Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream

Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Dear Valentine Cherubs,
I was looking around for a simple photo today (you know how that goes) and found myself swept off my feet into my fairytale Valentine Escape. Now before I could say “Feet, stay on the ground!” I was whisked away to Provence, caught up in the romance and beauty of it all. This country house made me swoon with love!
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
I shut my eyes and pictured myself nestled in a big cozy bed until noon, sipping wine and nibbing on delicacies on the veranda, basking in the light that Cezanne loved so much (quoting the villa’s website)…then slipping inside to relax in a hot bubble bath…
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Soon, I was taking a nap in another beautiful bed before having afternoon tea in the courtyard! Bliss!
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream

Then, as the night turned dark and the stars came out, I was dressing in my finest for a romantic dinner with my Valentine in that glorious dining room…
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream

Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream

Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
…before retiring to my room and fetching Ian (oh, dearest Ian! where have you been?) to draw the curtains, turn down the bed and bring my hot toddy (which, incidentally, I have never had in my life but it always seems well-suited to a moment like this…).
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
Sweet Escape: A Girl Can Dream
And then, just as I was drifting off to a blissful slumber, I heard my kitchen timer buzzing waking me with its harsh shrill. OH NO! I am not in Provence. I’m in Portland! And our Tuna Casserole is ready. Gotta run! Love to you all on St. Valentine’s Day!

With Gratitude

With Gratitude

I want to thank each and every one of you who came by Inspiration Week and supported my guests here. Your thoughtful comments were so appreciated! It is amazing to me how wonderful you all are! Your comments, emails and posts on your own blogs just keep me smiling all day long. You are all special! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wednesday night the names will be drawn for the giveaways, so if you haven’t already entered, time is almost up! Links are in the side bar.

An extra big THANK YOU to all the participants for this week (they are all listed in the sidebar). You each had a special contribution that was uniquely inspiring. You make blog world a happy and amazing place for all of us!

Happily, I received some awards back in December but regretfully I am just now finding my notes that were to remind me to publicly say THANK YOU FOR THE AWARD. I’m mortified! Crazy me, I tried to thank people for stuff in January that I was way behind on, and I still left three great ladies without a proper thank you. I apologize! Aren’t you all glad I am getting my office organized? I will be a much nicer person once I can find my notes. I’m sure of it.

These people were INCREDIBLY nice to share awards with me:

Amazing Rachael from bestowed up me the You Make Me Smile Award for this post here.

With Gratitude

Also in December, my BFF Shelbi from gave me the Rockin’ Girl Award. I’m pleased to join the Rockin’ Girl Blogger club! I feel so hip!

With Gratitude

Then good friend Elzie gave me the Pro Underdog Blogger. I hope it is not a picture of me, but don’t you feel that way sometimes when you are on the computer all day?

With Gratitude

Then wonderful Irene from blog gave this award which is just the sweetest looking award ever:

With Gratitude

This week sweet Rachel at gave me a You Make My Day award for Inspiration Week! Thanks Rachel, I was thrilled to do it and so glad you came to visit!

With Gratitude

, sweet artist extraordinaire, presented me with the Spread The Love Award. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thank you! So sweet of you!

With Gratitude

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

Please, everyone, choose an award from me! Would you? Please? I would be so happy if you would. If you come by and see this post, I beg of you to pick an award from me. I will be so sad if you don’t. My son is sick with the flu and fever and he needs his mommy right now, so I am off to pat his head and cradle him. I hope to see these awards on your blogs!

Much love!

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