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I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

XOXO WEEKEND WRAP UP

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend. Instead of spending it with just the four of us we decided to host a dinner for our parents for Valentine's Day. It was our way of saying thank you for all the support and love they show our little family day in and day out! We prepared something warm and inviting and in the spirit of New Orleans.

On the menu:
  • Mushroom stuffed turnovers and Cheese Puffs with jalapeno bits, and meat and cheese appetizers
  • Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee
  • Greens
  • Warm French Bread
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Champagne and Wine

(starting my roux)
(cutting all the seasonings)

(hubby peeling and backing the shrimp and crawfish)

(I used The Neely's Red Velvet Cake Recipe)

The weekend wouldn't have been complete without some fun Valentine decor!!

(my red feather wreath and gold heart ornaments)

(heart pillows and a teddy I made fo Tre' when he was born...)

(beautiful pure white roses)

(fun placemat I found and made into our center piece-I placed the roses in the center)

(besides the very awesome New Orleans cookbook I received from My mom she also gave me this very cute apron and pot holders to match)

(Sunday morning I made heart shaped pancakes, spinach eggs, and potatoes and onions for the family and me and my honey shared some yummy sweet mimosas)

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!
Continue to celebrate love always!!
xoxo,
Ronita

1 comment:

Barbie said...

That looked FABULOUS!