Happy Valentine’s Day & Friend Meetup

Over the weekend I got together with my friend Amber!

We met at a juice and smoothie bar

It had been ages since I saw her.  Our last coffee meetup was ages ago.

And our champagne happy hour night out is a distant memory.  Sadly.

So it was especially fabulous to catch up with her over the weekend!

Scott had Skylar so I was able to fully focus on the girl talk at hand while we sat outside and drank smoothies.  A perfect time!

Later on today I am taking Skylar to her Valentine’s Day party.

We have our bag of Valentines made up and stuffed with candy and ready to hand out.

She’s excited to see what she’s going to receive!   The concept of an exchange is registering.  It’s so fun to re-live my childhood through her little eyes.

From my last post about Date Surprises, it was fun to hear if you’ve been surprised recently.  Or this weekend.

And thanks for letting me know if you like dates.  Of any kind.

Earlier today I got in a nice workout.  20 minute run + 20 minutes of yoga/core/pilates moves in my garage.

And now, it’s time to get things done around here before I go to work.

But first, if you have chocolate chips and peanut butter on hand, you can make these if you need a quick treat for your Valentine’s Day Sweetie.  Or just for yourself.

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Nooch optional, if you don’t have it.

Or try White Chocolate & Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


1. Do you remember receiving Valentines with candy in them?  What kind of candy?

I remember those little candy hearts.  They taste like chalk and are stenciled with the words “Be Mine” or “You’re Cute” on them.

Or these say “Awe Some” or “Soul Mate”

Deep thoughts are stenciled on those hearts, for sure.

I would gladly take a Butterfinger or a Crunch Bar, instead!

2. When was the last time you met up with a friend?

It had been too long, for me!  Since the last time I saw my friend Jenny.

And previous to that, one of my meetups with Amber.

Far too long and it’s so necessary to have girl talk, to get together with our friends, to connect (in the flesh, not just online) and to laugh and relax!  It’s my way of recharging my batteries.

3. Valentine’s Day Plans?

I don’t have any other than working.  We did our Valentine’s Day “festivities” already.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday

60 comments on “Happy Valentine’s Day & Friend Meetup”

  1. Girl time is fun!! U look so beautiful Averie : ) Love the sunglasses too!!!!

    Happy Valentines Day to you, Scott, and Skylar! Hope she has a fun time at the valentines party!!!!!

    Mwah! xoxo

  2. What a fun friend meetup! Hope your V-day was lovely <3

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day, Averie. I hope Skylar’s party was a blast. :-)

    And hey, I’m with you: I’d prefer chocolate over those heart candies any day!

  4. Happy Valentine’s! Hope Skylar has fun at her party.

    I made something for A I think you’ll like, but I don’t want to write it down until I give it to him so I don’t spoil the surprise!

  5. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!!!!!!

  6. omg I love robecks we have one back at home but not in Lexington, I haven’t been in soo long!

  7. I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog!! :)))


  8. I’m spending my Valentine’s Day starting a paper on Saint Paul. I’ve had better ;)

  9. I never was a huge fan of Valentines day when in school and younger, it was stressful figuring out which card to give to each person because of all the different sayings! The candy was great, though. I especially loved Lindor white chocolate truffles. I haven’t met up with friends in a LONG time!! Not specifically GIRLfriends, that is. I’ve just recently moved and have yet to find anyone! :/ I had no Vday plans since I had to work, but my bf surprised me with some marshmallow-less rice krispy treats! Karo syrup, rice krispies, peanut butter & brown sugar with some chocolate on top. They were SO good! Happy Valentines day!!

  10. Those cups look so tasty! I love the look of the black and white one- so professional! Happy Valentine’s Day :)

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  12. I remember mostly having suckers taped to Valentine’s as a kid. My kids did chocolate hearts with their Valentine’s, but got their share of suckers. ;)

    I met up with some friends before Christmas but will be seeing them again this Friday b/c one of the girls just had her second baby. Can’t wait!

    BTW, I made 2 of your recipes over the weekend and posted/linked about them last night. Thanks for the yummies!!!

  13. Recently found your blog and wanted to say thanks for all the recipes you post.As a recently turned Vegan and pretty newbie to Yoga as well I find it I spiring.


  14. looks like a blast you had!! i always LOVED V-day for all the candy!! at our school we used to have goodie bags and do the whole exchange thing like Skylar! SO FUN!

  15. Glad you were able to get out for some girl time, and some girl talk.

    Never received Valentines with candy in it. Just the Valentine card.

    I meet up with my friend every Monday evening – with the exception of last night ;)

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