If I am being honest this holiday was less then desired before T.V...but over the last three years I have grown to love when the shades of pink, red, and violet begin to cover the seasonal aisle at all my favorite stores. I can't necessarily say that I agree with a man made holiday, but I do agree in another day to celebrate the people you love. Not to mention, I am also a craft addict at heart so I am all over making my own Valentines for the specials in my life, and as you will begin to uncover, I will never pass up an excuse to pull out all my scrapbook stuff! If you are interested in ideas for your very own homemade Valentines, check out the Archivers Blog-I love looking at their blog for design ideas! Beyond the cards and decorations I will partake in this Valentines, I am on a mission to make the best Valentines dinner! Since it is the first V-Day as H&W there is a growing amount of pressure to pull off a memorable experience for our taste buds. So I have been planning and decided on a great recipe out of a cookbook we received from our wedding planner at Hyde Park. I have used this book many times before and have always really enjoyed the results. If you enjoy cooking with the people in your life I would highly suggest, Bride & Groom First & Forever Cookbook.
The Vaughan's Valentine's Day Dinner:
~ Kir Royales
~ Lamb Chops with Mint-Mustard Sauce
~ Couscous with Melted Leeks and Thyme ~ Roasted Asparagus
~ Shortbread SweetHearts
I will let yall know how it turns out...Also, I would welcome any good luck prayers.