A Valentine’s Week Reminder that Love is Sweet

With Treats from Bristol Farms

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Love is Sweet!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I love doing fun and festive things for Benny and Toby—even if it means pink balloons and soft pastels!

In anticipation of the annual LOVE day, I went to Bristol Farms Mulholland and picked up their awesome Valentine’s Day Meal for two promotion that includes HEART-shaped wellingtons, Potato Au Gratin Dauphinoise, Steamed Asparagus and Peppers and Heart-Shaped Chocolate Ganache (more on that in the next blog post).

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When I walked into the store,

I was welcomed by a lovely and very thorough display of foods, treats, accessories, flowers, balloons, bubbly and desserts for Lover’s Day:

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Can you guess what happened

when I saw the display pictured above upon entering the Bristol Farms Mulholland store?

I immediately started thinking of (and shopping for) my little boys!

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I pictured kicking off Valentine’s Day week

with a surprise dessert table. For that, I bought beautiful heart-shaped paper plates and napkins by Meri Meri. I got ice cream shaped gummies by Sugarfina, a giant Hershey’s kiss and then… drum roll please… I walked over to Bristol Farms’ bakery section. The selection of Valentine’s day-themed pastries and sweets was so fabulous, I may have gone a little crazy.

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I bought cake pops and tea cakes

And chocolate-covered strawberries and even picked up some fresh organic strawberries from the neighboring produce department because, well, balance. Lol.  Honestly though, I figured that if there’s a day of the year when a sweet tooth fix is appropriate, it might as well be Valentine’s Day!

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Back at home, I left the kids with Paul in the dining room,

I went to my office, cleared some space and organized a tiny dessert table. Carefully placing the treats over small stands and paper napkins, I added a few of my personal tea forks (which the boys never use because they would all end up broken) and placed my golden wanna-be Mickey Mouse for a touch of whimsy.

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When they walked in, my sons were all smiles!

I made them tell each other they love each other and when I started with my mini photo sesh, they protested against having to take pictures before eating their treats by covering their faces with the heart-shaped paper plates, which probably turned out to be the best photo of the day!

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Friends, small acts of sweetness go a long way with kids.

By taking advantage of any festive occasion to remind them how much we love them, we’re creating memories they’ll (hopefully) take with them to adulthood. On this particular day, we shared tons of laughs and it was an easy set-up thanks to Bristol Farms having everything available in one great place.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Friends.

Coming up, I’ll share the actual reason I stopped by Bristol Farms last week— the very delicious Valentine’s Meal for two currently accepting pre-orders until midnight tonight!

Thanks for reading,

Xo,

-Anabel M.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Anabel Marquez