AmberLee at The Giver’s Log has launched a business (with her friend Andrea) called The Ticket Kitchen. They produce lush chunks of chocolate on a stick that you can dunk into hot milk for a decadent treat. The chocolates are handcrafted in San Francisco of “fine French couverture.” I don’t know what couverture is but it sounds awfully good, doesn’t it? Ticket Sticks come in French Chocolate or Three-Chili flavors. One of the nicest things about The Ticket Kitchen is that you can visit their website here to get all sorts of printables to make your gift or party even better.
- Marta at Marta Writes has cute Valentine heart templates for creating hanging heart displays. Ever since my oldest was very small, I’ve hung long ribbons festooned with large pink and red construction paper hearts (just glued on) from their doorways. Nothing fancy, but a cheerful way to start Valentine’s Day. Even better if you write little messages on them. I will unapologetically hang these things until they’ve all gone off to college. Everyone likes to know they’re loved, right?
- I went through my stack of January magazines last night and these are some things I might try: Fun packaging for homemade oatmeal cookies here. Clip-art letters for creating banners here. Balm (with SPF 23) for protecting our noses and cheeks when we’re skiing in freezing cold weather here.
- Visit 1,000 Awesome Things when you need a little inspiration.
- Day 39 of the 100 Push-Ups Challenge.