Bloggernacle Back Bench: Valentine’s Day blog sweets (+ video)

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

Find this printable and many more to help you spread love this Valentine's Day.

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I do so love seeing what kind of Valentine's Day ideas and treats bloggers come up with every February. Here’s a smattering of some of the sweets you can find.

Maybe it’s because I am hungry, or maybe because these look so scrumptious, but I’m going to start out by spotlighting these “Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls” that are absolutely genius in their construction (roll them up like a scroll instead of a roll to get the heart shape). Or try these darling “Brownie Bites” that are dipped in chocolate for a creative variation on cake bites. Yum! Need something sweet to wash them down with? How about setting up a “Hot Cocoa Bar” with all the fixings for making the ultimate, but uniquely your own, hot chocolate. What a fun party idea!

On to Valentine’s-themed crafts, with this blogger showing her clever idea for making “Heart Monsters” that turn out looking both delightful and completely wacky. And here’s a whole plethora of links and ideas (keep scrolling and scrolling) from “Simple As That” that include book recommendations, paper decorations, kids crafts, recipes and so much more. Speaking of scrolling through great ideas, this LDS mom has a Pinterest board full of “Valentine’s Day Ideas” including heart buttons, sweet treats and many different suggestions for homemade valentines (love the bug one!).

And finally, here are a few sweet and free printables to brighten up the holiday. First a “You Are Really SHARP!” valentine idea. Or, here’s a lovely decoration to brighten up your home (in six different variations). And finally these Valentine’s Printable Tags are perfect to pass along to family and friends to show some Valentine’s Day love.

Now let me point out a few other blogs I loved from this week in the Bloggernacle:

Power pick: I love, love, love watching how all these couples show their “Expressions of Love” for one another. Some are personal, some are hilarious, all of them sweet. It’s one of the best Mormon Messages to watch this Valentine’s season. Let it spark romantic or sweet expressions of love to show your friends or family.

Techie tip: Do you have recorded memories and photos of those you love? Then “Digitize What’s Important to You,” advises Larry Richman in this informative post that lists some of the ways to do that. And did you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' "Family History Department offers free scanning of journals and other documents? The department has three brand-new book scanners available for anyone to use free of charge. They do a great job and are very easy to use and do not require you to cut the binding of the diary. The PDF scan can be saved directly to a USB drive.” Awesome.

Mormon Messages: 'Expressions of Love'

In "Expressions of Love," couples of all ages share the many ways they have found to express love for each other. It also includes an excerpt from talk by Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Emily Warburton Jensen loves searching through the LDS blog world for developments and testimonies that best capture the ever-evolving LDS online experience. Email: ejensen@desnews.com

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