It's that time of year again when everyone goes a little bonkers. With love, that is. I have not had the greatest luck with Valentine's Day, but this year I want to spread good vibes in the form of free gifts -even though I am starting this event off at the end of a terrible flu.
Remember, check back daily for new goodies, stories, questions, and a few, um, interesting valentines to share online. (that is, when my Internet connection allows. Ha.) Just scroll down for new content.
Also, I will be posting a new, never-before-read short story by:
*Thank you Lizzy and Rachel for offering up fabulous stories.*
And, to start the wonderful goodie giveaways, RaShelle Workman has personally offered the first four volumes of her 'Blood & Snow' trilogy to one lucky blog hop winner!
I discovered this novelette series just before the new year and fell in love with it.
To enter to win, consult the Rafflecopter below:
Valentine's Day can mean many things if we let it. It is one day. Some dread it. Some L-O-V-E it. Others remain indifferent. But there is something everyone can do. Don't take this one day to express your love. Use it as a yearly reminder to show your love every day all year long.
Be proactive. Don't wait for love to find you. Wield it. Sneak it. Scream it. Be it. Fill your life with it. One way that I fill my life with love is to fill my home with family heirlooms and mementos. Because, for me, nothing warms a home better.
One of my treasures is a Christmas Cactus gifted by my grandmother (pictured right-hand with my grandfather). She was given this cactus as a young girl. In the 70+ years of caring for it, she said it fell over twice. Each time, a small portion broke free from the original plant. In her mid-nineties (a few years ago), she gave my husband and I one of the smaller parts to the whole (pictured). I love this cactus for many reasons. And I have made sure to take clippings because, one day, I would like to be a woman in my nineties gifting this same treasure to my grandchild.
This plant -and the love of my grandmother- is one way I fill my home with love.
How do you fill your home with love?
!!!Oh, and don't forget to hop!!!