Posts Tagged ‘valentines’

January 28th, 2014 No Comments

honey makes a sweet gift

When you want to give a small token gift or favor, honey always makes a sweet gift and is usually loved by all, man or woman. For Valentine’s Day honey is an appropriate gift for co-workers, teachers or friends. For a wedding it makes a wonderful favor for guests. Giving a honey dipper along with the honey is extra sweet, I sell beautiful wood ones on my shop. We also have a nice jar of honey candies from France available. By printing out a verse and wrapping it around the jar or bottle (and affixing it with double … Read more

January 17th, 2014 No Comments

a pink lady cocktail

We loved this “Charleston Pink Lady Cocktail” via Return to Sunday Supper. If you want to cut to he chase and just see the recipe, here it is. This would be a nice cocktail for a bridal shower, Valentine’s day party, birthday party… any celebration where pink is the color palette!

February 15th, 2013 No Comments

as part of our valentine story series… “daddy’s girl” by kelly smith killian

“Daddy’s Girl” With apologies to my dear husband of almost 14 years, I’ve chosen to dedicate my Valentine’s love story to my father. To be clear: I love my husband. He’s the man who still finds ways to surprise me with gifts big and small, utterly practical (ah, that blender) or beautifully novel. After nearly two decades together, he continues to fascinate me, revealing endearing truths about himself (like a hidden talent for juggling I uncovered year nine) that keep me wanting to discover even more. Best of all, our boys ages 4 and 9—brilliant and intuitive creatures that they are—are convinced … Read more

February 14th, 2013 3 Comments

happy valentine’s day! a father’s valentine & a childhood valentine’s day remembered

Today we have two stories for you in celebration of Valentine’s Day- continuing our week of Love Stories. A Father’s Valentine I am a family man. Husband and father of two boys, I love my family. It makes me tick, gives me drive and challenges me. It makes me feel good but never let’s me forget my weaknesses. Looking at my children I see my past and their future merge and wrap, realizing there is only the present moment. That’s when I ask myself: why do I yell at them? Why am I impatient? Luckily, my 2 little zen masters … Read more

February 4th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: candy heart hues

I thought it would be fun to talk about the colors of candy hearts this week, since we talked about Valentine red and pink all last week. The pastel palette of the candy hearts is showing up everywhere with spring right around the corner. Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing retailer that has stores in the US and a shop online has all of these colors for men, women and children. If you haven’t heard of them before, I hope you’ll check them out- we’re big fans of Uniqlo. Cashmere blend scarves are on sale for under $10, cashmere sweaters for … Read more

February 3rd, 2013 1 Comment

a special valentine from carmine minardi nyc

Carmine Minardi is offering us a very special Valentine! Thinking you need a FABULOUS haircut before the big day? Schedule anytime now until February 14th and you’ll receive $50 off your haircut with Carmine himself! Or $50 off highlights from any of his team members. All you have to do is mention my name “Lynn Butler Beling” when making your appointment- how great is that? Carmine just opened at his new location at 19 East 62nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC (next to Amaranth restaurant). This is not just for the gals… men, take advantage- It’s like we’re putting … Read more

February 2nd, 2013 No Comments

valentine’s day wrapping made simple: 4 containers, 8 different ways.

If you are looking for a few simple wrapping ideas for your Valentine’s Day treats we pulled together 4 containers, each with two different ideas… four containers, eight ideas. Let’s Start with the four containers and where we got them. Jug with red cap, $3 each, red polka dot candy Cup, $4 for 20 cups, glass milk Bottle with lid, all from Shop Sweet Lulu. Bucket, $12 for 12, from Candy Warehouse. These mini jugs are perfect to share your favorite punch or valentine’s cocktail with your friends. We dubbed it the “Joy Jug”. … Read more

February 1st, 2013 No Comments

shopping for red & pink valentine goodies

We’ve selected some goodies from the web so you don’t have to. Red Dots Treat Bags, pack of 20 for $8.95, Valentines Day Circle Stickers, pack of 12 for $2.50, Sweetheart Fucshsia Red Circle Stickers, pack of 12 for $2.50, all from Paper Source. Planning on making your own cupcakes? We love these Heart Sprinkles, 4 oz., $4.99, from Don’t have time to bake? Order these Mini Iced Valentine Vanilla Cookies, $22.95 for 30, from Williams-Sonoma (order by 2/6 in time for valentines day) or if you are in New York order from one of our favorite … Read more

January 31st, 2013 No Comments

valentine’s day specials from michael george flowers, especially for you!

If you are gearing up for Valentine’s Day here are three specials selected personally by Michael from Michael George Flowers. We order from Michael anytime we need to send flowers in NYC. These are especially for you! (pictured above) Please mention Little Blue Dish/and or Lynn Butler Beling sent you! Box with Dozen Red Roses and Wax Flowers special $100.00 Red Italian Fringe Tulips                          special $150.00 Kissing Pink Tulips                                  special $150.00 … Read more

January 30th, 2013 No Comments

weddings with liz banfield: a bride and groom embrace valentine’s weekend with red, pink… and a lot of fun in San Francisco!

When Diego and Suzanne decided to be married on Valentine’s weekend, they wholeheartedly embraced the holiday with style and also a little wink to the kitch that often goes with it. First they enlisted Isabella Sikaffy of Florabella Weddings to design the event. She made a plan to transform the Menlo Circus Club, from the elaborate red-on-red dining room all the way down to carpeting the floor of the cocktail space shocking pink. Guests couldn’t help but smile at all the little details, including candy-heart inspired table names (like “U R Hot” and “Soul Mate”) calligraphed onto heart … Read more