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Love Day Recap

I can't believe I have to wait another 364 days for the next Valentines Day.

Seriously ... I love this holiday.

Yesterday at work, people kept stopping by my desk with treats.  By 12:30pm, I realized that all I'd eaten that day was a strawberry cupcake with cream cheese icing, a snack pack of gummy hearts, and some Brach conversation hearts for good measure.  Yep, my kinda holiday.  And it only got better from there.

Ian knows how much I love tulips, so he had this arrangement waiting on me at home.


I had the dining room table set for dinner ... which, funny enough, is the first time that he and I dined solo in this room.  We typically eat at the breakfast room table, the bar, or in front of the television!

Pardon the state of the chair rail -- you can see we had the molding put up, but it is still unfinished.  We're having it caulked and painted this weekend!


I scattered silk rose petals on the table and even broke out our nice Ralph Lauren wine glasses with the gold rim.  You know it's a special holiday when you don't care about handwashing your stemware.  :)

I picked up these cute vintage-inspired Valentines boxes at Michaels.


Even our chandelier got a makeover!


I picked up a bottle of one of my favorite red wines.  Apothic is so completely yummy, and you can usually pick it up for about $10.


For dinner, I made the most delicious filet recipe from my girlfriend Ashley.  You sear the filets for a minute each side (after seasoning them with S&P and olive oil) and then pour over them a mixture of red wine, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and brown sugar.  Then just reduce the heat and cover the pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side.  Oh my word, it's a favorite recipe.


To accompany the filets, we had sauteed kale.  I sauteed it in some olive oil, a little butter, and chicken broth.  Salt and freshly ground pepper seasoned the dish, and Ian topped it with a little parmesan cheese.


For dessert, I made a lemon cheesecake pie topped with cherries.  We never have dessert like this on weeknights, but it was so fun to splurge.





With dessert, we opened cards and presents.



And I am the proud new owner of a Swell Caroline Moon & Lola monogram necklace!  It's the tortoiseshell script monogram necklace, and I love it.  It's a lighter color tortoise than Ian and I were expecting, but still pretty.


After dinner, we watched The Devil's Double which is not at all romantic, but a haunting and captivating story.  It's one we'd been wanting to watch for a while.  We didn't plan to watch it on Valentine's Day, but it's just what we had on hand from Netflix. 

I stayed awake for MOST of the movie, which is a huge feat for me.  Ian had to clue me in on how the movie ended, per usual.  Does that happen to anyone else -- once you're in the dark and snuggled up to another warm body, it's lights out?!

A fantastic Valentines Day celebration indeed.  I hope yours was lovely, too!

22 comments:

  1. WOW, looks like a good time was yesterday.
    I too love tulips and that is sort of what started the romance between my husband and myself. As he sent to me at work anonymously 18 yrs ago. I did find out who they were from and 4 yrs later on Valentine's Day he asked me to marry him.

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  2. What a cute Valentine's celebration!

    It is always lights out for me when curled up to watch a movie. My husband laughs and says I make it through the credits; opening credits that is! he he :)

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  3. What a lovely Valentine's Day! I love those boxes from Michael's and it's so cute that he bought you roses. That necklace looks beautiful!

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  4. Looks like yall had a great Valentine's Day! I need to try that filet recipe! :)

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  5. Sounds perfect!! Can we get a close up of the necklace?

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  6. looks like a PERFECT evening...loving the tulips too--i LOVE any flower other than a rose ;)

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  7. What a wonderful day! We had filets last night too, and they were delish. Our movie was not romantic in the least, it was "The Hurt Locker". Love a good glass of wine and a sweet dessert!

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  8. You are too cute with all of your decorations!! I am so jealous of your monogram necklace, love it. And I have the same cherry apron. Happy V Day!!

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  9. awesome! you didn't tell what you got Ian?
    We rarely ever do gifts on Vday. Especially now that our anniversary is so close.

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  10. Looks like a fabulous day. Those tulips are gorgeous. I am loving your covered cake platter! I have been looking all over for one. xo

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  11. what a great dinner. I recd a monogrammed necklace too! So fun!

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  12. Aww looks like you had a great Valentine's Day! I actually just posted a recap of my hubby and I's Valentine's Day, so much fun to celebrate love! And I noticed you did the our love story link up, I did it last week too! I just discovered your blog, and I'm your newest follower...so glad to have found it! Xoxo

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  13. It sounds like you had a perfect Valentine's Day. Can I tell you how good that filet sounds!? I am jotting that down to try next time. Love M&L by the way...where did you order yours from?

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  14. Oh wow. Stunning. It looks like you had an amazing Valentine's Day. I love the tulips.

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  15. I love tulips and Apothic red too!! A great combo :)

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  16. Looks like yall had a great holiday!

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  17. 365 actually since it's Leap Year :( but it looks like you had an awesome holiday!

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  18. What a pretty necklace--my best friend just got a tortoise one in the block style! That filet looks DELISH!!

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  19. I am now in love with your necklace!! Thank you for the link!

    That cheesecake looks amazing! Sounds like a wonderful Valentine's with your man :) I'm always out like a light snuggled up watching movies, too! Hah, like clockwork.

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  20. I am terrible at staying awake on the couch watching movies/TV during the evenings! It sounds like you had a perfect Valentine's Day, and those tulips are gorgeous. ;)

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  21. I cannot even tell you how many movies I've seen the first half of! It could be the most excited, amazing movie ever filmed, and I will still pass out. You are not alone!

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