My parents got me a really cool set of Pebeo paints
for Christmas last year.
I have been not-patiently waiting to use them
on some blank thrifted cups I had stashed.
A couple of weeks ago
I finally decided to just leave the laundry for a day or two
and get some painting play time in.
One of the mugs I decorated
became Benjamin's Valentine's Day gift.
A simple saying plus a cute penguin couple plus little hearts,
and BAM--I had a gift-worthy cup in my hands.
I neglected to get Benjamin a card this year,
but this mug plus some of his favorite teas
put a smile on his face
when I presented it to him last Thursday.