Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Such Great Heights

Yikes, it's already kinda been a long week, and it is only Wednesday. I'm battling another cold...about my fifth time being sick this winter. I used to never get sick and this time it's a sinus infection. I'm blaming my night shift lifestyle. We're constantly butting heads, but I will win!

At least we're one day closer to the weekend, right? I'm looking forward to a long weekend off, only two more nights of work to go. And to top it off, the temperatures here in the tundra of Rhode Island are supposed to reach the 50's by the end of the week. I can't wait for all the dirty snow to melt away, and be able to see my backyard again. So I'm ready for this little taste of spring. Here are some more things that have brightened my week. Luckily, I've got quite a few :)
Red Velvet cookie sandwiches for my Valentine. I posted the recipe here, and let me tell you, they are as good as the look!

Pretty roses from the hubby.

Enclosed in one of those envelopes pictured above? Tickets to see Iron & Wine at the House of Blues in Boston. SO.excited! Do you remember this song from Garden State? It's one of my favorite movies.


Last night, I got this email while I was at work. Just because. LOVE my hubby. And yay for a spa day. I so need it!


And last but not least, I'm taking part in this little blog crawl, organized by the lovey Jillian of cornflake dreams, which I'm so excited to be a part of! Check out the link of the left side of her blog to follow along with some pretty awesome bloggers...and stay tuned for my post on Saturday!
Anything making your week extra special? I'd love to hear about it!

21 comments:

April said...

Those cookies look fabulous! Super impressed : ) Aaand what a sweet little note your fella wrote on that spa certificate! Quite the catch, huh?

I grew up with my RN mom working night shifts and having a few epic cold battles, too... I hope you feel better!

Natasha said...

those red velvet sandwich cookies look AHMAZING!!! enjoy your spa day darling!!

MJ said...

Those look so yummy!! Can't wait to read about the Oscars blog crawl...

Jillian said...

i hope you feel better soon lady!! totally jealous of the iron and wine tickets! im sure they will put on an amazing show :) excited to see your oscar post on saturday!! xoxo jcd

Jessica said...

those red velvet cookies look amazing! I may have to try your recipe soon. & I love that song. I put it on my husbands iPod just before he left for a year.

Glad you had such a wonderful valentines day! xoox

{av} said...

hello--you ROCK! your red velvety goodness is making me SO hungry. and j is SO sweet...he rocked it out this year, huh?! so jealous of those tics! hope you start feeling better soon :)

much love to you, my dear! xoxo {av}

p.s. LOVE alayne white...I went their for all my pre-wedding care haha.

Marian said...

Those red velvet cookies look delicious. If there were any extras, feel free to send them my way;)

Rissy said...

glad you had a happy valentine's day!

I was so sure all the snow would be melted today here in MD, but then I almost died trying to hike. uncool weather! hopefully this weekend it all gets better, right?

Sophie said...

i love Iron & Wine! so jealous you get to go see them. also love garden state but i havent seen it in so long, so think im going to have to watch it this weekend to remember it. i know it has the best soundtrack! ALSO those cookie sandwiches look absolutely delicious. they are seriously mouth watering! andddd lucky you for the spa gift voucher. super jealous. hopefully it will make you feel better :) xx

Kinsey Michaels said...

oh my gosh, how sweet of your man!! nothing like going to the spa for the ultimate relaxation. i love getting pedicures!
the cookies you made look outrageous! i made similar cookie sandwiches around Christmas, but they were like an oreo type, and not red velvet. I'll have to try your version next time!
you're going to have so much fun at Iron & Wine!
ps - I'm from the Boston area so I totally get your excitement about the warm temperatures for Friday!

The Southland Life said...

AWESOME! Love spa days just because!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh my goodness you are on lucky girl! :) A spa day just because is surely the best!! xo

Kelly said...

What a wonderful gift from the Hubs. While I love Valentine's, it's so nice to express your love just because. :)

Jenni said...

Sorry to hear you're sick Kristen!! Get well soon!! That day at the spa might help! ;) Way to go hubby! And I LOVE Iron & Wine, and Such Great Heights is a beautiful song... one of my faves. Just another reason we should be BFFs. Ha!

Have a good night girl!

Megan said...

Those red velvet treats are making me SO hungry! They look like little bites of heaven!! Haha!! Hope you start feeling better soon!

Your hubby is so sweet! A spa day sounds fabulous!

emily said...

Get well soon! Those cookie sandwiches look delicious!

la petite coquine said...

What a wonderful guy you've got, and what delicious looking red velvet whoopies! Sorry you're not feeling well, but glad there are just a few days left in the week! It's been speeding by so fast, I can hardly believe it!

Natalie said...

Looks like such a perfect day. How fun that you get to see Iron and Wine-- love them!

Young People in Love said...

Those cookies look AMAZING! mmm...will probably have to try them out! Just found your blog and I love it. So pretty :) Def. will be following!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Those red velvet cookie sandwiches look delish! Lovely blog you have!

Liesl :)

Emily said...

Oh those cookies -- I keep seeing them all around the blogosphere, and I am dying to make them!! And a spa day is the perfect gift for us gals, enjoy it!