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Easy Valentine’s Treats

Easy Valentine's Treats on theothersideofnat.com

Hello,

Ah Valentine’s Day, the day all about love. I find either people love this holiday or they hate it. I used to be on the hate side, but being on that side was dark and cynical and well, pretty exhausting. I say exhausting because I had to pretend I hated it (however it kept my acting skills in shape) but deep down, all I wanted was to love others and be loved. So I decided to embrace it and look at it as a day filled with an extra overflow of love. I also got a boyfriend this year so it didn’t take much to convince me to embrace it. I find V-Day (not related to the II world war) is also the perfect day to show grace to your neighbor, especially when they park their truck in front of your driveway.

With Valentine’s there is an abundance of sweets, because let’s be real here, the best way to anyone’s heart male or female is through their stomach, yes even those on a diet. Hand them a sweet acai bowl and you’re golden. So I though I’d get in the spirit and make some easy Valentine’s snacks. These are cute recipes I was inspired by on Pinterest, because Pinterest is life, aside from Blenz and Jesus.

CONVERSATION HEART “TIC TAC TOE” CRACKERS

The first snack is quite fun and easy of course, hence the title. The Pinterest recipe that I saw used graham crackers and conversation hearts, but since I’m gluten-free I wanted to be able to incorporate my diet into this love filled day. So I used S’moreables, you can pick these up at your local superstore or any grocery store that has a health food section will probably have them. They taste pretty similar to the real thing which is a deal breaker if you’re like me.

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DIY Succulent Planter

HELLO,

Recently I bought my first succulent. I usually refrain from plants as I usually end up killing them. In my defense it’s usually from over watering, so it’s really death by too much love. By now you’re probably wondering how many time’s I can use usually in the first paragraph, right? But I’ve learned my lesson and will no longer over water any present or future plants.

I decided my little succulent, needed two things. First thing she needed a name, and secondly she needed a home. So first things first, I formally introduce to the internet Suzie-Lou Succulent, adopted on June 3, 2016. Now since I am taking plant parent hood very seriously I knew my Suzie-Lou needed to have one of the chicest digs a succulent can have. Therefore I did the easiest DIY around, and now her house makes her pop and is tumblr perfect.

Here’s what you’ll need to DIY the perfect little home for your succulent children.

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