Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheesey Love

The Hubbs and I had a great Valentines Day, even though he had to work for most of the day.  When he came home I surprised him with a yummy homemade dinner at Cafe Clemons (our home).


I made a makeshift cafe sign (scrap cardboard, paint, and some ribbon).. Our place is super teeny, but here's the table set up.  I also strung some twinkle lights... and John Legend played in the background.


I actually tweaked the menu a lot.  Originally I was going to make Truffle Mac & Cheese, but I didn't realize truffle oil was quite pricy, almost $30!! So I passed on that, maybe next time.  I also was going to prepare spinach and strawberry salad, but a small pack of berries were $9.. and they looked over-ripened.  It's crazy how much we pay for groceries in paradise.  Regardless we had a great dinner!





I made a light Nutella Butter Cream frosting for my sinfully chocolatey fudge choco chip cuppies.. Oh la la.  The card the Hubbs got me was super sweet too.. and got me all choked up, which got him all choked up.. tear. :)

Pooma was trying to eat some of the Mac & Cheese, don't worry she didn't have any... but this pic was super cute 'cause it looks like she's gonna take a big bite!!!.. and the Hubbs after a few glasses of wine... so silly!!


And even though we were just dining in our home, I still wanted to dress up a bit (minus the makeup).  Doesn't this dress have a striking resemblence to the Nanette Lepore dress seen here on Miley Cyrus back in 2009?  Well, I got this dress last September at Walmart.  Yes, you read right, Walmart. Crazy huh!?!  We went there to get a few things for the house and this dress caught my eye.  It was the only one left and my size, and the best part was that it was only $11!  I'm sure the real deal feels much more fabulous than my version, but it's still super comfy and very easy to wear.  I love wrap dresses and hope to own one by Miss Von Furstenberg one day.  Also, this is the first time in over 3 weeks that I put on heels. It was a weird feeling, but pretty awesome too. 


{dress - Walmart, sandals - Enzo Angiolini, fresh water pearl necklace - from my Aunt on my wedding day, purse - La Ragale Satin Minaudiere Heart from hubby}

Hope everyone had a great Love Day... :) and Happy Chinese New Years too! Ooooh can't wait, they always have yummy food at work for Chinese New Years and it's for a whole week too!

Love, S

60 comments:

tessatham said...

aww you and your hubbs are so cute! and the food looks delish ;)

Stella said...

What a nice pictures for Valentin's day. I have you in my blogroll, could you add me in yours? Kiss. Stella.

Lisa said...

I think you've had the most creative V-Day out of all the other bloggettes. It sounds like you made it delightful. Plus you look fab and your pup is adorable!

myownlittleuniverse said...

yummy, everything looks great! how cute :) love the dress too!

Lucia said...

Everything looks so yum!! I would love the recipe for the light Nutella butter cream frosting! Your dress is very nice :)


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Sidewalk Chalk said...

Aww, your dinner looks delicious -- what a great job. Love your dress --- I can't believe you found it at Walmart! Absolutely gorgeous.

Glad you had a great Valentine's Day!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Christen said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration! I'm sure he was so happy!

Nathalie said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing this special evening with us. I love how you put everything together. The sign is absolutely adorable. And you look yummi, too :)
*Nathalie

daisychain said...

What a sweet post :) xx

Leah said...

S, you are so sweet. I'm sure Eli was thrilled with all this preparation. Happy Monday! xoxo

Fashion Therapist said...

OMG OMG OMG! Your cafe and menu are SOOOO adorable. I love it and I hope your hubby did too.

LOVE the dress...glad you guys had a fab Vday!

un petit lapin said...

Awwww that's so cute! Creating a cafe was such an adorable idea. Looks like you had fun!

xo, Alexi said...

awwww!!! SOOOO CUTE! that was such a cute idea and i loved that you shared that story.
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Classically Cool said...

aww, looks like you had such a sweet valentines. i especially adored your menu! that was just wayy too cute! and yes, sometimes comfy wins over. =)

FashionJazz said...

Omg, this is amazing!!!Such a lovely idea hun!! U look gorgeous! xxx

Fashion is a Playground said...

Lovely cupcakes !

PinkBow said...

i love the thought & effort you put in. and you look so pretty! looks like you had a wonderful day :)

DiamondsandTulle said...

OMG the dress really does look like the one Miley wore! You are soo cute and sweet! What a great V-day with the hubs! And I live Pooma's purple ears! I always wished Chloe had enough ear fringe to dye!
$30 for the truffle oil? wtf! My sister and I each found the same White Truffle Oil at different TJ Maxx for like $6-7! If you can't find one, email me and I'll be on the lookout to find one for you!

Jonesy said...

this is such a cute idea!

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Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

that is the CUTEST Valentine's idea i've seen! adorable! i want to remember that for when i'm dating someone special. so cute.
xoxo alison

Grace Like Kelly said...

I WANT THAT DRESS!

A Pinch of Style said...

Hi..thanks for the kind words. Your hubby is soo sweet...I love the sign he made: Cafe Clemons - too cute.

Mrs.Zeus said...

so romantic!

I love the menu, so creative!

