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Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you. – Trent Shelton

Whether it’s Galentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Day that you’re into, this holiday is so sweet. What a perfect excuse to shower love on the people who make your world go round. Use our Valentine’s Day crafts, recipes, and ideas including creative ideas for homemade Valentine’s cards, pretty heart-etched glass treat jars, and a sweet collection of no-bake VDay treats to spoil your sweetie!

Meaningful Jewelry Gift Ideas for Galentine’s Day

Meaningful Jewelry Gift Ideas for Galentine’s Day

Not a typo! GALentine's Day is February 13th and is only the most fabulous holiday ever, created in 2010 by Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the main character from the NBC hit comedy,  Parks and Recreation. Leslie made the day to pay tribute and celebrate her gal pals,...

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How to make Valentine geodes

How to make Valentine geodes

My girl likes to give homemade, crafty Valentines each year. This year, she announced that after she retires from the US Women’s National Team (soccer), she will be a geologist, so *of course* she wants to give geodes for Valentine’s Day. I’m like, “GEODES?...

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Cute (halfway) homemade Valentines!

Cute (halfway) homemade Valentines!

Special thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. (AD) All opinions are my own. Call me cupid, but I’m one of those moms who wants my kid to give the “creative” Valentine. Each year we struggle with what theme to do, the supplies, the assembly, the matching box…...

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7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

Don’t give in to store-bought Valentine’s Day cards for your kids to give to their classmates this year!  Instead, spend some one-on-one time with your children making fun, creative and unique cards while at the same time imparting the importance of “giving”. The...

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DIY etched glass treat jars for Valentines Day

A little in love with these miniature apothecary jars. Maybe a lot in love with them. I ordered a dozen of them as a tiny treat for the teachers for Valentines Day. I thought they'd be perfect to hold some heart shaped candy. Aren't they cute? And because I can't just...

Downton Abbey Gifts For Your Valentine

Okay husbands, listen up! Here's what your Downton Abbey-crazed wife would love for you to buy her for Valentine's Day. I've made it easy for you by creating a round-up of gift ideas that's sure to make her smile. (A few of the items have affiliate links below.) You...

DIY Shabby Chic Love Sign

Shabby-chic is my jam. When we were at LOOT Vintage Market last weekend, there was a booth FULL of pallet signs with lace flower letters and it reminded me that I made this a while back and never showed it to you! Ooopsie. It's too cute to keep a secret. This simple...

DIY Decorative Glass Block Crafts

Decorative glass block crafts are my favorite new DIY project. Just look at these blocks. Pretty cool, eh? I made a boatload of them at the holidays to give as gifts, smaller ones like these monogram blocks. And larger ones: They are so customizable, like this special...
Valentine Giveaway – I love you more

Valentine Giveaway – I love you more

“I love you to the moon and back, Sweet Pea.” “I love you to jupiter and back.” “Well, I love you all the way through the milky way and back.” “The Milky Way? CAN-DEE?” “No, not the candy. I just love you more. You have all my love.” All my love. It’s even more...

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Best Valentine’s Gifts and Crafts

Best Valentine’s Gifts and Crafts

Wow, I have finally recovered from Valentine’s Day. It was a whirlwind but here are the best Valentine's gifts and crafts that stole our hearts this year.  There were two Valentine’s to make for school;  the class snack,  little heart charms for the Princess Cupcake’s...

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Easy No-Bake Valentine Treats

Easy No-Bake Valentine Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if the thought of another cupcake is enough to make you groan and your waistline pop, check out these 5 easy, no-bake Valentine treats. If you remember nothing else as you’re strolling through the grocery store this...

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Valentine Jello Jiggler Recipes

Valentine Jello Jiggler Recipes

I had an eye out for possible Valentine's Day Jello Jiggler recipes and as soon as I saw the photo above on TheHungryHousewife.com, I knew I had to make these. I had school snack this week and my oven was broken. Yea for saving snack! I don't have the set up to take...

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How to Make a Beautiful Valentines Deco Mesh Wreath

How to Make a Beautiful Valentines Deco Mesh Wreath

It's one of my current obsessions: Deco Mesh. I am infatuated with the springy plasticy goodness and all the bowsplotions and garland and crafts you can make with deco mesh. It's virtually indestructible, inexpensive and comes is more colors than your crafty little...

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Valentine’s Day Projects

Valentine’s Day Projects

There is craft carnage all over my house;  landmines of leftover vinyl and icing and crushed lollipops that didn’t make the cut. It’s as if Valentine’s Day had a bender and the hangover is everywhere. I learned an important lesson during this most recent Valentine’s...

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Homemade Lollipop Valentine Photo Card

Homemade Lollipop Valentine Photo Card

It all started with the revamp of last year’s Valentine where we took a photo of her holding her fist out, printed it and then cut a hole to put the lollipop through. This year we kicked it up a notch and bought a prop. Even Daddy got in on the action this go-around...

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Custom Mailbox Valentine’s Gifts

Custom Mailbox Valentine’s Gifts

(See our other Valentine's Day projects this year!) That lollipop photo valentine was sort of our jumping off point. The manic assembly which left me with a total of 9 hours of sleep since Saturday begins here. I had seen this idea online and I can’t remember which...

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Valentine Day Envelope Cookies

Valentine Day Envelope Cookies

(See our other Valentine's Day projects this year!) On Sunday night I had made rectangle sugar cookies (freehand cut with a pizza cutter – absolutely no uniformity whatsoever!) and drew the envelope shape with royal icing that I died dark grey. Here's Envelope Cookies...

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Sock Cupcakes

Sock Cupcakes

  We couldn't forget our favorite teachers. For them, we made these cozy sock cupcakes. I should probably explain why the monster cards may seem a little out of character for the Princess Cupcake. Her class mascot at school is a monster and they're all "little...

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