Red velvet fudge to make your valentine squee. Aren't they beautiful little bites of bliss?!
Hey there, all my red velvet lovers. So happy you swung by today. I have a special treat for you. It has chocolate and marshmallows, plus it's all red and pretty. And it's heart shaped, so I think that gives me bonus points for ridiculously cute.
So, love is in the air. Everyone gets so sappy around Valentine's Day. I'm one of those tomboyish chicks who likes blow 'em up movies. So I'm just not into all the romantic stuff that swirls around me during this one particular holiday.
It's all just a bit weird to me. Not sure we need a holiday to remind us to love the people in our lives. But heck, if it means I get to eat chocolate, I can pretend to like Valentine's Day until the cows come home.
Being the resident chocolate fanatic means I had to bring my a-game for this one. I wanted to paint the tops of these with candy coating. Make them extra special for all my food fanatic peeps. You know, pull out all the stops, right?
Then when I took some photos and I saw the imperfections in the hearts, I had this big ah-ha moment. I made the decision not to touch them up or make them perfect or more ridiculously cute than they already were.
Wondering why? Well, here's what came to mind. I realized that trying to cover up those little imperfections was symbolic. Those imperfections are what make us who we are as people. It's all our little imperfections that make us unique.
So instead of trying to make these more perfect than they already were, I made the decision to leave them "perfectly imperfect". Why? Because that's what love is, or at least what love should be.
We should all accept ourselves, and the people we love, for exactly who we are. In this moment. We should never try to change someone, or make someone perfect. Perfect is an illusion. It does not exist.
I want everyone to be "perfectly imperfect" this year, and always. Love the people in your life completely. Accept their weird quirks; be happy with their strange habits. Those things make them, and YOU, unique.