Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day

Classroom Valentine’s from Minted.com

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Ever since ordering our Christmas cards from Minted.com last year I occasionally browse through the site. When I saw the classroom Valentine’s pop up, I was immediately intrigued. Normally I ask the kids to create their own Valentines, but this year I thought it would be fun for them to design on-line. Plus, these photo [...]


The Luckiest.

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We had no big plans for Valentine’s Day. But, we did have a plan. Inspired by a a blog post I read, the kids and I were going to surprise Chris with a fancy “restaurant” dinner at home. I was going to make dinner, and Evie and Mack would be the waiter and waitress. Mack [...]


Simple Paper Crafts for Valentine’s Day

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I never pass up an opportunity to keep my kids busy with something creative while I tend to other things around the house. If dinner needs to be prepped, it is easy to plunk them on the sofa with a mindless cartoon buzzing in the background. But, life is already too short, and wasting their [...]


Better Than A Carnation

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I don’t think I’ve ever had an *amazing* Valentine’s Day. Its always been a Hallmark holiday for me.  When I was in high school, the booster club sponsored a carnation delivery – boys would buy carnations for girls, and the flowers would be delivered during class.  Every year I wished for a carnation. And I [...]


Valentine’s Day Pancakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To start this lovely day off right, I made a batch of homemade pancakes.  To the batter I added mashed fresh raspberries and red-&-pink M&Ms, and I topped them off with homemade yogurt and pure maple syrup. Making pancakes from scratch doesn’t take much more time than a box mix, and homemade [...]


Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Holidays are always a fun excuse for me to do little things to let people know how much I care.  While Valentine’s Day gift-giving is traditionally reserved for the love-in-your-life, why not branch out and share the love by spreading some love? Today I made a batch of homemade hot chocolate to share with some [...]


Spreading Love with Homemade Valentine’s Cards

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The “Blissard of 2011” has blown through town, leaving frigid temperatures and piles of snow in its wake.  Its too cold to go outside with little ones, and even if it was warmer the snow and slush and ice make the sidewalks impassable with a stroller.  So, we enjoyed (another) day inside. To stave off [...]