We Heart Buns!

IMG_7005They’re round, moist, and delicious! We LOVE buns! Especially cinnamon buns with lots of icing! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we decided to get creative and turn something delicious into something thoughtful!

cinnamon buns(First, use a pre-made cinnamon bun like Pillsbury and spread them out about 2 inches from each other on a baking sheet)

heart shaped cinnamon buns(Mold the dough into heart shapes)

cooking cinnamon buns(Cook according to directions and watch those buns rise!)

IMG_7023iced cinnamon buns(Ice the warm buns and sprinkle with your favorite color sugar crystals!)

cinnamon bunDon’t you want a piece of this gooey deliciousness? Treat your honey or bestie to this on Valentine’s Day and you will have their heart forever!

Oh, You Shouldn’t Have… Hint, Hint.

Valentines Day SUrpriseDo you think the whole Valentine’s gift/chocolate/flower exchanging thing is a little archaic? Uh, yeah, we totally do too. But in case you don’t we thought we could help you decide what to get your honey on this special day. Of course, we’re not expecting anything or whatever.

Jewelry!

ring

(Something timeless and tasteful, of course. But everyone knows that the bigger the rock means the more you love her. That’s what Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant told me)

Purses!

purse

(A girl can never have enough purses. I don’t even have enough stuff to fill all of mine up with but I could always use one more!)

Animals!

piggy

(People LOVE animals. I am pretty sure your boyfriend or girlfriend would LOVE to care for this cutie for the next seven years)

Handwritten Love Notes!

love notes

(The simplest of gestures are often the most appreciated. Leave little notes around for him/her, it will brighten their day. Disclaimer: This one is not a joke, you should do this. A lot. Just saying)

In all honesty, Valentine’s Day should be about showing the person you love that you care about them. You can do it however you want, with kisses or cupcakes, but make sure you do it. Because if you don’t, you’re kind of a jerk.

You’re Such a Lovely Cup

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OK, since my last post I attributed to a song (“Sweater Weather” by Neighbourhood) I thought I’d give this one the appropriate “Lovely Cup” by Grouplove.  We are HUGE music lovers and always on the hunt for good music or listening to music we consider classics so feel free to share with us anytime!  Anyway, sorry I got distracted.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s such a great ‘holiday’ to gorge on sweet treats and hang out with your friends and/or lover.  This is a perfect sweet treat to have or even possibly make with your friends/lover.  Cake in a cup – genius!

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What you will need:

– Glass mugs
– Cake mix of your liking (with needed ingredients: eggs, vanilla, etc.)
– Fun sprinkles or toppings

I only made two cups so I didn’t need much cake mix at all.  Half a batch of cake mix from a box will be plenty for two mugs.

IMG_6858(While the oven is pre-heating, I greased the mugs and mixed up the cake batter)

IMG_6862(I then filled the cups a little less than halfway full)

IMG_6864(You can then place the mugs directly on the oven rack once the oven is pre-heated)

IMG_6872(I started the timer with about 20 minutes but kept checking back as they actually finished around 30 minutes.  It’s a trial and error depending on how much cake mix you used.  I tried to follow the instructions on the cake box for cupcakes though)

IMG_6829(These sprinkles that I found at Target, are a gift from the baking gods.  I use them for sooo many things as you will see throughout the blog)

IMG_6877(I then added pretty/delicious sprinkles and a few marshmallows for some added sugar 😀  Valentine’s Day is worth splurging for)

IMG_6878Then, after you eat the cake, just fill up your mug with some coffee.  It’s perfection really.  It’s a great way to bribe people to spend some quality time with you.  I mean, I’d be sold!