Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oliver's Valentine

My husband Chris and I don't usually make a big deal out of Valentine's Day, so I haven't done any projects or decorating for this "holiday" (although I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing all of the amazing ideas on Pinterest and in Blogland).

After waking up to a lovely gift of perfume and candy, as well as opening the cute cards sent from Ollie's Grandparents (thank you everyone!), I began to "feel the love".

It was time to get the heart themed ideas and images that have been floating around in my head over the past week or so onto film (well, memory card, actually).





Since chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand, I brought out my favourite chocolate cake recipe, which is egg and dairy free by the way.




Well, it turned out to be one of those days... I forgot that this recipe requires the extra large bowl, the cocoa powder went missing at one point, once found I forgot to sift it, I had to transfer bowls again to remedy the clumpiness, I totally spaced out and filled half a muffin tin with way too much batter (of course I had to eat those "mistakes"), and the cupcakes all fell in the centre.




But despite these little mishaps, I love the end result and there's nothing quite like the feeling of turning those images in your head into reality.

So it definitely turned out to be a lovely day, but by far the best part of this Valentine's Day was painting with Oliver.




I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it too.




Oliver does not like to have messy hands so I gave him a paint brush.  He handled the brush like a pro and you never would have guessed that it was his first time using one!  I have a feeling it won't be his last.




It's one of the most beautiful paintings that I've ever seen...




And it is going to be prominently featured in one of the projects that I am working on, which I'll be sharing with you soon.

Whether you're a Valentine's Day fanatic, or couldn't care less about red hearts and roses, I hope you had a day full of loveliness.




Oh, and if you feel like indulging in a little Valentine's sweet tooth...




...come on over... we have a few cupcakes here!


Thanks for stopping by.



Get this art print.




2 comments:

  1. I'd love to come over for one of those cupcakes!! :) Thanks for visiting my blog and the great comments on my owl picture! Love this post, your little guy is adorable!

    Leanne @ because (I think) I Can

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  2. THESE ARE FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS!!!!!! I love love love the strawberry hearts! i mean how adorable are they! they rock!!!!! thanks for sharing this brilliant idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well i am going to pin you and your sure have permission to pin me!!! : ) consider us pinned! (hugs)

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