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Happy Valentine’s Day: Easy Valentine’s Baking Ideas

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Homemade Cards Using Petals

Homemade Cards Using Petals

I must say I love Valentine’s Day – you must have already guesses by my daily “Love is in the Air” Valentine’s themed blog posts.

We have been busy getting ready for Valentine’s with inexpensive cards and baking.

You can see our Homemade Valentine’s Cards made with petals from old flowers.

I’m sure there will be lots of flowers and roses lying around in the next few days, so you can use them up instead of throwing them away.

Heart Shaped Flapjacks

Heart Shaped Flapjacks

You will have lots of fun and do some recycling at the same time! Little man had a great time making the cards. You could perhaps use Valentine’s Day flowers to make Mother’s Day cards?

I think that’s what I would be doing with the flowers I get today from hubby. Valentine’s Day is all about making your other half feel special and express your love.

Heart Shaped Cookies

Heart Shaped Cookies

What a better way to show them you care, than by baking heart-shaped goodies?

We had a go at making flapjacks, cookies and pancakes. Not sure which one is my favourite as they all tasted so lovely!

We have been making some Heart Shaped Flapjacks using my Fruity Flapjack Bites Recipe. It is really easy to make, it only takes a few minutes to bake and the little edible hearts are lovely!

I’m sure your Valentine will love it! You could have the flapjacks hearts after dinner tonight while snuggling on the sofa and watching a movie.

Heart Shaped Cookies

Heart Shaped Cookies

If you prefer cookies, we have also been making Heart Shaped Biscuits decorated with red smarties.

Little man had a great time making them, decorating and eating of course.

Daddy really liked the final result and he was very impressed. I’m sure your Valentine would also appreciate the effort!

Pink Pancakes

Pink Pancakes

As Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day fall on the same week this year, what a better idea than mixing the both occasions and creating your own Heart Pancake?

We used my Easy Pancake Recipe with added red food colouring to create pink pancakes.

I’m still not too sure why it came out pink and not red, but they turned out fine and they were just as tasty.

We made a Heart Shaped Raspberry Pancake Stack and they were lovely.

You could have the fresh raspberries around the pancakes or on top of them.

Heart Shaped Raspberry Pancake Stack

Heart Shaped Raspberry Pancake Stack

You could serve the Pancake Stack after your Valentine’s dinner tonight as a light and fruity dessert.

It is very tasty on its own, you could add raspberry jam on each layer for extra flavour.

The Raspberry Pancake Stack would taste lovely with vanilla ice cream or raspberry sorbet on the side.

What are you baking for your Valentine? I would love to hear!

Whatever you are up to tonight, hope you have a wonderful time!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart Shaped Raspberry Pancake Stack

Heart Shaped Raspberry Pancake Stack

 

Love is in the Air: John Greed Jewellery Valentine’s Gift

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John Green Jewellery has a wonderful selection of Valentine’s jewellery from cute bracelets to stunning earrings. Valentine’s Day is special as it only comes once a year and it is a great opportunity to dress up for our loved ones and remind them why we fell in love with each other.

I’ve been married for 8 lovely years, but I still look at my husband as my boyfriend – the one that gives me butterflies!

Those are my favourite items from John Green Jewellery that I would love to wear on Valentine’s Day! As Love is in the Air on Valentine’s Day and I’m an romantic girl, I have chosen heart themed pieces.

John Greed Jewellery Valentine's Gift

Pandora Silver & Red Enamel Love Letter Charm
RRP £35. Every romance starts with a Love Letter. Nowadays, it’s more like a Love Txt Message, but every relationship starts with a declaration of love!

Pandora Silver Bracelet
RRP £55 is a gorgeous silver bracelet, perfect to add lots of Valentine’s Day charms and personalise according to my personality.

Hot Diamonds Silver and Diamond Open Heart Just Add Love Pendant
RRP £49.95, Simple yet stunning necklace. The brilliant-cut diamond will show that my heart shines whenever I see my sweetheart.

Pandora Silver and Pink Enamel Dangling Heart Charm
RRP £45, such a stunning charm. I love the contrast of the heart with the pink enamel. It adds a lovely colour to the bracelet and red means passion and love!

