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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

What a bright and beautiful day it is after the storm! Judy, I was terribly busy this morning hanging hearts off my neighbor's oak tree, but anything for you!

Last September 13, I featured a singer from Austin, Texas named Robert Kelley who just so happens to be my dear friend Juanita's husband. He is the leader of a band called Blue Mist. Rob wrote his wife, my friend, a love song called *Valentine Lady* and I hope that you might have a listen. It's a great song! (Happy Valentine's Day, Juanita!)

Yesterday, I baked Gooey Bars. You can find the recipe right here at Quill Cottage where Miss Sandy typed up all the recipes for us. It's very easy to make and such a tasty treat. I may have to bake more since my heart cookie cutter is so large.

The Polaner fruit is for making homemade Pop Tarts. I really need to stay away from Chocolatechic. Her boy made them on February 11 and I've been thinking about them ever since.

I do wish all you couples out there a wonderful Valentine's Day. May you all create a special day every day for those you love. This fun tutorial on relationships called *Fairy Tales Can Come True* has been saved in my favorites for months waiting for this day. It's filled with fun tips and fun graphics; my favorite is this:

Learn to soothe frayed nerves
When your partner is having trouble coping
—either with the world or with you—
don't shout, don't pout, don't run away.
Just turn to your mate and lovingly say...

"Honey, what do you need from me...
right now?"

Enjoy the day!


  1. Happy day to you too Vee.

    ..Most of mine will be busy running errands, vacuuming dust buffaloes..then a bit of baking as the freezer is empty of sweet things for lunches...no biscotti left for my tea dippers...

    I did want to bake some heart shaped cookies too...but doubt I will get to that... not a biggy... we can celebrate "heart" day anytime we want to.......

  2. A very Happy Valentine's Day to you too dear Vee! How did the Gooey Bars Taste? I have not had time to try any of the recipes but plan to this weekend.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment this morning, I really needed a pick me up, I'm a little off kilter today healthwise so it was a nice lift.

    Have a blessed day!

  3. I love it...red on white is lovely! Is this a 'hearty' red oak tree?

    Have yourself a wonderful day...I shall check all your links to see what you have planned for us today!

  4. Dear Vee,
    Wishing you a wonderfully sweet day!

  5. Happy Valentine's Day, Vee! Off to make homemade pop tarts!

  6. I so enjoyed the post and all the many links to fun and interesting blogs and music!
    Happy Valentine's Day to You and yours!

  7. Happy Valentines Day to you!


  8. Happy Valentine's Day, Vee! And I have out of control hips just reading those recipe links. One day of school and holidays will be here. Can you tell I am bouncing up and down as I speak????

  9. What beautiful snow you have and the tart. I almost felt sorry for you not having Krispy Kreme, Ikea and Starbucks in your Mall but maybe not!
    I would love to romp in that snow, We have just had the warmest February day ever. 65 degrees. Turning cold tonigh though.

  10. I'm not sure I'd want to hear how my husband would answer that question in the middle of an argument! Today he might have wanted me to take driving lessons as I got the car stuck in the driveway and he had to come outside and rescue me.

    Those Gooey Bars look really good and using the heart cutter made them so special for today. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  11. Happy Valentine's Day, Vee!!

    I sure wish you lived near me to put hearts in my tree...!!

    Have a great day!

  12. A very Happy Valentine's to you as well...gooey bars...they look yummy to us!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day,

    smiles, kari & kijsa

  13. Very sweet. Happy V day to you to;I hope it's a great day.
    (Did I use it right?)
    Jen R

  14. Happy Valentine's Day Vee!
    Wasn't today lovely?
    ♥ Abbie

  15. What a sweet Valentine post! Hope your day was filled with love!

  16. Happy Valentine's Day to you Vee!

    I hope you had a wonderful day :)

  17. How pretty!!! The scene ,the gooey cake...and I know you had a wonderful day! Yorkshire tea is so smoothe that you have to put an "e" on the end to draw it out...I use two bags to make a pot...for a tea lover it is heaven in a cup my dear Vee!

  18. I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day!
    Thanks for the pretty picture of the snow and the hearts on the tree! I miss snow (sometimes!)
    Take care!

  19. Vee, I love the picture and quote at the end.
    .. then my eyes went across to the January quote of the month. . and I read and reread it and thought wow, what an amazing thought.

  20. Vee!!! Thank you so much for the sweet Valentine's Day greeting!! Robert actually played last night, so lots of ladies got to hear Valentine Lady, too!!

    Have I told you just how much I love your blog? I know, I know, I've told you many times, but I'm always still so amazed!

    I hope your grandmother loved her homemade Valentine from you!! It sounded just beautiful to me!!

    Take care, my friend!


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