Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day Was a Smashing Success

Well folks my little Valentines plan went smoother than butter I'd say. It was seriously a blast with the tent, fondue, and scavenger hunt, and the husband was utterly surprised (I'm not one to go out on a limb for holidays).

I love how the heart garland turned out. So easy. I cut out all the hearts using the fold paper in half and cut half the heart method, then taped them along a strand of ribbon.

The fondue was delicious. This cheese fondue recipe I used will most definitely be used again. I decided to use french bread, chicken, potato wedges, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, and pearl onions for dipping.

This was my version of the pie shot. For Noah I made his favorite rhubarb pie (I basically just made the pie then shoved it in this glass) and for mine I made creamy peanut butter pie. So tasty. Layer of chocolate cookie crust, layer of peanut butter cream, whipped cream on top.

Besides getting me my precious cockatiels, the husband put together a cute basket for my personal enjoyment. He even included a homemade jar of I love you Because... notes. He is so thoughtful, how did I get so lucky?

The photo scavenger hunt was so fun. It lead him to his gift underneath the babies crib which was a single serve teapot and tea infuser (which he has been wanting for ages). It was fun to watch him scavenge around the house in search of the next clue.

We finished off the Valentines evening snuggling in our tent with the pup and this flick. Its the cutest little story, if you haven't seen it, rent it.

Happy Valentines Day all you lovebirds. Hope your day was as enjoyable as ours.


  1. That tent is the most adorable thing ever. And I absolutely love the paper hearts garland. I am tempted to create my own garland and leave it up year round. As I sit here and reflect on the idea, it seems more and more fabulous. Okay, I think I really am going to make that garland and put it somewhere in my house. Thanks so much for the cute idea!

  2. oh my gosh what a fun way to celebrate valentine's day! i love it and fondue is totally romantic. great idea and i love that heart garland

  3. tent, vondue, and a scavenger hunt?! um, this is so magical! what a great valentine's day!
    xo TJ

  4. Wow, you went all out!!! So sweet, I love it.

  5. What an amazing Valentines... you are AWESOME!
    Don't be alarmed if we show up at your house next year. Because I don't do anything this fun for my hubs :)

  6. How romantic! I love how you went all out, and I'm sure your hubby loved it too. :)

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

  7. That tent is amazing and I love your book paper garland. I've wondered about Flipped, now have to rent it.
    Catherine Denton

  8. Wow this is amazing! I think you get the most creative award. Love it and love your blog!

  9. You are amazing darling! I love your blog and I love you! LOVE your hubby, Noah

  10. Oh my gosh that tent is too freaking cute, especially since it's in all pink! Super cute blog :)

  11. This is so sweet and so very creative I love this idea....speaking of pinterest I think I am going to go ahead and pin this!!

  12. this is sooo adorable! love your blog! thanks for the sweet comment:) xoxo, shawnee