Here is a cute hot chocolate treat box just perfect for my friends out there in blog-land & to get you motivated for Valentine’s Day:
All you have to do is write a comment about a cute (clean) Valentine’s Day story.
My story is just this (and I wanted to write about it so I remember it forever).
Last year, on Valentine’s Day, we had a really bad ice storm here in Pennsylvania with interstates & stores closed for days. I planned ahead to make a really special dinner for my husband John. I bought all the necessary things for a romantic dinner in our dining room which included all things necessary to create a restaurant-like environment. I even made up a menu. Why you ask? Well, with kids, I didn’t want to go out anywhere and I wanted them involved in our romantic dinner (and actually we were all stuck in the house). The kids ran the “restaurant” and were hostesses, waiters, chefs, etc. It was so much fun and they had a blast. I had the food cooked and everything from salads, bread, and entrees were properly in line for them. We did some trial runs before John got home. I was kinda upset when I didn’t get anything in return from my husband (is that selfish??) But I kept saying in my mind, “how could he….all I do…blah…blah…blah”.
Well, due to the ice storm, my present was postponed. A few days later, the doorbell rang. I could see through our door that there were 5 very old men in tuxedos holding roses. I scratched my head and chuckled thinking they had the wrong house or something. I opened the door and they informed me that they were a singing quartet and my husband wanted them to come sing to me but they couldn’t arrive on V-day. They started singing, harmonica and all. I couldn’t stop laughing….all 5 of them had to be over 80 years old. I just couldn’t get “romance” out of these men singing love songs to me. And, I was holding my Ethan in my arms and he was covering up his ears with his hands.
I so love the things my husband does for me. Now, when I look back on the singing, I truly can say he comes up with the most awesome things to surprise me and I appreciate him:)
Now write a little comment about some funny Valentine’s stories, and I will select 9 winners to receive these hot chocolate holders when I arrive at 70,000 hits (yep, also have the other blog candy giveaway running at the same time):
STAMP SETS USED: MFT Hearts Galore & Icing On The Cake stamp sets.
CARDSTOCK USED: Papertrey White; SU! Chocolate Chip & Purely Pomegranate CS; K&Company Smitten Treat Boxes.
INKS USED: Versafine black ink; SU! Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, and Basic Gray inks; uni-ball Signo White gel pen; Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.
ACCESSORIES USED: Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Sponges; Purely Pomegranate & Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon; Spritzer Tool; Pink Self-Adhesive Rhinestones from KAISERscrapbook; Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate pack.