valentines

Let them eat cake

I remember a couple times in my childhood when either my mom or grandma would go to Highland Park Bakery and get us kids a special occasion individual cake — a large petit four shaped like an Easter egg or something like below,  which I found in the bakery’s Facebook photos: This year, I thought…

Finisher?

A recent message from my college roommate asked how to start a project when you aren’t going to finish right away. I think that’s what she said. There are four solutions to this question. First, I don’t finish everything. Some things, like scrapbooks, will never be finished. Inherently won’t get…

Valentines

We are overflowing with valentines. After reading a children’s book about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day, “I” of GAIN got busy. She memorized a Mother Goose poem about St. Valentine’s Day and made some Victorian-style pinprick and acrostic valentines. She also did her own thing with a puzzle and…

Bee Mine

Knowing that St. Valentine’s Day is on Feb. 14, and knowing that we are s-l-o-w at getting things assembled and in the mail, and knowing that hand crafting valentines from all four kids plus me takes t-i-m-e, I’ve kept the supplies out since Feb. 1. “I” of GAIN’s latest creation…