Don't seem to get much time on the computer at the moment and then when I do, I feel so brain fried and tired that it is difficult to get a cohesive post out. I have been enjoying visiting all of you though! I even missed 'at my house' last week - haven't done that since I started blogging - sorry Lou! I started it, but like many things in this house and on this blog, it just didn't get finished. Sometimes family needs to come first though doesn't it.
Sometimes we fill our time with things that really are unnecessary, but it amuses your kids (& yourself if honest!) and with that some sanity returns and that can't be a bad thing. When my husband's little brother and his fiance came around last night for dinner - the first time since they got engaged (on the ski slopes in NZ) - we wanted to make it fun. Amazingly, my husband was home all afternoon (a rarity) and as he loves to cook, I left the meal up to him and the eldest and I could have a bit of fun with putting the extra touches to the evening.
The idea started when the youngest emptied the entire contents of the plastics cupboard onto the floor & in packing up we discovered the heart shaped ice block moulds. We popped some orange juice into the moulds and this set our theme! Some doily bunting on some orange ribbon, some love heart confetti scattered on the table made with orange paper and a heart shaped hole punch. Then off to my trusty computer for some free printables of romantic pursuasion - easy to find if you know the right places.
Make your own --- pink hearts printable.
Then for a fun token present (in lieu of a bigger one coming soon) we found this cute little milk carton pattern on line and filled it with these love heart lollies from the corner store. You know those ones with the corny love messages? My 6 year old thought it was fantastic because she got to eat the ones that we didn't put in the box that said - 'you're dangerous' and 'hard luck'! Thankfully, so did the engaged couple who thought they might be a fun idea for their wedding!
Make your own --- milk carton printable
Then my gorgeous husband, thought he'd get in on it too and added an extra touch to his chicken pies.... After 12 years together I must have rubbed off a little....made me smile.
What's been going on at your house? Play along with Lou's At My House sometime this week or just head over and have a sticky beak at what every one else has been up to!
Don't forget to write your easy peasy recipe post to add to tomorrow's inaugural Easy Peasy Dinner Winner Linky!