Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine’s Day at the Harrell House

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and even better Valentine’s Day!  We started out the weekend with my little surprise for Zack… (read about that here) then kept things pretty low-key.

Like I mentioned, we are pretty mushy all year round so we don’t usually make a huge deal when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  For the past 3 years we have just made dinner together at home and maybe watched a movie or something.  2/3 of those years we have had a little homemade fondue night… and this year was no exception. :)

I had planned on waking up early and making a heart shaped breakfast complete with heart shaped eggs, bacon and red velvet pancakes… but it didn’t exactly pan out.  When Zack woke up we realized we didn’t buy any bread for the fondue we had planned on making that night, so we decided to take a quick trip to a new little local bakery to find some bread.

This bakery was so cute and had such a great selection of treats, not to mention fresh baked bread!  While Zack and I were waiting for our bread to bake, we shared a piece of coffee cake and some coffee.  SO delicious!  We will definitely be back.


Needless to say, we were pretty stuffed when we got back home and the elaborate breakfast did not happen.  The rest of the day we were pretty lazy.  We just hung out around the house, played games and relaxed.  It was much needed!

Once it got a bit later we started cooking up our delicious fondue dinner.  Over the years we have learned to just choose a few things to dip, otherwise we end up with a huge amount of leftovers.

We used this cheese recipe, and chose to have chicken sausage, granny smith apples, bread, and roasted potatoes for dipping.


We thought it would be fun to have a little picnic on our living room floor with the fondue. :)


We also thought it would be fun to throw on some nicer dress-up clothes for dinner.  Zack chose some nicer grey pants and the jacket to his suit and I chose a dress.  However, after dinner we decided to change into our cozy clothes…


Seeing that it was Valentine’s Day I wanted to keep things festive.  I just grabbed the most pink cozy outfit I could find… my pink onesie pajamas. :)

For dessert we used this chocolate fondue recipe, and chose strawberries, pound cake and Rice Krispy treats for dipping.  We were going to have bananas instead of Rice Krispy treats but we forgot the bananas.  Luckily we had just gotten a package full of goodies from Zack’s mom… Thanks, Karen for the addition to our dessert! :)


Overall, it was a great Valentine’s Day!  Very low-key, but perfect for us.

We feel so blessed to have each other, and be so in love… We hope each and every day to share that love with everyone we come in contact with through our words and actions, not just Valentine’s Day. :)

ephesians 5, 1-2

How was your Valentine’s Day?!
Do you prefer low-key, or something bigger?


  1. That food looks delish! What a fun day!!!

  2. That food looks delish! What a fun day!!!

  3. I have got to try fondue one of these days! Looks so fun and what a great way to spend an evening alone :)

  4. a pink onesie pajama and fondu? could there be a better valentine's day? i love how low-key and sincere your whole day was... sounds perfect to me :)

  5. wearing a pink onesie RIGHT NOW!!! ;D

  6. Aww! That looks l like a really fun day! I've never actually had cheese fondue, but I think I would have been saving all of the room in my stomach for strawberries and chocolate anyway... :P

  7. You have pink onsie pjs?! How cute!! I'm so glad you guys had such a wonderful Valentine's day! :)


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