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{Homemade Valentines} Magic Heart Wands

February 13, 2014 in All Posts, Celebrate, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Valentine's Day

If you’re like us, you’re scrambling to make one hundred homemade Valentines for your children’s classroom Valentine’s Day Exchange and need something quick, cheap, and fun. Lucky for all you last-minute crafters, we’re sharing our simple Magic Heart Wands that will help your child spread some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is: A […]

{Bake} Twelve Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Treats

March 1, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

It’s March!  Time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day activities and treats.  Even though Hubby bah-humbugs St. Patrick’s Day, we still celebrate the day at our house for fun. Last year we made these delicious green Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats: Recipe and complete how-to here. Here are 11 more goodies I’d love to make or […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day Art, Craft & Activity Ideas For Kids

February 7, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

I never said I wouldn’t post more Valentine’s ideas…just that I thought you might be sick of them! I’ve given you a few, like our Valentine’s Day Lacing Hearts Activity Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Heart Cookies Valentine’s Day Jar of Hearts and Valentine’s Day Jello Play but here’s one more – not necessarily the last! Heart […]

{Live} The Heart Project

February 1, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

You may have overdosed on all my Valentine’s Day posts around here and maybe you’ve had it up to here with all the hearts and love and pink and red mushy gushy. But this post, dear readers, is definitely worth your time. I’m so pleased to share that I am part of a beautiful collaboration […]

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day | Jar Of Hearts

January 17, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Popular, Toddler Activities

I’m so excited to bring you this Valentine’s Day activity, which is part of Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project!  My inspiration was Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts – a melancholy song about a tortured break up – but this activity is about recognizing love and kindness in another and creatively expressing thanks for that person’s […]

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Gingerbread Sweetheart Mini Cakes and Cake Balls

July 21, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

E & C are getting married! To celebrate, Jane and I made them Gingerbread Sweetheart Cakes. These sweet little cakes would be perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, too! Ingredients gingerbread cake (from scratch or mix) almond buttercream frosting (or cream cheese frosting) fondant candy melts (or white chocolate) heart-shaped cookie cutter Step […]

{Celebrate} Easy Valentine’s Day Cake

February 12, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, Toddler Activities

We made this cake for Hubby’s birthday, but it’s just as easily a Valentine’s Day cake. First, we greased and floured a heart-shaped Wilton pan, which you can easily find at Michael’s or online. One trick to avoiding Crisco-hands is to scoop out the vegetable shortening in a paper towel instead of directly onto your […]