Too Early?

I know New Years is still fresh, but the new me who remembers and acknowledges birthdays, special events and holidays is already working on Valentine’s Day. Normally I shun the holiday because of the ridiculous price of chocolate and flowers, but I intend to make it a fun day where our family celebrates all the love we have for and from so many amazing family and friends! I have a great list of ideas going on over at Pinterest but here are a few Etsy items to get you in mood!

Cookies from Queen of Tarts Cakes

Ornaments from Buttons and Glitter Boutique

Banner from Any Occasions Banners

Baby Hat from Fiddlestyx Studios

Wood Blocks from JN Designs


Pounce- Just Sold

I am so excited to have made three sales from my Etsy shop this week! I just recently reopened LoveAlways, XOX on etsy and it has been a process for me getting new pictures for my items and relisting everything. It is fun to see my work starting to pay off, and I am looking forward to the future and getting some new projects ready for sale.

To celebrate my sales, I want to share another etsy search item with you. Pounce – Just Sold, shows you items that have been recently purchased. I like seeing what other people are buying, finding new shops, and seeing other’s creative ideas. (Click on the image to link to the seller’s etsy shop.)


The Funky Owl


Sit, Stay, Smile


Chique' Showoffs


Sugar Fresh


House Of Peltier


My Girlfriend

Remember body pillows? They were a big thing, I don’t know, maybe 7 years ago. My mom got me one for Christmas around then and as cool as it was I didn’t really understand it’s usefulness. I made a really pretty cover for it using a hot pink floral fleece remnant I had. (That was when fleece tie blankets were big too.) It sat on my bed and moved where I moved. Not getting too much use.

Then a couple of years later I got pregnant. Ever since, my husband and I have affectionately referred to my body pillow as my girlfriend. She sleeps with us and I love to spoon her. I got her out over the weekend and she is just as wonderful as my pregnant belly and I remember.

I highly recommend a body pillow to any pregnant woman!

Card of the Day:

I am so loving adding the extra touch to the envelope insides! This one is for all of you with a little girly punk in you!

Punk Love

Punk Love

A challenge for you

I was presented with this activity today and wanted to challenge you to it as well. As you read the following verses from 1 Corinthians 13 replace the words love and it with your own name.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Do you believe it? Do you believe what you just read? Let’s all strive to be loving!