Candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe

One of my kids' favorite games is Tic Tac Toe.  It's such a simple and fast game that you can play over and over.  I thought this year it would be fun to make them their own candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe game and then we made some for their friends and teachers.  It's larger than the standard Valentine but it's so fun! Using these special Valentine's Hershey's Kisses that have messages on the bottom of each, I chose 10 kisses for each game, … [Read more...]

Message in a Bottle Valentine

Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. #HSYMessageofLove Here's the perfect teacher, friend, neighbor gift for Valentine's Day!  It's so easy, all you need is a bottle, Hershey's Kisses Conversation Candies, Reese's Conversation Cups, and to print off this cute tag. The tag says "Do I love you a little or a … [Read more...]

Shopkins Valentines Basket

Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. #HSYMessageofLove As a kid, Valentines Day was always so fun for me.  Not just because of school Valentines parties and all the candy and whatnot.  It started out fun first thing in the morning because my mom set out little bowls of candy and some fun little gifts next to it. … [Read more...]

25 DIY Valentine Ideas For The Classroom

As a kid, one year I decided to make my own valentines. They were simple, just a construction paper heart. No candy, nothing else. But I made all of them. And what was really sad was that I was too ashamed of the fact that they had no pizzazz, no extra something-something so I didn't even sign them. No one knew who made them. It's kind of sad, the expectations that kids have every Valentines to get tons and tons of candy and extra trinkets. … [Read more...]

Heart String Art

I didn't even mean to call it 'heart string art' but there it is.  That's what it is.  Ha! I was challenged by Valspar and Porch.com to use the Pantone color of the year Marsala in a Valentine's Day project along with one other mystery item, which turned out to be a chevron stencil.  As it happens, I also was planning a project in which I would make a heart to go along with my rustic 'love letters' that I repurposed from my sisters wedding … [Read more...]

LOVE Marquee Letters

This post originally appeared on SNAP! Conference blog. I'm not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years.  We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa.  But summing it up like that doesn't really touch how stressful all these things were for me.  It was crazy! It was also a great year for me career wise.  It was one of the first times when I just kept … [Read more...]

Duck Tape Keychain Valentine

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It can be tricky these days to go with a candy Valentine--what with the allergies lurking in kids classrooms. It seems that doing a non-candy Valentine is a safer bet, and most parents probably appreciate it anyway. I've seen some really great non-candy Valentines ideas floating around lately and it made me … [Read more...]

14 Days of Love Printables

Valentines is approaching.  And the same old flowers and chocolate candy can get a bit predictable and therefore, non-special.  Something I want to try this year to make Valentine's really special is to do two weeks of loving acts for my husband.  We took a test last week to discover our Love Languages.  We were both very different, but everyone has some of all of the 5 love languages.   I made these cute printable cards to do 14 days of Love to … [Read more...]