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?
I sent treats to my girls and their roommates. I always have fun doing that. Your truffles look good-I love the cute decorations!ReplyDelete
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!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, what an awesomely fun idea! I love it. I'm sure your boys did too.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love those Scooby Doo drawers! Wanted to quick pop in while I had time and wish you a happy Valentine's day!ReplyDelete
That is such a sweet Valentine's gift and the truffle look so yummy.ReplyDelete