Marriage is the best thing in my life. When we openly and privately express our love for each other it only serves to strengthen our relationships. When I am actively thinking of ways to tell my husband how much I love him, it makes me love him more. I realize how happy he makes me and I appreciate everything about him. I see things and think, "How can I use that object to tell him I love him?" This makes me think of him all the time. It makes our marriage stronger and it makes us both happier.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Holiday Towels

Last week I bought a quarter yard of Valentine fabric. I matched it to some hand towels. Then I cut the fabric into 3 inch strips, cut the strips about an inch longer than the width of the towels, folded under 1/4th inch on each side and sewed it about 3 inches from the end of the towels. They were very easy to do. I think they turned out rather nicely and they are different than the ready made hand towels you can buy at the store.

Friday, January 28, 2011

This year I started Valentines a little early because I had a great idea. My husband Loves KrispyKreme doughnuts, and they have heart shaped doughnuts so I thought I would do something with them for valentines, but the closest KrispyKreme is in Orem. I was going to drive down to Orem to get them for a surpise, but Craig took me down to Provo yesterday for my birthday, so I really had a hard time justifying driving down when I was just down there yesterday, so I started early.

I gave them to him and I used the doughnuts to spell love, I just printed off the "L" and the "E" on my printer and cut them out. I told him, "I Do-nut know what I would do without your love."

You're my Sweetie Pie

This is my contribution to our annual neighborhood Valentine exchange. I bought Hostess Pies and put notes with it that say, "You're the apple of my eye. I'm so glad you're my Sweetie Pie" or "I love you berry much. I'm so glad you're my sweetie pie". I think when I give it to my husband I will give him a real pie. It's a lot of fun to see all the ideas that other people come up with. Thank you, thank you for all your ideas.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chocolate Puzzle Heart

Baker's Cash & Carry has a cute chocolate mold for a Heart Puzzle. You can put a note with it that says, "You hold a piece of my heart", or, "You complete me", or, "I fall to pieces without you" or "I love you to pieces". If you would rather just buy it ready made, it is available here complete with a gift tag. She has other cute Valentine candy, as well.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Personalized M&M's

A couple of weeks ago, we went to the wedding reception of some friends of ours. They had a candy bar at their reception. One of the candies at the bar was M&M's with their picture on them. They were so cute. Last week, my daughters took their families to Las Vegas. While they were there, they visited the M&M store. Their kids were able to pick out the color of M&M's and choose what they wanted printed on them. Then they got to watch as they were printed. They brought a cup of M&M's personalized just for me and my husband. How sweet was that?! These would be really cute as a gift for your honey or even your kids. This is a movie of my grandkids choosing the M&M's for me.

The people on the M&M's in the picture above are our friends who got married. The rest of the M&M's are the ones my kids got for me. You can order your own M&M's here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Heart Shaped Boiled Egg

What could be more fun for breakfast than a heart shaped egg. I found these molds at Amazon. It comes with a heart mold and a star mold. When I bought mine last week, they cost $3.75. My grandkids love these just to eat. But I think they would be great as a garnish on a salad. I slice square eggs all the time to put on my potatoe salad. But I think this summer, I will start to use the star. The instructions for these are in Japanese. You boil the egg and peel it. While it is still hot, put it in the mold and refrigerate it for 20 minutes. I had to experiment to find the right size egg. Extra large eggs work best in the heart mold. Jumbo eggs work best in the star mold (if you use large eggs in the star mold they look like flowers). There are also instructions on how to make a heart shaped egg without a mold here. I tied it and it works but the plastic molds are much easier.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Old Fashioned Valentine Garland

I have a lot of Victorian calling cards that belonged to my grandmother. They would make really cute valentines, if I only knew how to make them into computer images. (I don't want to use the originals). But, I found this website, The Graphics Fairy, this morning. It has tons of vintage printables, including this cute Valentine Garland. All her stuff is free. She has a lot for Valentines Day as well as other stuff. Go over and check it out.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Valentine Candy Wrappers

Now that the holidays are over it is time to get serious about Valentine's Day. I found these cute candy wrappers over at U Create (the button is on my side bar). They are free through January, then they go on sale at her etsy store.

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