This series is sponsored by Ghirardelli Chocolate and Josh Cellars. I’m delighted to share my original opinions and ideas as part of their #asweetpairing campaign.

Welcome to Valentine Planner Day 6. Today’s theme is Bless Her Heart. Today is about taking a few minutes to nurture friendship. I’m guilty of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and neglecting sweet friends. Today’s challenge is to take time to connect with a friend. This could be your bestie, a friend going through a tough time or a friend you haven’t spoken with in ages (or all of the above).


To bless your friend, you may just need to give her a call to see how she’s doing. Or maybe the two of you should book a coffee date. Perhaps your friend would enjoy being treated to a bottle of wine and a bag of chocolates. My favorite pairing is the Josh Cellars Pinot Noir and the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Raspberry squares.

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I was able to visit my bestie this past weekend. We hadn’t seen each other since before Christmas so spending time together was long overdue. We went to an estate auction on Friday evening. I stayed at her home that night. She had to get up and go to work on Saturday morning. I wanted to give her a sweet little Valentine surprise before I left. While she was at work I ran to Walmart looking for inspiration. I knew I wanted to do something fun and whimsical. While on the craft aisle I found a roll of tiny pom-pom trim ($1). My wheels started turning. Next I grabbed a bag of tiny clothes pins ($2) and a bag of my favorite Ghirardelli Valentine’s Impressions ($6).

Back at her home, I measured the trim across the cabinet, cut and taped it to the back of the cabinets. Then I simply attached treats to the garland using the tiny clothes pins.I mean how simple (and adorable) is that? The chocolate bunting turned out even cuter than I had imagined.. The hardest part of the project was waiting for her to return home so I could see her reaction. I made a few more and packed them in goody bags to give as gifts to others.

Her reaction was worth the effort (yeah, the effort was little but you know what I mean). It was cute because she didn’t want to eat the chocolates at first. Lucky for her I had a few leftover squares for her to sample so she could enjoy the decoration before it became a treat. It was a small act with big rewards.

Now it’s your turn. Whose heart do you need to bless? Do it! And then pop back over here and tell us all about it.



Posts in this Series…

Valentine Planner – Day 1 – Plan

Valentine Planner – Day 2 – Let’s Get It Started

Valentine Planner – Day 3 – Relax & Refresh

Valentine Planner – Day 4 – Bless Your Heart

Valentine Planner – Day 5 – Protect Your Sanity

Valentine Planner – Day 6 – Bless Here Heart

Valentine Planner – Day 7 – Treat Yourself

Valentine Planner – Day 8 – Party & Shop

Valentine Planner – Day 9 – Prep & Play

Valentine Planner – Day 10 – Celebrate