Finding Joy in small things.....that's me to a tee!
Except I said to the kids for Valentines day I want a million dollars
and a coat of polish on my chipped toe nails!! Silly me!
I was half joking.... half not......
Pet Peeve = Chipped nails
Valentines day is a wonderful day to commemorate love! Even though I'm beau-less now, I sometimes celebrate by making a special meal, going to dinner with a friend, creating a special blog post or just buying myself a bauble or two. A few days ago I indulged Vista print during their 50 percent off sale to celebrate my Art.......so five days after Valentines day I can be satisfied I will be doing a happy dance as
I open my vista print box full of goodies!
I love anything heart shaped! I've baked so many heart shaped cakes in my day that I wore out my heart shaped cake pan. For my sixteenth birthday I got a little heart locket that I wore for years. Later I upgraded to a bigger one. To this day I still seek out jewelry with a heart themes, as does Cupcake.
So it's not surprising Cupcake is celebrating her sixth wedding anniversary on Valentines day!! Outside of a haircut for Beardo and lunch later they have no plans of spending money frivolously just because it's Valentines day or their Anniversary. Instead they frugally decide as a team what they will buy whether it's a music concert down the road or a planned vacation! This little duo is so wonderfully practical and refuse to play into the hoopla or commercialism of the day! It doesn't mean they don't LOVE Valentines day! I even heard a little birdy might be making a nice barbeque to celebrate heart day! (We bbq in any kind of weather.)
I truly find joy in simple things, and if I have given my daughter one gift in life it's to value a buck, and take pleasure in simple moments. I'm proud to see she doesn't need a specific day that everyone in the free world celebrates with overpriced flowers to feel valued or loved! Instead she appreciates the many everyday things her man does for her. I think that's so wonderful! However.....
How about you, do you feel a deep connection to Valentines day? Are you able to enjoy it for what it is with little to no fuss, or do you need to be acknowledged and celebrated on that one day?
I have done so many more faces for 29 faces of February challenge, but I seem to be having issues with my image host. So I'll save that for another day!
Spoonflower has postponed their free swatch day until they dig out from their snow storm, so keep your eyes peeled for this very cool opportunity to see what your art might look like on a swatch of material....all for free!!!
Also I am totally addicted to Will Terrells instructional youtube videos....They are cute, fun fascinatingly informative! You won't be disappointed by what this artist has to share! Especially about finding your own style...he is very generous! Enjoy the video and a few hearts of the sugary persuasion with a dash of cyber love from me this Valentines Day!!
Happy Anniversary to my dear kids who really do marriage well!! Congratulations on your 6th year married and 12 years together!!! Love you loads! Many more happy years of love to you!!