Although we look at Valentine’s Day as ‘commercial’ in my house, I still can’t condemn a holiday that boasts love. All you really need in life is love and chocolate, right? So, that’s what Alex and I will be focusing on today – making chocolate cookies smothered in huge globs of frosting. (Let’s face it … cake,cupcakes, and cookies are really just vehicles for however much frosting you can pile on and shove down your throat.) Needless to say … it’s going to be a good day.
Still, I wanted to share some things I love. They really shouldn’t come as a surprise since I talk about them often, but I never put legitimate pictures/videos up of people.
Alex, who shares my love for animals and married me despite all of my craziness.
Pix – my spoiled kitty who is obsessed with her heated bed
Tora – only 4 months old, but knows how to work a camera
Happy Valentine’s Day, guys. Hope y’all have a great day. Remember – you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy today. There are plenty of other important things to love on.
86 thoughts on “all you need is chocolate.”
So, it appears weirdness runs in your family.
Haha definitely. She’s a direct product of my sister. Same exact humor. It’s amazing.
Happy Valentine’s Day all of you 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤
Aw, thanks! Same back to you 🙂
Gorgeous babies!😍😍😍 Thx for sharing! Have a great day💝
Thank you 🙂
Love the kitties. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
Thanks! You too 🙂
I have a heated cat bed but haven’t used it for a while. It’s like 9 degrees outside. It would be a good day to test it out. I had purchased it for an old ill kitty many years ago so my current cats wouldn’t know what it is. They do enjoy lying in front of the fireplace with my husband toasting up. Love all your pics and any man who loves cats is a keeper.
You should! Ours was for an old cat as well, but she couldn’t fit in it. She gained a bit of wait since she doesn’t move around much. Pix doesn’t even sleep with us anymore. The bed is better 🙂
Wait, there’s such a thing as heated cat beds? I’m adding this to my amazon cart right now. I got a heated blanket as a gift for Christmas and my cat has spent more time in it than I have.
Yes! Ours is from Amazon too. She is obsessed with it.
Wow, Tora really knows how to pose! I think I could learn some things from her.
Right? I look strange in any photo. She can hang upside down and look better than me ha 🙂
Exactly! There’s something weird about my appearance in every picture I take. But Tora looks fab 🙂
You have an amazing family.
Aw, thank you 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, as well! What a lovely family.
Thank you 🙂 I’m a little biased *cough* But I think they’re pretty great!
Happy Valentine’s day xx
Thank you 🙂
I really enjoyed this post. Such a feel-good reminder! I tend to dislike this holiday, simply because I think people should love like it’s V-day everyday and I don’t really appreciate flowers as much as some. However, I am going to write my husband a sappy love-letter today anyway. Talk about contradictory 🙂 I love your attitude! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks 🙂 We are the same way. We do small things and try to show love all the time. That’s how it should be! (I also don’t like getting flowers.) Enjoy your day 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day Blair! Save a cookie for me!
Cats!! 😻 Love my cats! Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤️
Cats are cool as hell 🙂 Thank you!
I made a humungous chocolate cake with chocolate orange frosting for Husb and he gave me a biography of Tom Jones. Result. The kittehs were as spoilt rotten as they are every day of their lives.
Ooo orange chocolate frosting sounds amazing. Mmm. Our kitties live the life, right? I wouldn’t mind trading places with them lol
Happy Valentine’s Day! Your niece is adorable…and very perceptive about cat poop!
Haha thank you. She really is perceptive!
Ok, pee and poop aside, your niece is adorable. Her smile and laugh, THAT is what Valentine’s Day is about. ❤️ Love your photo of your husband with the cat sleeping ON him! How cute is that?
Love your kitties. You’ve inspired me to post a picture of Sophie on my blog for Valentine’s Day!
Great post. Hope you have a day that’s as wonderful as you are! 🙂
Aw, thank you 🙂 Her laugh kills me. I took that video a few years ago and I’ve watched it a hundred times since. It makes me instant smile to see how light-hearted she is 🙂 I’m going to have to go see Miss Sophie 🙂
Working on it 🙂
It’s fun to hear your voice. Beautiful (and funny!) niece. It’s hard to be original on Valentine’s Day – but you pulled it off.
I sound really weird on it lol. I’m convinced that’s not normally how I sound… but it probably is. Ick.
Thanks for sharing the things you love! I can see why 🙂
Sounds like there’s a lot of furry love in your household. Beautiful. And your niece sounds adorable. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.
There is! Thank you 🙂
All I need in life is love, my family, and good running shoes 😀
Thanks for the positivity/hope.
