Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm off today so I am able to get it together enough to actually have a weekend recap post!  I can't remember the last time I did one of these, but this past weekend was great and I'm excited to be able to share it with you!

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw the picture of me at work with my special delivery from Cupid the Cupcake.  We have a local business here called Life's Sweeter Side.  She's really known for her gorgeous candy and cupcake bars at weddings, but she is also known for her cupcake deliveries.   Here's the link to the YouTube page, since it won't let me post it into the blog for some reason. It's pretty funny and worth the minute and a half of your life it will take to watch.  I was completely surprised and had no idea Joe had this planned for me.

seriously amazing spread from Life's Sweeter Side

Joe also got me this acrylic canvas I'd been wanting.  The high heel is actually metallic and textured.

Friday night we had a surprise party for a friend of ours who turned 30, it was fun but we stayed out wayy too late!  You know how recovery time gets as you get older, it gets a lot harder.  Saturday morning was a little rough but I dragged myself out of bed and did my Saturday errands with my mom.  We had to hit Home Depot for paint since we were finally able to start painting the bedrooms at the house (yay!) and 1 hour, 17 gallons of paint (for just 3 rooms!), and $628 later we were done! 

Saturday afternoon we spent paining for a few hours.  I absolutely hate painting and I'm required to go through Joe's Painting Class every time we paint.  He is really good at painting and wants it to look perfect because his drywall finishing is perfect.  Once I passed his class I was let loose with roller and a pan full of paint.  The #1 necessary requirement for painting you ask? Patience.  I pretty much laughed in his face when he said that, he responded by saying, I know that's hard for you, so I'm glad he understands.  I'm trying my best to do a good job since this is our house and he has done such a great job on the drywall.

After a couple hours of painting we got ready for dinner with my aunt and uncle at an Italian place called Alberto's.  We went there for NYE and we really loved it so we had to go back.  We had so much food and lots of fun!  We were exhausted afterwards so we called it a night early.  

Joe's lobster tail over scallop, shrimp, and crab stuffed homemade raviolis  

 Yummy rosemary garlic beef ribs that were unbelievably tender.

 Can't have Italian without a little split bottle of Chianti!

My asiago gnoccchis! So yummy!

 Hazelnut coffee flavored ice cream

And my lemon sorbet! 

Sunday morning we got up and started painting again right away.  I'm actually really happy with the way that the room turned out.  I was so paranoid about my lines, but you can't see them at all.  I had a baby shower to go to for my best friend's little sister so I had to cut out early for that.  

 First guest bedroom ready for paint!

Today I'm off and so is Joe so I'm going to go to breakfast with my bestie and her family since they're heading back to Indy today and then I'll spend the rest of the day doing you know what... PAINTING! That will be my life for awhile now.  My grandpa was in the hospital last week with pneumonia but is home now so I'm going to deliver a Valentine's gift to him too today!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. Ohh so jealous you're off today! I wish I was at home getting some things done. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Those cupcakes look AMAZING! And totally jealous of all of your food, yum! Good luck painting today!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Eek, can't believe you are already painting the house! Exciting stuff! Enjoy your day off!

  3. Oh my gosh those cupcakes look so cute! What a fun surprise and your Vday dinner has me drooling over here! So much yumminess! I am so bad at being patient while painting. Ugh I hate it too. I love that your hubby makes you go through his painting class before you get started! haha that cracks me up. Glad you had a good weekend girl! Happy painting!

  4. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Those cupcakes and all that food look absolutely delicious! Love that you have to go through a painting class every time. Hope your grandpa is doing better!

  5. Those cupcakes/sweets and all that food look amazing!!!!!!

  6. That dinner looks fantastic!! I know most people hate painting but I love it! haha I'm not perfect at it but I do like doing it :)

  7. Yum - I'm hungry after looking at all those pictures! It sounds like you two had a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

  8. Yikes! Pneumonia in elderly is no fun! Glad your gpa pulled through! Your Italian V-day looks so amazing but not as amazing as those cupcakes. Painting is totally not fun (in my book) so I hope it flies by quickly for you! Although, it is therapeutic. ;)

  9. OMG!! Did you love the wine!?!?!? We went to that winery when we were in Chianti last summer!!! It was my favorite :) Looks like you had a wonderful night!!

  10. That human cupcake is hilarious! And what a yummy looking spread. And yes, painting always starts off sounding fun until it doesn't. ;-)

  11. Sounds like a good weekend!!! So glad y'all go to celebrate and even better you have the day off! Long weekends are the best!!!

  12. Ur hubby is just the nicest, romantic person. Look at those cupcakes! Sounds like u had a wonderful weekend. Those desserts look delicious! Hope u enjoyed ur day off I know I did!

  13. aww Joe is so sweet! that's so lovely. your gnocchi looks absolutely amazing!

  14. This post made me so hungy!! How sweet of your husband :)

  15. The house is coming along! YAY! I despise painting too but I always have to keep in mind that the end result will be so worth it and it always is!! That meal, though, let's talk abotu how delicious it looked!

  16. 17 gallons of paint?! Holy shit! Lol. I definitely don't always have the best patience with painting either. I find that it's better if I just work on little bits at a time. Wishing you luck with your projects! :)


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