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Recipes for love

Yesterday, I thought it was Thursday, so naturally, I woke up today thinking it was Friday. It must be the weekend.

Valentine’s Day is a few days away and as the saying goes, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. I rounded up some recipe ideas that would be perfect for sweethearts, family, friends, and co-workers. 

Or just for yourself. I won’t judge. 

Red velvet popcorn via Sarah Hearts

Red velvet oreo truffle brownies via Kevin and Amanda

Red wine lollipops via HGTV

Strawberry chocolate chip cookies via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies via Just Between Friends

Strawberry brownie kabobs via Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Chocolate shortbread heart cookies via Two Peas & Their Pod

Valentine’s Day chocolate bark via Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Conversation heart cookies via Martha Stewart

Strawberry sugar cookie cups via Julie’s Eats and Treats

Valentine’s Day Donuts via The First Year

Chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake bites via Decadence Baking Co.

Heart macarons via Liv for Cake

Red velvet bon bons via Cafe Johnsonia

Set the mood with music. Check out my Valentine’s Day playlists.


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Another year, another Thursday.

​Happy 2017! I accidentally fell asleep and barely woke up in time to kiss my dog. How was your New Year’s Eve?

About this time last year, I made a resolution to blog once a week for an entire year. And now we’re here. I didn’t make a resolution this time around because I couldn’t think of anything.
Anyway, here’s a playlist. 

I hope 2017 is nice to you and that all your wishes come true.


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Auld lang syne (Th.Th #52)

52 Thursdays.

52 posts. 

12 playlists.

1 year.

I did it. I have fulfilled my 2016 resolution. This is such a happy day.

It wasn’t easy getting here. There were setbacks and I had no idea what I was doing for the most part, but I never gave up. I fully committed myself every Thursday to share whatever was on my mind with you.

Thank you. Whether you’ve been with me since the very beginning 6 years ago when I barely posted or just joining me on this journey, thank you. It really does mean the world to me. 

Thank you. Gracias. Grazie. Danke. Well, you get the picture. Basically, there’s not enough thanks that I can give. But mostly because I don’t know how to say it in other languages.

The next time we meet, it will be 2017 with a brand new playlist to kick things off.

Happy new year.

I love you all.


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1-Holly jolly (Th.Th #51)

Miss me?

If you’re reading this, it means that this published like I hoped it would when I set it up for this day and time. It also means that I’m currently at sea or exploring some island. I hope it’s not too cold for you wherever you are. 

Happy holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, or nothing at all, I hope you enjoy it. I wish you love and joy.

Also, only one more Thursday Thoughts post and we’re done for the year. Let’s do this.

INCYMI, check out the Christmas playlist I made.

These are wonderful times.

Happy holidays.


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2- (Th.Th #50)

Hello, loves.

Next week, I will be basking in the Caribbean sun. I’ve had enough of the snow and cold for the time being. Nothing cures the winter blues like the bluest waters and the whitest sands. If I could pack some of you in my suitcase, I would. Oh well.

Fear not, you won’t miss out. Next week’s post is ready to go and will update automatically while I’m gone. At least I hope it does if I did it right. We shall see.

Snow is upon us. Wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.


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3- Tree’s a crowd (Th.Th #49)

Good morning/afternoon/evening. Whatever it is, I hope you are keeping warm. Unless it’s not cold where you live, then please, invite me over.

Anyway, look who just became a DIY/lifestyle blog. I’m kidding. I wish I was that creative.

With Christmas quickly approaching, I thought I’d gather some ideas to up your Christmas tree game. I scoured the internet and these were some of my favorites. 

via hgtv

This designer matched the tree with the home decor, even the presents.

via lines across

This rainbow tree is so much fun. Nothing too complex about sorting ornaments by color.

via the tomkat studio

Spell out some cheer with this easy lettered garland tutorial. I love the white theme. So classy.

via kandee johnson

Green trees are boring. Go for nontraditional trees like this white one. Or whatever color you like. This candy theme is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth and the colors just pop.

via sugar bee crafts

This is what Elvis meant by a blue Christmas, right? I love the burlap and metal decor for this rustic look.

via twinkle twinkle little party

Charlie Brown trees like this one are always a win. Perfect if you don’t want to take up too much space. But mostly because they’re cute.

via remodelaholic

Have some fun with ribbon. Red and white is a classic holiday theme, but I love how baby blue is incorporated here. 

via the merrythought

Another Charlie Brown tree. Simple can go a long way. I love this whole set-up. 

via craftberry bush

This tree is festive AF. The “snow” looks so pretty, even if it’s not actually the case. Perfect for those who live in non-snowy places or experiencing one of those weird, mild winters where it hardly snows because sometimes Mother Nature gets confused.

via kara’s party ideas

Now this is a tree with style. Black, white, and gold make for an amazing combination.

via inspired by charm

 This tree is super adorable and is sure to satisfy sugary cravings. But try not to actually eat it. 

via tatertots and jello

How cool is this Advent tree? Yet another red and white theme.

via love grows wild

This tree looks like a winter wonderland. Another reoccurring theme I’ve noticed is oversized ornaments. Go big or go home.

via dreamy whites lifestyle

This tree is bare, but still manages to look classy against all that white. I love the wool blanket being used as a tree skirt. Perfect for minimalists.

Side note: I want an all white room someday.

via tiffany & co.

“Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany’s.”

One day, I will have one.

How are you decorating your tree this year?