What a lovely heart filled weekend it was.
Baking and making galore.
Sharing with friends and even some people I didn't know.
Everyone enjoyed the treats, which made it extra fun to have made them.
I have been making these linzer cookies every year for almost 16 years now.
(here is a recipe I have used that is delicious)
A fun tradition of my very own.
Butter cream yumm.
They look so fancy but really are so easy to assemble.
I use raspberry jam instead of strawberry.
Pretty treats to share.
I just love making these.
Warms my heart.
It was such a fun weekend.
Doing all manner of things.
It got very warm so a lot of garden was involved.
A new arbor made by Mister Lovee.
Trimming fruit trees.
I received oooooodles of treats from my parents too.
Fun fun fun!
I love being an adult kid.
It's the best.
I took these to Mister Lovee's Friday night gig.
Beer and treats were eaten like mad.
Neither by me.
What a fuddy duddy, I know.
But I did do some card tricks.
As I was taking pictures a little head photo bombed my pics.
You see, this little sneaky fur (Matty) loves sweets.
Don't worry, he doesn't get them often at all.
But he looooves them.
He loves sweets and fish.
His brother Miles hates sweets and fish and prefers veggies and potatoes.
Which Matty loathes.
Funny little eaters.
They both love chicken and meat.
Even dogs are like little children.
But soooo sweet.
This one stole chocolates as a baby and scared his mama, but he just got hyper in the end.
Then he stole a GIANT cupcake I was using in a photo shoot when he was little too.
So, it seems those things created a sweet tooth.
While I was baking he just stood at the corner of the stove staring into the oven.
Poor little guy, haha!
Now he wants chocolate pink candies.
Maybe he's sweet after all?
He's sweet to me on his own terms at least.
So, I guess that's good?
At least he doesn't eat my dried flowers.
Don't you just love dried flowers?
And after all those treats....
We gobbled up all of our Brussels sprouts from the garden.
A little olive oil, some slivered almonds, craisins, garlic salt and a hearty splash of balsamic.
Oh and someone took a bath.
Random tid-bits, I know.
But that is how Valentine's day goes down around here, haha!
I took a luxurious bath.
Took 3 hours to get ready.
Did my nails.
Went shopping late at night with ML.
Enjoyed bouquets of balloons.
Ran around the yard with them.
Gave away all the sweets.
Played music really loud.
Watched a scary movie.
Washed all my bedding.
Spent too much time in bed enjoying the coziness.
All the things I like to do on my very me Valentine's day.
A me me me day.
How about you?
Any fun things you did?
I requested some love songs at the Friday gig.
I got Only You and Mexican Moon.
It was fab.
And then Monday is here again.
It's spring weather, hope it lasts.
So what should we do next?
I've been splashing around paint.
But we need something extra fun, don't you think?
ps: Here's a link to that cookie recipe again, in case you missed it in the post but wanted it.