Every speck of my heart….

I’ll admit I was never one for Valentine’s Day as a general rule. I don’t think it’s fair to men (it’s not) and it is a made up holiday. Guys usually are very happy to hear that you are not that into Valentine’s Day because it saves them money. I figured I would always be that way. Turns out I was wrong.

It’s not the MDP is into Valentine’s Day by any means. But he is quite a sap and is very much a romantic at heart just not the typical shower you with flowers kind of way. For starters he hugs like no other man I have ever known. It does not matter if I haven’t seen him for 8 hours or 8 minutes when he hugs me he hugs me as if I he hasn’t seen me for years. Like he was lost on a deserted island. The kind of hug that makes you feel loved, missed, safe, and desired. Same thing with how he tells me he loves me. Sure a random ‘love you too” comes out but 95% of the time when he tells me he loves me he says it with such meaning behind it.

And so I have become more of a sap. Not in the we should make a jar and tell each other how wonderful we are like some Pin on Pinterest I saw in my feed kind of sap. We don’t need things like that. We love and respect each other and when you do that you don’t need to be reminded why you love each other. Unless we start to lose our minds…then maybe we need one of those. :)

Life is complicated…today in fact my life was a complicated drinking game :P (not really I turned to ice cream…but still) but love at the root of all of it should not be complicated. Situations can be complicated but love itself is really not hard.

This cake looks a little complicated but it’s not too bad…just a few steps but the cake itself is a simple vanilla cake (with a strawberry milk glaze). I’ve said before that MDP is not big on chocolate flavored stuff and I will always choose vanilla over chocolate. But of course I made sure to use Plugra butter and a ton of vanilla beans. *Warning* Run and get your wastebasket to puke into. Because while this may be a simple cake it holds my heart and each vanilla bean dot I like to think represents every nice and loving thing that MDP has done for me.  So happy soon to be Valentine’s Day to all of you celebrating it…and if you’re not then Happy Arizona Statehood Day.


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  1. Oh I love this!!!! Beautiful….almost too nice to eat!!!! lol…..

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more!

    Also fabulous looking cake. While I enjoy and love chocolate like no other I love strawberry equally.

  3. Such a cute pound cake! I’ve never been very good at being a sap/romantic but I’m trying to get better at it because my bf is

  4. I love the cake and how happy you are. Never be afraid to share that.

  5. I can only dream about romance on February 14th. My youngest decided he would be born that day…..so it pretty much left “someone” completely off the hook after that. And 22 years later, nothing has changed. It doesn’t make me any less happy for YOU though!!! It gives me pause…..to think I may have some random shot in the future makes me feel a tad more hopeful than usual…..and, of course, there’s dessert!!!

  6. Aw, you made me want to go give someone a hug. Unfortunately, I’m very, very single, and my mom isn’t one for hugs. For pound cake on the other hand…I don’t know how you keep making more stuff that my family would love, but you do!

  7. Mmmm. This cake looks really nice. And I’ve been wondering what other recipes I can use with all my leftover strawberry milk mix. :P

    I’m so happy for you and MDP. You talk about him with such love, and that is beautiful. <3

  8. I am glad you found happiness.

  9. haha…I love the “feed your dog the scraps” First time I’ve read that in a recipe. This looks super yummy! Can’t wait to make it!

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