Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day...

... is very low-key in the Christiansen household.

Instead of making reservations at a fancy restaurant, our Valentine's Tradition since getting married in 2008 has included:

1. Building a Valentine's Fort and telling scary stories.
2. Getting fast food and eating it at home by candlelight on fancy china.

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I decided to make some lacy chocolate dessert pancakes. I got the idea from here, but changed it up and made my own batter. I will be posting my recipe on the City of Dionne Facebook page shortly.

How do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day?

24 comments:

Lemanie said...

Oh wow those heart lacy chocolate cupcakes look divine!! Aww I like the Valentine's Day Fort idea...really cute! =)

My boyfriend and I went to my favorite restaurant...it was pretty cool! I gotta tell him about the fort idea!! =P

Happy belated V-day! =)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww what an adorable way to spend Valentine's Day!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

omg Dionne, those pancakes look terrific! love your fort idea. I like how you both manage to keep fresh your romanticism after 4 years of marriage! xo

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness I adore your Valentine's Day! How fun and incredible romantic. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

Teresa said...

Well, if it wasn't so cute and lovely I'd be demanding the red circle on right top ahahahah.

Seriously, I thinks this is the best of our-valentine's-tradition I ever read about. And it had to be you.

May Love fill your Lives everyday of your Life.

Love,
T

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

I really enjoy this tradition! Justin and I always forgo expensive dinner reservations and opt for something fun instead. Lately we've gone skating and for mexican but I do believe next year we'll have to throw a fort in the mix as well!

amy b.s. said...

what a fun tradition!

Daisy said...

Wow Dionne! Once again I am so impressed with your creativity. I saw the pictures on facebook and thought they were beautiful. It makes me so anxious to get married so I can try this with my husband :)

Lolita said...

That's a original idea !
And the pancake looks amazing !!!
I made us a nice dinner with a pretty table and we went on the beach where we met after, it's was lovely ...
I love Valentine's Day !

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

The fort idea is so cute, what a great idea. And the pancakes! How did you make it so lacy? I've tried it once and it was utter disaster!

Phoenix said...

I remember you posting before about the fort, which is pretty freakin' adorable.

Benni and I usually make plans to go out and have a fancy dinner, but that's because going out is a luxury for us, as is getting dressed up, and we make the plans together (he's not in charge of making my day any more amazing than I'm in charge of making his day amazing.) We have an equality with Valentine's Day where it's not about the girl getting spoiled but more about celebrating the fact that we are a kick ass couple. :)

Sarah said...

I love your tradition, so original and fun! Are those lacy pancakes as hard to make as they look? They're beautiful!

Nomadic D. said...

That might be th cutest way to spend valentines day that I've heard of to date! We usually let the holiday slide by without a second glance, but your fort/fast food/fancy china plan sounds so sweet! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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Mary said...

those pancakes look yum and fancy but totally doable! my husband's bday is the 13th so i spoil him one day and he's in charge of Vday. usually he cooks me dinner with wine and he always gets me what i've been craving that week. this year it was dark chocolate reeses peanut butter cups.

Mayra Romero said...

Love this post!!!!! I am new to the blog world and I absolutely love your blog! definitely a follower!

Sey said...

I am not fond of celebrating Valentines outside. Your way of celebrating it is indeed marvelous and one of a kind.

Hilary Claire said...

Instead of going out, Nick & I always cook a meal together at home! Last year was homemade pizza. This year, was sushi! It was delicious and surprisingly easy.

Asiye Ivedi said...

love the way you celebrate! we went for breakfast, then coffee in the morning..simple but sweet

Barbara said...

Your fort is so adorable! Love your idea of celebrating, Dionne. Unusual and a delight, just like you.
Will be watching for the heart lace pancake recipe..

Looking Glass said...

You guys are too cute! I absolutely LOVE this!
My hubby & I spend it with our mates celebrating our birthdays - his is the 14th and mine's the 13th.

~ Clare x

Jess said...

oh wow! you throw one heck of a Valentine's Day! This will be hard for you to beat next year!!!!

Jennifer Young said...

what a perfect vday, dionne! and those heart lace pancakes are phenom! i need to try my hand at those. :)
j.

Sarah said...

What an inspiring event for a couple! My husband and I did pizza and a movie (I had an incident in the kitchen that left me incapable of using my thumb for a week). So, I felt like doing NOTHING, but relaxing by a fire, with pizza and Cinderella!

Next year, this love fort may be the thing to do!

jack said...

that's a original idea!i am so impress with your creative!