Because we only live once...

What a sweet pairing for making new memories!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a couple of my favorites: chocolate + wine. Ghirardelli and Josh Cellars. Please note, that as always, all opinions are my own.


If you have seen my Facebook and Instagram lately, you know that January started with a bang! That is, I ran my first half marathon in 2016. (Already!) It was a great start to this healthy and active lifestyle goal.

The most exciting result from the race was that my uber supportive hubby has jumped in the action. For the first time in a long time, we are making the time every other day to exercise together.  Another goal of ours is to behave in the kitchen at least 90% of the time.

The other 10%… well, that’s left for indulging in memories. Allow me to ellaborate on this.

Hubby’s work ethic motto is ” work hard and play harder”. However, that statement meant for him to be borderline workaholic with no time to play because the job. That has changed recently – thank goodness – and now we make the time to make new memories and cherish our off time away from computer screens and social media.

Put simply, life is too short to live on a 100% food plan compliance. For realz.

He knows the way to my heart starts with chocolate.


Ah, love that we can get chocolate and wine too at our local Walmart (this does changes by state). To celebrate Valentine’s day you can choose from Ghirardelli’s Valentine’s Impressions:

  • Caramel Chocolate Trio Squares
  • Chocolate Assortment
  • Milk & White Chocolate hearts
  • Milk & Dark Chocolate hearts


If it wasn’t for that pesky 10% we do our best to stick to, we would have grabbed multiple bags of each one. The white chocolate ones were calling my name 😉

Anyways, out of the blue, the hubster calls a trip to Walmart last Saturday, where he spotted me salivating taking a look at the Ghirardelli chocolates (found in the seasonal candy aisle). After a joke or two, we were heading to a secret destination (his words, not mine) with his & hers bags of Ghirardelli’s Valentine’s Impressions Caramel Chocolate Trio Squares and a bottle (or two) of delicious Josh Cellars Pinot Noir on hand. What a sweet paring!


We had a great candlelit dinner at a hotel by the beach. There’s nothing better than enjoying the sunset while enjoying some good chocolate squares making new memories.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Now, sharing is caring and that’s what we’ll do here. Thanks to Ghirardelli, two lucky readers will an American Express $75 gift card. Woohoo! Enter in the widget below.  Winners will be chosen 2/11.
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  1. Tanika Campbell

    February 1, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. steve weber

    February 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I love the caramel filled squares!

  3. shelly peterson

    February 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    My favorite s the Dark chocolate and mint squares.

  4. Tina W

    February 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I love the milk chocolate squares with the caramel filling. I can eat way too many in a sitting.

  5. Julie Wood

    February 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I like the Caramel Filled milk chocolate squares!

  6. Julie Wood

    February 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    The tweet is not saving in form. Here is my tweet for today.

  7. Lauren

    February 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I like the raspberry squares.

  8. Betsy Barnes

    February 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    My favorite Ghirardelli chocolate square is the Milk and Caramel Square 🙂

  9. Will G

    February 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I love the Dark Chocolate one.

  10. Kelly D

    February 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I like the Dark Mint Chocolate.

  11. Ashley

    February 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    What a fun date night. Sometimes all it takes is wines and chocolate s:)

  12. Jason

    February 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Love the raspberry squares.

  13. Lee Mckeon

    February 6, 2016 at 6:27 am

    I love the dark chocolate squares!

  14. Julie Wood

    February 6, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Tweets are not saving here is my tweet for 2/6

  15. Jennifer Marie

    February 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I love the caramel filled squares!

  16. janetfaye

    February 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I like Ghirardelli Dark Squares 60 %.

  17. janetfaye

    February 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I like the Dark Chocolate 60 % squares.

  18. Leigh Anne Borders

    February 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    My favorite is the caramel chocolates!

  19. Emily Smith

    February 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    My entries aren’t saved when I reload the page…
    My favorite squares are the Toffee Crunch
    I’m following Ghirardelli on Twitter as @boykrazymommy
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  20. Janice Cooper

    February 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I love Ghirardelli chocolates. My favorite is the milk chocolate with caramel squares.

  21. Emilee Bond

    February 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Oh my gosh, I love Ghirardelli’s chocolate! The milk chocolate squares with caramel are the best. Sooo good! <3

  22. Kelly D

    February 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I like the milk chocolate caramel.

  23. Bo Simms

    February 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love the creamy almond crunch Ghiardelli chocolate squares. Delicious!!

  24. Ally G.

    February 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite Ghirardelli chocolate square is toffee crunch.

  25. Sarah Hayes

    February 8, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    the sea salt caramel is yummy

  26. Natalie

    February 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    My favorite is the milk chocolate square filled with caramel.

  27. Dan D

    February 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Dark chocolate squares are the best!

  28. Kelly D

    February 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I like the Dark & Sea Salt Caramel squares.

  29. Jeffrey

    February 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    My favorite Ghirardelli square is the Intense Dark 72% Cacao Twilight Delight.

  30. Lee Mckeon

    February 9, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I love the dark chocolate

  31. Rachel

    February 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    My favorite Ghirardelli chocolate is dark chocolate caramel filled squares.

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