Sunday, February 4, 2018

TBB Asks // Q & A : All About Love

Hello, friends!  Once again I'm joining the gals at TBB for another round of Q & A!  Let's hop right in!

One  //  Kisses or Hugs?


Two  //  Candy or Flowers?
Ok, I can't answer "both" on everything.  So, while I do love flowers, if I have to chose between the two I'd pick candy!  Chocolate is one of my love languages. ;)  One of my favorite Valentine's Day gifts of all was the "Here's My Heart Chocolate Tower" that Jason got me!  That's right, a chocolate tower!!!  How amazing is my man? *Swoon!*

Three  //  Baking or Cooking?

You can find a link to the recipe here

I enjoy baking more.  Honestly I don't allow myself to do it all that often though.  Once I get on a baking kick I'll make a different sweet treat every day of the week.  In other words, my desire to bake is hazardous to my heath! Ha!  If I were to bake something today, the goodies above and below are what sound great right about now!

My Ooey Gooey MINTerrific Brownies

Four  //  Do you remember your first kiss?


Five  //  Favorite color of roses
My favorite roses are purple, thornless, and rare.  These Sterling Roses earned their spot on my all-time favorites list back in 1998.

Jason and I on my 20th birthday

Shortly after watching the movie Bed of Roses I told my husband (then fiancé) about the unique and beautiful Sterling Roses featured in the flick.  I wasn't hinting that I wanted some, nor would I have imagined that he'd take note and would actually bring me a bouquet of them.  Yet, as is the case throughout our life together, he blew me away with his thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and love.  After I mentioned them he called countless florists, finally tracked them down, and delivered them to me on the morning of my 20th birthday!  It was such a sweet way to begin the decade of my life when we'd marry and have two beautiful children together!  They will forever be my favorites as that memory is an incredibly dear to my heart!  

Six  // Conversation Hearts, Yes or No?
I think conversation hearts are absolutely adorable to look at, but I'm not a big fan of actually eating them.  Here are some examples of things I think they're much more suitable for. ;)

As inspiration for adorable individual cheesecakes ...

{Hungry Happenings' recipe can be found here.}

Inspiration for a super sweet manicure...

{Valentine's Day manicure found here}

In a darling Valentine Bouquet...

Seven  //  Do you leave love notes?
I used to leave love notes everywhere.  These days we send each other digital love notes (aka: sweet loving texts).

Eight  //  Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
Absolutely, I decorate for everything!  A holiday that consists of pink, red, hearts, and glitter couldn't possibly be the exception!

Nine  // Red or Pink?

I talked about where my love of pink stems from here.

Ten  //  Milk, White, or Dark Chocolate?
I love chocolate in every form, but typically go for milk chocolate.

Eleven  //  Do you believe in love at first sight?
At first sight, no.  I believe that's a different four letter word that begins with "l", lust.

Twelve  //  Do you give humorous or serious Valentine cards?
Usually serious.  I'm a super mushy person in general so the chance to verbally swoon is always my jam.

Thirteen  //  Favorite Chick Flick or Romantic Movie
I simply couldn't narrow it down to just one.  Instead, I'll share some long time favorites followed by more recent additions to my loves list.

The Happiest Millionaire and Enchanted have much in common.  The both involve love, humor, gorgeous gowns, and music.  The plot lines are not at all similar and they were filmed 40 years apart, but I'm pretty sure their commonalities play a big part in why they're both among my all-time favorite movies!

And more recent favorites...

Nowadays all my favorites can be found on the Hallmark Channel.  I continually have a DVR filled with Hallmark movies.  They know how to create the sweetest flicks that are heartwarming as well as family friendly, my favorite kind!  Do you have a favorite Hallmark movie?  If so, please share in the comments section below!  I'd love to know if there are any fun ones I've missed and should keep an eye out for!

Fourteen  //  Stay in or Go out?

For Valentine's Day I say stay in.  For years Jason and I would fight crowds to go out, but honestly all that matters to me is time with him.  On a cold winter's night nothing sounds better to me than enjoying the cozy comfort of home beside my love!  Delicious eats and scrumptious treats are the cherry on top of our sweet celebration together!  Once we turn a few more pages of the calendar my answer will completely flip!  Then a warm scenic stroll hand in hand with my love, sipping sweet drinks while talking about our day and our dreams is as good as it gets!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!  How would you have answered these questions?  Do we share any favorites?  Wishing you a lovely week!

