happy valentine's day!

I love it. I do.

If you can ignore the marketing schemes and all the Debbie Downers complaining about how depressing Valentine's Day is, you can see that there's something much richer at the heart of it.

Single, married, young, old, rich, poor...

We can all give love.

I think J and I are really good about saying and showing how much we love each other any time of the year. But I value a day that makes us slow down, and enjoy it a little more.

Is there someone in your life who needs to hear I love you? Today's the day...

Inspired by this (much prettier) project, my V-day hearts were made with unsweetened chocolate and coconut sugar, with peanut butter and coconut oil blended in.

Happy Valentine's Day
I love you, dear reader.

Source: flickr.com via Clair on Pinterest

when the layers subside
and the fortune is empty

the pigment of our days
will echo pure

and i will be nowhere

if not with you

-kylie johnson


  1. Beautiful!
    I love the heart chocolates too ;)

  2. YESSS! love this .and i love kylie johnson's poetry. hope you have a love-filled valentines, funny lady. xo

    1. This is the only thing I've read of hers, but it is so beautiful, I think I need to read more!

  3. The chocolate hearts are gorgeous. :-)

  4. Oh, what a good V-day post. I love it!

    Happy Valentine's day, lady!! :)

  5. Happy Valentines Day, dear! These look INCREDIBLE. Hope you and J have a fun Valentines Day :)

  6. Great post! And I love the look of those hearts-beautiful! :) Love to stop by here and see your healthy spins on desserts and treats like this one. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  7. mmmm those chocolate hearts do look delicious! Hope you guys enjoyed the day! :)

  8. Everything in this post is so sweet! Thank you Clair for sharing with us :)
    Btw, I'm gonna go through your recipes and start making them :D

  9. Awww, so sweetly said.
    Happy Valentine's Day you!

  10. Aww, great post! I love the poem.
    I hope your V-day was wonderful! And, filled with lots o' chocolate!

  11. Your candies are so pretty AND yummy looking. I don't know if I could eat them though, I'd probably save them in the fridge (until desperation set in)


Thanks for making me smile. =)