07 January 2010

Oh Romeo...

Where for art thy appreciation for Valentines Day?! 

No, seriously Romeo, I understand that you think its all so the founder of Hallmark can drive a very nice car and eat bon-bons all day, but I still love it.  And the chocolate.  Oh..the chocolate. 

Just kidding, Mr. Tanner always does really amazing things for Valentines Day.  Last year, I came home to this:





All of the food was prepared by him (and covered since I was about 45 minutes late coming home, oops haha)  And he dressed up the candle holders.  Everything crafty, he made.  Be still, my heart.




He can still show me where things are in Joanns when I'm lost...

The tall cylinder is a covered, decorated pringles can filled with 100 reasons why he loves me.  I keep it on my nightstand, and I usually reach in and pull one out to read every night.  He is the best.  In fact, maybe I should let you in on a few other reasons why...

-  He lets me pile up my socks at the end of the bed, even though he hates it.  He calls it my sock garden.
-  In the morning, he makes sure my car is started, warmed up, and all the snow and ice is off of it.  Every     morning.
-  Not only does he encourage me to keep creating, but he HELPS me to create.  Thats huge to me.
-  He is the best listener I know
-  It doesn't matter if I wear makeup or not, pjs or not, zits or not, he always compliments me and sincerely means it.
-  We can laugh about things like confusing our dogs with noises...
-  He doesn't get mad at me when I break the glass globe on a pendant light it took him 2 hours to install
-  If a huge football game is on, and I come in the room, he lets me know we can change the channel if I'm not interested in watching. 
-   He never belittles me
-  He washes dishes as much as I do
-  He comes up with baby names too



He even lets me decorate the house any way I want for V-day.  The only banned decorations in our house are Easter decorations (which is just a long standing joke between us).  He draws the line at creepy bunnies who hide eggs. Which is kind of weird if you think about it.  

Valentines Day is always hard for me, because what do you get a guy?  Besides the obvious stuff, I'd like to do something really creative and fun for him.  What do you ladies do? 

I always try to find really random greeting cards to give him, like last year, I found one that had a little picture of an ice cube melting in the sun, and it said "Even if I was this piece of ice, and you were the sun, I would stay out all day long."  We love those kinds of cards.

Speaking of, what crafty items are you guys making this year?  Here are a few inspirations of mine...









Such cute little crafts!  Stay tuned for an Esty store grand opening celebration!

(This would mark one resolution down, and a few more to go!!)

**All images from Flickr**

9 comments:

caroline joy said...

What a wonderful post! I meant to comment on your Anthro tables too -- they are AMAZING!!!

Violet Bella said...

okay, so your hubby sounds simple adorable and amazing! reminds me alot of mine. you are a very lucky girl!

we have hard time getting into valentine's day, i guess because of the commercialism of it all. so i cant help you out on that one. maybe even just a little album of photos of your favorite memories together with little 'remember when' notes.

Twig - Love Your Home said...

oooh cute idea! Yeah the commercialism of it all is pretty bad haha. I think the reason I love it so much is that more often than not, it gives us a real opportunity to stop and think about why we love each other so much. That album is a great idea, he really needs something like that for work...I got him a digital picture frame for Christmas but something more personal would be great! Thanks!

The Fickle Nickle said...

It's so refreshing to read about a wife who simply adores her husband and vice versa!! Thanks for sharing the lovely post:)

-Nicole
TheFickleNickle.com

Martha said...

Oh how I love this post...

HE.DRESSED.UP.THE.CANDLE.HOLDERS...himself...
nonetheless...

what a keeper you have:) ....

I've got to say mine doesn't dress up candle holders or even know where to start...but I think I've got a keeper too...

I love your ideas...and congrats on getting a start on your resolutions...I love all of your ideas you showed...and YEP...I find Valentine's Day hard when thinking of what to do for my hubby...

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Helloooo, my fellow Twig sista!
Well, your hubby sounds like a keeper, if for no other reason than the warming up the car thing. You're a lucky gal, but then, he's pretty darn lucky, too! :-)

What a wonderful post!

Anne

Vintage Junky said...

You guys sound perfect together! Can't wait to see your etsy!

Michelle

Jenny said...

Your husband sounds like a gem. It is amazing when you find someone you can truly share your life with.

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the etsy store!

Kelley said...

Awww, what a cute post about your husband. I'm so glad to hear of someone happily married!

Sorry I can't be of any help for getting gifts for guys on Valentine's Day. It's a puzzle for me too. Last time I bought my husband massage oil, because he REALLY likes massages and foot rubs. (What guy doesn't?)