Pandora Silver Pavé Heart Drop Pendant
RRP £50. Valentine’s Day is all to do with Hearts, this heart charm with cubic zirconia stones will keep reminding me who stole my heart.

Pilgrim Adoration Silver Plated Glass Heart Drop Earrings
RRP £12.99 is a gorgeous earrings that will complement my heart themed jewellery on Valentine’s Day and will keep me looking gorgeous for my sweetheart.
Total price: £247.94 for the gorgeous 6 items above.
I’m sure my Valentine will only have eyes for me (and my gorgeous heart-themed jewellery!).

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Gifts by Prezzybox

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Love Hearts Tea Lights

Love Hearts Tea Lights

Prezzybox is the online gift shop with gifts and gift ideas for everyone, where you can find unique and personal gifts and gadgets guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Prezzybox has a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts including those cute Love Hearts Tea Lights. I love the fact that the the candles came wrapped up in authentic ‘Love Hearts’ packaging, just like the sweets!

Love Hearts Tea Lights

Love Hearts Tea Lights

The pack comes with 6 tea lights featuring 3 different messages from the well-known love heart repertoire; ‘Kiss Me’, ‘Love Me’ and ‘Hug Me’.

The messages are moulded into pastel-coloured wax that looks truly good enough to eat.

Valentine’s Day calls for a romantic candlelight dinner, so you need some lovely tea lights to set the right atmosphere.

These Love Hearts Tea Lights make the perfect addition to your romantic night in. Scatter them on the table and they’ll provide your date with more than just a flickering glow.

Heat Changing Love Mug

Heat Changing Love Mug

After your romantic meal, you will need a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious chocolates while watching a nice movie with your Valentine.

Heat Changing Love Mug is a lovely heart shaped mug that reveals a secret message when hot drink is added to the mug.

Decorated with lots of little love hearts and shaped like a heart this mug is perfect for presenting a delicious cup of tea or a hugilicious hot chocolate to your loved one.

I Love You Secret Message

I Love You Secret Message

The thermochrome coating turns transparent when the mug becomes warm, and the secret message “I Love You” appears within seconds of making a hot drink.

I love my Heat Changing Love Mug and I think it’s a great Valentine’s gift as the mug will last for a long time, reminding your Valentine that they are loved by you!

Heat Changing Love Mug retails at RRP £8.95 and Love Hearts Tea Lights at RRP £4.95.

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The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love is in the Air: Purple Ronnie Personalised Gifts by Getting Personal

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Purple Ronnie

Check out those gorgeous Purple Ronnie Valentine’s Gifts available at Getting Personal:

Purple Ronnie 1 Purple Ronnie 9Sexy Fella Mug – £9.99

Couple Mug – £9.99

Phwoooar Mug – £9.99

Purple RonniePurple Ronnie 3Purple Ronnie 2Brilliant Boyfriend Mug – £9.99

Sex Mug – £9.99

Soppy Notebook – £5.99

Kisses Notebook – £5.99Purple Ronnie 5

Horny Devil Notebook – £5.99Purple Ronnie 11

True Love Notebook – £5.99

Nice Pants Notebook – £5.99

Brilliant Boyfriend Pint Glass – £9.99

Lick it off chocolate bar – £5.99Purple Ronnie 8

I love you chocolate bar – £5.99

Whatever you have to say this Valentine’s Day, say it with Purple Ronnie.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what better way to impress your loved one than by personalising a gift just for him or her?

Whether it is a personalised Purple Ronnie calendar which begins in any month, a Purple Ronnie card, notebook, t-shirt or a mug with their name on and a sexy reminder of you, then go to the home of Personalised Gifts.

Purple Ronnie Chocolate

Purple Ronnie Chocolate

As featured on TV’s This Morning and the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, they have over 90,000 customer reviews so you can shop in Purple Ronnie style with confidence.

I chose the following Valentine’s Gifts for hubby:

Personalised Purple Ronnie Chocolate Bar – Lick It Off – which is a hilarious chocolate bar personalised. Hubby was very pleased with his tasty treat and loved the personalised message.

Purple Ronnie Notebook

Purple Ronnie Notebook

It is a very cool and funny design, great gift idea on Valentine’s Day!

