Valentine’s Day Crafts and Homemade Valentines

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Now that my kids are getting a little bit older I am starting to realize how important it is to do things as a family to celebrate a holiday. It makes the holiday so much more fun and special. We could all use a little more celebration every now and then! It just requires a bit of effort on our part sometimes. ;)Have fun creating something this year with the kiddos or with loved ones. Here's a nice little round-up... …
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day!This recipe for Sour Cream Sugar Cookies has been my go to recipe for cut cookies ever since I can remember.  You can make the dough up to 3 days ahead and chill.  I love to make some when I know my grands are coming to visit so they can help me make and decorate them.  Yesterday I baked a batch and we dipped them in Dulce de Leche Fondue, so yummy for dipping.  You don't always have to frost... …
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Cupid Floats

Make these cupid floats for a fun and festive holiday treat! These fun floats can be used for any holiday that uses the color red, but I find they are especially fun for Valentine's Day! They are super cute and even easier to make! Think root beer floats, but with a twist! Check out just how easy these are to make... What you will need: Vanilla Ice Cream Red soda (I used Strawberry Fanta!) Red LicoriceFirst things first, find yourself a... …
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DIY Valentine: Light Up My Day

Fun and Frugal Valentine's Day DIY! Does your Valentine light up your life? Remember Valentine's Day when you were a kid? I loved decorating shoe boxes and cutting holes in them as "Mail Slots" for Valentine's day cards from classmates. It was a fun celebration with a party afterward. Fun day & fun memories all these years later. Get started on a creative Valentine's Day project for your kiddos and keep the cost LOW! This is one the kids will... …
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DIY “Love” Hand Print Sign

Share some Love with Homemade Project! I absolutely love this art project! It makes a wonderful keepsake. You can make it in pink or red and use it as a Valentine's decoration, or make it in any color you like and keep it up in your home year round. It also makes a wonderful gift for grandparents. Your kids will have a lot of fun making this, especially if they are ticklish! Here is what you will need. We have several other Valentine's Day Crafts... …
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Hearts

 Indulge with Ghirardelli! Sometimes, you just have to throw the grocery budget out the window and indulge.  I think I may have to make these for Valentine's Day for dessert.  Oh. Yum! I just love Ghirardelli Chocolate. I was able to tour the factory as a teenager and ever since that delicious day I haven't looked back! I love the heart shaped cheesecakes; they are fun for Valentine's Day or to serve up for any special occasion! I was thinking... …
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DIY: Homemade Valentine Ideas for Kids!

Make Your Own Valentines! You can get store-bought Valentines for really cheap, especially with a coupon deal, but I thought it might be fun to do a homemade Valentine this year with my little guys, so I tried out a few ideas. A nice little weekend project!(more…) …
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Valentine Cupcakes: They’re Full of Heart!

Valentine's Day Recipe with a Surprise I love this idea because I had all THREE ingredients on hand and it was SIMPLE! My kids helped make them and they turned out just as adorable as the picture-perfect one above. Check out the recipe below and more Valentine's Day ideas as well! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:710]Here’s the tricky part—you’ll have to keep the cupcakes facing forward so you get the right cross-section of the heart when... …
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DIY: Homemade Valentines for Kids

Two Sugar-Free Homemade Valentine Ideas! You can get store-bought Valentines for really cheap, especially with a deal. But I thought it might be fun to do a homemade Valentine this year with my little guys. I have a 2-yr-old and a 4-yr-old, so I don't know many kids that don't LOVE a crazy straw or a bouncy ball!More great DIY Valentine's Day ideas:Valentines Recipes They'll All Love! Valentine’s Crafts DIY Valentine's Ideas for... …
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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

  Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake This recipe merges two of my favorite desserts...Chocolate + Strawberry Shortcake = YUM! Really, there's no need for a special occasion to serve up this little bit of goodness! It's a delicious treat which will be enjoyed all throughout the year. However, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, we have been looking at one of our favorites to share with you.Surprise your sweetheart with a dessert on Valentine's... …
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