To Love is to be Vulnerable 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share this sweet comic strip by the amazing Gavin from ZenPencils:

My favorite thing about Gavin’s work is that it just so perfectly captures the essence of a single quote through the beautiful artwork, and I’d highly recommend you check out some of his other wonderful work on his website. On another note, enjoy your Valentine’s Day! Show some love to your special other, your family, your cat and most importantly, yourself! ❤


Mugs: Nutella Cakes

For all of you guys who spent Valentine’s by yourself. Just kidding. But you still should try this. Total Time: 5 min

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  • 4 tablespoons of self-rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of  vegetable oil
  • Optional: whipped cream topping
    • ½ cup of heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon of sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug, and whisk with a fork until fairly smooth.
Microwave for 1½– 3 minutes on high.
Add heavy cream to a separate bowl, and using an electric beater, whip until almost stiff, and finish it off with sugar.
And if you want whipped cream or chocolate, this is where you do whatever makes you happy. 🙂
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