Holiday: Valentine’s Day

ten chocolate sweets for your sweetie

A Week of Valentine Treats ~Valentine Treat 2~ “But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?” ~Marquis De Sevigne (In circa 1677 letter to her daughter.) photograph by Jeffrey Placzek :: 10 Chocolate Sweets for your Sweetie :: Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Flourless…

hearts, paper, scissors

It’s the beginning of our week of Valentine treats! Just like last year, I’ll feature something for you having to do with love, friendship and romance every day for a week. Enjoy… ~Valentine Treat 1~ Homemade Valentines & Envelopes I made my valentines using cream colored card stock for the base and wallpaper hearts from…

Valentine’s Sneak Peek

Here is a little preview of what I’ve been up to… One of my favorite traditions…Decorating for Valentine’s Day! vintage rose tablecloth felt ABC chart remember making Valentine boxes in grade school? This one is decorated with some of my vintage valentines! a silk Chinese Take-out box…soon to be filled with fortune cookies fireplace mantle…fancy…

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…