Our Cozy Valentine's Day

This year for the long weekend and Valentine's Day, Brian and I knew we'd be spending it at the Lake Shore House because - why not! It was the perfect little get-away for a weekend in the city that was much too cold to go anywhere, so we stayed in nice and cozy.

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Brian certainly played the part of ultimate coziness-in well (My pink scarf goes well with his complexion, don't ya think?)

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Last weekend, I brought a few decorations over to give the house a bit of a Valentine's Day flair.

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I even went as far as bringing my favourite heart-themed mug from home for some morning coffee!

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We also had some left over red lights from Christmas time that were perfect. We draped them around the TV for a nice, glowy effect.

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During the day on February 14th, the sun was blazing and it looked beautiful outside - but it was freezing cold! We picked up a late lunch (Taco Bell!), came back to the house and watched the movie Fever Pitch, one of our favourite romantic comedies.

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The room felt extra snug with some lit scented candles among a fresh vase of flowers and our cards to each other.

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These beautiful pink orchids really created a homey and spring-like atmosphere (unlike the outdoors!)

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I lit a tea candle for this lovely heart-patterned candle tin.

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And we lit "Cranberry Woods" from Bath and Body Works: a perfect blend of sweet and smooth berries.

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To make Brian's card, I found a cute cartoon of two bumblebees from Google that I drew for the front:

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And in the inside, I drew a classic Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

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I glued both pictures to some red construction paper and sprinkled on some glitter.

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While also including some scratch-and-smell Valentine stickers.

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Back at the house, we had plenty of chocolates to go around ;)

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I'd heard of Hershey's Kisses before but never Hershey's Hugs. Apparently they consisted more of milk chocolate and vanilla flavours. Yum!

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And we shared some left-over tortilla chips over dip.

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This year, I also made some simple chocolate dipped strawberries.

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They made for a tasty midnight treat later on!

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Like last year, I also baked some heart-shaped cookies.

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I baked one batch of Pilsbury cookies and another batch of Reese's Pieces cookie mix.

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As  the evening slowly started to approach, I remember walking by our bedroom and seeing this beautiful view of the setting sun.

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I had placed the orchids in the window so they could get some light. It all felt rather peaceful and pure bliss.

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As it grew darker outside, more it seemed like the living room glowed with warmth.

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Eventually, we switched over to some LED candles to give the scents a bit of a break.

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I found these small heart LEDs from the local dollar store.

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Normally Brian takes pride in cooking at the Shore house but we decided to take a break from that this weekend. We ordered some Swiss Chalet, cracked open a bottle of wine and watched two movies: Love, Actually and Crazy, Stupid Love; we loved both!

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Even back at our house, my parents threw in a few extra treats for us (a chocolate bar with a cat on it? They know us too well :) ).

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I'm a firm believer that Valentine's Day should be about showing love to everyone, so I also picked up a few treats for my family.

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I thought this cute little bucket was the perfect way to display everything.

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Drinks, take-out food, and good movies. What better way to spend a long weekend?

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How did you spend your long weekend? Did anyone watch the Grammys at all? I hope everyone's staying warm today and having a nice start to their week!