Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Very Special Valentine

I think there's some connection between being a mother of a toddler and getting crazily excited and decked out for holidays...

This year, I'm really feeling the love as Valentine's Day approaches. J and I decorated the sliding glass doors with vinyl cling hearts. I purchased a cutesy love birds hangy-decoration-thingy for the front door. I've been scouring books and web sites looking for Valentine's Day crafts. I bought pink muffin cup papers and 5 mini jars of pink, red, heart-themed sprinkles in the anticipation of baking some heart-shaped cutouts! (I even caught myself looking at pink and red bejeweled socks in the dollar bins at Target, but snapped out of that one very quickly.)

All this, and it's only February 1st!!!!

With all these ideas and preparations underway, I thought I'd best get a move on with a Valentine gift or two. The always-up-to-something-cute Jessi at everyday studios posted the cutest, most perfect, most inspiring gift idea -- a love-themed photo book from Shutterfly. As I clicked through the pics of her adorable boys, I knew a book like this would be treasured by J's grandparents. So, I spent a couple hours working on one of our own tonight while J slept and C watched the Superbowl, and here's the finished product:



View Project at Shutterfly

7 comments:

Jessi said...

Yay! So glad I could inspire. I love shutterfly books.... and am incredibly behind books for little Mack. I went overboard with L, though. ha!

Little J is so sweet! I cannot wait until our next session together, of course! ;-)

Beth said...

Such a sweet gift. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Hey! Jessi sent this to me a few days ago and I was instantly in love. So cute! I want to do one too. Unfortunately, I can't see your book posted up here but I will try again. I definitely am also in the Vday mood this year :) xx

Cheryl said...

Just got it to show - so fun! Thanks for sharing.

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Amanda said...

So cute...I love photo books!

Rebecca said...

Aww thats so cute! I made my hubby a photo book from Picaboo. It hasn't arrived yet but I can't wait to see it! It's a photo story of our life together so far ;) Anyway, enjoy your Valentine's Day!!