The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #104

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I’m really feeling the love this weekend. Yesterday we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary (double digits!) Monday is Galentine’s Day and Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Are you feeling the love? Because I certainly am!

If we could have got married on Valentine’s Day, we would have but Valentine’s wasn’t on a Saturday in 2007, so we did the next best thing and got married on the Saturday nearest to it. We took a trip down Memory Lane (via the aisle) in this month’s 10 on 10 photography project, if you want a sticky beak.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love love! Anyhoo, without further ado, I do declare this rabbit hole, “the Lovefest Edition.” Let’s hop to it, shall we?!

If you want to get the girls together this Galentine’s Day, here’s everything you need to Throw a Chic Galentine’s Day Party. Stay hydrated with some Pink Strawberry Sangria and set your printer to work with these 13 Gorgeous Galentine’s Prinatables. For more Galentine’s inspo, check out these 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Galentine’s Day.

If you want to get your bake on this Valentine’s check out these  Valentine’s Bears Holding Hearts (so much cute,) these Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas and these Heart Shaped Churros.

We’re big card givers in this house whatever the occasion and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Now I’m all aboard the minimising train, I did suggest to David that maybe we should give cards a miss this year but then I saw these 18 funny Valentine’s cards and I had a change of heart. These are just too good to resist! If you’d prefer to make/print your own cards, these Star War’s Valentine’s Cards are just the ticket. May the force be with you this Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for your beloved, check out this DIY Alphabet Dating Book or this Date Night in a Jar – a year full of date ideas. Both are cheap to make, easy to put together and most importantly made with love! They would make an ace birthday present too! If you want more DIY Valentine’s gift ideas, this post has everything you need from from Dinosaurs to Conversation Cookies.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to roll around to go out on a date. It’s always a good day to go to the movies, amirite or amirite? If you want your movie date to be a love story not a horror movie, be sure to check out these movie date night ideas.

Donuts are the new flowers and chocolates, that’s right peeps, you heard it here first! If you love love and you love donuts, you’ll probably want to whip up a batch of these Strawberry and Cream Heart Shaped Donuts which you can gift to your beloved in these DIY Fun Pun Donut Boxes. Oh, and let’s not forget the donut printable gift tags

And finally before I head off into the weekend proper, check out these 30 pictures of dogs beating you at Valentine’s Day. If you miss the pole dancing Maltese Shih Tzu and the salsa dancing Chihuaha, you’ll never forgive yourself! Just sayin’!

So tell me, what secret tricks and cunning plans do you have for the weekend? Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day? Both or neither?  Are you on #TeamDonut too? Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it makes your heart dance!

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  • Dianne Childs

    The Star Wars Valentine’s Day cards are cute, my hubby would love those! Mmm heart-shaped churros. They look delicious!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I’m now off to check out the pole dancing dogs!


  • Congrats on your 10-year wedding anniversary! And I totally agree that it doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day to celebrate love 🙂

  • Happy anniversary, Sammi! What a stunning couple in those wedding pics and you’ve hardly changed!

  • LydiaCLee

    Congrats on the anniversary, and with all those links to Valentine’s Day ideas, you have no excuses 😉

    • LOL! We used to be all over Valentine’s Day when we were first dating and first got married and now with the anniversary festivities being just a few days before, we don’t have the time or the inclination to do both! That said, there will be cards and I might stretch to making heart shaped pizza on the big day!

  • Oh yum those heart shaped doughnuts! 🙂

    A very happy anniversary to you! I hope you have a lovely time celebrating all the love!

  • What a LOVEly post and Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary to you both. My prompt for Monday’s link up on my blog is LOVE! It seems it IS all around. D xx

  • Helllooo lovely, happy wedding anniversary you two. I saw your gorgeous dress on Insta the other day, now that’s a damn fine wedding dress, LOVE it, just popped over to see your gorgeous wedding photos too. Here’s to many more years of love and happiness, we celebrated our ten year anniversary in Jan too, must be the year for 10’s!
    I’ve been incognito lately took a long break but I’m back now, look forward to hanging out with you again.
    Love those donut printables, very cool.
    Have a wonderful weekend x

    • 2007 was a good vintage! I’ve been thinking of you and I’m so pleased you’re back – I really missed you! Hope your break was all kinds of magic xx

  • Running to tell Mr M that donuts are the new flowers.
    Congrats on the wedding anniversary! I have to say again, how gorgeous that wedding photo you posted on instagram is!

    • I got my donuts in early when we went to Melbourne! Our wedding day was magic, I keep asking hubby if we can do a Sydney do-over. Any excuse for a party and more to the point, any excuse to wear that beautiful dress! Hope you’re settling back into San Fran life!

  • Happy anniversary! You guys are so romantic. And what a beautiful wedding you had. Your wedding cake is the best. Love all those pretty lollies!

    • It was a wonderful wedding day, I still can’t believe it was ten years ago! Time really must fly by when you’re having fun. I used to love those lollies when I was a kid, each one has a funny message on it. I’ve only seen them here a handful of times though. Hope you had an ace weekend x

  • Happy 10th anniversary, I hope you enjoy your celebrations xx

    • Thanks – we did! I saw your Weekend Bake Off, everything looked delicious! Hope things are cooling down up there, I’m sending you some of our cool change x

  • How lovely to have this special anniversary – well done and here’s to the next ten too.

    Come to Orange next!

    • We’ve been to Orange and loved it. We’re well overdue another visit!
      You’re so lucky to get to call it home. Hope you had a fab weekend and that you managed to beat the heat! x

  • What an awesome Ultimate Rabbit Hole filled with all things LOVE. Happy Anniversary xox

  • merilyn

    thankyou lovely!
    hope you are having a wonderful weekend of celebrations!
    “love is in the air!”
    couldn’t help it! and you could sing it!
    much love m:)X

    • LOL! We had the song after the ceremony! We had a wonderful weekend celebrating in Melbourne. Hope you had a magic weekend too! xx

  • In the immortal words of Led Zeppelin, that’s a whole lotta love! 💗💗💗

  • Happy 10 years! 🙂 I must admit I’m not big on V-day and don’t do anything for it. Galentine’s day however, sounds great! 😀 Have a great weekend Sammie and hope you’re keeping cool

    • Huzzah for Galentine’s, that’s what I say! We escaped to Melbourne for the weekend which was a refreshing change in every sense, especially the weather! Hope you managed to stay cool and beat the heat!

  • jess

    Happy Anniversary! I never go out on VD (because restaurants are overpriced and busy and who has time for that?) but I do like to idea of spreading love to those around me. I really wish I had my act in gear this year, because I love the idea of sending your girlfriends a present. Next year!

    • We always used to go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day but as you so rightly point out restaurants are so overpriced and busy, these days we don’t have the time (or the cash) for that! I wasn’t organised enough for Galentine’s either but next year I’m going to be all over it! Hope you had a great weekend! x

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Galentines is such a great idea!! 😀 A very happy anniversary to you two!

  • I love the idea of donuts being the new flowers and chocolates. I’ll take a dozen thanks! 🙂 And thank you so much for including my post about the funny Valentine cards. I had lots of fun compiling it so I’m super happy they gave you a giggle xx

  • Thanks for sharing my book, Sammie! You are the sweetest! <3

  • I have never heard of Galentine’s Day! What a lovely post for a Monday!

    • I was a bit late to the Galentine’s party this year, but next year I’m going to be all over it! Isn’t it fabulous?

  • The dogs! That was great! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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