2/14/2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

To be perfectly honest, Valentine's Day is really just another day for me.  CH does something special for me, but I honestly think it's over-rated.  (I wrote this last night, and he came into the kitchen as I was putting his present-see below- on a plate.  He said he wasn't planning on doing anything because he knew I didn't like it!)  The restaurants are packed, so we just stay home.  Last year, YS cooked dinner for CH & me, and served us alone in the dining room.  I don't have anything special planned for this evening; we'll probably just have spaghetti for dinner and settle in to watch NCIS.
Every now and then, I'll try to get creative. And, every now and then once in a blue moon, I'll actually get half-way lucky and it will turn out.  (See why I'm having difficulty committing to learning to crochet?)  I usually get the boys Valentine boxers, but last year did something a little different.  That resulted in OS asking where his boxers were.  I didn't think it was any big deal to them, but apparently they like the Valentine's Day tradition.  So, this year I got each of them a pair of boxers and a goodie bag:

If you look closely on the goodies, you'll see red paper on them with a "line".  For example:  the rolos say "I like the way you roll", and the peanuts say "I'm nuts about you".  I found the idea on Pinterest; it was pinned from Mud Pie Studios.  Each pair of boxers is different; hopefully OS was pleasantly surprised when he went to his mailbox yesterday.  Guess this will make up for the "no stockings" at Christmas!

For CH, I made Cookie Dough Truffles.  After I dipped them and they hardened, I  melted white chocolate chips and put X's and O's on them.  Hopefully he'll realize what they mean!  Here's the finished product (minus the presentation):
What are your special plans for today?
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8 comments:

  1. I sent treats to my girls and their roommates. I always have fun doing that. Your truffles look good-I love the cute decorations!

    I have a busy day and am hosting a luncheon for 15 here tomorrow so nothing too special today. We had a nice dinner out on Saturday so I'll cook tonite. Enjoy your day!

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  2. DH and I don't do anything special for Valentine's Day. He's sweet and thoughtful every day ... which I treasure far more than if he saved it all up for one special day. ;-) I do intend to put together a little something for the grands.

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  3. I'm not much on Valentine's Day. We did things for the lovelies when they were growing up and I still make cards for them but I would much rather see romance on random days than on a day set aside for it.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what an awesomely fun idea! I love it. I'm sure your boys did too.

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  5. I bought lobster tails that were on sale for my husband + I....and our 14 year old. And I shall drink wine. And watch Friday Night Lights on Netflix.

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  6. I got my boys "manly" boxes of candy and some spending money slipped into Valentine's Day cards. The husband and I don't usually make a big deal of the day. Tonight he is away on a business trip so it's just me her with your blog.

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  7. Love those Scooby Doo drawers! Wanted to quick pop in while I had time and wish you a happy Valentine's day!

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  8. That is such a sweet Valentine's gift and the truffle look so yummy.

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