2.8.10

AT MY HOUSE...

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!

18 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

What gorgeous decorations I bet they loved them! The chicken pie looks great too, yum!

Chicken Willow said...

Looks like a great dinner table!

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Brilliant. Thats looks fantastic and I'm sure the kids enjoyed it almost as much as you did ;)

I have my recipe ready to post and link tomorrow. See you tonight. Lou.

Tania said...

May those lollies NEVER EVER go out of production. Handy for many situations - even the 'hard luck' ones!

LionessLady said...

Yummo! Love the pie!

Zinnia Pea said...

Aw that pie is too sweet, what a lovely touch he put on it. =)

Love those little lollies too - such a classic treat!!

LJ said...

How brilliant! Glad you and the kids had fun and the relo's enjoyed the evening!!

I love those heart lollies!!

Steph said...

Such a lovely post! Those pies made me smile too!! What a generous soul you are...and so lovely to be instilling that in your little poppets. Hope you have a gorgeous week :)

Mira Narnie said...

how lovely that you gave your brother in law such a beautifully themed dinner with his fiance! That pie looks fantastic and I am sure that you loved that dinner was cooked for you too!!

Simoney said...

That's so LOVELY! I love it. Ha ha, get it?? Love that pie. Mmmmm. Yummo.
xx

Screamstress said...

Your house sounds like a LOVE-ly place to be yesterday!

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

Very sweet indeed.

Kate said...

That is the most gorgeous idea. Your kids would have loved all the preparation. We might need to have a bit of a love night here soon just for fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

Aimee said...

loved this post! such a sweet thing to do for an engaged couple. so fun for the kids to join in on it!

Kylie @ The Rockgarden said...

Great milk carton idea, I'm saving that for some future party fun.

byebyebirdie said...

Your house definetely sounds like a wonderful place to be!

ZippyZippy said...

OK, thanks for all the links to the printables - I love that stuff!
And thanks for doing the linky with the recipes, gave me a break from looking at printables - I'm not time wasting, surfing around here, it's research!

Sarah said...

The pie looks amazing and i will have to try the salmon in foil.yum

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