Chatting Over Chocolate

Friday, February 19, 2016

Five Loves on Friday


Happy Friday, friends!  You know what that means!  It's Five Loves time!



One  //  A Delicious Weekend with my sweet Valentines!

My Valentine's Day wishes were quality time with my three loves (Jason and our girlies), and plenty of  yummy eats for all!  My sweet man made sure that these wishes came true...

Our weekend began with heart shaped donuts!  Pink, chocolate covered, sprinkles and all, they were perfection!



We spent Saturday cozy in our pajamas just relaxing together, until dinner.  Our favorite Thai restaurant is closed on Sundays, so we had to get early Valentine's takeout on Saturday night, of course!  My chicken pad thai and egg rolls absolutely hit the spot!  




Sunday we enjoyed a refreshing time in the Word, and after church stopped at one of our favorite pizzerias to snag a couple pies and cinnamon breadsticks.  Delish!  


It was as good as weekends get!



Two  //   The most fun that $2.88 can buy!



We're finally getting temps in the 60s here!  A bright new bouncy ball was totally in order!  We are so ready to get out and play, go for family walks, runs, and bike rides, and soak up the sun together!  C'mon springtime!!!



Three  //  We booked our stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!


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If you've been following along here or on instagram you probably know that we have been California dreamin' the past several months as we plan our next family vacation.  Our excitement has grown even more as we booked our week stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel!  This trip will include a week of touring California, followed by a week at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure!  I can hardly wait to take in the beauty and magic of it all, and then come right back here and share it with you all! 



Four // #ShareYourEars



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Post your sweet mouse ear snaps on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #shareyourears and help out a fantastic cause!

*See the my kids' favorite mouse ear shots on my IG account and a couple more on my family's YouTube channel Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat's Instagram!



Five  //  National Chocolate Mint Day!


If you're looking for an excuse to enjoy the decadent combo that is chocolate and mint, you have one!  Today is National Chocolate Mint Day!  Want to try something that checks both of those boxes and is as sweet as you are?  Check out this recipe I created a few years back with my oldest daughter in mind.  She enjoys a good brownie as much as I do, and cannot get enough of all things mint! 


Celebrate the holiday right with a pan of this gooey goodness!

Recipe link:  Ooey Gooey Minterrific Brownies



Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a lovely weekend, friends!

Earlier this week at Chatting Over Chocolate:




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21 comments:

  1. I feel like the only person in the world that isn't crazy about chocolate mint! Yesterday was National Drink Wine day and I definitely celebrated that haha! I love how your daughter is posing in that photo!!

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  2. What an awesome eating weekend!! So exciting that you booked your trip! And national mint/ chocolate day! Will have to celebrate it :)

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  3. Oh my! That Disney Vacation sounds too fun! We want to do something like that in a couple years when both our kids can fully enjoy the experience!! So jealous! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Yummy pizza, Disney vacation, and heart shaped donuts, no it does not get any better! And look at your sweet little girly in the spring is coming photo, so adorable! Have a most amazing weekend beautiful Brenda!

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  5. There is no way I can cut back sugar being a blogger....especially when you all post these delicious goodies on your site. Makes me crave it even more. Would love for you to share at my Party at My Place if you haven't stopped in yet. I'm still reading through some so if you did stop, I'll get to your post. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. Those brownies looks amazing! I wanted to pick up heart donuts for the kids on V-day but we were up in RI where the temps were even colder than in NY at the time so we ended up staying warm inside. I am so excited for your California Disney trip! That hotel looks beautiful! And I too am wishing for some warmer temps so we can do some more outdoor activiti

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  7. Thai food sounds so good now...and looking at that picture has me hungry at 9am haha. Congrats on booking your vacay! It's always awesome to have a trip to look forward to!

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  8. Oh that pizza looks amazing! So jealous of your California adventure! It's gonna be so much fun!! Those brownies look so good!! Love chocolate and mint together.

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  9. Those heart shaped donuts are so cute!! That Disney resort looks lovely too. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  10. I can't wait to hide away in your luggage on your California trip! I love all things about this LOVE-ly post! Enjoy this beautiful weekend, my friend!!

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  11. All that food looks delicious. I love that you love donuts as much as I do. :) I am so jealous of your California trip. It will be so much fun! I've been telling Tim we need to get out there and I'd absolutely love to go to Disneyland. One of these days, we'll do it. I can't wait to hear all about your trip. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. The California trip looks Ah-mazing! We are not professional disney goers but I did take my littles to Disneyland when we were in Cali one summer and we had the best time. I just booked a trip to Florida and while we are not actually going for Disney I do think my daughter and I are going to see what kind of power day we can plan for some fun. I plan on digging around here for some of your tips for sure!

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  13. Oh my goodness, this post just made me so hungry, lol! Those donuts and brownies! Mmmmmm! I have not heard of the California Floridian! It looks amazing!

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  14. That ball looks so fun and at a great price! I love anything mint so I'll definitely be celebrating this holiday!

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  15. Can't wait to hear all about your experience at Disneyland and the Grand Californian! So excited for you guys! We are hoping to plan a trip to Disneyland for the first time next year. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Wohoo for Disney planning!! I can't wait to live vicariously through your trip! It sounds like you got as much mileage out of Valentines weekend as we did - love all your fun, food and family time! :)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  17. 1. I need those brownies. 2. I'm so excited for your California trip!!! A whole week of Disney Land fun. I'm so jealous.

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  18. I was nervous for a second, but glad you were able to book the hotel! Can't wait until you're out in my neck of the woods!! Woo hoo!
    P.S. I want all the food in all of your pictures right now. lol

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  19. I've never had thai...but that looks delish!! And you think I can do a Disney trip with you...you are a pro!! LOL I have to find a pic of me in mouse ears to post!! Have a great weekend!! And thanks for all the blog love over at my little corner of the world. Seeing you there makes me smile!!

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  20. I am going to check that brownie recipe out right now! I signed up to take a dessert to school tomorrow for a teacher's luncheon and that sounds perfect!!

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