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Friday Update

Hey Everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve!  One more day! And Happy Friday the 13th!  <–except I think this is a lucky day!

What a beautifully sunny, but, frigid, day here in Boston.  The sun was so bright and cheery, it really made my day.  The snow is starting to get on my nerves, though, I know what a shock.  It hasn’t stopped snowing on a weekly basis since the end of January, and, it’s just so meh. There’s nowhere to throw it, and it’s starting to lose it’s glittery luster.  The beauty of it really has gone away for me, and I am so ready for it all to melt away.  Far far away!  And for the hot sun to shine every day!  

Today the girls had their Valentine’s Day parties at school, and, boy oh boy, was the house a buzz this morning getting them ready!  They were so excited and it brought me right back to my elementary days being excited for it too.  (I am so glad I haven’t really lost that excitement for this holiday either!)   

This year they wanted to make their valentines for their classes, and I am sharing a photo of them below.  Our First Grader had a candy restriction, but our Third Grader didn’t, so those were the options they came up with.  I am a doilies freak, so of course I had those on hand for them.  I thought they were so sweet and they were so proud of putting them together on their own.  The names of the kids were left off for the photos, but you get the idea..the TO and FROM were hand written in the center.  There are also a few other shots from today of the girls.  They were so excited to be dressed similarly and so exited to start their school day!

 

Hope you guys have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what you are doing!, and a relaxing three day weekend!!  Yes, I am so happy about that!!  

xoxoxox

Posted in She's Crafty

Candy Bouquet Valentines

Hey Everyone,

Today we woke up to more snow falling, seriously Mother Nature?, but it was that beautiful romantic fluffy snowfall.  A perfect backdrop to make valentines for my two girls.  

Here they are while we watched the Pat’s win the Super Bowl; aren’t they the cutest? 🙂  

IMG_6775 They make my every day fantastic, and I love giving them gifts!

 

 

 

 

Here’s the skinny on their Valentine’s Day bouquets! 

My girls love Lindt’s chocolates; like obsess over them.  

Lindt Valentine's chocolates 

I found these valentine themed Lindt candy bags at Target last week for about $3.99 a bag. They are different flavors, a few they’ve never had before.  I used the leftover candy from their bouquets for goody bags with some other chocolates for my nieces, nephews and the grandparents.

While at Target, I grabbed two of the cutest mugs, too.

Close up of the Mugs 

Then I stopped into my local dollar store for some other valentine themed items: 1 pink and 1 red pack of heart picks, 1 bag of red shredded tissue, 1 spool of love themed ribbon and a generic brick of floral foam.  

Here is everything laid out together: Valentine Supplies

 

I stuffed the mugs with the foam; not too snug, but snug enough.  Want to make sure we can get it out easily to wash and make cocoa stat!   

cup filled with floral foam

There were sixteen picks all together. I took the tops off of ten heart picks, leaving 4 red and 2 pink to use, then clipped the tacky ends off. Then the untouched side was used for the candy; piercing the candy, not completely through, except on the ones that were doubled.  Stuck 5 candy picks into the foam, varying their heights, and added in three hearts to each mug.

Covered the foam with the shredded red tissue.  Added a few more truffles to the bottom 

Tied the ribbon around the body of the mug… and done!  

Finished Mug of Chocolate Bouquet

Two finished mugs IMG_6811 IMG_6813

They came out so cute, and I know they will be super excited to eat all this fun candy!  

xxoxxoxxo