I wanted to do something the weekend before Valentine's and ended up deciding on a pancake brunch, inspired both by the awesome pancake recipe I tried, and my friend's New Year's Day brunch. I kept it to girls only, mostly to limit the number since I have a small place. I was very pleasantly surprised when all eight of my invited guests were available to come!
This isn't the world's finest photography, but it's the memories that matter, correcto? I normally wouldn't post this on a Saturday, but I just couldn't wait! :) Thanks for coming, ladies!
P (left) was my assistant ;) and she was so helpful!
My somewhat failed attempt at a heart pancake. I see that this picture is missing the gray border on three sides, but I also see that I'm too tired/lazy to fix it. Oh and how beautiful are those pancakes on the top right? That's it, I'm applying at IHOP.
Oh you're so lucky you get to see my cluttered computer desk. And my laptop was only open because I had music playing. No, I wasn't emailing or anything. :P
I thought it would be fun to have a drawing for a little gift. B won! And wow, how fantastic is my tissue arrangement?! You'd think I was a professional present wrapper.
J has many faces.
See? Here's another.
After pancakes, I brought out some supplies to make Valentines.
I was surprised at the Valentine diversity!
K, for some reason I hardly got any photos of you compared to usual! Weird. Well, we'll make up for it with another portrait shoot soon. :)
N shows off her Valentine while J feasts on glue stick.
I had candy to add to the Valentines because who wants a Valentine without candy??
I think N secretly wants to be in the greeting card biz. :)
M is a rebel with her non-traditionally-colored Valentine.
I told T to show us her tiny cup of tea...I bought those little plastic wine glasses because they are so cute and fun for orange juice! And she had iced tea in one, which I think is practically a crime. Everyone knows iced tea deserves a huge glass. Meanwhile, D designed a Valenshirt!
A closer look at the handsome shirt.
I didn't make a Valentine (yet) because I was all crafted out from decorating.
M got creative and put some of my Real Simple magazines to use (since they are otherwise pointlessly resting under my coffee table).
D's rock star Valentine. The question of the day was: should she add a line of glitter above that red pick?
This is J's "Road to Love." She says that it's a lifelong journey. :P
T sweetly brought me this awesome mug and tea!
And K brought me that chocolate bar. I wasn't expecting presents! And the funny thing about that Divine bar is I had just seen a blogger talking about it this week and was looking at the Divine site. I had never heard of that brand before.
Are you doing anything special this weekend or on Monday? I forgot to ask my parents if they are. Mom and Dad, feel free to chime in.
Since I probably won't post for a few days, happy Valentine's Day to all, and to all a good night!