Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

Today is Valentine's Day and I hope everyone is having a great holiday! Whether you're having fun being single or in love I hope you're enjoying yourself.

For the first time I haven't really done anything for this day. The only gift I got was a blender from my grandma (yes, it's random, but this is what my grandma does...) and I'm ok with that. As for my parents, I made them two batches of brownies from Ghirardelli box mixes my mom bought ages ago! I made one in a heart shaped pan and the other batch in cupcake tins. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl

Well, sadly my beloved Patriots didn't win. BUT I still had a blast watching the Super Bowl, the commercials and after the game, The Voice. Overall, it was a really great night and an end to an awesome season!
Super Bowl

I even got a little domestic this weekend! On Saturday I helped my mom make a chocolate and peanut butter pie, which I wasn't a big fan of but it turned out looking great. And I made chocolate covered strawberries that were decorated like footballs. They came out a little sloppy looking, but I'm still really proud of them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentines Day Facts

How to say "I Love You" in other languages:
Spanish: Te Amo
Italian: Ti Amo
French: Je T’aime
Chinese: Wo Ai Ni

Random Facts:
  • Many believe the 'X' symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn't write their names signed in front of a witness with an 'X.' The 'X' was then kissed to show their sincerity.
  • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve."
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • Approximately one billion Valentines are sent out worldwide each year according to estimates by the U.S. Greeting Card Association. That's second only to Christmas.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, and Italy.
  • According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are highest around Valentine's Day, which are 20 percent to 30 percent higher than usual.
  • More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.