Bon jour, Mon Amis! Since Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away, I thought I'd put together some inspiring ideas, compliments of Better Homes and Gardens.
I don't know about you, but the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Valentine's Day is sweet treats! Anything chocolate, and you can count me in! How about some mini raspberry and white chocolate whoopie pies? Yum-O!
And what would be more romantic for the day than candle light? While this vignette was geared towards Christmas, you could easily swap out the little ornaments for a few fresh flowers tucked here and there. Or maybe a sprinkling of rose petals for some added romance! I really love the idea of turning interesting glassware, and vintage silver pieces, into candles. Notice the vintage jello mold turned candle, how cute is that? I am going to try that one for sure!
What would the day be without a special Valentine card for your loved ones? I rarely buy cards any more, I prefer to make them myself. I thought this one below was so pretty, and a great way to use up bits of scrapbooking paper. Cards don't have to be elaborate to be special!
I also really love the idea of adding goodies to a plain ol' brown paper lunch bag. Make a cute tag by adding foil wrapped chocolate hearts to the tag, and clip it on with a clothespin. How fun for your kids to give to their friends or teachers!
|all photos courtesy of bhg.com|
You can find more great Valentine ideas over at BGH.com, as well as the recipes for the yummy treats that I've shown here.
On a side note, I'm starting to feel alot better, still moving slow, but improving. I'm having some issues going on with leg numbness and a terrible burning sensation in my leg. The dr's office said that a nerve may have been disturbed during surgery. I hope that whatever it is, it's not permanent nerve damage, as it is really freaking me out. I'm going to the dr. tomorrow, so I hope I get some answers! Thank you again for all of your support and prayers, you guys are my life line!