Friday, February 20, 2009

V-Day Weekend Round-Up

Friday Feb. 13: I came home after a long day of work to this:

Not only that, but the house was picked up and more importantly, my hubby had scrubbed our bathroom. From top to bottom. Best. Valentine's. Ever.

Friday Night, Dinner and a Movie:

We went to dinner with some friends to Pizzeria 712. It was delicious and totally not what I was expecting. I felt under dressed at a pizza place, how is that possible!? When the waiter came to our table we asked if we could order slices of pizza and his response was, "You should be weary of the pizza places that sell pizza by the slices. It usually means it's been sitting in the back. We only sell whole pizzas made fresh at the time of order". I'm a pretty picky eater, but I liked the pizza and I thought it was reasonably priced.

After dinner, we went to see this movie:

It was Ah-mazing!!! I totally loved it. It had the Bourne feel to it and it was fast moving. The teenagers were annoying, but what teenagers aren't? Anyway, I left the theater wanting to go back and watch it again.

Saturday Feb. 14: Woke up earlier around 8:30 and hung up this sign that I made for Matthew (supplies and idea from PIMP) :) We opened our gifts to each other and I was excited that Matthew got me the following:

(I will tell you more about these later in upcoming posts.) I got Matthew a few gifts as well:

Valentine Peeps are his favorite because they are deliciously Strawberry.

We bought him a DS for an early Valentine gift, so I purchased a game to give him that he had been asking for.

The rest of Saturday was pretty relaxing, we went to brunch at Callie's Cafe. A local cafe in Orem that serves delicious breakfast and turns into a bar in the evenings. Seriously, the breakfast is great! We spent the rest of the day on our pullout couch watching movies! I also tried out a new recipe: White Chicken Chili that I'll share with you during Recipe Week. I loved it!

Sunday Feb. 15th: We spent most of the morning sleeping in. After church we had dinner with friends and then stayed up late playing Peanuts (a favorite with the girls, not so much the guys).

Monday Feb. 16th: Slept in until 11am and stayed in my PJ's until 4pm while trying to attempt these babies (don't judge me for liking to eat sweet treats with coffee in them. I've already heard it from hubby). The attempt wasn't as successful as I would have liked. I got all the way to the dipping of the cupcakes in the chocolate and they all fell apart. Needless to say, I spent over 2 hours just to throw them all away...I would like to try again and leave out the coffee as hubby doesn't like it (I'll update you if and when that happens).

We headed to some friends for dinner and made these Asian Sirloin Deliciousness for the second time. You'll remember we made these for the first time with my BFF Bethany right before this sweet accident in June '08. The pictures are priceless.

We had a great weekend. How was yours?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brain Storming...

So, after posting my last blog at sat at work and thought, "What do I possibly have to blog about?" My wheels started turning and I came up with all of these ideas.

That's right, I wrote down ideas and I plan to stick with 'em. So stay tuned for my V-Day weekend round-up, delicious recipes, reviews, and more!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My to-do List....

for my blogging peeps:

1. Post a picture of my new hairdo (not THAT different).
2. Update you on my Valentine weekend (not THAT exciting and I don't want to be too gushy).
3. Find other things to blog about...
4. Find the motivation to do all of the above.

Stick with me friends, hopefully my motivation will present itself by the end of the week! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Craft it Forward...

Craft It Forward Exchange is based on the concept of the movie "Pay it forward". I will send a hand made gift to the first three people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join the CIF exchange. All the gifts will be made and posted out 'sometime within the next year'. How exciting to not know when your surprise package will arrive! What you need to do in return, is craft it forward by making the same promise on your blog. This exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROMISE TO POST THIS SAME 'CRAFT IT FORWARD' MESSAGE ONTO YOUR BLOG, WHICH MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO PLAY. YOU WILL CRAFT IT FORWARD TO THREE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG. I'd love for you to join me! Will you? Other comments are welcome, but only the first three will be my Craft It Forward recipients. Come and join me who doesn't love a gift or giving gifts???

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bloggers of the world...

I need some advice. I'm getting my haircut tomorrow and I'm feeling bored with the blunt bangs. How should I change my look? I'm open for any and all suggestions.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

all you need is love...

I heart the month of February! I put up my Valentine Decor in the middle of January. I've been thinking about sweet things to do for my hubby and how I can show my appreciation to him and everyone else I love. If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them! I'm also loving a few other things:

These delicious heart-shaped pancakes from Martha Stewart.

These cute Valentine ideas from Pebbles in my Pocket.

If I had a little girl in school...I would make this cute bag for her valentine's.

My most favorite Valentine Candies

And the clever ways to tell that special someone how much you love them.

What are your Valentine's Day traditions?