Valentine’s Gifts, Tips & Tricks



1.  Owl Heart Print

2. Fox Heart Print

3.  Bainbridge Farm mugs!

4. WayLay Web Design & Internet help.

5. Get your finances ON track for $25. No scam, no huge company, just Nancy Zimmerman and her practical advice and tutorials.

6. Pink radishes!!

7. Personalized, hand crafted stool.

8.  Sugar Blossom Design bracelets.

9. Handcrafted tile.

10. Thinking of renovating your kitchen? Get this book FIRST!

11.  Key to Your Anotomical Heart tee shirt.  (love this)

12.  Machine embroidered Valentine’s cards.  LOVE THESE!

13. Have a healthy heart and other guts!  Eating healthy and organic on a budget!

14.  Pink hair dye.  Nuff said.

15. Special edition Rough Linen pinafore with embroidered heart.

16. Victorian photo locket.

17. Breaking Bad Valentine’s card.


Happy shopping, reading and eating.


  1. Valerie says:

    A very old fashioned tradition regarding Valentine’s Day:

    Send an amorous but anonymous card to someone special. Never admit it was you who sent it.

  2. victoria says:

    You look great in the apron!!! I want it too!

  3. Nikidee says:

    Mmmmm radishes. I could just sit on that gorgeous wood stool and eat pink radishes. Yup, I’m a cheap Valentine!

  4. Lesley Williamson says:

    Oh good, another Valentines Day sans a significant other. Could be worse though – I could still be with the guy who bought me a bathroom scale for Valentines Day “because you said you needed one”. It is THIS incident that the famous massacre refers to FYI.

  5. Karen says:

    Hah!! ~ karen

  6. Karen says:

    LOL. Thanks Vicotoria! I have to say I love that apron. love it love it love it. Mainly because if I go outside to do stuff in the garden, or I’m cooking in the house I feel good, ya know? Also, after seeing that picture I’ve decided I need to cut my hair a little shorter again. ~ karen!

  7. Marti says:

    You’ve outdone yourself! These are great. Still have my address?

  8. victoria says:

    im totally pinning you!!!

  9. Tigersmom says:

    In my pre-coffee addled state I read 14. as

    14. Pink hair dye. Muff red.

  10. Ruth says:

    Colour for the hair down there? What hair? LOL!

  11. karol says:

    “color for the hair down there” Made my morning. Love it.

  12. Reg says:

    Love the Rough Linen pinafore.
    Um..the pink hair dye kind of freaked me out. Are the younger set really doing that?
    Gawd I feel old.

  13. Karen says:

    LOLOLOL. ~ karen

  14. Sandy says:

    I have a bread bag from Rough Linen and love it. I want the apron too!

  15. Katie C says:

    Oh, a pinafore is an apron??! How did I miss this bit of general knowledge? I thought that was a jumper-like dress, and wanted it badly. An apron, I don’t need so much… But it sure is cute.

  16. Jennifer says:

    I love my rough linen pinafore too ! If I have tools in the pockets and lean over the apron falls forward to the point of it almost flipping right off. I added ties midway down the back of it and it helps a ton!

  17. Katie C says:

    p.s. to my original comment–Holy smokes, I was just at the Rough Linen website, and this, indeed, can be a dress-like thing! Yay! So cute and hip and organic and artsy and just generally cool. Can’t wait to get one! And will NOT wait for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  18. Lisa says:

    I got placemats once, for Valentine’s Day. That did not last.

  19. Karen says:

    Katie C – People wear Rough Linen’s apron like a dress over pants as well. Very chic. ~ karen!

  20. Karen says:

    LOL. Good! You saw. 🙂 I just commented saying you can definitely wear it like a dress. 🙂 ~ karen!

  21. Katie C says:

    Karen, thanks! You are the go-to gal for everything from tools to fowl to fashion. A true Renaissance woman! Can’t wait to try to be as cool as you, once I get my pinafore. 😉

  22. Sally says:

    I love the key to me heart tee shirt too, but alas they don’t have it in men’s sizes. My fella would wear that.

  23. Karen says:

    Why don’t you email her? Maybe she’d make you up one. Etsy sellers are usually pretty good like that. ~ karen!

  24. Eddie Cummings says:

    I’m making my husband a Valentine’s day card covered in paper flowers that’s more like a piece of art that will be presented in a frame that he can keep forever.

  25. Bols says:

    Huh! I am getting myself the Kitchen Renovation – just what I need (and want)!

  26. theresa says:

    first Valentine’s Day of married life I come home from night classes to find one of those Russell Stover’s hearts and a bag of mulched paper. Weak smile on my part is greeted with BIG grin on his “See hearts and flowers!” “Oh it’s that wildflower seed stuff–good one.”

  27. Karen says:

    Show off. 😉 ~ karen!

  28. Maybe best not to wear it Jack Nicholson style (something’s Gotta Give)!

  29. Barbie says:

    OMG! Pink! for the hair down there! I LOVE IT!

  30. SK Farm Girl says:

    In reference to 14. Color for the hair down there – FUN betty, as in our Betty??? OMG your mom is soooooooooo cool!!! LOL!!!

  31. Sera says:

    You know, have a Japanese pinafore and I love it. I’m not sure I’d wear it out, but I have been tempted before. I would love to get one for my mom who bought me the Japanese one, but didn’t get one for herself.

  32. Andrea Meyers says:

    omg, thanks for the Breaking Bad card, the husband is going to LOVE this.

  33. LuAnn Agustin says:

    OMG! These are hilarious!

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