Thursday, January 30, 2014

Make A Sweet Vintage Valentine

Making handmade Valentines as a kid has always held such fond memories. 
And passing that tradition on to our children has been just as important.
As the children get older, and less interested in the "cutesy" Valentines, we needed to adjust a bit.

Using just what we had, we made simple but thoughtful Valentines.

Our Sweet Vintage Valentines we are sharing today are a throwback to a cherished time.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Hot Valentine Play Dough

Who loves cinnamon Red Hots, Hot Tamales and Jolly Rancher Fire Sticks?! 

Well, this Red Hot Valentine Play Dough smells like each one of those candies!!! Can't say it tastes like any of those candies...but it sure is fun!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

14 Chocolate Heart Valentine Inspirations

Worth Pinning
Need we say more... chocolate... heart shaped...mouth watering...a chocolate lovers paradise...

14 Chocolate Heart Valentines Ideas

Oh be still my heart!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Red Valentine Inspiration

Valentine Garland
Country Chiq

We love red at Christmas and we especially love it for Valentines Day!

We did a little searching and found some really great Red Valentine Inspiration to share with you today.

We hope you love these ideas as much as we do!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love Sign

Today we are sharing a really simple and fast Valentines craft! It is our Love Sign.
Love may be in the air, but you can also have it in a tangible craft too!

So gather up your supplies and lets get started!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tart Cherry Heart Gummies

We are over the moon in love with these Tart Cherry Heart Gummies! They are tart, but sweet. 
Healthy and fun to eat! Just out of the fridge with their cold smooth texture is wonderful! 
So how are these gummies healthy you ask? 
Well, let us explain.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sharing The Love: Sweethearts Valentines

Today we are sharing the love of Valentines with you with our Sweethearts Valentines... we used this rockin free Valentine printable from U Create. We love that is boy friendly and perfect for our boys we have in mind!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Homemade Valentine Gift Inspiration

Jewelry-Embellished Vases

Everything given from the heart is always better right. With that said, we found some Homemade Valentine Gift Inspiration for you that would fun and pretty simple to do yourself! What do you think?!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sharpie Valentine Mugs

Finally got around to trying out this Sharpie craft we have wanted to try for sometime. Have you done any writing or drawing on ceramics with a Sharpie yet? Our first attempt and we went with Sharpie Valentine Mugs since it is everything Valentines right now. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Flourless

Peanut butter and chocolate... the perfect match for Valentines Day and really any other day for that matter!
For us, this match really is almost perfect since it is flourless too, aka, gluten free..and dairy free too!

Oh, and you only need 5 ingredients that you probably already stock!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Valentine Cake & Cupcake Inspiration

Rose Cake Recipe - made with fresh (edible!) roses |
Gimme Some Oven

We could not help ourselves from indulging in some cake and cupcakes... that is...Valentine Cake & Cupcake Inspiration ... in print! It is fun to dream at least of having these beautiful creations. 

And while some may be beyond our skill level, we spied a few that we could pull off if we clicked our heels three times...and tried really hard! 

How about you?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Geranium Rose Salt Scrub

Roses are traditional and symbolic as tokens of love during the Valentines season. With that in mind, we put our twist on the tradition and made a Geranium Rose Salt Scrub for the tougher skin on the body.

A little about the essential oil Geranium Rose:
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) has a broad range of uses and a beautiful and complex sweet fragrance of roses and citrus. It is very cooling, anti-inflammatory and uplifting, a wonderful oil to have handy for the dog-days of summer.
For the skin, this oil is beneficial in healing acne, eczema, cellulite, dermatitis, psoriasis and a plethora of other issues. It can balance sebaceous gland secretion, encourage lymphatic and blood drainage and help heal wounds. {source and more information}

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Valentine Snow Globe

Have you started any Valentine decorating yet?! Obviously we have and we are excited to share our Valentine Snow Globes with you!

No water this time like we did with these snow globes.
Just some sweet Winter trees, snow and hearts.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Romantic Valentines Day Inspiration


Valentines Day is all about the romance. From romantic Valentine gifts, cards, food and settings. We found some Romantic Valentines Day Inspiration that will inspire you to set just the perfect tone in your Valentine planning!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Valentine Mantel

We love the visual of a red heart in the Winter snow. That is our Valentine theme is this year. And not a hard task to execute, especially since we put up Winter decorations after we took down the Christmas stuff. We were able to use the Winter decorations right into decorating our Winter Valentines Mantel

We hope you find some inspiration for your Valentines Day decorating.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Valentine Crafts For Boys

I Will Never “Tire” of Your Friendship, Valentine
Family Fun Crafts

We are gearing up for Valentines Day. How about you?! We have boys we need to prepare for and we found some great Valentines Crafts for Boys that you might find work for you too! Never too early to get a jump start!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Football Party Inspiration

Party City

Are you planning a playoff football or Super Bowl party? Well just in case you are planning either a big party or just a family gathering we found some party inspiration to help get you started!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Home Decorating Inspiration

Decoration For Life

Recently we showed you some of our Winter decorating ideas with our Winter White Mantel, White Winter Wreath and Winter Clay Ornaments. 

Now we want to share with you some beautiful Winter decorating inspiration done by others. We hope you are inspired!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Winter Clay Ornaments

We made a few of these Winter Clay Ornaments for Christmas gifts for the grandmothers, knowing, we would use them also for our Winter decorating. You may not be thinking about ornaments still now that Christmas is over... but... decorating for Winter is fun too!

They could not be simpler to make. With a light sprinkle of sparkle and a whisper of peppermint... they are lovable! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter White Wreath

Do you have some garland left laying around after taking down the Christmas decorations? Put it to use again by making a Winter wreath like our Winter White Wreath.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

White Winter Mantel

Transitioning from Christmas to Winter in our home decor. All the Wintry white and frosty silver are now placed about. Time for reflection and making plans and being hopeful as to what this New Year will bring. 
So this is our White Winter Mantel.