friday five …

i love the look of dainty, thin rings lately.  a little late to the trend, i know, but i just found this cute Gorjana silver set the other day. there's also this H&M set that comes in either gold or silver with various sizes at a great price, too!  i absolutely love this 'anatomy of a stack' guide via catbird.  so informative on how to stack your rings!  speaking of catbird, they have some great rings to shop, also!

there's no more perfect day than valentine's for wearing red lips.  red is so dramatic and sophisticated! ideal for that date with your loved one.  use this guide to find the perfect shade without breaking the bank.  not sure which color goes best with your skin tone.  check out this handy guide via brunch at asks.  the beauty department also has a fun guide for picking a red for you.  so, perfect that pout and kiss away! 

this roundup of 36 best valentine's day treats via a helicopter mom has everything you could ever think of baking from cookies to cupcakes to cakes!  if you're feeling extremely martha stewart, this tutorial via somewhat simple for baking and decorating your own conversation heart cookies is awesome.  i also like the idea of making mini conversation hearts and using them as a cupcake topper.
my absolutely favorite is chocolate covered pretzels though. in my opinion, the perfect combination of salty & sweet!  the melting of the chocolate and keeping the consistency may be the most challenging part, but not with this melting chocolate 101 guide. but, to let my kiddos get involved, i'm thinking of baking these sugar wafer cookies via family fresh meals.  easy peasy!

still searching for how to show your love?  check out this sweet collection of diy valentine's day crafts via the sweetest occasion.  she's rounded up the 10 best valentine's day crafts to get your crafty on.     how adorable are the cupid's arrows?!  good luck choosing just one!

elise over at cheers y'all discovered this adorable free gold & glittery heart print via love from the oven. how cute would it be to download and use for the background of your phone or computer?!   

happy friday!

Love, Tara

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  1. absolutely LOVE the printable. definitely downloading it! (gold AND sparky?! my fave combo!)

  2. Oh chocolate pretzels are my fave and I love the added sprinkles! Valentines crafts are so much fun (and pretty) - have a wonderful weekend! xo