Here at FOLK we like to think we know how to throw a party, even if the party is just for two. This Valentine’s Day we have you covered with treats that will make your heart melt, a giveaway and recommendations for American-made gifts that your honey pie will swoon over. We know this because they are products we swoon over too!
Valentine’s Day decor. I have a love/hate relationship with it. When it is done right I love it, but when it is done wrong it’s oh, so wrong. Thankfully Kimberly Watt walks us through some DIY projects for setting the table that are easy and pretty. With yarn, carnations and ribbon she whips up a table scape that I would be honored to display in my own home. You can view instructions for these easy DIY projects in our Winter 2013 Issue (on page 64). You aren’t a subscriber? No worries. We promised, you’re invited. Check out the digital version of the issue HERE. Oh, but that’s not all!
Pink Velvet Cake! Mmmmmm! I told you we were going to make your heart melt! After you have your table all set head over to pages 90-95 (don’t forget, the digital issue can be viewed HERE) for the following recipes:
Pink Velvet Cake | White Chocolate Ganache | Chocolate Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes
Cream Cheese Frosting | Chocolate Mousse | Frosted Fruit | Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Don’t forget to also check out our recent (delicious) recipes that are right here on the blog! Heather shares with us how to create a Chocolate and Nutella Lava Cake and Lucy dishes up a recipe for Healthy Chocolate Pudding. I’ve always said, if you’re going to have a party… why not make it a fondue party? Amy walks us through how to set up a Fondue Party for that special someone (or just for yourself, I’m not judging).
I hope your heart isn’t already in a puddle on the floor… because I’m not done! I promised you a giveaway and recommendations for swoon worthy gifts.
Did you notice that chalkboard banner heart that Ben is holding at the top of this post? It’s perfect for quick ‘love notes’ and as much as we want to keep it… it’s for one of YOU!
Made in North Carolina, all Homegrown signs are hand stenciled, hand cut and hand painted with light distressing. This makes each one unique as slight variations occur during the handmade process. What can be better than a heart chalkboard to say I love you all throughout the year? Hearts are always a guaranteed success!
Hearts… and Roses. If you’re anything like me though those beautiful (aka expensive) roses are dead within a week. You’re supposed to change the water in the vase and clip the stems and yadda yadda yadda. I don’t have time for that. I like my roses made of fabric. No care necessary!
To fill the rose void in my life I turn to La Bonne Vie Designs. Every time I wear one of my Rockin’ Roses necklaces I end up talking about Marlene and her designs. It’s inevitable. Literally every time I put on one of her necklaces I get asked about it. Very soon, two of you will be getting asked about yours too because we have TWO to give away!
Do you want to be a lucky winner? It’s easy to enter.
Just leave a comment on this post telling us something special and something sweet about your Valentine. Three winners will be randomly selected on February 11th and contacted via email.
In the meantime, here are a few more American-made products that I personally love and believe would make great Valentine’s Day gifts:
For the person who adds the salt & pepper to your life:
For the one who believes it doesn’t get any more romantic than a handwritten love letter:
Dawn Josephine handwritten earrings with Aquamarine Silver Metal
For the long-distance relationship. Something to make those trips back and forth a little more enjoyable:
Hudson Sutler Hatteras Commuter Duffel
For a subtle daily reminder of your love:
The Burlap Bag wood burned tree trunk heart cufflinks
For a sweet reminder of an important place in your life (think where you met or where you said ‘I Do’):
A. Heirloom State Shaped Cutting Boards
Last, but not least, for the new little love in your life:
Little Hip Squeeks Organic Chevron Patterned Receiving Blankets
Be sure to check out the great recipes and DIY projects in our Winter 2013 Issue and don’t forget to let us know in the comments below something special and something sweet about your Valentine. All original comments will be automatically entered into a drawing. Three winners will be randomly chosen and contacted via email. Oh, and STAY TUNED. We have many more Valentine’s Day plans and recipes up our sleeve!
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