Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Hello!  I hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2019.  But as you know the year is flying by already and it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I am reposting my tablescape from last year which was an awesome post thanks to Oriental Trading Company.  Now, everything is still available except for the candy jar.  But there are plenty of other options of candy jars to pick from.  So let your heart and dreams go wild!

*This blog post contains sponsored content from Oriental Trading Company*

So it’s becoming that time again for all of the love.  You know what I’m talking about.  Hearts in red and pink all over the stores shelves.  And not only in the stores, but also online as well.  And Oriental Trading is all about the holidays.

And after much deliberation on what to pick from their website, I finally decided on doing a tablescape.  So after doing a lot of shopping around and putting things in my cart and taking them out, I finally ordered my things and started my tablescape.

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And here it is!  I love how it turned out and love each piece that I picked out.  So lets see what I picked.

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The first thing is this cute candy jar.  It has a small chalkboard on the front so you can write what kind of candy is in it.  Or, you can draw a heart on it like I did.  But it fits quite a bit of candy in it, so go bananas!

Valentine's Day Tablescape Across

The next thing is the heart tree, if that’s what you want to call it.  It’s a tree in a small pot that you can bend and shape however you want to.  It’s only about 18 inches tall, so it won’t block your view of your loved one.

There’s also the rose garland in the middle of the table.  I added the pink puffball garland and the white puffball garland as well, just to add some stuff to the middle.

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And these jewels?  Yep, bought them from Oriental.  I bought a pink, black, and clear pack so I had a variety to spread around the table.  Each color came in a pack of 25 diamonds, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Plates

The plates were also purchased from Oriental.  And the silver place mats!  Okay, the place mats were from mom from the last time we worked with Oriental, but they looked great with the rest of the tablescape.  I bought the small candy baking cups from the 99 Cent Store, but they looked so good with the plates.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Overtop

So this is what the table looks like from above!  It’s so cute!

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The last thing I got from Oriental was this pretty gold LOVE sign.  It sat so nicely on the cake plate in the background of the photos.  And I must say that I am very excited to put this on my gallery wall in my apartment.

Side note: out cat Kiara is extremely nosy and wants to be in the middle of EVERYTHING.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Kiara

And finally, we found some cute pet clothes for Valentine’s Day at the 99 Cent Store which we had to buy.  Repeat HAD TO.  So we had a little doggy (and kitty) photoshoot for the holiday!

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Obviously, Kiara looks annoyed that I took her photo, but I love her all the better!  And Ezzy is on a different couch because she is our senior citizen and I didn’t want to move her.

So that was my fun with Oriental.  I love how the table turned out, but I love the animals as well.  Have a good Wednesday!

Sparkle

Faux Flower Heart for Valentines

Good morning! Well, it’s the week for love! Do you have special plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you go out for a fancy dinner, or just stay home and enjoy being with your loved ones? We don’t want to fight with the crowds, so we typically stay in. We order a coupld of heart shaped pizzas, and call it good!

I posted this DIY last year and thought I would share it again for any new followers. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s!

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Lauren and I kind of came up with the same type of Valentine project and we hadn’t even talked about it ahead of time. A little scary! We both used silk flowers and mounted them, hers is on a canvas and mine is on a weathered board. You can see hers here. Anyways, I had a bunch of small boards that Lauren had painted awhile ago, plus some silk flowers in my stash and decided to try and put them together.

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I pulled out the flowers I wanted to use, I chose pink,  and then decided on a grey board so the flowers would really stand out. I drew a heart on a piece of paper and then traced it onto the board so I would have a little bit of an outline to put my flowers in.

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I did try this a couple of different ways, but ended up using just one type and color of flower. I was so busy gluing and placing flowers, I forgot to take any pictures during. Sorry! But it is pretty simple. I glued them really close together so they would be nice and tight. I even trimmed some of the petals to give it more of a heart shape. I think maybe smaller flowers with tighter petals would have worked better, but I still think this looks good.

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I used a decorative stand to display it on and placed it my shelves in my dining room with my other pink decor.

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This was really simple, but I think it looks nice and adds just a little special touch to the shelf.

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Valentine’s Day Snack Round Up

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These not only look adorable, but they look delicious!  Check out Finding Zest to see how she made these adorable Chocolate Banana Sundae Bites.

