Holiday: Valentine’s Day

baked chicken fajitas


This was such a fun, delicious and easy meal to make for our Valentine celebration this year. We were all decked out in our comfiest jammies under quilts in the living room while watching movies on demand and munching baked fajitas! Thank you, Cozycakes Cottage, for the inspiration. These exceeded my expectations! I was a…

gracie’s easy three ingredient nutella milkshakes


Here’s a new creation by my daughter Gracie. She’s a master at taking a few simple ingredients and making a yummy masterpiece. Some examples of her work would include: Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups with Marinara Dipping Sauce, Red Velvet Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, Alphabet Veggie Soup, Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza on a Homemade Butter Cookie Crust,…

scenes from the past couple weeks


curious kittens taking baking lessons… flaky sweet rolls for a cozy breakfast on a snowy morning… and French press Rose Espresso from my friends Dan and Judy over at Coffee on the Porch in Camden Maine (thanks, friends!)… sleepy kittens and comfy quilts… a delicious out to lunch date of char grilled strip steak and…

paper doily heart garland


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Seven Conversation Hearts Paper Doily Garland Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies! I am popping in to share this treat with you before we head to the market to get the ingredients for our lunch and Valentine’s Day celebration. I have to apologize for not sharing the full 7 treats…

peppermint pinwheel foot massage lotion


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Six from page 56 of my book, Chin Deep in Bubbles ~ Little Luxuries for Every Day I’m back with another treat, Lovelies! This lotion is so great for foot massages. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl and use as foot massage lotion or as…

heart beet salad


A Week of Valentine Treats Day Four I thought it would be a good idea to at least include one healthy recipe for our Valentine’s line-up since it’s heart health month! I myself have been eating a lot healthier since the beginning of the year. I do the majority of cooking in our home, so…

a valentine playlist


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Four Here is a list of some of my favorite love songs. We like to play an eclectic list as background music for our little annual celebration… Perhaps you’ll find a few songs you like here that you can add to your playlist. A perfect way to serenade…

The 30 Most Romantic Movies Ever


A week of Valentine Treats-Day 3 “I like to start my notes to you as if we’re already in the middle of a conversation. I pretend that we’re the oldest and dearest friends- as opposed to what we actually are- people who don’t know each other’s names and met in a chat room where we…

cheesecake stuffed strawberries


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ 2014 Day One Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries It’s that time of year again! Every February, for the whole week before Valentine’s Day, I post a new Valentine Treat every day. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday, and I’m so glad you decided to stop by this year for ideas and…

sour cream chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting


After spending the day cooking up a new soup recipe I discovered in my new copy of Tasha Tudor’s adorable recipe book, I decided to go all out and make a homemade chocolate cake for dessert. We went overboard buying cake flour when I was experimenting with red velvet cakes to make THIS wedding cake…