Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

Our Valentine's Day was perfect. A few days before, my husband was granted his green card. We are so glad that whole process was over. Our marriage verification interview wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. THANK GOD! We basically felt that they had made up their mind before we even walked in. I guess we submitted enough " evidence " during the immigration application process that they felt our marriage was legit. Thank heavens for that. If you found this blog post by googling immigration evidence, I'd hate to leave you empty handed. Here is a list of things to consider submitting to make the process run a lot smoother.

  • joint checking account statements
  • joint apartment leases/mortgages
  • letters that show you've lived under the same roof for a while
  • bill statements that you share
  • photographs of special events. We shared our baptism photos, wedding photos, Toby photos, etc.
  • photographs of both family members together.
  • passport stamps/travel itineraries for trips you've shared together
Moving on...back to V Day stuff. I'm a HUGE fan of hand made gifts on Valentine's Day. This year I made Richie something practical yet decorative and VERY masculine... :) I posted this photo on Instagram last night and a few of you took a stab at guessing what I made. 

The tartan (plaid for us commoners) is a swatch from the kilt makers in Scotland. We had about 12 different patterns and colors to choose from and in my quest to organize my office, I decided NOT to buy anything for this gift and to utilize some items I already had. The only thing I had to purchase was the frame. 

The knob holds his watch and the drawer pull holds his wedding ring. That's really the only jewelry he wears,. If your man wears a necklace, you could add another knob to the right or left.

The knob and drawer pulls were things I purchased when I was trying to decide on hardware for our media unit. You can read more about that HERE

Here are some more details from the evening. 

The menu. PS we are WAAAAY too much. 

Heart-shaped naan bread to compliment our Indian cuisine. Side note: I used a huge heart cookie cutter. Thanks Darby for the idea. That chick is full of so many ideas! Also, the scraps were in fact eaten...NEVER will we waste naan bread. Such a sin.

Cheesecake. Enough said.

How was your Valentine's Day? If you blogged about it, I want to see. Post your links below. 

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Meg Cady said...

OK I didnt know when you said "my husband is scottish...he has a kilt' you really ment HE WAS SCOTTISH. SO COOL. I am glad the US government now knows you are not reenacting a bad lifetime movie!

I love that gift! So practical but also so cute!!


Darby Hawley said...

It was certainly an awesome week for you two! I am so excited that everything went so smoothly :-) Happy dance!!!

PS this is an awesome Valentine's day gift! You're so creative!

Whitney said...

How exciting for Rich! That's such a neat gift. You did a great job on it. That menu looks absolutely amazing!

2justByou said...

Congrats on your husband's green card. That whole process can take quite awhile, from what I hear. Great tips you listed for others too. =0)

That heart shaped bread is way cute!
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Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

What a great idea! Very clever Lura! I'm sure your hubby loves it. And congrats on him getting his green card. Yay! And Happy Valentine's Day!


Mama said...

Hi I just came across this on Pinterest and I'd love to make one for Fathers Day. Can you explain in detail how you made this? Did you glue the fabric, and then did you glue or screw the knob in?


Jessica Salas said...

Hi. just wated to share with you that Over 5,000 People have pin (pinterest) this one (what i was able to count) Thank you so much for sharing. Love it. Just passing by. God bless :-)

Jessica Salas said...

here is a link to my pin of your homemade cool gift idea

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