Happy Valentine's Day!
Don't you love that cute plate I wrote my message on? It's a Dress-Me-Up plate from Southern Living at Home. I bought a few of these plates several years ago to give as gifts. Sometime last year I saw one on HisGirl's blog and set out on a quest to find one for myself. That proved to be a challenge since the plates had been discontinued--argh!
Not long ago I discovered that Melissa was a SLAH consultant and we had a conversation on Facebook about Dress-Me-Up plates. She didn't have one, but her friend, Jill, saw our conversation and offered to send me an extra one she had. How sweet was that?
I got it last week while I was on my blog break and started playing with it right away. I mainly want to keep it in my kitchen and write scripture on it for my family to memorize, but really, there are so many fun things you can do with it. Thank you, Jill, I absolutely LOVE it!!!
Have I ever mentioned how much I love red and white gingham? It's just SO cheery. On the same day I got the plate in the mail from Jill, I also got this cute pendant from my friend, Stephanie? Her friend Vanessa makes (and sells) them. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. I've gotten so many compliments from my southern friends here! Alright, so a couple of quick things...
Abbey and I bundled up and braved the extreme cold (temps in the teens) and snow to work at our Girl Scout booth in front of Walmart this morning. Initially, I was griping about it, but then I realized that you know, we live in COLORADO for crying out loud. We spend hours outside sledding and skiing, and we have plenty of cold weather gear. Really, working for one hour wouldn't be too bad. It wasn't...and we sold tons of cookies.
I am very thankful to be back home thawing out by the fireplace though. :)
On the way home, we stopped and picked up a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's for the kids tonight. John and I have a Valentine date and I am counting down the hours! So excited to get to go out with my husband...and two other couples that we love!
I appreciate all the comments and emails about authenticity and blogging. Wow...so many great things I hadn't considered before. I'm still sorting out my thoughts, and am hoping sometime in the next few days to sit down and put my thoughts into a post...so stay tuned.
Hope you have a GREAT weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!
*What's fun about that plate is that you can weave any type of ribbon through the outer holes. I believe I've mentioned a time or two that I have a fondness for my collection of ribbon! I used a sharpie to write on it, but a dry erase marker works as well. The sharpie comes off with a little extra scrubbing.