Valentine's Day Buttons

It seems like this year is already getting by me. I thought life would slow down a bit after we settled on the house, but I was surely wrong. It seems like we’re always on the go and something or another is popping up and demanding our attention.

Owning a home was something to which we aspired, even though so many people told us how demanding it could become. Never once did I believe that the house would be as arduous as people say.

It is. We have had contractors in here almost every week since we moved in because of one thing or another. It is well worth it, but also very stressful. I am thankful we built a house in a community and with a company that has a reputation of being best in its industry and is more than willing to manage some minor problems with the house. Be aware building a new house is awesome, but it comes with thrilling little surprises!

Besides the house sucking time away from us, we got word that Nick is deploying to Afghanistan. Now time seems of the essence. I suspect everything is flying past us because we have so many loose ends to tie up in a very short period of time. Thinking about the details of him leaving me again leaves me breathing heavily and on the ledge of tears. Instead I think I’ll just eat more.

What else is happening in life? Oh yes, it’s Valentine’s Day week. Hello?! Is this thing on?? Valentine’s day is fast upon us. Let’s talk diamond rings, tennis bracelets, and other expensive jewelry all of you handsome gentlemen should be scouring for at the stores. Or, maybe, because this is primarily a food blog, we should talk about a fun little treat you could make to snack on throughout Valentine’s Day! I think we have a winner! I found these on Pinterest, a love affair that will likely be around for a while. Take a look at these Valentine’s Day Pretzel Buttons! 



Nutritional Information
Servings: 65
Serving Size: 2 buttons
Calories: 63.1
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 8.3 g
Fiber: .1 g
Protein: .9 g
Points+: 2



Recipe inspired by g*rated

  • Square Pretzels
  • Hershey’s Hugs
  • Valentine’s M&M’s 


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Place the pretzels on the paper and top each of them with a hug
  • Bake for about 4 minutes until the chocolate is shiny and soft, but not melting. They should still hold their shape
  • Carefully place an M&M in the center of each hug and press down to spread the chocolate
  • Place in the refrigerator to allow them to harden.