Coming Up~ Roses & Chocolate


Everything is coming up Roses  and chocolate with

Valentine’s Day around the corner~


On that sweet note :) here is a recap of some

Valentine’s Day ideas and a

few goodies to sink your teeth into!

Click on the link below the photo to revisit and have a taste ~


Valentine’s Greetings

chocolate chocolate

Chocolate Chocolate


Hearts, Flowers, & Chocolate

piecrust hearts3

Pie Crust Heart Promises


Let Love Bloom

Valentine Puppy Love Pops

Puppy Love Pops


Winter Oreo Fun

Message in a Bottle Valentine

Skip Hallmark,

Send a Message in a Bottle Valentine


Be your own Valentine :)

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  40 comments for “Coming Up~ Roses & Chocolate

  1. January 30, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I am inspired! I had to stop and pin some things before I could comment. I really want to get some of those marbled chocolate thingies to fill from World Market. We don’t have one here so I need to look around.

  2. January 30, 2013 at 7:41 am

    That first photo is sooo pretty! :D Lovely inspirations for Valentine’s Day!

  3. January 30, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I’m pretty sure I just gained 5 lbs. reading this post. I am probably going to have to have chocolate for breakfast now! So many beautiful photos, recipes and ideas! I would have never thought to use 2 sizes of hearts for the pie crust, that is such a cute idea. I love the negative hearts you created dusting the plates too. Lots of pinning to do! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. January 30, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I am enchanted with all the beautiful ideas & the creative way you’ve displayed them, Mary! I just visited your “Let Love Bloom” post, with your Aunt’s china & can’t imagine how I missed it! We must have been in FL that month! Everything was just so delightfully arranged…you do have a gift, truly. I wonder if there is a school that I could go to, to learn how to do this or is it just genetic?

    Grateful Hugs for your gracious example,

  5. January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

    What yummy goodness in your beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing these ‘sweet’ ideas. Blessings, Pamela

  6. Paula
    January 30, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Mary, Its always a sweet delight looking at your photos! You truly inspire me, I just wish I had the time, someday I will take the time!! Have a blessed day, Paula
    P.s. I too work retail, its always fun to play store, hehee.

  7. January 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I am going to try those pie crust hearts.They look good and simple enough for G’ma to make.:-)

    Wonderful post, Mary.

  8. January 30, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Oh boy…look at all those goodies! Sweets are my weakness…I’m wiping the drool away :-) I love the “Let Love Bloom” post!
    Everything is picture perfect and delicious looking!

  9. January 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Hi Mary, I have been lost for the last entire hour visiting your links and seeing beautiful posts I missed. I really needed this to wake up to as the morning has already been stressful, with middle of the night texts from both kids (in two different states…) and a car that wouldn’t start … Mary, take me away! And you did! Thank you. I’ll be back later tonight to see more of your linked posts. Oh, our grocery store had ALL the oreo varieties yesterday, and I thought of you and bought a package. I had to open it this morning and eat one to relieve stress. I should have visited your blog first for a calorie free moment of peace and beauty!! Linda

  10. January 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Good morning, Mary! Oh, how I wish I could create beautiful treats like you do! Every sweet you create looks like a work of art! I’m going to try to do some of those chocolate heart cups filled with sweet cream & strawberries this year, though, for my husband. I don’t care for the taste of chocolate (except in liquid form…isn’t that weird?!??), but he adores it. IF..and that’s a big ol’ IF…they turn out looking anything like right, I’ll send you a photo! :-)

  11. January 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

    its about time others saw how important it is do start your day with chocolate~

  12. Susan Kellam
    January 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Wow! What a feast for the eyes! And I’m going to be on the lookout for some of those Valentine buckets–they are the cutest things.

  13. January 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Just gorgeous, I think I put on 5lbs. just reading this post!!!!

