Style, Design & Treats for Valentines Day….

by Marla on January 28, 2012 · 39 comments

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Little boy in blue button down shirt and blue jeans

I have been enjoying seeing all of the hearts, cupids and Valentine’s Day inspirations around the web. I wanted to share some lovey dovey goodies that have particularly caught my eye. I am totally addicted to Pinterest so between there, Starbucks and the gym you know where to find me.

Thankfully in the next few weeks I will be hitting the slopes. Then you will find me riding my favorite chairlift, soaking in bright bluebird skies, high altitude sun and swishing down fluffy snowy trails at my favorite place on Earth.
*the photos from the blogs featured are from those sites and link back accordingly

Little girl with pig tails and plaid shirt

Let’s start with cake shall we? Can you believe this Cherry-Vanilla Layer Cake from Sprinkle Bakes? Heather never disappoints. Could you imagine baking up something like this?! Oh my. Stunning!

Layer cake by Sprinkle Bakes Blog, blue frosting

Check out these beautiful cards by Caroline Gardner. She is based out of the UK and I have been a fan of hers for quite some time now.

UK designer Valentine's Day card design

Have you ever wondered how to pipe lace on cookies? Well the amazingly The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle will show you how with elegance and style. Also check out her “Owl” Always Love You cookies. Amazing!

Homemade Valentines Day cookies with lace piping

 Valentine Brownie Cut Out Cookies are fun too by The Busty Baker.

Valentine's Day brownie cut out cookies

Heart shaped S’mores Pops by In Between Laundry. OMG.

Cookie pops on sticks for Valentine's Day by In Between Laundry blog

Emma Bridgewater has a nice Valentine’s pottery collection which combines a few of my favorite things: pink, polka dots and hearts!

Pink, red and white handmade pottery collection by UK designer

Check out these adorable heart plates by Pip Design Studio…I want them in every color!

Valentine's Day porcelain plate collection by Pip Design Studio

I can never get enough inspiration at Funkytime blog. I dash over there every chance I get. Look at these amazing DIY heart shaped tea bags & stamped sugar cubes!

DIY Crafts project for Valentines Day from Funkytime blog

Check out the sugar cubes!

Holida crafts project by Funkytime These Fudgy Brownie Hearts by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles are so tempting aren’t they? Love that raspberry cream!

Chocolate Valentines Day hearts recipe

Feeling crafty? How about this Heart Wreath by Pretty Handy Girl? A beauty! It is made from recycled wooden tree branches. Some people think outside the box in such a creative way.

She has great DIY projects over there that you must check out.

DIY Craft project for Valentines Day by Pretty Handy Girl blog

Hip needlepoint pillows by Jonathan Adler would make any home a bit fabulous!

Heart and Lust Jonathan Adler pillows for Valentine's Day

Last but surely not least….you must check out this Valentine’s Day themed party at the Hostess with the Mostess blog.

Little kids at red and white Valentine's Day Party

Don’t forget the “Little Angels” freebie printables I made for all your Valentine’s Day crafts!

Free Printables for Valentine's Day gifts on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Free Printables for Valentine's Day gifts on Family Fresh Cooking blog Stay up to date with my Be Mine Valentine board at Pinterest and my other inspiration boards too!

Please link up and share your favorite Valentine’s Day Inspirations from your blog or anywhere.

Anything goes….fashion, style, color, food, photography. Anything!

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ricki January 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I swear, this post makes me wish I were crafty! So many gorgeous things to make (or buy). Hope you have a great time skiing! :D


2 Marla January 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Hi Ricki! Thanks for stopping by. So happy I could inspire you & make you smile :)


3 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I want it all! The cakes, the cute heart stuff, your amazing editing skills :)

Love the post and fun ideas!


4 Marla January 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Glad you like the post Averie! I had fun buzzing around collecting this stuff :)


5 Sparkle and Co January 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Beautiful. It’s amazing how Valentine’s day is important in US and UK. In France, not so much. Hubbies will offer bunches of flowers, belgian chocolates, and an invitation to a good (and expensive one) restaurant. No card, no DIY stuff. Dommage!


