Cupcakes Cups

Hey guys! 

When you're looking for a clever way to brighten up a party, consider baking cupcakes & placing them into bright & colorful cupcake cups.  My husband & I made these yesterday for Valentine's Day - even though it was for a party of 3 (hubby, me & our son) I thought it might be fun to try this together! We purchased a fun cupcake cup pack with decorative hearts from Eli's Market here in NYC.  Eli's Market is a great place to get fun & unique sweets for entertaining or just to eat at home! 

How cute are these?

Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day yesterday!

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FOOD: Chocolate-Dipped Smashmallows

Yes, I said Smashmallows. 

The team over at SmashMallows sent us these organic & gluten-free marshmallows & they are Mmmmm!  They are known as America's first snackable marshmallows. All of their snacks are made from the best natural ingredients along with a variety of flavors. Since Valentine's day is coming we were inspired to try one of their recipes using the Strawberries & Cream flavored marshmallows!
Recipe below.

Their current flavors include:  Toasted Coconut Pineapple, Mint Chocolate Chip, Root Beer Float, Meye Lemon Chia Seed, Cinnamon Churro, Espresso Bean & Strawberries & Cream!  The links I included are to purchase them in packs of 4 or to buy their variety pack here.

A flavor I'd LOVE to see would be.... Chocolate & Cream. Come on guys! That would be ideal to add to my hot cappuccino in the mornings!  Kids really love smashmallows as you can see below, my son ate 2 of the Chocolate Dipped Smashmallows I made!  He's got a SWEET TOOTH but for some reason he didn't like the melted chocolate as I had to place his in the freezer to harden for a bit, then he ate it!   This Valentine's Day surprise a friend, your hubby or a co-worker with some smashmallows.

  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate cut into squares 
  • 1 4.5 oz bag Smashmallows (any flavor)
  • Edible Gold Leaf flakes (optional) This will give it a professional bakery look. You can purchase some here or here.  (Make sure it says edible).
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted. Do not overheat or you will burn the chocolate. 
  • Using a toothpick or fork, dip Smashmallows half way in melted chocolate, then place on waxed paper or aluminum foil & let harden. 
  • Felling extra adventurous? Garnish with edible gold leaf, a sprinkle of nuts or a dusting of powdered sugar. 
  • Makes 16 one-bite treats!

"Love Affair" original lip paintings available for purchase here.

pics by jen ramos

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It's pretty chilly outside, being it's only February.  I've got my eye on a few tops this season & I recently ordered this one from Vici Collections.   Even though it's more for June weather...I couldn't pass up on how cute it was!

I am also loving all the ones from Lingua Franca - like the "We are all Immingrants" cashmere sweater & my personal fave,  "I Miss Barack" which is one of their biggest sellers!  I want one. However, it's currently over my price range.  Anyway, if you're into splurging or not, here are a few of my faves this month! 

Hope you enjoy your Valentines day!

XOXO: "we are all immigrants" by Lingua Franca nyc - here.
XX: Red sweatshirt with heart via ILY Couture

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Kids Clothing Available!

 Hey guys, we have been going through a lot of changes in the last day or two. It's been very tough and at times stressful. Unfortunately, I also decided to close down my Cocoa & Hearts kids shop because I was spreading myself too thin.  But we have a BIG SALE there and all tees & sweaters are now 30% off, everything must go! 

Also, many moms have asked about Noah's clothing & if I was selling the items that no longer fit him. I've been meaning to do this for a long time now! he will be 2 years old next month, and I finally got around to posting some online for sale. Finally. Please visit that sale here.

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