Jen said...

so jealous you found that gorgeous dress at wal-mart for only $11!! you look so lovely in it.

and that valentine's day cafe idea is so adorable, i'm loving the naughty nutella cupcakes :) hope you guys had a great time celebrating!

tres tippy said...

you are too cute! i love your creativity. the sign is super cute too. your dinner looks fab :)

Kym said...

awwww! such a fun celebration! I love that you made a sign and everything.... "naughty nutella cuppies" hahaha! love it! <3 can't wait to read more from you :)

su-pah said...

OMG! SO sweeeet!!! Squeeee!
Can I come dine at Cafe Clemons sometime?? I NEED some Nutella cupcakes! Or are Valentine grinches denied entry? Hehehe!

jessica danielle. said...

This is the cutest thing I've ever seen!
Great blog btw :)

-Jess
marvelous things.

Myra - twigs and honey said...

oh my gosh... are you sure you made this meal for the better half and not for ME?! Triple cheese macaroni... are you kidding me?! I would kill for a bowl of that right about now!!!

Tiffany said...

Can I celebrate Valentine's with you next year?! lol! Yummy! He is a lucky man! And you look super cute! Wrap dresses are the best!

briannelee said...

What a cute dinner!!!

Love the dress. Can't believe it is from Walmart!

kirstyb said...

so romantic - your doggy looks so cute xxxx

elledee said...

how adorable are you??? I love the idea of making a sign!

Kristy said...

this is so adorable and romantic, your hubby is very lucky :D love your dress, girly but not overly feminine :) hope you had a great vday!!!

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Amy said...

You have to be the most creative and imaginative person I have ever known... this idea is the cutest! Your husband is a very lucky man!

Your dress is adorable... I need to start coming to your Walmart; we never have anything that adorable here.

xoxo
Amy

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The Haute Bitch said...

you guys are so cute!

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Jess said...

aww this is adorable! those naughty cupcakes look delish :P

myownlittleuniverse said...

omg...are you kidding me?! that is my dream trip! i want to do that for my honeymoon someday. lucky girl!

Michelle said...

awww your valentines day looks so cute!! the homemade meal looks delicious and it is such a good idea! i love your heart purse.
glad you had such a good weekend!

-michelle

Walk The Sand said...

I adore your evening. Love the heart bag.
x

JT said...

OMG this is soooooooooooooo sweeeet! I love your idea, its very innovative, sweet and soo cute! Definitely going to try and do this next Valentines! You did an amazing job!!
Cuuuuute blog btw, following you
xo

SINCERELY,
JULES

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Waaooo, what a romantic idea! I love all the things you did, so sweet. Your dress is super cute too!

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michelle_ said...

YOUR DOG HAS PURPLE EARS !
soooo cute !
thanks for your comment !
xoxo MicheLLE @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

Closet Full of Nothing said...

Aww Sharon this is so so so so so sweet! He is seriously one lucky guy! The food looks delicious and the setting is just beautiful!!!

xoxo,

Coco

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Tiffany said...

Happy Valentine's Day! love that picture of Pooma taking the chomp of the mac n cheese. too cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Sharon could you be more adorable?! This is the CUTEST idea ever - Eli is lucky, lucky, lucky to have you!

Happy, Happy Belated Valentine's Day, my love!! :)

issa said...

awww you guys are too cute!!!!

¶ Michelle said...

awe that is just the sweetest thing! Our much you prepared for it must of been such hard work yet it came out so beautiful. And awe your dog has purple ears, cute!

bloomingvogue said...

Thank you for your comment! I could wear them every day =)

Does the dog has coloured hair??? =) Jej =)
Seems like you had a great day!

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Couture Carrie said...

This is the sweetest thing I've ever seen, darling S!
And you look gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

Megs said...

Oh goodness that is the sweetest thing ever! I think I may steal it {for next V Day :) or possibly his birthday} I absolutely love hand made things! I'm sure you guys had a wonderful night!

Love,

Meg

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mommamac said...

so sweet i love what you did for brotha e :) what a great wifey :)

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry i've been mia - exams and vacays have been consuming my life for a little while. also, thanks for taking the time to enter my giveaway :) super cute vday photos ! im in aww : )

xx lue

♥ Annie ♥ said...

Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest VDay idea I've seen in a loooong time...I love it!!

The Starving Stylist said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. likes like someone had a sweet valentines this year ;)

sooooo jealous of you! haha



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Petra said...

OMG, what a cute little heart purse... I love it <3
Love the cupcakes

Petra x

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Jessica said...

This is the sweetest Valentine's celebration ever! And isn't it amazing to stumble across a gem at Walmart?! I found a skirt there that I wear all the time - it's a really comfortable jersey knit pencil skirt. And whenever someone asks where it's from, they seemed shocked when I say Walmart.

MizzJ said...

Wow your hubby is so lucky to have, what a sweet and romantic Vday dinner!! For Valentines my bf wants to buy me a "bookshelf of love" haha

tam pham said...

1. I can't get over that dress is from Walmart. You look like a million bucks.

2. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail is out of this world! Your hubby is lucky guy!

3. I LOVE that heart purse! I'm addicted to anything heart-related!