Happy love day!

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How has everyone’s day been?! Did you get lots of LOVE??

I received lots of kisses from my boys and…the flu!

I went to bed at 7.00 last night, imagine that. I was in the middle of doing a post and I felt weak and had the chills.

Today I had to pass up on a Valentine’s Day party with Little M and we opted for making those Chilean alfajores I had promised to bake yesterday and the little man got his hair cut.

The Mr. and I had a weekend in Georgetown, so not doing anything tonight. I’m just going to lounge on the sofa and watch GLEE!

So, happy love day everyone!

How did you spend the day? Any big plans for tonight?

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