All Things Valentine’s Day

Here's a roundup of all the best food, crafts, and books for you to enjoy with your significant other this Valentine's Day!  Featured Ooey Gooey Cinnamon BunsFun to make together and even more so to eat!RecipeDIY Book Page Heart GarlandA cute, easy family craft to decorate your house for Valentine's Day!Get CraftingChocolate Lava Cakes for TwoTwo single serving cakes filled with chocolatey goodness, perfect for the day of love!RecipeBook Page Paper RosesMake your loved one a beautiful bouquet that will never die!Start CraftingBlueberry Galette For TwoThe perfect size for a couple, this easy blueberry galette is the perfect satisfying dessert.…

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Book Page Heart Garland — Book Paper Chain

This book page garland is the perfect easy craft to spice up your home for Valentine's Day. It's great to do with kids too! Made with twine and book pages, this heart garland has some rustic flare to it. Let's get crafting! Craft along to my Youtube video linked below. And don't forget to print out the heart template to trace your hearts! Book Page Heart Garland: Supplies There's only a few supplies you need for this craft: Old Book Pages Twine or String Heart Template on Cardstock (PDF Link below) Scissors Hole Punch If you don't have twine or…

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Best Contemporary Romances

I am a sucker for these modern rom com novels. Contemporary romance is the genre I go to when I want something easy, fun and heartwarming to read.  This list ranges from gentle heart warming reads to steamy romances, so take your pic and happy reading! Previous Next Best Contemporary Romance The Wedding Party, by Jasmine Guillory  4/5 Find on Goodreads Jasmine Guillory is your go to girl for contemporary multi-racial romances! This book is the most recent I've read from her. Like a lot of novels in this genre, her characters in every novel are all part of…

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How to Make Book Page Paper Roses

Book Page Paper Roses are so fun and so easy to  make! They also make for great home decor that will never die from lack of watering (guilty!). And to top it all off, they are gorgeous! Once you know the basic steps, you can use any sort of paper you want. You don't have to stick to just book pages. You could try music sheets, maps, scrapbook paper, etc. The options are endless! Check out my step by step instructions here with pictures and I have a Youtube video embedded below for all you visual learners out there like…

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Rustic Blueberry Galette For Two

This rustic blueberry galette is a simple yet delicious dessert, perfect for the summer with it's vibrant fruity taste. I've had the idea for a while and never actually made a galette before so it was fun to try something new. I made a mini one too, so this is a great little summer dessert for two. I add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest to really bring out the blueberry flavor and it works beautifully. What's a Galette? A galette is basically a pie without the pie dish. You use a shortcrust pastry like you would for…

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Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

If you couldn't tell by now I love chocolate. So when I came across Smitten Kitchen's Chocolate Lava Cake recipe meant for two, I jumped on it. These lava cakes have an intense chocolate flavor and a lovely gooey center. This recipe is my stand-by for a yummy, elegant looking dessert that's quick to whip up. It's so easy, my husband even helps me make it sometimes (he loves eating a lot more than cooking).  Lava Cakes: Make the Batter The batter is only six ingredients! And the best part is you should already have everything in your pantry. It's…

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Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns

My brother and I have always had a weakness for cinnamon buns, especially the ooey gooey kind. My mom would buy the Pillsbury cinnamon buns in a can on weekends or special occasions and we would have them for breakfast. We would fight over who would get the last one, they were so good!  As we grew up, my mom realized my brother and I had food allergies so we had to find dairy free alternatives for everything we loved. We ate a ton of Immaculate Baking Cinnamon Buns after that which are dairy and soy free. It's a great…

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