Recipe for a Memory~Happy Valentines Day Bro~Hanging with the Angels

On February 14 1955 my Mother received the most special Valentines gift she could have ever imagined, my brother Douglas. Or as we called him growing up, Dougie. However, for the last six years Valentines Day has been a day of mixed emotions for all of my family and Brice. I have two sisters and one brother; we lost our brother in a tragic accident in 2009. ...more

5 Ideas for Valentine's Day that Still Respect Your Budget in the Morning!

I'll pass on the pricey red roses. Please don't spend a fortune on teddy bears, chocolate and diamonds, either. Not to say I don't love those things or wouldn't appreciate them, but in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day the prices on them just seems to skyrocket. ...more

Valentines Chocolate Fondue

This Valentines Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries is a quick and easy way to create a fabulous finale to a romantic dinner for two. The melted Sicilian dark almond chocolate, a renowned aphrodisiac for centuries, goes perfectly with the freshness and flavour of the strawberries. Our recipe is sure to awaken your senses, as well as your taste buds during your special Valentines Day celebrations. ...more

valentines italian chocolate pudding

30 Valentine's Day Love Messages

Whether you're in a serious relationship or have been married for a few years, it's important to remember that everyone likes to be reminded how important they are to you.  With Valentine's Day just a short week away, take a few moments to let the one you love know exactly how you feel....more
Thank you so much Blog Her for featuring my post.  It's such a joy being part of this awesome ...more

50 Shades of Great Valentine Pins

50 Shades of Great Valentine Pins ...more

Candy Melt Confetti Heart

You'll never guess what I was doing when I thought this one up. Never! Ok, you might get an idea when you see what I used to make my candy melt shredded confetti......more

Abusers and Valentines

Valentine’s Day will soon be here accompanied by the buying frenzy of flowers, jewelry, sexy lingerie, chocolates and other gifts we've been told equate with love. Culturally, women are so conditioned to respond to Valentine’s Day that even in financially abusive relationships, receiving a Valentine gift or card from their  lover or spouse renews a woman's hope for a loving future together....more

Hallmark, Schmallmark. I've Got Your REAL Valentines Right Here

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a little something I wrote last year for the holiday of love:I just spent a mind-numbing half hour helping my son sign eighteen valentine cards for his classmates. Even he was getting bored, evident by his increasingly lax standards of how to make the letters in his name: “This is a different way to make a ‘C,’ Mom.” Looks good to me, buddy. No one is going to pay much attention to your valentine anyway since mom here went the cheap-o route this year and got the ones that don’t come with any candy....more

Mr. Sunset

Settle me down To the last hour of the day.To when the anxious moments' lift'dAnd I can still see your face.Take me downThe very last road I need.To where my independence shifts, And I've found my place to breathe.Quiet the noise,And close the shades.Say 'everything will be okay''Grasp my fears looselyThen throw them away.Before settling me downTo the last hour of the day....more