Archive for February, 2011

Pinned {February 13, 2011}

Pin·terest (pĭn’trĭst): n. a social catalog to collect and share things you love Pin (pĭn): n. an item you post to a pinboard Pin·board (pĭn·bôrd): n. a visual collection of things you love — Is it OK to fall in love with a ceiling? Pinned here. Found here. The neutral color scheme, the light, the […]

Home Decor

14 Valentine’s: Day 13, Heart Shaped Pasta

For an easy Valentine’s Day decor idea, look no further than heart shaped pasta. I found some at Cost Plus World Market (it doesn’t appear to be available online). Looks cute in a set of vases, no? I like it this way, but I’m certain there are tons of other creative ideas. Leave me a […]

Holiday, Uncategorized

Gotta Love a Good Antique Sale

A big “Antique Sale” banner gets me every time. And I’m so glad today was no different. Check out these great finds. An old window with patterned glass: A milk crate complete with bottles: An an old architectural relic with a gorgeous yellowy-gold pattern: All three for under $80. You know you’ve done well when […]

Home Decor

14 Valentine’s: Day 12, Oprah Knows

“But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who’ll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus” — Oprah Winfrey


14 Valentine’s: Day 11, Easy Dessert

Need a last minute, super easy Valentine’s Day dessert? It’s your lucky day. What you need: 1. Cream Horns 2. Strawberries What you do: 1. Slice the cream horns 2. Slice the strawberries in half. 3. If the strawberries are large, go ahead and cut them in half again. 4. Now, cut a V shaped […]


14 Valentine’s: Day 10, Love on a Stick

Tutorial here.


14 Valentine’s: Day Nine, Give Back

Yesterday I mentioned giving a gift that gives back. Let’s take that one step further with a specific example. Because of my day job, I have a deeper appreciation for how meaningful kid’s art can be. So, Valentine’s Day cards made by kids are right up my alley. With your gift of $20 or more, […]


14 Valentine’s: Day Eight, Go Green

Pink? Red? No, Emily at Live Renewed celebrates Valentine’s Day with green! Em recommends that we: Skip the card Improve someones life with a gift that gives back Give an experience gift Skip the cut flowers and give a live plant Get crafty and give something homemade Read her blog for all the details (and […]


14 Valentine’s: Day Seven, Good Advice

Molly Ford helps you be smarter, prettier and less awkward. Her Valentine’s Day advice: You are selling Valentine’s Day short if you focus on making it only about having one special person. The holiday is also about showing your love to lots of special people in your life (or at least that’s how I celebrate […]

Holiday, Uncategorized

14 Valentine’s: Day Six, For the Mommies

I’m not a mom, but I know one thing….mommy jewelry makes ‘em cry. Have you met Lisa Leonard? She must cause a lot of happy tears. Find this sweet necklace and more on Lisa’s site. Order by February 8 for Valentine’s Day delivery.