Create a heart healthy Valentine’s dinner

happy valentines meal

 

Valentine’s Day is here! Have you made plans to celebrate? If you are like millions of others, your plans probably include a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant. As a highly introverted person, the thought of sitting in a loud crowded restaurant is not my idea of a romantic night. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a meal out as much as anyone. But around Valentine’s Day, when most nice restaurants at full capacity, I’d much rather have a quiet evening at home. Can you relate? (Or did you forget to make reservations for you and your sweetheart?) Don’t fret. I’ve got some delicious heart healthy dinner ideas from the Emmet Street Creations archives that are easy to make but taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. Just mix and match the recipes from the list below for a quiet meal that will make your love swoon.

Starters:

Main Course:

Dessert:

Valentine’s Day sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

15% off $15 or more sale

 

Because we love ya, baby, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a discount to products in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store.

That’s right! Spend $15 or more in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store and get a 15% discount. Simply enter code LOVE16 at checkout.

Even though we love you all year long, act soon–this discount is only around until February 29!

Know someone who’s looking for a sweet Valentine’s Day gift? Why not share this coupon code? It’s easy! Simply use one of the sharing buttons below (Note: If you’re reading this via e-mail or reader, you’ll need to link to our website to use the sharing buttons).

Valentine’s Day sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

Emmet Street Creations Etsy store Valentine's Day sale promo codeThe time to say je t’aime to a loved one (or just yourself!) will soon be upon us. Because we love ya, baby, we’re celebrating amour with a discount to products in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store.

That’s right! Spend $15 or more in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store and get a 15% discount. Simply enter code LOVE15 at checkout.

Even though we love you all year long, act soon–this discount is only around until February 28!

Know someone who’s looking for a sweet Valentine’s Day gift? Why not share this coupon code? It’s easy! Simply use one of the sharing buttons below (Note: If you’re reading this via e-mail or reader, you’ll need to link to our website to use the sharing buttons).

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Why not put your love on lockdown to celebrate?

Love locks

This picture was taken by me on an unidentified bridge in Venice, Italy. There are eleventy billion bridges in Venice; certainly you don’t expect me to know them all?

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was trying to think of ideas to write about to commemorate the day, so I decided to check Facebook to procrastinate look for inspiration.

Fortunately during my dillydallying, I found my muse.

I stumbled upon a photo I took in Venice while I was waiting for my traveling companion to complete a souvenir purchase. To pass the time, I started walking around and snapping some pics; during my wandering I came upon a bridge that had bunches of padlocks attached to it. I didn’t know the details of the tradition, but it was clear it was some sort of romantic gesture. So I snapped a few pictures and made a mental note to look into the matter further when I returned home.

My hunch was correct. Apparently, these locks of love are found on bridges throughout Europe. Couples attach the locks to a bridge as a symbol of their love, then throw the key into  the river to show that their love can never be broken.

I wish I would have known about this tradition before my trip. I would have done it for me and my sweetheart… and maybe for you, Emmet Street Creations’ beloved readers!

Have you heard of this tradition? Have you and your sweetie participated in it? I’m a hopeless romantic and would love to hear your story! Please share in the comments.

Valentine’s Day indulgence (without the extra calories)

Vday gift pack

Healthier than a box of chocolates, longer lasting than a bouquet of roses, able to shake off the stress of the day in a single soak in the tub, Emmet Street CreationsChampagne and Roses gift set is the perfect gift for your beloved this Valentine’s Day.

Your sweetheart can’t help but smile and think of you (and your thoughtfulness) when using these cute, rose-scented, heart-shaped soaps in the bath or shower. The champagne-scented bath fizzy will leave your pookie feeling stress free and love drunk. You may want to buy two and keep one stashed away as a get-out-of-the-doghouse-free card!

Think you don’t have a Valentine this year? Think again! You will always be your best Valentine, so why not treat yourself to some Champagne and Roses? You’ll thank yourself for it.