Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine's Day : Blasts From The Past

Yay! I have my laptop back and didn't lose anything and I'm so happy! Have some photo editing to do for some things I've worked on recently and have to re-install some stuff,  but in the meantime, thought I would take a trip down memory lane and re-up a few Valentine's Day home decor and card projects from past years.  Projects are linked in the titles. 

Home Decor

This is a really quick way to add some Valentine's decor that can actually stay up all year long and not look out of place. Neutral colors make it versatile. 

Valentine Canvas Bling Arrow

This is another thing that you can leave up all year long. 

DCWV Bling XO Letters

I actually did this in "traditional" Valentine's colors ( primarily since it was a stash bust from an extra charger I had from Christmas)

Love You and Me


Mizuhiki Cord Valentine's Cards:

Handmade cards using Mizuhiki Cord (found w/ Origami supplies)

DCWV Decor Noir Valentines

Metallic and Bright Valentine's Day Cards:

Valentine's Cards 2013

Grey and White Valentine

Hope you've found some inspiration!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Treats for My Sweets

I spent the afternoon today making some treats for my two favorite guys. No not you Johnny Depp. Mr. Chocolate and Chocolate Chip (aka, son).
We were at Costco yesterday and they had chocolate dipped strawberries for sale and Mr. Chocolate said “I bet you could make those” So it was kind of an Iron Chef throwdown. OK it’s not like it’s hard.
Dry…make sure you dry your berries
Melt…I used dark chocolate candy melts
Dip…Grab your berries by the hair ( or if they have them, stems) and dip
Drizzle…I drizzled w/ melted white chocolate
Claim it was REALLY REALLY hard!
For the cookies, I used my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe, then did the dip and drizzle steps from the berries.
Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 2 sticks butter ( not margarine), softened
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 3/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C Flour
  • Chocolate chips
Cream butter, add both sugars and cream well.
Add eggs, and mix thoroughly
Add salt, baking soda, vanilla, mix well.
Add flour mix well. I use an electric hand mixer up to this point
OK about the chocolate chips…
I don’t measure I just add some, mix with a spoon, decide not enough, add some more until I’m satisfied.
Chill dough for at least an hour. Form into balls , bake on ungreased cookie sheets ( or you can line w/ parchment paper) @ 375 for approx 10 min ( ovens and cookie sheets vary…I like mine just when they start to brown on top) .
Chase cookie dough stealers away with wooden spoon while threatening to never make cookies again.