Happy Valentine's Day to each and every one of you! May you know that you are loved, truly, deeply! :)
My coffee today may seem a bit odd, but it has a little story. Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when I really wasn't a coffee drinker. shocked?! yep, it's true! Before living in Ohio, we spent 10 years in Florida. Those were back in Dave's golf pro days..... anyhow, in the malls there used to be this fabulous coffee place called Barnies. they sold not only hot coffee drinks, but the most wonderful packaged flavored coffees and teas. As you were walking along the mall, you could always tell when you were getting close to Barnies because the aromas were fantastic! So David and I became hooked on their flavored coffees. His favorite was always 'Santa's White Christmas'. year 'round he could drink it, and thankfully they carried it all year, too. Well imagine our dismay to discover that Barnies wasn't in Ohio once we moved up here! for several years I would order our favorite flavors as a special treat, but then life changed in the Scull household and mail order coffee was no longer a viable treat.
So the other day I was traipsing along through WalMart picking up a few necessary grocery items when I came to the coffee aisle. had to get some coffee filters..... there on the shelf was ONE bag of Barnies Santa's White Christmas coffee. if a spotlight had been shining down on it and trumpets sounding, I would not have been surprised! I knew that would make the perfect Valentine for my dear hubby! so as he is out getting bagels for our breakfast this morning, I am making him a pot of special coffee. it isn't much, but he will understand. and that is really what a day like today is all about. those special moments that keep our love going from day to day...... through the mountain top moments and the walking through the valley times such as a cancer diagnosis exactly one year ago..... a pot of coffee. :)
now I share with you Ryan's Valentine card. he has been and always will be our Super Ry....
image by Kenny K, papers from Basic Grey Fact collection, sentiment from Create with TLC. a few washi tapes, some linen thread, a vintage button, and some glimmer mist. simple, but the focus is on the fab Super Hero!
Stay tuned for a big announcement from me coming soon.....
Word Art Wednesday - encouraging anything goes
Kenny K - to the one I love
Crafty Creations - love and/or hearts
Divas by Design - love and romance
Inky Impressions - ribbon or twine
Little Red Wagon - the word 'love'
Paper Shelter - be my Valentine
Can You Digi It - love is in the air
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Cards for Men - all my love
Daisy Doodles - Valentine for a guy
Forever Friends - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - love
Spark Your Creativity - anything goes
V's Sweet Ideas - love