Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day Chez Nous

For Valentine’s Day, I’m trying to keep it sweet and heartfelt without spending a bunch of money. I made a cheesecake, which is Chuk’s favorite, and because we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I’m going to make lasagna tomorrow. Lasagna is a sentimental choice because that’s what I made him our first Valentine’s Day together.

I don’t really do tons of seasonal decorations, but I wrote some of the lyrics to “our song” on the chalkboard we have in the kitchen. Along the same lines, I’m going to borrow this idea and write messages to Chuk in the shower. I didn’t want to go out and buy Crayola bathtub crayons, so I did a little experimenting and found that dry erase markers works on the tiles in my bathroom. No pictures of it because 1. I’m waiting until tomorrow to do it and 2. I plan on writing lewd things. ;-)

Even though I’m trying to keep costs down, I did buy a few inexpensive things to celebrate. I bought a package of lunch bags from Target’s dollar section that are printed with Disney princesses. I’ve drawn on speech bubbles so the ladies are saying cheeky things to my man. I plan to fill the bags with candy and present them en masse.

I made a simple card using a piece construction paper and two small candy canes leftover from Christmas. Inside, I wrote a verse from our other song. I wrapped his “real” present in occasion-neutral gift wrap that I bought after Christmas from Ikea for 60% off.

I think he’ll be happy with it all, and that makes me happy. I like making him feel special without breaking the bank.


  1. Love the Valentines Day card you made. That is cute! :) Thanks for the visit and for your kind comment. :) Have a great weekend!

  2. wow - Chuk is lucky! My husband will be lucky to get one thing - which I think he will be, because I totallly LOVE the idea of writing on the shower walls. And because I have kids, I already have the bathtub crayons. Hot dog. Thanks for pointing out the great idea!


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