This piece was previously published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons, candy,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?
I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are. Pssst. Last year I made homemade Valentines. I didn't buy them at the Dollar Tree. Or Wal-Mart. I made them. From scratch. Why do I whisper? Because I don't want you to think I am… Continue reading Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About
Today's prompt- How did this Valentine's Day compare to last year's?Translation- did your husband screw up worse than last year?? Come on. We all know that is what the person who made this prompt up was thinking. I was the only one who had the guts to say it. Oh, wait. I am the… Continue reading So, How Did HE Do? NaBloPoMo # 15
Today's prompt- How do you feel about Valentines Day? So I am kinda getting tired of this whole thing. Especially the Valentines questions. It's making Valentines so not as much fun for me this year. Seriously. And it's kind of a vague question, don't you think? How do I feel about WHAT? Valentines? The idea behind it?… Continue reading I Dunno Universe, How Do WE Feel About Valentines?? NaBloPoMo #14
Today's prompt- What is your favorite Valentine's candy? Just one? That is silly. No one has just one favorite when it comes to candy. I am not ashamed to say that I thought longer and harder on this post than any of the other prompts. Maybe it's because I am on a perpetual diet. Maybe it's… Continue reading Picking a Fave Candy Is Like Picking a Fave Child- NaBloPoMo # 12
Prompt today- What is the ideal Valentines Day celebration? Valentine's day is so much different when you have kids. Scratch that. Valentine's day is so much different when you are married. There may have been a few Valentine Days that were ruined because "someone" may or may not have forgotten to buy "someone" flowers. Or a card.… Continue reading Ideal Valentines Day? Hmmm…Can You Do My Laundry?? NaBloPoMo # 11
I had found these adorable Valentine's on Pinterest a while back and then I went to the blog where I pinned it from here. It turns out that she got the idea from an Etsy shop, but the link she provided didn't lead to anything. So I went to Etsy and searched for Valentine +… Continue reading There’s Something Fishy About These Valentines. Get It? Fishy?