Sara Groves “He’s Always Been Faithful to Me”: Simple Gift Sunday

Sara Groves He's Always Been Faithful

  My oldest son Joshua recently married his love Emmaline on a warm Friday evening in a beautifully tranquil outdoor park. All during the hours proceeding the wedding I was calm yet excited. I had celebrated my son's birth and life in this letter written to him the night before his wedding. I let all the emotions surrounding … [Read more...]

Letter To My Son on Your Wedding Day

Mother to Son on Your Wedding Day - Marty's Musings

  Letter to My Son on Your Wedding Day, My sweet Joshua, I'm fairly certain every mother says at one time or another: "I can't believe how fast the time has gone," but it's unbelievably, heartbreakingly true. On the eve of your wedding day, the most life altering day in your young life, I want you to know how grateful I am for the … [Read more...]

Wired Photo Frame for Wedding or Anniversary

Wired Photo Frame - Marty's Musings

  Today is my anniversary. 27 years of wedded bliss. Maybe not always bliss, but my DIY hubby never fails to make me laugh. Even when I don't want to. For our Valentine's Day anniversary I made him this wired photo frame.  And he painted our bedroom. Win-win. Okay, maybe I'll throw a pizza in the oven, too. It's … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Valentine's Day Table Setting - Marty's Musings

  I had this wonderfully sentimental, perfect table setting post to show you all last Friday. Then the computer ate it. Buh-bye, sayonora, adieu, adios, and it was gone. I may have even cried a few tears over it. Okay, maybe a lot. I'm not telling ~smile~ But then, miracle of miracles, it came back.   And then the … [Read more...]

Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake - Marty's Musings

(Stay tuned for links to all the fabulous bloggers joining us in our All Things Home Valentine's Showcase.) Every year I listen to the hype and commercialization of the first holiday of the new year. I walk through the aisles of the drugstore and see candy hearts, silk roses and mushy cards. It all looks so.......average.  Then … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Love Story

25th Wedding Anniversary from Marty's Musings

I have many new readers (thank you so much for joining me!), and I wanted to share our personal Valentine's Day love story here this year, reliving a spectacular, once in a lifetime celebration. It was the  ultimate surprise. one year ago …... Unbeknownst to me, my family (specifically my husband, oldest daughter and niece) had been … [Read more...]

Valentine Decorating Ideas

Valentine Decor from Marty's Musings

Such a lovely picture of my now almost 15-year-old daughter. The dress was a $2 bargain from Goodwill. That cute smile. Priceless. She practically wore that dress to pieces. I helped it along a little. Look at that lovely white eyelet material. And that pretty pink waistband. Did you see the pink tulle peeking out … [Read more...]

Sweet Nothings: Simple, Crafty ways to Show Your Love and a Live Google+ Hangout!

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I’m very excited to be joining with some other talented bloggers for a series of live Google+ and YouTube broadcasts for Valentine’s Day. All this week, bloggers are sharing their ideas for Valentine’s crafts, gifts, treats and projects. I’ll be joining Amy from AttaGirlSays.com in a live Google+ hangout on air tomorrow (Feb. 7) at 1 … [Read more...]

Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Valentine Marshmallow Pops from Marty's Musings

I love making Valentine Marshmallow Pops! Ever since my daughter's wedding I have enjoyed making these for our Christmas parties and other festive occasions. Besides tasting great, they are also a fun addition to a holiday table. (I may just be a little biased about the holiday after our 25th wedding anniversary surprise and all the fun we had last … [Read more...]

Valentine Centerpiece

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

  As I was putting away the Christmas decorations I was already thinking ahead to Valentine's Day, just about my favoritest holiday (my anniversary and chocolate hearts all rolled up into one!) Visions of red burlap, white lace and pearls were dancing through my head. After lugging my decorations down from the attic I pondered … [Read more...]