Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

My mom sent a delightful package with number cookie cutters, pink Silpat mats, sprinkles, lips cookie cutter, orange cutting board, valentine napkins, treats, monogrammed list pads, and individual valentines for everyone in the family. It's always exciting to find a package from her on the doorstep!

Eva had great fun writing her name and attaching treats to the valentines for her preschool classmates.

We made Lucas' valentines with the Webicon site. He was thrilled with them. I asked him what his friends thought, and he said, "They thought they were really cool until I told them they were kind of like Obama's campaign poster!"

Marc gave me white tulips and these cute damask cards and list notepad (he knows me well). In his card, he said that he ordered me a new tag to add to my Lisa Leonard necklace with my 2009 word! I've totally been wanting one of those. I gave him a fancy down-alternative pillow, because his allergist told him he should stop using our down ones.

Eva and I made these teeny tiny cupcakes (inspired by the ones on Patsy's blog). I used this recipe and I liked it, I'll definitely use it again. I used candy cups for the cupcake wrappers, so one recipe made about 70! We delivered them to friends and neighbors today.

My final valentine design for 2009. I was having such a hard time coming up with something, I was seriously questioning this tradition...

Today was a fun day -- Marc let me sleep in, then I made the cupcakes. Marc and I went on a lunch date to Pizzeria 712 and then to Barnes & Noble. When we got home, I took Eva on cupcake delivery duty, then we came home and got everyone bathed for church tomorrow. Now to relax and watch a movie!

20 comments:

Becky Heard said...

Awesome stuff. I always love your pics. They look like they belong in Martha Stewart's magazine. :-)

Jill said...

I'm glad you had such a good day! (That was unexpected eh?) The cupcakes turned out so great, thanks for bring me some!

patsy said...

oh my ~ there is so much goodness in this post... where to start?

those cupcakes!! janae will be so honored- yours are BEautiFUl- what lucky neighbors.
great valentines all around!!

I think I will copy that card for my card club next year ;)

wende said...

this is such a great post! what a great day! getting those tiny cupcakes from janae was such a fun treat, i'm sure your neighbors were both delighted AND impressed!

and those cards are so gorgeous!

Natasha said...

I am just in awe of those cards you made!

Hannah said...

What a fantastic day! I still feel giddy that I was a recipient of some of those delicious cupcakes!

Your Valentine is cute! Your mom's packages amaze me each and every time :)

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Sounds like a wonderful day! Love those mini cupcakes!

shannon said...

That's a whole lot of goodness!
Your mom sure knows how to spoil a girl!

I love the valentines that you made as well as the cupcakes...
You are one talented chica! :)

Glad you had a day jammed packed with love!

Tasha said...

I LOVE Lucas' valentine's! And yours! And the treats you made your neighbors, and your mom's package! You are such a creative genius!

Susan said...

So glad you had a good day!

I love my valentine that you sent! I found myself hoping that I would come home from work on Saturday evening to find one in the mail.

I love you.

Kim Sue said...

way to go Marc - he did good!

Lucy said...

You've got such style in all that you do, Michelle. I love all of your attention to details.

amy m said...

Your mom always sends the best packages. It must be fun to anticipate.

I love lucas' cards, great idea, and of course your cards are beautiful as always. I never understand what your talking about not having ideas. From what I can see you are full of them...all of them genius.

btw what a great tradition to send out cards each year.

Robyn said...

Your mom does send the best packages! Maybe I should start to raid your mailbox or doorstep at every major holiday... if your packages go missing, you know where they went!

Your cards are so cute- you never seem to run out of great ideas, so I don't know what the problem is!! I love it. Sounds like you had a great V day.

Jen said...

wow!!! i love that package! and the photo of eva writing her E. :) how cute. i especially love lucas' valentines. then again, i love obama. so anything alluding to that is great. :) he's a tough cookie to pull that off in utah. :)

i'm impressed by your valentine doings! those cupcakes look divine!

Jen said...

wow!!! i love that package! and the photo of eva writing her E. :) how cute. i especially love lucas' valentines. then again, i love obama. so anything alluding to that is great. :) he's a tough cookie to pull that off in utah. :)

i'm impressed by your valentine doings! those cupcakes look divine!

rmt said...

Your Valentines are SO cute!

I hope you had a wonderful day:)

Claudissima said...

oh my goodness, i love how Lucas valentine's turned out. Great picture. Also the stationary oh my....can i be a lucky recipient? heheheheheh, lunch and barnes and noble for a date...up there on my list....and your cards wow....wow....wow....they are beautiful as you. Your mum is soooo cool...how cool is that to send that love. wow. Sounds like it was a wonderful day, nothing like the sound of kids bathed and down to bed....wow...sweetness to my ears.

Amie said...

It seems like your pictures have been extra great lately?!

It sounds like a good Valentines over there. I am loving Lucas' personalized ones... I hope to remember that for next year.

crystal said...

Pizzaria 712 is my new favorite eatery. I love the short ribs w/ polenta. Have you tried the raspberry bread pudding? Oh my.

Your valentine is scrumptious, and so are those sweet cupcakes. How you fit so much creativity into one day or week or LIFETIME is amazing. I wish...

xoxo

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