I love hearts, all things pink, and chocolate--but I like them all year, not just on this one day!
Valentine's Day is the day my mom and step-dad got married, so it's their anniversary :)
Growing up, I always associated Valentine's Day with going out to dinner with my parents and sister to celebrate their anniversary- and I liked it that way!
I feel like this day causes so many people a lot of stress though...people worry about being able to get a reservation at the perfect restaurant, if their significant other will like the gift they bought, and even how much money to spend on each other! People also get so worked up over not having someone special to celebrate Valentine's Day with. I even remember girls in my dorm having "Anti-Valentine's Day" parties and Single-Appreciation Day.
I love Mansee's approach to V-Day :)
And here's an awesome post from Consumerist about celebrating Valentine's Day stress-free and without spending big bucks.
Raine and I definitely celebrate our love for each other every day, and use this day as an excuse to spend even more time together. We do go all out for each other on birthdays though, and on our anniversary!
What could be better?Last night we did cook dinner together- Vegan Tacos!
I bought a huge bag of Textured Soy Protein on a whim at the store last week and we decided to try it out.
To chopped in the food processor:
And what's that box in the back? You'll have to read on to find out...I had 2 tacos and the soy filling was really good!
Then, we opened the box...
Chocolate-Covered Cherry CupcakeWe got this from my friend Corey who has just opened up his own bakery- called Imagination Cakes. It was awesome! If you live in southeast Illinois..definitely check out his cakes!
Raine and I mmm'd and ahh'd as we devoured this :)
What are you doing for Valentine's Day?