All For Love: Sweet Valentine’s

January 30, 2012

Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Ours felt very long and leisurely, as the kids were off school on Friday and Brad happened to have the day off as well. Our youngest came down with the dreaded stomach flu on Saturday (always a joy) but I’m feeling very thankful that it didn’t last long and seems to have skipped the rest of us…for now anyway! After a lot of thought, Rachel and I also came to a big decision to not to move forward with our plans for a Spring market. We know that a lot of our vendors and customers will be disappointed but it just wasn’t the right time for us, especially with Rachel’s big move coming up. Instead, we’re going to put our focus onto a few changes around our blog and we’ll be investing a lot more time into our poor neglected Etsy shop, not to mention stepping away from our computers a bit more and zoning in on our family lives. We’re not closing the door on hosting future handmade and vintage markets, just taking a little breather until we adjust to the changes ahead.


My middle daughter, Sadie, has a birthday just a few days before Valentine’s Day and, lucky for her, there are always a plethora of pink hearts and other festive goodies available to help us decorate each year. This year, she asked to have a tea party with some of her little friends and we’ve been looking for some creative crafts to make and give each guest instead of the usual dollar store filled goody bags. Here are some sweet Valentine’s that could also double as party favours…

Oh Happy Day

The Farm Chicks

Needle & Nest

Twig & Thistle

Eighteen 25

Looking for the perfect card to give your lover? Here are just a handful of my favourites…my 8 year old son couldn’t stop laughing at the first wooden brooch!

Havok Designs

1. Hello Lucky! 2. Ashley PahlHello Lucky!

1. Eva Juliet 2. Letter Happy

The Sweetest Occasion

I don’t generally go too crazy decorating for Valentine’s Day but I do like to send some sweet treats along with each of the kids to their classrooms and I think these arrow cupcake toppers are beyond adorable! Do you have any DIY projects in the works for your kids or to give the one you love? Please share and have a great week!


1 jessica { 01.30.12 at 2:43 am }

what a sweet inspiration!!I love cupido’s muffins!
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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 01.30.12 at 7:48 am }

Sometimes I think change is good, and taking a step back sometimes just to breathe and regroup is as important if not more important that always moving forward. I’m really excited to see some new additions to your etsy shop and to see what changes you have in store for the blog!

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3 Lily and Rachel { 01.30.12 at 10:45 am }

Thanks Ana…we agree! It’s tempting to keep barreling ahead with all of our ideas but we need to focus on what’s most important in the long run. And family always comes first :)

4 Jaclyn Bishop { 01.30.12 at 7:59 am }

I am making this little number this week, sometimes pennant banners are over used but this gem is DARLING!

5 janis- pinecone camp { 01.30.12 at 2:47 pm }

I think it’s fantastic that you ladies aren’t putting heaps of pressure on yourselves. Stepping away from the computer is a lovely thought too ;)
As for Valentine’s Day, I’ve never really gotten into it. I know, I’m odd.I do love those heart brownies though. Pretty adorable.
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6 Lily and Rachel { 01.30.12 at 11:36 pm }

Well, we’ll see how the easing off the computer goes! I have a feeling we might already have started brainstorming our next project too…it’s funny how life works sometimes! We’ll keep you posted Janice ;)

7 The Simply Inspired Home { 01.30.12 at 4:12 pm }

Your markets have been so great! But all in the right timing right? Funny, I had someone comment on my blog today as they were in the background of a photo that Darryl took tht day!

I love all the yummy images you chose for V-day!


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8 Lily and Rachel { 01.30.12 at 11:37 pm }

Thanks Jodi! Yes, timing is everything but sometimes the timing isn’t up to us…when one door closes a window often opens! Already thinking ahead :)

9 Raggygirlvintage { 01.30.12 at 8:32 pm }

The kraft paper owls are my favorite hands down!!

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11 Eden { 01.31.12 at 11:37 pm }

These ideas for gifts are lovely (and not tacky!).
— Eden

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