Friday, February 24, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Check out all of these Spring Time Items from the Homefront Team Members.The Homefront Team consists of wives, mothers, husbands of active duty or retired military service members. We also have some active duty military as team members.
Margherita Earrings - Sunny ...
Jean Bobby Pins
Riverstone Ring - Aqua
Capstone bracelet memory wir...
Hint of Spring Teal and Topa...
Mandarin Orange Mum Earrings...
Purple Butterfly Hair Pins
Springtime Butterfly Skirt
Dragonfly - Little Girl Sun ...
Bright Green and Hot Pink La...
Easter Bunny Mini Quilt or T...
Spumoni Flowers Kitchen Dish...
Spring Flowers Full Hostess ...
spring into summer origami p...
White Cherry Blossom Whipped...
April Blossoms Giclee Print ...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Who doesn't love a great holiday, where jewelry and chocolate are the most presents given?
This year, the Homefront Team set up a fun challenge for it's members to make as many Valentine's Day inspired treasuries for a week. One of these treasury-making members was randomly selected to be featured on our blog the month of February. We just hope that she appreciates this gift for Valentine's Day, since chocolate or a diamond necklace was out of the budget.
Meet Em Martin of Another Cup. With it being Valentine's Day and all, we figured we'd ask her a few questions about how she celebrates this holiday. Here is what she shared with us.
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Do you celebrate Valentine's Day every year?
I think we do celebrate Valentine's every year, but maybe not a full out celebrate and usually not exactly on Valentines Day. This year we'll end up with a quiet dinner for two (my husband and I) probably on Saturday night after the kids are in bed. But, we don't decorate the house or buy gifts really - I might receive some flowers... but I'm not counting on it.
What's your best Valentine story? And/or what is the most memorable Valentine's Day for you?
My best Valentines story would be from my younger days... as a mostly single girl. I once sent a boyfriend on a Valentine's scavenger hunt all around the house. With each clue was a little gift... leading to the next... ending in a romantic dinner for two. The most memorable Valentines... well, that leads in to your next question.
Being in the military, we know that you and your Valentine might have been separated during this time, are there any special ways you celebrate the holiday long distance?
We've been fairly lucky in terms of deployments. Justin has only been sent off on one long one (but many many many shorter deployments). Right before his long deployment, we had "Holiday Week." We put up the Christmas tree, we decorated for Christmas, Valentines, New Years, Thanksgiving, Birthday parties, our Anniversary.... we mashed all the holidays together and celebrated them all. For our combined Valentines/Anniversary celebration night (within the greater Holiday Week), we tried our best to put the kids to bed early... it was not to be. Our romantic dinner became old and dried out in the oven... and we sat up with cranky kids until nearly midnight. We shared the little heart shaped cakes and ice cream with them and watched the Muppets.
Do you do Valentine's Day for the whole family (like candy and gifts for kids, etc), or is it just a couples-thing?
Our kids are still fairly young, so we haven't really introduced them to the whole candy and gifts part of Valentines Day... and I hope we never do. Valentines is about love and sweetness and sharing those special moments. For now, it's mostly still a couples thing.
What's your favorite kind of Valentine candy and/or gift?
Ok, so here's the odd part... I really don't like candy. I'm not a fan of anything sugary. I crave salt and I love dark chocolate. So, I suppose, dark chocolate covered pretzels would be my "candy" of choice. And, I think a clean kitchen would a marvelous gift ;)
What do you think is the most romantic locale to celebrate this holiday?
The most romantic place to celebrate Valentines? Home! Sure, a drive along the coast would be fabulous and watching the sunset at Lover's Point (in Monterey) would be divine... but home... a warm blanket, a nice fire, a movie, and some quiet time is perfection to me!
Thanks Em, from Another Cup, for sharing a little about your Valentine's Day!
Check out all the wonderful Valentine's Day items (or year long stuff) handmade by our very own Homefront Team members by searching "homefrontteam" on Etsy!
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Homefront Team challenged all of their members to make beautiful treasuries the past week spotlighting Valentine's Day. Over a dozen treasuries were shared, in support or against the special day, and this one, from Another Cup was chosen (randomly) as the featured one.
Scarlet red rose felt wreath
BiFold Fabric Wallet - 6 Car...
A Single Rose - Valentine ...
Gathered Shoulder Bag , Tote...
Essence of Flowers Pandora S...
Roses branches (stencils for...
Roses Garden - Pink Nude Vib...
Large flannel cotton receivi...
Pink Cotton Candy Vintage Ch...
Beverly - Maroon felt rolled...
Vintage Fabric, Pink Rose Pr...
Sensual Rose Bath Bombs Set ...
Ladies Soft Rose Apron
Vintage Pink and Yellow Rose...
Hand Embroidered Pincushion ...
Large 50's Vintage Pink ...
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