This week’s Ordinary Moments is in part inspired by Laura from Five Little Doves’ recent post I’m Sorry if I Fooled You (which is a must read by the way). Her post tells the story behind some of her instagram photos and this week I feel like I need to do the same with one of mine too. Because I think we all know, if you dig a little deeper or tell a bit more of a story, there’s much more to a photo than its first appearance.

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Ah, it’s this time of year again… when I pretend that I don’t need to buy into commercialism to prove my love but secretly hope I’ll be surprised with a wonderfully thoughtful and romantic gift. Last year I wrote about my Number #1 Relationship Tip (which is just as relevant now as a year ago) but this year I’ve got something a little more creative to share. If you know LPD in real life, you’ll know he’s not the most natural romantic, but I like to think I am so if you’re on the hunt for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, I’ve got a quick and easy idea for you.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Craft

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Today is our first wedding anniversary! What a day that was, and what a year it has been…

Our wedding day was magical, filled with love and laughter. It’s a day that overwhelmed us with how wonderful our friends and family were! Our wedding was very much a DIY affair, and we absolutely couldn’t have done it without our closest friends and family lending a hand and quite frankly – working their butts off to make sure everything went smoothly! That made it all the more special, and I’ll be forever grateful.

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Whether you buy into holiday commercialisation or not: Happy Valentine’s Day! You can’t avoid it, the day of all things love is upon us and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month (and more!), you  won’t have been able to escape the saccharine sweet advertising bombardments helpfully reminding you to buy your loved one(s) all you can afford and more to showcase your undying love.

LPD and I have always been a bit Valentine’s Day reserved – we’re definitely not Valentine’s Day adverse (we’ve both been known to buy each other soppy cards and usually can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen to have a nice meal together) but we don’t go all out. For us, it’s all about the little ways you show each other you care and it’s just a nice excuse to have a bit of a date night, isn’t it? Especially after the bleak financially dry month of January!

We all show love to each other differently and LPD and I are definitely opposites. There are classically five different ways of showing love:

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As much as we’re both looking forward to the arrival of Pickle, we’re definitely making a conscious effort to really maximise the ‘us’ time we have together beforehand and I really want to continue valuing precious Husband & Wife time when we can post-baby-arrival too! Having had so much wonderful time off together over Christmas, I’m slightly mourning the fact that we’ve both returned to work and no longer can spend all day together.

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