I don't know about you, but as much as I like Christmas, as soon as it is over, it is ALL about Valentine's Day. Maybe it is the store's fault, but all that pink gets me in the mood for it. :)
I have 5 nieces and nephews...the youngest three are always over on the weekends. There I was, peacefully reading my favorite blogs and my awesome guy says, "Why don't you make something with the cousins?" Having what seems like my own JoAnn's in my house, I pulled out all sorts of goodies, some scap mdf and we went to work.
I was really impressed with what the kids came up with. There was a crown, a name built into a picture, a butterfly garden, and a bee girl. I am SO doing a bee girl of my own next...she's already drawn. :) This time, I made a valentine girl.
My valentine girl knows that love is kind. I told her all about it. I've been married almost 8 years, but awesome guy and I dated for 6 years before that. Of all the moments, the times that I felt the most loved was when he was kind to me. When he comforted me, helped me great ready for one of my "monster" parties, nursed me back to normal after my c-sections, surprised me with flowers, and held up his coat from me to put on even though we were both cold. You get the idea.
My valentine girl reminds me to be kind too. Sometimes it's easy, but when life stresses us out, it can be difficult. She reminds me to return those acts of kindness because I want to show him I love him too.
She's been hanging by my front door. I've enjoyed her. I'm ready for someone else to enjoy her, if they fancy her. Maybe she could remind someone else of the times their loved one was kind. Maybe then I'll have room for my bee girl. :)
Therefore, I will humbly offer her on etsy tomorrow. In the meantime, she'll be hanging by my front door. :)
Wishing you all lots of love and kindness!
P.S. Thank you Adri, Lori, and Suz for being my very first comments of my new blog. I was so excited to hear from you...you all are like celebrities to me! :) Thank you! Your fan, Mere