Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two - #michaelsmakers Coming up with unique gift ideas for that special someone that 'has it all' can be difficult. Especially when that special someone has been your only Valentine for almost 20 years! Despite the time it may take to pin down that perfectly fitting gift, I still somehow enjoy the thrill. Typically, giving gift cards are at the bottom of my list, as a last resort; however, the gift I'm sharing today is packed full of them and keeps on giving long after the holiday has Continue reading

Mini Appetizer Recipe Ideas – Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Mini Appetizer Recipe Ideas – Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Happy Valentine's Day.. I still can't believe it is the middle of February, already. While many of you probably already have plans set - I am happy to say I just finished making my shopping list. We will be celebrating at home, low key - indulging in a special planned meal, as usual. While I am still quite obsessed with all of the mini tasting dishes used for our pre- Super Bowl Party - I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into a home-cooked dinner this year. The plan is to make a cozy little buffet for two, consisting of all Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Breakfast | Ideas and Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Breakfast | Ideas and Inspiration

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, this week's ideas and inspiration post is centered around a special surprise breakfast - planned and prepared with love. Whether your breakfasts consist of a full sit down meal or just a quick bite to eat - it doesn't take much to add a little extra touch of love to start your day off right. These fun Valentine's Day Breakfast ideas include something for everyone - and no matter what age you are - getting a heart shaped treat on your plate any day, is sure to make someone crack a Continue reading

Chalkboard Wooden Postcards | Kids’ Valentines

Chalkboard Wooden Postcards | Kids’ Valentines

Happy Friday my friends. I am not quite sure where January has gone but Welcome February nonetheless. I am pretty excited my little guy and I managed to finish up one of our planned Valentine's Day projects this week. Despite our slow moving speed, these wooden postcards are incredibly easy to make and can be ready-to-play in just a day - and that's only because it takes that long for the chalkboard paint to cure. I just love that they are made from wood - which I know will ensure they will be around for quite awhile - no matter how Continue reading

Easy Decorations for Valentine’s Day | Simple Ideas for Handmade Crafts & Decor

Easy Decorations for Valentine’s Day | Simple Ideas for Handmade Crafts & Decor

This year I'm excited and a little anxious to add some Valentine's Day touches around our home. CJ was totally into the entire Christmas season and I can not tell you how exciting it is for us to begin to see the magic in his precious little eyes. I can see from the festive pops of red and pink, mixed in with this week's party links, that some have already began to decorate. For those still looking for some inspiration here are a some easy and simple ideas for your Valentine's Day crafts & decor this year. || Garlands Continue reading

25 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day {weekend Inspiration & Ideas}

25 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day {weekend Inspiration & Ideas}

Why not think outside of the store bought heart shaped box this year and make your own homemade treat for your sweetie. In honor of the upcoming holiday this weeks Inspiration and Ideas showcases 25 chocolate dessert recipes perfect to share with your Valentine. Some are simple and easy and others take a little preparation - though all are sure to win over some hearts. {25 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day} Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes chocolate cupcakes with bourbon, a hint of coffee liqueur and vanilla vodka-spiked Continue reading

Mason Jar Photo Valentine – How to Fold 3D Paper Hearts

I am a little behind in decorating for Valentine's Day this year and even though I typically do not do that much - I still like to add some festive touches around to help my little recognize the different holidays. I started out making some simple 3D paper hearts - which can be used in a number of different ways - and since they only require some scrapbook paper, they are a super inexpensive way to scatter some holiday decor around your home. Since I have an abundance of glass jars I decided to put a few to use {50 ways to re-purpose and Continue reading

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

I have a little special treat to share today that makes a sweet inexpensive gift for the upcoming holiday. I have shared a couple of sugar scrubs in the past and this one is my favorite for this time of year. The cold winter air takes it's toll on your skin and this scrubs revives your dry hands and leaves them silky, smooth and moisturized. {The scrub is also fantastic for your legs and feet} This sugar scrub is extremely easy to put together using items you probably already have in your pantry. And if you are looking for a quick and easy Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Ideas and Inspiration {for the home, gifts & crafts, cards and treats}

I promised myself I would not get into any Valentine's day crafts until I finished my lr to-do - so I thought I would share some ideas and inspiration in the meantime.... {For The Home} Dress up your Mantle with these Allium-like Yarn Pom Pom Blossoms on Sticks {Source Country Living ~ found here} Starched Lace Votive Holders {Source Martha Stewart ~ found here} Moss Filled Chicken Wire Hearts {you could even use inexpensive faux moss} {Source Country Living ~ found here} Create a Heart Topiary from Bundled Boxwood and a Continue reading

Special Delivery ~ PBK Valentine’s Mailbox Inspiration

Special Delivery ~ PBK Valentine’s Mailbox Inspiration

Who doesn't love to get mail? {Well the good mail I should say ~ cards, love letters & special notes..oh, and catalogs} Image From Pottery Barn Kids I have had this mailbox from PBK in my inspiration file forever. They have not made it the past two years and now that my baby is old enough for his own mailbox I had to re-create this precious little cutie. This adorable wooden mailbox was found at Joanne Fabrics for $7.99 and the base I used is actually a candlestick from the Dollar Tree. I started by removing the flag from the mailbox Continue reading