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Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2008 Sarah Coggins

Trent & I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! We’ve continued a tradition we started last year – going to the gym. Ok, I know, it doesn’t sound overly romantic. 😉 But, for us, it was a wonderful date. The first couple months of the year are very crowded with the “New Year’s Resolution” folks so we tend to avoid the gym on weeknights. Well, I assure you, it’s pretty empty on Valentine’s. And, most importantly, it’s good for our hearts which is a very good thing. 🙂

I received a nice mid-day surprise from my love. A beautiful miniature rose bush. He knows me well. I am not a fan of cut flowers. They die off too quickly. I prefer the money be spent on something that will last longer. This beautiful gift is sitting on a shelf at my desk right beside the African Violets he sent me in 2006. (The picture is from – mine looks nearly identical, but I didn’t have a camera to snap a shot.)

Here’s the card I made for Trent:

Supplies: Die Cuts with a View card; Making Memories Defined sticker & brad; K&Co tag; Prima flower.

And the mini album I gave him:

I set my sights on you
And no one else will do

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby

You look like you’re having fun
Open up your lovin’ arms
Watch out here I come

Supplies: My Mind’s Eye, Basic Grey, Scenic Route, & s.e.i. patterned papers; Archiver’s brown cardstock; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; Making Memories sweet, brad, & {note}worthy papers; QuicKutz metro font & heart die; Two Peas Silly font; American Crafts ribbon; Studio G stamp. Inspired by Feb 14th of dw2008.


  • Lida February 15, 2008 at 3:25 am
    Great tradition your flowers look gorgeous and yey you for not liking cut flowers I´m like that too. And looove your mini album that is an awesome song!
  • Aimeslee February 15, 2008 at 5:23 am
    Happy Love Day, Sarah!

    Very LOVEly creations you made, so pretty!
  • Lynn February 15, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    You are right the gyms are empty. Only crazies like my son are

    I'm not a big fan of cut flowers either. I love your mini rose plant, it is beautiful.

    The album is just awesome and so is your card. I'm glad you had a great day.
  • jill February 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    I totally agree with the fresh flower pretty as they are!

    I went to the gym too! It wasn't as crowded as usual but it was busier than I expected. We're celebrating V-Day this Sun when Chad is home and we have time for a nice relaxed dinner out (which isn't always possible during the week).

    Great mini!
  • Benita February 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    Glad you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I love the card & mini album!
  • Debby Winters February 15, 2008 at 10:38 am
    Your flowers are beautiful...just beautiful!
    and that mini album is just too too cute!
  • toners February 15, 2008 at 11:29 am
    I love this!! Sounds like you and your hubby had a great Heart Day :)
  • Gina (frazzledmom) February 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    Gorgeous flowers. Glad you had a great Vals' Day. Love the mini album you made for Trent. What a cute idea.
  • Linda February 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    Your mini book is beautiful!
  • Jess February 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    What an adorable mini-album! And what a sweetie you have. :)
  • Theresa February 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    Great idea about going to the gym and I totally agree on spending money on the fresh flowers. If he wants to buy me roses, wait til they are in season and get them at Wal-Mart for $10.
  • Cheri February 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    Well Valentine's Day is all about hearts...and you certainly do your heart good by exercising! I see the logic:)

    The rosebush is a wonderful idea, and much more practical, yet still delightfully romantic, than cut flowers. Kudos to your DH.
  • Shirley Fyfe February 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    Love your miniature rose bush and the mini album is just wonderful - such a great idea too to use the song throughout it!
  • scrappermimi February 15, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    Your rose bush is so pretty and bet he just love his album! Glad you had a heart healty V-day!
  • Linda February 16, 2008 at 8:44 am
    Good morning! You have been tagged!
  • jp February 17, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    What a great Valentine's Day tradition! The flowers, card, and mini-book are lovely. You guys must be very happy! :-)
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