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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 […]

Last Minute DIY Valentine Ideas

February 11, 2013 in All Posts, Popular

If your New Year started off with as much of a bang as ours did, you’re behind on your homemade Valentine’s Day Crafting, too. Here’s a little guide to Last Minute Homemade Valentine’s Day Ideas that you and your kids can make together that we’ve made in the past. But first, here’s a short tutorial […]

{Live} Bye For Now + Raspberry Milk & Love Coasters

February 8, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

If you can believe it – I can’t – I’m off on holiday WITHOUT the kids.  I’m going on about the 20th breakdown for the week, missing them so utterly madly, even though I’m still here.  But, it’s a well-needed rest and an opportunity that won’t come around for many years more, so here I […]

{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 […]

{Bake} Stained Glass Cookies

January 31, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

For How to Nest for Less’ Valentine’s Day Craft Series, I shared the recipe for our Stained Glass Heart Cookies on Erin’s blog.  For archival purposes, I’m posting it here, too. You can make these beautiful cookies out of any shape cookie cutter you have on hand, as long as you have the cutter in […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day | Lacing Hearts Activity

January 30, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We had some leftover Elmer’s foam board from the Pottery Barn Woodland Tree Wall Decal knockoff I made last month, so I broke out the X-ACTO knife and cut out some hearts, thinking we would make Valentines.  But while I was sawing away, I inadvertently made some nicks at the edges, and realized I was […]

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day | Stained Glass Heart Cookies

January 24, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, Popular

I’m so excited to be a part of the Valentine’s Day Craft Series hosted by Erin at How to Nest for Less this week! I’m sharing my recipe for Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Heart Cookies today, so head over to Erin’s blog for the full tutorial on how to make these sweet Valentine’s Day treats! […]

{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 […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day | Fun With Jello!

January 17, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

In the middle of all our Valentine’s Day crafting madness, both kids came down with their first stomach bug, so the posts have been slow as of late.  The good news is that we discovered a new sensory play activity for our Fun With Food! series. Ingredients 2 packets of Jello water 13 x 9 […]

{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 […]