**This blog contains an announcement!**
How was everyone’s Valentine’s weekend? My beau said, “Wow. This Valentine’s is really gonna suck for the guys this year – Valentine’s…on a SATURDAY!?” Hahaha…Lucky him, I didn’t expect the typical V-Day hoopla type of gifts. I really just wanted to stay in away from the crowds, and if we had decided on going out, I would’ve preferred a chill swanky spot with calming Jazz tunes and craft cocktails. Yep, I’m what some would call, buje. Don’t hate! *smiles*
So what did we end up doing? Well, his date-day with his little one was unfortunately cancelled. A total bummer because he had a brand new outfit, and completely heart melting day planned just for them! I’m still a little bummed by the situation, but he is the best father to his little ones, and I know he’ll have forever years to make more memories. Despite the downer, we made the best of the day. All groceries including some big ticket items like, 1 lb. of de-veined large shrimp, 1 bottle of Tott’s Champagne, 2 single craft beers, 1 gallon of Simple Raspberry Lemonade, Mission Tortillas, queso, all produce needed to make it all marry together…all under $45! You tell me where else you can dine out and get four servings of shrimp enchiladas with sides and alcoholic beverages for less than that (in America)!
Step 1! Gather groceries for a homemade dinner cooked, that my mans offered to whip up, while he goes on an afternoon run to enjoy the beautiful day.
Step 2! Kitchen and food prep for him, because he hates that part – Lol.
Step 3! Pour up some mimosas (for me) and beer (for him) while we cook and simply have good conversation and some jazz tunes on play.
Step 4! He decided on shrimp enchiladas, bacon wrapped jalapenos (stuffed with chive cream cheese), and baked beans for dinner…Once these items were ready to hit the oven, we hopped in the shower and freshened up before we sat down for dinner. Yes, we got right into our pajamas after a relaxed day of exercise and cooking, so we could chow down on the dinner we so rocked out in the kitchen making!
Step 5! After dinner and drinks (all of this delicious dinner ended up being 4 servings = leftovers!), it was time to lay it down. After our eventful day, rest is certainly very much accepted.
Basically….Keep it simple! That’s just how we do things, and everything else seems to always fall into place the way it should.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I really enjoy my time with my best friend. I wouldn’t change any part of our journey together (except for wishing we had more time with the kids). It feels awkward and unnatural to say, “My boyfriend, fiance, husband” because…those words just don’t give what we are to each other justice. He’s a pretty spiritual guy, and he calls me his “Twin Flame” – I’m not quite sure exactly what that means in the spirit world, but I’m thinking it’s pretty good lol. He’s been a catalyst in getting me to write my heart out for the last couple of years, and I am finally getting the big picture! This blog started off as a way for me to document and share my travel and food experiences….Now, I’m just going to keep it REAL and be who I am, even more so than I already have been with you all. This means content not on just food and travel, but incorporating more of my life and beliefs, passions, and other things that I really enjoy doing like my freelance writing career, books I read and love, movies/shows that I’m a fan of, shopping hauls, and more!…would LOVE to share with anyone interested! I’m going to commit to creating my own YouTube Channel as well. I want to connect with my heart and soul to others with like passions and interests – What better way to accomplish everything than to just dive right into it?! No more being reserved, and shy about my LIFE! If you have a question, please….just ask me. I won’t bite.
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Today was also just a regular day for us, and happened to land on one of my days off of work. The house was absolutely overdue for a cleaning. We love books (him especially), and we’ve been trying to find space to display our collection. No bookends on hand, so I cleared his paint table, and just stacked the books on hand to create a makeshift bookend situation! Cleaned up to be a pretty beautiful display of knowledge I’d say! What do you guys think? This was also my “little” Valentine’s Gift from me to him.
Mmmmm! I love mimosas! Having fun does not have to be “expensive”!
What a fantastic finished meal! Messy presentation, but totally deeee-lish! Thank you baby for cooking!! P.S. – I prepared the bacon wrapped jalapenos =)
Cheers! Be happy with a wealthy attitude. <3 XO