Last month Sean and I made Valentine's gifts for each other for the nineteenth time.
My gift wasn't particularly lovey-dovey this year, but it was something he mentioned wanting a few times.
He has been meaning to take the time to send birthday wishes to each of the students on his caseload. He has done this is the past, making a pile of cards as the school year began, but hasn't done it in years.
I put together a couple card designs for him from digital kits I have...one birthday card and one for other notes. I printed a bunch of the cards, bought envelopes and ordered an address stamp with his school address. I figured it would be a nice surprise for his students to get good, old-fashion mail.
I love when the seasons change...even though, technically, they don't change much here in Southern California.
I usually crave something each season. Summer it's the beach as much as possible...fall it's pumpkin scented candles...winter it's hot chocolate and the fireplace on...and spring is all the flowers. I want floral patterned everything and I want a ridiculous amount of flowers planted in our backyard.
I also am looking forward to some spring cleaning, cloudy mornings, Easter brunch and probably even more flowers.
I have been a grading machine this week and have never gotten around to taking pictures of a few small projects to share (despite the extra hour of sunlight), so I thought I didn't have anything to share around here tonight.
But then I remembered I had an old post draft that I never wrote...like fall 2015 old. I was going to share it last year around St. Patrick's Day, but I never did.
So back in fall 2015, I hosted a little lunch for my mom's best friend's daughter's third baby boy. I actually just shared his first birthday build a fort kit gift a couple weeks ago. I loved the chance to host showers for his brothers too in 2012 and 2014. This time we went with an Irish theme since they all have awesome Irish names.
The decorations were super simple, but I loved the chance to put together three hearts into a shamrock and have some Bells of Ireland for the flowers. I sprinkled green fabric hearts over the table too and had fun wrapping up the little favors.
We had a simple lunch with a salad and a make-your-own baked potato bar. I somehow got through my entire life without eating a potato skin from a baked potato. However, once I tried it I was completely hooked and a baked potato has been my go-to easy dinner ever since. I follow these instructions to bake potatoes and they really are perfect.
So glad I remembered to finally share this little Irish themed shower...it really was one of my most favorite celebrations to host.