Brownie Bowls

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Our weekend was filled with the usual basketball and ballet activities, but we took some time on Saturday evening to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. Even though we didn’t have a special meal planned we pulled out our traditional heart dishes and red glasses. However, we did plan for a special dessert!

 

After dinner the kids exchanged gifts. I think it’s sweet that they wanted to use their own […]

8 Romantic Movie Favorites

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Maybe you’ve decided on a quiet evening at home this year for Valentine’s Day. A candlelit dinner followed by a romantic movie. Maybe you’re not sure what to watch. I thought it would be fun {and helpful } to share my list of favorite romantic movies {and TV series} with you.

Here we go!

 

1. Sweet Home Alabama

This delightfully entertaining romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE) […]

Valentine’s Day Graham Cracker Houses

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We had some fun creating these little graham cracker houses over the weekend. I’m sure sneaking candy while crafting had nothing to do with the kids’ enthusiasm when I asked them if they would like to participate. 😉

Here’s how we did it.

 

Supplies needed:

graham crackers icing candy piping bag and tips

 

We started out by “gluing” the houses together. This was a little tricky and some […]

How to Make Kissy Lip Valentine’s Day Cards

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Valentine’s Day is only one week away and you still have time to make a fun and unique card.

I came across the kissy lip card idea here. It made me smile the minute I saw it. I showed it to the kids and they were immediately on board and agreed that we should make these funny cards for our family and friends.

 

Here’s how you make them.

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2015 Valentine’s Day Mantle

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Here it is, our 2015 Valentine’s Day mantle.

 

It’s been fun sharing our Valentine’s Day mantle projects with you this past week. I hope you enjoyed them and were inspired to create something new. Thanks for all the kind and encouraging comments. Readers like you make blogging so rewarding!

 

Don’t forget to enter the Martha Stewart stencil giveaway! {open until 1/28/15}

 

Here’s a list of […]

Stenciled Votive Candle Holders for Valentine’s Day and Stencil Giveaway

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It’s the last installment in this year’s Valentine’s Day mantle project reveal. Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of the finished mantle, so make sure to check back and see it all put together.

What would a romantic Valentine’s Day display be without candles? I think you’ll agree they are absolutely necessary! I used Martha Stewart adhesive holiday stencils to create these cute votive candle holders. Enter below for your chance to […]

Pom Pom Garland

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We’re adding a garland to this year’s Valentine’s Day mantle! This was a fun project, especially since Clara was excited to help me out.

 

Supplies needed:

yarn pom pom maker hearts cut out of sparkly scrapbook paper scissors tape

 

I hired Clara to make the pom poms for me since she has the fancy pom pom maker. It’s so much easier and quicker to make pom poms this […]

Love Letter Wall Art

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We’re continuing the Valentine’s Day 2015 mantle project reveal with this LOVE letter wall art tutorial. It’s such a simple and quick way to add a festive atmosphere to a room. I’m using pastel colors this year, but I think bright reds and pinks would look really nice, too.

 

Supplies needed:

large canvas wood letters paint & foam brush jewels Aleene’s glue {my favorite} hot glue gun

 

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Candy Heart Cone

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Over the next several days I will reveal my Valentine’s Day mantle display for 2015 one project at a time. Today, I’d like to share these fun Valentine’s Day cone decorations I made using conversation hearts.

 

 

Supplies needed:

hot glue gun conversation hearts foam cone {found in the floral supplies} pink glittery scrapbook paper toothpick

 

Starting at the base, glue rows of hearts around the […]

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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We love celebrating Valentine’s Day at our house. From decorating to card making to sending packages, we love it all. To kick off my series of Valentine’s Day posts for 2015 and for some inspiration, I thought it might be fun to browse Amazon and see what kind of Valentine’s Day gift ideas I could find.

 

Here are the 10 things that popped out at me.

1. This scarf […]