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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Recipe for Love

This year my husband and I will celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary. After 15 years when it comes to going out we usually go through the same process of “I don’t care what do you want to do?” and usually do the same thing we always do, so I decided to create a Valentine gift for my husband we can use all year and I’m calling it “Recipe for Love”.

This little jar is filled with 2” hearts in four different colors that represent different activities for us to do at least once a month. I really had to sit down and think about what to put on the hearts that would be activities we would both enjoy doing (a little give and take) along with activities we would normally not do to spice things up. I thought I would share some of my ideas with you to help kick off activities you can include – I included activities we could do at no cost along with some that would take a little planning.

Bright Pink Hearts – Outdoor Adventures: Taking a hike, picnic in the park, play in the rain (no lightening of course), share our passion – volunteer at the animal shelter, etc.

White Hearts – Night on the Town: Road Trip – drive, check out the sights, and stay overnight wherever we stop, drive in movie, tour a winery, etc.

Light Pink Hearts – Getting Cozy: Both share top 10 memories, snuggle and watch a movie, candlelight dinner at home, go for a couples massage, etc.

Red Hearts – For Your Eyes Only: I will let you come up with your own ideas

To decorate our Recipe for Love jar I used red vinyl to cut the Outline Heart Border (#37145) on my Silhouette. The hearts will not lay flat around the jar so I did cut some of my hearts at the point to remove the bubbles.
I used heart ribbon I had from a previous project to go around the edge of the lid. To cover the lid I cut a circle just smaller than the lid using pink cardstock and then created two medallions to layer on the top. For the center of the medallion I cut a small circle from white cardstock, used a flourish embossing folder for texture, and then applied pink ink.  

I cannot wait for all the fun we will have as we pull a heart out of the jar throughout the year. Do you have any fun activities you would like to share?



  1. What a great idea! We're like those vultures on Jungle Book: What do you wanna do? I dunno, what do you wanna do? OH! Not that again! Which sums up the conversation we had last night when we couldn't go out since the kids were sick...and then we ended up doing nothing. :( Totally gonna create something similar for us in those moments where we're too tired to think of anything. Such a GREAT idea! Thanks!

  2. Hi Tracey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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