the gift of love (and blogging?)

It's Valentine's Day! In high school and college, I tried to pretend that I didn't love Valentine's Day because I didn't think I was supposed to...but I do love Valentine's Day. For some reason, my family has always done something special for the day and that has stuck with me over the years. My mom would always buy my brother and I a box of candy and a little stuffed animal. Since moving out and eventually being in my own apartment, my mom still goes out of her way to get me a little something for Valentine's Day. Last year she surprised me with sour candies, which was awesome because I prefer them over chocolate. Well, yesterday, I got home really late and totally forgot that she had a key to my place and then, there, on the kitchen table, was the sweetest, most tear-gushing card, a new little friend, and a yummy yummy red velvet cake.

So, in case I haven't convinced you yet that Dago is the greatest boyfriend in the history of the universe, let me tell you a little story.

Dago: I know what I'm getting you for Valentine's Day, but I need to extract some information from you to make it happen.
Nicole: Well, my shoe size is 7 and my dress/pants size is different at every--
Dago: I know your sizes already. This information is something you'd have to give me, but I want to get it without you know what it is.
Nicole: Is there an hint you can give me so that I wouldn't know but could give you the necessary information?
Dago: No. I want to buy your blog domain for you but I don't know how to do it. Leave your computer open around Valentine's Day and I'll figure it out.
Nicole: *Squeeeeeeeeee*

So yeah. Dago bought my domain for me for Valentine's Day. Ain't he the sweetest?

He also sent me this Valentine's card this morning:

Tonight we're going to Chedd's, a grilled cheese shop in Austin, to share soup and gorge ourselves on grilled cheese. I'll show you all his gifts tomorrow (and my outfit!).

How are you spending your Valentine's Day?


  1. How fantastic!!! Such a sweetie! My mom sends me little gifts too! This year it was a zebra purse shaped coin purse with razor coupons and a $20 check! So cute.

  2. This is adorable! Mom's are always the best at Valentine's when you're growing up!

  3. You are one lucky girl. My mom still mails me cards and candy too and I love it. I am quite jealous that you have a grilled cheese bar in your area, because that sounds awesome!

  4. 1-Your mom is the cutest! My mom usually sends a little something too.. but we're always late in my family. I'll be looking for a package next monday haha
    2-How sweet is Dago? That was a great idea. I'm also a little jealous that you have GRILLED CHEESE PLACE near you. Enjoy that!
    Happy Valentine's day girl!

  5. Awe! I love this post - my mom does the same thing! And only a blogger would understand that moment of joy when your boyfriend buys your domain name haha! I'm not a fan of Valentine's though because I don't like the pressure it puts on people or the "single's awareness day" crap that comes with it. I just know that my man treats me better than Valentine's Day expectations everyday and that's all I could ever want.

    Have a great day!

  6. Awww, Dago, you're so sweet! :D
    So adorable. I will be spending my lovely valentine's day evening studying, without Curtis. Sad. But, such is life. Hope y'all have a fantastically fun night tonight! :)


  7. Aw, so sweet! I love seein' a blogger with a supportive boyfriend! Congrats on the domain name, girly! <3

  8. Wow, this all made me tear up! WAy to go Dago!


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