Oh, I agree with all of that. 🙂
Yes, this kid def is related to you…or did you pay her to say that stuff? 🙂 Yes, single and snuggling the pets and my Mama. And I ran for the first time in ages today!! Woo hoo. Happy V-day to you girl. ❤
I didn’t pay her. Although, she would probably say just about anything for a nickel haha 🙂 I love running ! Sounds like a great day.
Love and chocolate is all you really need…:) great video. She’s one bright little lady..:)
Thank you. They truly are a great combo lol
I’ve gotta say, the very best thing about writing a blog (since otherwise it feels a lot like throwing a leaf into the grand canyon) is that I get to cross paths with people like YOU. Who is also a lot like me! I’m so happy I found your blog, and I’m really looking forward to nodding my head and laughing out loud here alone in my Tokyo room at your next writings on the likes of Flintstone vitamins and WEENISES.
Haha that’s amazing 🙂 My favorite part of blogging is the people, too. That was really nice to say, so thank you! Can’t go wrong with the Flintstones and weenises, you know? Haha
Hahaha. I love a child’s mind. 🙂
And I am sooooo in love with Tara! I had a tortie kitten I was a child.
Children are great lol. They say some crazy stuff. I love torties. Such pretty fur 🙂
Oooops! Tora 🙂
The picture of Tora is too cute! (灬♥ω♥灬)
Thank you 🙂
Lucky kitty who’s got a heated bed 🙂
She’s pretty lucky! 🙂
I loved the video, even if it was the wrong way up. One of my cats looks just like Tora. 🙂
Tortie cats are the best
All you need is Chocolate? I would have settled for a card or even a nice text if I am honest….!
I hope you got all 3 🙂
Not even ONE of them.
I must be quite repulsive to all of the ladies that I know….!
I even asked someone out yesterday only to find that she had just started seeing someone. That is how unlucky I am in the world of love so why I would ever expect a card or anything else is totally beyond me..!
Oh, shit. I’m sorry. You deserve all 3 of them. There is *no* way you are repulsive, and I don’t even know you in person! I have to give you props for putting yourself out there and asking. I doubt I could have managed that. I’ve said it before, but – you could always move to America. Your accent alone will make women throw themselves at you ha!
It is getting more and more tempting every week…. 😉
We always have an argument on Valentine’s Day … gets it out the way for the rest of the year!
Very smart. Very smart, indeed. More couples should try that out and see how it goes haha
Aren’t we both cat lovers 😀
I like that picture of Alex and the cat. Cats recognize a good man when they see one.
Same. Animals can definitely sense those things 🙂
I don’t (need chocolate). But I love the pictures of your kitties!
Agree with your view of commercial valentines – I went on a rant about how I didn’t want flowers on Valentine’s – if he wishes to buy me flowers then I’d rather he bought them when he so feels…so instead he bought me a camellia bush last year, with the romantic notion that we would plant it in our house (when we get one) – but with us then moving out of our apartment and house hopping with family… It died. Thankfully it is not representative of our relationship!!
I love this post about the things you love – thank you for sharing 🙂
That’s a really sweet sentiment, though! You’ll have to go together and get a new bush to plant for your house 🙂
We didn’t do anything either! He DID bring me chocolate, but it was early Easter candy (Reeses, rare to find here). And I’m off the sugar for a while as I still have my Christmas Bellah. Love seeing the furry ones (himself included). Was there a video? Nothing now.
Ohhh… Reeses… mmmmm. My favorite candy by far. There was a video, but I took it down. I put it up without my sister’s permission, thinking it was okay since it was a few years ago. Then… I changed my mind and thought it might not have been a smart move. It was my niece talking about how much her cats like to poop. And will poop on you when you’re sleeping lol.
Oh that explains all the comments about nieces & videos – thought I was going crazier than normal! Gorgeous photos, & we don’t bother with Valentines Day either. We eat enough chocolate every day as it is! We also tell each other ‘I love you’ every time one of us goes somewhere else – I thought it was over-sentimental at first but now I think it’s one of the strongest things of our relationship 🙂 LOVE your photos, gorgeous cats & the man’s alright to, lol!
The mysterious missing video 🙂 Sorry about that. We like to dole out ‘I love you’s all the time, too. It’s an important reminder every day.
Great post! Love the pics especially Tara l lol.
Thank you 🙂 She’s a very sweet kitten !
Thanks for the like and follow! We’re big believers of ‘commercial’ too, but then it’s like – it’s an excuse to buy chocolate, so there’s that. (Not that I need an excuse…)
Ps. Your fur babies are cute x infinity.
Thank you 🙂 Can’t go wrong with a holiday that celebrates the amazingness of chocolate lol
Damn, this was way too cute ^.^
Awww love this post!!! Check out my Valentine’s Day post on my blog lol a little dif to yours 🙂 but this is great!!! Xx
I will take a look 🙂
I have a cat named Tars. She is 3
Aw, cats are the best.