Valentine’s Day

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  • Glowstick Valentines glowstick_valentines

    These are the valentines that Zoey is bringing for her friends at school this year- glowstick valentines!  Easy, cheap, not sugar and fun for the kids! No joke, it took me about 75 snaps to get one decent photo of Zoey. I used photoshop to add the text: Materials: printed photos, glowsticks and hole punch. It doesn’t ...

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! 2015 valentine

    Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!!!   From me and my loves to you! (easy felt heart garland tutorial here) Hope you all are having a great day and feeling the love! Thanks for reading my blog!!

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  • Some “Bunny” Thinks You are Special Valentine! *Free Printable* bunny_valentine

    Happy Love Week!   This is my favorite time of the year!   I think I post more projects about Valentine’s Day than any other holiday.  I just love LOVE! If you are looking for a last minute easy Valentine idea, here is one I whipped up for Zoey to bring to her classmates: With baby #2 ...

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  • Custom White Frames Made for Our Living Room (and How Jeff and I Tackle Home Improvement Projects Together) whiteframe7

        This might be one of my most favorite projects that I’ve done in awhile.  Now that I am 38 weeks along in my 2nd pregnancy, I’m officially in nesting mode!  I am full term now so baby can be due any day now and of course I left most of the things I’ve wanted to ...

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day!!! From Zoey heart_tights

     Hi friends! Happy  Valentine’s day from little Zoey!!!  #xoxozozo Our little sweetheart is now 15 months old now!   Look how much she has grown since the last valentine’s day!   And how cute are these heart tights from Target? Scored on clearance for $3.50! Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, we both wish you a sweet, ...

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  • Valentine Lanterns and Garland vdaylanterns1

    I loved the red lanterns we strung across our living room for Chinese New Years so much, I wanted to keep them up awhile longer for Valentine’s Day.  They were just too pretty to take down already!   Plus, the red color was perfect for the romantic holiday.   I wanted to change it up a ...

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  • Strawberry Heart Icecubes heart_icecube1

    This isn’t a novel or brilliant idea, but I thought I’d share another simple way that I am trying to make things fun during this Valentine’s week.  Oh yes, Valentine’s day is a weeklong celebration in our household.  Jeff’s been bringing home some surprise gifts for me the last few days and I’m trying ...

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  • Heart Brownies and Recipe heartbrownie_title

      Hope you are having a great weekend!!  We had some good friends over for dinner tonight so in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I made these heart brownies for dessert. I blogged about this exact same thing a couple years ago but its so easy and yummy, I had to ...

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  • Heart-filled Wall Decor heartwall2

    It’s almost time for my most favorite holiday of the year – Valentine’s Day!  I love February 14th!!   A day full of pink, hearts, chocolate, mushy words, cheesy puns and romantic gifts – what’s not to love?!  Except for Christmas, most holidays come and go and I don’t do much to decorate our home. ...

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! valentines_zoey

    Baby Zoey would like to say “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, friends!” Baby Zoey sent out a bunch of valentines to some of her best friends this year.  She especially wanted me to make sure that a handful of her baby boy friends all around the country got special cards in the mail: Yesterday, I was sharing how I ...

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  • Little Heart Tushie heart_tush2

    Hehe, how cute is Zoey’s little tush?   I shared how I bought some red velvet hearts from Michaels in my last post.  I saved one to sew onto her onesie.  My sewing machine has been stored away since I gave birth, so I just hand stitched it in place. This baby has the cutest little ...

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  • Heart Attack! heartattack3

    You know why I’ve been having heart attacks lately? Jeff is on a business trip this whole week and I left by myself with a needy, colicky baby. Jeff’s job frequently takes him out of town and its not easy being a single mom on those weeks!  I give mad props to single parents out ...

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  • Heart Bokeh heartbokeh1

    Here’s another cool Valentine’s Day idea- Heart bokeh photos!! During the holidays, I was seeing tons of cute Christmas cards floating around on the internet and since I am obsessed with anything heart-shaped,  I knew wanted to try it!  (just google “heart bokeh” and lots of tutorials will pop up, like this one.  Bokeh is ...

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  • A Roundup of Valentine’s Day Projects ediblepaint3

    It’s February!!  One of my favorite months of the year!!  It’s because it’s the month of romance!!  Valentine’s Day has got to be my favorite holidays because its all about L-O-V-E, appreciating our loved ones and being mushy!   A day full of pink things, hearts and chocolate?  Why, its like the holiday was MADE ...

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  • Heart-Shaped Pom Pom Tutorial yarnheart6

    Yesterday, I showed how to make a regular yarn pom pom which is super easy to do. I remember making pom poms in elementary school and adding googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennas to make little martian critters.   If you want to take it one step further, you can also turn them into pom pom ...

