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February 2013

A Little Valentine's Project

Last week I was working at The Village Grinder, and I kept being distracted by all of the amazing Valentines Candy lining the coffee shop’s walls like an old-fashion general store. I started reminiscing about the Valentine’s Day parties we had in elementary school. I remember spending weeks on my Valentine’s Day box and picking out the perfect Lisa Frank Valentines for my classmates. I miss looking through all of the valentines and sorting through the candy that was taped to each card, so I broke out my craft supplies and got to work re-creating memories and assembling Valentines for my friends and family.

Lovestru.ck Valentines Treat Pouches

I packaged the candy (sour lips, cinnamon hearts, toffee bites, and chocolate-covered caramels) in heart-shaped parchment paper that I sewed with bright pink thread.

Lovestru.ck Valentines Treat Pouches

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Rich’s grandparents gave us the new Smitten Kitchen cookbook for Christmas, and this project gave me the opportunity to try out the Brownie Roll Out Cookies listed among other the mouth-watering recipes in the book. The recipe was incredibly simple, and I piped some strawberry frosting between two mini-heart brownies to make them a little more festive.

Lovestru.ck Mini Brownies

Lovestru.ck Mini Brownies

Lovestru.ck Mini Brownies

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