Wednesday, January 4, 2012


 A curious thing happened just a couple of hours ago. I was minding my own business, perusing Pinterest (I was supposed to be looking up this recipe), snickering to myself about all of the fitness pins (New Year panic alert!), when I stumbled upon this pin.

Cross my heart, it gave me a homesick feeling.

And I don't even like Chex mix.

It's official: I'm homesick for Valentine's Day.

It's official: I've lost my ever-loving mind.

Something about the pink with the red. I could smell Valentine's day coming nearer. I felt that achy, stomach-pit joy feeling. It can't be explained or proven. You'll just have to take my word for it.

I have a distinct feeling that my V-day celebration will be different this year, mostly because all of my craft supplies and most of my inspiration are currently stacked 3 copy-paper boxes high in the basement.

Or maybe I'll surprise us all.

But just in case my instincts are right, consider this my official announcement that the season of Love is upon us. Cupids, take your posts! Let us all buy at least two packages of those woeful paper doilies that everyone forgets until February! Let us make heart-shaped pancakes! Let us get lost in piles of fiery-hued crayon shavings! Let us unearth our blessed heart punch!

Here are a few of my previous homages to The Singular Day of Warm Winter Swoonery.


And let us not forget, the ill-fated grapefruit garland.

This is why I love you, people. You put up with my nonsense. You make me feel, at least once a year, like a craft-nut.

If you have any interesting, exciting, horrifying or amusing Valentine's stories, I'd love to hear them.

{You still have time to enter the Jeanne Oliver Creatively Made e-course giveaway!}