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  • All You Need is Love Sign- From Scrap Wood lovesign1

    I’ve been saving this 4 feet x 18 inch scrap piece of wood for almost a year.  It’s leftover wood from the back of this wood mirror frame that I made last year.  It’s nothing fancy, just a piece of cheap plywood, but I knew I could use it for something one day.  Jeff almost ...

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  • Painting Dishware with Edible Paint ediblepaint3

    I found this clever idea on How About Orange – decorating dishes with edible paint.  Ingenious! I love it!    I surprised Jeff with these customized dishware for our 1.5 year anniversary dinner last week.  (I can’t believe we’ve been married for a year and a half already! Seems like it was just our wedding ...

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  • QR Code Scavenger Hunt qr1

    I’m about to reveal just how nerdy Jeff and I are.   I may regret this later!  One of the things I made for Jeff (in addition to baking the heart brownies) was set up a QR Code scavenger hunt around our apartment.  I think I’m pretty slow to catch onto new things because until ...

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  • Heart Brownies from Flower Cake Pan heartbrownies1

    I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!  Jeff frequently has to work late unexpectantly, and that was the case for this past Tuesday, so we are celebrating tonight instead.  He’s making his special Valentine’s filet mignon (this will be the 5th year in a row!) and I made some homemade froyo. Hooray for dinner ...

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! ….from Bailey bailey_valentine2

    My sister’s shiba inu, Bailey, has a special Valentine’s message for you: Bailey is sporting my valentine’s heart garland. Isn’t he the cutest?  What a handsome dog!! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  May it be filled with lots of love and laughter wherever you are!!

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  • Free Valentine’s Day Card Printables! valentine_pie

    I’m so happy about Valentine’s Day tomorrow!  I’m all for any holiday that celebrates l-o-v-e.  And any chance to send out snail mail to my friends? I’m all in!  Just as much as I love designing and mailing Christmas cards every year, I love making and sending Valentine’s Day cards to my girl friends. Who ...

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  • Valentine’s Bunting bunting6

    {This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects. I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects. The hubby is rejoicing. Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I have ...

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  • Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Heart Marshmallows or Cream Cheese Whipped Cream redvelvethc1

    I have a great Valentine’s drink for you and your special someone – red velvet hot chocolate!  Jeff and I looooove red velvet cupcakes.  Our wedding cake was a $9 grocery store red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting but it was our favorite ever cake.  Did you know that red velvet cake is just ...

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  • I <3 Heart Sunny Side Up Eggs, Using Cookie Cutters (tutorial) hearteggs1

    {This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects. I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects. The hubby is rejoicing. Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I have ...

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  • Valentine’s Heart Garland (tutorial) heartgarland4

    {This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects.  I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects.   The hubby is rejoicing.  Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I ...

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  • Valentine’s Day Ideas…from Last Year heartpillow_title

    I don’t know about yawl, but I’m super excited about Valentine’s Day this year!  A day devoted to pink frilly things, chocolates, hearts and celebrating all kinds of love – I feel like it’s a holiday made just for me!  I’ve been working on a few Valentine’s projects that don’t break the bank (as part ...

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  • More Chocolate Fun!! chocolateletters

    I’m having a lot of fun  making chocolates these days!  The possibilities are endless with these alphabet molds! The best part about working with chocolate is that if I mess up, I can re-melt or eat the mistakes.  Judging by the new jeans I had to buy, I’m more often doing the latter!

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  • More Marshmallow Fun with “Conversation Marshmallows” (tutorial) convomarsh_title

    After seeing all those cute, omnipresent (but unpalatable) conversation hearts around Valentine’s Day, I was inspired to make some “conversation marshmallows”! I made the same marshmallow recipe as when I made the marshmallow s’mores, but instead of cutting them into 1″ squares with a pizza cutter, I used a bunch of mini cookie cutters (lightly oil first ...

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day!! vdayshirt_title

    Matchy matchy “his” and “hers” shirts for Valentine’s Day! (made with my new Silhouette machine!) Because I love my husband, I woke him up this morning and forced him into this shirt.  He says his business school classmates haven’t stopped teasing him since I posted about about our matching jammies.   I apparently don’t think he is embarrassed ...

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  • Ruffles Galore! Ruffly Flower Pillow Tutorial heartpillow_title

    This ruffle flower heart pillow I featured yesterday was made of hundreds of these little flowers: Here is how I made each flower: 1. Cut fabric into 3 inch squares, rounding the corners of the squares. (The fabric I chose was a sheer polyester, similar to curtain material.)  The squares don’t have to be cut perfect since ...

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