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...]

10 Simple Valentine Decorations

Valentine's Day is a weird holiday for me...it's always determined by how the new year is going.  Sometimes I get lucky and don't get sick and am not super busy.  And then there's this year.  Last year I had a nice little Valentine's setup and decorations.  But this year, I'm thinking nothing will happen until February 14th.  However, if I do get a moment, I might make one of these super cute and very simple Valentine decorations. 1. … [Read more...]

Happy Awkward Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!  To honor the day of love, I got some great dating stories from a few of my Blogger friends.   Some are long, some are short, some are romantic, and some are awkward.  Please grab the popcorn (or heart-shaped box of chocolates or your kid's valentines party candy) and enjoy!   Oh, and Happy Awkward Valentine's! From Tauni Everett of SNAP! Creativity at Your Fingertips... You might think that you've been on … [Read more...]

SWEET Giveaway (Hershey Kisses!)

Who doesn't love Hershey Kisses?  They are such a classic chocolate treat. I have so many warm fuzzy memories of Hershey kisses (most of them involving me drowning my sorrows and eating a whole bag by myself--no shame!)  I remember the first Valentine's Day I had with Hershey Kisses.  It was in 5th or 6th grade and my creative friends had, unbeknownst to me, graduated from store-bought cards.  They had Hershey Kisses, wrapped in pink and red … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Butter Bars

I have the easiest and yummiest Valentine's Day recipe for you--Red Velvet Butter Bars! I tried this recipe to make thicker Red Velvet cake which uses butter instead of oil.  I took them out of the oven, let them cool, then put on the frosting.  It looked very tantalizing and I couldn't wait another second to try it.  So I did and it was...mediocre.  I tasted the way every other Red Velvet cake I'd make tasted--unremarkable.  So I put the … [Read more...]