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Monday, February 14, 2011

Of Haikus and Cupids


Thanks to all who entered last week's contest. The winner of the Valentine's haiku competition is....drumroll, please....

Glynis Smy (visit her blog HERE). Congrats to you poet/author lady. Lovely work, and oh what a killer last line! Love when a poem's form mirrors the message. The end words -- promise, kiss, farce also make a secondary form, if you've got a wierd brain like mine. Here's Glynis' winning haiku:

Stiletto promise
Floral bribe, sweet chocolate kiss
February farce
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Since today is that special day we spread around the love a little bit more than the other 364 days a year, here's hoping you ALL have a wonderful Valentine's day. [That especially includes those of you who are single or between loves, divorced, widowed, or simply choose to be by yourself for now!]

I planned and executed Operation St. Valentine's and had a great time preparing little treat bags for my loved ones here in town, but I'm sending y'all who live far from me (and you KNOW who you are) thoughts of love and joy too. :)

What is Operation St. Valentine's (OSV), you ask? Just some culinary and therapeutic fun I cooked up.........

Step One -- Decoupage and personalize plain brown paper bags:



Step Two -- While the bags dry, make a big load of brownie balls to put in the freezer to harden for an hour or so (see recipe from last week):


Step Three -- Fill Ziplock bags with Dr. Teal's (Oh myyyyyyy; you just gotta try this new spin on epsom salt!!!). I used Lavender for this project, but love the spearmint and eucalyptus:


Step Four -- Decorate brownie balls with melted chocolate, Heath and Andes Mint chips, sprinkles, etc. Put in fridge for 2 or 3 hours to set:



Step Five -- Group sweets in sandwich bags and tie with a pretty ribbon. Add colorful tissue paper and you're ready to deliver your "Soak and Savor" bags.



X's & O's from me to you!!!




12 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Congrats, Glynis! She'll be chuffed ;o)

Glynis said...

Oh,my. Oh, my!! Doing a happy dance. My second Haiku ever! How wonderful, thank you, Angie. Big ♥ from me to you. x

Jeanette Levellie said...

Congrats to Glynis!

And I love those Valentine's gifts from your heart! You are so creative and thoughtful!

Angela Felsted said...

Happy Valentines day and congrats to Glynis!

KarenG said...

Congrats to Glynis, a gifted poet. I know because I have one of her books. Whoever gets one of these wonderful Valentine's gifts from you is lucky indeed!

Suzyhayes said...

YAY Glynis!

Melissa Marsh said...

Great idea, Ang! Happy Valentine's Day!

rosaria said...

Oh, so yummy looking! You do know how to please. Please!

Pearl said...

Congrats to Glynis!

And what lovely gift bags...

Pearl

Barb said...

What a lovely thought those gift bags are - thanks for sharing this, it's triggering off all sort of ideas.

Debbie said...

Look at all that goodness and sweetness you spread around! I hope you had a lovely day yesterday:)

Karen said...

Oh, I gained 5 pounds just reading that!

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