How We’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Home

Happy Valentine’s Day, babes!!❤️

I’ll be honest with you, this holiday has always kind of been whatever to me, whether I’m in a relationship for it or not! I think my favorite way to celebrate is probably just to treat myself and whoever I’m spending it with.

It’s also a excuse to indulge a little – get a mani/pedi, maybe a new outfit, get a present for someone I love, bake a rich dessert, or eat a fancy dinner! That being said, my bf and I have never gone out to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just because all the restaurants are so overcrowded and overpriced. I’m also not a big fan of fixed price menus since you don’t get as many choices!

So, instead, here’s a rundown of how I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day at home! And, luckily my bf doesn’t actually read this, so it’ll still be a surprise to him😉

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A special, home-cooked dinner. Like I said, we love to cook at home! Since I’m now the one with the flexible schedule, I’m planning on making us a pretty full feast, just for fun! In the past, we’ve had risotto and lamb chops, so something a big more indulgent. I think I’ll continue the trend with this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle or Shrimp and Bacon Risotto!

And dessert! Last year I made this Dark Chocolate Eclipse Cake and it was SO good. I honestly might just make that (’cause if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), but I’m also think something like these Brownie Layer Cheesecake parfait things could be cute, maybe with some strawberries on top for festivity🍓

Plus Foot Massages… because I’m not very good at giving full body massages and it’s cheaper than the real thing😂 Not to mention it’s more comfortable and fun to just do it at home! I got this foot scrub and lotion from Barefoot Scientist and I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to break them out!

Dancing for Donuts | How We're Spending Valentine's Day At Home

And probably a movie. We don’t actually watch movies all that often, especially if we’re too tired on a weeknight to get through the whole thing, but we do like to curl up on the couch and watch something! Lately we’ve been loving The Good Place and the new season of True Detective.

But then a weekend getaway😍 We found out pretty recently that Alex has President’s Day off work, so we were thinking of heading up to a family friend’s cabin in the mountains tomorrow, but then we found out it’s got no power from all the snow! Instead, we’ll be heading up to the Santa Barbara area for wine tasting for just one night, but I’m so excited! I really just wanted to do something special since we’ve been spending so many weekends huddled up at home. Maybe the rainy season will end soon…

Anyway, that’s about it – I hope you guys have a fun night celebrating!! Even if you’re single or honestly just not even doing anything, take this night to show yourself some love. You deserve it!!!💕💕

xo Jordan

Happy Valentine’s Day! [+ a last minute dessert idea]

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

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I know I disappeared last week, but I wanted to pop in and say how much I appreciate all of you, and that I hope you’re all doing something today with the people you love, whoever they may be! For me, Valentine’s day isn’t about being in a relationship, mostly because if you are then you should really be celebrating your love everyday…amiright?! I think it should be a day to be grateful for the people in your life and show them how much you care. Whether you’re out and about with a partner, hanging in with your girls and chillin’ it solo, don’t forget to do something for yourself, too 😉

Dancing for Donuts | Happy Valentine's Day! [+ a last minute dessert idea!]

White Chocolate Candy Hearts Popcorn

6 cups popped popcorn

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

2 cups candy conversation hearts

1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second increments, being sure to stir at every interval. *I often check mine after 15 seconds when I think it’s almost done!

2. While the chocolate is melting, lay out your popcorn on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

3. Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn, sprinkle on the candy hearts and top with the sprinkles. Let cool for 15 minutes.

4. Break up the popcorn into pieces and enjoy or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. <3

xo Jordan