Holiday's are my thing, always.

Though this is only my second Valentine's Day with my beloved Adam, this is the first year that my love for the holidays has come into play. For those who don't know me, my life is about 'Picture Perfect Moments', meaning? I overload my Pinterest, my lists, telling my closest friends and family while 'getting their input' and of course, making sure that everything is in the right place at the right time! Like all of those things come into play.

They say that Valentine's Day is for the woman, and by they I mean my mother and father. But for me, anytime to buy fresh cut flowers and make the best and brightest holiday table runner, I am in! And I will plan for whoever will accept the invitation. 

My beloved Valentine will tell you that this was way more thought out than I am leading on to be, but I cannot help but stay up long nights crafting, wishing and hoping that this was something I could do everyday! But this Valentine's Day turned out to be an all day event from a far, since we both had to work. Though I may have taken a half day to watch the ribs simmer in the fresh-out-of-the-box Crockpot that Adam's adorable mother got me for Christmas, or to iron the freshly cleaned gold spotted linens or it might even to make sure that I had the perfect ironed apron to put on for when our surprise guests made their arrival. I decided that I would start off with his favorite meal of the day, from one of his favorite places, that would set him up for the day. I then treated him to lunch that he may or may not have gotten to due to me over doing it on the luscious treats for breakfast and then finishing with a beautifully made a dinner and a gift to end the evening with.
For breakfast, I went with Jaram's a little place right on the corner from where my first apartment use to be that we would indulge in bacon wrapped kolaches (A's favorite), fruit and cream cheese topped donuts (my favorite) and occasionally a seasonal donut with the extra toppings. This place is special to me because it is where we would go for some alone time before we would head on a road trip to see family, and I love thinking about those moments.

A's breakfast consisted of:
  1. Chocolate Croissant Donut     (1)
  2. Fresh Blueberry Cake Donut  (1)
  3. Bacon Wrapped Kolaches       (4) 






For lunch, I had planned to make heart shaped quesadilla's to serve with chips and salsa...but A had the grand idea to take me out for Valentine's day the night before since A. I was making him dinner the day of and B. to fight the crowds of lovers out on the town the night of (which is a beautiful gesture). So in return he was so excited and I stress the excited part, about taking his left over pizza from BJ's that was a build your own just to his liking, so I couldn't break his heart on Valentines day! So I stuck with the chips and salsa, stashed a nutty treat and sent him on his way with his favorite BJ's pizza!

For dinner, we had the best time of them all! What started with a meal for two quickly changed into the second annual dinner party hosted at my new home (which you will read all about in the next post,
B E P R E P A R E D F O R B E A U T Y
) and I couldn't have been more thrilled, since I love hosting! My Mother and Step-Father Dan along with my beautiful little brother joined A and I on our beautiful dinner date since their reservations were at 7:30 pm in the most crowed restaurant in the Richardson area. It couldn't have been more of a success and I hope this is a tradition that we continue.
A's dinner consisted of:
  1. Crockpot Baby Back Ribs with Dr. Pepper Barbeque Sauce
    (found on Pintrest)
  2. Fresh cut Green Beans - sauteed with a mushroom and garlic seasoning.
  3. Whipped Mashed Red Potatoes 
  4. Greek Caesar Salad with cherry pepper olives and fresh mozzarella.



And here are some helpful tips you can use when throwing your own Valentine’s Day soiree: 
  • Bake your heart out.
    Baked goods taste so much better when they’re wrapped in a festive package, don’t you think? I thought that as a seasoned craft guru that the puns made the treats a little bit more desirable (among several other goodies).
  • Use fresh flowers.
    I enlisted my dearest Adam to bring fresh flower arrangements as he has never failed to buy my his favorite. In his favorite bouquet, Adam grouped lavender daisy's, magenta fuji mums and red carnations.
  • Eat,Breathe and Glitter.
    Remember to throw in some glitter and you always feel fancier!
  • Hang time.
    No soiree is complete without some type hang time, i.e. when will the next surprise occur? While we love tearing into the gift on Christmas morning, there is nothing better than a little gift here and there ( a trick I will explore as the holidays go on)!
  • Plans Can Change.Allow yourself some change time, for me, change was adding three mouths to my beautifully planned meal and since I was hoping for a dinner party anyways, I had already made enough. The more the merrier.

 What did you do for Valentines Day?
♥ ♥ ♥

Sincerely, Shelbi...



