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Monday, February 23, 2009

Love Is In The Air

I know Valentine's Day has come and gone, but I want to reflect a little on love. It may sound cheesy, but I love, LOVE. Many people say, "Oh, Valentine's is a Hallmark Holiday", "It's too commercial", or even "I hate Valentine's Day". Well , to that I say pish-posh. How could celebrating love, whether it be romantic, platonic, or familial be, "commercial"? How can anyone hate LOVE???

If you can't buy your lady love a big rock for her ring finger, or your man a sports car a'la Mariah and Nick there are still thousands of inexpensive and heartfelt ways to show your love to mom, boyfriend, teacher, dog-sitter... I think you get the picture.

This year I went with cookies, candy, and home made cards for all my friends, family and clients. And for the hubs I had a quiet romantic picnic. Simple enough, huh?? I let what I love inspire me - and you can do the same. I find that red, white, pink and chocolate are a fun palette to create with. They are traditional with a modern little kick. Like neapolitan ice cream with a juicy cherry on top. As yummy for the eyes as it is for the belly.

Let it be known that Valentine's Day is not the only time of the year you can express your love, lost, or general infatuation. Here at 2 Hearts B1 I have no problem finding love year round.

Quick example. My husband Tim is a sports nut. If you say UCLA, or Lakers or Dodgers he is hooked. So, when he wants to have the boys over for a night of TV, beer and pizza I say, "have at it". But, I ensure you that they don't just sit around and watch the game. No, I don't think so, I put them to work. Lose the beer boys and grab the glue stick. As long as your mouth is wide open cheering for Kobe you might as well stick out that tongue and lick some stamps.

You may be saying to yourselves - how is this about love?? Well, I'll tell you. He gets to be with the friends he loves, watching a game he loves while helping the woman he loves, and I get to look at his smiling face and his handsome self sitting on my floor putting together invitations for a company that I have started with all my heart and know how much I am loved.

LOVE!!! Free, simple, everywhere - not commercial at all.

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