Valentine’s Day Fiesta

I’m actually not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I feel it’s very commercialized. We weren’t really planning on doing anything but when my mom offered to babysit, we took advantage of it.

Tony took me out for sushi and he did buy me a gift. He bought me a very simple pair of diamond stud earrings. I really wanted a pair when we first got together, but then Ava came along and my priorities changed. It was very sweet that he remembered what I wanted. They are not flashy, which is perfect. Flashy is not me.

He then surprised me with a trip to Goodwill. Any time I get to go there without a toddler is awesome. Ava is my little BFF, but she’s a horrible Goodwill companion. Hopefully that will change one day.

I found some random things and then I spotted this!


Gorgeous turquoise Fiestaware! I’m obsessed if you can’t tell. I have a few pieces and it’s always awesome to find pieces at thrift stores.

It wasn’t this beautiful when I found it. It had a really horrible 1980s mauve floral arrangement coming out the top. I took it out as soon as I got home and forgot to take a picture. It was bad.

I now have this beautiful teapot to add to my collection. It is missing its lid. Hopefully I’ll find one on eBay.

Best Valentine’s Day EVER!


What An Eventful Day!

The Scacchi family had a very exciting Saturday today.  We headed out this morning to visit the farmers market on the square in Ocala.  We met up with my dad and step-mom there.  This was the first time we have been to this farmers market, but we have heard nothing but wonderful things about it.  Ava was in high spirits and even wore her sunglasses.  We walked around for a while and enjoyed the market.  We came home with a few neat things.Ava

We found a vendor selling homemade artisan breads.  We bought a large round tomato basil loaf.  If it tastes half as good as it smelled, it’s going to be amazing.  We also bought some homemade goat’s milk feta cheese made right in Oklawaha.  Tony tasted a bit of it while we were still at the market and oh man, was it good!  We had some homemade beef jerky after picking up two large eggplants and some red potatoes.  We found a lady selling headbands, of which I am a sucker for.  Ava needed them.  We bought two.Farmers Market

After the farmers market we headed out to Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages to meet up with our friend James for lunch at our favorite Japanese steakhouse.  I thoroughly enjoyed the spicy tuna roll, as it was the first one that I’ve eaten since Ava was born.  Yummmmyyyy!  Here is Ava rocking one of her new headbands at the Japanese steakhouse.Ava

After lunch we walked around to see if we could find Tony some winter clothing to take to Alaska.  Note: clothing suitable for Alaska is VERY hard to find in Florida.  Just saying.  We did find a very cute children’s store that we’ve never been in.  Ava and I scoped it out while daddy was in the restroom.  We didn’t buy anything.  We just dreamed of winning the lotto so we could come back and justify spending $45 on a dress for her.  Ava and I sat on a bench just outside to wait for Tony.  He came around the corner holding a bag.  Needless to say, he wasn’t in the bathroom.  He surprised me with this.Pandora

The letter “A” charm for my Pandora bracelet as an early Valentine’s Day present for mommy!  I have such a thoughtful hubby.  I love him!

Since we had no luck in The Villages finding outerwear, we decided to head up to Gander Mountain in Ocala.  So back to Ocala we went.  FINALLY, we found some outerwear worthy of Alaska.  We got him this nice Columbia jacket, a pair of Columbia snow boots, and some thick socks.

I know what you’re thinking.  Really?  Snow boots?  You live in FLORIDA!  I know, I know.  They were on sale and I figure that he will wear them so little that they should last him for say… the rest of his life.  So that $80 investment didn’t hurt so bad.  Plus, we are planning on going to Alaska as a family next April, so he will get to use them again then.

When we got back home, Tony started cooking a delicious dinner (more on that in a bit).  Just before we ate, our good friends Brett and Sarah and their son Graham stopped by to say hello.

I will have to say, this has been one of the most eventful Saturdays in the history of the Scacchi family.  I will be the first to admit that we can be fairly boring.  So what did you do this weekend?