Valentine’s Day | Lifestyle

 

Whether you’re spending today with your other half or you’re giving yourself some ‘me time’ I want to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you have a beautiful day and too a wonderful weekend! Shehzad and I won’t be doing anything for Valentine’s Day as we’re both working but I am looking forward to going for brunch and shopping next week on our day off πŸ™‚

So today I thought I’d just share an easy peasy recipe for the brownies above, I whipped these up yesterday morning and they went down a storm. He didn’t even realise they were from a packet :p We also exchanged cards and gifts, I was shocked at the gorgeous gifts he picked out for me!

First up the delicious brownies. When I’m feeling lazy and don’t have much time I will admit I reach for the packet mix. But what’s wrong with that? Everything is weighed out for you in the packet, all you have to do is add an egg a little water and some oil, mix and bake. EASY! These brownies are the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, with three added extras. I like a little extra texture so I chop up a standard bar of Galaxy Milk Chocolate (cheeky I know) and a carton of glace cherries (cherries and chocolate, delicious!) and I pop a rolo on top just to make them extra special! After baking in a normal cake tray for around 20 minutes, I simply used a heart shaped cutter to make two little heart shaped brownies. I then cut up the rest into squares for my colleagues and work lunch boxes. They’re so moist and gooey in the middle with a perfect crunch on the top. Next time you’re craving some warm brownies I definitely recommend reaching for the Betty Crocker mix!

 

 

 

Next, my absolutely stunning gifts and the first two are so perfect I just didn’t have words when I opened them. Just like a Christmas present post, I am no way boasting. I just wanted to share how spot on my fiancΓ© is with gift buying and come on, who doesn’t like a gift post really?! It’s like he reads my blog because I literally just featured them on my Disney wishlist recently! The Anna Animator Doll and Merida Animator Doll. They are so adorable and the perfect start to my collection! I don’t want to unbox them until I get a new bookshelf to display them on but when I do I will be doing a video and post about them πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

And finally two ever so thoughtful pieces from Links of London. The Secret Eclipse Love Pendant. Such a gorgeous locket-style necklace featuring a revolving disc with a secret message inside. The letter T charmΒ in silver for my charm bracelet. Eventually I want to have my initials across it with my initial when I change my surname after marriage πŸ™‚

Don’t worry, I did get him some gifts (not pictures because I didn’t get a chance before he started using it all). But I treated him to a Grey Skull Friendship bracelet from Links of London. Trust me, he loves skull bracelets and has all the Thomas Sabo ones -__- He also got a selection of The Body Shop goodies including lots of cocoa butter scented goodies (his favourite). The main treat I guess was the F1 2014 World Championship Review – something I knew he had wanted for a while. He is a massive Lewis Hamilton fan!

What did you do for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to see your Valentine’s posts if you’ve done any so please share them in the comments below πŸ™‚

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  • Those brownies look super yummy! Xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

  • Oh my god. Can i buy these brownies off you? they look YUM!! haha and how cute if your BF he deffo read your wishlist!! Have a lovely valentines day lovely Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

    • I do still have some left πŸ˜‰ I will be working with Betty Crocker V soon and may have a little giveaway so keep your eyes peeled πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Those brownies. Yes. Much, much yes please! And wow it’s such a rare thing to find someone who totally ‘gets’ your gifting wavelength – these are gorgeous! If he did read your wishlist that is just too much cute I can’t cope. Sounds like you were totally spoiled this V-day!

    little miss fii || Fii x

  • oh wow, you got some lovely, thoughtful presents!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  • Heather Haigh

    The chocolate brownies look lushious. Sounds like a lovely day.