Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A peek in our home in The Sweetest Month

celebrate the good in life.
the innocent stuff.
the wholesome.
the warm fuzzies of forever love.

Happy Valentine's 2011.

Breakfast for two! Whole wheat pancakes with homemade blueberry buttermilk syrup provides just enough sweetness to start the day.

For the syrup I quickly combined butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, buttermilk, and vanilla and cooked on the stovetop. You can add cooked blueberries to it as well!

It's all about taking 10 seconds to add details to the little things. Fruit is beautiful! Serving fruit in a pretty dish instead of just opening the plastic lid is a super fast way to make something super special.

Some for him, some for her.

Xs and Os dusted on with powdered sugar.


Just little hints of the
month of hearts around the house....

I'm still really into lavender colors to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Calendar love...

Our family chalkboard.
Remember passing this message?

The playful heart my Mom crocheted...

Festive food, a little bit of decor, and of course some projects with the boys!

...because a little bird told me that they won't stay this way forever. So I'm breathing in every single excited laugh, every tiny little jump as they create something new, and every wide smile as each new holiday approaches.

Cameron's woven heart pocket

Love is an overused word and that's a good thing! Squeeze the loves in your life. Use Valentine's Day to add some sweetness to this winter month.

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NanaDiana said...

What a sweet post - a very heartfelt post from a loving Mom (no pun intended). Love it- Diana

Jane said...

What a sweet post! You are definitely teaching your men that women love all these little loving touches. They will one day shower their ladies with sweetness.(Their dad has a lot to do with this,too! Your boys are seeing, firsthand, how to LOVE.)

Unfortunately, V-day got a little lost in our home...probably because it was WG's birthday. But the loving lessons were still learned...and all the guys are true romantics everyday of the year.
Sweet hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Carol said...

Love the bottles!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet post! It is so special to take the time to do things with and for the ones you love!

I love those cute little pancakes you made and I have to try your syrup recipe!


Rebecca said...

You are just too cute!

Kelly said...

Your lavender color scheme is a nice alternative to pink or red. Beautiful as always!

fruitfulwords said...

Thanks for showing that little touches can have maximum impact - like making a heart out of blueberries. I am going to try your syrup. Yumm!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi , found you through blog hopping.

New Follower,
Yoli :)
Apron Senorita

Miller Racing Family said...

I love those pancakes, with the powedered sugar. We also love doing all kinds of projects for Valentines day. My favorite project this year was cones covered in conversation hearts.

Jane said...

Hi Lisa
Right back at you...You make me want to visit Colorado! But then, I would have to buy a coat, boots, etc. (Actually, I just bought some boots to wear in Cleveland in April...outdoor rehearsal dinner in the woods...and COLD to this FL girl!

I hope you enjoy the salad!!! It's really good! (I did cheat this time...I used some leftover dressing from Olive Garden. That works, too!)

jenn said...

I've never really been into valentines day before but this year I guess it's all the crafts or something with the kids because I've been all about Love lately! Thanks for your post, it was great!!


Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

what a sweet home... these are all great ideas. please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

Have a great weekend!

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

What a lovely blog you have! So glad I found it. :) Thanks for some eye candy.

The Tablescaper said...

Such creative ideas! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

jacin {lovely little details} said...

so adorable!!!

Holly said...

Every post looks like it should in a magazine...you have such a talent and style.

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

Christina @ It's a Keeper

Kristen said...

I love the XOX on the pancakes. What a clever idea and easy, too. I hope I can remember it for next year. (I am always finding cute ideas After holidays!!)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

The lavender hearts are SO pretty, too bad I can't stand the smell of them... So SO pretty!!! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Angel said...

Found your blog today thanks to Garnish and I LOVE it!