Love Is In The Air…..

Yes friends, it’s that time of year….Valentines Day is just around the corner!  How do you feel about Valentines Day?  Do you celebrate with your snuggle bunny, or if you have children, snuggle bunnies 🙂  I recently saw a report that the $ amount spent is going down for retailers at Valentines Day.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe there are more people like the hubs and I!

We don’t fuss here on the farm.  A nice card, and my hubs loves flowers too…isn’t that sweet?  We try to make a little more effort for dinner than usual.  We don’t need to go out,  (although, if dinner reservations are made – I’m dressed and ready to go LOL!) it’s just nice to celebrate at home.  True Story….one year (about 25 years ago – SHOCK?!) my hubs bought a vacuum cleaner for me on Valentines Day.  As you can imagine, it didn’t go over so well….not that I want or need extravagant things, but a vacuum?…….Humph!   On the flip side, it was one of the best vacuum cleaners I ever had.  I kept it.  The vacuum was a beast and did an amazing job for many many years. Please know, if you ever bring his Valentine gaffe up to my hubs in front of me, I will deny what I just said….wink. wink.

Last year, someone sent me a lovely photo of a small bouquet of flowers wrapped in what looks like black construction paper.  Isn’t it adorable?  Wouldn’t you love to receive or give something like this?  I don’t know if she took this photo, or where she found it, so I can’t give credit where credit is due.

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Anyhow, I was reading one of my favorite blogs this week and there it was.  A similar sweet little Valentine bouquet of flowers in a paper cone.  The blog is StoneGable.  Check her out!  She has great farmhouse decorating tips and delicious recipes.  StoneGable’s blog post has printable paper too – very cute.  I just wanted to make my flower cones in black like the photo above.  Check out my video tutorial as I make one.

What is great about this little bouquet in a cone is, you can take a large bouquet of flowers that your purchase from your local florist and divide it.  That way all your snuggle bunnies get a little gift of love from you and you don’t have to break the $.  Sweeeet, right?  Super easy to do!  Try it!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Karen