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, […]

Valentine Exchange 2014

TRUMPET SOUND TRUMPET SOUND TRUMPET SOUND Attention handmade valentine lovers! For the fourth year running I am inviting my readers to participate in the biggest, most snazztastic valentine swap of all! Last year more than 400 folks participated from all around the world. That means more than 1,200 Valentines were exchanged between total strangers. Wowza! […]

The Gift of Sloth

It’s valentines day. I just couldn’t decide what to get you… Chocolate? Been there. Flowers? Done that. Jewelry? You like to pick it out yourself. Poetry? I’m useless. The gift of sloth? Yep. That’ll do it… My gift to you: a party sized bucket of sloths. Happy Valentines Day! PS: Thank you everyone who loving […]

Nothing Says I Love You Like Frozen Pizza

I have a suggestion for dinner tomorrow: frozen pizza. Yes, frozen pizza. It’s cheap, easy, and everyone likes it. It doesn’t suck up a lot of time or money, thus leaving you with a few extra minutes to show your love in other ways. Because let’s face it; sometimes Valentines day is about roses and […]

Guest Posting: Hot Glue Hearts

The Valentine tree is up! It looks like a cross between Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree and a Lisa Frank trapper keeper. In other words, I’m thrilled with it. It’s covered with a menagerie of heart do-dahs, but mostly it’s these nifty hot glue hearts I came up with a few weeks ago. They are crazy […]

And they are off!

It’s time! If you signed up for the third annual Valentine swap, you will have received an email from me with your swap partners information last night. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail just in case. If you still don’t see it, send me a direct email. This year nearly 400 people […]

Yarn Hearts

Six excuses I tell myself to get out of learning to knit: It will give me carpel tunnel syndrome. I already crochet and suck at it. Do I really need one more thing to suck at? It will allow me to make custom sweaters for my cat. My cat already hates me and the last […]

Jambalaya Boxes

It’s that time of the year when tourists descend upon New Orleans like a bunch of drunk and shirtless locusts. Middle aged conventioneers with names like Stew and Skip take up with sorority girls, frat boys, and Lousianans alike in America’s spring break: Mardi Gras. Yes, it’s that time of year, but it isn’t all bad […]