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Valentine’s Day at our house today…

We woke up nice and simple today.
And had heart sprinkles on our cereal.
Delicious, right?
It’s a sweet little day to talk about love.  And kindness.  And that sort of thing.
And a day to treat the baby in my belly to some deliciousness.  She needed some goodness too!
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This bowl was sitting on the table yesterday and this morning.  It may or may not be all gone. Babies in utero need things like this to thrive in the last 2 weeks of development.  I read that somewhere……you know, like online or somewhere. {{wink,wink}}
And what will I give my husband for Valentine’s day? 

Well, I received a water color painting from Keri at this shop.
(same shop as these paintings for my kids room here)

I’m kind of in love with it.  It’s my husband as the P.A. (which he’s in school to become)…….and my little kiddos as the patients.  And maybe my little girl’s favorite pink bear is up on the office wall, as the ‘anatomy drawing’.  And my little guy loves trains, and that’s up on the other wall.
All of the many details included in the painting are simply charming.
Since my husband doesn’t have an office, or somewhere official to hang the this, it’ll hang out next to him while he studies for school.  Thanks Keri, from BeDoodled.  We both love it.
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One more thing I have to mention. Do any of you remember that little giveaway I hosted before Christmas (found here) where I gave away a few things from my stash?  Well, the winner of the ruffled scarf is from Australia and she declared that if she won, she would take a photo of the scarf next to a kangaroo or emu or something.  Well, the scarf made it safely to Australia……and Maya kept her promise.  Here she is next to some wallabies (small type of kangaroos she explained to me)……flashing that sweet smile.
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She even used her little guy as a model to display the scarf in front of some emu’s and more wallabies.
Way too cute.  And thanks for humoring me Maya.  I only wish I would have boxed myself up to meet those little wallabies in person.  Maybe we could arrange that! :)
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Anyway, hope everyone enjoys their Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate).
We are bound to overeat a bit on pink and red candies and all things chocolate.  And use plenty of fluffy and sparkly materials to create a few Valentine’s day cards.
Hope you do too.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Business News says:

    I like what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.

  2. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    From your newest Aussie follower, I have to say I love those photos of the scarf in action ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a unique gift for him!! SOOO what did he get you???

  4. Meghan says:

    Those reese's hearts are the BEST valentines candy ever! Yum!

  5. Michelle says:

    What a sweet gift for your hubby–I'm sure he loved it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I read for real that a little dark chocolate every day helps prevent pre-eclampsia during pregnancy so enjoy!!

  7. Marie: says:

    Oh that scarf is adorable, where did you find it? By the way, we too are big on heart shaped or pink foods. Made some wonderful fluffy pink cupcakes for my kiddos.

  8. Ashley says:

    Anne……I love you. You're welcome at my house anytime! :)

  9. anne says:

    About that pregnant women/babes in utero needing chocolate. Totally true! Check out the October podcast here about a study that found that regular consumption of chocolate is associated with a reduced risk of preeclampsia. Then

  10. bethanndodd says:

    Love that Maya kept good on her promise. She and her little guy are great models for your beautiful scarf :). Hope you have a happy day!

  11. Kirsten says:

    Peanutbutter is the best for the child – I am sure about it! How I miss Reeses!!! It is already 13 years since I was for one year in America, but I still miss this good stuff!!!


  12. Malori says:

    I love the picture of the lady wearing your scarf with the kangaroos!!! That is so exciting!!
    Have a great Valentine's day!!

  13. Cheryl says:

    My hubby is also a PA and I love that picture. So cute!

  14. LB3K says:

    Oh! PA's are the best. My hubby just recently finished PA school. Gotta love the pic. . .

  15. Tammy @ she wears flowers says:

    Aack!! Why didn't I think of sprinkles in the cereal?? SO much easier than the heart pancakes I made!And, I know my kids wouldn't be complaining about sprinkles (or cereal!) Next year…

  16. Hayley says:

    Happy Vday!!! My hubby is a PA for the Army. :) Good luck to yours! Have a lovely day!


  17. Alison says:

    That picture is too cute! My hubby needs one too since he's in med school and may specialize in pediatrics!

  18. Mel says:

    That picture is soo cute! I love how it has little details from your family. And the edible arrangement is so easy and pretty. I'll have to try it some time!

  19. Noomiy says:

    i love hearts!! :)

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