Happy Valentine’s Day! A Pup Treat For You
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies! Finally the day is here, my favorite holiday of the year!! I just love to sense of community today. From preschoolers to retirees, everyone is sharing the love today. I even had my apartment complex handing out muffins and chocolate in the streets as cars left for work. How awesome is that?! I have a special something today for you that I gave my little pup Keely. I also managed to get this gorgeous photo of her and to me it is straight up breath taking!
Ok on to the good stuff! Check out this Valentine’s Day Pup Treat that I gave to Keely today.
The X’s are made from chicken covered rawhide and the O’s are made from Cheddar and Liver heart shaped dog biscuits that I spotted at my local grocery store. They have peanut butter to keep them stacked together. Needless to say she LOVED it!
Now if you missed any of our 14 days of Valentine Ideas and Inspiration you can click here to check them out. If you are gaga for Valentine’s Day like I am then you must check out our 366 pins for Valentines Day on Pinterest!
Valentine’s Day Doughnuts
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Lovlies!!!! Today I have a real treat for you! I styled and put together my own little Valentine’s breakfast treat for my special someone.They are Valentine breakfast doughnuts filled with love and sprinkled with lots of hearts! I hope you get inspired by this eye candy.
Isn’t just the sweetest!? I feel in love with the roses in the sweet xoxo vase.
I am smitten for the for you heart spoon marker and Valentine tag as soon as I spotted at Fancy That.
I adore the placemat too though. How cute is this?
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Lovelies there are tons and tons of ideas out there for Valentine’s day and today we are going to focus on drink ideas. Valentine’s doesn’t just have to be about treats, drinks can be a fabulous gift too. There is so much you can do with drinks too. Get a creative straw, make some custom ice cubes or put on a custom drink tag on it. Because there are countless adorable ideas out there, I have put together 13…yes 13!.. of my favorite lovely drink ideas. I am sure you will find some of your favorites too!
Photo Inspiration for: Arrow straws by Wild Olive, Heart Stamped coffee Cup by Oh Happy Day, Striped Drink tags with red straws by Double Fun Parties, Cherry Shirley Temples by Style Me Pretty, Light pink drinks with Straw Tags by Catch My Party, Red Heart Cubes for Milk by Chickabug,Crush Drinks with Photo Tags by Design Aglow, S’mores cookie sticks to go with coffee by Haniela’s, Doily Drink tag by Amanda’s Parties TO GO, Heart Cookies to go on straws by Celebrating everyday life, Pomegranate Ice Cubes by PinLaVie, Pattered Heart drink tags by Amanda’s Parties TO GO
Valentine Table Inspiration
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2013
I love this romantic table setting. It is almost a perfect setting for Valentine’s Day. The gold with the blush pink is perfect and how adorable are those tea pots with the min greenery. The umbrella centerpiece with the cascading floral is seriously phenomenal I also adore the gold chairs with the ribbon accents. The rosette linen is also to die for!
Photo Source: Ruffled
Free Valentine Coupon Book
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2013
As the weekend is winding down, I realize that Valentine’s Day is this week! This Thursday to be exact! There are still 4 more days left of ideas and inspiration but this one is an adorable classic and it’s a free printable. This Coupon book by Mommy by Day Crafter by Night is teeny tiny love in pages. It is only 1X2 which makes it an even cuter gift of love and a great gift for them to discover in their pocket, wallet or even car. There are 2 versions of it too. One already has 14 pages of date nights and things for the two of you to do at home together, the other is blank so you can fill in your own special ideas. It is just too cute! A must have even if you have a present already.
Free Printable by Mommy by Day Crafter by Night
Valentine’s Treats for Your Pooch
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Valentine’s Day is all about sharing your love with those around you, including your dogs! If you haven’t read our about page yet, I love dogs! Especially my 1 year old Boston Terrier, Keely. What better way to show my little one and yours that you are thinking about them on Valentine’s day than with a special doggie treat made just for them! There are some amazing treats out there for dogs. Biscuits, doughnuts, suckers, even a box of cookies. I found the most selection on Pampered Paw Gifts. Here are some of the stand outs. There have everything from all natural, to wheat free and even organic. Be sure to check them out!
I Heart U Cookie
Doggie Bundt Cakes
There are ton’s more including biscotti’s cupcakes, and doughnuts! They are so lovely!
Red Velvet Love
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Mmm.mmmm.mmmm. Red Velvet. You could literally make red velvet anything and it would be delicious in my mind. It is soft and sweet with a little hint of chocolate make for a spoonful of magic. This along with it’s bright red color make it one of the perfect treats for Valentine’s Day. Today, I have put together some of the most creative and astoundingly delicious red velvet creations I could find. These goodies will surely knock your socks off. The best part is, they come with recipes Happy weekend lovelies! We could all use a little indulgence today!
Red Velvet Cake in a Jar…2 ways
DIY Recipe by Cakies
These jars are adorable and the sprinkles on tip with the milk with a stripped straw makes it!
DIY Recipe by My Baking Addiction
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake
This really does sound like a match made in heaven
DIY Recipe by Recipe Girl
Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Could it get any better??
DIY Recipe by The Novice Chef
Red Velvet Crepes
Cake for breakfast? Yes please!
