Hi loves! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, spreading and feeling lots of love! Long post ahead!
On Valentine’s day after church we had a waffle brunch. I bought Joe a waffle maker after remembering him say that he wanted one awhile ago. At the time, I thought we didn’t need any more kitchen appliances or gadgets, but who am I kidding? Bring on the homemade waffles!
Joe made them and they were goooood! There he is adding salt to the m&m’s. Funny.
Apparently making waffles is tiring. Wait until you see pictures from later that day…here’s a hint: his face/head looks different…
I warmed up some pure maple syrup in the heart bowl. I also chopped apples and microwaved with pumpkin butter and cinnamon for about a minute.
I can’t wait to start creating some different waffle recipes! Coconut, ya?! What is awesome is freezing them and popping in the toaster oven to enjoy later. Here was Joe’s snack yesterday:
Topped with peanut butter and sliced banana. And he just told me he did this same thing for breakfast today. And made a smiley face out of the bananas. Are you kidding me?! This is what he does at 5 am?!
Check out what I found on my memory card the other day:
Geez. I love this guy so much.
So Sunday night we went to Wildwood in Geneva. We really enjoyed our date and should really make more time to just sit, talk, no distractions. You know?
Oh yeah, he took a razor to his head. Want to see my leftovers the next day?
I’m not a huge meat fan, and this Santa Fe Veggie dish sounded really good, and it was! It had soo many spices and finished with a Meyer lemon olive oil-really flavorful. The avo was grilled too! Obviously I didn’t eat much of it the night before, probably because of the seafood fondue we had for an app!
Every year for VDay since we first started dating (17), Joe has made me chocolate covered strawberries. Aww we’re such saps, huh? Anyways, I seriously believe they are the BEST. I know, I’m biased, but I don’t care.
And in case I ever make it seem like it’s just strawberries and sunshine dust over here, please don’t think that. We’ve got our issues, hang ups, annoyances, etc., but you guys already knew that, right?! We’re blessed with LOVE far greater than anything we could ever give each other.
One more thing I want to show you. We got this amazing deal on a media stand from Crate and Barrel that was on sale. After gift cards and some birthday cash, we paid $60! Score!
Before (what’s with the weird commercial?!):
Here is the cool part that Joe had the idea for. We went to Ikea and got these little boxes that you put together yourself. I think they were around $4 for two boxes. We put our DVDs in them by genre and set them on the lower shelf of the media stand. We love how clean and organized it is! See how in the above picture they don’t stand out at all?! So there’s a little idea for ya, if you’re interested. 🙂
Oh and the gas company FINALLY came and hooked up our gas to the fireplace. FiiiiiRE! So cozy and really warm. I added some pretty vases, candle, etc. to the mantle, but it’s still a work in progress.
We’re I’m looking for a unique and beautiful print or painting for above the mantle. Any ideas? I should look on etsy some more, me thinks.
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2:18