Valentine Strawberry Appetizer and Dessert

Valentine Strawberry Appetizer & Dessert

Valentine’s Day is just three days away, and Mr. C and I never go out to celebrate.  First, no ones cooks as good as me :-}, second you wait forever to be seated/served and the food is usually disappointing.  For me, the only way to have a romantic evening is to stay home and enjoy […]

Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine embroidery hoop art is a great craft project perfect for anyone wanting to decorate their home easily and inexpensively.  One of my favorite Valentine embroidery hoop art was done the year before I got sick. You can see how I made

7 Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day is a week from today! Both my curio and china hutch (share tomorrow) are all prettied up.  I've caught a bad cold and don't have a lot of energy.  So I came up with 7 Frugal Valentine decor ideas.  I hope you'll make, or be inspired by, these easy and frugal Valentine simple […]

Valentine Curio Cabinet

butterfly rose dish

Valentine's Day is just over a week away, and I wanted to share my Valentine Curio Cabinet.  I found the cabinet, or I should say two curio cabinets at GW, click here.   One is still standing down in the dungeon. We are planning on converting part of our dungeon in to a family room. It's […]

Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert

Strawberry Heart Pastry Dessert

My Valentine's Day theme is all about the heart.  Keeping this in mind I wanted to create a heart shaped dessert.  Since I don't really enjoy baking (all about savory)  my recipe needed to be easy, yet, an elegant dessert.   Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert is a perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. The recipe is very […]

Valentine Napkin Ring

Napkin Ring

One of my greatest pleasures is spending lots of time in my cottage kitchen doing what I love, cooking. Being a garlic lover I use garlic in just about everything I cook and have broken apart many garlic bulbs.  Garlic is not only essential in my cooking, but, also as a decorative element in my […]

Happy Valentine’s!

Pink Rose

It's Valentine's Day. I'm looking forward to spending the day with Mr. Charmer and anticipating our Valentine's dinner. I am lucky to have Mr. Charmer in my life after a very long wait.  I'm so looking forward to sitting down across from him, sipping wine, eating, and quietly sharing together in this special day! I […]

Romantic Rose Tablescape For Two

Laura Ashley Heart and Rose

Hello everyone, I am so excited about Valentine's day this year, Mr. C. and I will be staying at home enjoying a romantic dinner in front of the fireplace.  Warm and intimate is what we want...that restaurants just don't provide.  I love to cook, so it's also my way of showing love for him by […]

Valentine Love, Hearts and Roses


Hello everyone, When I think of Valentines I think of love, hearts, roses and my Mr. Charmer.  This year, of all years I appreciate him more than ever.  Mr. Charmer showed me what love really is!   His love, strength, patience, caring and devotion is beyond anything I have ever know.   His love is a […]

Valentine LOVE..

Valentine Love

Hello everyone, I hope you all will share your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best Par.tay #58, Sunday February 2.  New time 9:00 a.m. Love to see what you've been up to! My New Year's resolution is to live life more simply, with this in mind I'm  creating a Valentine Heart, Button and Rose Vignette. So […]