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Easy Brushstroke Sugar Cookies
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We simply love an elegant Valentine’s Day DIY! And to be honest, a delicious bottle of wine is just as good! So we put them together and made charming DIY Valentine’s Day embroidery wine bags with embroidered hearts and a Valen-Wine’s Day printable tag! It’s the perfect way to dress up a bottle of rosé and makes […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Embroidery Wine Bags
Charming Friday Links

Valentine’s weekend is here and love is in the air! Although we’re not into typical Valentine’s Day decor and overly-priced restaurant menus, we do like the simple touches that make it special. I plan on whipping up a cute Valentine’s Day breakfast for Romeo, these cookies for Zan and giving Romeo a giant “love is […]

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Charming Friday Links: Love is in the Air!
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Did you know there are pink air plants?! When I found out, I had to make something with them and of course, Valentine’s Day was on my mind! With love in the “air,” we figured it would be so charming to make Valentine’s Day terrariums using pink and gold sand and air plants! As you […]

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Valentine’s Day Terrariums
Eats & Drinks

If you’re hosting a “galentine’s” or cooking something special for a loved one for Valentine’s Day, start it off right with these chic and gourmet Champagne and Chambord Jigglers! These are not your college party Jell-o shots. We’re proving that gelatin shots can be luxury! Probably the most classy Jell-o shot we’ve ever tasted! You have […]

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Champagne + Chambord Jigglers
Holidays

Even Cupid would be into this delicious red velvet smoothie recipe! We teamed up with General Mills’ blog, Tablespoon to create this yummy recipe and video!! The smoothie tastes so much like red velvet, but a healthier version than indulging into a slice of cake early on the morning, ha! AND it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day […]

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Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe
Eats & Drinks

Edible flowers are one of my favorite ways to instantly add a feminine, natural and beautiful touch to food, cocktails and even ice cubes! So for this Berrylicious Floral Cocktail, we created a delicious cocktail that’s not just refreshing, but absolutely stunning too! It’s made with strawberries, muddled edible flowers, lemonade and some elderflower cordial. […]

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Berrylicious Floral Cocktail
Entertaining

Single or not, inviting a few girlfriends over for a Vday “Galentine’s” party is always a good idea! We don’t really need an excuse to get together, but holidays provide an instant party theme and fun excuse to celebrate friendship! I asked a few girlfriends to come over for an afternoon of sweets, modern art […]

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Valentine’s Day Girlfriend Get-together
Eats & Drinks

I’m sure many of you have tasted Entenmann’s chocolate donuts. They sell them at most grocery stores and they have that harder, kind of waxy coating… I absolutely love them, haha! I wanted to do my own version, a little more gourmet, but with the same caky donut texture and dipped in chocolate. I used cake […]

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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Homemade Magic Shell Coating
DIY

This Valentine’s Day give the gift of smooth, kissable lips with this easy recipe for lavender lip balm. And we created a charming printable to go along with it!! Details below. Supplies: 1.5″ round hole puncher, sticker paper, round lip balm tins, shea butter, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, beeswax, dried lavender. DIY Lavender Lip […]

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DIY Lavender Lip Balm and Printable
DIY

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make something special for Valentine’s Day. These charming printables are all unique and free! They stand out from the cheesy store bought ones! We gathered a few of our favorites from around the web. Enjoy! I’m Donuts Over You from Sugar and Charm Printable Coffee […]

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Charming Valentine’s Day Printables
Eats & Drinks

This grapefruit strawberry collins cocktail is just divine. It has a very flavorful and present grapefruit taste, one that you can’t just get with using juice! The strawberries add a little extra touch of berry sweetness. The best part about this grapefruit cocktail is that every part of the grapefruit was used… literally! The vodka was first […]

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Grapefruit Strawberry Collins
Holidays

One year for Valentine’s Day Zan surprised me with a romantic dinner on the beach. He packed a blanket, some candles and stopped by our favorite cafe for take-out. Another year, we took a short day trip to wine country and had a picnic, next to a lavender farm. There were no presents exchanged, just […]

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7 Budget-Friendly Romantic Valentine’s Day Dates
Holidays

I’m a huge fan of Cook’s Illustrated, so when they came out with their Comfort Food issue, I swooped it up in the grocery store, browsed each page and left with a cart full of food! Probably a bad idea, haha!  Not surprisingly, the dessert that stood out to me the most was the red velvet […]

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Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Holidays

I’m excited to have Cyd, the founder and editor of The Sweetest Occasion, sharing her Valentine’s Day Entertaining Style with us! I’m sure most of you have read Cyd’s blog, but if you haven’t it’s an excellent resource for all things party. It features delicious recipes and loads of inspiration! I’ve enjoyed it for many […]

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Entertaining Style: Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion
DIY

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, it’s time to start thinking of special things to do for your loved ones. If you need a charming idea we’re sharing six funny and sweet Valentine’s Day printable vouchers to give to your Valentine. Zan and I don’t give gifts for Vday anymore, instead we think […]

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Valentine’s Day Printable Vouchers
Eats & Drinks

Last week we shared a recipe for the most delicious raspberry shortbread cookies with raspberry salt on The Glitter Guide! They were a huge hit in my house and I think a perfect sandwich cookie to give to your co-workers, friends or loved ones for Valentine’s Day! Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Salt 3 sticks […]

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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Salt
Holidays

I’m going donuts over these Valentine’s Day printables! We thought it would be different to pass out colorful and delicious donuts in a box (wink, wink) for Valentine’s this year instead of cookies or candy. And we’ve got the sweetest I’m Donuts Over You Valentine’s Day printable tags to go with them! There are a […]

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I’m Donuts Over You – Valentine’s Day Printable!
Eats & Drinks

Every day and every breath is a gift, so why not celebrate and eat fudge?! And with this fudge recipe, making it has never been so easy. There are only 5 ingredients in this raspberry marble fudge… well, not including water. That doesn’t count right? And it only takes about 10 minutes to make. The […]

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5 Ingredient Raspberry Marble Fudge Recipe
Holidays

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day all week in the Passante house. Everyday I have a little homemade surprise for Zan. I like celebrating Valentine’s Day, but not in the way of buying lavish gifts… I mean seriously did we not all just spend a giant sum of money during Christmas, what more could we need?! So […]

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Blast from the Past Down the Balloon Path (say that 10 times fast!)
Eats & Drinks

It’s called the Forgotten Cookie, but I’ve renamed it the “un” forgotten cookie in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s a sweet treat to whip up to let someone know they’re not forgotten 🙂 Have you ever tried one of these delicious, light and airy cookies? They’re similar to a meringue cookie, but a little chewier […]

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The “Un” Forgotten Cookies and Valentine’s Day Treat!

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