Growing on Me

This morning: I woke up and threw on some ruffles and a pink cardigan.  Because if nothing else is certain on this day dedicated to hearts and happiness, it’s the obligation to cover one’s person in red or pink raiment.

I can’t always remember what I’ve discussed on The Blog versus what I haven’t discussed on The Blog.

So today, these.

When we started dating, I told Marcus that I don’t love long-stemmed roses (though in all truthfulness, I love short-stemmed roses).

He interpreted this to mean that tulips were my favorite flower.  So for more Valentine’s Days and birthdays than I can count, I’ve had tulips.  And they really are quite nice.

The bouquets are always extremely full and no one else in the office ever gets them.  Win and win.

Without trying to be pun-y, they’ve grown on me.

As far as gifts are concerned, we didn’t exactly Go Big this year.

Rather, I sourced a few cookbooks that I’ve been coveting for awhile.  Marcus had no objections, because Lord knows we love to eat in this house and we’re always looking for new inspiration.

I feel like the fact that I got an Indian Cookbook doesn’t come as a surprise.  But Tex Mex?

I had a moment where I saw the light and realized that (like our foray into Indian) if we were buying cheap tacos like they were going out of style, I should probably learn how to make those and the rest of their kin.  Maybe to save some money and maybe just to know.

Time will tell.

And for dinner, we actioned a dish from From Mom with love… Because coming off of the craft beer-dive adventure we went on last weekend, we wanted to do something more low-key (if that’s even possible).  In all honesty it was delicious, tested the outer-limits of our spice tolerance and you’ll get to hear all about it on Friday.

All is well.

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

Are you a red/pink-wearer?

p. s. It’s Cake Week!  So if you’re up to some baking, please link-up!  And if you haven’t already, take a look at Kirsten’s Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Real Milk Chocolate Buttercream and Mads’ Molten Lava Cake.

8 responses to “Growing on Me

  1. If you don’t like that Tex Mex book, don’t worry, I can take it off your hands. lol – I’m sure you will enjoy!

  2. Tulips are my favorite flower! So unique and colorful! For sure better than sterotypical roses.

  3. I love how you cook from a cookbook. I have a million of them, and I never use them! I always find myself Googling random ingredients to see what I can come up with, sort of like meal roulette! But I think you are inspiring me to crack open those cook books and put them to use.

  4. BEAUTIFUL flowers:-)

    I can never seem to wear red b/c with my fair hair and skin I always looked washed out. Not a good look. Some shades of pink are better so I rock those on occasion.

  5. I love that you are so into Indian cooking. I need some tips. Badly. One cooking in general, not just Indian cooking. And I agree with a previous poster – I admire your use of cookbooks! We both know that I have 2 and they have an inch of dust on them.

    Such pretty flowers! Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

  6. Aw, the flower thing is cute.
    I’m totally a pink/red wearer. I have a pink winter coat that I wear all of the time, not just for V-day.

  7. I love tulips! Major gold stars for Marcus! Like, Major.

  8. My daughter’s birthday is on Valentines Day so we celebrated her birthday. In the morning we exchanged Valentines and such with my husband. If we go out it’s usually after the day.

    I love your tulips. Such a full lovely bouquet. Lucky girl.

    I love wearing pink. It happens to be my favorite color and there are so many wonderful shades of it.

    I love Indian food. I’ve never really cooked it. I make curry, but really does that count? Doubt it. I’ve had good Indian food and it’s not what I make. 🙂

    Glad you had a nice love day. Take care,


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