Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What do you Love???

Betty always has these great ideas and lately she’s been showcasing a lot of them on her blog, and for Valentine’s Day she had some great ones. So of course, she inspired me to get creative for this special day of Love. I usually decorate and what not through February for Valentines, but this year I’ve been preoccupied with other things and just never got around to do anything for it. So when I saw her blog this past week, I figured it wasn’t too late to do something special for this day. So I wanted to share...

She made this little He/She Love Mini book you can see here. I didn’t have the same materials at hand, but being crafty as well, I found a few different things I had and made the idea my own which is what its all about. They look a little different but they're meaning is the same. What a great little book to have to share with my family to remind ourselves what each of us loves at this point in time as individuals.

I bought this cute 8 page mini album at Target in the $1.00 section and just covered the front of it with
 Valentine type paper I had and embellished it a bit.

The idea- simple!..A B&W pic of each of your family members (or whomever)
and then you write a note as to what He/She Loves...

Too easy and a great way to reflect on the now
I had a great time taking the pictures...it gave me a chance to get back to my camera
which I hadn't done in a while. I got some great shots of my boys! Just fun!

I even included my baby...LuLu!!

The last page!
Please know that I did this over the weekend as a last minute and simple gift to my family. I didn't give them money or expensive gifts but just something they know I did with a lot of love. Once I took the pictures, it truly took only a couple of hours to put together. So if I could do it, so could you. What does your family Love?
I wish I would have taken a picture to show you the boys looking through the book together and having Michael reading each person's list outloud and commenting and laughing at different things...Priceless!
They all loved it to say the least, and on top of spending the night playing a card game and "Who Am I?"
 together as a family.... it made this Valentines one for the books!
So Thank You, Betty, once again for the idea and I hope you all had yourselves a memorable Valentines as well!!
Lots of Love... from my corner to yours.

1 comment:

Gioconda said...

Thanks Sandy. Love what you did. And the fact that the boys enjoyed it makes it all more special. Love you - Betty