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Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark

Admittedly, making chocolate bark is becoming a bit of a thing around here. It started with Halloween candy bark, then Christmas bark in a bunch of varieties, Easter candy bark and here we are today with conversation heart chocolate bark just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you need a last minute treat for your kids to bring along to school or you want to whip up something sweet for your co-workers, this is the ticket! Here’s the thing though – chocolate bark is so easy to make. Seriously! If you can boil water, you can make bark. The key is to melt the chocolate over a double boiler. I don’t have an “official” double boiler so I use a stock pot with water and then a heat-safe glass mixing bowl sitting on top of the stock pot and it works great. (Check out my “Behind the Blog” Instagram Stories highlights to see what I mean!) I made my bark with dark chocolate with a white chocolate swirl, but you can really use any chocolate you like. Other than that it’s just conversation hearts and pink heart sprinkles, which also aren’t strictly necessary if you can’t find any. Personally I just love bark, because people find it to be such a novelty and it’s easy enough that if you don’t prefer to bake or you have kids you want to have help you with sprinkling the toppings, you’re good to go. Give it a try!

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A Few Favorite Valentine’s Day Ideas

I think Valentine’s Day is easily one of my favorite excuses to get crafty! I’m basically adamantly opposed to the super commercialization of Valentine’s Day, but I L.O.V.E. the sweet sentiment behind the holiday so some adorable little handmade gesture or two is right up my alley. While I’m working on a few fun new …

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DIY Cocktails to Go for Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday, friends! We’re less than a day away from Valentine’s Day and I’m squeezing in one final last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea! This may be about the easiest DIY “project” ever, but it’s also super cute and fun, which makes it perfect for a friend, a neighbor or that person you’re just starting …

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DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

This post was sponsored by Valspar. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Friends, I am so excited about today, because this post marks the start of an incredibly exciting collaboration with Valspar where I’ll be working with them to bring you loads of color …

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Chocolate Covered Vodka Cherries

I’m pretty sure it’s never a bad idea to start the week with a little bit of chocolate so today we’re jumping right into Monday with these delicious chocolate covered vodka cherries! Samantha and Chanda of Zest It Up are sharing this recipe today just in time for Valentine’s Day so you can add a delicious …

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Best Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas + Friday Link Love

These link love posts are among my favorite because it’s my chance to take a moment and recognize some of the awesome things that my friends and fellow bloggers are creating. And, seriously, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, these ladies are not holding back. We all know that my favorite Valentine’s Day ideas are …

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DIY Chocolate Box Valentines + Printable Cards

This post was sponsored by Lindt. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep the party rockin’! You guys are well aware by now that my favorite tokens of affection to give and receive for Valentine’s Day are those that are sweet and simple with a homemade touch. Enter today’s …

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A Glam Galentine’s Day Dinner Party

I was so excited to see this gorgeous Valentine’s Day dinner party from Nicole D Photography hit my inbox, because it’s a whole lot of things I love. Drawing inspiration from the now ubiquitous Park & Rec Galentine’s Day party episode, Nicole went totally glam and girly when pulling this celebration together. It’s all about your best friends, …

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Oh, and happy Friday, too! A day of love on a Friday. There’s not a single thing to hate about that, now is there? I couldn’t resist sharing one last handful of Valentine’s Day ideas. From super easy decor to yummy treats and printable cards, there’s still time to pull off …

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Love Sweet Love – Valentine’s Day Printables

I wanted to take a quick moment today to revisit one of my favorite Valentine’s Day printables created for The Sweetest Occasion by the amazingly talented Morgan of Miss Wyolene. Featuring Morgan’s signature hand lettering, all you have to do is click below to download, print onto card stock, cut and stick it in an envelope. …

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