This year I decided to do a crafty package for my Valentine girlie. In addition to a candle, heart-shaped Peeps, cushy Valentine hand towels, a night light, and a sports bra, I made her pretty bunting, one that she can use whenever. It's about as sew-friendly a bunting you can do. I didn't even sew the triangles. The hardest part was incorporating the ball fringe into the spaces between.
There's a song I used to sing to Harleigh when she was a wee baby into her toddler days. Even though she's turning 21 this year, every once in a while the time seems right to sing it to her, each time filling in a name that "makes 3." Since we're far away, I wanted to remind her of this mom/daughter moment, and so I bought a dollar store puzzle, painted it white and wrote the song on it. Put it in a pretty box from Walmart that cost under $2. You'd pay more for a Hallmark card.
I found this plastic heart-shaped box at a local thrift store. I'm sure Harleigh can use it for jewelry or desk supplies. I also bought her a super cute pair of Aristocat kitten jammies and wrapped those in pretty paper. For the "ribbon" I used this rhinestone trim that a florist I met recently was working into some decor. He wound up giving me all his extra; put to good use here with a flower as a bow.
Some randomness from the weekend. Gideon being his cute self. Flowers from Trader Joe's. Used these for a breakfast we had at work. Used tin cans as vases and filled the rims with Spanish moss. Had Harleigh and Kasey here last weekend and missed them a bunch come Sunday when they headed back to school. Trying to eat better. Feel really good, and if I lose a few lbs., then even better.
Dropped a bunch of end-of-year-purging items off at a new thrift store in the hamlet. I've sorta sworn off thrifting for a bit, but on this particular trip, I couldn't help but bring home this guy. He's almost a foot and a half tall.