I'm not much for Valentines.
Don't get me wrong I love all the candy, pink & red heart shaped boxes and suddenly Hello Kitty is in heart shaped form EVERYWHERE.
What I don't care for is how everything suddenly becomes EXCEEDINGLY expensive just for "Valentines day".
Especially when it comes to eating out! Overpriced set menu's make me so angry!!! Especially when the food ends up not tasting very good because they're trying to pump both the food and people out of their restaurant quickly.
This year I told the Hubs not to plan an extravagant dinner or flowers or anything like that and I told him to leave it to me!
He does so much for me that I wanted him to know how much I appreciate him.
I wanted to include our other "Valentine loves" our fur babies!
I decided on that a Valentines picnic would be an excellent way to celebrate and something we could do as a family!
Our fur babies went NUTS over the ducks so excited hahahaha.
Our Valentines Picnic spread!
This is happening.
We had french baguettes & Carr's crackers w/ sundried tomato spread, artichoke pesto spread, Brie, Manchego cheese, prosciutto and chicken salad. Fresh mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, green & red apples. For a bit of over the top sweetness we also had French waffle cookies, Gingersnaps w/ lemon cream and Godiva cookies!
Who has two fingers and is doing a major happy dance.
Feeding the ducks w/ our leftover baguette and crackers.
Hahahah I look so dorky and excited haha.
So much fun!
Hehehe I had so much fun I may make this an annual Valentine tradition :)
I can't help but think this would be so cute to do in the future when we have kids!
After our picnic I needed to walk it off so the Hubs took me to my favorite place in the world.
ok maybe it's not my favorite place in the world.. but yeah admittedly it's pretty high up there. :p
|Top & Necklace: F21, Leggings: H&M, Arm Candy: ASOS, MASSIMO DUTTI, NEIMAN MARCUS, Shoes: PRADA, Handbag: CHANEL|
No better place to take a few quickie outfit photos but in the Nordstrom woman's lounge.
A couple of days later I woke up to this!
A non-Valentines Valentines surprise hehehe!
How I know this man loves me.
Flowers - check
Lovingly handwritten card - check
Breakfast burritos - check.
Can't wait for the lilies to bloom :)
And he said that "Surprise we're going to Austin today for some shopping, food and fun!"
Like music to my ears muhahaha!
My favorite nail polish combo - Essie Sugar Daddy w/ Essie Luxe Effects Set in Stones
|Sweater, Blouse & Necklace: F21, Jean Leggings: HUE, Shoes: TARGET, Handbag: CHANEL|
Hubs was in the guys section looking at clothes so I snapped some quickie outfit photos :p.
I've been living and I mean LIVING my wedge sneakers lately! They're so comfy and yet they make me tall too!! It's like the most amazing and perfect combination ever haha.
Rocking chairs and the most ADORABLE gigantic armadillo ever!
Only in texas hehehe!
|Lychee slushie & Milk Tea|
Hubs drove nearly 2 hours IN traffic just so I could get my Taiwanese food fix!
Now that is love :p
|Braised pork belly w/ spicy pickled cabbage and Salt & Pepper Chicken|
Dude I am seriously SERIOUSLY impressed. The Taiwanese food here is legit.. better than ANYTHING I've ever had in San Francisco or in Maryland!
Who knew Austin has bomb Taiwanese food hahaha
|Stewed pork w/ spicy cabbage and egg & Scallion onion pancake|
Last snapped pic of the night :)
We spend the afternoon shopping and right before dinner I actually changed into my favorite neon yellow Brian Atwoods!
Neon yellow and fuchsia pink are probably one of my absolute favorite color combo's hehehe :)