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The Weekend Recap: Spring Edition

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a happy Easter (and you aren’t suffering the lingering effects of a sugar coma). The weather on Easter Sunday reached a record high (around 75 degrees) and I was happily able to break out a lacy yellow sundress. Here’s hoping the rest of the week is just as nice, and that I don’t devour all of my Easter candy in the next 24 hours.

Starbucks

{Iced coffee season is here}

Spring

{Beautiful Blooms}

Chocolate

{I think the caption sums it up}

Glow Fish

{These fish got their glow on}

Lindt Gold Bunny

{This Easter bunny is out and about}

Spring Is Here

Now…let’s hope it stays around. It looks like we are in luck, judging by the weather reports for the week, with temps reaching the high 50’s and 60’s almost every day. After last week’s rain, I am elated by this development.

The weekend didn’t disappoint, either. Sunday was too perfect a day to waste, so I took full advantage of it. I went to breakfast with a friend, found my way to a Farmer’s Market in Port Jefferson, NY (where I caught up with two of my favorite people—Linda and Madeline from Chocology), and even took a few minutes to relax and listen to the sound of the water lapping against the shore.

If the weekend is any indication, I’d say we’re in for a good week…at least weather wise.

Here’s a quick recap:

Dessert

{Irresistible treats at a work event in New York City}

Motto

{My new motto courtesy of @thetaylorhouse}

Gym Selfie

{Gym Selfie}

Port Jefferson, NY

{A perfect spring day in Port Jefferson}

Chocology Unlimited

{A sweet gift from Chocology. Check out my Instagram to see what’s inside!}

Pumpkin Pandemonium 2016

I feel like fall is slipping away from me. It’s almost the middle of October, and I have yet to go pumpkin and apple picking (thanks, Mother Nature), decorate a pumpkin, or even buy Halloween candy (it’s probably good that I haven’t done that last activity yet). But I did make it to the Long Island Fall Festival in Huntington over the weekend, where I got my fix of everything pumpkin –- at least when it came to sweets. I’m adding to my fall agenda a trip to Trader Joe’s (because their pumpkin game is always strong)…and maybe then I will finally get my hands on my very own pumpkin!

starbucks pumpkin scone

{Welcome back, pumpkin scone from Starbucks}

pumpkin milk chocolate treat

{Pumpkin milk chocolate treat at the Long Island Fall Festival}

pumpkin spice coffee

{Pumpkin spice coffee is everything}

pumpkin cake

{The best pumpkin cake…ever}

sparking apple cider sangria

{Seasonally appropriate sangria}

Anyone else as obsessed with pumpkin as I am?

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day

It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without those sweet treats. And who better to talk about sweets than a chocoholic? Whether you’re staying in or dining out, Valentine’s Day is your one day to indulge (well, one day where it is perfectly acceptable to eat more than the recommended amount of sugar). So why not get creative?

Read on for a few delicious and decadent Valentine’s Day treats that you can make in no time.

This week, Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere shared a simple but sinful recipe for Valentine’s Day that looks too good to pass up. How do strawberry brownie skewers sound to you? As a brownie lover, I’ll say they sound pretty darn good. And they’re easy to make, too. For extra gooeyness, add roasted marshmallows and drizzle your creation with white and dark chocolate.

If you would like to keep with the strawberry theme, Jamie at Treats and Trends has you covered with a gorgeous strawberry chocolate cake. Her cake almost looks too good to eat (and I’m sure it is delicious).

Personally, I love a good breakfast on Valentine’s Day. Which is why you’ll find me happily indulging in a crêpe come Sunday. But if you’re more into having breakfast in bed, Kate at Taffeta and Tulips has the perfect solution — mini chocolate chip heart-shaped pancakes. Growing up, I loved chocolate chip pancakes and waffles. And truth be told, I still do as an adult. But if you’re worried about sticking to those healthy New Year’s resolutions you made last month (you remember those), Kate will show you how to tweak the recipe so both your heart and head are happy.

Having a Galentine’s Day party instead this year? Then you’d be wise to make your way over to Camille Styles’ blog and check out her chocolate and cheese post. And if you still need more inspiration, her 15 delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day desserts post will melt your heart.

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day treats? Do you have any decadent recipes you’d like to share? Come on, don’t make a chocoholic beg!