Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

David had to work last night so we celebrated when he got home at midnight. We had Belgian waffles with strawberries and powered sugar. They were delicious! Then David got to open Valentine's Day gifts. This is what he saw when he walked into our room.

He loved it. I only used two balloons because we have only been together two years (3 years in April). I got this idea from Jenny at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line. I love it so much. I was working for DAYS on my 52 Reasons Cards that I stole from my dear friend, Ariel, over at For the Love of Pinterest who got them from Lowri over at PaperVine. Great originality, right? I did put my own spin on them though. After some frustration of trying to use Picknik on Facebook and failing after about 5 reasons, Ariel told me to try using PowerPoint. Let me tell you, she is an absolute genius! It told me where the center of each card was and I could adjust the size of the "reasons" to fit my cards. For some unknown reason, even with 104 pieces of paper glued on, I thought that the cards would be thin enough to fit back in the original box. H-E-double-hockey-sticks NO! No where close. So I ended up having to use a Joker card I had left over. It just sat neatly in a stack on the bed until hubby got home. I didn't use binder rings or anything. We already had playing cards, one pack out of 3 was sacrificed for this project. We had paper and glue already too.

Total out of pocket cost: $3.50 for some rhinestones I used on the front.

Next gifts were the balloons, but instead of love notes, I put the lyrics to a song that reminds me of my dear hubby and a little note on the bottom. The other one two tickets to the new Star Wars 3D movie to tomorrow night in a card I found here. Isn't it adorable? Finally a dinner and movie night! :)

Total out of pocket cost: $4 for balloons + $28 for 3D movie passes + $0 for the card = $32

Oh, and for the waffles. I thought I took pictures, but I guess not.

Total out of pocket cost: $0!! We already had everything! :)

Then when we woke up after breakfast and his gifts, I made Red Velvet cupcakes and some delicious brownies. Now I have never made red velvet cake from scratch and I had some box mixes and some milk that I had to use up before the move so I just used that and replaced the water with milk and doubled the eggs in the brownies. David thought they were delicious. I also had enough left over red velvet batter to make a pretty thin cake. I tried to use a doily to put a heart on it with powered sugar (I was too lazy to make icing), but it was a complete flop. Although, I did find out Rosie LOVES powered sugar. :)

So for an amazing Valentine's Day I spent a total of $35.50 and he loved everything! I think I got a little tear out of him too.

Now - from him I got a really big teddy bear, an absolutely amazing card, and a jar full of gift certificates for things that I am definitely going to take advantage of. Examples - Trip to the Nail Salon, Night out with the Girls, Having "World Renowned Stylist from Pennsylvania, David" color my hair <--Love this one, and some other at home stuff like back rubs and foot rubs. He is making dinner tonight too! I definitely think I am going to take advantage of a bunch of these before we move!

 I am so lucky to be blessed with such a wonderful man for a Husband. I need to remember to take the time to thank God every day for my Husband and our wonderful Dachshunds. Without them, who knows where I would be today.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day like I did! Countdown is at 12 days until the big move! :)

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