3 Things to Remember When Taking Your Lovely to Valentine’s Day Pizza

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, gents. That means you’re going to need to up your game if you want to keep your snuggle partner through the rest of the cold winter months. Even though pizza is a solid choice for Valentine’s Day dinner, here are some things you should keep in mind to make it a success:

  1. Take her out to a NICE place. This is not the time to be saving money, so forget about Pizza Hut or Domino’s and find a place with a wood-burning oven. Remember to go on Yelp to look at reviews and ratings.
  2. Choose your toppings wisely! We love anchovies and garlic as much as the next blogger, but it might not make for the best post-dinner smooch (or make out session). Go for less pungent toppings unless you are both really, really into it.
  3. Leave some room for dessert. We all wish we had a separate stomach for dessert, but that’s unfortunately not the case. So don’t pig out too much on pizza. There is nothing like a bit of tiramisu to finish a Valentine’s Day dinner on a sweet note (although we are not opposed to some dessert pizza!)

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day and show how much you care with our gorgeous “Valentine’s Pizza” sticker pack, now available on the Apple App Store.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/valentine-pizza/id1191371373?mt=8

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Happy Holidays! and Happy New Year!

It’s Sunday and I spent a few hours this morning with my nephew, drawing with him. It’s been very cold, and after my father kindly asked him to put on a jacket, he immediately did so. I told him he’s a good boy. I don’t think we compliment kids enough, and I remember that when I was his age, the world seems so much bigger. He smiled. This nephew has the most adorable smile.

I can’t believe the year is almost over and a new year is going to begin in a few days! We did made a holiday and New Year sticker pack for everyone, before the author of the Pizza Series flies off to another country. He specifically wants rockets in the sticker pack, and there they are!

What are your resolutions for the next year?

XOXO

PS. The sticker pack is here. All the images are hand drawn. It’s called Funky Holidays — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/funky-holidays/id1187801968?mt=8

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New Year’s Tree, Santa Claus, and Pizza

My family is from the Soviet Union, a country where Christmas celebrations were prohibited since its foundation in 1917.  Thankfully, Russians are smart, and so instead of displaying Christmas trees, they displayed New Year’s trees! Instead of bringing gifts on Christmas, Santa Claus would crawl down the chimney on New Year’s so that all the little tykes can be overjoyed on January 1st. All the wonderful traditions of Christmas became New Year’s traditions. For that reason, New Year’s has always been my favorite holiday. A few days before the year’s end, before the family got together, I would write a program of activities for the evening. With the same spirit of ingenuity as my ancestors, for one whimsical reason or another, one year I decided that we must serve pizza at the center of a table replete with Russian delicacies.  “9pm”, my program would read, “Pizza is served.” This tradition continues to this day whenever I am fortunate enough to spend New Year’s at home and is the inspiration for the beautiful “Holiday Pizza” sticker pack, now available on the Apple App Store.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-pizza/id1187747847?mt=8

 

Seashells and Unicorns

The last time I was at the beach, it was summer, and my friend wanted to visit a dive at Pescadero, a small town right next to a beach with a handful of sea shells. Each one has a different color but I notice a particular green one, and a shiny white one. Besides the sounds one hears from the shells and their beautiful texture, I later learned that each shell represents an unicorn – just like a rhino.

And this Apple iMessage Sticker Pack for iOS10 is named after the sacred geometry of shells and unicorns. It’s called Shell Unicorns.

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Since then, I haven’t been to the beach. Yet, I remember very vividly the color of sunset, the shadow it creates on the world around it, the stacking rocks and those that dance on water and the beautiful colors of seashells — and their magic.