Love…get some.

popcornI know a lot of people aren’t crazy about Valentine’s Day. I get that, I do. I, however, am not one of those people. I love having a day devoted to love. Going all out to show your love they’re loved is fun. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I also feel that every day should be like Valentine’s Day. We shouldn’t need a day to force us to show our loved ones we care. I get that too.
I am blessed with a family that loves to show they love. I am even more blessed to have a husband who isn’t afraid to show love. I feel very loved. I hope you do as well.

February is a big month for me. I am not only celebrating Valentine’s Day, but also 10/1. I love February. It is by far, one of my favorite months. It’s cold (in normal places, not SoCal - bleh), I’ll probably get some chocolate (fingers crossed), and it’s my anniversary month, which means my husband and I are on our best behavior…which means lots of extra smooches and kind words.
earI want to spread some love today. I’ve listed a bunch of recipes you may find perfect if you’re feeling like cooking for your Valentine. Or perhaps printing out a recipe and slipping it under their pillow as a subtle hint.
Don’t be afraid to get caught up in all the love that seems to be going around these days. It won’t hurt, I promise. Don’t say there isn’t anyone special in your life, I assure you, there is. Have a younger sibling? Bet they’d love to hear you love them. Have a parent? Tell them you love them. Have a super special neighbor that you couldn’t imagine life without? Tell them how much they mean to you. It’s easy, just be like…”hey, you’re cool, glad we’re friends…can I borrow a cup of sugar?”
turnipThe moral of the story is this…we all could use a nudge in being a little nicer and showing people we care. I could certainly use a “gentle” reminder from time to time. It’s so easy to get caught up in the craziness of our daily lives we may forget to take a minute to say, “I love you.”
Remember folks: we can’t get yesterday back, today is almost over and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Make each day special.
If you don’t hear it enough, I love you. I love that you frequent my blog and leave happy comments. They make me smile. Thank you and I love you.
Happy Valentine’s Day peeps.
Appetizers, Soups and Sides
Savory French Toast Bites with Bacon, Tomato & Cheese – Cookin’ Canuck
Onion Soup – Janae Monir
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter – Like Mother Like Daughters
Classic Stuffed Peppers – The Cilantropist
French Onion Soup Stuffed MushroomsThe Pioneer Woman
Ginger and Lentil Soup – Joy the Baker
Roasted Potatoes – me
hot dogMain Dishes
Honey Curry Chicken – Butter Sweet Melody
Spaghetti and Meatballs – Savory Sweet Life
Lobster Tails – Annie’s Eats
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese SauceThe Noshery
Mongolian Beef – Handle the Heat
Ginger Lime Shrimp and Noodles – How Sweet It Is
Pastitsio - Martha
Southwestern Lamb Stew with Stout and Quinoa – Know Whey
Smoked Gouda and Panko Mac & Cheese – me
Chicken Pot Pie – me
eggSweet Treats
Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Walnuts – And Now For Something Completely Delicious
No-Bake Freezer Cheesecake – Bake at 350
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies – The Comfort of Cooking
Tiny Cherry Pies – Not Martha
Olive Oil and Chocolate Chip Cookies – Baking = Love
Chocolate Cake and Espresso Buttercream – My Baking Addiction
Heritage Red Velvet Cake – Sprinkles Bakes
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream – Blue Eyed Bakers
Brookies – me
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – me

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day & Ten/One Anniversary to my sweet husband. If I don’t tell you enough, I love you.
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6 Response to Love…get some.

February 12, 2011 at 1:18 PM

awwww!!! i love LOVE too!! mostly due to adorable and hilariously corny/wonderful vintage valentines like the ones you featured...


February 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Ain't you sweet!!! We love V-Day over at our house too! (And I really appreciate the luv for the sweet potato biscuits...Hope to return the favor soon!)

February 12, 2011 at 5:49 PM

What a nice post! Thanks for spreadin' the love! Those corny Valentines are just so sweet! And I love that you shared so many great recipes!

February 13, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Happy Valentines Day!

February 13, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I totally agree on this... I spent years convincing myself I wasn't one of those girls who really cared about Valentine's Day, but deep down, I really do. Thanks for sharing this super sweet post. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your husband, Meredith!

February 22, 2011 at 1:28 AM

What a great Valentine post! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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