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Valentine’s Day


#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

February 2, 2015


It’s that time of the month again–I have #MakeIt Blogger Challenge post for you today with this month’s theme:  PINK!  It actually took me a while to dream this one up.  Ever since the baby was born (6 m0nths ago, already!), I have had some serious creative blockage and time management issues.  Go figure.  However, once the idea of pink drink came to me-specifically a creamy one that is healthful but delicious with its white-chocolate-raspberry goodness-I was back in my happy place.  As simple as it was, I just loved prepping, shooting, and writing this post.  In reminded me there is this happy-place called Circus berry just waiting for me…whenever I can get to it.  I was smiling all the way.

Anyhow, here is this month’s PINK feature–the White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie.


I didn’t even tell my daughter what was in it-she just said, “Mmmm, I think I taste white chocolate chips in here!  My favorite!”  WIN!  That little girl sure does know what to say sometimes.


All you need is some vanilla greek yogurt, milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk), frozen raspberries, and some white baking chocolate.  Oh, and some ice for texture.  If you want to garnish it to make it all pretty-like, go ahead and chop up some of that white chocolate and grab a couple of fresh raspberries.


Blend it all up and serve.

White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 ounces good-quality white baking chocolate
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with chopped white chocolate and fresh raspberries.


While you are thinking PINK, check out some of these other pink-themed projects put together by some awesome bloggers!

11 Pink Valentine Projects #MakeIt1. LOVE Letters Simple Valentine Craft 2. {Friends}…a Printable 3. Show a Little Love {Rolled Fabric Flowers Valentine’s Art} 4. Painted Heart Burlap Plaque 5. White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie 6. Strawberry Banana Cupcakes 7. Valentine for Teachers 8. Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Rose 9. You’ve Got The “WRITE” Stuff Valentine Gift 10. Valentine’s CRUSH Gift + Free Printable 11. Fabric Wrapped Valentine’s Wreath




white chocolate-macadamia nut popcorn

February 11, 2014

Here is some salty-sweet, amazing, can’t-stop-with-one-bite, goodness for your Tuesday morning!  Once you throw this together, you might even bag some of it up to give to friends for Valentine’s Day.  Maybe.


Let’s not forget all of the Valentine’s Day parties you might have to bring something for this week.  This is super easy and is definitely a crowd-pleaser.

White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Popcorn

2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup red candy melts
1 (or more) cups chopped macadamia nuts
8 cups pop corn, popped and lightly salted

Divide your popcorn and macadamias, about 60/40. Melt the white chocolate chips according to package directions and pour over the 60 part of your popcorn and nuts. Stir gently to coat and spread out on wax paper in a thin layer. Sprinkle on your sprinkles. Repeat with the red candy melts, the 40 part of your popcorn and nuts, and the remaining sprinkles. Allow to cool until set. Break apart larger pieces and enjoy.


Get a room full of girls and this stuff will be gone before the night is over.  At least that is what happened with me and my friends.  Enjoy!


Linking it Up:

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Monday Funday
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A to Zebra Celebration
The Winthrop Chronicles
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Moonlight & Mason Jars
Ginger Snap Crafts
Snap Show & Tell
Gingerly Made
Live Laugh Linky


14 non-food, valentine’s day printables {for kids}

February 10, 2014

Do you just love Valentine’s Day printables? I do. I love seeing all of the ideas and catchy phrases that go into Valentines. I could probably give my kids one a day for the month of February and still not touch on all of the clever “plays-on-words” out there.

Today I am sharing some of my favorite Valentine’s day printables, catchy phrases and all, 100% treats, and no sweets.  (Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE sweets here, and we consume plenty.  Hence the break.)


The kids will be sure to love these:

amazing valentine

A-MAZE-ING Valentine from Bliss Bloom Blog


My Heart Bounces for You Valentine from Craft-O-Maniac


I’m Blown Away by You Valentines from U Create

bug valentine

Love Bug Valentines from Dandee Designs

car valentine

I “Wheelie” Like You Valentines from Thirty Handmade Days


Coloring Valentines from Dandee Designs

glow stick valentine

You Make My Heart Glow Valentines from Delia Creates


I Only Have Eyes for You Valentine from Circus Berry

let's build something

Let’s Build Something Valentine from Kojo Designs

Meant to BEE Friends Valentine

Meant to “Bee” Valentines from Just Another Day in Paradise

rainbow loom valentine

IL-LOOM-INATING Valentines from Thirty Handmade Days

ruler valentine

You Rule Valentines from Thompson and Spring

sticker valentine

Stuck on You Valentines from The Cooke Family


You’re All Write Valentines from She Wears Many Hats

Do you go the card, food, or toy route for Valentine’s Day?  Or do you switch it up?