Monday, February 15, 2010



How cute does the cottage look in snow?

How cute does Hubs look covered in snow? 
We got in a little fight.
We got a whopping 6.5 inches! It was incredible. Will and I loved having a little preview of West Virginia. I can honestly say that I am very excited about the move to the mountains. That first winter is going to be unforgettable and so much fun. I can't wait to go sledding and skiing whenever we want to! Oh yeah, and I learned how to drive in snow. And, it wasn't hard. At all.
Now for the day of lurve.

It all began on Saturday morning. We decided to celebrate our Valentine's Day with a special, homemade dinner on Saturday night. For many reasons (which you have all heard me complain about over and over again), we decided to keep V-Day low key and to enjoy it from the comfort of the cottage.

Saturday morning was a big day of nothingness. It was fabulous. We laid around and looked at the snow out the windows, ventured out for a little snow fight and then decided to go on a hunt for some bargains to no avail, unfortunately.

Then, it was time for the meal time preparations.

The Menu:

Sauteed brussell sprouts with olive oil and parmesan cheese

Red pepper and goat cheese risotto, baked chicken thighs in a garlic aioli with sage and lemon and blanched and sauteed asparagus

Homemade dark chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder

The preparation:

The final product:

It was--and, I'm not just saying this because I was Head Chef--the best meal that I have ever eaten.


**ALSO** Roll dance clip from 500 Days of Summer as I successfully produced from somewhere in the deepest depths of me the creamiest and most delicious, knock-your-thick-wool-socks-off RISOTTO!

It was also a great Valentine's Day for Hubs and me. It was so relaxing. We hardly left the couch Sunday and didn't feel guilty about it at all. We both figure that while we have the time to lay around with each other and do nothing, we are going to take advantage of it and do just that.


Do these photo collages work?? So much cleaner and easier than uploading photo after photo.
Let me know what you think!


  1. Love the photo collages. How did you do them?

  2. powerpoint! i just made the page the size i wanted and opened my pictures in it, resized and arranged them, then, saved it as a jpeg. so much easier than uploading.