Make your own chocolate hearts

Looking for sweet (simple) valentines day treats to make? These chocolate hearts only took 15 minutes from start to finish!

valentine's day treatsAll you will need is a heart mold, melting chocolates, and some sprinkles.

simple valentine's day treatsMelt the chocolate and pour into your molds. Add a few sprinkles to the chocolate while it is still wet.

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90′s Rap Inspired Valentine’s Day Cards

Okay, who’s a fan of 90′s rap and hip hop? If you’re raising your hand right now, then these printable Valentine’s Day cards are for you. I’ve been teasing them on Instagram this weekend and am now so excited to let you print them out yourselves!

Put them on your desk next week, give them to a 90′s-lovin’ gal pal, or to your special Valentine.

90s rap inspired valentines cards - print for free

See one you’d like to give? Feel free to click the link below each picture and print your own. xoxo

ShoopValentintWho doesn’t love a good Salt-n-Peppa throwback? You make me wanna shoop…..

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Cheesy Spinach + Chicken Sliders

chicken sliders for a partyWhat is it about the Academy Awards that get me dreaming up delicious party food and festive drinks? I’ve circled February 22nd on my calendar (with a gold pen of course) and plan to serve these flavorful and Cheesy Spinach + Chicken Sliders.

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Tea Party Ideas + Scone Recipe

Tea Party Ideas from Thoughtfully SimpleAre you hooked on Downton Abbey like I am? I confess to catching on late and then bin-watching season after season (there could be worse things to binge on, right?). As the finale of season 5 is approaching (it’s Feb 22!) it’s time to start thinking about hosting a finale party. Because, why not? If you’re a fan of the show, it’s a must. If you’re not into the show, you can find any reason to gather the ladies in your life for a little tea … I’m sure of it.

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Entertaining Simplified :: Pizza and Beer

Entertaining Simplified :: Pizza and Beer

It’s no secret that I love to entertain … but that I also love to keep things simple. The most memorable part hosting friends or family is the company…not the two hours you spent in the kitchen (am I right?). One of my secrets to stress-free entertaining is to order in for part of the meal. Maybe it’s the main course, or perhaps a store bought dessert –pick one part of your meal and agree not to make it yourself.

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Sip It :: Rosemary Lemon Sparkler

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We spent the past weekend up in a cabin (in an effort to find some post-holiday downtime and just chill) which resulted in several amazing things: long hikes, snow sledding, making our own dreamcatchers (check them out on Instagram here!), and the development of a wonderful new cocktail.

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I was tempted to call it the “Cabin Cocktail” but that really only means something to me. It would make no sense to you. So, let’s call it what it is —a Rosemary Lemon Sparkler.

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