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Monday, February 9

Love Plans


Love is in the air... And it is ZOOOMING towards Valentine's Day at record speed. And I confess: I have not done much this year in preparation! Not like my dear friend Jodie, who has been a PROLIFIC Valentine's Craft Creator this year, even with three kids three and under. (See her amazingness here, here, and here.) Wow, Jodie!! Someday, I'll get there.

But I HAVE been working on some stuff, and still have a few things left to do...

1. The box above is zooming somewhere in the USA today, but I can't say where until she gets it. Because it is a SECRET! My ELW girls and I are all doing a Valentine's Day craft swap but keeping our recipients secret... So this box is full of goodies for my girl. I'll show you what's inside as soon as she gets it. But a few hints-- it involved machine sewing, hand sewing, melting, squishing, cutting, assembling, typing, and designing. Muahahahaha! How's THAT for cryptic?

2. I need to write a detailed, sweet love letter for my hubs....

3. And because we never got Christmas cards back to the people who sent us one, Joe and I have a date tonight with my paper cutter and sticky squares as we assemble Valentine's Cards with the photo we had planned to send out with the Christmas card. I've got cute paper already purchased, and the photos are printed. We just have to sit down and DO them. And then follow through with ADDRESSING envelopes and STAMPING envelopes and SENDING these dadgum things. :)

4. and perhaps I'll make a batch of Valentine's Cupcakes. Hmm... Raspberry filling, cream cheese icing, sugar crystals on top? Hm.... Gotta work on that!

...And other than that... well, THAT is the extent of my Valentine's Day mojo. Next year, perhaps, we'll do some decorating. And some activities with Noah, who will be two and WAY more into it by then... This year? I am just loving my two loves and enjoying the few things I do find time to make with my hands... and I am simply grateful for my sweet little life.

I LOVE it.

6 comments:

  1. Ooh, you're nice and cryptic! I can't wait to see what's in that box.

    Also, can't wait to see those cards!

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  2. i can't wait to see what's in that box too! it looks SO pretty on the outside!

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  3. The suspense is killing me. I'm not good with surprises!!! Can't you at least tell us what area of the country it's headed to??? Pretty, pretty please???

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  4. I LOVE your post. I also love that I'm not the only one that didn't get Christmas cards out yet. Mine are sitting on top of my microwave where they've been since before Christmas. Will you forgive me if yours comes in a couple of days, even if it has a Christmas tree on it? :) Happy Valentines. You certainly have the right perspective. Love you.

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  5. What a LOVELY post. Is it coming at record speed!!

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  6. I love Valentine's Day...I can't celebrate it with the pomp and circumstance I usually do, this year, but it'll still be a YUMMY night!

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