Category Archives: Valentine’s

Last Minute Valentine Goodness

I am so squeaking this in at the last minute but maybe it will be useful to someone??? 

Check out these adorable Valentine’s I whipped up this morning with the help of some very creative bloggers. 

Thanks to The Crafting Chicks for these fun free printables! I found these solid color bouncy balls at Target with all their Valentine’s stuff. They were $2 for 16 balls. I found the right size bags at Wal-Mart with their Wilton cake supplies. I got 50 bags for $2.47. All in all this was a pretty thrifty goody for all their school classmates. 

I signed up to take care of the sweet treat for Sam and Maggie’s class so I could just make a lot of one thing making it easier on me. Anything to make life a bit easier. 🙂
I started out with these supplies to make traditional Rice Krispie treats. Go here for the recipe. Let them cool in the pan for about 30 minutes. Then use a cookie cutter to cut out your shapes. I used a small heart making these bite size.
Next grab these supplies…
Melt your candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between each time. I dipped the tops of each heart into the melted candy coating. Give it a little shake to get rid of the extra and top with sprinkles while it is wet. This is where I made a really big mess!

I used the whole bag of candy melts for two batches of Rice Krispie treats. So just melt half the bag for one batch.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s {Love} Sign Tutorial

Remember this sweet little picture from the giveaway a couple weeks ago? Well, since there could only be one winner I thought I’d share a little how-to with you to create something similar for your home. It’s a super cute little thrifty project.

What you need:

Mat (could make your own mat from a cereal box or any thin cardboard)
Scrapbook paper or any image you like
Crepe paper
Hot glue

I purchased a frame with a mat from Goodwill for $3. I loved the details in the frame but to enhance them a bit more I brushed on two light coats of grey paint and once dry I lightly sanded. Much better.

I took crepe paper…left over from a birthday party no doubt…to make rosettes. 

Here is the method I used to create the rosettes…

~ Cut strip of crepe paper and fold in half lengthwise. I used varying lengths for different size rosettes.

~ Fold one end and begin to tightly roll to create center of flower

~ Once you have a good center begin twisting tail up as you turn the bud. As you twist pinch and hold with you fingers holding the bud. 

~ As you continue turning and twisting your flower will grow larger and larger. You can add a dot of hot glue as needed to keep petals in place.

~ Continue until you come to the end and finally glue the tail to the back of your rosette.
Glue the rosettes to your mat. Squish them all together…there are a whole lot of rosie roses on there!

I added some scattered pearls in the rosettes for more texture.

I took the original art work from the frame and used a spray adhesive to glue the “LOVE” scrapbook paper to it. Next I took some scrap paper and cut a few triangles and scrap ribbon to create the pennant banner. I glued the pennant banner down and put my frame back together.

While this one is likely a one of a kind it would be so easy to create something similar with the same elements.

Happy Creating!

Need some Valentine’s sweet treats? I have just the thing…

I am so happy to be featuring Nonnie from Nonnie’s Meals To Go! If you have attended a Monkey Doodles workshop you have already had a taste of her scrumptious treats! She has a sweet little deal going on for Valentine’s Day you should definitely check out! Yummm-o! I want some now! These pictures have my mouth watering. 🙂

Here’s Nonnie…

“We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa

I love this quote and it is so true, and what better way to remember those we love and care about this Valentine’s Day than a sweet treat from Nonnie’s Kitchen! The selections are as follows:

Decadent Cheese Cake ~ Large $32 ~ Small $25

  • Chocolate Cheesecake ~ rich chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust
  • Chocoloate Chip Cappuccino Cheesecake ~ rich coffee taste with chocolate chips
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake ~ white chocolate with swirls of raspberry preserves

Whoopie Pies ~ $25 a dozen or $2.50 each

  • Red Velvet with sweet cream cheese filling
  • Chocolate with marshmallow creme filling

Cake Pops ~ $20 a dozen or $2 each

  • Pink Velvet Cake Pops covered in White Chocolate
  • Red Velvet Cake Pops covered in Dark Chocolate

If you would like to place an order or ask a question you may email her directly at:

Psssst…If you will be here Saturday you get to sample some of this goodness! Yay for you…and me!

Valentine’s Giveaway!

** Giveaway Closed **

Yep, Valentine’s is around the corner folks and I thought it might be fun to give away a lil’ something to bring a little lovin’ into your home. 

I created this little lovely to adorn a wall, mantle, door, or where ever you like. You just have to win it first. 😉

Alright peeps here’s the lowdown on how you can enter to win this beauty for yourself…

You can enter up to 3 times…here’s how… (please include your email with your first entry)

1. Become a follower of this blog by clicking “join this site” on the right sidebar and comment below letting me know you are following.

2. Become a fan on our Facebook page and comment below and let me know you are a fan.

3. Copy and paste the giveaway link below on your Facebook page and say “I entered to win!” Then comment below letting me know you shared the giveaway blog link on fb.

Each comment is one entry. The more entries you have the more your chances increase to win. 🙂

Shipping available anywhere in the US ONLY.

Please only use comment section below this post for entries. Any other questions or inquiries email me directly at I will have to delete anything other than an entry and I so don’t want to do that. 🙂

Winner will be randomly selected using Contest ends January 19th at noon and it begins…NOW…