Feb 14

Valentine’s Breakfast

I have a confession, I’m not really a fan of Valentine’s Day.  In grade school, I was always passed over and didn’t get as many Valentines.  In high school, I was never sent flowers or found myself the object of anyone’s affections.  And I’ve never been in a relationship with someone who showered me in grand romantic gestures.  I could really skip the “holiday” all together.

But I work in the wedding industry and the floral industry, which means that this day is the day where romance and florals collide in the most vigurously passionate way.  I have to seek to find acceptance in the traditions of this day, even if that means I’m in it merely for the love of flowers.

However, after almost 7 years of marriage and 2 kids later, one comes to realize the true meaning of love.  It’s isn’t always about the lustful notions that February 14th so often advertises.  It’s a deeper, more content understanding of what home, family and devotion is really about.

As a work from home mom, it would be really easy to skip over the day all together.  My girls would be none the wiser and the tempation is great.  But sometimes I do try to be cute and in my own way show them some extra love on this day.  In the same way, it needs to be shown our significant others, so I decided to start the day with a little Pinterest inspired treat.  It’s not a huge gesture, but I’m a believer in the little things that can make the biggest impact.  It’s all in the details and the little ways to show that we care.

Homemade Pop Tarts | The Day's Design

So yesterday, I started making this little treat, homemade pop tarts.  I thought it would be fun and I’d make them in cute heart shapes.  It was only after I started making them that I realized that my heart shaped cookie cutter is only the size of a silver dollar, so I had to skip to plan B.  And for the record, square ones taste just as good.

My husband has a big day of errands and traveling ahead of him, so it was the perfect hand-held breakfast for a man on the run and the girls love anything with sprinkles.

I used this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for the filling and used her step by step tutorial.  However, I didn’t have any shortening in the house, so I substituted this pie crust from Allrecipes (I had to double the recipe) and it turned out amazing.  I made a total of 13 tarts, filling half of them with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture and the rest with my huband’s homemade raspberry jam.  For the ones with jam, I simply ommited the cinnamon from the glaze for the top.  This breakfast was a winner and I think I get a gold star, at least for the morning.

Valentine's Breakfast | The Day's Design


This just added a little sweetest to my Tuesday morning.  Even if you’re not celebrating today, I hope you find someone to share a some love with this week.  I think the world could use a little.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

– 1 John 4:17


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