6 Marla January 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Miss Sparkle, I gotta tell you most of the guys I know don’t even know the date of Valentine’s Day. I do more of this stuff for myself, my kids & you guys! So try not to feel too bad about it…make yourself a card & buy the best chocolates you can find!! *kisses*


7 Betty January 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

So many pretty things! I really love the lace valentine cookies- she makes it look so easy. :)


8 Marla January 29, 2012 at 5:03 am

*sigh* Betty, I know it if only decorated cookies came that easily for me. Wish I had the patience!


9 Rosa January 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

What a lovely post! Everything looks so pretty. Here, Valentine’s Day is not as big as in the US…

Your son is so sweet!




10 Marla January 29, 2012 at 5:04 am

Rosa, I know here in the US we tend to blow all holidays out grand scale….must have had something to do with the invention of Hallmark ;) *kisses*


11 Chris January 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Such a beautiful post! Love following you on Pinterest – you have such wonderful taste!


12 Marla January 29, 2012 at 5:05 am

Thanks Chris! I love following your Pinterest boards too :)


13 Marina {} January 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Great round-up! Love each and ever one. And your cutie pies! I linked up, thanks Marla :)


14 Online Parenting Class January 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

cakes and pastries!<3


15 heather January 29, 2012 at 6:09 am

Thank you so much for including my layer cake Marla! Lots of Valentine’s goodness here. Mwuah!! xo


16 Marla January 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Heather, you are so welcome. You are such an amazing inspiration to all of us. Can I tell you how excited I am for your book??!!


17 Alyssa (Down To Earth) January 29, 2012 at 6:28 am

I love this post…there are so many fun little ditties, I do think I’ll be prepared for Valentine’s day. My favorites: Owl always love you (this melts my heart – how sweet) and the homemade tea baggies!


18 Marla January 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Alyssa, those homemade tea bags are such a genius idea. The creator of FunkyTime blog is amazing!


19 TidyMom January 29, 2012 at 8:50 am

Oh lots of wonderful goodies Marla!!

I linked up a few to your party too!!


20 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

awesome post! Love when you feature style and design stuff on your site


21 Marla January 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Alison, glad you enjoy my style and design posts ~ I have a blast creating them :)


22 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] January 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I am loving the heart-shaped tea bags and throw pillows.


23 susan January 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I, like you, have been acquiring my Valentine favorites via Pinterest(may need to edit mine as you and I are on the same wavelength). Love the photos of our kids – that could quite possibly be the best valentine of all!!!


24 Marla January 30, 2012 at 5:30 am

Susan, I agree ~ the photos of our kids are my favorite gift too. Not to mention their hugs, kisses & love :) Happy mama over here!


25 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I just love everything here! I love Valentine’s day with all the hearts, colors of pink and red. It’s so romantic!


26 Joanne January 30, 2012 at 4:40 am

Not gonna lie, I was SO not in the mood for V-Day but now I want to go bake up all these treats and hug everyone I know! Such a fun post.


27 Marla January 30, 2012 at 5:29 am

Joanne, glad I could inspire such happy emotions! ~xo~ Hugs back :)


28 Jeanette January 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

Love all this Valentines cheer you’re spreading!


29 Deliciously Organic January 30, 2012 at 6:36 am

What a lovely Valentine’s wrap-up! I haven’t started planning our Valentine’s day yet, so I appreciate all of these wonderful ideas!


30 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective January 30, 2012 at 7:08 am

Fun stuff Marla! I especially like the lace cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle–she’s so talented.


31 Cristi @ BentOnBetterLunches January 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

Everything is so gorgeous – that cake, love!


32 Angie January 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

What beautiful eye candy! I love valentines day. That cherry vanilla cake with blue frosting is so beautiful! I’m crazy about those owl always love you cookies.
Can’t wait to make homemade valentines day cards with your sweet prints. Photos of your beautiful kids are so lovely. They are sweet cherubs!


33 HeatherChristo January 31, 2012 at 7:34 am

Everything is adorable Marla!! I love that cake with that topper!


34 Asmita January 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

Really lovely post! Everything looks gorgeous. I wish I was good at crafts though.


35 TheFromagette February 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

So many Valentine’s pretties!!


36 Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious February 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

What a great collection! Thanks, Marla. I added a couple of my candies. Sweets for our sweeties, on Val Day.


37 Funkytime February 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

lovely inspirations! happy to be a part of it too! i totally love the black cookies!


38 SweetSugarbelle February 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Thank you so much for including me, Marla! All of your choices are sooooooooo inspiring!


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