Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Instead of going out to dinner tonight, to celebrate Valentine's Day and battle the masses of other people out celebrating as well, we stayed in and had a homemade dinner.  I've been wanting to try this recipe for quite some time now, but in my attempts to cook on the healthier side, I've been avoiding it.  But rumor has it that everything is calorie free on Valentine's Day, so we indulged in some creamy chicken lasagna.  Dan and I both gave it two thumbs up! 

I sent Dan to the grocery store to gather a few ingredients that I was missing for the recipe and he returned with a couple chocolate covered strawberries.  So we topped off our great meal with the perfect amount of sweetness, mm mm goooood!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DIYing with what I had

I had the urge to do some more little projects.  On Sunday afternoon, I started digging through dresser drawers and instantly Dan knew what I was up to and said "what project are you going to start now?"

First, I had a couple candles packed away in a box...nothing special, just the typical pillar candle - but they matched our new room, so I decided to spruce them up a bit!  I had about 10 inches of beading left over from the lamp shade make-over, so I used that on the white candle. I simply painted the ribbon gray and pinned it around the candle - easy peasy!  My other candle got some ribbon and a flower.  2 boring candles turned glam in 10 minutes!

Next on the list is a painting.  I've had a canvas stacked in the back of the closet for well over 2 years now.  I started a painting long ago, didn't like the direction it was going and tucked it away until I was more inspired.  Yesterday, I suddenly had the urge to paint - so I dug out the half painted canvas and started painting. I didn't have anything particular in mind, except for that it needed to go above the bed in our room.  Here's the finished product.

Please excuse the unmade bed - I never claimed to be the best housekeeper there is :)