Valentine Swap 2016


Update: Entrance to the annual valentine swap is now closed. Thank you to everyone who filled out the form – as of Feb 2nd, all addresses have been collected, shuffled, and sent back out. If you do not see your email, first *please check your spam filter*, and if that does not work, email me […]

Valentine Exchange 2015


As some of you know, the fifth annual Valentine swap has just come to an end, bigger and bolder than ever! More than 1,400 handmade valentines were exchanged between total strangers, which adds up to just enough warmth and kindness to offset this brutal winter. Excellent news: the popularity of hashtags have made it much […]

Heart Punch Garlands


My friend Noeleen came over for a snowy afternoon last week. We could have busied ourselves with corn chips and trashy TV, but instead we got crafty and painted coffee filters. Yay us! There were no particular plans for what to with them, except that it be nifty looking. Well, I think we succeeded. Each […]

16 Valentine DIYs to Try This Weekend


    I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad to saw farewell to January and move one step closer to spring! This weekend I’ll be getting’ my valentine on. How about you? 1. origami love notes  2. heartbreaker candy favors  3. 40+ free valentine images  4. oreo valentines 5. wax doily hearts  6. strawberry and cream cake  7. striped glass vases 8. sparkling heart wine […]

Valentine Swap 2015


### Update Feb 5, 2015 Valentine Swap Participants*  1. Thank you for participating! I love seeing these photos of valentines on the move. More! More! 2. Emails with addresses went out on Feb1st. I sent hundreds of them which likely triggered some spam filters, so if you are still looking, *check your junk mail*. ### Attention […]

Valentines Day at the Movies. With Angst.

So, last week I sat down to do a round-up post of cool Valentine stuff I saw on Pinterest– paper hearts, pink and red greeting cards, a cake topper featuring Fabio on horseback (What? Who? Me? Never.)…you know. The usual. But then I saw this thing. It bugged me. This pin, this photo, was a […]

Downton Abbey Valentines

Normally I am a strict advocate for handmade Valentines, but, then I saw these Downton Abbey cards, lasercut on thin pieces of wood, rad as hell, and suitable for framing. Yeah. Imma have to hit that. Anna and Bates are like a big British burrito of cuteness. When I was crazy sick in bed a […]

Valentine Garlands

The good news was my boss let us all work from home yesterday because it was too cold to handle public transportation downtown. The bad news was my remote control stopped working while stuck on some A&E sub-channel and I had to watch Dog the Bounty Hunter for like five hours straight. Sure, I know, […]