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Put a Heart on It for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

It’s a fun holiday, this Valentine’s Day, but some years are busier than others (perhaps, for example, maybe 2014). It’s fun to surprise your kids (and other peeps that live in your house) throughout the day with small, rather effortless gestures with a practice I like to call Put a Heart on It. Yep, just put a heart on anything, folks. It immediately makes everything look cute and festive. A red Sharpie or paint pen can go a long way on February 14th! Here I drew red hearts on bamboo forks, a paper cup, a snack bag, and I happened to have these little wooden cubes laying around so I made heart dice (which I think I’ll start using on my backgammon board).

In the morning, squeeze a few drops of red food coloring into heart-shaped ice trays for a sweet little surprise when it’s time for milk and cookies. Found via Project Kid, by A Subtle Revelry.

Inspired by this idea I spotted on Pinterest by the one and only FamilyFun Magazine, I thought it could be so much fun to attach pipe cleaner hearts to things around the house. Think clothing hanger, doorknob, backpack, scooter handle, house plants. It’s endless really.

Personally, I think a whole day of little Valentine heart surprises is better than one cookie.


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The Art of the Valentine’s Day Cookie

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Some baker somewhere in the world decided one day that Valentine’s Day would be the holiday of the decorated cookie. And I’m not talking about a smear of icing with some sprinkles. No, no. I’m talking about full-on edible artwork. Artwork so good, it’s almost a shame to eat it. This post could have gone on forever, but these 4 stood out as being particularly spectacular!
 I love the retro style of these cookies by Hayley Cakes and Cookies. I’m amazed at how perfectly they piped on those words and the mix of patterns is so fun.






Seriously? I’m supposed to eat this cute little Valentine’s cookie? Have fun browsing Cookie Connections for tons of other amazing creations.







Literally, I think I would shellac and frame this heart cookie by Sugar Rush Custom Cookies if it were handed to me on a napkin. Or I’d try to turn it into a needlepointed pillow.







Wham! These pop art Valentine’s cookies by SemiSweet Designs look like they might jump off the plate right into my mouth. Sound effects and all!

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Neon Valentine Crafts

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Two things I love…Valentine crafts and neon colors! It’s time to start thinking about the assembly-line production of class Valentines, so here are 3 cute neon ideas to get you started! (I promise I will whole-craftily obsess over February 14th for the next 4 weeks, so there’s lots more to come!)

 I love how these little origami hearts look like they have wings! The solid neon paper really makes the heart shape pop. Find the how-to here. Found via LMNOP.





Let your kids decorate white card stock with wild abandon using neon dot stickers and washi tape. After it’s covered, cut hearts out and write the message on the back to finish the cards. Found via Blank Goods.





You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid who didn’t LOVE glow necklaces and bracelets. Download this adorable Valentine from Delia Creates. Or, check out Craftiness is not Optional for a slightly different version!





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