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Tomorrow Is Valentine’s Day

I don’t know why but I am super excited that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! I don’t have much expectations from D for the day but I am excited to give him his present. I’m also excited to make an amazing dinner and set the table with candles and flowers. I guess, my excitement has built up with the 7-day pre-Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve been giving D. I didn’t get him expensive presents, just little boxes of chocolates, cinnamon hearts and yesterday I made one of his favorite dishes; kandha poha. I’ll have the recipe up on my blog tomorrow for all of you to try. It was my second time making it, but he said it turned out delicious and was grateful for me making it.

For today, I have a book of coupons and 7 envelopes (one for each day that has passed since I began his 7-day Valentine’s Day) with little notes inside for him to open when he needs them the most. I can’t wait to give those to him. I got the idea off a blog post pinned to Pinterest, originally posted by Lauren from Life. Love. Lauren. I think it’s an absolutely fantastic idea. The writer, Nicole from Frugal Maine, included the topics of each envelope. I’ve tweaked them for mine and D’s relationship but some are quite like hers. I really hope D likes this. He’s not from a background of much compassion and sometimes he doesn’t get why I do things; especially the last 7-days he’s really questioned why I’m giving him a gift every day. But he does enjoy the gifts and little gestures. So, I’m really hoping he enjoys this one because I’ve put my heart and soul into these little notes.


You wake up in the morning

Before you fall asleep

You need a reminder of what makes you a great dad

You’re feeling hopeless and lost

You’re feeling insecure

You need a reminder why we’re worth the struggle

You need a reminder why I love you

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Celebrating Valentine’s Days After Becoming A Mother

New ImageAfter becoming a parent, you barely have time for anything else but your child. All your focus, all your attention, all your energy is towards your child and their needs. Feeding, bathing, playing, caring and loving them become the most important thing in the world. Sometimes, your relationship with your partner suffers because you’ve given your all to your child and have barely anything left to give to your spouse.

After becoming a parent, you appreciate days like Valentine’s Day more than ever as it is another day to celebrate your love and relationship. Plus, with all the world celebrating this special day, it becomes easier to buy cards and gifts to fit the occasion; not to say the expressing your love needs a special occasion. But it’s just another day to help show your honey how much they mean to you.

For my honey, I am planning a candlelit dinner with a movie and a small gift, plus a series of gifts for 7 days leading up to Valentine’s Day. I’ve arranged with his colleague, to put one gift in his workspace every morning beginning this Saturday. I’m even having Ni hand-paint a card for him. I’m also putting together 14 envelopes with coupons in them; coupons for a massage, an extra hour of sleep, night-out with the guys, drink-fest and a lazy day.

After a really long time, I’m also going to write him a heartfelt letter to tell him exactly how I feel about him. I haven’t written him a letter since Ni was born and I know he doesn’t enjoy reading long letters. But it’s been a while and there are lots of things I want to tell him and say to him; things I’ve been imagining and dreaming about and hoping for.

Lastly, I’m going to make him an amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner and just let him watch cricket or a movie and relax. I’m really hoping he realizes how much I love him and how much he means to me after these coming days and appreciates the gesture.

What are you Valentine’s Day plans? Are you anti-VDay or pro-VDay? Share your thoughts with me!

What A Wonderful Christmas Day

I celebrated with my family and close friends. It was such a perfect day. Hectic, yes. But I would do it all over again if I could and not change a single thing.

Mrs. Claus came early and filled the empty space under our tree last night with tons of little gifts for all our family and friends. Then we enjoyed a brunch with a close friend, they all napped while I began the big dinner preparations. Sadly I didn’t get a photo of all the food. But here are some photos of our day.

I hope your Christmas was as beautiful and memorable as ours was and you shared this auspicious day with loved ones as we did.