Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day- Simple and Sweet
We’ve all seen it and have said it. Valentine’s Day is just another holiday for the rich to become richer and the poor poorer. A day for spending to much money on flowers that will die, candy that will melt in your mouth on the way to your hips, and teddy bears that are darn cute but end up being another dust collector. Don’t get me wrong at one point in time those money eating gifts were very welcome. There were times when I’d walk into my office after lunch and find 2 dozen roses, a teddy and box of chocolate. I would get all mushy etc. Not to mention how it was fun watching all the jealous on lookers!! But really I think back now on the $$$ spent and wonder why I didn’t ask for the receipt so I could return them.
Every year . . . 2 weeks before V-Day I’d say to the hubby, don’t buy me flowers, candy or a teddy. I always felt ungrateful for saying those things, but $300 looks better on my shoulder with the word Coach on it? HA! kidding. He finally got it and that’s when our Valentine’s Days became simple and sweet.
Valentine’s Day should be Simple and Sweet, a little scribbled note left on his desk, little sticky note heart on the bathroom door. Lipstick love yous on the bathroom mirrors and don’t forget to put a little heart on the sliding glass door of your shower. A love note in his lunch box, laptop bag, or even on his laptop screen. Those are the things that mean something. Yes I say his, but this goes for you guys too! Simple and sweet, trust me a little note saying I love you, or a little saying that only you two share is more powerful than that dozen roses.
I’ve made many homemade cards, photo frames and cute little coupon books for all the holidays. It feels good to see your love enjoying something you’ve made with your hands. This year was no different, I guess I am a mushy romantic and love being in love. I’ve always said when I love someone I do it with all I have. That’s the way love is supposed to be right? Not to long ago I lost myself and forgot what love meant. (that’s for another day though) Back to Simple and Sweet.
Here’s how we started our Valentine’s day off at that McConnell household.
5:00am alarm goes off…. (30 minutes earlier than normal) *dead asleep* I hit the snooze button. 5:15 am *buzzzzzz buzzzz* damn alarm again … annoyed because the alarm was going off again and so damn earlier. I peek out the corner of my eye and see 5:15am, why in sam’s hill was I getting up so early? Then it hits me, *slaps self* it’s Valentine’s Day you’ve got to get up or you won’t be ready on time. Rolling out of bed *shhh I do that sometimes*, HA! no not because I have to roll out of bed, but it’s my way of saying “ugggh, ok … ok… I am getting up” anyways back to the Simple and Sweet.
I wanted to start our day off with a little treat, a little bit of love and send him off to work knowing I care. So I baked cinnamon buns, set the table for love, added a couple “handmade” gifts and viola a Valentine’s Day morning set for a king (we’ll you know what I mean)
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I am crafty not a photographer. (disregard the glare)
I made the black book in a recent product review, (which includes, our wedding song, poems I’ve given him over the years, little things that only him and I share) the little glass red rose has a meaning see it here. The picture was from our wedding day March 27, 2007. Valentine’s M&M’s (his favorite candy was the most expensive thing on the table, well if you don’t include the wedding )
** The little glass red rose, brown I love you book, and the two vases were bought from the dollar store.
This is only the start of our Simple and Sweet Valentine’s Day, I’ll share the rest of our day later.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!
Love is simple and sweet . . .
In conjunction with YouTube Tuesday; a tradition started by Josh at It’s Tiger Time, below is my contribution. If you have a video you’d like to share go leave it on Josh’s linky link up.
Amazed – my wedding song