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…

Inspiration in a Coffee Cup

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ~James Michener I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. About twenty years ago I had a can of the stuff that I kept in my freezer so I could offer it to guests, but other than that my…