Friday, February 3, 2012

good enough to eat -- valentine's day treats.

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ATTAINABLE: Free People Mulholland Horseshoe Cuff
www.freepeople.com; $28
I'm always looking for simple, pretty jewelry to add to my arsenal. As far as I'm concerned, this thin gold cuff is the perfect piece. I love the pointed ends and pretty engravings and am convinced that it would be beautiful all on its own or as part of a stack of equally lovely baubles for everyday wear.

Oh, Valentine's Day. A holiday that is a favorite for some and loathed by others. Regardless of which camp I stand in (and, yes, it does change every year -- I'm just that fickle), there's one thing that I adore about the festivities each winter: the excuse to bake something gooey, chocolatey, and, when possible, covered in red and pink sprinkles. I've rounded up several of the treats that I'd love to make over the next week. Because, let's be honest, regardless of how they feel about Valentine's Day in general, everyone loves a little sugar.

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{these Pink Peanut Butter Hugs from Daily Nibbles are a little kitschy, but they're based on one of my favorites and are just so fun}

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{cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast treat, and these Heart Cinnamon Rolls from Cake and Allie would make for the cutest Valentine's breakfast}


{a grown-up version of heart-shaped snack cakes, these Fudgy Brownie Hearts with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream from A Farmgirl's Dabbles look so decadent and delicious}

Sweetheart cupcakes and strawberry milk. Cute
{these Sweet Heart Cupcakes with Strawberry Milk from Glorious Treats would undoubtedly make the perfect addition to a girly Valentine's celebration -- so cute}

Speaking of hearts, it would mean so much to me if you'd all stop by Refinery29's Next Big Style Blogger contest to vote for me! Just click the "Popular Contestants" tab, scroll down a bit to my photo, and click the heart on my photo to vote for me!

What will YOU be cooking up this Valentine's Day?
xo Josie
Thanks to Free People, Sarah at Daily Nibbles, Allie at Cake and Allie, Brenda at A Farmgirl's Dabbles, and Glory at Glorious Treats for the photos.

34 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Those cinnamon rolls are too cute!

C said...

HOw awful it is that we dont have cinammon rolls in Spain? Dont you feel any pity? Do I need to remind you the word TUPPERWARE once again?
LOL!
Have a lovely weekend sweetie!!!!!!!

Erika said...

The Sweetheart Cupcakes with Strawberry Milk are adorbs! :)

meg said...

You are so making me love this holiday with these treats! I want that bracelet too! Hope you have a good weekend. Actually, I like to get a box of chocolates..just for me..sometimes..and thinking Ryan Gosling..might have sent them..hahahaa...just kidding. I know my stories are hardly romantic, but even sometimes, I want my characters to have a sweet moment, too. But I'm not sure I let that happen this month. No, I'm kind of mixing it up.

Molliee said...

those treats look almost too cute to eat... almost! hehe

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love valentine's day! It's the girliest holiday of all. These sweet treats are perfect for celebrating!

Jenna Hughes said...

obsessed with the cuff!

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Cate said...

Oh, I'm going to have make those cinnamon rolls - how fun!
cate @ wildruffle.com

TheChambrayCountess said...

Cinnamon rolls!! So cute! And I love the other choices, too. That cuff/bangle is super cool, too!

Honey said...

I like that bracelet, really unique. I have to check out free people. never been. for valentine's, we don't really do much, i think it is so overrated, so maybe i'll bake something red/pink or make a nice dinner with candles. it's lowkey. :-)

Audrey Allure said...

Mmm yummy!

Taj Acosta said...

Those cinnamon rolls are so fab! I want to eat one right now!

Style, She Wrote said...

I LOVE cinnamon rolls, and that sweet heart shape makes me swoon for them even more! xo style, she wrote

Tala said...

omg i have to go and stuff my face full of delights now :)

Porsche said...

The Sweetheart cupcakes look delicious!!

Camille said...

these recipies look so delicious!

Sandra Leiva said...

Yummy food! <3

lapetiteblonde said...

umm..so delicious dear!
xoxo=)

Mary said...

That all puts me in the mood of love!) lovely photos!

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Lucie Srbová said...

Yummy:)

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Anna K.outure said...

Everything looks so cute and delicious!

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wishforjoy said...

What adorable treats! So inspirational, thanks for sharing :)

Lesley said...

I'll take those cinnamon buns any day! Mmm....

OneCraftyFox said...

I had no clue at first what that cuff actually was, lol. Luvin' the treats, they look good enough to take a bite out of.

thestarrpower said...

Everything looks so good! Especially love the Free People cuff, understated accessories go a long way


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Grace said...

i will be enjoying a single's girl vday but these would still be cute!

Nnenna said...

Oh, these delightful Valentine's Day treats are making me way too hungry- yum yum yum!

Shutterbug said...

the best part about valentine's day are all of the yummy heart-shaped treats! I'll be making cookies!

Grace said...

Those treats look great!

Love Grace.

Erin said...

Those sweet treats look awesome! Especially those peanut butter hugs! I need to try these!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

STYLE'N said...

Delicious! Ok heading to vote..didn't know you were in the running. Thanks for the heads up :)

STYLE'N said...

Yes..these look delicious! I think I am making some chocolate covered strawberries! And can you vote more than once on Refinery29? I already voted :) Good luck.

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Lindsay With An "A" said...

What an adorable post! I love how you do a post with several groupings of things.... very cool concept! :) I want to make a couple of these recipes you posted for V-day, but alas.... spring training starts soon, and we'll be just moving into a new (kind of bare) apartment. LOL Make some for me! xx

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