Personalised Purple Ronnie Notebook – Kisses. Which is a ring-bound, glossy and stunning personalised notebook.

Hubby is often taking pages from my notebook, so he was pleased to have his very own notebook.

And it’s not just any notebook, it is a personalised Purple Ronnie, very cute!

Purple Ronnie Mug

Purple Ronnie Mug

Personalised Purple Ronnie Mug – Brilliant Boyfriend  which is a cleverly personalised ceramic mug. I know hubby is not my boyfriend, but he will be my boyfriend forever.

The mug comes with a lovely message and hubby was delighted with his Purple Ronnie Mug.

For more information or to order your Purple Ronnie personalised gift, check out Getting Personal website.

You can follow Purple Ronnie on Twitter and Purple Ronnie on Facebook.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love is in the Air: RMA Williams Jewellers Valentine’s Gifts

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Golden Earrings: Fiorelli Costume Jewellery
Golden Earrings: Fiorelli Costume Jewellery

RMA Williams Jewellers is the third generation of independent jewellers based in Porthcawl, South Wales.

Combining the traditional values of quality, craftsmanship and personal service in a contemporary, design led environment RMA Williams Jewellers offers a relaxed, exciting and luxurious shopping experience.

Silver Earrings: Celtic Lands CollectionSilver Earrings: Celtic Lands Collection

I have previously shared my gorgeous RMA Williams earrings.

I have a pair of silver earrings with a stone from Celtic Lands Collection.

I also have a pair of golden earrings with blue stone from Fiorelli Costume Jewellery. I love them both, they are stunning!

Silver Studs

Silver Studs

My most recent pair of earrings from RMA Williams Jewellers is this gorgeous studs.

My Secret Santa was very thoughtful and kind at Christmas and sent me a pair of beautiful studs from RMA Williams Jewellers.

Thank you Secret Santa, it seems that you know my taste very well, I love my new pair of studs!

I’m very happy with my growing collection of earrings from RMA Williams Jewellers. I now have from studs to drop earrings.

They are gorgeous earrings and they would make a lovely gift for Valentine’s Day. Besides earrings, RMA Williams Jewellers also have a stunning selection of bracelet.

Thomas Sabo Pearl Bracelet

Thomas Sabo Pearl Bracelet

I am very excited to have my very first Thomas Sabo bracelet. It is a stunning freshwater Thomas Sabo Pearl Bracelet from the Thomas Sabo Charm Club Collection.

My Thomas Sabo Bracelet arrived in a gorgeous box, making it a perfect gift!

The pearl bracelet has a silver charm carrier where you can clip up to 3 charms.

Thomas Sabo Pearl Bracelet

Thomas Sabo Pearl Bracelet

I really like the idea that the bracelet is adjustable in length from 16.5cm to 22cm. I could adjust it perfectly to my size, I have a small frame and small wrist, so I struggle to find bracelets that fit me.

I really like my pearl bracelet from RMA Williams Jewellers, it is delicate and sophisticated. Now I need to start looking at charms to add to my lovely bracelet.

Bracelets would make a brilliant Valentine’s present as you can personalise with charms and choose the ones that mean the most for you and your Valentine.

I’ve noticed that RMA Williams Jewellers has a gorgeous selection of Valentine’s Gifts including beautiful sterling silver heart pendants, earrings, bangles and bracelets. Furthermore, all Valentine’s jewellery orders have free delivery and gift wrapping.

Those are my favourite Valentine’s gifts (hint hint), each one more gorgeous from the other. Which one do you prefer?

You can follow RMA Williams Jewellers on Twitter and RMA Williams Jewellers on Facebook.

RMA Williams Jewellers Valentine's Gifts

Love is in the Air: Personalised Photo Frames

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Personalised Modern Family Frame

Personalised Modern Family Frame

A few days ago, I reviewed a trendy Personalised Arsenal Knitted Hat from Gifts Online 4U. Hubby loved it and he hasn’t taken it off his head since!

Gifts Online 4U offers a range of gifts including Personalised Gifts, Engraved Gifts, Alcohol Gifts, Football Gifts and Valentine’s Gifts.

