Christina has figured out all of the formulas to downsize most baked goods into portions that serve 2-3. Small batch lifestyling!
There are 3 of us in my house.
This recipe makes 4 cupcakes.
Does that mean somebody gets two?
Either way, we all get one! This recipe reminds me a little of that moment in Bridesmaids when Kristen Wiig makes that single cupcake. Wasn’t that scene kind of the best??
But here, there are four! My whole family is taken care of with these Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting. Perfect for a last minute Valentine’s day baking session or a whip up a batch because it’s Tuesday and that’s how we live situation!
Here are things we do around my house to set the mood!
Balloons. They go a long way. Both adults and children get a kick out of them.
The best part is that they are super inexpensive!
Better yet….put some in a bath tub. Who needs bubbles?
Also, maybe draw a bath. Romantic baths are fun. Just make sure you have enough towels.
Also remember that two bodies in a bathtub will displace water.
Get yourself a red light. You can pick one up at a grocery store.
(It reminds me of my days in the darkroom)
(I never made out with anyone in a darkroom)
(I see a roleplaying opportunity in my future)
Anyways…red lights! They really set the mood. Cats not included.
What’s a Valentine’s Day without a love note???!!
I like to leave them around the house. You can put them on mirrors, hide some in my your loved one’s car. Maybe see if you can change the wallpaper on their phone to something naughty?!
Life is an adventure!
Put hearts on your windows.
Leave them up all month and let the love in!
Make your own Valentine’s cards.
It’s fun and unexpected!
Definitely not store bought!
Bonus points if you make one that matches your boo’s shirt.
Draw hearts with chalk on your driveway. It’s a nice surprise when someone is getting into their car.
Leave a note on your lover’s windshield. Tell them something nice like….you got the oil changed for them so they didn’t have to.
(this is my dream Valentine scenario)
Whatever you do tomorrow, just remember that you can do simple/little things to make sure that someone feels special. All the small things add up! Don’t forget to tell someone how much you love them and WHY!!