Saturday, February 23, 2013

Valentine's Recap

What?  You didn't think I was done, did you? Impressive as it was; that was just a preview.  I ate all of those chocolates pre-Valentine's Day so you would know what you were getting into.  Admittedly, there was an unexpected supplement.  And then even more rolled in (pun intended).

It was quite the Valentine's explosion, actually.

89 had already swiped this toy from the shopping bag moments after I'd carried it in the house I'd already given 89 this cool alligator; it looks like she's snuggling, but she's really chewing on his foot (that's her m.o.).

Valentine lovin'

Further proof of her ferocity (and affinity for animal feet):

For myself, I was expecting my annual chocolate feast from my parents.

yes; this a real note

To my surprise, I came home to find that they'd delivered not only a selection of Rose City Chocolates:

But also chocolate-covered pretzels.  Unfortunately, they turned out to be unsalted (I do not recommend unsalted chocolate-covered pretzels; they should have come with a warning).    

Gorgeous sterling roses:

And even a Valentine's bagel (otherwise I would have just eaten chocolate until it was gone):

There was even a few more things from Vegan Treats: chocolate lollipops (swoon):

And...wait for it....

peanut butter twix!  They taste even better than they look and are one of my new favorite things from VT.  Positively outstanding.

As if all of this wasn't enough, I'd swung by Vegan Treats myself to pick up a few things for my parents (and me):

Red velvet cake:

V-day confetti cake:

Valentine's-themed, chocolate-covered, cheesecake on a stick!


Suffice it to say I've had more than my fair share just enough chocolate and sweets as of late. 

And plenty of Valentine-themed revelry.

It's exhausting!


  1. 89 is adorable as always. The alligator might disagree.
    It looks like yr parents followed directions well. At least you didn't affix the note to yr mouth! I think that next year I will send my parents links to vegan chocolate companies and hope for a box of Rose City.
    I'm not the biggest fan of baked and iced cakes but chocolate covered cheesecake I can DEFINITELY do. For future reference.

  2. Abby,

    Next year I’m sleeping over February 13th.

  3. wowzers, sounds like you had a great holiday!

  4. foodfeud- I highly recommend Rose City for that old-school, box-o-chocolates fix. I'm with you on the cakes. I don't love icing, but I got sucked in by the decoration...

    MVG- I have tart and mint chocolates for you!

    BYOL- oil free!

  5. OMG. That's all I can say. And 89 takes the cake.


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