Monday, February 14, 2011

Last-Minute Valentine Gadgets for Your Guy, and Sweetheart Dinner Plans's V-day, and I am just getting around to thinking about what I could do for my sweetheart. Not very prepared and well-thought ahead, I know, but I guess it's never really been my style (I try, Cami K! I really try!). I seem to work best under pressure. We've made a pact to not spend much, so that requires some thinking. But I am in LOVE with these manly Valentine gift ideas and graphics over at MyEyeQ. They are clever and free (well, the graphics are), and something I think my guy might actually use and not just chuck tomorrow. I just printed the graphic above and grabbed a pair of pliers at the Dollar Store (no vice grips available, but I figured the pliers would work just as well.) So, check out Sue's blog for a last minute gadget for your guy...

Other activities for the day: The Sweetheart Dinner is on target for tonight. Just hoping the hubby will actually be around, as Monday nights are his night on call for work. It's always a gamble as to whether or not he'll be home. We're keeping fingers crossed, and if not, the kids and I will go forward as planned.

Menu items include Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Sweet Rice, Green Salad, Jello, and Creamy Cheesecake for dessert. I'll share recipes later on this week...this is one of our family's fave meals!

And...I think for tonight's dinner, we'll be trying a first. With two teenage boys, and one at dating age, I'm thinking we could use a little dinner etiquette instruction!

We'll have a little mini-lesson before eating on the basics : helping to seat your date (little sisters will be proxy); waiting to eat until all have been served; which utensils to use for which food item; where to place your napkin; how to stay at the table until all are finished eating; and of course reviews of you bodily noises at the table (need I say more?). We're all going to dress up in our Sunday best, and hopefully, (fingers still crossed!) we'll all have a festive, enjoyable time together.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!


  1. You have such fun ideas always!! Please share the recipe that sounds fabulous. Love you guys

  2. Thanks for the linkage Shelli and so glad you enjoyed the man-cards! I had so much fun creating them. Sue

  3. I love your Holiday ideas you share.. They are all so fun.

  4. Glad you are doing the manners segment. I just started leaving that out of my Sweetheart Dinner. Hey - 10 grandkids at the dinner, you just hope that a table doesn't get knocked over. Hee hee. Check out my blog for pics. No table was knocked over and not even a drink spilled. Amazing!


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