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Happy Valentines Day

Posted in holiday, Valentines Day with tags , on February 14, 2008 by erin

I know many women don’t like Valentines Day maybe it’s because the card, candy, flower and jewelry companies tell you today is the day you say “I Love You” to your significant other. And it’s all mushy and sappy….but I happen to like the holiday and here’s why:1) it was my husbands and my first date-by pure coincidence.

2) it’s pink and red and pink and white and pink

3) my mom made each holiday special and on Valentines Day would make us pink oatmeal or heart shaped pancakes and usually gave us a small gift, something I will continue to do with my kids

4) for us it’s a take and bake pizza, wine, chocolate (cupcakes from HappyCakes! Red Hot Velvet and Chocolate Raspberry Ganache) and watch a romantic comedy night (this year it’s, theHoliday with Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz).
Which also means no expensive restaurants, no roses, no jewelry etc. Just some good quality time alone. This has been our tradition from and start and I look forward to it every year.

5) it’s something fun to look forward to in the middle of the bleak winter

6)and it’s not hyped up three months prior like Christmas so I am not totally sick of it two weeks before it even arrives.

happy heart day to all of you


Happy Heart Day

Posted in Valentines Day with tags , on February 7, 2008 by erin

As you can see I’m sporting some pink and red for Valentines Day. Don’t worry I’m not getting all soft on you as soon as this mushy holiday (I actually like Valentines Day) is over I will be back to the stark black and white and orange, I kinda like it.