For all that know me, know that Valentine's Day is not a HUGE celebration between my sweetheart and I.
I know, it's hard to believe, with us being us, but, well, I'm NOT a big "pink" girl - even though he and friends have tried and tried to make me a convert...I DO love chocolate, but, well, I eat chocolate on a pretty regular basis, so a big 'ol heart-shaped box of chocolates doesn't do it for me.
Neither does a giant boquet of roses. Roses aren't even a favorite flower for me.
Ok. So enough of my poo-pooing the reasons we don't celebrate in the traditional way...
and on to the fun I had with the girlfriends last Saturday.
About a month or so ago, my dear friend, Kristen Robinson invited me to join her and a host of other friends, mine and hers, for a Valentine's Day valentine and cookie swap. Yippee, Skippee. I love to bake and decorate sugar cookies.
Of course, I am a proverbial procrastinator or very busy with numerous irons in the fire or a procrastinator...lol. So, I was off to CHA with good intentions of making my valentines when I returned. Well, one germ led to another and soon I was ridden with a migrating head and chest cold. Couldn't make up it's mind!
Suddenly, I was out of time and pushing hard to create something worthy of the guest list....and make cookies (but I would have made those fresh, at the last minute anyway!)
The party was fabulous. The company was grand. The cookies yummy. And the valentine's truly delightful and creative...
Here's a tour....
just don't wash your hands..the rings become a "blank", sticky mess....DUH!!!
Can you say "sugar buzz" ???
Serendipitously, the china plates I found were made in Japan and are named "Grace"... one of Kristen's favorite words!
We exchanged cookies and valentines. Shared some good stories. Ate and laughed.
These creative little numbers were by Jania, Ty's girlfriend (my oldest son). They were so fun. She made them as valentines to give the man in your life. Such a great idea!
This was a great time had by a great group of creative and happy women. We must do this annually!
Maybe next year, I'll even wear some PINK! NOT!!!
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