Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blogger Secret Valentine

Is everyone having a good week so far? I hope so! Are you participating in Secret Blogger Valentine? My Valentine should be receiving her goods today, so I wanted to share what I put together for the fabulous Yasmin. I was really excited to “get” Yasmin because I had never read her blog before! She is one cool, fashionable chicky who is also a Math teacher, Masters student, and a huge UT fan!! For this lovely lady, I got a few awesome bars (some of her favorites and some of mine), an OPI nail polish, a set of heart measuring cups and a cute bowl:



I also made her up a batch of granola:


And some of my Sweet Bread. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the cinnamon chips ANYWHERE, so I substituted in some butterscotch chips:


The result:
And my package ready to go.
I hope Yasmin enjoys it! Thank you so much Janetha for hosting secret Valentine. And congrats to Janetha on her recent engagement!!!

And I leave you with this cute picture of my sleepy bulldog :)

70 comments:

Christina said...

awesome package! i love the tissue paper.

Staci Dombroski said...

Love it!!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

That is such a greta package - I am sure she will be thrilled to get it! I know I would love it. :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

What a cute little package!!! I love Choco Peppermint Stick Lunas--taste like peppermint bark!

Pam said...

Hey Valentine Girl!.....very nice and fun package! You are very thoughtful!

Hey Frankster...you hunka hunka cutie! WAKE UP! he he!

xoxo....enjoy yourself today girlie!

Molly said...

Cute package!
As always, Frank makes me swoon ;)

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

awww... you dog is so cute. I just love taking pictures of my dogs when they are sleeping!

K from ksgoodeats said...

OPI = the best nail polish! What a great gift!! Since I'm snowed in today perhaps I should bake up that sweet bread. It looks fantastic!!

Frank! I love him!! Don't you just want to cuddle up to him in that picture!? Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Mom on the Run said...

What a cute blog idea! I love Yasmin. She is a fellow math teacher just like me and she makes the most amazing wraps :)

Tiffany said...

wow, what an awesome package! very cute, love the bowl and measuring cups!

Krista said...

Great package, Erica!!!

tam said...

What a fantastic gift! She will be over the moon, that granola looks ace! x x

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

so fun, I would have LOVED to do that... that' would have been so much fun!!

inmytummy said...

Very cute package!

I am afraid that I didn't my secret valentine enough stuff!

Lauren said...

Dang girl, I wish I could have been your secret valentine. Yasmin is a lucky girl! I would KILL for some of your homemade granola! :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week love. Always thinking about you! **HUGS**

allijag said...

FRANKLINNNNNNNNNNNNN! OMG I JUST LOVE HIM SO MUCH, LIKE HE WAS MY OWN! :)

Sarah said...

What a great idea, I didn't participate in the gift exchange but it looks wonderful! Yasmin is very lucky, what a great package!

Frank is so cute, aren't animals darling when they sleep.

Jenna said...

I love those heart shaped measuring cups! Adorable. What a great package.

And she is a lucky lady, she is getting a fantastic delivery of goodies from you as well. :)

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

*Naomi* said...

ohh boy she is one lucky gal to get that package! i want a piece of that sweet bread...I guess I could just make it haha...those measuring cups are so cute!!!

peppermint lunas aer awesomeee

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

your sweet bread sounds incredible! i cant believe i've never seen that recipe on here before!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That is such an awesome package! I forgot to take a picture of the one I sent! :( Hopefully she'll post a picture when she gets it!

dawn said...

i need to get thinking on what to make for valentine's day! didn't realize it was that much upon us.
and while I'm here (I don't have your email--look for me on facebook), I wanted to ask you about protein powders. I hate all the jay robb ones. I need real sugar in mine. Have you tried those hemp ones? I want to stay with the ones sold at whole foods as they are ones that one would normally trust. any ideas or suggestions send them my way.
vanillakitchen1@aol.com

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Fabulous package.. I woulda loved to have been your secret Valentine!!! What a fun idea.. I had no clue about it, otherwise I woulda joined in!

Have a super Wednesday, hun!! :)

fittingbackin said...

What a great gifty!! Sleepy bulldog is adorable. Sigh. To be a pupper at home curled up right now!!

Julie said...

awwww yasmin got hooked up :) that's so sweet of you to add little baking additions in there too! she for sure will enjoy that baby!

cinnamon chips!! whyyyyyyyyyyy have i never seen these!!

Diana said...

Yasmin is a lucky girl! Those measuring cups are THE cutest. :)

truesimple said...

What a FUN package!

Frank is just too cute : )

itsawrapteacher said...

AHHH! Spoiler alert :) I am so excited...I cannot WAIT to get my package. I don't know which one I'm looking more forward to, it all sounds so good. You are the best secret valentine so thank you in advance.

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

What a fun package you put together!!

Janna (Just Flourishing) said...

Aw I wish I had known about Blogger Secret valentine! :(

I wanna participate next time!