  14. January 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Sitting here with my morning cup of coffee, but now I think I need to dash to the kitchen for a slice of chocolate cake. Be right back…………that’s better, now where was I. Oh, yes, basking the the joy of all this chocolate on this crisp January morn. Thank you, dear friend!

  15. Paula
    January 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love all the Valentine’s Day goodies and decorations! Love tea parties too! Absolutely gorgeous!! Your photos are so beautiful and inspiring…looking through them is the best part of my day!

  16. January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I love this Valentine post! Your photos are always so carefully thought out – beautiful!

  17. January 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    It all looks beautiful. Your flower arrangement is so luscious with the gorgeous roses and fresia and is perfect with your pretty china.

    I made the minestrone soup yesterday and we loved it. The pesto was a perfect touch! We indulged ourselves with a fresh baguette, too. Thanks for promoting this recipe.

  18. January 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    OK…those puppy love pops were my favorite….you have so many beautiful Valentine creations…I so love them all!!!

  19. January 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Well now that I’ve gained 5 lbs reading your blog and drooling over those gorgeous pictures I’ve got to try doing some of them. I especially love your little chocolate boxes. So yummy and precious. Mary I just revamped my blog and would LOVE to have you visit. I had to post two posts a few hours apart as I’m leaving for New York to be on the Today Show (NBC) Friday morning. 8-8:30 am. Doing my chicken wings. Luv ya friend! Nann

  20. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    January 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Love the filled chocolate hearts-yum:@)

  21. January 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    What an awesome table, and what YUMMY looking treats!!! =D I’ll have to try making a few of these!

  22. January 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I agree, that book is one you want to eat and eat. I bought case of Hershey bars after and used them! It is like watching Chocolat the movie, I needed a box of chocolates with me. I went out and bought some when we watched it at home. What beautiful Valentine’s ideas. I do love Valentine’s Day.

  23. January 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I remember some of those yummy treats, Mary, but I’m happy to visit them again. Those puppy treats are adorable!! Thanks for inspiring.

  24. January 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my … everything looks so yummy and pretty!

  25. January 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Two of my favorite things – chocolate and roses – great ideas – thanks so much.

  26. January 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Be my own valentine….now that’s a great idea. I can buy the flowers and candy I like most, fix my favorite food and languish in a bubble bath. Sounds good.

  27. January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    OMGoodnss, all this DELICIOUSNESS!!!!!!!!! How can I choose a favorite???? Thank you, thank you! XO, Pinky

  28. January 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    So may beautiful posts to revisit. I love the treats that you so loving create. Thanks for entreating us again! xo marlis

  29. January 31, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I really shouldn’t have read this post when I was hungry. I was salivating the entire time. Those treats look delicious and, as always, so very beautifully displayed.

  30. January 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love your ideas! I used the same marbled chocolate heart-shaped cups on today’s post at Friendship, Life and Style. They are so great and easy for desserts. I like what you put inside of yours — I took an easier route and just used raspberries.

  31. January 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Mary what beautiful food! Great post.

  32. February 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Beautiful and delicious recap. I remember saving those puppy love treats when you first posted them :)

  33. FABBY
    February 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Great recap!! Everything looks yummy and beautiful..can we ask for more?! Very inspiring and romantic. Lovely post. Have a great week.

  34. February 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Lots of love in this delicious post! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  35. February 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hi! My goodness there are some good choices there. Everything looks delicious too.
    Pat @ Pat’s Pink Apron

  36. February 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Such creative yumminess!!!!

  37. February 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    All the words to describe this have been used! I am always amazed at your creativity!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let’s Dish!

  38. February 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I drooled all the way through the whole post. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  39. February 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    You always take stunning photos, must be that new lens! Really, all of your photos are perfect. I so love roses and chocolate any day of the week or time of year. Love this post.

  40. February 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    So fantastic – wow, could you please come “do” my next party??? Really, great photos and such interesting and different goodies. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and receive Roses and Chocolates!

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