Saturday, February 13, 2010

Simple touches that bless me this Valentine's Day weekend.
A page on the strawberry...nature's valentine by Susan Branch, a gifted artist. Strawberries and hearts...perfect combination.
The festive and colorful Valentine's Day cover of the latest "Southern Living" Magazine. It looks so good displayed on my family room table.

The little "Dora" valentine card, handed to me so proudly by my grandson. He said, "he made it for me." I smile every time I see it.

A beautifully created Dayspring card that I received in the mail. Some cards seem to be made just for me, and this is one of them with the tiny red heart tags and white cups and saucers.

A card purchased on Etsy, designed and created by a gifted lady at cherry' . This was a meaningful gift to me because I appreciate her artistic talents.

Watching this little one and her aunt so seriously and lovingly creating some big cards to give to those she loves. At 2 1/2 years of age, it is her first introduction to Valentine's Day.

The adorable cupcake and heart mug that my daughter received from someone special in her life. Filled with hot chocolate and a dab of light Cool Whip, it just called for me to take a picture.

My favorite pink and white heart marshmellows served in cups of hot chocolate, during the huge winter snowstorm. This along with my new February issue of the" Romantic Homes" magazine...perfect way to pass an hour during a blizzard.
These are a few of the blessings I treasure during this Valentine's Day weekend. I wish you some simple joys for you to treasure this February 14th.


Melanie said...

Lovely pictures for this rainy Saturday morning in FL.
You are so creative. BB recipe looks good, too. Great endorsement from your family! (My boys love BB.)

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love all these feminine pictures. I have most of the books by Susan Branch....They are some of my favorites!!!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Beautiful post Judy!
I so enjoyed this morning!
Have a wonderful Valentine weekend!
With Love from the Cabin,
Claudia O.

Happy@Home said...

What beautiful inspiration for Valentine's Day. They are all lovely photos, but I think my favorite just might be the card your grandson made and gave to you so proudly. How sweet!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeane` said...

What a thoughtful person who ordered that lovely Esty creation must be!!!! ;)
Not as thoughtful as the recipient though. love you,
the one hand wonder

Ashley said...

This post makes me want to go make heart-shaped everything in pink and red! Love it! Valentine's Day is such a pretty holiday to celebrate! Thanks for sharing some of that beauty! Love you Mom!

Sassy Granny ... said...

"Simple joy" at your house is anything but! What a dear collection of Valentine's lovelies


Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thanks for all the bits and pieces of Valentine's inspiration this weekend...from the banana muffins in the previous post to the cards and the 'hearty' hot chocolate over here. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Cottage Cozy said...

Oh thank you for sharing those beautiful and inspiring Valentine "love" eye candy!

Wanda said...

Oh to get a peak into Judy's creative home! WOW! Thanks for the glimpse of wonderfulness (!)!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Happpppppy Valentines Day...hope you are surrounded by those you love and that love you! I have a feeling that is easy to do with your sweet disposition! xoxo, cherry

Country Dreaming said...

Great holiday pictures!



Christine said...

It sure in a celebration at your home! Lots of Love, all around!

Hearts & Hugs

sonja said...

What a beautiful bunch of pictures!
It's the reason we love to browse through magazines, to see the photos that capture the 'heart' of the day.

Happy Valentin'es Day!


Peter and Kim said...

I love that the girls are "creating" the card LEFT handed!! I, too, have a "lefty" daughter! :) ~Kim

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Judy, I love all of things you have shown. Everything is beautiful! I especially love those little teabag tags. I just wrote a post about tags today. I love these so much. I can't wait until next Valentine's Day to make some of these hearts. Soo pretty. Thanks for sharing.


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