What Cupid brought for Valentine’s Day

Flowers…..ah, carnations!

Flowers from my sweetie

Flowers from my sweetie

A bouquet of flowers sweetly arranged in a vase was waiting for me when I arrived home from work on Thursday night.

My sweetheart wasn’t going to be able to spend Valentine’s Day at home with me as duty called and he needed to hang out in a few hockey arenas for the day and evening, scouting for players for the rebuilding Kitchener Rangers.

Being the thoughtful guy he is, he picked up flowers (including carnations, my favourite flower – I just love the look and smell of them!) and a mushy card ahead of time.

What a good guy! I think I’ll hold on to him. He’s a sweetheart the other 364 days of the year too!

Cards that included a sweet reminder of the joy of cupcakes…..

Valentine's Day card

1 puppy + 1 cupcake = 1 sweet Valentine's Day card

A few valentines arrived in the mail including this cute card from my brother’s family (full credit to my sister-in-law who no doubt picked out the card!).

Inside the card (made by Carlton Cards) it reads – “It’s my Valentine smile – I’m supposed to have little frosting smudges around the edges. Hope your day is sweet!”

Aaaahhhh……a puppy and a cupcake! How cute!

Cupcakes are so popular these days. These mini desserts can be baked in many flavours and the decorating possibilities are endless. If you’re a cupcake fan, here are a few blogs you’ll want to visit:

Chocolate…..both sweet and salty

Murray and I don’t usually make too much fuss about Valentine’s Day. I did pick up some chocolate to share with him when he gets home tonight.

Lindt Fleur De Sel chocolate

Lindt Fleur De Sel chocolate

Lindt Milk Chocolate pieces

Lindt Milk Chocolate pieces

I saw a couple new (or at least new to me) chocolates at the grocery store this week. First I found a bar of Lindt Excellence Fleur de Sel – dark chocolate with a touch of hand-harvested fleur de sel, or sea salt. (Chocolate and a hint of salt go very well together.)

I also found Lindt Lindor milk chocolate in  a chocolate bar form, or so I thought.

Had I examined the picture on the box a little more closely, I may have clued in that the box contained chocolate pieces, not a solid bar.

Nonetheless, if you like Lindt’s Lindor chocolates (those foil wrapped round balls of chocolate with smooth and creamy centres), you’ll love this box of Lindor pieces.

I’ll confess I’ve sampled both chocolates already, and pronounced them good. Let’s hope there’s still some left by the time Murray gets home.

Lindt chocolates

Lindt chocolates - Fleur de Sel bar (left) and Lindor milk chocolate pieces (right).

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