Monday, February 15, 2010


This is Dan's studio.

I love going in here when he's not around.
I love being surrounded by the things he's created. It's like his presence is there.
I love seeing him when he is in there.
I love that he is so happy when he is doing what he loves the most.
I love, I love!

{p.s. How talented is he?!}

Sunday, February 14, 2010

To My Valentine

Thank you for being the perfect balance in my life.
I love you.

{Tulips from Dan}

{The worlds of Jessica and Dan collide on a table top: gardening & graphic novels}

Cupcake Delivery

I left a valentine surprise at Shannon and Dave's house.
(Inside the box: apple cupcake with cream cheese frosting AND chocolate cupcake with chocolate peanut butter frosting)
I was trusting that Shannon would get home before a squirrel paid a visit.

For the boys

Shannon and I got together to make valentines for Dave and Dan. Later that afternoon I was talking to my dad on the phone and when I told him what Shan and I did that morning his response was something like, "Felt fortune cookies? So what are they supposed to do with those?"
I think there needs to be more holidays concocted to give a reason for women to give gifts to women. About 7 years ago my friends and I celebrated "Pal-entine's Day." Maybe I should send that idea to Hallmark.
Back to my dad's remark. I'm sure Dan will have the same question. So, Dan, when you read this you have my permission to do whatever you'd like with them. Perhaps pay it forward by giving them to someone you feel lucky to have in your life? Hmm?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

for grandma

One of my favorite things to do is to send packages to my grandma. For Valentine's Day I made her a book made out of brown lunch sacks. The book was "10 Things I Love About You." 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Super Sweet Valentines

Need an easy Valentine idea? 

This is my old standby. It works for every occasion—especially the one on February 14th (Sunday, everyone!).

You will need the supplies listed in the photo to replicate the ones I made. However, rounded corners and “phat” staples aren’t necessary (straight corners and a regular stapler will work just fine). These are the stickers I used.
Craft supply stores will have everything you need — even the candy!

Monday, February 01, 2010