Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

I hope that everyone had a great day with the ones they love. I admit that I didn't have my act all the way together but still managed to have a great day.

Since my planning was lacking I didn't have time to spend baking sheet after sheet of cookies so instead I made pan chocolate chip cookies. I then used heart shaped cookie cutters to make individual cookies.

A few large cookies...

one was bagged up for Chuck's lunch.

Many smaller cookies...

stacked and then placed inside of the cellophane bags.

Then packaged in these cute container from the Dollar Spot at T*arget. Ready to share with the ones we love.

The table was set using things I had on hand.

My favorite red plaid table cloth topped with some Valentine wrapping paper as place mats, some scattered conversation hearts. I had some red drink mix in the pantry. Megan loaned her balloons and drew and colored a heart.

I made every one's favorites for dinner and served the heart cookies for dessert. A little effort made this a special day. Megan told me thank you for valentine's day several times. It really is the small, simple things that matter the most.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!


  1. It's so nice that you can still pull together a special meal, special treats and make the table look special even though it was not planned. That, gir, is a great talent to have. The "I-can-fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" talent is one that many woman wish they had. Noticed I said WISH, yep, for some of us we plan and plan and plan.... Great job!

  2. Lovely table setting, Wendi! Love that you used everything on hand ~ you are blessed with a special ability to pull things together to make everything so cozy!! Fun! Glad you had a great day. Blessings!

  3. Hi Wendi...
    So glad I stopped by. Enjoyed your post. The cookies were such a geat idea and I know your family all must have loved having their favorite meal..They are Blessed!
    Great Post and Great Job...

  4. You had your "act together" perfectly!

    Putting love and care into a sweet simple time together is something Megan will always remember - and packing that cookie for your husband is something I'm sure he truly appreciated!

    Your family is blessed to have a wife and mom like you!

  5. Everything looks wonderful!!


  6. You did really well with what you had. I know your husband and daughter love that you put so much effort into making things special!

    I didn't do much planning ahead either but managed to make it special anyways. Pink heart doilies from my thrifted stash helped to make Valentine's day meals a little more festive. As did drinking out of goblets. We only had water, but still it was special!

  7. I hope you don't plan to homeschool your kid. You cannot spell worth a lick. First of all, patients should be "patience", loafs should be "loaves" and dieing should be "dying". Learn it!


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