Monday, February 11, 2013

A Valentine's Candy Bar

I'm not a huge Valentine's Day fan.  Though I love the colors and the focus on Love, the whole "holiday" feels like such a manufactured celebration, designed to sell cards and flowers.  It seems the men in our lives are supposed to become Don Juan, while for all those that are single, it's another day that reminds them of what they don't have.

My pessimism aside, I still bought my husband a mushy card and present. For the kids I found a cake pop maker on clearance at Sam's Club, so I know they're all going to be really happy.  

I also like to incorporate a little bit of pink fun into my decorating.  

 This year I found a sweet little glittery heart banner at Michaels. 
  
The rest of these items here are just from around the house. 

I bought this baguette board from Decor Steals last fall and I enjoy the rustic charm it brings to all my vignettes.

There's a little something for everyone here.  Werthers and Coffee candies, as well as peppermint, lemon and chocolate candies.  In the jar is are pineapple candies Dave brought home from Hawaii.


The kids are loving the "candy bar".  I can safely keep all of this out since the older kids always ask before taking one, and sneaky little Lydia can't reach the back of the dresser yet.
 

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 Last week when we were at Barnes and Noble, Elsa spotted this devotional.  She's been trying to read her Bible daily and so she requested this beautiful hardbound book to help her stay focused.

 How could I say no to that?  So I decided to get the adult version for myself also.  Taking that time daily to spend with the Author of Love is more important than anything else I do in this life.  

I've got to say, I was heavily influenced by the lovely birds on the covers of these.  Aren't they gorgeous?
  
We're going to spend time on Wednesday learning about St Valentine and the origins of Valentines Day.  I hope all of you have an amazing week.  



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8 comments:

  1. What candy bar! Yummy looks both cute and delicious :-)

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  2. I would have been influenced by those super cute birds too! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week Miranda!!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  3. What a charming idea! Love the Jesus Calling books too! We have the same one for my kids! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! have a wonderful night! Bonnie

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  5. Just dropping in to say I wish you and the family a Happy Valentine's day.

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  6. Everything looks so lovely! I hope you are doing well, I am so behind in blogging and visiting! Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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