Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, I’ve been more into celebrating Valentine’s Day than usual, because I’m so excited about our plans! My boyfriend and I are going to stay in, drink wine, eat fondue, and watch World War Z and Jurassic Park. Unconventional? Yes. But, it’s also the perfect “night in.”
So, without further ado, here are five things I’m loving this week…with a bit of a Valentine-y tilt!
One | I’m shocked that I have not yet written about my love for Songza, a web-based “music concierge.” It’s similar to Pandora and Spotify, but it helps you select playlists based on what you’re doing and/or your mood. I’m currently obsessed with the “Fancy China” station, which features jazz hits with a romantic edge. It’s the perfect playlist to get you ready for your Valentine’s Eve!
Two | It’s fondue night! My boyfriend and I have been putting off fondue for a bit because of my diet, but my mother received a five-pound block of cheese for Christmas and shared half with me, so I have several pounds of cheddar at my disposal. I’ll be making Cheddar Cheese Fondue from Peggy Fallon’s Great Party Fondues.
Three | I’m treating my parents and coworkers to some Red Velvet Cool Whip Cookies in lieu of chocolate or candy hearts. Following the suggestion of my friend Maci, I used Skinny Mom’s recipe for Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies and simply substituted in red velvet cake mix. Can I just say, not only were these easy, but they taste divine and are still diet-friendly. They almost didn’t make it onto the cookie sheet, the batter was so good!
Four | While I’ll be giving a few traditional valentines today, my friends from high school, college, and grad school will all be receiving electronic valentines. My personal favorite? This Lisa Frank flashback valentine!
Five | Due to large amounts of snow, yesterday was a self-imposed snow day for me. It ended up being perfect, though, since I had time to get a lot of other things done. Also, fuzzy pajama time!
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