Sunday, February 2, 2014

Treasury Love. Radiant Orchid.

I found my pendant featured in this pretty Etsy treasury.  What a lovely way to start February by featuring Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid.  My town just received a new layer of snow today.  While the snow covered everything in a fresh coat of white, I am ready for a change.  Doesn't this color remind you of a Spring crocus or violet?  Who's ready for Spring?  Me!

'Radiant Orchid' by ElizaAndHenry

Bluebird Necklace, Radiant Orchid, Blue Bird Jewelry,  Scrabble Jewelry made from vintage game tile - prettywhimsical
Enjoy Pantone's Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid in Resin and Real Flowers! Purple Hydrangea and White Baby's Breath Resin Bangle Bracelet. - SpottedDogAsheville
Cotton Crochet Dishcloths Washcloths Radiant Orchid Purple Set of 3 crocheted rags dish scrubbies - PrairieLoops
Purple Forest, Landscape Photograph, Radiant Orchid,  Night Sky Print, Home Decor, Surreal Photo, Tree photography, Woodland, Romantic - MollysMuses
RADIANT ORCHID Chunky Knitted Infinity Loop Circle Scarf Cable Pattern Gift Idea Thick Knitted Scarf - AnytimeScarf
Crochet Mug Cozy, Radiant Orchid Coffee Cup Cozy, Oversized Mug Cozy - StitchKnit
Nature Art, Fuchsia, Pink, Radiant Orchid Bird Photograph, 13X10, Metallic, Blackbird, Corvus - The Color Fuchsia - gothicrow
Abstract Painting Radiant Orchid Purple Gray Bright Contemporary Designer Art 18" x 24" x 3/4" - TracyHallArt
Eiffel Tower Print, Paris Photography, Radiant Orchid, Valentines Day, Love, Romantic, Purple Wall Decor, Hearts, Pastel - City of Love - EyePoetryPhotography
Radiant Orchid Crochet Slippers - Color of the Year - Purple and Gray crochet women's slipers - 4 5 6 7 8 19 10 11 - button tab slippers - jaysboutiquecrochet
Purple Statement Ring, Radiant Orchid, Eye Candy, Oxidized Sterling Silver, Any Size - HardCandyGems
Raised Velvet MAGENTA radiant orchid--pair-- bolster pillows 6X14 each - theBolsterQueens
Poppies Radiant Orchid Purple Clutch Purse - Bridesmaids Gift Wedding - Ready to Ship - Upstyle
Bohemian Necklace - Ombré Radiant Orchid Jewelry - Vintage Style Feather Necklace - Hand Painted Purple Pink Statement Necklace Boho Chic - OstaraMoonJewelry
Crochet Thread collection - high quality 100% Linen Thread in purple, lavender, light pink and burgundy , Radiant Orchid - YarnStories
Light Amethyst Swarovski Cushion Cut Earrings, Amethyst Crystal Earrings, Estate Style Earrings, Radiant Orchid - PemberleyCollection

Saturday, February 1, 2014

10 Valentine's Day Treats

If you are like me and are looking for something to think about besides the winter weather you will find  this post a nice diversion from what is happening outside.   

Let's start things off right with a nod to the Double Chocolate Heart Doughnuts from the Hungry Girls blog -- YUM!   I love Chocolate doughnuts as I mentioned before.

You have two kinds of hearts to choose from below.  Homemade Gumdrops from fancy-edibles or Creamy Fudge Hearts from Martha Stewart.  Which will you choose?

A different take on chocolate covered cherries from Hungry Happenings.  Cordial Cherry Cake Balls look like they would be fun to make...and eat!

I love these Strawberry Heart Cheesecake Bites from The Happier Homemaker.

Want a quick and easy treat to make?  Try Family Fresh Meal's 'Easy Valentine's Day Cookies' idea.  Who wouldn't love to receive these chocolate and peanut butter Copy-cat Reese's from Makobi Scribe's blog.

And if your passion is cheesecake look no further.  Beth over at Hungry Happenings says this recipe for Conversation Heart Cheesecakes is the best she has ever tried.

If you are looking for something light and airy I think this Cherry Meringue recipe from Lemons for Lulu will do the trick.  They are dipped in dark chocolate to make it an extra special treat!

Drum roll please....last but not least number 10 looks so pretty and will be the perfect treat to set out for your Valentine's Day party.  A Farmgirl's Dabbles blog gives us this fun recipe for Chocolate Cherry Candy Cups.

Lots of delicious ideas for the big day.  Which will you try?  I would love to hear from you if you decide to make one of these special Valentine's treats.