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  1. "LOVE" reading your answers and your sweet ways are what makes you so special! Oh my goodness, those Sterling Roses are incredible!! I bet you family adores all your sweet treats. Our son came home from college unexpectedly Saturday and asks where moms baked goods were. Eek, I felt horrible, I had none so I hurried and whiped up some brownies, lol! Have a beautiful day my friend!

  2. Enjoyed your answers. Nothing is better than a good, old fashioned Hallmark movie. Love the chocolate tower! Have a sweet week.

  3. Great answers and we had some that are similar such as the conversation hearts where I said they are cute but I don't eat them!

  4. Favorite line, hands down , ‘Chocolate is one of my love languages.’ Hysterical! ☺️

    Loved everything about your post! What a day brightener these all are turning out to be!

  5. That is so SWEET that the hubby (then fiance) went through so much effort to find your favorite roses. I love the sentiment and thought behind that more than just receiving flowers. He set the bar high!
    Rebecca @

  6. Love the idea for the candy hearts as a part of a bouquet, super cute! And yes to chocolate, all of it <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. I absolutely love conversation hearts for the same reasons you do! They're so cute, and what a fun centerpiece idea. Once in a while, I eat a pink one, but that's about it ;) I absolutely love your purple rose story, too. Jason is the best!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  8. I have never watched The Happiest Millionaire, I'll have to check that romantic flick out. Your husband sounds like he knows the way to your heart, that chocolate tower was so sweet. I do miss the hand written notes sometimes, but loving texts are just as nice. I have kept all of the cards my husband has sent me with roses, I love looking back and seeing what he has written on them.


  9. I think using the candy hearts as decorations is brilliant. I think they are so cute but I won't eat them, they taste like chalk to me. lol

  10. Brenda, thanks for stopping by, it's so nice to meet you. And, your post was just so enjoyable and the chocolate tower, goodness, that's love if I've ever seen it and those roses. You have yourself a good man! Have a great new week!

  11. The roses story is so awesome! Love how out of his way he went to find them for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  12. So first I have to say I LOVE the name of your blog!!! Chocolate is my JAM and how clever. You hubby sounds like a keeper for sure. Love the story of the roses. I also love your pictures of the candy hearts for decoration. I did't think to get some off the world wide web. I went looking back through my pics because I've used them in the past, but couldn't find any. You are a smart cookie😉

  13. I had those roses at my wedding. :-) I remember seeing a photo of them a magazine (in the pre-Pinterest days haha) and I loved them. Such a sweet story about them too. That chocolate tower is amazing and that floral arrangement with the conversation hearts is so cute. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that you are having a great day so far too! :-)

  14. Such great ideas with those conversation hearts! Fabulous ideas! I LOVE that your husband is so sweet and thoughtful, sounds like he just really loves you deeply and it also sounds like you to return it!

  15. Aww! So many similarities, but also some differences! ;) I prefer red roses, dark chocolate (although milk is a close second!), and I actually like conversation hearts! What a fun q&a! Thanks for sharing, sweetest friend!

  16. So many similar answers indeed! I couldn't agree more about the other l word at first sight too. So, I got the sweetest card in the mail today and it just made me smile from ear to ear. Thank you so much sweet friend.

  17. OH my goodness, I don't think I have seen any of those movies. No I've seen enchanted, but the other ones, need to watch. Can we be besties and watch Hallmark movies together?! Those are my favorite, yet I don't have the channel, boo to getting rid of cable and not having enough time to watch! You hubby is definitely a keeper! So thoughtful.

  18. Ahhh Enchanted! It has been awhile since I have watched that one. Need to bust it out! That chocolate tower has me drooling. YUM! I am with you, I would much rather stay in on vday. It is so much more personal and enjoyable.

  19. Those Sterling Roses are gorgeous! I'm not sure I've ever seen them in person. Enchanted is such a fun movie!

  20. how cute are the candy heart nails?! LOVE
    and a chocolate tower? that's my kinda gift

  21. I'm with you--conversation hearts are so cute to look at, not so good to eat. I love all your conversation heart inspiration! Oh, and a chocolate tower?! That is amazing.


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