January 16, 2012

Valentine Party Treats & Sweets~
A Little Birdie Told Me... No. 55

"I still love to kiss you goodnight
The thrill of you holding me tight
Grows ever sweeter, the long years between
Since first I kissed you when we were sixteen
I still love the touch of your lips
I can't get too much of your lips
I know when your hair is snowy white
I'll still love to kiss you goodnight"
"I Love You" ~ Bing Crosby


Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday No. 55!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


If you're planning a Valentine's Day Party,
you won't want to miss the $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway to my favorite party boutique 
Shop Sweet Lulu.
Indeed, love is in the air...
...so this week's features are all about making sweet memories for those you love.


Valentine Pretzels
From Alderberry Hill

From Fudge Ripple


From Shugary Sweets


From All Artful

If you've been featured 
(here or on Facebook)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.

If you're a fan of the fun finds, foodie tomfoolery
and crafty shenanigans here at Rook No. 17, would
you take a few seconds to show your support with a
over at Babble?


Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!

1)  FOLLOW Rook No. 17.  Aw shucks, it just makes your host feel appreciated.

2)  LINK-UP -- Link-up the URL of a specific post -- craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off.  If you have something for sale, please refer to the "Advertising" section.

3)  POST THE BUTTON OR A LINK-- Grab the code for the button (below) and paste it into your sidebar or the body of your post.

4)  VISIT ONE other link --  Isn't it great, when you're "discovered" by a new fan as a result of linking up to a party?  Pay it forward and make someone's day!

5) OPTIONAL - Leave a comment -- I'll comment back -- simple as that.


1) click your cursor in the code box, 
2) right-mouse click and "Select All", 

3) right-mouse click and select Copy. 
4) Paste the code into your sidebar or post.

Visit ONE other link and leave them a comment.

The links are featured from newest to oldest,
so everyone gets a chance to go "first".


  1. Hi Jenn! Thanks so much for having me today. Hope your week is fabulous.

    Best wishes,

  2. I made Snickers for a friend's birthday, but these would be great tucked into kids' Valentine treat bags, too. Enjoy.

  3. I added a second link this week...something a little more simple, but just as tasty!

  4. Jenn, thanks for the feature! Can't wait to see what else gets linked up this week. Have a great one!

  5. As always, thanks for hosting a great linky party!

  6. I am getting into the Valentine spirit with all the fun pink and red stuff that has been all over blogland...love the few you featured today too!!! Thank you for hosting every week. (sorry mine got posted twice)

  7. Hi Jenn
    I've linked up to my "Pecan Tart".
    Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week of baking :)

  8. Jenn, thank you for hosting!

  9. Thanks for hosting! Have a Sweet Day!

  10. I definitely want to plan a fun V-day party this year. I get the best ideas from you. I know my daughter would adore making your luv bugs...and I want to make almost everything I see you make. You're so crafty...I love it. (I know some people don't like to be called crafty...so I apologize if you are one of them!)

  11. nice recipes


  12. Hi Jenn, Thanks for hosting. I'm sharing a recipe for Squash Gnocchi with a Curried Fig Butter. Hope you have a great week. I Also hope to see you tomorrow at Whole Food Wednesdays! Have an amazing week.

  13. So many great things to check out this week!

  14. I had forgotten Valentine's Day was getting so near! The time is really flying again this year. There's some great inspiration in your features, and in some of the links this week. I'm looking forward to visiting them. I've shared my Favourite Cake Recipes from 2011 from my blog this week. Thank you for hosting, Jenn!

  15. hi jenn, fabulous features! especially diggin the pretzels... so cute and colorful!

  16. Hi Jenn! Thanks again for hosting the link party! I finally made it back:)

  17. We don;t celebrate this holiday (we have our own), I wish you a great Valentine's day
    I've linked up to my "Apple Tart"


  18. Thanks so much for hosting - so many great ideas!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  19. hi jenn...thank you for the feature..because i have been incredibly busy, we have been eating quite a few of those little pizzas this week! i'm glad hubs isn't picky :) hope the kiddos are getting better and your weekend is filled with fun rather than sickness


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