My Valentine’s Meal – Fettuccine with Red Lamb Sauce

DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by Safeway.  However, all opinions and the meal I created are of my own choosing! Baby, it's cold outside! My nerves are still shot from our epic snow-laden trip in the RV. And since we’ve arrived in Portland, it’s been nothing but rain and freezing temperatures. That means one thing to me. Pasta. We don’t eat too much pasta, we’re more … [Read more...]

J’adore – Paperless Post

I have been participating in the Month of Letters challenge which has been a lot of fun, and it has been a reminder of the simple things it life, but it is not practical with my lifestyle. I am constantly over-committed and with my mission to REFINE my activities and efforts, electronic cards and invitations are my method of choice. Also, I realized that for many of the people I interact with … [Read more...]

Most romantic spots in the world to spend Valentine’s Day

Forget chocolates and roses, Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to explore new and romantic locations. Across the world there are countless heart-warming destinations to choose from, whether you prefer the cobbled streets of Paris or the beautiful beaches of Australia. With this in mind here is a look at some of the most romantic locations to make February 14th a truly special … [Read more...]

It’s Saint Valentine’s Day, but…what’s romantic?

Today is Saint Valentine’s Day! In Catalonia were I am from it is not such a big deal. Saint George’s legend takes all the attention when it comes to romance here. Just for your information, it is much more celebrated around the Anglophone countries. However for today I am here to talk about this day of love.  I’m not going to give you a list of “top romantic things to do for Saint Valentine’s” … [Read more...]

Valentine’s 2011

My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. In reality, I have never been big on the holiday even when I wasn't married.  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people who do like to celebrate it, its just not my thing. I am of the mind set that I don't need a special day to be nice to my partner in life. Every day should be spent nourishing and cherishing those that you love the … [Read more...]

French Friday – 5 à 7

Often known as the French Happy Hour (or l'apéro) this expression also has a seamier side.  It's known for the traditional hour for the mistress in France. You can probably picture it: business man leaves the office at 5:00 after a busy day and heads over to meet his amant (lover) at a discreet hotel for a drink and more... Not a new concept for France, but still a reality?  I don't know but it … [Read more...]

J’adore #13

I don't plan on theming every J'adore I do (last week was iPhone apps), but it seems only natural to do a Valentine's Day themed one this time around.  Also, most of these products have a green aspect to them as well, which I "adore!" Spotted on Celebrate Green and created by Row Boat Press this is a Valentine's gift that you can use over and over to tell your honey why you love them: Wouldn't … [Read more...]

Lisa Leonard Bliss Necklace Winner

There were 10 commenters on my Valentine's Day post and Random.org chose #9.  The winner of the Lisa Leonard Designs Bliss necklace is Joan of Anything Fits a Naked Man.  Congrats Joan!  I will contact you by email for your shipping address. I will have a real post later today. … [Read more...]

Valentine’s 2010

I am not a big holiday person, whether it is birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's etc.  I know. I am a terrible person. But I honestly believe that I should live each day to the fullest, something like every day being a holiday. I know. Gag. But true. I am not that romantic either. I am. But not really.  I guess it is more that I am not overly emotional which seems like a key element to … [Read more...]

French Friday – He loves me, he loves me not

Ahhh love. It is the universal language, but we don't all speak it the same way. As part of a multicultural couple figuring out the intricacies of love can be quite an adventure. Luckily enough the French are as intriguing on this topic as they are on everything else in their world, meaning there are many shades of gray and many levels of nuances.   I am sure it is something that I will spend the … [Read more...]