Happy Valentines Day(ish)!

Are ya sick of Valentines Day yet?  Too bad.  I had our playgroup V-day party here today, so you’re getting the pictures a day late.  I’m not a big Valentines day person, but I do enjoy the chance to colorize the winter blahs, and everything in my house is already red, so it was a no-brainer to host.  I guess it’s no different from what we do to other holidays – embrace the aspects we like/believe in, discard the parts we could do without.

I wish I could show you the indoor decor, but as previously mentioned, my house is cave-like in it’s complete and utter lack of available natural light.  It would be perfect for vampires.  Well, the traditional kind at least.  But it was your usual fare – doilies, balloons, garlands, and some vinyl mirror art.  Ok, just one flashtastic shot:

But I can show you some of the treats I made!  After I move them all outside to photograph!

I think you’ll find that the theme this year was “hearts”.  I know, stepping outside the box.  I tend to be on the cutting edge of design like that.

We have heart-shaped sandwiches

and heart-shaped jello

and even heart shaped veggies! (er, we had more than 3.  I forgot to photograph.)

My husband shared a little known fact with me while helping cut those veggies:  In order to compensate for the girliness inherent in cutting a carrot into a heart, boys have to wield their vegetable peelers like a ninja.  Sound effects and all.  It’s like I have 3 kids.

And we had some non-heart shaped stuff too.  But never fear, it was still pink.

I made these cookies from Prudent Baby.  Love!

And some traditional red velvet cupcakes with swirly cream cheese frosting topped with a jaunty little strawberry hat (this is food described as if it was coming down the runway, just in case you were wondering.  I should go to bed now probably.)

So there you have it, the most non-crafty post I’ve ever written!  I promise it won’t happen again.  But seriously, how was I supposed to follow Susan’s “Pretty Pleats?” Tank?  You see my dilemma.

Happy V day(ish) to you!


  1. So cooking well and with style is not considered crafty?? It looks like you had a fun day!

  2. waay cute! those cookies look yummy!

  3. Fun! I’m so hungry now!

  4. Oh it all looks divine and I adore those prudent baby cookies. Thanks for the link. I’m going to make them for my daughter’s birthday party. She will adore them.

  5. I love those heart shaped jellos!

  6. The cupcakes are beautiful. Looks delicious!

  7. LOVE the cookies! Gonna make some!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. I literally laughed out loud at this: “er, we had more than 3.”

    I have so much fun trying to guess who wrote the post before getting to your signature. :) I wonder if any of your other readers do that… :)

  9. Oh YUM! Those cupcakes look awesome! I had a chuckle at this post, I love the way you write. Happy Valentines!

  10. Yummy!!! My husband does the ninja yielding peeler complete with sound effects thing too. Cause you know they have to be manly and child like all at the same time. LOL

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