Happy Valentine’s Day!!

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I love this verse. It is exactly what love is and should be. This is how I strive to love everyone in my life, every day. It’s tough, and I fail all the time because I am not perfect, but I will continue to try to love like this everyday! Jesus is the GREATEST Valentine of all!! He gave us the greatest offering of love, his life! In the Greek language, this is known as Agape love, meaning God’s kind of love, expecting NOTHING in return. And this is the kind of love Jesus showed us when dying on the cross providing forgiveness from all our sins! Isn’t it amazing?!? This love is truly what Valentine’s Day should be about!!


I know a lot of people don’t like Valentine’s Day and think it’s all commercial, but I think it’s kinda fun!! The fiancé and I aren’t exchanging gifts today, because we are trying to save money, and are just having a nice day at home together. Should be nice! We will go out for our Valentine’s Day date hopefully sometime this week when the restaurants aren’t so crowded!! What are you doing for Valentine’s today??


Let’s back up to yesterday! I wasn’t able to look at new wood flooring, because the people were out of the store yesterday :( So sad. But I am going back Monday!!

Question: Would y’all do your bedroom in wood flooring? My whole house, except kitchen, baths, and guestrooms have wood flooring and all have to be replaced after the plumber works his magic on the pipes. I have always said I would rather have carpet in my bedroom because it gives a more cozy feel, but am not sure if I should do that or not! I’m thinking mainly about resale value. We are not selling this house anytime soon, but probably will in a few years once I graduate school. So opinions would be nice!!

I did get my bridesmaid dress ordered for my friend Jennifer’s wedding!! Yay!! And we took a trip to The Fresh Market, one of my favorite places!! We got back to my parent’s house a little after noon and I was hungry!! I decided a burrito sounded yummy, so that’s what I made!!


I used Fat Free Refried Beans, shredded Mexican cheese, chopped onion, and some Taco Bell hot sauce! Oh so good!


And 2 little Clementine's on the side!!


I wasn’t super full after that, so I had some popcorn and 2 chocolates we got as free samples while out shopping! They were so good!!


I did a major grocery shop yesterday (my cart was so full it looked like I was shopping for a family of 4!), and by the time I got home, unloaded everything, and did some prep work for the week, I was NOT in the mood to cook anything for dinner!! So BFD it was again!! I was really in the mood for Oatmeal! And yes, that means I had it 2 times in 1 day! Can’t get enough of a good thing, right?!


I used my usual Banana Oatmeal base (except I used 1/2 cup portions instead of 1/3 cup since it was for dinner) and topped it with some blueberries, Barney Butter(!!), and some homemade Peach jelly my mom made!!


Mmm, mmm so good!! Hit the spot!! PB and Jelly oats are a great combo!!


Look what I found today on sale at Fresh Market!! I knew I had to buy it!! I got the crunchy variety, and let me tell you, this Almond Butter is AMAZING!!! SOOOOO GOOD!!


This is my homemade peach jelly. My mom made a bunch of peach and strawberry jellies last summer and froze them so we could have fresh jelly year round!! It is so good, so much better than store bought!!


I wanted to show y’all the HUGE thing of oats I bought at Wal-Mart yesterday!! I put it next to the normal size Barney Butter jar for size comparison!!

My mom bought me and the fiancé some Muddy’s Bake Shop Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, and we definitely broke into them last night for dessert!!


We just had to sample all 3 flavors!! There was Razzle Dazzle(choc cupcake with raspberry frosting), Strawberry Fields(strawberry cupcake and frosting), and an Old Fashioned(choc cupcake with marshmellowy frosting and a cherry on top that I let the fiancé have!). They were all GREAT, but both of our favorites were the Razzle Dazzle!! Loved it!!


Back to this morning!!! I had a wonderful Bible study this morning and then decided to make breakfast. I was really wanting some cold cereal, so that’s what I had!!


I found a new flavor of Quaker Crack!! Golden Maple!! It’s a hint sweeter than the Brown Sugar kind and has a great maple flavor to it!! So of course, I had to have BOTH in my cereal mix this morning!!


I had:

  • 1/2 cup Quaker Crack Brown Sugar (that finished off the box)
  • 1/2 cup Quaker Crack Golden Maple
  • 1/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch (that finished off the box also)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Soymilk
  • 1 small sliced banana

Nom, nom, nom!! So good! I forgot how good cold cereal is since I’ve been eating oatmeal so much! The Soymilk was awesome in this too!!


I finally stocked back up on my coffee!! Guess what this flavor is?? Crème Brulee from Fresh Market!! Oh my, it’s some good stuff!! Not to mention it makes my house smell wonderful!! Loved this!!


I woke up this morning and could barely walk, my legs were so sore! Kinda crazy!! I had to shuffle around until they loosened up! I know exactly what it’s from too!! Those crazy walking inclines I did on the treadmill Friday!! I was a little sore yesterday, but was still able to pound out an awesome speedy 4 miler! But today is a whole other story!! It’s such a weird place to be sore too!! It’s the outsides of my lower legs. Like from my ankle bone up to mid calf!! It doesn’t feel like shin splints or anything, it feels like muscle pain!! Must have really worked some muscles I never use!! So I am thinking running is out for today!! Yoga will definitely be happening! Anyone ever had weird muscle pain like this? Kinda makes me laugh that I’m sore from walking :) Ha


Well y’all, I gotta get some studying done for my test tomorrow before I start spending time with the fiancé! The weather is kinda yucky here today, supposed to rain all day and possibly snow tonight! So, it’s a good day for relaxing!! I am going to leave you with a few pictures of my other Valentine! She sure knows how to love unconditionally!!




Haha, love this one! I should frame that!


Have a GREAT day!! Make sure to tell someone you love them!!


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  2. I would totally recommend that you keep carpet in the bedroom, because mosst people prefer to have carpet in their bedrooms because it makes it warmer and cozier!! Have a great Valentine's Day!!

  3. We have hardwood in our bedroom. I love it because Peyton sleeps in our room and so it helps with shedding, dirty paws, etc. It really looks nice too. The one downside: getting up in the middle of the night and walking on the cold floor..so..I just wear socks to bed :)

  4. Fresh Market is the only thing I miss about VA Beach! Your so lucky. Super cute pics :)