Roses are Red

Well, I had every intention of wishing my readers a Happy Valentine's Day on Thursday when it was actually Valentine's Day. But, as they say, better late than never. So, now I wish you -- Happy Valentine's Day (belated)!

Not only was I late wishing you a happy Valentine's, but my co-workers, as well. I had a master plan of making cake pops to bring into the office that day. Wednesday turned out to be a looong day at work, and by the time I got home and had dinner, it was 9pm. Well, "forget that!" But I did follow through and made them Thursday night for a post-Valentine's Day treat for everyone. They were a hit!

I made red velvet cake balls with dark chocolate and sprinkles. I learned a lot in my cake pop class - thanks Diane! I went to great lengths to make these cake pops happen. I headed up north to a special baking supplies store to get all the goods. But it felt nice to see all the smiling co-workers faces. 

 Valentine's Red Velvet Cake Balls

Valentine's Red Velvet Cake Balls

 Flowers and Cards

Flowers and Cards

If you want to try and make them on your own, a girl that took the class with me wrote a more detailed post - feel free to try! And get ready to get your hands dirty. ;-)

My hubby was sweet for Valentine's day. He came home with some flowers for me...how thoughtful. Isn't getting flowers so nice? I like having fresh flowers in the house - just lightens things up. These were a very pretty mix of roses and other flowers (no, I don't know the other flowers names...poor things, everyone knows a rose's name, but what about those other flowers?).

And what's Valentine's Day without a card? My gift to Josh was an awesome card. It says that he's a fox with a monocle. I thought the card was a great find. Then I made him chicken enchiladas for dinner.

We celebrated "for reals" on Saturday night by going out for a lovely meal at Tom Douglas' Lola. It was quite delicious. And we went all out - cocktails, appetizer, meals, and desserts. Whoa! Big time. All thanks to a Christmas gift from my in-laws (they are the best gift givers - love them!). It was a special night and was the prefect ending to our Valentines Day. 

Love you guys! ❤