decided it must be sooner! I know that when I’m looking for inspiration for the next holiday I’m looking early.…