Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekend Recap and Flowers in the House

It's Valentine's week, friends!
Good Monday morning, blog friends. I hope your weekends were lovely! Mine was packed with all kinds of busy, but it was all fun-busy stuff. Come on in, I'll show you...



I clipped this red rose from our garden on Saturday and snapped a few photos of her knowing I'd be linking up with Jane for "Flowers in the House" this morning. She was beautiful company in the kitchen while I labored over these babies...

Chocolate covered vanilla-cherry cupcakes. Holy smokes these were yummy. I tried new recipes for the cake and the frosting and they are both keepers! You see, Carrie and I hosted our fourth annual Valentine crop yesterday, so my weekend was spent preparing for time with our sweet crafting friends.
 
I realized this weekend that carnations might be one of my favorite scents on the planet. Love.
 
And this next photo has nothing to do with flowers or Valentine party prep - just a photo I snapped of Casper enjoying clean pond water. Isn't she the cutest baby box turtle ever?
 
Anyway, back to the party...
 
Carrie hosted the event at her house this year, and I love that she came up with the idea for a photo booth. I love this photo of all of us together, and that Carrie uploaded it and printed a copy for each of us before the party was over. My girl.
 
Janae, Vee{butterfly}, Michelle, me, Corri D.
Barbara, Carrie, Jenn and Kristi
Gosh, I love these women!
 


We do a little gift exchange every year so I came home from the party with all kinds of little goodies - including these lovely little roses. And that cupcake just may have been my dinner last night. :o] Pretty sweet weekend, eh?

So now we work toward Friday and I love the thought of that. Not only will it be Friday, but also Valentine's Day and the start of a three-day weekend here in the U.S. I'm sure Jane will be happy when Friday evening rolls around - she works in a flower shop and this week will be all kinds of busy as she prepares pretty flowers for others to enjoy. {Catch her Flowers in the House link ups here.}

Wishing each of you a week filled with flowers and hearts and chocolate and looooove.
Go get you some!

27 comments:

Ruth said...

What a fun weekend you've had! Maybe one of these fine days, I'll be able to attend in person, instead of reading about it afterwards!

Susi said...

Love this idea, looks like you all had fun. I want a cupcake!!! : )
Inviting necessary was my captcha today!

Beverly said...

I love your annual events. Not a cherry person at al but the cupcakes are pretty ;)

helena said...

what a cute turtle pose. hope you are going to share what you made for the treat swap - I always enjoy it and love the whole idea

flwrjane said...

What a fun party. That could almost make me like Valentines Day. Those cupcakes are a sure sell tho. And of course I love the flowers. Xo J

Audrey said...

Hi Deb!!! I was drooling over your cupcakes on Instagram this weekend. I do love all things cherry. They look delicious! Glad you guys enjoyed the party ~ I adore that photo booth. So cute! And Casper's little photo ~ swoon! Alain's gone all week for work and we're expecting a snow storm....so pray for me. Ha! More snow days from school.....will Winter ever end?

scrappyjacky said...

The party sounds such fun...and the cupcakes look mouthwatering.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Casper totally stole the show. Adorable!

Bmore Bungalow said...

Those cupcakes look SOOOOO good!

Bare Mtn Farm said...

Yikes there is just so much sweetness to your post. Hard to maintain a diet with those yummy looking cupcakes. Love the flowers and turtle too!

Sharon Parker said...

Carrie is an adorable little turtle! And your roses are delicious — I can almost smell them!

Jen said...

Adorable turtle, beautiful flowers, delicious cupcakes!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Yummy looking cupcakes! Those carnations look so pretty too. Love the photo of your party - what a great idea! X

Amelia said...

What a cute little turtle, the cupcakes look scrumptious.Happy Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything yesterday! It means so much to me that through our busy lives, work, babies etc. that we all make the time to reunite and catch up. The friendships that you have that endure over the years, not just because they are convenient, are the ones I hold close in my heart. This is the best idea ever for a party and I so enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with. Thanks for taking the time to organize this. Love you girls! Jenn L.

Amy said...

It looks like it was a great weekend Deb!
I'm still picking myself up off the floor over the fact that you have a long weekend for Valentine's Day .... though, I shouldn't wonder, we have one for a horse race!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Deb, What a great idea! It's always fun to get together with a bunch of girl friends to celebrate something. Your cupcakes look delicious and pretty too. Have a Happy Valentine's Day. Christa

debs14 said...

What a great post, so much loveliness! Looks like you had a great time. Those cupcakes look wonderful!

Miriam said...

Happy Valentines to you Deb. A lovely post filled with love, cupcakes and a box turtle! what more could you need?

Sian said...

What lovely pictures! I'm going to have to go back out to the shops, I think. I looked at some bunches of tulips this morning and din't buy..I've changed my mind after reading this

Alison said...

Glad your crop was so much fun!
Alison xx

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks like a terrific weekend! and your girl is definitely a sweetheart! Those cupcakes look delicious too deb!!

Heather said...

When did carnations fall out of favor? Could it be all those horribly arranged uninspired bouquets from the grocery stores? Wonderful scent indeed. What great fun to share a valentines party with friends...next year I think I will imitate you!

alexa said...

Your posts are always so uplifting and I always enjoy,the sense of celebration in your life :).

Karen said...

Love this post. Looking forward to the Valentine weekend too x

Jo said...

It looks like you had a fabulous weekend and those cupcakes sound amazing! x

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Deb...what fun! Good friends, yummy food, and pretty flowers...a perfect combination. Casper is very photogenic. I do love a box turtle. I always read the book, Box Turtle at Long Pond, to my preschool and Kinder classes. Casper and your post brought back sweet memories. Smiles...Susan

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