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Our First Married Valentine’s Day

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Today’s Run

5.34 miles, 50:43, 9:29 pace

This run was tough.  Most Thursday runs are.  By Thursday my legs are feeling the pain and need a rest.  Fridays are quite a welcome thing now, more so than usual.  Thankfully by Saturday I’m usually decent enough to do a long run, even though I might dread it.

Valentine’s Day

We decided to keep it low key for Valentine’s this year.  We kept a rough $25 limit on gifts for each other and enjoyed dinner at home while watching The Vow.  I’d never seen it and really enjoyed it.  I’ll try to get a review up soon.

My gift from Mat was these Kate Spade earrings.  Did you know I’m a bit obsessed with Kate Spade lately?  Ok, maybe more than a bit.


I got him The Dark Knight Rises on blu-ray.  He was pretty excited.  🙂

For dinner, we had the last of the crock pot lasagna soup with garlic toast.  For our vegetable tonight, we sauteed some yellow squash and zucchini and it was delicious.  In fact, it was rather sensational.  Here’s how we did it!

Sensational Sautéed Squash with Caramelized Onions


1 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

6 yellow squash/zucchini (we did about 3 of each) cut into rounds

smoked paprika

red pepper flakes

garlic powder

salt and pepper


1. Melt coconut oil in large skillet.  Sauté onions until cooked through.

2. Add squash/zucchini to skillet.  Let cook for a few minutes and then add all seasonings according to taste preferences.  Cook until squash pieces are soft but not mushy.

sauteed squash

The red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, and garlic powder give the squash a nice kick without being overly spicy.  Definitely a make-again recipe!

In Other News…

Look what came!


Oakely had to check it out too.

box and cat

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Ta da!

purse front


Sorry, I’m just a tad bit excited about this.  And please excuse the cat accessories in the background.  We’re fancy over here.

Actually we are because I just scored Kate Spade earrings from the husband and a Kate Spade purse thank you Uncle Sam for that tax refund.

More views of the purse, because I’m not excited or anything.

purse top view

purse inside
label close up

Le sigh.  I can’t wait to show it off for our Valentine’s dinner out on Saturday!

Do you keep it low-key for Valentine’s or brave the crowds?

We keep it low-key on the actual day and then go out a few days later.


Author: Melissa

Getting healthy - mind, body, and soul.

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