pAs we all are MORE than aware, Valentine’s Day is IMMINENT. (I mean, I was even reminded excessively while watching the season finale of The Expanse, which is IN NO WAY romantic. Unless you get butterflies in your stomach watching people puke from radiation poisoning. Hey, maybe you do, who am I to judge?)
Now I’ve never really been a fan of Valentine’s Day. I mean, you should be good to your significant other all the time, and not just one day of the year. Overpriced roses? Mediocre chocolates in a heart-shaped box? Not for me. And I wouldn’t be caught dead going out to eat on Valentine’s Day. That sounds like absolute TORTURE.
I do, however, like a tasty dessert, and it’s a double bonus if it’s homemade! So here are some delicious looking desserts I found on Pinterest that maybe, if I’m really, REALLY lucky, my husband will make for me.
A lot of so-called “normal” Americans really love football. Me? I could give a crap about football. And The Hubs is a blue-blooded Canadian so football isn’t in his repertoire either. We do, however, love puppies! So every year, instead of following the trend and screaming at the tv, we squee and awww at the tiny puppies running around the mock stadium in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl!
I thought about throwing a Puppy Bowl party but I don’t think any of my friends would show up, so it’s up to The Hubs and I to make some healthy snacks to go with our buffalo wings. Hey, buffalo wings are fine in moderation, people! In the spirit of the event, I’ve come up with a few ideas for snackage:
Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday season was a lovely as mine.
I made a point in December to focus on homemade gifts, and there was a reason for that. I MADE HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS! And now that the gifts have been given I can finally share with you what I’ve been working on for months!
One year I made scarves. Years ago I made all the men in my family custom ties. This year, a few of my loved ones received framed paper cut art. It started with a Pinterest project. My cousin Scott was getting married, so I made Scott and Jen, his new wife, this:
It was calming, using a razor sharp X-Acto blade to meticulously maneuver around twig and branch, and was the perfect accompaniment to a few of my favorite podcasts. I had to pay attention to details, but as the form of it came out of the paper, I found I was really enjoying myself. It came out so nicely (the photo is pretty awful, sorry) I decided to try another…
and another… 🙂
I got rave reviews on these, so I see more in my future!
Did you receive any handmade gifts? Let me know in the comments!