Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

I woke up today and realized I only have two days until Valentine’s Day to buy all the gifts for all my people.


But that’s why God made Amazon Prime, right? Here are some options for love day, whether you celebrate with your significant other, your gal pals, or your kids.

At least I bought the essentials: candy.

Seventeen years ago, my husband visited Belgium and returned with the best chocolates I’ve eaten (before or since). If you can’t hop a flight to Brussels tonight, ordering online is the next best thing.

I can’t decide if I like these sunnies (why does everyone suddenly call them sunnies?) for myself or for my kids. Maybe I’ll need three pairs. And best of all, when I inevitably step on my pair and break them, I’m out less than $10!

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My husband has been asking me for a QALO ring since he wore out his last one. These silicone rings are perfect for the outdoorsman or sporty dudes who otherwise refuse to wear a ring, probably because they claim they’ll lose a finger or something.

These Essie Nail polishes are giving me all the spring feels and would be great gifts for my girl squad. That is, if we gave one another gifts. Maybe I’ll start next year, friends.

And those gel pens! I might need a set for my daughters…so they will share with me.

If you love board games and don’t own Ticket to Ride – Europe, you’re missing out. I promise.

My husband gave me a set of these sheet masks for Christmas, and I have been loving them. I’m not a fan of the thick jar masks, so these are perfectly refreshing.

We like tea in our house. Enough said.

My daughters received a Shopkins Happy Places Pony after Christmas (exchanged for a Christmas toy that didn’t live). That poor pony never gets any rest for all the Shopkins playing with it. It needs a friend.

I like Carter’s jammies, and I particularly like them when they aren’t so holiday specific, like this set. Because I don’t care if Valentine’s Day is over or not, we’re still going to be wearing them.

My son eats nothing but these food pouches. He will be thrilled with a new installment.

Here’s a few items for the more traditional gift giver, with some champagne gummies and a nod to This Is Us thrown in.

Happy shopping!

Super Bowl Sugar Cookies

Tomorrow is a holiday in my household.

My husband is a Pats fan, and so he has become quite spoiled when it comes to cheering for his team in the Super Bowl. But while he nervously roots for Brady and Co., the rest of us will eat.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law always kill it when it comes to the food setup and our contributions are minimal, but I will always bring my favorite party staple: iced sugar cookies.

Go Pats!
I’m probably not going to open a bakery any time soon, but even if they aren’t beautiful, they are addictively delicious.
The penalty flags in the football cups and the Edison lights are some of my favorite features of this setup.
Because you have to have more than sugar cookies, I guess. Aren’t the tomatoes cute?

I’m no pro baker, but these cookies are always delicious, even if not perfectly executed. My kids love to help in the kitchen, and this is one of their favorite baking projects. We make a simple buttercream frosting and add food coloring to decorate.

What is your must-have for the Super Bowl?

Here’s the link to the recipe (and I recommend rolling the dough out on parchment or waxed paper and not using flour).