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Happy Valentine’s Day!


Did you know…


About 1 BILLION Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in the United States… but women purchase 85% of all cards (I guess that means we give lots of cards to friends, too!).


About 3% of pet owners give a Valentine’s Day gift to their dog or cat.  Henry gave Maggie and James lots of presents this morning when he tossed carrots and broccoli over the edge of the high chair.


73% of flowers bought on Valentine’s Day are purchased by men.  Most of the candy boxes are, too.


At least 10 new conversation heart phrases are introduced each year.  About 8 BILLION hearts are produced every year!


More Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers than to wives. 


I am lovin’ the Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise cereal.  So good. Almost as good as box of chocolates (but not quite).


Orange you glad to have an excuse to eat chocolate today?


Happy Valentine’s Day from the HTP Household!  May your day be filled with love, romantic or otherwise.  <3




  • Amy Q February 14, 2013, 9:35 am

    Boy, your kiddo is cute. And looks like he’s full of it 🙂 Good thing you’re an active mama to chase this guy around!

  • Presley @ Run Pretty February 14, 2013, 9:39 am

    I definitely get the best cards from my students! I’m on break now eating my candy and reading them. haha pretty good life!

  • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas February 14, 2013, 9:46 am

    I love cards. I ended up buying 3 for my boyfriend this year haha. I always get him a funny and a serious one. But I saw another adorable one and snagged that too. I can’t resist!

  • Emily February 14, 2013, 9:54 am

    Henry is so cute! We gave our puppy a toy last year and bought him heart shaped biscuits this year…. I guess we’re part of the 3% (or just crazy!) 🙂

  • Laura @ RunningJunkie123 February 14, 2013, 10:10 am

    Happy Valentines Day to you and your family!

    I know they are disgusting to most, but I LOVE conversation hearts. I didn’t know they had new phrases though! Guess I rarely slow down and actually read them.

    I think Valentines Day is really fun for the kids! I used to love it in elementary school! Handing out cards, getting them (and a ton of sugary treats!) you just felt so loved:-) I can’t wait for my daughter to get home from school and tell me about her day.

  • Reenie February 14, 2013, 10:23 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day. Cute pic of Henry…. he def keeps you guys hopping ~ (him climbing)!!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 14, 2013, 10:30 am

    I can’t believe 8 billion candy hearts are made. They are sooooo gross lol

  • Haley @ fullnfit February 14, 2013, 10:40 am

    10 new phrases every year? jeez louise! i wonder what phrases they have now… I remember seeing “page me” & “tweet me”… personally, a “be mine” is my fave <3 happy valentine's day!

  • lisa fine @ vermont vittles February 14, 2013, 10:43 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you and the fam have fun things planned. I’ve got some beets boiling away to make some chocolate beet muffins.

    And totally off-topic question…but any chance you’ll be getting to the next Healthy Living Summit?

    • Caitlin February 14, 2013, 11:12 am

      No unfortunately I won’t be able to make it. Are you going?

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 14, 2013, 10:48 am

    Happy Vday to you and yours! We’ll be celebrating with a homecooked treat and snuggling on the couch 😀

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 14, 2013, 10:48 am

    Awww he is adorable!! This year you have two valentine’s! Right now my husband and I only purchased cards for each other – we are on vacation for the first time in FOREVER so we are much more into spending time together than spending the money on other things. Though we will be partaking in a nice dinner later 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your beautiful family!

  • Giselle February 14, 2013, 10:53 am

    What on earth is Henry standing on?!

  • Lauren February 14, 2013, 11:00 am

    I can totally see how the first statistic would pan true. Oh women and their mushy Hallmark cards. I’m totally guilty of contributing to that 85% though. 🙂

    Happy V-Day to you too Caitlin!

  • Carolina John February 14, 2013, 12:14 pm

    happy v-day Caitlin!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 14, 2013, 1:15 pm

    Love all these facts! Haha and I bought about 10 cards to send out to friends!

  • Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer February 14, 2013, 2:27 pm

    haha- I love the “What? I’m not supposed to climb up here” face!

  • Carly @ LifeInTraining February 14, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Your little Valentine is adorable.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 14, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Happy Valentine’s day! Your little Valentine is getting so big!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 15, 2013, 12:05 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

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