Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Honor of Love Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! In honor of Love Day, I wanted to give you two posts in one {an outfit idea and a recipe}. Consider it my Valentine to you!

The first half is my V-day outfit.  I saw this dress and immediately thought of this Hallmark holiday.  I figured I'd get a little fancy for my lunch date with the hubs today.  In lieu of fighting the crowds tonight, {well, okay, we never made dinner reservations} we decided on having a heart day lunch together.  We are heading to one of our favorite spots, Sushi Zushi.  The Cosimo Roll will be ordered for sure....fried shrimp and cream cheese, wrapped in avocado, topped with Tampa Bay sauce, sprinkled with furikake seasoning and drizzled with eel sauce.  Are you hungry yet?  I am!

                  Dress:Forever 21 | Shoes:Lucky Brand | Belt:The Limited | Jewelry:Forever 21                  Headband:TJ Maxx | Watch:XOXO
I love t-strap shoes.  They will help taper your legs 
and give a thinner look.  PROMISE!
Couldn't resist doing this pose today!
I usually never wear flowers or headbands in my hair. 
I told you I was getting fancy!

This is my Valentine {and photographer}. Isn't he handsome?


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Ball

I wait all year for this cheese ball to arrive at my local H.E.B. grocery store. They only make this ball of deliciousness during Valentine's Day or if you place a special order, but I never remember to call ahead since my grocery shopping is always spur of the moment. I loathe going to the grocery store and put it off to the very last minute.

I wanted to share this with everyone, but I know that H.E.B. is only in Texas, so I had a bright idea...call the H.E.B. deli and ask them for the recipe.  Uh, why didn't I think of this sooner?  So, thanks to my genius idea, I can now share this ball of LOVE.  Be warned...it is addictive and I can eat the whole thing by myself!

What You Need:
Chocolate chips
Block of cream cheese {I prefer light, it makes me feel better}
Can of strawberry frosting
4-5 Finely chopped, fresh strawberries

Mix the cream cheese and 1/2 of the frosting container.  Add the fresh strawberries in with a mixing spoon.  Roll the mixture into a ball {whatever size you like...you can do one big one or several smaller ones}. Spread the chocolate chips over wax paper and roll the cheese ball over the chips until it is covered to your liking.  Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.  Serve with water crackers!  Heaven!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's Valentine posts!  Big hugs and love!

Cheers to hearts, t-straps shoes and homemade cheese balls!

I am linking up with Blonde Episodes today.  Hop on over and check out all the V-day love!


TheTinyHeart said...

Such a cute colorblocked dress! That dessert looks really yummy. Enjoy your Valentine's date with your hubby!

The Tiny Heart

Just Another Shopaholic said...

That is such a cute dress on you!!

Ross Schneider said...

I am such a lucky man to be married to a talented, intelligent, loving, and beautiful woman! See you in a few hours!! Love you...

Anonymous said...

You guys are too cute :) Can't wait to try that cheeseball!

Shabbychicdiva said...

So cute! I LOVE your outfit..adorable. And your hair accessory:-) Happy Valentine's Day. ♥Winona

Christine @Fancy Function said...

Cute dress - very 20's! :-)

Annie said...

I love your outfit - such pretty colors together! And that ball looks SO good :)

The Other Side of Gray

Emma said...

I saw this dress and almost bought it! It definitely looks a lot better on you :) Happy Valentine's Day to you two!!

Dallas Diva said...

Aw I love the pink and red! And you and your husband are such a beautiful couple :) I got my first rose ever today and I am just so giddy. I'm wearing a red dress to celebrate the spirit haha!
Hope you have a lovely day today!
XO, Janie

Stesha said...

IN LOVEEEEE with that outfit!! I need to find it at forever. Happy Valentines miss!


henning love said...

you are so cute in your outfit!! love that dress. hope you have a great valentines day!!

Katie said...

that dress is beautiful! and that recipe looks delicious!

noone said...

the dress is so pretty, and happy valentines day!

Redheaded Daybook said...

omg girly! you are so adorable. i love your outfit. and your pretty flower.

GGB said...

I love that dress, especially because of the color blocking effects! Very pretty and perfect for Valentine's day!

Michelle said...

Cute outfit!

ashlyn | nicole said...

girl you are adorable! love your cute outfit.
& those yummy strawberry creme cheese balls? YES!

hope you have a lovely day!
xx ashlyn

Kate @ Daffodils said...

that is a fun little dress!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your Valentine's Day outfit (great color combo, girl), and Sushi for dinner?! Yes please! ;)


miss andrea lee said...

Such a cute dress! and I love t-straps too!! Hope your having a great day!

tres chic chica said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Great post, so much fun. Thanks for the recipe and love the pic w u and you hubby! sooo cute :)


Ruth said...

The cream cheese balls sound wonderful.

tara said...

what a CUTE outfit!!! hope you had a great valentines day! :)

Anna Elder said...

I love that dress! Did you find it in store or online? Inseam to have a hard time finding stuff like this at f21. But it's adorable!

Unknown said...

Very nice colorblocking! I especially love the style of the skirt! And I want those shoes! -Jessica