Holiday's are my thing, always.

Though this is only my second Valentine's Day with my beloved Adam, this is the first year that my love for the holidays has come into play. For those who don't know me, my life is about 'Picture Perfect Moments', meaning? I overload my Pinterest, my lists, telling my closest friends and family while 'getting their input' and of course, making sure that everything is in the right place at the right time! Like all of those things come into play.

They say that Valentine's Day is for the woman, and by they I mean my mother and father. But for me, anytime to buy fresh cut flowers and make the best and brightest holiday table runner, I am in! And I will plan for whoever will accept the invitation. 

My beloved Valentine will tell you that this was way more thought out than I am leading on to be, but I cannot help but stay up long nights crafting, wishing and hoping that this was something I could do everyday! But this Valentine's Day turned out to be an all day event from a far, since we both had to work. Though I may have taken a half day to watch the ribs simmer in the fresh-out-of-the-box Crockpot that Adam's adorable mother got me for Christmas, or to iron the freshly cleaned gold spotted linens or it might even to make sure that I had the perfect ironed apron to put on for when our surprise guests made their arrival. I decided that I would start off with his favorite meal of the day, from one of his favorite places, that would set him up for the day. I then treated him to lunch that he may or may not have gotten to due to me over doing it on the luscious treats for breakfast and then finishing with a beautifully made a dinner and a gift to end the evening with.
For breakfast, I went with Jaram's a little place right on the corner from where my first apartment use to be that we would indulge in bacon wrapped kolaches (A's favorite), fruit and cream cheese topped donuts (my favorite) and occasionally a seasonal donut with the extra toppings. This place is special to me because it is where we would go for some alone time before we would head on a road trip to see family, and I love thinking about those moments.

A's breakfast consisted of:
  1. Chocolate Croissant Donut     (1)
  2. Fresh Blueberry Cake Donut  (1)
  3. Bacon Wrapped Kolaches       (4) 






For lunch, I had planned to make heart shaped quesadilla's to serve with chips and salsa...but A had the grand idea to take me out for Valentine's day the night before since A. I was making him dinner the day of and B. to fight the crowds of lovers out on the town the night of (which is a beautiful gesture). So in return he was so excited and I stress the excited part, about taking his left over pizza from BJ's that was a build your own just to his liking, so I couldn't break his heart on Valentines day! So I stuck with the chips and salsa, stashed a nutty treat and sent him on his way with his favorite BJ's pizza!

For dinner, we had the best time of them all! What started with a meal for two quickly changed into the second annual dinner party hosted at my new home (which you will read all about in the next post,
B E P R E P A R E D F O R B E A U T Y
) and I couldn't have been more thrilled, since I love hosting! My Mother and Step-Father Dan along with my beautiful little brother joined A and I on our beautiful dinner date since their reservations were at 7:30 pm in the most crowed restaurant in the Richardson area. It couldn't have been more of a success and I hope this is a tradition that we continue.
A's dinner consisted of:
  1. Crockpot Baby Back Ribs with Dr. Pepper Barbeque Sauce
    (found on Pintrest)
  2. Fresh cut Green Beans - sauteed with a mushroom and garlic seasoning.
  3. Whipped Mashed Red Potatoes 
  4. Greek Caesar Salad with cherry pepper olives and fresh mozzarella.



And here are some helpful tips you can use when throwing your own Valentine’s Day soiree: 
  • Bake your heart out.
    Baked goods taste so much better when they’re wrapped in a festive package, don’t you think? I thought that as a seasoned craft guru that the puns made the treats a little bit more desirable (among several other goodies).
  • Use fresh flowers.
    I enlisted my dearest Adam to bring fresh flower arrangements as he has never failed to buy my his favorite. In his favorite bouquet, Adam grouped lavender daisy's, magenta fuji mums and red carnations.
  • Eat,Breathe and Glitter.
    Remember to throw in some glitter and you always feel fancier!
  • Hang time.
    No soiree is complete without some type hang time, i.e. when will the next surprise occur? While we love tearing into the gift on Christmas morning, there is nothing better than a little gift here and there ( a trick I will explore as the holidays go on)!
  • Plans Can Change.Allow yourself some change time, for me, change was adding three mouths to my beautifully planned meal and since I was hoping for a dinner party anyways, I had already made enough. The more the merrier.

 What did you do for Valentines Day?
♥ ♥ ♥

Sincerely, Shelbi...


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