Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

After posting about our family tradition I thought I better make it a priority and snap a few pictures. Here are the bags of "sets" of Valentine's that came to our door last night. I signed them from our dog, grandparents, "A Secret Friend", etc. As always the kids had a blast answering the door over and over. It always makes me smile when they say, "This is the BEST Valentine's Day EVER!" So worth it! :)
Well, our Current order came at 4:00 on the 13th. WOOHOO! I had a "back-up plan", but I was glad we got to use the cards that the kids had picked out from the catalog. Here's Owen working real hard at writing his name, tongue-concentration and all! LOL!
I remembered at the last second that I had bought these Bo-Bunny punch out heart pouches at their last warehouse sale. So I got up early, put them together with some Dollar Store Thickers, and hung them on the chairs for the kids to find. Gotta LOVE when your scrapping supplies come to the rescue for holidays! :)

The girls looked so cute walking around the neighborhood delivering their valentines to their friends. Maryn is terrified of the curling iron, but she wanted to look like big sister today and have her hair crimped with the wave-iron. Kind of reminds me of my 80's perm. LOL!
My cute friend Charity brought our family a Valentine Dinner from Papa Murphy's. :) Heart-shaped pizza, cheese sticks, cookie dough with Valentine M&M's and red Fruit Punch. Our family LOVED it! I was especially grateful, because I wasn't sure what we were going to do for dinner that night! Charity, YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!

Later in the afternoon my cute sister and her family stopped by to say "hi". It was a such a fun surprise! They live 2 hours away and decided to come see everyone. We had a fun visit. Shortly after Gramma and Grampa Holbrook and my brother also came by, so it kind of turned into a family party. :) It was a lot of fun!
I hope all of you had the chance to spend time with your loved ones! Happy Heart Day!
Well, I can't do a post without SOMETHING scrappy! LOL! So, I'll leave you with a project I did a few years back for my kitchen. We were talking about things we had done for our homes using our scrappy supplies on the BackPorch Memories board. I took these pictures to post there and then never got around to it.
I found this wooden photo box at a local gift shop. Instead of putting it on my coffee table to hold photos I decided to make it into a recipe box and use each hanging folder as a "section" for recipes. I used Wild Asparagus paper that matched the colors in my kitchen. I used my Wishblade to cut the letters. It's a little beat-up looking now. It sits right next to the sink and the water has worn off the paint in some places. Nevertheless, I thought it might provide a little inspiration for someone out there! :)
Have a great night!


  1. Sounds like a great day Jana! Love those heart pockets and that photo holder turned recipe holder is awesome! Happy Heart Day!

  2. Jana I am so stealing that idea -- I have been looking for a cleaver way to organize my recipes -- thanks a bunch!

  3. Oh i know exactly those kind of photo things those are , AWESOME IDEA ! You rock girlfriend, what a bunch of great photos, thanks for sharing them ! Glad you had a great Heart Day and your sis surprised you with a visit !
    Have a wonderful weekend !

  4. Fantastic photos - looks like a wonderful day!
    I love the recipe box! :)

  5. Fantastic! Oh my goodness I love your recipe box! That is amazing!

    PS- What is the plant next to your stovetop? I have one that is floundering and I need to replant. This looks like a beauty!

  6. What a great mom!!

    I tagged you! Check out my blog for details~


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