DIY Recipe by Duhlicious
Red Velvet Molten Lava Cake
Red Velvet with oozy warm chocolate inside…this is just getting intersting
DIY Recipe by Crazy for Crust
Red Velvet Scones
Another perfect indulgence in the morning
DIY Recipe by Something Swanky
Gluten Free Red Velvet Cookie Pops
As I am gluten free myself, these cookie pops sound delectable and I can’t wait to make them
DIY Recipe by A Spicy Perspective
Red Velvet Cheesecake Milkshake
This just sounds like a perfect ending to a wonderful evening
DIY Recipie by The Novice Chef
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2013
I LOVE door wreaths. It is so fun to change it to match the holiday and season and there are so many out there. Wreaths are a fabulously easy way to show you are into a holiday and they can show off your style and personality too. I adore that too! Today I have a lovely collection of Valentine’s wreaths to beautify your door.
I’ll start with my lovely one.
I got this one from Joann’s. They always have the best deals on wreaths (mine was half off) and some of the cutest ones too!
Etsy is also a great resource for wreaths. They have so much variety and they are all hand made so you know a loving hand made yours too.
Made by Country Primm
Made by Embroidery Outlet
Made by Ever Blooming Original
There are also some lovely ones all over the web. Here are some of my faves.
Isn’t this heart with an arrow through it so adorable? Photo Source: imgfave
Pink and Gray is such a lovely color combination. Photo Source: My blessed life
This one is so fun and girly and you can make it yourselves of with your little ones as a valentine project together.
Tutorial from A Glimpse Inside
This one is made with real flowers and dusty miller. Anemones, ranunculus and tulips, it is simply breath taking.
What it even better is this one is also DIY! Tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes
Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pies
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 6, 2013
I love the cute little treats that come out of the wood works for Valentine’s Day. They are so creative and always look delectable. I have always loved whoopie pies and today I have brought you on of the best whoopie pie recipes I have seen. Strawberry shortcake whoopie pies. Even by themselves they are SO delicious so you know when you put them together they have to be fantastic! Try making these as a treat and passing them out individually wrapped with bakers twine and finished with a bow. Your friends will love it!
Find the tutorial and recipe at Cookies and Cups
Free Printable Valentine Heart Attack
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Hello Lovelies! I just couldn’t resist sharing this with you today. It is another heart attack!!! As much as I adore the first one I shared with you, this one is too cute to boot! Instead of a box it is a jar which makes it much easy to hand out to local friends and what it even better?? This one comes with free printable saying hearts to really set it over the top. It is seriously darling! Really make it yours with your own bakers twine and washi tape and maybe even a custom name tag and presto, a lovely gift to give anyone!! This printable and how to is from the amazing creator Heather from, WhipperBerry.
Free Printables and how to’s found on Skip to My Lou
Free Printable Treat Toppers for Valentine’s Day
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Lovelies, I know how much you love treats and how much you equally love free printables. Today I have both! Free Valentine’s Day treat toppers to make for friends and family. These are espeically good for easy school valentines too! If you don’t know what a treat topper is, it is basically a plastic bag filled with treats and “topped” with a designed paper cover. It looks like this.
To make these simple lovelies you will need:
Baggies (any size will do)
White card stock,
Scissors or a paper trimmer
Find a design you love, print it out on card stock and cut it out. Grab the baggie and fill it with whatever treats your heart desires. Then take the cut out topper and fold it over the top of the baggie and table it at least 2 times. Insto fabulo! You have a treat bag with a lovely topper!
Below are some of my favorite free templates and designs for treat toppers and the links so you can get your hands on them for Free!
Free Printable by Makaboodle
Free Tutorial by PicMonkey
Free Printable by Makoodle
Free Printable by Shanty 2 Chic
Free Printable by Serenity Now
Free Printable by Love from The Oven
Funny Valentine’s Cards
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Hi Lovelies! While some of us may be head over heels for giving the perfect valentine or making one for their loved one, family and friends, I realize that others may simply just want to skip the lovey dovy stuff and instead laugh and enjoy the day with their loved ones. These are the prefect cards for you then! They lack the seriousness and the mush that many cards have but they are seriously funny but still so nice. They read harsh but the small print makes up for everything!
Request these be made for you at Yes U May Stationary Etsy Shop!
13 Heart Shaped Foods for Valentine’s Day
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 2, 2013
One of my favorite parts about valentines day is everything is heart shaped. You name it, it can probably be made into a heart. I have seen, strawberries, cucumbers, marshmallows, creme brulee…even bacon! I put together a little inspiration board of 13 of the most creative ideas I have seen. Tons of inspiration there to make your holiday food lovely. Make sure you check out the photo sources, recipes and tutorials at the bottom so you can make them too!
Photo sources, Recipes and Tutorials- Creme Brulee: HWTM, Fruit kabob: Best Friends for Frosting, Pies: Living Locurto, Pizza: Parenting, No Bake Mini Cakes: Woman’s Day, Doughnuts: Sugar and Cloth, Cotton Candy Cookies: The Decorated Cookie, Apple: Happy Together, Cucumbers: Workman Family, Bacon Lollipops: Budget Savvy Diva, Strawberries: Baby Gizmo, Waffles: Parenting, Marshmallows: Chickabug
February is here! Time for Valentines Day!!
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Yay it is finally February which means Valentines day is right around the corner, my favorite holiday! I love it because it feels like love is in the air. Everyone is giving small little gifts or cards they have made or bought and who doesn’t remember the fabulous valentines boxes in elementary school which you stuffed with goodies you spend all night construction and writing names on. It’s great! Because it is my favorite month I am going to be doing 14 days of Valentines ideas, tips and trends so be great to get inspired! These ideas are going to make your heart skip a beat.
Speaking of hearts, here is a tutorial from The House that Lars Built on how to send a heart attack to all of your friends and family! Seriously the best idea ever. Especially if your family lives in another state. I know I am going to send these out this year.