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Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mr. Art @ Home chose these flowers for me.

Happy Valentine's Day, My Lovelies!  I wish you lived in my neighborhood so you could come over for some sweet Valentine's Day treats!  I didn't make them this year because I've been too busy, but these delights in this post are from Heritage House Coffee Shop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We were in Tuscaloosa over the weekend for a horse show hosted by my alma mater, the University of Alabama. The Judson College Equestrians all rode well.  I am so honored to know these outstanding young women!

Congratulations to Shelley!  She placed reserve on Sunday, and she looked great.

Judson College will be hosting a Western Pleasure show this weekend, and I can't wait to go. Shelley won't be competing because she rides Huntseat, but it will still be so much fun to watch!

I don't have anything new for Valentine's Day this year (it's difficult to shop between Christmas and February) but we're having tea with our treats.  I noticed that I forgot my mugs on the counter.  Gah! I'm a bit scattered these days!  ;P

The gummy hearts are my favorites....they are strawberry flavored!

Last night Mr. Art @ Home grilled chateaubriand for two.  YUM!  We're going to the movies tonight. I have no idea what we're going to see.  I haven't been to the movie since Hidden Figures (which is great), and I really don't know what's out!  Do you have any suggestions?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Oh such a pretty heart teapot and of course you know how I love your MC pieces. Skip chose a lovely shade of roses so everything is Valentine's Day perfect. Congratulations to Shelley. You girls do stay busy during the season.
    Happy Valentine's Day RJ.........XXOO

  2. Nothing done here for Valentine's Day, Tim doesn't see the point that said I liked the look of the teapot, not that I drink tea but still very pretty

  3. So pretty Ricki Jill. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day.

  4. My Valentine treat is an afternoon on the back porch reading THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY. It is set in 1865 as the Civil War was over, and what happened after, and it is so refreshing that people wrote letters and were actually literate then, although I suppose the language of the letters seems a bit flowery now. Ah well --

    Your flowers are beautiful! We are doing filets on the charcoal grill tonight, and there is a bottle of champagne getting nice and cold!

  5. How lovely! Happy Valentine's Day. :)

  6. Happy Valentine's Day and so lovely at your home, all decorated!!
    Congratulations to Shelly, I like the IG photo you shared of her. :-)
    Enjoy your movie night, let us know what you decided to watch.
    xx oo

  7. Well, you may not have bought anything new but you have some great looking stuff to use! Those roses are just gorgeous and I love all your sweet hearts. Congrats to Shelley!!! Hope your movie was a good one. xo Diana

  8. We go to the movies almost every Monday night for Senior Night, but we skipped yesterday because we have seen almost everything we wanted to see. Founder was interesting.

  9. So sweet! I'm playing a little catch up this morning, been a crazy week! Congrats to Shelley!


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