Flavors To Follow: Lots of Love

Yay! We’ve finally reached the middle of this very looooooong week!  I felt like mixing it up a bit and posting my Flavors To Follow today instead of Friday just in case anybody still needs a last minute Valentine’s gift or inspiration!  πŸ™‚  There’s pretty much only 5 days until Valentine’s Day, folks.  My husband and I will be celebrating this upcoming weekend as I will be traveling to Ohio on business next week.  πŸ™  We’re planning on having a homemade meal one day and going out to eat on another day, can’t wait!!  I just love how holidays always call for grand eating, don’t you?  Well, here goes a healthy dose of “hearts and love” inspiration!!! πŸ™‚

wear: a beautiful open heart necklace by enve designs

decorate: with a personalized love hearts frame by sarah and bendrix

eat: heart shaped sugar cookie smores by sweet lydias

craft: learn how to make heart pins on the purl bee

print: out this cute valentine’s poster by tip junkie

giveaway: for two ella band’s chalkboard hearts on wattlebird

inspire: yourself with some bike love seen on i art u

hold: your jewelry and accessories on this sweet paloma’s next bowl

And lastly, I just wanted to announce the giveaway winners for the THREE giveaways I had last week!  Don’t worry, if you didn’t win, there are a handful of giveaways coming back next week!! πŸ™‚

The winner of the “I believe…” brooch by So Cute It Hurts is Crystal of Domestic, But Not Martha!

The winner of the ruffle necklace in your choice of color by Pretties By Meg is Mallory of Miss Mallory!  Remember, there’s still ONE MORE DAY to receive 20% off your Pretties By Meg order with code SANDYALAMODE!!

The winner of the Valentine’s Day headband and necklace set by Cotton Lane is Cathy of Spritz of Yellow!  Remember, there’s still ONE MORE DAY to receive 15% off your Cotton Lane order with code SALM15!!

WINNERS: Congrats! Please email me at sandyalamode@gmail.com with your mailing address so I can send it on to my sponsors! πŸ™‚

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?


  1. February 8, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    LOVE everything in this post!! Annnnd, a big congrats to the winners. β™₯β™₯


  2. February 8, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    Hehe, I love “grand eating” too. We’re planning on where we’re going to eat this weekend too. πŸ˜‰ … I love those necklaces! I’ve been eying those frames by sarah and bendrix for awhile! So pretty! Aw man! I didn’t win! But congrats to those who did!

  3. February 8, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    Aww I always love EVERYTHING on your lists! I especially love the customized picture frame and the little heart pins! I hope you have a safe trip Sandy!

  4. February 8, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    these are great v-day gift ideas! thanks for the inspiration. and congrats to the winners!

  5. February 8, 2011 / 11:31 pm

    Oh man, I want one of those personalized love hearts!

  6. Ilene
    February 8, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    Looooooove those open heart necklaces!!! And I bought sweet Lydia for friends last Christmas. Might need to order for v-day too! And yea I was totally obsessing over that print on jennifers blog! Love it!!

    Great picks, sandy!!!

  7. February 8, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!

    Pretty finds. Those chalkboards hearts are adorable! They would look simply sweet in our lounge room πŸ™‚

  8. February 8, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    I am so in love with those sweet necklaces!! I keep forgetting V. Day is sooo soon! I need to get my Valentines out!!

    velvet cupcakes

  9. February 9, 2011 / 12:16 am

    Every image is sooo beautiful! Best pre valentine’s day boost! I love the pink and hearts that makes valentines…never get sick of it πŸ™‚ hope your week is going well, sandy!

  10. February 9, 2011 / 12:21 am

    absolutely love the open heart necklaces! so pretty. hope your weekend celebration is good πŸ™‚

  11. February 9, 2011 / 12:22 am

    Such CUTE picks, Sandy! Love the sweet little heart necklaces πŸ™‚

    We will probably just do something low-key. We aren’t huge Valentine’s Day people, but I would love to do a little something.


  12. February 9, 2011 / 1:55 am

    you find the cutest pics! inspires me for valentine’s day~~! even though you & marv can’t spend it together…you’ll have a blast this weekend! =)

  13. February 9, 2011 / 6:51 am

    I love that “keep calm and love on” poster!

