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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fellow mermaids!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine’s Day!

I’m excited to share this sweet Valentine’s Day recipe with you!  These pink heart-shaped pancakes are easy to make and taste sooo delicious!!  I seriously ate two while taking these pictures for the blog.  Besides being pink and heart-shaped, these pancakes are also diary-free.  I used Earth Balance’s buttery spread (soy-free) and some Vermont maple syrup (yum!) to top these babies off but feel free to use your own toppings.  This pancake recipe is quick to come together, so whipping up a batch Wednesday morning wouldn’t be much of a worry.  Scroll down for the recipe!

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

Makes 6 – 8 pancakes – recipe can be doubled and it also depends on the size of your heart

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

So I wanted to take a minute to talk about this heart shaped thingy that I’m not really sure what to call it.  Someone gifted me two of these things, years ago and I never bothered to give them a try until now.  They are pretty awesome and designed to lay flat on a griddle or frying pan.  It took me a few attempts at getting the hearts to come out perfect but after that it was smooth sailing.

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

cooking a pink pancake in action!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 2 – 3 drops of red food coloring
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extra
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup water – may need to add more as you go along
Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

The underside of the pancakes is pinker since it’s the side that spent less time on the griddle

Recipe:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Go slow with the food coloring drops.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat.  Place heart on griddle with a few drops of olive oil before adding a thin layer of pancake mix.
  4. Once bubbles stop bubbling on pancake, you are clear to flip.  Let cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add toppings and enjoy!

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valentines Day Gifts for Mermaids

Looking for gift ideas for Valentine’s Day for the mermaid in your life?  Well I’ve got just the thing!  Actually I’ve got ten of them, ten mermaid filled Valentine’s Day gift ideas!!  There’s everything from handmade jewelry to beauty products and more.  Check out what made the list:

Valentines Day Gifts for Mermaids

  1. rainforest of the sea lipstick
  2. sea glass ear threaders
  3. mermaid jewelry dish
  4. mermaid scale iPhone case
  5. mermaid sheet set
  6. mermaid cuff bracelet
  7. mermaid hair care set
  8. mermaid scale blanket
  9. mermaid jewelry holder
  10. mermaid scale pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Dessert + Drink Recipes for Valentine’s Day

There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat!  Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy.  That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays.  For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception.  Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!

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10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes

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10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Love Potion #9 via The Cookie Rookie

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Sangria via Simply Whisked

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud

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8 Favorite DIYs for Valentine’s Day

Check out these 8 DIYs not to be missed for Valentine’s Day!  If you’re still lost on what to give your sweetie, why not make something yourself?  Check it out:

DIY Valentine's Day

At what age did giving balloons stop? I love the idea of a balloon bouquet! via A Bubbly Life

 

DIY Valentine's Day

These are just as sweet as they are full of attitude! via Lovely Indeed

 

DIY Valentine's Day

I’m a huge plant-fanatic and I never feel like I have enough. I would love to get a living plant on Valentine’s Day! via Paper n’ Stitch Blog

 

DIY Valentine's Day

An adorable way to style a flower bouquet! via Ka Styles

 

DIY Valentine's Day

These look amazing!! via Adventures in the Making

 

DIY Valentine's Day

All matches should have outfits as cute as these! via Say Yes

 

DIY Valentine's Day

I love the idea of gift wrapping with a kiss.  via Sugar and Cloth

 

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Nautical Wheeler Jewelry on Whitney Hansen

Recently Nautical Wheeler Jewelry was featured on Whitney Hansen, as part of a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.  Whitney choose to feature my Gold Wave Ring and I was nothing but filled with gratitude!  If you’re not familiar with Whitney and her blog, her main topic is money.  How to pay off debt, how to save and how to not spend so much.  (You get the idea!)  So if you’re working a tight budget this Valentine’s Day, make sure to check out the fun and not-so-expensive ideas she’s got posted to her blog!

Gold Wave Ring

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Valentine’s Day Nail Art

For Valentine’s Day this year I’m all about sparkly nail art.  The more sparkle the better!  I’m also still loving that rose gold nail polish trend from last year.  It seems so fitting for a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day.  Take a peek and grab some inspiration:

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

a little glitz and glam goes a long way!

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

I love the idea of just one sparkling heart

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

If you want to skip the glitter but not the sparkle, add some of these metallic dots!

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

tiny hearts are still sweet

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

 

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2017

If you’re keeping it simple, just a pretty shade of pink does the trick!

 

Find more nail art ideas on Pinterest

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