Valentine’s Treats

Hello!  How did everyone’s week go?  Is everyone happy that it’s Friday?

This week we are getting some inspiration for Valentine’s Day sweets.  Now, I love baking and I’m getting prepared to bake a bunch of stuff for my coworkers.  So I was using this as some inspiration.  And now I’m hungry.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Valentine’s Kiss Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Caramel Drizzle Brownie Hearts from Betty Crocker

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Cute Heart Valentine’s Treats from The Resourceful Mama

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats from Honey and Lime

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Cupid Crunch Popcorn Mix from This Mama Loves

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Valentine’s Cake Batter Fudge from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

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Marbled Valentine’s Sugar Cookies from Baked by Rachel

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Easy Valentine Trifle from Making Life Blissful

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars from Two Sisters Crafting

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Pink Peppermint Patties from Butter with a Side of Bread

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Valentine’s Day ‘I Love You’ Wooden Blocks

I know Valentine’s Day is still a month away, but I thought I would repost these wooden blocks in case you were ready to get started on your decorations!

Good morning! Are you ready for February and lots of pink and glitter? My classroom is full of glitter and sparkles right now. Lol! But I want to keep things a little more simple at home.

I have had these blocks for too many years, circa 1990’s. They spelled out our last name. I wasn’t going to use them for the original purpose, but I kept thinking they were such nice wooden blocks, there had to be something I could do with them. I finally came up with something.

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The pictures I took of each step, turned out blurry, but the steps were pretty simple. I painted the sides and back of the block white. Then I used painters tape and to block off the front of the block because I wanted it to stay white. I used scissors to cut straight edges. I went over the sides and a little bit on the front edge with black.

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Here is how they turned out. I like the little black edge on the front. I found some black chipboard letters and made a heart out of scrapbooking paper.

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Since I only had 5 blocks, I decided on i, u, x, o and a heart.

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I layered a soft pink paper over scripted paper to make the heart.

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I think it’s the perfect little Valentine’s Day touch!

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I’m glad I finally found a use for something else I already had and I love how they turned out! So simple and just the perfect little Valentine touch to my mantel!

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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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