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Weekending for Valentine's Day

I love holidays.

It might have something to do with the fact that my parents like to surprise my brother & me with little things for every holiday {ones like Halloween included!} so I have something to look forward to. It's also a really good excuse to make holiday-themed funfetti cupcakes.

I'll make funfetti cupcakes for no reason at all, but I love when there's a legitimate reason to do so.

But Valentine's Day and I have not always gotten along, especially recently. Let's recap.

My first Valentine's Day with Patrick! He got snowed in in Columbia {um, what?} and when we did see each other, we gave each other the exact same presents.

Our 2nd Valentine's Day! I was sick and Patrick decided it was still a good idea to come visit me in Charlotte {he hasn't made that mistake since}. He cooked me my favorite meal {that I couldn't even taste} and went out to drink with one of my guy friends while I stayed home and slept.

Our 3rd Valentine's Day! Patrick was sick, so he decided to stay home and I stayed in Charlotte.

Our 4th Valentine's Day! Patrick had to work that Saturday so I spent the morning shopping, prepping, and marinating things for dinner. Once he got on the road though, it started to snow and it got so bad that he couldn't make it to Charlotte. Hello, delicious dinner for one :(

Our 5th Valentine's Day. We both had no expectations going into this one which was good, because Charlotte got a ton of snow the Wednesday before... enough that I couldn't even make it to work for the rest of the week & he certainly couldn't drive up here for the weekend.

So you can understand why I wasn't getting my hopes up too much for celebrating Valentine's Day on the actual day this year. But you know what? Everything fell into place! No snow! No sickness! I made Patrick take a picture with me to document it.

We made reservations at Al's Upstairs {hellooo pre fixe menu that includes an open bar in the price}, got all dressed up, and headed out for dinner. That's not something that we do often so it was something special for us to do. I mean, I had on heels and that rarely happens for anything outside of going to a wedding.

We had the best time. Fantastic dinner and even better dinner company. It was the perfect date night and definitely worth the five year wait!


Linking up with Biana and Meghan


  1. The funfetti cupcakes look delicious! That’s terrible so many years of rough Valentine’s – we’ve had the past two like that with sudden sicknesses, boo. So glad you finally got a great day! New follower :)

  2. Ohh those funfetti cupcakes look amazing! Now you have me wanting a cupcake for breakfast! Glad you guys had a good Valentines Day together this year! The past years of not so great Valentines Days just made this one even better! Happy Monday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Ok those funfetti cupcakes are making me drool first thing this morning!! So glad that everything worked out for you guys this valentine's day and you both looked great! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. How cute!! Love the cupcakes.. This Winter has been so cold and so much snow it is crazy...Happy Monday!! I just found your blog on the link up :) Chelsae@thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  5. Funfetti is my favorite. And YAY for successful Valentine's Day plans! Dinner with open bar? Yes, please. And you looked great!
    xo Southern Style

  6. Those cupcakes look amazing! Looooooove the liners! So glad you got to spend Vday with your man!

  7. hahaha this is hilarious. glad y'all finally had one!! and those little cupcakes - eek! love funfetti!

  8. Good grief you have had some bad luck with the day of love. Glad to hear it finally worked out and y'all looked amazing! Totally with you by the way, funfetti cupcakes are always a good idea. ;)

  9. That's a crazy track record lol so glad yall were able to enjoy Valentines together this year!!

  10. Those cupcakes look amazing! I'm so over the snow!

  11. Wow - you guys have certainly had your share of crazy Valentine's!! You looked amazing - especially love your skirt :)

  12. Those cupcakes are too cute, now I'm totally craving some funfetti :)

  13. awww what a lovely valentines day! definitely worth the 5 year wait. i really want to go somewhere with a fixed menu and open bar, lol. and those cupcakes look so delish!


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