Valentine’s Day

victorian-valentines-two-cherubs-roses-and-heartSo we have a week before chocolate finds it’s way into our home and our palates! I asked my husband to please not bring home chocolates this year I’m trying so hard not give up on the diet, It’s Thursday and I’ve started the regime four times this week alone! I know, my track record doesn’t seem promising but I’m hanging in there!

So, the “Love of my life” asked ….”If no candy then what?”…….hmmmmm, well I guess I need to leave him a few clues…..

First there is Chocolate that I could have tons of and never break with my diet! Chocolate diamonds!

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If jewelry is not on the list…sigh……then think non-traditional things! I love what Pottery Barn  has on its site for V-Day…..and there are a lot of “Sales” on PB right now……

Here are some of my favorites…..

Pillows! can’t get enough…….

Sentiment Ivory Lumbar Pillow Cover

Let's Get Cozy Pillow Cover

Throws…..

Cozy Cable Knit Throw

Faux Fur Throw - Caramel Ombre

Monogrammable Throw

Cupcake Stand & Beautiful tableware…

XOXO Cupcake Stand

XOXO Cupcake Stand

Cambria Dinnerware - Red

Hint……These might be great DIY Idea’s…….

              

              

And I love this idea – the “We Did” wall art…..

“We Did – Heart & Arrow” Personalized Framed Print

And of course anything from Williams Sonoma….and I do mean anything!

         Le Creuset Stoneware

           

Hungry?………Let’s see what we can rustle up for this special day…….Again, I head to Williams-Sonoma for special day recipes….

This is my menu for V-Day…….

Rib-Eye Steak with Pan Jus

Garlic-Thyme Smashed Potatoes

Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

                     

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

Chocolate Pots de Crème

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail  

And what about flowers? Well, roses are the most beautiful flower….but bouquets are expensive and after several days they fade and die; why not buy her several plants that the two of you can plant together in the Spring.  Now your garden will be a constant memory of a very special day back when snow covered the ground!

Rose Flower Pictures    <b>Roses</b> <b>roses</b>   <b>Roses</b>

And the card….well, I’m saving the five dollars that cards cost now a days and making mine…….

I got these idea’s from Better homes & Gardens…..so more memorable……

Valentine's Day Scratch-Off Hearts Card   Heart Cutout Card   Two Hearts Card

Well, I hope this has helped spark your imagination, Valentine’s Day is about showing how much you care not how much you spend….so get moving you have one week!

 

Country Hugs,

Lois

 

 

 

 

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