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Monday, 18 February 2019

Valentine's Day Fun with My Hubby

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay -
Love isn't love 

'Til you give it away. ~ 
Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music 

Hello my dear friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Valentine's Day was a delight for each of you.

Valentine's Day is special and it's not limited to just sharing it with your sweetie either. It's a day to do something special for someone you love. I always get my mother a Valentine card and flowers. When my guys were growing up, I always baked a chocolate heart cake and because I drew a lot in those days, there were homemade valentines all over the house. It was fun to do that for my kids.
My son's girlfriend brought me these chocolate kisses.

When I was a little girl, my father used to take us camping every summer for two glorious weeks. Oh, we had so much fun! But you know, we never had S'mores around the camp fire! Can you believe that? We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs but never ate S'mores. And even though my hubby spent a good deal of his childhood at the beach and did some camping too, he also never had S'mores.

On Valentine's Day, Hubby didn't want me to have to cook so he brought home Chinese food. One of these days, I would like to attempt to make my own Chinese food.

And guess what we had for dessert? You guessed it! We had S'mores! I wanted to do something fun instead of making an elaborate dessert. 

Valentine's Day usually includes candlelight and chocolate and we had both with the S'mores. 

I thought about throwing a blanket on the floor in front of the fire and having our S'mores there. But I'm not seventeen any more and my back wouldn't have appreciated it! So I set everything on the table.

Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile. ~ unknown

I got a nice big pillar candle out and I used my three tiered cake stand for the goodies to make the S'mores. Well, he was surprised! 

At first he thought we were having a fondue but I haven't had a fondue in years. When I told him we were having S'mores, he wasn't sure what that was. So, I showed him how to roast his marshmallow over the flame and put his S'more together. 

Hubby doesn't enjoy drinking from a teacup so I am using my Johnson Brothers mugs.

Tea is a time in which we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another. ~ Charles Dickens

We had so much fun roasting our marshmallows and smushing them between the graham wafers with a piece of chocolate bar.

There was a sweet surprise in this little package; a heart pendant. Hubby had left it tucked in alongside the tiered stand.

A few times, the marshmallows got a bit crisp but I like them that way. As a kid roasting marshmallows, I tended to burn mine a bit because I liked them all gooey inside.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. ~ Victor Hugo

I have to thank Margie for my coming up with this idea. About a month ago, she had shared about a S'mores tea she and her co-workers had at work. I thought it would be fun to do that for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is also the perfect time to honour a dear friend, a parent, or your family. Spread the love around.

Love first came to us from the Father and because of His love, we are reaping the benefits of it.
Have a lovely week everyone!

courtesy of the internet

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. What a sweet Valentines Day you had Sandi!! I always enjoy seeing your pretty table settings.

  2. What a lovely Valentines Day you have with your Hubby. The Chinese food looks so delicious. I had my first S'mores at a bonfire on the beach, a few yrs. ago. My niece was visiting at the time and she brought all the ingredients to make it. What a great idea for Valentines Day. So delicious.

  3. Awww, thanks for the shout-out, Sandi. I'm so glad that you and your hubby enjoyed the s'mores on Valentine's Day. I liked the pretty set-up of candle and the ingredients on your tiered plate.

    On Valentine's Day, we had candy grams at work. I think I've consumed more candy over the last few days than Halloween!

    P.S. Now I'm craving some Chinese food...

  4. What a fun Valentine's Day you had with your hubby, Sandi. Chinese food on your Rose Chintz looks sooooo tasty. I have always loved s'mores, and your set up looks so pretty. My late beloved Mom would roast marshmallows over the stove burner for a quick treat. I kinda like mine burnt a little, too. How sweet of your hubby to have a surprise for you. Love and hugs are sent to you!

  5. What a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration with your husband. The S'mores idea is a great one! I saw that idea on Margie's blog, too, and thought it great. I love that your husband brought home Chinese food for you. Those white roses are so pretty.

  6. Funny you brought S'mores up. My husband and I have never had them either. We are determined to have them. I think this weekend may be the time to do it.

    I have friends that have them often and they gave me a few other options to use besides plain chocolate.

    Sounds like you had a good time. By the, I enjoy marshmallows burnt and gooey too.


  7. I so enjoyed your Valentine's post, Sandi! What a treat. And what a lovely way to celebrate: making S'Mores an event with your pretty dishes all set about. I felt the love and the joy as I read through. I agree, Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. It's for any and everyone with love to share.

    Wishing you a beautiful week...
    Brenda xox

  8. A very romantic idea indeed, and I am happy you got to enjoy a s'mores, aren't they fun to make. I enjoyed all of the romantic quotes, but the last one is priceless and so precious.

  9. Such a fun post! And perfect for Valentine's Day. I remember seeing Margie's tea. We used to live at a mountain lake, and during the summer had a bech fire most nights... and the pantry was always stocked with s'more makings. That brought some lovely memories! Nice to have a chance to come visit. Take care.

  10. said a prayer for your son and the people in the Maritimes and the people in Alabama....I have a strong testimony of the power of prayer...God Bless


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