Lucky Red and Lovely Pink

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

One of my best girlfriends is Chinese so I always make sure to send her some special love at the start of the Chinese New Year! Did you know this year is the year of the Tiger? RAWR. Lots of ups and downs predicted.

Also…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is our 10th Valentine’s Day together. Times goes by so fast!

As I mentioned, I am banned from the kitchen today. :mrgreen:

I woke up and had a nice and easy 5 mile run on the treadmill at a 10 minute mile pace, incline 2%. My legs felt like LEAD after doing the Booty Camp Fitness Advanced Level yesterday so I just kept my pace steady today with no challenging miles. It was basically a maintenance run as I like to call them!

While I was running, Eric was busy in the kitchen doing mysterious things. After showering, I came into the kitchen (ravenous) and was surprised with some beautiful flowers and breakfast.

I am wearing the first piece of jewelry he ever gave me 10 years ago- a blue stone necklace:

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A fresh juice made for us with carrots, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and a cucumber:

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and Whole Wheat blueberry waffles! I couldn’t believe it, but he got the recipe from one of my favourite websites- Fat Free Vegan.

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I spread mine with some Artisana Coconut Butter that I was sent to review. This was my first time trying coconut butter and I loved it. Imagine what coconut butter would taste like and it is about 10 times better! It is 100% Organic, Raw Coconut Meat (dehydrated at low temperature). I also had cashew butter on my waffle too.

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This was amazing!!!!!! Eric was so nervous that it wasn’t going to taste good, but it tasted like a gourmet waffle. He did great :)

It was so cute, when I went into the kitchen he had waffle batter all over his foot and pant leg- apparently he dropped the whisk all over himself! lol.

Last year I made him heart-shaped pancakes, but I liked these better.

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He had two waffles with pure maple syrup (in every square!!)

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After eating he wouldn’t even let me touch a dish.

I spend my life in the kitchen baking, cleaning, and doing mounds of dishes everyday so this was a really nice treat. :) I don’t want the day to end!

Coming up today:

  • I need to finish Eric’s homemade v-day card (I always make him cards when I can)
  • I have a couple hours of paperwork to get done (FDA Prior notices for shipments)
  • Olympic watching (we’ve been watching them non-stop- love it!!)
  • Eric has a second surprise for me late afternoon
  • I am taking him out for a surprise tonight

Tomorrow is a holiday for us- ‘Family Day’…I am excited because we will likely be out late tonight.

PS- I washed the floors using vinegar and water that some of you suggested and it was wonderful! Thanks so much for the tip. I will likely do the Murphy’s Oil once every 1-2 months still because the oil is supposed to be very moisturizing for the wood. However, I think using it once a week was way too much and that’s why I had so much build up occurring!

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I still washed it on my hands and knees and hand dried it as I went. I used about 1/8 cup vinegar and 4 cups warm water and a damp cloth.

Enjoy your day!

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm

It looks like you guys go all out for Valentine’s Day! And here I am watching a horror movie with my puppies while my husband is at hockey … at least I have a romantic fire blazing!

Those waffles look delicious! I bought some coconut oil, but haven’t used it yet … it’s hard and I think I’m supposed to heat it up and just let it harden again? I should have got some of that Artisana stuff the other day!

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

K

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

yup i warmed mine in the microwave for 20-30 secs! :)

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

GO ERIC!!!!!! That’s amazing. You are a lucky lucky gal. Coconut butter is i-n-s-a-n-e isn’t it!?

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Bronwyn February 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Hmmmmm waffles. I love nut butters on waffles, I’ll have to try out Coconut butter sometime. It sound delicious!

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Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

What a delightful treat! You deserve it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Ameena February 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

What a pretty necklace and a great breakfast! The best gift will you not having to be in the kitchen. I can dream about getting that for Valentine’s Day! Not going to happen anytime soon. :)

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lindsey February 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

those waffles look so good! and after last night when i made the peanut butter swirl pancakes, i’m tempted to make those too! they were so good, i’m going to blog about them later, so thank youu!

♥ lindsey

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Run Sarah February 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

What a lovely breakfast treat! I loveee that Cashew butter too – my mom got some in her retirement gift basket and I have some with crackers every time I visit her. That coconut butter looks to die for too!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) February 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Aww I love your little valentine’s traditions :-)

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Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

happy valentine’s day to you lovebirds!

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Happy Valentines day, Angela!

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Ashley February 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! I may have to try washing the floors with that same mix. I wonder if I can use apple cider vinegar as that is all I have?

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

what a lovely day so far…the waffles sound amazing :) hope you guys have a wonderful 10th Valentine’s!

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Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama February 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Happy Valentines Day, Ange!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I’m going to have to try those waffles, they look good. Happy V-day

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Ana February 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Awesome hubby that you have! Happy Valentine’s Day to both of you, enjoy your day out of the Kitchen Angela!!
Ana

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Aw, Eric is the best!

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Suzanne February 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Hi! Just an FYI – today is also Korean and Japanese New Year too! We all celebrate Lunar New Year. The Chinese just always get all the credit! :( Let’s not forget us Koreans and Japanese!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Korean/Japanse/Chinese New Year to all!

The waffles look SO GOOD! :)

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Adam February 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Those waffles look delicious, props to Eric! lol

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Jenn @ Livewellfit February 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Yum! Nothing like food made by the one you love!!! Enjoy enjoy! Well done Eric. :)

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Jolene February 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I am glad to hear you are having a great day so far!! Eric is a sweetheart!

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Cole February 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Those waffles look amazing! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Cassandra February 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Your Valentines Day looks amazing!! i love waffles and those look amazing :)

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Lex February 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

wow Eric did great! My bf gave me a pendant like that years ago also – an emerald one. I wore it ALL of the time, then misplaced it – found it, now misplaced it again. :(

Your hardwood is seriously beautiful!!

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Melanie February 14, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Oh how I wish we had family day here. I could really use a “family day” tomorrow!

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Kath February 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I have such trouble with my hardwoods too!! But I did find vinegar + water to work well. Just annoying to prepare and do.

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Kt F @ Through The Finish February 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

You guys are adorable. I hope the rest of your V-day was great. Now I feel like I should go look up what the Year of the Tiger ought to bring.. I know I was born in the Year of the Dragon. Talk about RAWR haha.

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Michal February 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Happy valentines day :) Those waffles look so yummy!

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Lauren February 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

What a sweet man. I hope the rest of your Valentines Day was just as good as the beginning!

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Jil February 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Awww, what a sweet hubby!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Audrey February 15, 2010 at 1:16 am

That is too sweet. I love that he went and found the recipe and everything online.

Also, your floor looks beautiful. I never thought I would be in such awe at a floor, but I am. Haha. :D

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MJ [Dubai Dossier] February 15, 2010 at 5:02 am

I love this tip about the vinegar and water. Alas, clean only lasts so long…and you’re back again!

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martina mckinnon February 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

washing hard wood floors with steeped black tea really keeps the colour beautiful although your floors look new and beautiful

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Shannon February 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

What a lovely way to spend valentine’s day. We made waffles for a valentine’s dinner.

I’ll have to keep that floor washing idea in mind. I’d love to have hard wood floors one day.

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Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com February 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

Go Eric! What a wonderful start to V Day! Hope you had fun!

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Brandi February 15, 2010 at 9:30 am

What a sweet Valentine’s present. I love those little meaningful things. I hope you enjoyed the evening too ;)

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Paige (Running Around Normal) February 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

Those waffles look fabulous!! Love that you went all out to surprise Eric, too :) He’s so lucky to have you!
Hope you had a great night!

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