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Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

The Hoobs and I don’t really do the chocolate and flower thing for L-O-V-E day.
I did however receive this letter in my inbox today. He’s my #1 Valentine.

Happy Valentine's Day

It’s the little things…

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!
XOXO

Julie

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Last Minute Valentines

9 Feb

CANDY DOT HEARTS
 To make, cut a heart from a strip of candy dots, and glue it to a piece of construction paper. With scalloping scissors, cut construction paper to create a border around the heart. Piece of cake.. errr CANDY!

Candy Dot Hearts
from Martha Stewart

HEART BUTTON COVERS
 Cut hearts from 1-inch squares of pink and red felt. Fold each in half horizontally, and cut a vertical slit {or buttonhole} about the same size as the button. Button up shirt, and slip hearts over buttons.

Heart Buttons
from Martha Stewart

PAPER NAPKIN HEART DOILIES
Tutorial HERE

Heart Doilies
from Martha Stewart

MALLOW HEARTS
Grease a heart-shaped petit four cutter with cooking spray. Cut several marshmallows in half horizontally, and then press the cutter into the center of each one. Float the marshmallows and the cutouts on hot chocolate.

Heart Mallows
from Martha Stewart

Valentine Treats

25 Jan
I’m not much of a baker, but my hubs LOVES peanut butter blossoms.
Use heart-shaped chocolates to make them special for Valentine’s Day.

Get Recipe HERE from Betty Crocker


XO

CYO Countdown to Kisses

18 Jan

Every year my gram gets me one of those chocolate advent calendars from the $1 store to countdown to Christmas. Is it just me or are those chocolates the best ever? They may just be the cheapest chocolates ever made, but it doesn’t matter. They’re delicious! I know you all know which calendars I’m referring to. Did you have one of these as a kid?


I think a big reason why I love the taste of these chocolates is because I only get them once a year… counting down to my absolute favorite time of year. Anticipation to special occasions makes it all more exciting. Especially for the kiddos! Since Valentine’s Day is in a couple of weeks, why not create a countdown to this special day? After all, why should Christmas be the only holiday that gets a calendar?


I absolutely love this Countdown to Kisses Calendar!

Here is a TUTORIAL on how to create your own
Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar with Hershey Kisses



Enjoy!
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CYO {Create Your Own} Valentines

11 Jan
Ink-Stamped Paint Strips for Valentines

TIP: Coat each paint strip with aerosol hair spray before stamping
from Jodi Kahn, author of Simply Sublime Gifts
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3D Pop-Up Valentines

simply cut along solid lines and fold on dotted lines
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Chalkboard Valentines

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Love Note Paper Airplanes

10 Jan
There are so many cute ideas for Valentine’s Day cards and greetings!
Why not one by AIR MAIL?