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Is there anybody out there, beside me, in absolute love the Muddy Buddies?  Or Puppy Chow?  Or whatever else you call it.  Well Just Between Friends has an awesome recipe to make your Chex Mix perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Red Velvet Oreos

Red Velvet Oreos?  Need I say more?  Sincerely Jean has the perfect recipe for it.

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Marshmallows covered in chocolate and drizzled in even more chocolate!  I want it immediately!  Two Sisters Crafting is here to save the day!

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My sister loves popcorn which means that this would be her favorite.  Gimme Some Oven makes the perfect white chocolate popcorn for Valentine’s Day.

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Sometimes, a simple cookie isn’t enough cookie.  That’s the wonderful part about cookie bars!  Number 2 Pencil has an awesome recipe to make your cookie bars great for Valentine’s.

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Can I say…yum?  These raspberry rolls from Handle the Heat are absolutely adorable and look delicious!

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Have all of these sweets been a little too much?  How about this cute heart shaped salad from heart shaped bacon from Pretty Prudent?

5 minute berry ice cream

Want some ice cream, but don’t want something super heavy?  Maybe more of a sorbet or a gelato?  Not Enough Cinnamon has got you covered with this 5 Minute Berry Ice Cream!

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And finally, I really picked this because it looked beautiful!  This chocolate cake is beautifully decorated by Gluten Free Canteen, and as you may have guessed by the name, the cake is gluten free.

Sparkle

Valentine Vintage Place-setting Tablescape

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Good morning! I was able to set up my table for Valentines this weekend. After Lauren set up her Valentine table last week, I decided to put one together too. I received the pretty glass pink plates from my mom a couple of weeks ago and knew right away they would work for Valentines. The plates came from my great aunt. I always love using pieces that have been passed down from my family. The white and blue teacups and saucers were my wedding dishes. I love being able to pull them out once in awhile and use them.

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One of the reasons I enjoy Valentines Day is from an experience in high school. I went to a private high school with small classes, about 75-80 kids in each grade. There are a lot of special things you can do when the school is so small. What I remember most is Heart Sisters.

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Heart Sisters was a special time for just the girls and it included all the female students and teachers. Each of us would pick the name of another person and secretly give them gifts each day leading up to Valentines Day.

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My freshman year is the only year that really stands out to me. I got a seniors name, which was really intimidating to a shy freshman like me. I remember my mom and I shopping for little things to give her each day.

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On Valentine’s Day, we all met in the gym at lunch time. We sat in a big circle. The person you had sat on one side of you and the person who had you sat on the other.

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This was the 80’s, mind you. I can still remember what I was wearing, partly because the teacher who had my name commented that the sweater I was wearing was pretty. It was royal blue with white angora clouds on it.

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It was such an awkward lunch! What do you say to a senior girl and a teacher when you are only a freshman? I’m sure I didn’t say too much!

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Even though it was so awkward for me, I still enjoyed the idea of giving secret gifts to someone during Valentine week. It was fun to see what you would get and all the different ways you would receive your gift.

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When my girls were small, we even did it as a family. It was a little difficult with only 4 of us, but it was still fun.

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For the past few years, we have even done it at the preschool where I work. We have 9 of us ‘girls’ working and it’s fun to have a little something special for us to do for each other. Some days are hectic and stressful, so it’s great to have a little something to encourage us each day.

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I hope you enjoyed my Valentine table today and thanks for coming by!

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Valentine’s Day Craft Round Up

Hello!  How’s everyone?  Ready for the weekend?

So on this weeks round up we are talking about Valentine’s Crafts.  Now…some are simpler than others.  They are more to do with your kids, or nieces and nephews, or grandkids, or whatever kid you have in your life.  They are fun and meant to help you have a good time!

And finally…there aren’t 10 this week.  Sorry for the disappointment.  Enjoy!

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Cute Heart Mobile from Buggy and Buddy

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Yarn Wrapped Heats from Easy Peasy and Fun

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Melted Pony Bead Wind Chime from No Time for Flash Cards

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Adorable Hot Air Balloon from Glued to my Crafts Blog

Lil Cute Monsters

Little Cute Monsters from Eighteen 25

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Peacock Heart Craft from I Heart Arts n Crafts

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Rainbow Heart Wreath from Hello Wonderful

Sparkle