Rustic Valentine Wreath

Dried Roses I am having fun creating Valentine wreaths this year. I shared with you earlier the Coffee Filter Paper Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath (mouthful!) and a tutorial on how I made it. I have a couple more in the works! Today, I'm sharing a super-easy wreath. Dried Roses on Rustic Grapevine Heart Wreath I just love roses in all forms - … [Read more...]

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Valentine Tablescape

Candlelight and Roses   'We loved with a love that was more than love….' Edgar Allen Poe Sharing wonderful romantic moments over a special Valentine Tablescape is delightful. I think we should find reasons to celebrate like this more often! 'Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will' Setting a Valentines … [Read more...]

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Coffee Filter Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath Tutorial

  I just love making these roses! It's amazing to see the 'rose' develop with each step.  I first made these almost four years ago for my daughter's wedding. My! How time flies.  I have been wanting to make more - just for me. But I delayed…until now. Inspired to make a Valentine home decor post, I had so many ideas … [Read more...]

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The Story of Us

Valentine's Day is special to me. It was on Valentine's Day in 1987 that Dearest asked me to marry him.  Yes, yes…a thousand times yes! My heart rang out - long before that scene was dreamed of in Pride and Prejudice…one of our favorite movies. We were young and excited. We did an unusual thing, we worked together on our … [Read more...]

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5 Romantic Desserts for Valentines

I love the romance of Valentines…. the hearts, the decor, the cards…the time spent with the one you love. I have 5 Romantic Desserts for Valentines - recipes you'll want to try for the one you love. And the dessert…if there's chocolate in the dessert all the better. Chocolate is one of those special ingredients that transforms a recipe, or … [Read more...]

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Gifts of Love

For Valentines, Dearest and I gave each other - Gifts of Love - gifts from the heart. One of our favorite movies is 'The Count of Monte Cristo". The version with James Caviezel as Edmond Dantes. We often share quotes from the movie - several of them I put together in this framed artwork for Dearest to hang in his office at … [Read more...]

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Cake Balls

  The book was smallish. The idea simple. Bake a cake - form it into balls and cover with a white or dark chocolate coating.   You can find a number of delicious recipes and detailed instructions here.Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats Here I have made Wedding Cake, Brownie, Chocolate Buzz, and … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Welcome! I know many of you are still under blankets of snow - I hope all are well. This is my Valentines Tea featuring a beautiful cloche - Dearest chose for me last Christmas On the aged mercury glass cake plate, I placed moss, a sweet white bird and several small, pink, dried rosebuds. I am loving the soft, feminine color and … [Read more...]

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For the Love of Nutella

Did you know that February 5 was 'World Nutella Day'. Hundreds of recipes were submitted and can be found here. Nutella has become very, very popular. It is such a marvelous, delicious treat that can be used in so many ways. One of my favorite treats for myself is a Chocolate Croissant. There's something divine about this French … [Read more...]

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Flowers for Valentines

Caring for Your Bouquet Your Dearest has bought roses for you on Valentines. These blooms come to you on the brink of opening ready to make a spectacular floral display. Like your love, you wish for these blooms to last as long as possible. These blooms have been treated with care and more often than not arrive with a small packet of … [Read more...]

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