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Valentine’s Day Baking Tools

Alright, you have your Pinterest recipes – check! You have the plans to transform your living/dining room into an explosion of hearts, love, reds, pinks and whites – check! You have all the ingredients in the recipes – check! Now, do you have all the nifty tools that make your cakes and cupcakes in shapes of hearts? If you don’t have these, don’t worry! I have some ideas in this post that will help out in that arena. Plus, some love inspired tools to get you in the right mood to bake for your sweetheart.

Valentine Stamp Cookie Cutter Set

Spell out your sweetest sentiments with home-baked valentine cookies. This vintage-inspired cookie cutter has interchangeable heart-shaped plates for three different designs. Create a plain heart with a scalloped border, or hearts imprinted with “XOXO” or “Be Mine.”

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Valentines: Sweet Yummy Candy

This Valentine’s Day show your love with some sweets. I tend to overeat during special occasions: birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, you name it. There’s nothing I can do about it. I LOVE chocolates. If you ever have to win me over, just show up with chocolate and I will melt at your feet. Other top munchies I love: macarons and creme brûlée. That’s why I work out like a maniac on the days between special occasions. So that I don’t have to worry about it. If your sweetheart loves the yum yums, like I do, you should keep reading.

Conversation Mini Heart Cookies

These petite iced sugar cookies convey the sweetest messages to share with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The all-natural cookies are made fresh daily, using sweet butter for superior flavor and a crisp, buttery texture. Serve the festive, hand-decorated cookies with a cup of tea or hot chocolate for a special Valentine’s treat, or present them as a special treat for your sweetheart.

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Kid’s Valentines: Heart Waffle Bar

This year you can impress your family with a Heart-Shaped Waffle Bar! With the Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker you can make five waffles at a time. Imagine the delicious toppings: whipped cream, butter, syrup, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Nutella, ice cream, and sprinkles. The options are endless and, most of all, fun. There is nothing I enjoy more than picking what I want from a buffet. A waffle bar just seems like a dream come true.

Chef’s Choice M840 WafflePro Express Waffle Maker, Traditional Five of Hearts

With a new modern design and a unique “floating” top-plate, the M840 is the most advanced waffle maker yet. In as little as 90 seconds, you’ll be preparing the worlds most delicious waffles, effortlessly. The unique Quad® baking system lets you select the ideal flavor, texture and color. With a simple flip of the texture select switch, you can choose either fast bake for crisper waffles with a soft, oven fresh interior, or deep bake for a more uniform texture. This professional, heavy-duty unit offers a “waffle ready” beeper, “baking” and “ready” lights, instant temperature recovery for continuous baking, a non-stick deep channel griddle and an easy-clean overflow channel. The “floating” lid guarantees uniform waffle thickness and baking and ensures incredibly easy clean-up every time. This revolutionary waffle maker comes in Traditional Five of Hearts or Classic Belgian format.

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Valentines: Romantic Dinner Decor

So I went a little crazy with this post. I found too many cute ideas and had to include most of them. (Yes, this massive post does not mention everything I stumbled upon during my valentine’s saga. There was more, way more stuff.) So I kept the few items that would make the perfect decoration for Valentines’s Day. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend using ALL of the decorations below. It might look like a cupid went on a decorating rampage in your living room. A few of them will achieve the mood you are going for.

Beeswax Candles

Only the finest beeswax is used to produce these slow-burning candles. They’re made in Illinois by the descendants of a French beekeeper who settled there in 1863. His high standards still prevail. Virtually smoke and drip free, the solid beeswax pillars and tapers feature top-quality, woven wicks that ensure even burning.

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Heart Sparklers & Other Party Cuteness

Heart sparklers? I didn’t know they existed but I want to have a party just to play with them! I collected the adorable party decorations from Shop Ruche. They really know how to keep it adorable and classy. These decorations would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day – in case you like to prepare early.

Hearts A Plenty Cake Bunting

Add a touch of charm to your cakes with this adorable felt and bamboo bunting featuring deep pink and purple hearts strung by a ribboned piece of twine. Secured by miniature clothespins, this bunting is reusable and perfect for anniversaries, weddings, or birthdays.

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Gift Ideas For The Host


Rhodes Coffee Mugs

Enjoy a hot pick-me-up in our generously sized labeled coffee mug, crafted with a sturdy handle and a substantial lip for comfortable sipping.

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Gift Ideas For Coffee Lovers

Mr. Coffee Stovetop Espresso Maker | Keep Calm & Carry On Mug | Stainless Steel Travel Mug | Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew Coffeemaker | Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker | SterlingPro French Press: Coffee & Espresso Maker | Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee | Kicking Horse Coffee Kick Ass Dark, Whole Bean Coffee | KRUPS Electric Spice & Coffee Grinder | Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine

Top 10 Gifts For Health Nuts

1. Vitamix Blender

For those veggie or fruit smoothie lovers – the Vitamix Blender will be their best friend. This blender’s popularity stems from the fact that it will crush anything. You don’t have to worry about throwing ice or frozen bananas in this blender, it LOVES to crush ice into smooth delicious beverages. It’s also great for making soups and are super easy to clean. Much easier to clean than a juicer. There are many models of the Vitamix brand. We recommend the Vitamix Professional 750 Series so that you are certain you get the heavy duty blending power. The cheaper non-professional Vitamix blenders are great blenders, but cannot handle frozen bananas like the 750 Pro series can.

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Gift Ideas for The Holiday Host

This year be the favorite guest of the party. Bring your host and/or hostess something amazing and unique. Here are some ideas: 1. Eggnog Kit, 2. Scalloped Celebration Cake Stand, 3. Ombre Flatware Set
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Spaghetti Squash Parmesan


We are avid rice eaters here, but sometimes it pays to change things up. Today we will give you a step by step run down of how we make Spaghetti Squash Parmesan. It’s really simple to make and delicious. I love how it tastes with lentils but you can have it with all kinds of dishes.

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