  14. February 9, 2011 / 7:39 am

    Oh I love the heart wheel bike print, very cute!

  15. February 9, 2011 / 7:50 am

    Love all the inspiration! (Thanks for including my giveaway πŸ™‚ )

  16. February 9, 2011 / 8:24 am

    That necklace is so darn sweet!

  17. February 9, 2011 / 8:50 am

    oooooh!!! I love it all!!!
    Congrats to the winners!!

  18. February 9, 2011 / 9:23 am

    Such pretty V-Day inspiration! Congrats to the winners!

  19. February 9, 2011 / 9:33 am

    i just love the first heart necklaces, so sweet! i have similar valentines day plans. h works on monday night so we’re celebrating wtih dinner on saturday. have a great day lady! xoxo jcd

  20. February 9, 2011 / 10:41 am

    Love the necklace and the little hearts frame! So cute!!!

  21. February 9, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Goodness, I love ALL of those, especially the 3D heart print… such great finds!

  22. February 9, 2011 / 11:36 am

    This list is so pretty! I looove the bicycle print! I think for Valentine’s day my boyfriend and I will be making dinner/dessert together. For some reason I think that cooking together is one of the sweetest things to do! =]

  23. February 9, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    My plans are to cook a lot for me and my sweetie! On the menu are:

    – homemade crabcakes
    – steak au poivre
    – chocolate raspberry souffles

    πŸ™‚ can’t wait!


  24. February 9, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    Adore everything! Paloma’s Nest is one of my favorite Etsy shops!

    Following your gorgeous blog now πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading more!

    Hugs xoxo

  25. February 9, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Such cute stuff! I love it all! We’re going on a weekend getaway to Galena, IL. Cozy villa with a fireplace and mayhaps a massage and snow shoeing! Should be a great weekend.

  26. February 9, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    Those are such a pretty Valentine’s Day inspirations:) I adore that first necklace:) Happy Wed, sweetie
    Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in πŸ™‚

  27. February 9, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    So I started making the picture frame today. so cute.

    Ok for your lie: you dont eat sardines. Am I right?

  28. February 9, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    Oops I meant to say I started making that open heart picture frame

  29. February 9, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Aw… I love all these lovelies. πŸ™‚

  30. February 9, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    those heart art frames are so fantastic! i have been coveting them for months!!

  31. February 9, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    I am so LOVING Paloma’s Nest right now…just trying to decide what I want to order! Love all these sweet finds!

  32. February 9, 2011 / 6:36 pm


  33. February 9, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    Dearest sweet sandy, these are soo lovely!! I really adore your selection of loveliness. πŸ™‚ Oh how exciting to know the winners to each ot the awesome giveaway!! COngratz to all!! Thank YOU so much sandy for such a fun wonderful opporutnity! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

  34. February 9, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    wow – love all these items. beautiful picks lady!

  35. February 9, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    the bike love is amazing! curious to know about your cooking adventures with your hubby!

  36. February 9, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    the heart pins are adorable! may have to make some with my girls this weekend!

  37. February 9, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    can’t get over that sarah and bendrix folded hearts thing-a-majig! loved this post! hope you’re having a great week…sounds like you have a great v-day on tap! xoxo {av}

  38. February 9, 2011 / 11:59 pm

    So many pretty things, Sandy! Love them all. We haven’t made firm plans yet but it will be something special. Hope you and Marvin have a wonderful weekend! xo – g

  39. February 10, 2011 / 1:56 am

    Oh, what a sweet surprise and honor to see my heart necklaces featured here among so many lovely finds! Thank you so much, Sandy. You’re a sweetheart! πŸ™‚

  40. February 10, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    What an adorable collection of v-day picks! It totally made my day to see your msg about me being a winner of the sweepstakes. Thank you SO much, Sandy! πŸ™‚

  41. steph
    February 11, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Aww!! I love the heart bicycle:)

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  42. February 23, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    Cute cute cute cute cute & CUTE! Haha.

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