Friday, February 5, 2010

Food Friday! Treats for My Sweet!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I've been trying to decide if we should go out to dinner, or stay in. If we go out- I want Italian, but if we stay in I was thinking crab legs! We'll probably spend the same amount either way- so we'll see. I think the real determining factor is finding an outfit to wear to dinner. I'm guessing I shouldn't show up in my yoga pants and husband's sweatshirt???
Anyway, you should know by now that I have a love of sweets- or maybe an addiction. That is the first thing that pops into my head during any holiday... what kind of dessert will we have?? Options are endless, but here are a few that I am contemplating. I've included two red velvet cupcake recipes. One is without frosting, and the other is with. If you are like me I take my cupcakes with extra frosting, then I separate the top portion from the bottom, eat the bottom first and then stuff my mouth with all that frosting! Gross I know!

Red Velvet Cupcakes (image BHG)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake (image BHG)
Raspberry Nut Sundae (image via BHG)

Fudge Brownie Tartlets (image via BHG)

Orange Kissed Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce (image via Woman's Day)
Strawberry Valentine's Cake (image via Woman's Day)

Valentine's Lollipops (image via Woman's Day)

Cupid Cake (image via Woman's Day)

Red Velvet Cupcakes (with frosting!) (image via Woman's Day)
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chalk It Up To An Addiction!

I know I've posted before on chalkboard paint, but when I found these images I knew I had to post again. I love how easily you can transform a door, wall, piece of furniture, etc. with a single coat of this stuff. Last year I painted the entire top portion of my outdoor dining table with chalkboard paint and I love it! Now I am contemplating painting a wall in my kitchen. I've just got to convince my husband!

I love this pantry door, plus I love the organization and the white pitchers
Love these tags
Love the look of this chalkboard paint headboard

Love this image
How awesome would that wall be for your kids to be creative?
What about painting all of your kitchen cupboards?
Have a great day!