Valentine’s Day Recap

I  hope you all had a lovely and love-filled Valnetine’s Day yesterday! :)

After pulling an all-nighter for school, I was afraid that I would sleep through the holiday. Luckily, I did not and thank goodness because it was such a nice night.  When I got home from school, I found a ProFlowers box waiting for me on the doorstep! I opened it to find two dozen peach, orange, pink, and cream roses from my Valentine. They are so stunning! They haven’t opened up yet so I will post pictures of them in a few days once they are at their fullest. When Walker arrived home from work, we exchanged gifts (okay, that’s a lie… I gave him his gift on Wednesday after work but that would have made telling this story more difficult so let’s pretend it was last night). He got me a gorgeous satin robe and nightgown (in pink of course!). I have been wanting a new robe and to class up my PJ style for a while now so this was so perfect!SatinRobe1SatinRobe2

I have mentioned it before but Walker loves our succulents that we have in the back yard. I have sometimes heard him refer to them as his “pets” and “friends.” Maybe we need to get out more… ;)  So for his V-Day gift, I handmade a heart-shaped concrete planter (and so can you! I will do another post shortly with the information) and planted two succulents inside. In addition, I went to Ikea and bought a new shelf for all of the plants in the backyard. I know that the $7 DIY Plant Stand was a good idea at the time but a year later, it wasn’t looking so hot. Particle board furniture was not made to live outside. Shield your eyes if you don’t want to see an ugly, dilapidated DIY project before it went to its grave.OldPlantStand

I assembled the shelves, arranged all of our plants, and even added a new storage bin and lantern to spruce things up. I also plan to get him a few new pots for some of the succulents that have gotten huge but we will pick those out together later. I surprised him by having the whole thing set up and waiting for him when he got home from work!NewPlantShelf HeartPlanter1 HeartPlanter2

Our original plan for the night was to cook a meal together but we were too tired so went out to our favorite little sushi place for a delicious sushi feast! When we got home, we cracked open a bottle of wine from our favorite vineyard and relaxed. I lounged in my new satin sleepwear, feeling like a queen! It was the perfect night after a long couple of days doing school work and so nice to spend some QT with my valentines (man & dog)! :)

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  1. Ash @ HumberHomeProject

    February 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I love that robe!!
    One of my bridesmaids gave me a satin-ish robe before the wedding, and I love it! I feel so fancy whenever I put it on :)

    So sad that your painted plant stand didn’t survive – it was so fun and cute :( The new shelves look so nice, though! :)

    • Erika

      February 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      I love it too! I am waiting to leave work so that I can put it on and wear it all weekend! ;)

      I know the plant stand was cute but it was time to toss it. We were thinking of painting the new shelves a fun color instead! Perhaps the same lime green? Or something totally different… who knows. Right now I am just happy to have a functional shelf for the plants haha.

  2. Trina @ Let's Just Build a House

    February 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    sooo pretty. i love pretty robes and jammies!! and yes please share the DIY heart planter!!

    • Erika

      February 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks so much Trina! I will definitely share the heart planter (perhaps even this weekend if I can get my act together!). :)

  3. Melanie

    February 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Love the gifts! That planter & shelf look amazing – and so do those orange roses!

    • Erika

      February 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks so much Melanie! The roses all opened up today so I will have to take more pictures! :)

  4. Christine @ Casa-de-Christine

    February 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Looks like a great valentines day! The flowers look gorgeous!

    • Erika

      February 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much Christine! I still have to take photos of the flowers now that they have bloomed. They are stunning! :)

  5. Courtney

    February 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

    aww how sweet! you guys are adorable! :)

    xo, Courtney

    • Erika

      February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks so much Courtney! xoxo :)

  6. Dani Rose

    February 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love your blog! I’m definitely going to be a loyal follower, I can tell already. I love what you’re doing with your house! It’s inspiring me to clean up the place a little. :)

    • Erika

      February 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks so much Dani and welcome! So so so glad you are inspired! :)

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