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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Valentine's Day Gifts ..

Hello my dear friends,

this year my daughters and I weren't going to do anything really for Valentine's day and then we all started to create our gifts almost last minute. You have seen my creations already and today I am sharing the gifts I received from my daughters.

This is the gift my daughter Ashleigh made me for Valentine.
 It is so sweet and will taste great too because it involves as you can see ...

... lots of chocolate and candy and I love how she use the sweet stuff wrappers in her message!

" Happy Valentine's Day!
Dear Mama, I just want you to know how amazing, excellent and beautiful you are. I would need more than 10 fingers to count all of the reasons why I love you and wouldn't trade you for all the money in the world! I love you!"

And this is the gift my daughter Caylagh created for me ...

A sweet little card with a loving message ...

... some wishing dust to make my dreams come true...
... and the cutest way to send a little message ... in a clothes peg!  Again just so neat and lovely!
My heart is so full of joy right now and I wish you that yours is too!
But that's not all I wanted to share with you today.

I don't know what it is like where you live right now but this is what it looked like last night around 11 pm in SW Ontario ...
... another Winter storm with lots of blowing snow again. It seems Spring isn't just ready to slowly start appearing and Olde Man Winter is sure not wanting to leave us just yet. One thing I do really like about this weather is that it is actually as bright as it is in the photographs late at night.
 But that's all for today. I am off outside now to clear snow from driveways again.
Almost forgot ...
... some of you lovely bloggers had asked me who the maker is of the fabric I used for my lavender sachets. I am sorry to say that I threw the offcut with the name of the company in the trash so right now I don't know who and where it was made. But ... I will go back to the store in a week or so and try to find out for you. So do pop back some time and visit me here at Todolwen. Hopefully I will have the name for those of you that would like to know.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.
Karen B.


  1. Oh what lovely valentines gifts your daughters made for you!
    You must be very proud of these two girls!
    The snow is amazing for me. We havn't had more than some spray of snow and now every day over 10°C.

    I send you warm wishes :-) from Germany

  2. Such sweet gifts, Karen! How lucky you are. And what lovely pictures of the snow. We are being buried in New England as well. I am very eager for Spring to arrive!

  3. You ARE loved - your daughter's Valentines are adorable, Mom! Stay warm - your photos actually made me cold to look at them! Happy Tuesday - Tanya

  4. Wind and rain for us. So much water,we are constantly checking our drainage system as it looks on the verge of being overwhelmed. Lovely valentines cards, obviously straight from the heart.

  5. What sweetness from your daughters... and chocolate too. Your pictures made me shiver!!!!! We could use a storm like that here in the mountain west. So long as I'm at home cozy and warm and watching from the inside.

  6. Aren't you the fortunate one to receive these items, given with love.


  7. this is truly amazing and I'm very happy for you dear Karen. We are not really celebrating Valentine's Day, we try to be good and thankful for each other every day - but I also am fond of the celebration of this special day and I smiled at the wonderful declarations of love by your children! Especially love the letter in the peg.... :)

  8. Preciosos es regals de les teves filles!
    Una abraçada