Personalised Phot Frame

Personalised Photo Frame

They also have a lovely selection of Personalised Photo Frames, including this modern family frame.

Personalised Modern Family Fame

Personalised Modern Family Fame

I have noticed that since digital cameras came along, we stopped printing pictures.

However when our computer broke a couple of years ago, I was devastated as I thought I had lost all my little boy’s baby pictures and our wedding photos.

Luckily we were able to extract the photos from the old computer, so they were not completely lost, but I panicked by thinking I wouldn’t be able to see those photos again.

Ever since that incident happened, I feel we should print more pictures and keep them safe in a gorgeous photo frame.

Besides, isn’t it lovely staring at nice photos around the house? It always puts a big smile on my face when I look at nice pictures.

Family in Multi-coloured Letters

Family in Multi-coloured Letters

Personalised Modern Family Fame is a contemporary photo frame that can be laser engraved with your own message.

The landscape frame is made from white MDF and is large enough to fit a 6 x 4 inch landscape photograph with a white frame and the word family written in multi coloured lettering at the top of the frame.

The photo frame is made of good quality material. The engraved message looks lovely, making it very personal and special.

Personalised Family Photo Frame

Personalised Family Photo Frame

In my opinion, our family photo looks absolutely gorgeous in our personalised photo frame. I love it!

Personalised photo frames are a great Valentine’s gift, as you can print your favourite photo and keep it safe forever. I’m sure your Valentine will love looking at it as it will bring back lovely memories.

The Personalised Modern Family Frame retails at £20.99 with free P&P. Personalised gifts are delivered within 2-7 working days, however next working day delivery is available.

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The product was provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love is in the Air: All you need is Love Hearts

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 Love Hearts

Love Hearts

I love sweets, especially cute sweets. I’m already a big fan of Swizzels Matlow sweets.

I have previously reviewed Squashies Love Hearts and they were lovely and cute!

It’s always a nice surprise opening a pack of Love Hearts. You never know which message you are going to get next.

I find it quite exciting not knowing which messages will come up in the pack.

Love Hearts Messages

Love Hearts Messages

Love Hearts are a nice way to give your partner a hint on Valentine’s Day.

I found the following messages on one pack of Love Hearts: “Hold me”, “Yes Dear”, “New Love” and my favourite “My Angel”.

Love Hearts Vintage Style Tins

Love Hearts Vintage Style Tins

After a record breaking 150 million rolls of Love Hearts were sold last year, nothing says ‘be mine’ quite like a quintessential romantic treat from Swizzels Matlow.

The makers of the classic confectionery, have launched their Valentine’s Day collection.

It includes a limited edition heart-shaped tin and an ‘I Love You’ tube of sweets.

Only 100,000 vintage style tins, full of Mini Love Hearts, have been produced and are destined to become a collector’s item.

The 100g tins are available nationwide and have an RRP of £2.49 while stocks lasts.

The limited edition tin is really cute. Once you have eaten the sweets, you can use it to store more Love Hearts!

Love Hearts Tube

Love Hearts “I Love You” Tube

Last year’s sell out success – a 108g Love Hearts tube that reads ‘I Love You’ – is back at a special promotional price of £1.

Other romantic gifts, available nationally, from Swizzels Matlow include:

Love Hearts Giant Roll

Love Hearts Giant Roll

Love Hearts Giant Roll

325g Love Hearts sweet tub containing 30 Mini Love Hearts rolls, with an RRP of £3.

Facts about Valentine’s Day

  • A heart may symbolise love because it’s believed that if Eros, also known as Cupid, shot you in the heart, with one of his arrows, you would fall hopelessly in love
  • Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day around 498 A.D
  • The first Valentine’s Day gift was sent by Duke of Orleans to his wife, after he was captured in 1415
  • Since the 19 century mass produced Valentine’s Day cards have become popular
  • Love Hearts Sweet Tub

    Love Hearts Sweet Tub

    2.75 billion Love Hearts are produced every year, that’s enough to stretch 1.5 times around the world.

There is also an exclusive range of online Love Hearts gifts available at www.lovehearts.com

Type ‘LOVE15’ to claim a 15 per cent discount on all gifts* online.

*No minimum spend required, offer valid until 13 February, while stocks last.

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