Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Decorating for Valentine's Day and a Little Flashback Post
Love in a family should be celebrated every day, but in tradition we also take special note of Valentine's Day and the fun that comes with it. As I do every year we put out the mailboxes the girls decorated when they were little and each day we write a note to each other telling something we love about them. :-) I keep a little basket with pens and decorative Valentine's paper for us to choose from and write our special notes.
Mirabelle was even quite curious when Kathleen sat down to write hers. :-)
I put little special touches around the house to decorate and make the month a little more special.
There will of course be a Valentine's tea on Valentine's day I will be featuring soon ;-)
This is just a little sneak peek of what is to come!
There is always some delicious goodies baking in my oven during this time of year!
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul" Judy Garland
"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing" Blaise Pascal
Susan Branch... who doesn't just love her and her books! I was lucky to find this one at our local Goodwill as many of her older books are out of print or hard to come by! Here's a recipe for chocolate mousse found inside this charming book :-)
8 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup of sugar
2-3 tablespoons lukewarm water
2 egg whites
2 cups heavy cream
Melt chocolate in top of double broiler. Cook rum and sugar over very low heat until sugar melts (don't let it brown).
Add sugar syrup to the chocolate (should be about the same temperature)
Beat in 2 tablespoons of lukewarm water; set aside.
Beat egg whites till stiff, whip cream and fold together. Beat chocolate again if it has thickened, add one more tablespoon of water. Fold chocolate into cream and spoon into individual serving dishes or wine glasses. Chill! Enjoy :-)
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved" George Sand
"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own" H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu
"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love" Mother Teresa
"Grow old along with me the best is yet to be..." Robert Browning
The girls and I have always enjoyed celebrating holidays together and I thought I'd share this post from when Kathleen was little and we celebrated Valentine's day at the Nature Center we used to go to for different programs. This was back when we lived in Pennsylvania. :-) Wish I could just slow down time some days... they are growing up way too fast!