Love Love Love💗

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

♥Fun Facts♥

  • The oldest record of a Valentine was written by Charles Duke of Orleans, to his wife when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415
  • Richard Cadbury introduced the first box of Valentine’s Day chocolates in 1868. Richard Cadbury was the son of John Cadbury, founder of Cadbury’s cocoa and chocolate company.
  • Cupid, the son of Venus, is the goddess of love and beauty. Before he was named Cupid, he was known to the ancient Greeks as Eros, the god of love. Eros, the son of Greek goddess Aphrodite, used two sets of arrows—one for love and another for hate—to play with the emotions of his targets.
  • Every year approximately 144 million greeting cards are exchanged for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. alone, according to Hallmark.
  • In the 14th century, French and Italian artists were the first to start using the heart symbol in their work
  • It was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s card in Victorian times. Many people do not sign a card with their name to this day. The X symbol became synonymous with a kiss in medieval times because most people couldn’t write their names. Instead, they signed with an X and kissed it.

♡Favourite Love Movies♡

  • Love, actually
  • P.S I Love You
  • The Notebook
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Dear John
  • About Time
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Marley and Me
  • Me Before You
  • About Time
  • La La Land
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • The Titanic

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Grá i gcónaí,

Bisous x💞


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DIY- Paper Heart Garland❤️

This simple Paper Heart Garland is a fun addition to your Valentine’s Day Decor. This decoration would look lovely in a bedroom or even at a bridal party or baby shower. It doesn’t take long to make this garland depending on how many hearts you add.  You can use different size strips if you want hearts of different sizes on your Valentine’s Day Garland.

You will need:
  • 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Twine

Cut two strips of scrapbook paper for each heart. My paper strips measured 30cm x 2.5cm each.

Fold the strip of paper in half. Measure from the top of the folded strip down 9cm and punch a hold through both sides. Curve in the tops so that it forms a heart shape and staple the two ends together to form a heart.

String one heart with twine and leave enough room on the end heart so you can hang your garland. Then tie a knot on one side of the heart. Tie another knot on the other side of the heart. String another heart onto the twine and then secure it in place with a knot on each side of the second heart. Continue along with each heart until you have all of the hearts on the garland.

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Heart Shaped Red Velvet Cake Recipe💘

This heart shaped Red Velvet Cake is the perfect pudding to treat your loved ones this Valentines Day💗

ingredients

  • 180g block margarine-softened
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 150g Self Raising flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 3 x large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 x 10g tube red food gel
  • 1 x heart shaped cake mould
White chocolate cream cheese frosting
  • 200g soft cheese
  • 125g unsalted butter – softened
  • 200g white chocolate

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
  • In a large bowl, cream the margarine with the caster sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time – beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the food colouring and the vanilla essence.
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, beat well.
  • Lightly grease the cake mould.
  • Add the cake mix and bake in the centre of the oven for 25 mins, till the cake is well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Allow to cool in the mould before turning out.
  • Meanwhile, for the frosting, melt the chocolate in an ovenproof bowl over a pan of boiling water – make sure the bottom of the dish doesn’t touch the water.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool slightly then whisk in the soft cheese and the butter – beat well.
  • Cut the cake in half lengthways and spread some of the frosting onto the base cut side, put the top back and cover the cake with the rest of the frosting.
  • Decorate with sprinkles if desired.


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