“Monkeys all over the world, join hands, start a love chain, a love chain…” This is what I kept singing to myself over and over while making this post. Catchy tune, right? Anyways, I decided to add some friendly monkeys into my Valentine’s Day decor this year. Monkeys are one of Todd’s favorite mammals (I even took him to meet some personally for his 30th birthday last year) and I thought they would make a perfect garland if I could have them link arms like the old “Barrel of Monkeys” toys that we used to play with when we were kids. Once I made a template, I used two different colors of pink cardstock to make the monkey bodies and I cut out their faces and hearts from the contrasting pink color. A little rubber cement and a few marker doodles later and, BAM- you got a chain of pink monkeys, ready to be linked arm in arm.
I don’t know about you, but my brain has been zeroed in on one rather obvious color this week- PINK! I keep the “THINK PINK” song from Funny Face running through my head, like a marathon runner blasting their motivational hard rock tunes (which would be AC/DC I assume, what else?) to keep their legs pumping to the finish line. Here are a few of my pink loves that have been floating around my online haunts this week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Hooray for Valentine’s Day! With the big pink and red spectacle only one week away, I thought I would come up with a drink that Todd would love as a special treat. Now, two things that Todd loves are soda + strawberries, so I decided to combine the two using the heart shaped ice cube trays that are everywhere this time of year. I threw some fresh strawberries into my food processor and added a sprinkle of sugar over the top before pureeing it into liquid form. Once pureed, I poured the mixture into the heart ice cube trays and put the tray into the freezer to set. I put 4-5 frozen strawberry hearts in a glass and filled the rest of the glass with Sprite. I love the look of the frozen strawberries floating in the glass, but even better is the sweet strawberry taste that mixes into the drink as the strawberry hearts melt.