Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Fun

I'm loving Valentine's week! It's just a fun time right before we take a week off of school for ski week here... I really get into making little treats, decorating the house ( I love this bowl, shown above, forever and always dig it out) and working on class cards with my younger son.  Here's what we are working on for class today...A fun little idea found on Pinterest- where else? 

These were really simple and we cut blue paper to fit in clear bags with wavy scissors...

 Griffin wrote, "I'm glad you're in my school." We filled them with Swedish fish and tied tops with blue yarn.

I think it's so nice to make your own Valentines.  These took almost no time. Last year we did this.

My camellias are blossoming like crazy now! We have pink, white and red and they seem to take turns blooming. The red started first. I am grateful to whomever planted these below our giant sequoia. They are one of my favorite things at this house. Isn't it amazing how certain plants just sprout in the Winter? Nature's calendar never ceases to wow me.

In other news, my son Griffin's play was on stage after rehearsing since October! Groovy finished last week and was so fun. I'm really proud of him and all the kids who stuck it out so long.

Griffin after the show in costume with pals Abby and Seraphina.

 Some of the moms of show kids worked the cast party dressed in 60s outfits... I got to wear a vintage 60's poncho from the costume designer's box. I wish I could have kept it! What a find.

I checked out Trader Joes's today and couldn't resist these primulas in these old recycled pots.

I can't decide where I like them best.. For $3.99 these are a bargain...

...A great little Valentine gift too.

Yesterday, was one of the most fun events of the year to me, the SAP Ladies' Day Lunch. The SAP Men's Tennis Tournament has been held in the Bay Area for 125 years and sadly, will be no more. Women are invited for a special day to watch the professional men's tennis and then have lunch hosted by Macys and La Crema Winery, meet players and take photos.  We also received swag bags with generous full-sized Skinceuticals  serum and cream.. Test driving it as we speak and I'll let you know...( I think they were honing in on the most likely sun-damaged crowd- tennis players.)

This was a treat. I love tennis! At the lunch. Great wine too- Did I mention that? 

Aussie and cutie, Lleyton Hewitt was fun to watch..It's crazy how fast the men serve! I'd run if they put up one of those serve speedometers near me... It would be embarrassing to know how slow I actually am.

Being silly.. With my pal Leasa..

And more tennis girls & friends Jeanne, Vivian, Hang and Cricket..

 It was a ton of fun and I'm sad it's the last year...

And now..countdown to 9 days off from school! We are getting out of town for a few days.

Before that we'll make our family Valentine night dinner and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

What are your plans for Valentines? Do you have any special traditions? I love to hear...

Wishing you all a lovely Valentines's Day!




  1. Camellia envy! They look gorgeous. Happy val day, I actually never go out for dinner on the day of...such bad service due to the crowds so we always go out days before or after.

  2. Greetings to you Kim. It is so nice that your son is sharing the love on this Special day. My, the California sun must be really shining as your flowers are gorgeous. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Kim! I love these family shots and your sweet Swedish fish for school. You are so creative. Fun to see your tennis party shots (and La Crema is such a delicious sponsor!). Scott and I are heading off to Napa Valley for a few days. Tonight it's champagne and our mutual favorite (love that!) chocolate dipped strawberries.
    Happy Valentine's Day my sweet friend. So glad we've met through blogging! xx

  4. Enjoy your time away. How fun. YOu'll have to let me know where you go. Love your son's valentines. Talk soon.

  5. Great photos ....have a lovely weekend:)

  6. I love the Valentine's treats idea. I'm a sucker for candy! Pinterest has the greatest ideas.

    Glad you had fun at the lunch & tennis. Lovely photos!

  7. Loving seeing all your loads of fabulous friends and the very fun Mums dressed for the Sixties! You are the glam girls! That fish in school idea is so so adorable, really sweet.