Good morning! How are you? To my friends in the North, did you survive the storm? I hope that you did not have too much trouble traveling and clearing out all of the snow. Hopefully the storm is finished and you can relax and enjoy the weekend.
Tuesday is Valentine’s Day so there is still time to make a tasty treat, card or gift and if you do not feel like making something there are some cute gifts out there. Just remember that Valentine’s Day is one day a year, love and friendship are something to celebrate everyday and should not measured in how much you spend.
|Blender Mousse from The Foodess|
Doesn’t this Chocolate mousse look fabulous? The Foodess made it this week and believe it or not it is made in a blender! I cannot wait to try it.
I made this Chocolate Cake with Fudge Filling and Chocolate Frosting and it is over-the-top fabulous. If you want to make a special dessert for your love than try this.
|Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from My 25 Favorite Chocolate Desserts|
If you would like a few other chocolate baking ideas, check out my 25 Favorite Chocolate Desserts.
If your Valentine does not like chocolate(shocking I know)these White Cupcake with Whipped Buttercream Fosting are delicious too.
|Image from Oh Happy Day via Design Addict Mom|
Do you decorate on or for Valentine’s Day? If you would like a few ideas on how to decorate with balloons check out this post by Design Addict Mom.
Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day finds from Williams-Sonoma.
|Valentine’s Day Ceramic Measuring Spoons, Set of 4 by Williams-Sonoma|
Nordic Ware Scallop Heart Bundt® Cake Pan by Nordicware
You could make a cake professing your love and measuring each ingredient with these adorable spoons.
Williams Sonoma Valentine’s Day Hearts & Letter Iced Cookies by Williams-Sonoma
Or if you don’t feel like baking you could buy these cookies.
|Valentine’s Day Plates, Set of 4 by Williams-Sonoma|
Then serve your tasty treats on these fun heart plates and perhaps have a cup of coffee or tea to go along with.
If you need a little Valentine tag or two for your gifts check out these tartan tags from Nora Murphy Country House.
|Image from My French Country Home via You May be Wandering|
If anyone is in the market for an apartment in Paris or a fabulous French country house check out this post from Sandy at You May Be Wandering featuring two great places for the city or country lover.
Someday I would like to downsize and I think this little house I found on Connecticut Cottage and Gardens is perfect.
Speaking of cool houses, check out this house in Colorado that Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence featured this week. It is very cool!
What do you have planned for the weekend? Whatever it is I hope that you enjoy it. As always if you discovered a great recipe, book, pod-cast, article, movie or whatever this week please share with us.
Have a great weekend.
Leslie Harris says
I agree with you Elizabeth that cottage is so charming, I clicked on the link and was surprised that it was 2000 sq feet, a lot bigger than I thought. I also loved Sherri's latest design project she's an amazing talent. Have a wonderful weekend dear!
There are two schools of mousse: one is egg whites (raw) and the other is whipped cream. I find them both good. The secret, though, for either one is to let the mousse rest for several hours–overnight is best–which makes it even airier. In the fridge!
Preppy Empty Nester says
Love that Conn. cottage! Have a great weekend!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Good morning, Elizabeth dear! Thanks SO much for the mention this morning. I love all your choices for Valentine's Day goodies. And, I would LOVE it if you bought the little Connecticut cottage so we could hang out together! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
William Kendall says
Some delicious treats here!
Sunday Taylor says
Love these ideas! Especially cooking or baking for your valentine! xx Sunday