Recipe Roundup: Simple and Tasty Romantic Meals for Two

created at: 02/03/2012

Whether you’re on a chicken budget or filet mignon budget, we’ve wrangled up a plethora of romantic recipes for two that will surely lead to a very amorous Valentine night. 

From a appetizer to wine selection, All Recipes enters the fray with their charm on the cheap menu. The Cherry Tomato Toasts are especially Valentine-y, don’t you think?

Cherry Tomato Toasts

Show your sweetie how much you love him/her by cooking a healthy Valentine dinner. Eating Well offers up 18 chicken recipes that will help you get the message across without sacrificing flavor.  Continue Reading

DIY Romantic Star Projector

The DIY part of the AstroStar ($22) star projector is its assembly. A fun project for you and the kiddos, if you have any. If you don’t, even better, because it will surely set the mood for many romantic evenings for two. Which, of course, leads us back to my second sentence. Buy it at Infmetry; read more about it at NOTCOT.

6 Sensational Seaside Bedrooms

created at: 05/18/2011

From straight up modern to a little bit British Colonial, bedrooms by the sea rank up there with some of the most romantic imaginable. And, yes, sometimes it’s more about the view than the decor!   

Crisp and clean and so serene:

Bedroom Luxury Dream House Design 500x429 Luxury Dream House Design at the Seaside, Casa Kimball

Taking inspiration from the color of the sea, the addition of blue to this bedroom is spot on.  

If you live by the sea, walls shouldn’t get in the way of your view!

The padded headboard feels a little too ‘institutional’ to me, but the room is still a worthy addition to the list. Continue Reading

Roundup: 14 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas


Valentine’s Day may be only 4 days away, but you still have plenty of time to make something special for your favorite people. Here’s some quick and easy projects that you can whip up in no time!

Pictured above:  These patterned fortune cookie freebees from Celeste are a MUST download. 

Pictured below: A book of romantic poetry and Martha’s simple ‘heart’ bookmark could be a perfect pair.

Also from Martha are these ‘knot’ bracelets.

These lollipop Valentine’s couldn’t be easier to make, thanks to a download from Skip to My Lou. Continue Reading

Luxury for Less: 14 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

created at: 02/04/2011

The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine’s gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less. 

We’re gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don’t hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won’t break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website. Case in point, their ‘Return to Tiffany’ Mini double heart tag pendant is an affordable $100, AND it comes in a glorious Tiffany Blue box just like items 100 times that price. Continue Reading

How to Make a Gypsy Lantern

Mia’s gypsy lanterns are so sweet and romantic, they’d be perfect decorations for an indoor or outdoor party. (Can’t you just imagine them decorating a yard for a twilight wedding? Lovely!)  They’re also a great recycling project too. Stuff you’ll need to make them include:

  • light weight cotton fabric (time to use up those scraps)
  • tissue paper
  • clean, empty glass jars of the smallish variety
  • 18-gauge wire
  • sewing machine, or you could sew by hand too
  • cotton thread
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • wire cutters
  • pliers

For the complete tutorial, head on over to One Hour Crafts. Continue Reading