Cookies & Hearts

We had a low-key Valentine’s day this year. I woke up to this adorable Valentine’s day card from Hubby. I really appreciated it because it had a long and meaningful handwritten note inside…Love Letters were pretty common when we first started dating but after nearly 11 years of marriage they’re much rarer and even more precious:

Of course I HAD to wear my Old Navy Heart Sweater (this year’s version in Grey or Camel):

Inspired by Catalina Su, I made myself a healthy breakfast (Turkey Breast, Red Onions, 1 yolk & 2 whites topped with Sri Racha):

This was unfortunately offset by the cookies I consumed later on in the day – I made them for my family BUT had to sample a few….

I followed Pioneer Woman’s Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe – substituting Milo for the Malted Milk. These cookies were unbelievably easy to make – they are so thin and crispy – and taste WAY too good to resist!

How was your Valentine’s Day? Hope you had a great one!


  1. pretty little things
    February 15, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    I have the same sweater — I totally should have worn it yesterday! xo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 15, 2013 / 5:36 pm

      We're heart-sweater twins! I love the grey heart sweater ON has for sale now – maybe I should buy it for next year LOL!

  2. MyUnbuttonedBlazer
    February 15, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Happy Valentines day! I just came across your blog and it's very cute 🙂 Would you like to follow each other? <

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 15, 2013 / 5:36 pm

      Happy Valentines Day to you too – thanks for stopping by. I'll definitely check out your blog.

  3. alison*elle
    February 15, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    Ella! Where is that adorable Twitter handle mug from? I love it. And low-key Valentine's Days are my style too… way less stressful than trying to go out, in my opinion.xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 15, 2013 / 5:39 pm

      I always love celebrating Valentine's day – but not necessarily on the exact day (too commercial with the set menus etc). The mug is a McCafe one from the SCCTO conference I went to last year. McDonalds sent it out to all the participants – I absolutely love it for hot chocolate or green tea 🙂

  4. The Procrastinator
    February 15, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Those cookies look AMAZING. Happy belated Valentine's Day!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 16, 2013 / 5:28 am

      Thanks – you should try making them – they're super-easy 🙂

  5. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    February 15, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Oh yummm!!!! Happy Valentine's day Ella, looks like it was a really good day 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 16, 2013 / 5:29 am

      Thanks Elaine – it was nice & relaxed 🙂

    February 15, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    pretty sweater

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 16, 2013 / 5:29 am

      Thanks Andy!

  7. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    February 16, 2013 / 1:02 am

    love the outfit!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 16, 2013 / 5:29 am

      Thanks Jenn!

  8. Olga - OC Wishes
    February 17, 2013 / 11:50 am

    I love the sweater! :-)

  9. Mehreen
    February 19, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    happy belated Vday! you look great and now im craving cookies!

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