Happy Birthday to Matt!
Like usual, I wrapped his gift(s) with immediate low expectations in mind. Aka I wrapped it somewhat poorly and in wrapping paper that makes absolutely no sense for this occasion.
We actually celebrated his birthday last night since we’re planning to go out right after he gets out of work today. And by celebrate his birthday, I mean we had cake and he opened his present(s). I got him Stephen Colbert’s book America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t and 5 boxes of Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese shapes. Why? Because he wanted the book and always wants mac ‘n’ cheese (shapes are the best kind).
The candles say 25, if you can’t tell. Turns out only 24 candles came in the package, so I made it work by drawing the numbers instead. I made a cookies and cream cake using this vanilla cake recipe. Basically, the cake tastes like Oreos (probably has something to do with the 15 that are crushed up in it), and I’m a fan.
You know all the candles concentrated in the center? Well it created quite a flame…
By the way, that’s a batman mask (that I made for him last year). He’s 25, but he still likes to act 5. Perfectly normal, right?
So, after the workday is over, we’re going to head to the San Diego Gaslamp (aka downtown) and hang out wherever he ends up choosing.
And if you weren’t aware, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Whether you love it or hate it, I’ve found some fun things on Pinterest that I want to share with you!
Valentine’s Day Favorites
Heart-Shaped Food Bacon hearts. Like most men people, Matt loves bacon. Like…loves it. I’m thinking I’ll make a few bacon hearts for him. They seem simple enough. Then again, if anyone can screw this up, it would probably be me. I have a way of complicated the simplest recipes.
Man-Friendly Gift Bacon roses. I really want to make these tomorrow. They look so much like roses! But instead? They’re rolls of fat… bacon. Pretty clever if you ask me.
Card Messages Read the small print. I like these because they’re not all mushy and sentimental. It throws people off right away, but they realize after a few seconds that it actually is a nice card.
Simple Dinner Heart-shaped pizza. I’m definitely going to attempt this tomorrow. I’m going to use my favorite (aka super easy) pizza crust, and for the first time I’m going to attempt my own pizza sauce using this recipe. I’m sure the pizza will end up being some weird shape that doesn’t resemble a heart but whaaaaaaatever. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Fancy Food Red Velvet Crepes. First of all, crepes seem a bit complicated for this girl, but maybe I’ll try them someday. These looks so tasty and gorgeous. I think I’d rather someone just make them for me.
SO, I’m planning to make bacon roses, hearts, and a heart-shaped pizza. We’ll see if all of that actually happens…
Happy early Valentine’s Day! (That is…if you like the holiday. If you don’t, then I’m just kidding.)
Nonetheless, I hope you have a great Wednesday!
Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions?
Any plans for this one?