Sunday, February 04, 2007

Valentine Goodies


What a week!

I discovered that someone figured out my eBay password, and bid on some very costly items. Fortunately, they didn't bid high enough & I recieved emails reminding me to bid higher!!!! The foolish thing I'd done was to have the same password for ALL my accounts, important and unimportant; so, this week I went in and changed each one individually. Thing is, I CAN'T remember them all! The Blogger one is especially confusing because I was forced to switch to a Google account, which I didn't really want to do, and so now, I'm all mixed up. I finally got in this AM using the same username and password that I tried yesterday, that they claimed wouldn't work. Argh!

Besides all that, the week was good. We had another "snow day" on Thursday, and not a drop of snow or ice was seen. It was a beautiful day! It gave me a chance to go through my closet, and find some goodies I'd forgotten all about-- like this silk tablecloth (probably from the 30's) that my friend Elizabeth gave me. I should photograph the whole thing, but it need to be repaired in some areas. Once that's done, I'll show ya.

Mail! I am notoriously bad for not returning emails or phone calls. It's not that I don't have the time... I guess it's just that it's so impersonal, and I prefer snail mail above all communication. In middle school and high school, I think I had about 10 pen pals. To open the mailbox and see a letter... so exciting! This was a fun week for mail this week-- check out what came!

A New Year's Goodie from The Felt Mouse! Thank you, thank you, thank you! That was fun to open, especially in front of the cat-- it even popped! It was beautifully made, in greens and blues, down to the tape on the box it came in! See...

Inside Goodies... ( I'd already eaten the chocolate!)

I'll have to remember that for next year! She is so creative, always up to some kind of cool project! You've got to check out her Groundhog Day cupcakes! They remind me of that arcade game where the groundhogs pop up and you have to bop them on the head with that stuffed hammer! So funny! Thank you again, Jennifer!

And... a Valentine from Misadventures of Sarah and Jack!

We swapped Valentines and I just love what she made! She even used the glitter I'd love to get my hands on! It's just lovely, and I love that she used crepe paper! Now I want to make more Valentines, just as I thought I'd finished, now she's inspired me to make more! Thank you Sarah!

Oh, and graduation gifts arrived for my French Club students! I know it's a little early, but I'm ready for summer! :) I have a group of about 16 students (1st, 3rd, and 4th graders) who have been meeting with me during school. They're a great group-- really enthusiastic about everything. Next week we'll begin making Mardi Gras masks and prepare for our Mardi Gras party! Anway, I've been looking for a good souvenir of sorts for the group, and what better souvenir than a Eiffel Tower! I'm going to wrap them with some goodies later, but they arrived this week. If you like them, HappyMall sells them and other European goodies for cheap!

Now, for you: some old Valentines! All were saved by Jeremy's grandmother, Erma & are in beautiful condition. These are just a few of my favorites, but she saved quite a few.



Now for a challenge: I'm curious-- did anyone save Valentines from elementary school? I wish I had, and if anyone did, I'd love to see them... especially rad 80's cards!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Sarah and Jack said...

Sadly, I dont have any of my school Valentines either. That google account thing is a royal pain in my arse. Usually if I use my email address instead of a user name it logs me in. We buy our glitter from tortoiseo on Ebay, they are very friendly to work with, and the prices are reasonable!

Jennifer said...

Happy (belated) New Year! It seems these were good for startling cats.

I have some old Valentines (circa late 70s/early 80s)! see here:

Sean Carter said...

Hey it was really nice going through your post...thanks for sharing all of these...they are really great and loved those Valentine cards you've posted...well since Valentines Day is round th corner i'd also like you to drop by my blog sometime and check out some of the goodies i've posted there for the great day!!!

Jane said...

I miss those snow days! The unexpected freedom! Well, can't complain because it was 80 here today and that is lovely too. Love the Valentines.

UK Girl said...

Happy New Year Coleen!

We did not exchange Valentine cards at school in England! So I go overboard with the ones Thomas sends our (my 7 year old). He just started French in an after school program and is loving it! This year we are making bug ones.

That Ebay think is a little scary :-(