Valentines Day №5 | Delicious & Healthy Desserts

I always want to end a great meal with something sweet but without the guilt and if you're like me, the million questions to the kitchen about the ingredient list. Who's with me? Click through for our 15 favorite healthy Valentine's sweets (and yes, we're using the term"healthy" somewhat loosely here). But there's something for those of us who have food allergies or gluten-intolerances (me) or if you just prefer something on the lighter side.

1. Raspberry Ripple Coconut Ice Cream, Minimalist Baker (click here for recipe)

2. Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice, Frankie's Feast (click here for recipe)

3. Avocado Chocolate Mouse, As Easy As Apple Pie (click here for recipe)

4. Vegan Mayan Drinking Chocolate, Minimalist Baker (click here for recipe)

5. Tart Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits, Love & Lemons (click here for recipe)

6. Cashew Dark Chocolate Energy Bites, Gimme Some Oven (click here for recipe)

7. Dark Chocolate Detox Bites, The View from Great Island (click here for recipe)

8. Einkorn Crepes with Fresh Berries, Naturally Ella (click here for recipe

9. Coffee Ice Cream, Primal Palate (click here for recipe)

10. Raspberry Rose Soufflé, Life is Great the Delicious Appreciations of Pick Yin (click here for recipe)

11. Chocolate Chip Cherry Meringues, Baked by an Introvert (click here for recipe from our Thanksgiving post)

12. No Bake Raspberry Truffle Tart, Bakerita.com (click here for recipe)

13. 3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake, Gimme Some Oven (click here for recipe)

14. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie, Minimalist Baker (click here for recipe)


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Valentine's Day №3 | CAPSULE OF LOVE

As someone who loves making a special occasion even more special for those on my list, a valentine straight from your heart and hands always seems to make the sweetest statement. This cute and personalized gift is sure to make those in your life feel extra special. It's perfect for your colleagues, party favors, and even the kiddos. So this year, give those one-and-only the gift of your time by making this DIY Valentines Capsule. 

 

This is so easy to make and cost less than $10.

(Everything shown was purchased from Michael's Crafts Store from their last-minute-grab bins at the check-out counter)

Here's a visual slideshow with each step in how to make your candy capsule. I picked heart shaped jelly candies for adding color and significance to the occasion but any miniature candy will work. Just make sure to consider the diameter of the tube's opening when making candy selections.


 
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Valentine's Day №2 | Library of Movies

 I've got the perfect fourteen movies to binge watch this month. Ladies and gentleman this lineup is sure to have something for everyone, from comedy to drama and of course romance.

 

COMING TO THEATRES NEXT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH #howtobesingle the movie

The previews for this movie has so many women talking. The killer cast, not to mention will sure keep us on the edge of our seats. #howtobesingle

The previews for this movie has so many women talking. The killer cast, not to mention will sure keep us on the edge of our seats. #howtobesingle

Try this very cute food snack for your next movie night. It's a sure keeper with a compliment in every bite. Click here to get the recipe by Ali at Gimme Some Oven.

 

White Chocolate Popcorn

 
Valentine's Day Popcorn by Gimme Some Oven

Image sources: IMDB.com, Gimme Some Oven


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Valentine's Day №1 | Look Your Best

Ladies have you planned out your V-day outfit? Valentine's Day is on Sunday this year which means you need something for the whole weekend! Exactly...it's the perfect excuse to get that closet in order for whatever happens. Scroll through my fashion files revealing some of my favorite classy, sassy, and laid back looks for this Valentine's or Galentine's weekend.

BOSS LADY | Ready for work OR JUST WHATEVER #likeaboss

 

Get your Yoncé on in that FREAKUM dress #killinitstyle

 

All black errrthang #SOposh

 

High fashion chic and nothing less #imsopaid

 

Not into pink or red? go for THIS REGAL hue that looks great on any skin color... SERIOUSLY! #huedoneit

Image Source: //Atlantic-Pacific

Image Source: //Atlantic-Pacific

 

Laid back looks for date night at the movies, jet-setting for the weekend or a social hour #readysetgo

 

Waiting for any excuse to wear that outerwear #iknowigotit

Image Source: http://mydesigner-dreams.tumblr.com/post/28877444477

Image Source: http://mydesigner-dreams.tumblr.com/post/28877444477

 

Red bottoms or red STRAPS...anything goes! #soredi

 

the romantic #loversonly


What are you planning to wear? Don't forget to hastag your look on instragram @design.life.style so we can post your photos on our blog. Something you don't see here, email me and I'll direct you to the right source. Happy pinning and happy shopping!

Image sources: Bardotstylefile.com.au, Atlantic-Pacific.blogspot.it, theivorylane.com, http://fashion.allwomenstalk.com/, Shopstyle, Zimbo, Lulu*s, Nasty Gal, Elle.com, Etsy, FashionBombDaily, Chicwish.com


Inspiration {No.20} A Little Romance

ROMANCE WEEKEND IN 20 IMAGES 

February is almost here? Have you started making plans? I thought I'd finish out January with a little love and romance to get you in the mood.

Have you started planning? Stay tuned in as I have some great DIY's, gift guides, and more as we gear up for Valentine's Day. If you haven't connected to {dls} designlifestyleblog already...what are you waiting for? Subscribe and get the exclusive updates and newsletter directly to your inbox ;)

Credits: http://jesuisclaire.tumblr.com/post/128505425449; http://voguenthusiast.tumblr.com/post/137802106182/14th-nahsty-ello-bby-cxramels-c-x-r; https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e8/b1/b3/e8b1b31b64dd19e327ee1698e5c0ab89.jpg; https://www.etsy.com/listing/186894652/women-new-hezwagarcia-hot-high-quality?ref=shop_home_active_17; http://more-thanideas.tumblr.com/post/137831287306; https://www.pinterest.com/pin/514747432389787307/; http://heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com/2014/07/white-peach-rose-lemonade.html?m=0; http://www.mydomaine.com/stephane-olivier paris apartment/slide5; http://www.sincerelykinsey.com/2013/12/nathan-sarah-engaged.html; Sherrell Design Studio


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