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loving love

I used to love Hallmark cards.
I still love hearts.

I used to love buying candles.
Today I made one out of an empty yeast jar, a Shakespearean sonnet ripped from an old text book, and a tea bag.

I used to think things had to be perfect, or at least shiny, in order to properly express loving feelings.

Now, I know sincerity and effort count most of all.

I used to think it was all about giving a thing.

But I’ve learned, it’s about giving myself.

I used to think it mattered how I looked

until I accepted that the best I’ll ever look is when I’m smiling next to him.

I used to think I knew what love was
…and then, there was them.

Whether today is Valentine’s or just Tuesday to you, find someone to love.

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.

Happy Hearts today, from us.


Oh free photo book, you will be the death of me…


Click here to view this photo book larger

How can you resist a FREE photo book?

…especially from Shutterfly, who has the prettiest ones!

I can never resist, so when these offers come around, I am all over them.

But there is always a catch, somewhere…

This time, the catch was my own slooooow internet and crazy schedule, but thankfully, Shutterfly extended the deadline by one day.

So I’ve been working all night on it, since the babies went to bed, pausing to help Miranda after she through up her quesadillas and ice cream. (Note: She headed for the bathroom, though. NO puke in the bed! THAT is a milestone…)

I was greatly relieved to discover that the deadline is midnight PACIFIC time!

I had decided to make the photo book all about this year’s Branson GMC so we could have it with us at NQC, which meant I had to pillage Facebook for great pictures, and I found a lot, and I had to narrow them down, and…

I finally finished.

I put in the promo code and saw the wondrous “$0.00” pop up.

Then I looked at the estimated ship date.

And I weighed the wisdom of spending extra on expedited shipping, since we leave a week from Sunday and the convention starts the 13th.

Turns out, it didn’t matter.

It will not get here in time.

So, here it is. And thanks anyway, Shutterfly, because seriously… it’s a pretty book. And it’s free!

(Disclaimer: This is not in any way, shape, or form a compensated review…)