Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valetine Box

Good morning friends! I hope you had a super Valetine's Day! So...tell me, what did ya do? Did you go out to eat? Where to? Did your Valentine get you something special?

So, for Kyler I decided to decorate a box with some printables that I found at the Northridge Publishing blog HERE. I just printed it on some of my Neenah cardstock, trimmed it to the size I wanted, matted it and attached to the clear acrylic box. Green is Kyler's favorite color so I made sure the green Valentine was facing the front.

For the top I thought it needed a heart so I cut out three hearts with my nesties, ran them through my Big Shot in an embossing folder, scored them down the middle then attached them so they formed a 3-D heart of sorts. Again, green being his favorite color I used that color on the top heart. He also got a card I showed you guys awhile ago and a Valentine Webkinz monkey which is super adorable!

For dinner my fabulously talented husband made us steak and risotto. We were so excited about the steak and risotto we forgot about a veggie...ah well! I'll just eat more of them today. My contribution to the dinner was dessert. My mom used to make homemade cream puffs for Valentine's Day when I was a kid so I decided to try to make them myself and they turned out GREAT! They were so simple to make. The only thing is I wish they would have puffed up a little more but we ate them anyway so really...who cares?

Well, that is my excitement for yesterday but I do have to tell you something. Since Todd and I have been eating so healthy we both ended up with a little bit of a tummy ache from the richness of the risotto and the bigger helping of the steak. Lesson learned, I believe!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

15 comments that make my day!:

Kathy Winter said...

Love this box Lorie! Did you find these at a craft store?? The images are very cute too. TFS

sari said...

WOW!! That is a gorgeous box!! MMmm..sounds like valentines was a great day for you guys!!

Dani said...

Oh.My.Word! How stinkin' cute is that! Love it. Cream puffs are yummy. Yours look perfect. :)

resmith said...

Such a great box! I am sure your son loved it!
Sounds like your Valentines' was a great one!! Those cream puffs look delicious.

Basement Stamper said...

what a fantastic box for Kyler, I bet he loved it. Love the colors of it.

Donna said...

Totally adorable box, Lorie and your dessert looks yummy!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great box, very nicely done! Glad you had a nice quiet dinner at home..your cream puffs look so good!

Kristine said...

Sounds like you enjoyed a fabulous dinner and dessert!! I've never had risotto, but sounds yummy! They make it all the time in fancy restaurants, but the only reason I know is because I watch it on Hell's Kitchen, LOL! Your box turned out so cute too--hope Kyle appreciates the thoughts and work you put into it! =) I went the easy route and bought my girls a box of chocolates and a teddybear.

Danni said...

Love the box! It's so fabulous!
Sounds like a great day and I'm with Kristine, only know about risotto from Hell's Kitchen, LOL!

Creative Mish said...

What a fun box. So creative! I love when my husband cooks, too. Even if he forgets something I am so thankful he likes to help

Diane said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful V Day!!! The box looks fabulous!
And those puffy things....yummy!

christana08 said...

So cute! I bet Kyler loved it! We weren't planning on doing anything but our power went out so we went to mexican and we got there before the rush. :)

. said...

So cute! TFS. Bug Hugs.

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your green Valentine box..fun! And I want some of those puffs..they are making me so hungry!!!I thought for sure I would see your work desk today! I am sure you are getting closer LOL!

Pat said...

Lorie...this is way too cute!