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Monday, January 9, 2012


Oops!  I am late sending out my invitation!  When Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen and Debbie at Mountain Breaths inquired about whether or not I was going to have a Valentine party this year, I realized that Valentine’s Day was rapidly approaching.  How kind of you two to think of my party, and how glad I am that you reminded me that I need to get with the program!  I’d love for all of you to help me spread the word by copying the party invite button from my sidebar, and posting it on your blog.

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You would think that Pinterest would have been enough of a reminder to me that Valentine’s Day would soon arrive.  After Christmas, I began pinning cute Valentine’s ideas (and putting away Christmas decorations).  I’m late getting my Christmas décor put away this year, so that’s why I haven’t thought about the party.  No, it is not because I’ve been sitting in front of this computer, browsing Pinterest (well, maybe it is, just a little). I’m afraid if I miss a day of checking Pinterest, I will miss something wonderful (just another new addiction of mine).  Today, I’m sharing some of the fun ideas I’ve found on Pinterest.

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Heart-shaped tortillas from Make the Best of Everything.


Book page flowers from Yellow Blackbird.


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Cupcake liner wreath and candy wreath from Chapel Hill to Chickenville.



Soap from Martha Stewart.


Candy cane lollipops from Skip to My Lou.


Valentine card wreath from The Shabby Nest.

If I borrowed a photo from your blog, please feel free to take my “borrowed” button to display on your blog.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Look, I really have been putting away the Christmas décor.  I’ve changed the pillows on my sofa.

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I’ll admit that Phyllis, a sweet and talented friend of mine since our school days, made it a little easier by making me these wonderful pillows that reverse from the cutest Christmas pattern to a monogram.  Thank you so much Phyllis.

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Please don’t forget my Valentine party on February 10th.  You may link a Valentine craft or Valentine décor, or you may link a post that has anything to do with Valentine’s Day or love (a post about your love for your pet, or your love for one of your collections, or your wedding, would be a good link).  I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your party post.  I will be drawing for a prize to send to someone who links to the party (more about the prize later).

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 Thank you for visiting me today, and I hope you’ll be back to link to the par-tay!  laurie


Aubree said...

What a fun collection! Thanks for including my book page flowers. I am honored. Thanks!


Maggie said...

Dear Laurie,
How marvellous that you are once again hosting this wonderful event, a highlight of our blogging year!
Taking the invite button to display on my sidebar tout suite.


Wow, thanks for the invite, sounds like terrific fun! I wear pj's, lol..
I love this Valentine's event, I was just blogging last year and I probably missed it! I won't now, let me tell you! I also have a giveaway running for my year of blogging and would love it if you enter. All you have to do is enter my post and comment on my can follow me, or not, that's it! Hugs,

Carol said...

I'm excited about your Valentine party! Don't you just love Pinterest?


Sarah said...

Laurie, your button is already proudly sitting at the top of my sidebar. Looking forward to this fun event. Thank you for hosting again. Thanks for sharing the ideas. ~ sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun Laurie. I will put your button on my sidebar. Can't wait. Now I have to think of someting really fun. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Yipppeeee!!! I'm thrilled..and of course I will attend...and have your button right up on top..You were the first party I attended..(thanks to Lynn at the Vintage Nest)and I was scared as all heck..LOL! look out now, I have my Par-Tay shoe's on...

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The highlight of blogging for me! You do Valentine's day proud Laurie!
I'll spread the word ;-)

Aimee @ Chickenville said...

Thanks for sharing my wreaths and you sweet comment on my blog. I too am a Pinterest junkie!

Debbie said...

Now I'M pinning/repinning spinning with the pinning.

If I could actually bring some of these great ideas that I find in blog land and pinterest to fruition, I'd be so creative, they would change my name to Laurie.

I'm planning to be there. I supposed you'll be inviting Brad? Can Tom come too?

bj said...

Yay....I love your Valentine's parties.
Glad to have this long to decide what to post about.

Unknown said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing Joann

Laura S Reading said...

It would take me until Valentine's Day to put away your wonderful Christmas holiday decor, not only because there is so much but also because I don't want the magic to end.

Anonymous said...

Hey Laurie Eve,Can I come to your virtual Valentine's Party? What do I do??? I have been Valentine crafting even though Christmas still abounds around me..I LOVE the Phyllis pillows!!!!!!!!!!! how cute..does she have the fancy monogram sewing machine? I must send you some of my new tags I have been creating..I wish you lived closer, dang it! Soos/Susie

Kathleen said...

Happy to help! Wouldn't want anyone to miss your party!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun party to look forward to. I'll be happy to help you get the word out. Posting your cute invite to my blog sidebar right now!

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i bet this party is gonna be so much fun!

Susan Freeman said...

I may even go out and buy a new pair of jammies!
I'll be there ~ and thanks for the invite!!

Susan and Bentley

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hi Laurie~I missed out on last years V-day party. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to participate.

I appreciate your ideas of inspiration

Sweet wishes,

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Laurie, I did a little post about the party. That will help me remember and we might meet some new Par-tayers.:-)

Thanks for hosting!

Sonny G said...

Got it on my sidebar Sweetie.

I'll be there with "Hearts" on..


Scribbler said...

Hi Laurie! I am planning to attend, especially since PJs are allowed. How about the ever-present heating Pad on Shoulder, my new go everywhere accessory?

I really like your sofa, regardless of whatever pillows are adorning it at the moment.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your inspiration pics, Laurie! How fun that you are hostng yur party again this year! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Laurie,

It sounds like a fun party!!!


The Tablescaper said...

Valentines Day seems so far away, but I guess it really isn't.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am looking forward to it Laurie, you have always thrown some of the best parties!
I will spread the word too!
Hugs friend,

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Ginny said...

I bet it takes forever to put away Christmas! I love Valentines Day and I will see you at the par-tay! Hopefully, that is.....

shannon i olson said...

well I have never done a Valentine party I guess it is one of those days that come and go without thought from me. Perhaps Pinterest will inspire me enough to try and come up with something this year. Thanks for the invite!! have a great day Laurie

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Wow! I have b een looking all over the internet for Valentine's Day inspiration and I finally found it.