Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine's Day! It's the bright spot in the middle of winter and has always been one of my favorite holidays. Today I'm taking part in a Valentine's Showcase with several other bloggers (see the schedule at the end of this post). As a kid, I loved taking a plain old shoe box to school and decorating it to hold all the Valentine's cards we'd get at our class party.  And now as an adult, decorating for Valentine's Day means flowers ... lots … [Read more...]

Tips for Arranging Fresh Flowers

Valentine's Day is a time when everyone is thinking about flowers but having fresh flowers in your home doesn't have to be expensive. You can purchase cut flowers and arrange them yourself. It's easier than you think! The trick is to keep your arrangement simple and fuss-free. First, gather your supplies choosing ordinary objects such as white ironstone pitchers for vases. Cut your tallest flowers first for the center of your floral … [Read more...]