Such a cute gift package!

Holly said...

What a perfect V-Day package!! Mmmm - I love Butterscotch Chips. They rank right up there with White Chocolate, in my book!

Frank is such a sweet little guy. I'd just want to hug him and snuggle all day with him!

Kate said...

I have had my eye on those heart measuring cups for a year. If I had a valentine, I would make him buy them for me for sure. Forget flowers.

I know how hard the cinnamon chips are to find. My sister makes some special thing with them and she asked my mom to send a few to her in a care package to france. My mom had to call all the grocery stores to find them again!

Stephanie said...

what a beautiful gift package girl, looks just perfect! i have those heart measuring cups too, i love them :)

Jocelyn said...

great package!! I am participating in blogger secret valentine! I hope she got the package I sent her :) I haven't recieved mine yet!

Cute doggy pic!

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

Lovely package! That granola looks fabulous:)
Love Franky.

Chef Fresco said...

How cute! I've never heard of the Blogger Secret Valentine. Cute pup too!

Ca88andra said...

I'm sure she will love it!

Kate said...

Thanks for the comment. I think our local grocery store ended up getting them back in stock after she called. They are a very special item, indeed!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hey girl what a great package you put together for her!!! I have not gotten anything in the mail yet but hopefully tomorrow or friday will!

Re the black bean brownies, i think i already wrote you this, but thx for letting me know they were just meh. Serioulsy, you saved me :)

xoxo

Katie said...

Fun package! I especially love the Frank card. I missed out this year :-(

That bread looks so good! Ari's name is written all over it.

Have a lovely day :-)

Lori said...

The secret Valentine sounds like fun. Love reading about what everyone is giving and getting. So does Frank have a Valentine? :)

bhealthier said...

aw i love frank. ok seriously puppy time for me. I thought it was just because I was lonely, but its not, im not lonely, i want a puppy, I want that responsibility, I want a FRANK! :)

lovely package lady.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oh wow--what a girly & fun package!! It's funny because last year when I did the Valentine's swap I got the heart shaped measuring cups and spoons--I use em' all the time :-)

Gaby said...

what a great package!! and I can't stand how cute your pup is!! He looks like such a snuggler!

Maria said...

What a fun package! Hope you are having a good week:)

biz319 said...

Great Valentine Loot - I am sure she'll love it!

Aw, I want your chubby dog! :D

insideiamdancing said...

Great package! I love that you made some homemade stuff to go in there :D I have never HEARD of cinnamon chips!

I am not participating... I did the secret santa but my gift never arrived :(

teresa said...

that is so fun!! i love the measuring cups! have a great weekend erica!

mtbcy said...

LOVE the bulldog card :)

thedallasceliac said...

I should have participated - would have been fun! I'm sure she'll love her goodies!

Anna said...

So adorable! Jasmin is so lucky to have you as a secret blogger Valentine!

simplyshaka said...

My sister got me those spoons for valentines day and I love them, yay for festive goodies!

I also want to say thanks for the Body Pump location info here in Charlotte. And I tried the Chobani Champions Chocolate flavor-thumbs down :(

I Run for Fun said...

Such a wonderful, thoughtful and personal package. Love it!

runsarah said...

Love the sleepy puppy photos! What an amazing Valentines package, too!

Miz said...

ok now my heart is ACHING for a bulldog.

I think we want another bullmastiff...but theyre so flipping DROOLY :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Itzy

I'd like to ask you a question about the site but can't find a contact email. Could you drop me a line at thommcloughlin@gmail.com when you have a second spare

Thanks!

Tom

Anne Marie said...

How sweet! I love the package.

Maria said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. You are the best.

I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Josh! Have a fun day and a Happy Valentine's Day too:)

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

She will love that package! Your granola looks great too! Love your blog!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Just found your blog! What an awesome package you put together!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think your bread would be better with the butterscotch! Yum!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Aww she'll be so happy when she opens that package! :)

Kristin Pizzi said...

I am new to your blog. I love it! Your dog is so cute!

Lauren/Lo/Sassy said...

Just found your blog through Tina of Carrots n Cake! Excited to read more. I did a vday blog exchange too through http://ashalah.wordpress.com/. Very excited to see what I get and to hear from the person I sent my gift to!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

great stuff! especially the pic of your doggie....

Bridget said...

FRANK! I just want to cuddle with him :)

Dude can I be YOUR valentine!? That is one kick-ass gift!! Mmmm that bread especially looks incredible and I am in love with ALL of the items. I wish I was Jasmin!

Bridget said...

woops, meant Yasmin

Gracie said...

Adorable!! I'd love to be a part of that next year =)

Your pup is ADORABLE. Bull dogs are my favorite!

- Gracie
http://girlmeetshealth.com

Kerstin said...

What a cute package - I love it all! Happy Valentine's Day!

Simply Life said...

wow that granola looks amazing!