Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you all have a day that is filled with squishy sugar treats, an abundance of kisses and that you all get suffocated (in a good way) by warm hugs.

Now that that (slightly disturbing) wish has been thrown at you, let’s talk about the Big Day.

If you follow me on Facebook then you may have seen the photo that I posted of the little Valentine’s Day table setting that I left for my three Valentine’s this morning (Chef Kev, Chace and Belle).

But what you couldn’t see is that inside that ‘xoxoxox’ bag, there was a special mug that Chace made for his daddy…

That’s right. He made it himself ;).

Let me explain. It all started with this really cool ‘design your own mug’ kit that I stumbled across at Starbucks last week.

As you can see, the mug is a graphic black and white, and the style of the mug is big, straight, chunky and masculine. Hello perfect gift for Daddy!

The pen came with both a white and black tip, so you can doodle and draw to your hearts content (pun intended) on both the black and white surfaces.

Once your design is finished, you ‘bake’ the mug in the oven for 20 minutes (I think it was at 325° but don’t quote me on that). This sets the ink in place and the design is on the mug forever :).

So, earlier this week Chace got busy designing his mug before bedtime. He took it very seriously.

How awesome is it that he decorated the handle!? “Look mommy, I’m doing a pattern”. That’s my boy 😉

Chace went off to bed at this point, and I took care of baking the mug and setting the ink. Once out and cooled, we had this.

One side of the mug has his name on top, and a bike below.

The flip side boasts a heart (middle) and a flower.

And of course, the pattern detail. Love this.

I think we are going to have one happy daddy this morning… and one proud Chace.

Have a great Valentine’s Day everyone! xoxoxo.