prime rib for lovers.

This Valentine’s Day I tackled a cooking endeavor I’ve never tried on my own, without my mum peering over or, heck, doing it all: the prime rib.

Instead of fighting a million other people on a Friday night, we opted to have a nice, quiet meal and a bottle of wine at home. And my prime rib was perfect.


vday socks.

My guy says he loves my knitted socks, and every time I see him, he’s wearing a pair. I feel like if he were just playing nice and gentle with my feelings, he’d enjoy them in the moment and then tuck them into a drawer somewhere. But his knitted socks look worn, and that’s a good thing.

These are Men’s Socks for Giving by Purl Bee. I’ve been eyeing them for awhile and had some Shi Bui Yarn Staccato in in jumpsuit laying around, plus little bits of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Lite in antique lace left over from that sweater I made myself last summer. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to make them; valentine’s is all about handmade gifts, the color red, and my inability to get too literal with my gifting.

They fit him like a dream and I can now, without question, say I’ve got the math right for his giant feet. You can see a whole bunch of the other socks I’ve knit him here.

vday heart garland.

I’ve got two of these in my house; one at my back door entryway, hanging from the pillars, and of course, one in the doorway of my bedroom. Valentine’s Day is never really about romance; it’s all about fun little garlands and the color red and candy.

beer snacks.

My guy is flying in from Phoenix for a winter trip to Boston. When its winter and cold, there’s nothing better than beers and bar snacks at home. So homemade chex mix it is, because its easy and tastes great with ale.

vday for doggies.


It’s important you treat everyone you love to something special on Valentine’s Day. But I’m a firm believer it should be something unique and handmade, rather than some over the top grand gesture. A meal at home, a hand drawn card, oh, and perhaps, some peanut butter and bacon dog biscuits for your beloved canine.

I followed Sallys Baking Addiction recipe almost to a T, but I added a bit of honey and a dash more milk to my dough to make it a little easier to work with. No other modifications.

These are so easy to make and likely, the ingredients will be on hand in the pantry. Your dogs will love you for it! These ones are for my sir winston churchill the corgi, sean’s boy jack, and some of their friends.