'Tis the Season of Love
Although I feel like we JUST had Christmas, another holiday is fast approaching, and it's one of my favorites. Hearts, love, Cupid, kisses, girls, and chocolate candies. Yep, you guessed it!
Last year, I set up a special date night for my mommy (check out the blog from one year ago!) I bought her a balloon and flowers (and I helped make dinner too.) I'm a pretty smooth guy, but this year is a little different. I'm going to share with you some of my favorite Valentine's Day outfits & accessories as well as some of my favorite homemade treats ahead of time so maybe you can be as smooth as me this year!
I Got Style
My go-to pant color: red. I love the pop of red! It's so simple to pair my red pants with sweaters or black & white tees, and you look super cool! For accessories, I like to go for an easy beanie (so I don't have to do my hair) or hat to match.
I'm a Foodie
I LOVE my treats. And when I get to bake them with my mommy, I LOVE them even more. Here are a few of our favorite (and easy) Valentine's treats.
Oreo truffle balls
These are to die for. Thanks to one of my mommy's best friends, this recipe will make your teacher, girlfriend, boyfriend, parents, or friend love you even more!
-one pack of Oreos
-8oz pack of cream cheese
-one King size Hershey's bar (I think this works better than Hershey's chocolate chips)
Crush oreos. Mix crushed oreos and cream cheese together in a large bowl until there are no longer chunks of cream cheese. (You may have to use your hands for this.) Roll into 2-3in balls and stick in the freezer. While freezing, melt the chocolate. I like to use a mason jar. Stick the chocolate into the mason jar and melt in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds. (I know it's tedious but it's necessary). Once melted, drizzle (or cover) the oreo balls and stick them back in the freezer until ready to eat. Voila! Easy and Yummy!
(Side note: we put some candy lips to decorate the tops Valentine style, but feel free to use your imagination here!)
Chocolate Strawberry Love
These are great for classmates, friends or your neighbor. They may look like they take a while, but these are super easy to make too!
-two Hershey's King size chocolate bars
Wash and cut the strawberries in half. Stick the toothpick through both halves to get a "heart" shape. Make sure the strawberries are really dry, otherwise the chocolate will not stick as well. Melt the chocolate and cover the strawberries. If you want to get super fancy, you can drizzle some red icing once the chocolate has hardened.
What Ryder Wore: 1st outfit- RyderStylesClothing.com // 2nd outfit- shirt: RyderStylesClothing.com // Pants: H&M // Hat: Target // Hold my Milk tee- RyderStylesClothing.com
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