Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Happy Heart Day


pooh and piglet


“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


Happy February!




Happy February, my dears!  Are you suffering from winter-has-gone-on-too-long syndrome?  It’s nothing a pretty Valentine’s card can’t cure.

I’m a big supporter of sending heart cards to friends and family.  It gets you off the hook during the holiday season and comes as a sweet surprise to those who aren’t expecting a valentine.

In Los Angeles, I love card shopping at Soolip and Urbanic.  Online, I have an account at Rifle Paper Co. and I’ve also used Minted, Pinhole Press and Pancake & Franks.

For instant messages, Lydia has turned me on to the Red Stamp app for iPhone which offers an incredible number of stylish, modern cards you can personalize with messages and photos then send via text, email or snail mail.

I’d love to have a few more dependable resources for creative cards.  So tell us, where do you browse pretty papers?

xo Sarah

The Weekend Dish: Valentines


Vintage Valentines–Love is All You Need–by If I Were Cards via Etsy

Happy Friday, my sweets!

What are you doing this weekend?

Lydia and I are making brunch at the beach for 12 out-of-towners.  They’re in for a treat weather-wise (food-wise too, I hope ; )).

I have valentines on my mind.

"Ring Mine" card by Two Cents

An all-time fave

EmersonMade Yes, Horse! T

Does your sister deserve a pony?  Mine does.

"The Parts of My Heart" card by Armatodesign

Romance Grey‘s style

Essie for J. Crew in Milky Way

A quiet kind of love.

"Bunny Hug" by Trafalgar Square

For your Mama friends and their wee ones

The Kitchn's Strawberry Milk Cake

For everyone

(Thanks to Kaitlin for tipping us off)

Poster by Row Boat Press


Happy weekend, friends.


P.S. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway!  Comments close at 12 Midnight PST tonight.

Giveaway: Organic & Chic



Happy Wednesday, loves!

How’s February treating you?

It’s my second-favorite month.*  Indulging in words of love, tokens of affection and decadent baked goods feels even more magical with cupid’s go-ahead.  And there’s nothing quite like sending a Valentine.

Which is why we’re giving away a copy of Sarah Magid‘s Organic and Chic.


We’ve talked about this book before and we’re talking about it again now because it has the sweetest recipes to consider when baking for loved ones this month.  From jewel-tone layer cakes to shiny “goldies”(a.k.a gourmet gold metallic twinkies!), we’re talking sweets that are organic and whimsical and recipes that work.

So, tell us—what’s your dream Valentine’s Day dessert?

We’ll choose a winner randomly from the comments below and make the announcement early next week.  Our one lucky friend should receive the book just in time for a happy heart day.

Comments close Friday at 12 midnight PST.  US residents only.


*Even though it’s not really fall weather in Los Angeles, my heart belongs to October.