Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Romance


Valentine's Day has come and gone...

..and now we have the rest of the year to show how much we love. 

Isn't that the best of all?

"For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
- Rosemonde Gerard 
 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Crafternoon: The Menu

I love Valentine's Day. I know it's cheesy and over-commercialized, but I love a day set aside to shower that special someone with love! I'm also a big fan of the color pink, chocolate, and flowers, so Valentine's Day is like the perfect storm.

I also love crafting, Martha Stewart and throwing a party...thus Crafternoon. Last year, I had my first Valentine's Day Crafternoon (Part 1 and Part 2), which included finger foods. This year, I realized that it would be easier and less expensive to make a light lunch.


The Menu
Strawberry, Apple and Pecan Mixed Green Salad served with Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Chicken Salad with a choice of Rye, Ciabatta or 9-Grain Bread
Fruit: Blueberries, Grapes and Strawberries
Hummus with Crackers and Carrots
Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


This salad is my all-time favorite salad. So fresh and crisp! 




Nothing says Valentine's Day like Strawberries covered (or in this case drizzled) with chocolate. 








And of course cupcakes. The heart-shaped toppers, in my unbiased opinion, were super cute! 


I just finished reading "Community and Growth" by Jean Vanier, and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite quotes from the book...I think its appropriate given the season, as well as the life and love we are called to share with others. 
"We are all called to do, not extraordinary things, but very ordinary things, with an extraordinary love that flows from the heart of God."


What are some of the ordinary things you do to reveal your extraordinary love?