Wednesday, February 18, 2015


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love, Love, Love!

I'm obsessed with Valentine's Day.

I always forget until about the week before, but then I go wild. I love wearing every pink and red combination in my wardrobe. I love painting my nails red. I love writing sappy love letters to Andrew. I love giving people Valentines. I love this holiday because I love love!!

This Valentine's Day was Andrew and my fifth Valentine's day together, but this one was different. 

This Valentine's Day we just so happen to be in the midst of Whole30.

I'm planning on doing a pretty extensive blog post about that, but what it comes down to is all those Valentine's treats that I am seeing all over my insta feed and that I would normally be consuming are a definite no-go. That's been a little rough, but I also feel SUPER good lately, so I keep telling myself it is all worth it.

So, tune in soon for a Whole30 wrap up (we're on day 28, almost there!). Here's some pictures from our festive weekend of love:

 I got together with my cute friend Whitney to experiment with Jamberry nails. Even though I WAY underestimated how big my nail was, they still turned out pretty cute!

Our Valentine's Outfits:

I made Andrew dress up festively all weekend too. My mom sent him this cute tie and sent me the adorable pink salt water sandals. Thanks Mama!! We had to open them a little early so we could show them off at school/work.

Valentine's morning, I surprised Andrew with some heart-shaped breakfast in bed. Why is heart-shaped food so much fun?
Whole30 has motivated both of us to actually get moving, and we have run 3-4 times a week the past month. We usually get up and go before school/work which is hard, but it feels good to be active.
Andrew made me brave the grocery store on my own this weekend. We have been shopping together because the near-by market where we get all our produce is SO crazy and busy and full of grumpy old people. It goes a lot faster when you work as a team. He had some Valentine's planning to do though, so I went off on my own. This Ice Cream at Trader Joe's almost made me cave!
I came home to a beautiful bouquet. Andrew picked out all the flowers and arranged them himself! What a guy!

Then, I went into the bathroom to take a shower and found two cute new lipsticks by the mirror. This guy knows the way to my heart.
I had made these little washi tape valentines for the two girls I visit teach and I found this adorable Five Guys valentine idea on Pinterest. I'm going home next weekend, so I figured Andrew could use a burger while I'm away.

We had been trying to decide whether we should eat out or stay in. We decided to leave it up to Andrew and have it be a surprise. Andrew had me 100% convinced that we were going out for dinner! He told me we were going to leave at 5:15, so I went to shower and get ready. When I came got out of the shower, I found this note! What a tricker! He had even hid all the groceries he purchased so that when I unloaded mine I wouldn't see them. He's good.
 My sweet grandparents always send us some type of Valentine's treat. Since Whole30 limits our treat options, they sent us some money instead. I used it to purchase these beautiful berries. YUM!
 I had to get all glammed up to go to Andrew's Amazing Grill! Love the lipstick he picked for me.
 Andrew lit a candle and went wild in the kitchen. At one point the entire apartment was filled with smoke but nothing actually got burned, so that was pretty impressive!

 Dinner was delicious! Andrew found this recipe for a "perfect steak in a pan" and it seriously turned out divine. I was impressed that mine was even cooked medium--just the way I like.

 I'd definitely go to Andrew's Amazing Grill again.
 Andrew loved his gift card and I also surprised him with a clock just like the one in my little brother's room at home (we stayed in his room over Christmas and Anj loved how the clock projects the time on the ceiling). My FitBit came in the mail and Anj surprised me with a few fun band colors.

We ended the night with Stake Conference (romantic right?) and then a quick trip to Whole Foods to share a berry+kale smoothie. Yum!

 He's silly. He's fun. He's got the best hair. He's smart. He's stylish. He's my best friend.
I love my forever Valentine. Thanks for a great weekend, love!