-Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle
Last year I was so good with my Valentine's Day craft week. But, this year between work and more work, I wasn't quite feeling it. However, I couldn't just let the day slip away without any craftiness at all.
Despite my silence here on the blog lately, I've still been "pinning" away and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to actually make something out of all of that inspiration.
Last weekend, I whipped up some Heart-Shaped Soft Pretzels, inspired by those posted over at Say Yes to Hoboken. Rob was thrilled with the idea of homemade pretzels. When he saw them, he exclaimed, "Hey, look! They kind of look like hearts!" I just had to grin... that was sort of the point!
I also fell in love with these Date Idea Arrows over at Sugar & Cloth. It was a bit of a challenge to think up ten different easy, unique, creative date ideas that we would both enjoy.
If you need hints on date ideas, here's are some of mine:
- At-home spa night
- Read a book together*
- Hike at a local state park
- Go out just for dessert
- Visit the local planetarium show
- Go on a downtown walking tour
- Order Chinese takeout
- Watch a TV show marathon on Netflix
- Take a picnic to the park
- Spend the day at the lake
Rob and I tried to think back and reminisce about all of our past Valentine's Days. We did pretty well, but for the future days when our memories are not so swift... here's a record of this year's festivities:
After work, we changed clothes and went to dinner at Red Bowl (a new Asian restaurant in town). I had "Beef a la Szechaun," while Rob enjoyed a "Sesame Chicken Bento Box."
Then, we walked the mall to kill time before the 9pm USC-Upsate/Mercer basketball game. [It was way past our bedtime, so we yawned through the game.] The Spartans lost the game, but it wasn't a total loss because Rob and I made the "kiss cam" during one of the timeouts!