Tuesday, February 10, 2009

serving up sweetness

If you haven't made them yet, sugar cookies are a valentines day requirement.
Did I mention I have a problem with sprinkles? Is it time for an intervention when you have over 50 kinds?

On other valentines notes- for all my thrifty friends just say no to flowers for valentines. As a floral designer let me tell you the prices double just for valentines, especially for roses (it does at the wholesale end too- supply/demand) while a kind gesture - save it for the off season and you can do it 2x. While I can whip out an very impressive show with a dozen roses, it is far more fun when you get to do designers choice of flowers. So remember that too.

I am way too practical and would usually prefer the gift of furniture, shoes, music, dish towels or small appliances. So branch out even though the retailers want you to believe candy, jewelry, and flowers are the only good options.

So what gifts would you like? What great valentines gifts have you received in the past?

So what are your plans for the big day?

1.pot roast 2. wheaty goodness 3. sprinkles

14 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm anti valentine's flowers too. besides being overpriced, it's almost too easy. one of my favorite v-day gifts was a couple of years ago when dh bought me a colorful set of mixing bowls from crate and barrel. i use them all the time and they are so fun.

Smilin' sunshine said...

I agree with you on the flowers. They DIE!! I would much rather have something that will last more than a week!

smart mama said...

oh courtney good idea- I have been wanting the recycled "confetti" mixing bowl set form urban outfitters-

we just need to get this memo out to the husbands

Christy said...

I have to thank Smart Mama for her sugar cookies recipe we got a year or so ago, they are now some of our fav cookies to make, they make a showing often, prob this week too!
Flowers are not in..
a little late dinner/snack for two, after kids are in bed (or upstairs and threatened upon coming down!), with candles does way more.
Jared one year printed up some of his Journal entries and framed them.

Jenny said...

Mmmmmm! My dough's a chillin' in the fridge... I heart your hearts! I'm looking forward to a Valentine's date/walk along the coast. Sand and sea spray always put me in a romantic mood.

Marcy said...

We're cleaning the church and having the missionaries over for dinner. What says "romance" more than that??

Annie said...

Mmmm, cookies. I almost forgot the cookie requirement!

We are chaperoning the stake youth dance on Valentine's Day. Yes, someone actually scheduled a stake youth dance on VDay. So (1) grown-ups have to sacrifice their own Valentines Day to chaperone/decorate/etc. and (2) there are no babysitters to be found in any ward of the stake.

But I'm not bitter. :)

Johnna said...

My husband gets me roses every Valentine's and I have learned to love it. That's what we do, and we'll keep doing it.

It's not like I'm going to start celebrating Christmas in January for the sake of the sales.

But for the rest of y'all, yes, buy your flowers at other times. We met on Valentine's, and it's our thing.

Swimmingmom said...

As much as I love flowers, I much prefer recieving them at other time during the year just as sweet surprises. Never even thought of the inflated prices. My husband just left for the airport to head home to get back to work will LMS and I are basking in the sun here in Florida. I already miss him and it's only been 2 hours. I'm looking forward to being home for Valentine's Day!

Andrea said...

I want some of those cookies for Valentine's (or a new lens for my camera--either way I'm good)!

I got married on Valentine's Day and paid a small fortune for flowers. Poor planning on my part.

Lei said...

I have the recycled confetti bowls and LOVE them.

Made my sugar cookies today! WHere did you get your cute sprinkles containers? Mine need organizing...

Sheree said...

I think I need that recipe! looks delicious!

Michelle said...

MMMmmm.. sugar cookies! Though seriously? 50 types of sprinkles?

My husband and I usually hand make our cards to each other and go out for dinner. No presents.

Trueman twins said...

Have you sought addiction counseling for your sprinkle problem? :-)