Where did your love story begin? Have a “pillow talk” that celebrates the start of something special.
I was 13 years old when I met my future husband. He was 16 years old and rode a Yamaha 55 motorcycle. (The motors were small back then).
He was visiting his cousin and gave all the boys on our block a ride on his motorcycle while I watched from my front porch.
I decided I wanted a ride too so I walked across the street and asked if he gave girls a ride on his motorcycle.
He, of course, said, “Yes!”
When we returned from our ride all of the boys including my two brothers were complaining Randy gave me a longer ride.
What Randy said next made me swoon. “She’s prettier than any of you!”
That was in 1967. We married in 1971 and will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year.
Personalized Pillow for Valentine’s Day and Anniversary Gifts
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I started journaling in grade school, and I’ve done it ever since. I enjoy writing down life’s moments, both big and small, that I always want to remember.
By deciding on what to write, I’m able to reflect on my life, my thoughts, and my feelings. It’s both therapeutic and satisfying.
My husband has never journaled so he has never gotten to experience the joys or the benefits from it. This Valentine’s Day that’s going to change!
Weekly Expressions of Gratitude
I’ve gotten us a Couple’s Gratitude Journal, where each week we both write about how much we appreciate the other person. I know we appreciate each other, but this is a chance for us to do a better of expressing it regularly.Continue Reading
Maggie Louise Confections has reinvented the box of chocolates with color, personality and unique customization.
Each box has fun bite-size chocolates to celebrate everyday indulgence.
The gourmet chocolate gift boxes and luxury confections are chocolate look-a-like creations of lipsticks, lips, jewels, precious stones, coffee cups, snowmen, mittens and the list goes on and on.
Before attending a conference, I researched “things to do” in Austin and discovered Maggie Louise Confections, an Austin-based company. Continue Reading
I have a confession. I tell my husband NOT to buy me flowers.
You’re probably thinking, “What’s wrong with her? Does she hate chocolate and unicorns too?”
There’s nothing wrong with me. I love flowers – just not the expensive type that comes in a vase and dies a few days later.
I’ve experienced the thrill of receiving a dozen roses or a spectacular flower arrangement, and I’m good. I treasure those memories, but I don’t need to experience them again.
I tell my husband I’d rather take the money he would have spent on flowers and go shopping with it. Yes, I’ve become practical like that.
In other words, flowers? No thank you. Instead, show me the money, honey!
Let me add, I’m not alone in this. Several of the ladies in my office agree with me and have told their husband the same thing.
I’m on summer vacation and reposting a favorite by our readers. Speaking of summer, it’s a great time for family photos!
It’s not an easy task to get three generations of one family scheduled on the same date and time for professional photos. Life just seems to get in the way.
That’s even more reason to pause and take the time to pose for those precious photos.
Professional Family Photos
Most people have nice cameras and even smartphones take excellent pictures, but professional photos should not be overlooked.
For my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday gift, the family decided we would have a professional photo of three generations of our family made.
A photo of three or even two generations of family is a keepsake many family members will cherish.
My grandmother knitted throughout her lifetime. She tried to teach me, but I never really showed much interest.
Oh, how I wished I had learned because you never know when old skills can turn into new talent.
This past Mother’s Day weekend, my husband, Randy, and I attended an arts festival in our community. Over the years, we have purchased art, prints, pottery, jewelry and leather goods at this event.
Since we no longer need stuff to hang on the walls or decorate shelves, I’ve become interested in jewelry made by artists. Randy likes to look for unusual artistic designs on leather belts.
Arts festivals are wonderful places to have the opportunity to speak with artists face-to-face. To me, this makes the art more personal.
I’m always on the lookout for jewelry that is different when I spotted a booth by artist Susan Baile of Spiritus Designs.
I ooohed and awed over her necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. I asked her, “What are these made of?” Susan replied, “Metals and I knit them.”
Well… that really piqued my interest!
She went on to say she started knitting at the age of 11. When Susan retired, she wanted to do something to keep her busy. Since she loved to knit, she found a way to knit metals into jewelry.
When you want someone to get your message loud and clear, bigger is better.
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My girlfriends and I love to celebrate just about everything, and we especially make an effort to be together for our birthdays.
Elise brought a box of four individually packaged cakes made from the Original YaHoo Baking Co. Of course, you can make your own or purchase from a local bakery.
Janiece had fun trying to choose either the Bourbon Pecan, Chocolate Espresso, Rum Crunch or Chocolate Chip Amaretto Liquor Cakes.
They were delicious and the perfect size. Besides, who needs the calories of a regular size cake?
Prior to Elise lighting the four candles, she said:
“This is a birthday cake but not birthday candles.”
Then she said: