Valentine Breakfast (Day 11)

February 12, 2013

It was our 2nd annual family Valentine breakfast – a tradition we started last year dedicated to love of our children. Picnic food, expressions of love for each child (more on that in tomorrow’s post), and taking our sweet time enjoying each others company.

Beck and I had a little strawberry game going on (dangling it over his face and poppin’ it on his nose… belly laughed for a whole 5 minutes! heaven).

Gage ate half of the “blee-blee bread” himself and took on a new fascination with the peppermill – trying to convince us everything (including toys) needed more pepper! ha!

And how about LuLu, constantly eyeing the soufflé like it was her last meal?! Her adorable eyes and content way of waiting patiently had me sharing mine with her!

Picnicking in a playroom with the ones I love most, couldn’t make a Mama more happy.

 Lounge pillows – c/o Polka dot Pears (use code: “LOVEIT” for 14% off)

Sandwich Boards + Serving Tray + Menu – c/o Peg & Awl

Kissing Quilt – c/o Antique Quilt Revival

Blueberry Biscuits – here, Souffle – recipe coming soon.


  • Reply Leigh February 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Do you have that blueberry biscuit recipe posted anywhere?! It looks oh-so-delicious!

    • Reply missy February 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      see link at the bottom of the post 🙂

  • Reply Heather February 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Inspiring for our own Valentine’s Day breakfast! Love you grey t-shirt, where did you get it?

    • Reply missy February 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      It’s Zara (not sold online but bought this past fall). You could always call a store near you and see if they can ship it to you, if they still have it. (Tete a tete t-shirt)

  • Reply Kim February 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    So cute! Your family is adorable

  • Reply Amy February 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Love your outfit so simple and so cute can you please post who makes your jeans? cardi? and tee? Thanks a million love reading your blog 🙂

    • Reply missy February 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Jeans are ASOS (sold out), Cardi is HM (last year) and Tee is Zara (tete a tete – sold in stores). Thanks for your support, Amy!

  • Reply Katie O'Keefe February 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I love this! So sweet, and those biscuits looks amazing! Happy Valentines!

  • Reply Brandy February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Love Love Love the colors! Your boys are adorabel. Did you seriously just have a baby? You do not look like it! Do you have a post where you share the fitness/diet tips! Love your blog!

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Brandy! I did a post just recently on what I do as far as fitness goes… type in “work it” in the search bar 🙂

  • Reply Brandy February 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    sorry boys and girl! So used to typing boys since I have two

  • Reply Sara February 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Hello, love your blog! what are your favorite lip colors?

    thank you

    • Reply Sara February 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Brand and name please. You have the best style!! I just ordered the eyeshadows you recommended 🙂

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I love…
      mac “pink nouveau” and “myth”, sonja kashjuk “plum wine”, and cover girl “507”

  • Reply Alissa February 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    What a special tradition! I can’t wait to have kids and start my own. Do you have specific things you always make?

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      We were going to make last year’s brioche french toast a staple… but ended up switching it up last minute!

  • Reply MANDA February 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Ok, so as if I already didn’t, I officially have hair envy. Good hair days are obviously effortless for you… As well as style. I always love your clothes.

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      you’re the sweetest! thank you!

  • Reply Bri February 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    looks delicious and super fun! great tradition!

  • Reply jaclyn @ February 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I love this tradition!! Your family is adorable 🙂

  • Reply Amie February 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    So sweet! What a wonderful idea!

  • Reply Kim February 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Missy Where is the shirt Gage is wearing from? I have a little boy and love the henley but they are hard to find! Thanks

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      I bought it through Rue La La. I’ll have to double check on the actual brand. Zara has some adorable henley’s for boys right now.

  • Reply KatieRose February 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    What a wonderful tradition to have with your family. You boys are so adorable! I LOVE the pillows, thanks for the website 🙂

  • Reply Jackie February 13, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Looks great!!

  • Reply Ashley February 13, 2013 at 12:53 am

    My little boys love doing something different or special for mealtime. Great idea! Beautiful family!

  • Reply Vanessa February 13, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Love the pillows! Do you know what fabric/color your R+M pillow is made out of? Thanks!!

  • Reply Hannah February 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    This is a great idea. How sweet!

  • Reply April February 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Hi missy! I recently discovered your blog and I have to say, I am obsessed! I really do appreciate all the high quality photos. Is that just you and your husband capturing all those precious moments?! Looks so professional.
    Random question: where did you get those strawberries with the stem?? I’m in California.

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Yes, it’s my Husband and I who do the photography… we’ve learned/stumbled through it together. The strawberries are long stemmed from Whole Foods.

  • Reply Heather ODell February 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I am so doing this when my husband gets back. Who sends their employees to a training seminar on Valentine’s Day? I already pinned the blueberry biscuits when you first posted it, just haven’t made them yet.

  • Reply Julie February 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Missy,
    I love all of your ideas, especially this Valentines breakfast! The biscuits looks so yummy. Do you ever make them the night before, or always in the morning?
    Thank you!

    • Reply missy February 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      I always bake them fresh. We had 2 leftover for breakfast the next morning and they were still yummy!

  • Reply elizabeth February 14, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Who takes your photos? If you, then what lens do you use?

  • Reply Brandi February 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This is such a sweet tradition friend. I love it. It would be too hard for me to pull this off on vday unless it was the weekend, but maybe I could use it for another holiday. Like a random Monday off of school. 🙂 cute! And i love the picnic boards! What a find!

  • Reply Brandi February 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ps- I found one of the porcelain strawberry baskets at Homegoods over Christmas. LOVE!!!

  • Reply Rachel O. February 19, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I love the natural lighting pics you do! Baby blue eyes, gorgeous! What camera do you use currently? Thanks for sharing your family adventures and tips! I love your blog! You’re such a creative cookie!

  • Reply Jillian March 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

    This is such an odd question, but where did you get your glassware? Love the design.

  • Reply kylie March 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    i don’t mean all my comments to sound like this… but i feel completely mind blown that you manage to A) be amazing B) look amazing C) do amazing things and D) keep up with being so amazing

    like… HOW? hehehe.

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