jam tarts, glitter hearts, & coconut macaroons

We've been spoiling ourselves with more homemade treats here, and our latest creation was a batch of tasty apricot and strawberry jam tarts.

With a few simple materials - brown paper, golden string, and glittery hearts - the girls and I made our first Valentine's Day cards together.

Then we got out the paper doilies and tissue paper to make more old-fashioned, romantic, homemade valentines.

We have a big collection now!

And we even wove a little heart basket out of red and white paper to hold a few of our creations.

I shouldn't forget the white chocolate, cranberry, coconut macaroons that were especially wonderful warm right out of the oven :)

There is lots of beautiful, deep snow outside on the ground in Munich, and we are doing our best to stay warm and cozy. I'm looking forward to a peaceful Valentine's Day weekend with a pot of warm soup, some freshly baked bread, and maybe a chocolate tart. Do you have any special plans?

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!