Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Valentine's Day Excitement! (It's the Kaboomy kind)

It's that time of year folks, flying cupids, Hallmark cards, and presents.

I got a new stuffie and a cup to put treats in.

And a BEAUTIFUL card from my sweet Frankie Furter.
 You can't really see it in the picture but the "water" in the card is all sparkley and so pretty.
I'm so tired out from the great day at the K-OSS pawty and getting to be town chef for the day, I was too tired to even get on my bed or the couch.
Best Day Ever!  Blogville really outdid itself.  Fun, Food, dance lessons, skydiving, bungee jumping games for the kids.  WOW!  But now it's time to tell you about Mom's Valentine's day
Mom appears to have received an old antique box. Mom wasn't sure what was in it as Dad usually makes her something for Valentine's day - she's had a bouquet of duct tape roses, a carved wooden cupid that shot a rubber band weapon (perfect for bouts of  workplace immaturity), a hand enameled red whiskey flask that said "Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker" and some beautiful paracord creations or handmade pillows (Dad actually likes to sew crafty things, Mom would rather have a root canal).  She had NO idea what to expect this time.

It started with a card.
with a somewhat cryptic message.

Hmmm, it's a copy of the Blaster's Handbook (copyright 1949)
 Apparently, Mom is  going to need some directions with her "gift"
Time to carefully open the box.

It seems Dad has Put the BOMB in Bath Bombs!

If you haven't seen one, ladies buy them at the drugstore or from Etsy shops for their bathtime. Made out of baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, water, oils and fragrance oil they are usually formed into round balls and make a wonderful fizzy and moisturizing bath. The home DIY ones usually turn out a bit more crumbly than the store bought and Etsy ones but they use very simple home ingredients in them for even the beginner.

Mom's smell like lavender/sandalwood/orange, very relaxing. Just toss in the bath water.  Mom removed one for a test bath (after removing the "fuse") and gave it a thumbs up!

Well done Dad well done!

We hope you all had a memorable Valentine's Day. Thanks to everyone that participated in the pawty antics and had such detailed and clever posts about it.  We loved meeting old friends and making new ones. That is what Blogville is all about.
I know I had a BLAST.


  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Abby! I'm sure you had a pawsome time at the pawty.

  2. We had a blast too. Looks like Mom is going to have a blast enjoying her gift. Dad is just so very creative.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  3. OMD, gurl, your Pops sure knows your Moms!!!! I loves it!!!! Tell your peeps HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!! And I just LOOOOOOVES your card from your Frankie!!! It IS really purty fursure!!! He is one smoooooth Doxie! BOL
    Ruby ♥

    1. Thanks Ruby and thanks for the great beverage service - I thought we were gonna run out of toilet water when the awesome Margarita truck showed up.

  4. What an awesome Valentine's Day gift!

    1. Thanks Sarah - engineers can get pretty creative. We just howled at Choppy's Ave Lincoln photo.

  5. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    Aroo to you,

  6. Your Daddy is VERY creative! Hope your Valentine's day was a blast!!!!! MOL!
    Marty and the Gang

  7. You deserve some rest Abby cuz you did a great job with the catering yesterday! Thanks for helping us out!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. That is too cool!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  9. Creative gifts from someone who loves and knows you. Much better than a generic box of chocolates, in our opinion!

    1. We've had some fun gifts back and forth over the years. When we both were traveling internationally a lot we'd try and find the TACKIEST gifts from foreign country airport gift shops. I still have some on my desk and they still crack me up. L.B.

  10. Your hubby is very creative.
    Gotta love a man that can
    find unique ways to celebrate
    beside a box of chocolates.
    Thank you again for the meatloaf recipe.
    Astro Linda and Jeff

    1. Thank you for the photo of your yummy dinner and the feedback on the recipe. We are so glad you liked it and will add a bit of celery like you did next time. That would make a great addition.

  11. Such pawesome gifts and your Daddy is very talented!!

    Matt & Matilda


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