Posts Tagged ‘valentine’s day’

For the last few years I have wanted to be more creative for the holidays, and to do holiday crafts with Lily. I was trying to figure out something for Valentine’s Day when I found this great idea for Valentine vases on Pinterest. Take a Mason jar, stick a doily on it, and secure with a ribbon. et voila! Simple, quick, and oh-so-cute vases. Lily and I made a bunch last weekend. I was so thrilled for such an easy project – I had everything we needed, and even threw in some K&Company embellishments I had purchased last Valentine’s Day (and wondered what I would ever do with!). I bought flowers Wegman’s and set up my Valentine vignette on the dining room table. It looks so pretty!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is a digital collage I made to celebrate the day. I used the Tresor digital kit by Studio Miki.

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I hope you have a lovely day!


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happy valentine’s day!
I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Rather a hassle in my opinion. However I will happily accept any chocolate that might be offered to me.

Lily and I did some Valentine’s stuff over the weekend – we made little Valentine’s to give to her classmates, and we made heart-shaped cupcakes.

Here are the Valentine’s….

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I wanted us (meaning me and Lily) to make the Valentine’s for her class…since we had to make one for each child (30 total!) it had to be something quick and simple. I bought a heart-shaped paper punch, glitter glue (you can never go wrong with glitter glue), and Hershey kisses. Lily punched out the hearts and I outlined them in glitter glue. Once dry we used glue dots to attach the kisses. et voila!

And here are the cupcakes…


ok, first of all, I did not do the sprinkles. Lily did the sprinkles. She loves sprinkles!

The cupcakes are devil’s food, with chocolate frosting. I know it seems that I probably chose to do all chocolate, but I swear I let Lily choose the flavors and that’s what she wanted.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!


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Heart: the essential or most vital part of something. (from Merriam-Webster.com)

pretty little hearts
In honor of the day, how about some
Valentine’s Day beads and components

These pretty sterling silver heart charms (and one key!) are from Artbeads.


I want to make a charm bracelet with them but haven’t had time yet. These charms are so pretty with a lot of detail, and are brighter and shinier than they look in my picture (but not too bright and shiny – they are just right!).

And this also:

heart chain

This lovely and delicate heart-chain bracelet is only waiting the addition of some sparkly beads or charms. The heart links are small, so I would add only smaller-sized components. It would be perfect for a child, which is what I plan to do with it (once my daughter is a little older and can be responsible with it!).

Of course hearts are not for Valentine’s Day only – the sentiment and meaning they possess are perfect for every day. Funny how I used to dislike hearts – I thought they were mushy and only for overly sentimental people. But over the years I’ve grown fond of them, and have come to see them as representing one’s innermost feelings, as well as being a symbol of love and joy.

Disclosure: I have received these products (sterling silver charms and chain) from Artbeads free of charge. I am posting an honest review of said products and have not been paid to endorse said products.


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