Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine?

     I don’t have a ton to share with you, but I wanted to give you a little Valentine’s happy!
     First things first – why are cards nowhere near as cute as they used to be?  I went card shopping yesterday (way too late, I know) and was really disappointed.  The cards were just not good…a lot of them were labeled as “flirty,” but were really kind of tasteless, and the rest were just…blah.  I did get one…but it’s not GREAT. 
     I got the fiancé a card and some candy…simple (boring…maybe), but then to piggyback on a conversation we had a few days ago, I made -


     I’m aware that this is not a great picture…but they were still delish!  I know they don’t compare, but the idea came to me while we were talking about Dinstuhl’s chocolate covered strawberries (or as Della calls them – strawbabies).  If you are in Memphis (or anywhere close) then you have got to go – right now!
     The final thing…which is totally unrelated to the previous two…and probably of no interest to you unless you are a teacher or an education major – Praxis test scores went up today!  I’ve taken three of the four I’m required to take (and of the six that I might take just because).  The first one I took was Content Knowledge…and I passed! 193!  A month ago, I took Reading Across the Curriculum AND the PLT…in the same day…aaaaaaaaaaaaand I passed! 181 and 199, respectively!
     I am so relieved that I’m almost done with these, and I feel so much less anxious about the next one (or ones) I have to take!
     There you have it.  Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you, and good luck to anyone who might be taking a Praxis test (soon or not)!



Meg {henninglove} said...

yum chocolate covered strawberries are the best!! and i love those vintage valentines day cards why don't they bring them back??

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I could probably eat chocolate covered strawberries every day...but I would still be sad about the state of cards these days!

Miss Southern Prep said...

Congrats on your test results! I bet you're so relieved!

Those strawberries look delish! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much; I am sooooooooo relieved! My Valentine's Day was wonderful, and I hope yours was great!

Kelli Nicholson Herrington said...

Yum! I did choc strawberries also, dont you just love them!
Yay for going up on Praxis!!!
Have a wionderful rest if the week sweet thing

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I hope your Valentine's Day was great and that your week is iiiiiincredible!

Sarah said...

Congrats on passing your Praxis tests! I will be taking some of them this summer. You must be excited to be so close to being done!

Sarah said...

I have a question now actually after seeing your other comments. I'm not very technology savvy (ironic, I know, considering I like blogging) so I was wondering if you knew how to add the "Reply" button to your comments. I'm not sure if you made your template or not and added that yourself? I tried to do it using some instructions from another site for blogger, but it didn't end up working correctly. I like how your replies are right under the original comments!

Allyson said...

First of all, good luck on your Praxis tests! Mine weren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be.
About my comments...to be honest I have no idea how that reply button appeared there. I did my template through Ms. Pickle's Design Studio, but I think the Reply thing is done through Blogger (I remember them posting something about how it was new). It may have something to do with the fact that my comment thing doesn't pop up in its own window though (but don't take my word on that...)
Sorry that was so long!
Thanks for stopping by!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Happy sweeties day to you too! Thos strawberries look soooo good~

Allyson said...

Thank you so much...they were delish!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Hey Allyson...you've been tagged! If you wanna play. Come over to my blog and look for the 11 questions.

Allyson said...

Thank you so much! I love these little things!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

We love vintage Valentine's alot over here too:)
Thanks for stopping by..Happily following.
Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

Allyson said...

I'm so glad to have you! Thanks so much for stopping by!