Rustic Valentine Wreath

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE Rustic Dried Rose 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

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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

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  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

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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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Spread The Love Giveaway!

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I am so excited to join 19 other bloggers in offering a fabulous giveaway to our readers, because…. We LOVE our readers! You make sharing with you so much fun! So, together we're offering this giveaway of $500! You can use this as you wish….a romantic date, a magnificent couples spa day or for one, or that special item you've been wishing for. … [Read more...]

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5 Romantic Desserts for Valentines

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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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