Explore NYC with Me: 5 Romantic NYC Restaurants

One of my favorite pastimes is checking out new restaurants with my husband and sampling delicious food. So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share five romantic NYC restaurants.

Each of these spots is perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, or even a girl’s night out if you’re unattached. There is something for everyone here, from tapas to burgers and fries, so dig in!

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4 Tips for Brightening a Dull Winter Complexion

Around this time of year, the weather starts to do a number on my skin.

I notice how dull and flaky my skin looks. And the color … it’s pale on the brightest of summer days, and winter brings out my Casper tendencies even more so.

Thankfully, I’ve come up with some easy tips for brightening a dull winter complexion!

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I love cheese, I love pasta, and I especially love mac and cheese. All those carbs and melty goodness in one dish … it’s just so darn good!

Unfortunately, it’s also quite fattening and unhealthy. My favorite recipe has cups upon cups of cheese, whole milk, and lots of butter, and that’s not even counting all the pasta. It’s one of those meals that I can only justify making once or twice a year.

Lucky for me, I discovered a way to lighten up my mac and cheese recipe big time: squash. It’s my secret healthy ingredient, and you won’t believe how good it makes this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese!

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday, friends!

Do you have anything exciting planned this weekend? The weatherman is predicting a Noreaster (aka big storm) this Saturday, starting just about when I need to attend an event, so that should be interesting!

I actually wouldn’t mind a little snow. There hasn’t been much this winter, and I love walking around Central Park when it’s covered in the white stuff … so pretty!

There isn’t much going on with me, so I’m going to jump right into my favorite links from the week. Enjoy!

My New Snake Plant | Hello Little Home

My new snake plant from a Houseplant Appreciation Day event I attended. I’ve managed to keep it alive for a couple weeks!

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DIY Conversation Heart Banner … Now in Spanish!

Remember the DIY Conversation Heart Banner that I made last year? It was one of my favorite and most popular posts from 2014.

I was doing a little browsing (aka shopping) recently and stumbled across Conversation Hearts en Español (affiliate link), and they were just as adorable as the original candies. It got me thinking that I should update my banner in Spanish, and so I did!

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Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m officially in love with all things red, pink, and chocolate-covered!

Whether you are a fan of this day or not, these Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts are a wonderfully sweet treat for your friends, family, and loved ones.

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts | Hello Little Home for The Pinning Mama #cookies #ValentinesDayShortbread is a favorite cookie of mine. I love the buttery flavor and delicate texture that seems to melt in my mouth. Of course, cutting the shortbread into heart shapes and covering it in chocolate makes it taste even better!

I’m sharing the recipe for these Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts at The Pinning Mama today, so head on over to check it out!

Are you a Valentine’s Day fan, too?

I’m linking up with these link parties, as well as Much Ado About Monday, Work It Wednesday, I Heart Naptime, Flaunt It Friday, Frugal Friday, Saturday Sparks, Found & Foraged, and Create It Thursday.

Cozy Winter Style

For me, cozy winter style is all about sweaters. There is just nothing more comfortable. Actually, that was one of my favorite things about living in San Francisco … I could wear sweaters year round!

Here in New York, it’s a different story, so I try to get as much mileage out of my favorite sweaters during these cold months. My winter “uniform” is pretty straight forward:

sweater + skinny jeans + boots + accessories

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Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

How did Monday come around so quick? The weekend flew by. Was it the same for you?

Our weather has been a little crazy. Overall, December was fairly warm, then January hit and along came a major cold snap. Yesterday, it warmed up to the forties and rained all day.

Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time inside where it’s warm, dry, and cozy. In addition to making me want to snuggle under a blanket, this weather also makes me crave comfort food. Of course, I’m still trying to balance out my diet after an over-indulgent holiday season, so that can be tricky.

These Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls are just what I’ve been craving! They’re healthy, delicious, and perfectly comforting on a cold winter day.

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Easy Bedroom Updates: Window (Before)

This post is sponsored by Levolor and Lowe’s. All opinions are my own.

After living in my apartment for two years, I’m making some easy bedroom updates.

Did you catch my post yesterday about the art and mirror that I hung up? I love how those two simple additions bring so much character to the space.

Another area of the room I’m working on is the window.

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Easy Bedroom Updates: Art and Mirror

I finally got around to hanging something in my bedroom. Sure, it’s been two years since I moved into my apartment, but better late than never right?!?

This room has always been a challenge. It’s long and very narrow, and there isn’t enough storage. The area behind the door has served as a dumping ground for all sorts of things (winter accessories, yoga mats, craft supplies, socks, etc.) that don’t have a permanent home.

I’m planning a major purge, but in the meantime, I decided to make some easy bedroom updates!

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