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Friday
Feb102012

Love Mailboxes

{I think I need to find a Valentine's button for the post starter... This month just does not invoke snowflakes to me.}

I can't believe it's almost Valentine's Day already! This month is sure flying bye! I do love this month of love though because I think it is a theme that can be celebrated all month long.

One of our little traditions in our home is our Love Mailboxes.

These are already all over the Internet, but thought I would still share. Each of us has a mailbox {Target $1} and everyday a reason why I love that person is placed within, including a small treat from time to time. Logan is always looking for his flag to be up and loves to open up Hannah's for her.

One recommendation... write all your slips at one time.

Wednesday
Feb082012

Theme Night: Twitterpated Thursday

For some reason, it seems like many have not heard of the word twitterpated. I, for one, love this word! So for those who have never heard of it... twitterpation = smitten. Ahhh, love.

February is all about love. This theme night we happened upon the most incredible dinner treat and started our "love" tree.

Love Tree

I've seen some little trees like this on the internet and absolutely loved them. I gathered broken branches from outside and arranged them in a vase using a Styrofoam bottom.

I thought it would be fun to add hearts on our little tree describing who and what we love. Each one of us fill one out each night at dinner time.

We accidentally happened on the "best" dinner treat. Maybe it was the night, but our dinner was oh, so good. Even better, it was the easiest meal ever!

Sourdough Pancake Whip Cream Sandwiches

Oh, wow. Even my husband was excited for these. I will share the recipe for the sourdough pancakes later this week.

I cooked two pancakes, cut them into hearts using a cookie cutter, and filled them up with whip cream. Oh, heavens I might have to make them again. No need for syrup.

Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

Lastly, we feasted upon heart-shaped cupcakes. I LOVE cupcakes and these are fantastic! This tutorial is fantastic.

Isn't love month great!



Sunday
Jan302011

Twitterpated Tuesday!

I can't believe it is February! This year is already in high gear. 

For our first Twitterpated Tuesday, we are keeping things a bit simple.  

Dinner: 
  • Parmesan Zucchini Strips with Creamy Parmesan Dipping Sauce (I have never made it and will post the recipe if we like it!)
  • Grilled Cheese cut out in hearts (we are trying Healthify 2.0 and so are sandwiches will be packed with some beans, lemon juice, ricotta, olive oil, garlic, and mozzarella cheese on sourdough)
  • Side salad
* To cut out the hearts in the sandwiches, I bought a heart sugar cookie cutter from Michaels. 

Desert:

Activity:
  • Since I love homemade valentines and we have family and friends all over the country, we are making homemade valentines. Supplies needed: construction paper, scissors, glitter glue, glue, markers, crayons, paint, and anything that sounds appropriate! 

I'll post pictures and feedback after the glorious night!