Lovely Love plus Friday Frivolity

Since everyone is celebrating the love of my life’s birthday this weekend, the Friday Frivolity crew is dedicating our posts to “LOVE”…

Wait, you mean all of the hearts and flowers and pink and red everywhere are NOT for my husband’s birthday? Hmmph! to hear him tell it from the second that first Valentine’s Day item goes up in the store it is all to celebrate him.

He is joking, of course. For the first 10+ years of our relationship I spent “the most romantic day” of the year the same way he had since he was a child: at his parents house with his entire family singing him happy birthday over a chocolate cake his mother made in the shape of a heart. Every… Single… Year…

For him, it was either grin and bear it or dare offending his mother. Finally, I think one of his older sisters suggested that she might like to go out on a date on Valentine’s Day and then we were finally able to do what he always wanted to do: nothing.

The anecdote may explain my choices below. Full of love with a little bit of humor too. Which is actually our secret to 28 years together and counting.


Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Now I finally understand the theory of relativity. Maybe I should go back and try Physics again. Or maybe not.

An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

She has a good point. Maybe that’s what Miss Marple was holding out for, a nice archaeologist to appreciate her.

Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.

Not laugh out loud like some of Carlin’s musings, but you have to admit he has a point. It’s hard to find common ground when you think you are both from completely different worlds.

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?

Why do we do this to ourselves, ladies?! Love each other for who you are, faults and all.

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.

Great advice from one of my favorite authors. The marriage vows say for better or worse for a reason.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

I define “now and then” as everyday, don’t you? (If you are curious that’s a delicious Gluten Free Quinoa Chocolate Cake in the background) .


Now on to the link-up! πŸ˜€

The Hosts:

I’m an eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! Lent has officially begun so that means Spring Break is almost upon us. I have some ideas for Spring Break Vacations for Families.
Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living a life full of all of her favorite things… friendship and connection, laughter, books and music, furbaby love, minimalism, wellness pursuits, Paleo-ish cooking, and on and on! She is adjusting to life with a second puppy right now! Eeek. Go check out her Football/Soccer memes from last week if you missed them.

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! I will be making her Heavenly Whole Wheat Herb Bread soon!

Featured Post from Last Week:
In a fun twist, since we now have three hosts we will also have THREE FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other two blogs to see if you were featured there! πŸ˜‰

My featured post this week is……..

This adorable recycled Valentines Love Bug Craft from Samantha at Motivated Days. I think it is a great project for toddlers to older kids. And I have been told Grandparents love this kind of things. At least my son’s grandparents. Valentine Love Bug from Samantha at Motivated Days

Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’!

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome! There are three rules only:

See you next week!

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  1. Love the quotes! Especially the one about chocolate. Mmmmm….chocolate.

    1. Definitely all about the chocolate this time of year.

  2. Thanks for co-hosting! I really enjoyed the quotes and tweeted!

    1. Thanks for commenting and sharing too.

  3. Love. It. I am a quote freak, so this is right up my alley. And really, you just cannot go wrong with the likes of Charles Shultz and Erma Bombeck! Happy Valentine’s Day to you…stopping by from your very own Friday Frivolity!

    1. If I can sneak in a post from Erma I always will.

  4. Hehe, my mum is exactly the same because her birthday is on Valentine’s Day, Love the quotes too! πŸ™‚ #fridayfrivolity

    1. Thanks, Jess.

  5. Tooooo funny about your husband’s birthday… and I love the quotes you picked!! I think the Agatha Christie one is my favorite, just because I am kind of obsessed with her… ;P

    1. Isn’t the Christie one great. I thought is was a bit odd coming from her, so I had to include it.

  6. Well, I hope YOUR husband and MY dad have absolute fabulous birthdays this Sunday! I loved the Einstein quote!

    1. Your mom understands my “pain”! ha ha!

  7. nothing like a fun quote or two to put Valentines Day into perspective. Hope you have a lovely V Day with your family x

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a nice day too.

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