Valentine’s Day Roundup & LinkUp

In advance of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d showcase a few of the Valentine’s Day treats and eats I’ve seen floating around in just the past couple days.  For a few weeks, I’ve seen so much that has me swooning, drooling, and wishing it was Valentine’s Day preseason forever because heart-shaped things are just too cute.  And they taste better, too.

Diane’s Valentine Cake with a Surprise Inside

Christi’s Valentine’s Heart Cookies made in a Whoopie Pan


And she also has a Valentine’s Day Roundup from Other Blogs that’s fabulous

Jessica’s Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

Tracey’s Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Deborah’s Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles

Lori & Cheryl’s Red Velvet Swap Posts: Pancakes Here and Crepes Here

Heidi’s Sugar Cookies

And Heidi’s Valentine’s Day Roundup post

Pinch My Salt’s Heart-Shaped Egg in a Nest

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies (NoBake, Vegan, GF)

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Heart Spoons

Made With Love Wooden Spoon

Heart Shaped Whoopie Pie Pan

Free Heart Printables from Marla

And Marla’s Valentine’s Day Roundup Post

Heart Shoes

Valentine’s iPhone cases

I could go on and on, but that should get you started.

What have you seen for Valentine’s Day either in food and recipes, housewares, clothing, or other fun items?

What, if anything, are you doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Are you celebrating this weekend or on the 14th?

We’re not doing anything “special”.  We’re not going out for a fancy dinner (typically with mediocre prix fixe food in an over-crowded restaurant), we’re not drinking any wine or champagne, and there will be no long-stemmed roses and chocolates on the pillow.

Instead, there will be dinner at home (prepared by yours truly), apple juice will be as close to wine as we get, and instead of chocolates on the pillow, I may find some cookie crumbs or Barbie shoes.

And that’s actually fine because I have no desire to go out on V-Day.  I’d rather stay in, enjoy the peace and quiet and time with my two Valentines, Scott and Skylar.

I’ve also included a LinkUp so if you’ve made anything, seen anything, or want to link up anything Valentine’s Day-related, feel free.  Link up as many items as you want.  Click on the Blue Button below to get started.

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!


  1. I have quite a few Valentines treats, but I’ll stop at two ;)

  2. Great round up! Im drooling over here. Love all those heart shaped tools, too.

  3. That egg in a nest is amazing!

  4. I love the heart spoons!! So cute!! The pretzels look adorable!!

  5. Great round up Averie! Love those pop tarts :)

  6. Oh wow, I seriously covet the heart-shaped spoons!
    I’ll be in class on Valentine’s Day so probably no romance for me. Chocolate though may have to be present at some point:)

  7. ahhaha i was totally planning to do the same thing with linking up! you beat me to it :) there’s just so much deliciousness floating around this time of year!!!

  8. Oh goodness, those red velvet cheesecake brownies look and sound absolutely delicious. I know what I’ll be making for V-Day. I just hope I can have enough self control to not eat the whole batch before the Hubs gets home :) Thanks for the round-up of good recipes, Averie! Oh and I love love love those Toms heart shoes. Seriously, does it get cuter than that? May have to gift those to myself.

  9. Oh my gosh, if those Toms were in red instead of pink I’d want them on my feet right.NOW!

    I hate Valentine’s Day (what can I say? I’m single. And I’ve worked as a server the past 4 Valentine’s. Pure torture), but I love heart shaped stuff.

  10. I have to make some treats for my students for valentines day!! Eeeeek, didn’t even realize it was this Tuesday!

  11. Hubby is working all weekend and on Valentine’s day so if we go out at all, it won’t be until next weekend. We have a great local chocolate company here, so some overpriced but incredibly good chocolate will probably fall into the plan somewhere. One of my hobbies is making jewelry so I am working on a ring with little rubies so that is my project…and it’s my present to myself so I’m excited to finish it.

  12. Such a wonderful and delicious round-up Averie!
    Love is in the air!

  13. I think Valentine’s Day should just be renamed sugar heart day. It’s so much more universal and accurate these days, haha. Best part of holidays = the change in colors and shapes of food.

  14. The heart whoopie pie pan is SO FUN! I have a large heart pan that I love around this time of year. I usually make a chocolate chip cookie cake in there which is great. I also have a silacone heart cake pan. One time I made my boyfriend a funfetti cake in their for breakfast : ) No Valentine’s day plans for us. We are having a quiet weekend. Hoping by next week we are in a litlte more of a celebrating mood.

  15. Ooh I love all these cute finds! All the baked goods look delicious and I absolutely love the heart Tom’s! Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Wow those are so cute!! I want to make those red velvet brownies or that super adorable cake!

  17. I seriously love everything on this list! TOMS are just about the best shoes ever :)

    For V-day, I don’t like the big restaurant thing either. We are going for brunch tomorrow morning and will likely cook dinner together on Tuesday. Hope you have a great one!

  18. Wow look at all those treats! We don’t really celebrate either. Every once in a while we might go out to eat somewhere really fancy, but not this year. Does doing house repair count as celebrating???? LOL

  19. those brownie heart cookies..ahh so adorable! too bad I do not have a whoopee pan.

    I really want to make your pb&J thumbprints as well. I suppose now is as good a time as any :) yum!

  20. OMG these all look AMAZING!!!

  21. I would always rather stay at home for a holiday than go out. Overpriced food and packed houses? So not us. Staying in and watching a good rom-com is about as crazy as we’re going to get. Maybe we’ll even watch two movies! Ha!

  22. That first cake looked amazing! Wish I could make my cakes look that good.

  23. What a fun post with lots of great goodies and inspiration! I’ve seen a lot of tempting sweet chocolaty recipes that look amazing, but I doubt I’ll have time to make any of them! :-P Instead, hubby and I will be having a simple, chill night out.

  24. That Love Day cake is amazing! I can make delicious cakes, but they’re not even close to pretty. Oh my!

  25. My favorite comfort food is mac and cheese :)

  26. Okay, this post is total food porn. I wish I could host a Valentine’s Day party just to make some of this stuff! This year I’ll just be hanging out with a good friend, getting dessert and seeing The Vow. I’m excited though- it’s my first single Valentine’s in three years, so there’s no pressure!!

  27. I’m almost going to be sad to see Valentines Day come and go… much delicious and beautiful food!
    thanks so much for featuring my pancakes and crepes Averie!

  28. What a great round-up, I love those iPhone cases! Thanks for sharing my brownies :) We’ll celebrate V-Day on Tuesday. I’ll probably cook a nice meal and we’ll just relax together, maybe watch a movie!

  29. Awww, thanks for including my truffles! Great round up!!

  30. Averie, what a line-up of a round-up! Thanks so much for including me!! Have a great V-day at home, and keep an eye out for those Barbie shoes, they can be deadly :) Love the link-up link. What a great idea, I may have to steal that idea for my blog too. XOXOXOX

    • I love all your goodies…and it’s always so beautiful and perfect looking :)

      Linkup…this is only my second one ever but they’re fun and not sure why this one doesn’t have thumbnails included. I clearly didn’t check the proper boxes when grabbing the HTML code. lol

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  33. Sweet sugar rush! I’d never tried LinkUp before. I really enjoy learning new bloggy things from your site.

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