the earth outside my windows is gathering snow, the fat, feathery kind that makes me think, inexplicably, of soap flakes. it's mighty clean out there.
inside we have light and the warmth of coffee cups, and a smallish gal who can't wait till i get up each morning so she can press her nose into my stomach and hug me.
february isn't half bad.
in other news, i have a few new pieces up in my shop, and this one in particular i am just in love with. so much so that i'm itching to give one away.
i love the simplicity of a date. it could signify an upcoming wedding or the day you first laid eyes on your beloved, or it could commemorate the life of someone dear to you. i'd also be happy to stamp a name or phrase if you'd prefer.
would you like one for yourself? for your valentine, or a friend, or your favorite aunt? i'll draw a name at random on monday at midnight (est) for one lucky reader.
per usual, if you follow this blog (yonder right) or are a fan of sweetTea on facebook, your name is automatically entered in all giveaways.
you may gain extra entries in the following ways:
-leave me a comment telling me what date you'd choose and why
-share a link to this post on facebook, twitter, or in your blog (please let me know you've done this in the comment section below)
and now, a quote from arguably the most memorable love story of all time:
'The Queen's Pride was his ship, and he loved her. (That was the way his sentences always went: It is raining today and I love you. My cold is better and I love you. Say hello to Horse and I love you. Like that.)'
if you are the first person to name the novel (or author) that quote heralds from, i'll give you an extra three entries. no googling (or other search-engining) allowed; i'm trusting you, folks. :)
**update 2/9: congratulations, jena of organizing mommy! your name was selected for this necklace. i'll be contacting you to discuss the details.**
ALSO: the quote hails from the princess bride (by william goldman). a few of you correctly identified it (rock on!); i gave amanda three extra entries for being the first. :)