A VALENTINE'S DAY INSTA-TALE

 
omg flowers have taken over our kitchen (and dining room and living room)  #canyousmellwhatimcookingtonight #therockshoutout

omg flowers have taken over our kitchen (and dining room and living room)  #canyousmellwhatimcookingtonight #therockshoutout

It's always difficult to convey how many flowers there are in our house when I'm prepping for an event. There are SO MANY flowers.
 

#gettingready #morningof #flowersflowersflowers

#gettingready #morningof #flowersflowersflowers

While I was making arrangements, each one developed a theme that I started repeating in my head:
 - Purple
 - Dark heart/rainbow explosion
 - Poppies like paper in the wind
 - Weird/minimalist/haiku
 - Lipstick ombre
 - Dark romance

flowers? what flowers? i want to play with this dog NOW! @cogcoffee #samoyed #higuys #bigonelittleone #dontforgetaboutme

flowers? what flowers? i want to play with this dog NOW! @cogcoffee #samoyed #higuys #bigonelittleone #dontforgetaboutme

While I was making a bouquet, this happened. He appeared like a magical polar bear.
 

a samoyed #winked at my sister! although she said he was really squinting and saying he wasn't sure about this

a samoyed #winked at my sister! although she said he was really squinting and saying he wasn't sure about this

I didn't know samoyeds existed. I have since gone down a #samoyed Instagram wormhole. We also had another visitor - a chow mix, another dog for snowy days on an 80+ degree LA day - who according to the owner, was only very interested in people doing tasks. It's true! He watched me intently while I was tying flower bouquets, and then got bored when we tried to pet him.
 

💞💥💖💋💘💌💏😻❤️💗💓


💞💥💖💋💘💌💏😻❤️💗💓

Oh right, flowers. 
 

best v-day dinner ever #athome #redwine #ponoburger #sadweonlygotonesweetpotatofries #hellosweethusbandfoot

best v-day dinner ever #athome #redwine #ponoburger #sadweonlygotonesweetpotatofries #hellosweethusbandfoot

This year we finally learned our lesson on not going out for dinner on Valentine's Day - usually a combination of prix-fixe-feels-like-a-conveyor-belt restaurants and the worst traffic of the year (who knew Angelenos were so romantic?)
 

#fail #oldtechvsnewtech

#fail #oldtechvsnewtech

Fittingly, the candle was from a previous Valentine's Day - it was slowly burning while we were watching TV, then a whole slab of wax fell down, and went through the vent holes on the cable box - somehow it still works. We decided to leave it.
 

#dayafter #recuperating #tryingoutnewsnacks #notasgoodastheoldones #feelinglucky #iheartevachen #blueberries #avocado #finncrisp #beignetfrombottegalouie #mineralwaterwithfreshsqueezedlemon #redwinecorkfromlastnight #heathceramics #helleboresisavedformyself #ohyeahthatsmyreflectiontakingaphotofromabove #lol #blessed

#dayafter #recuperating #tryingoutnewsnacks #notasgoodastheoldones #feelinglucky #iheartevachen #blueberries #avocado #finncrisp #beignetfrombottegalouie #mineralwaterwithfreshsqueezedlemon #redwinecorkfromlastnight #heathceramics #helleboresisavedformyself #ohyeahthatsmyreflectiontakingaphotofromabove #lol #blessed