Valentines Day becomes quite a divisive holiday as you age. What once was a day dedicated to glittery doilies, decorated shoe boxes, and conversation hearts becomes a “Hallmark Holiday” almost as soon as we leave 5th grade. For some it remains a day of flowers, cards, gifts, and elaborate date-planning, but Valentines Day is a touchy subject. And since there are no true Valentines day traditions (as compared to say, Christmas), I think expectations get a little jumbled. Therefore, I’m not going to reflect on whatever this holiday is because I’m not sure that I have strong enough opinions or convictions. I’m just going to wear pink and drop some major hints about chocolate covered strawberries from the Candy Factory to a certain husband who will surely never read this : ) But I will also point you to some Valentines day posts I’ve read today. Some serious, some fun, some only vaguely related. Enjoy celebrating today however you wish: with a frown and a grumble against Hallmark or with all the hearts and glitter your heart desires.
I seriously wish I had read this in college.
Only in my dreams can I even attempt these in my kitchen. Maybe one day?
A little encouragement for moms and wives from Carloyn Mahaney.
Great reminders from Grace Driscoll.
If I can make it, anyone can.
I had some girlfriends over to make these last Valentine’s Day. There were no leftovers…