Valentine Views

How was your Valentine’s Day?

Mine was lovely.  I’ll tell you, one of the biggest advantages of having all the kids in school is a little thing called lunch dates.  I met Dave for lunch – we went to Bonefish Grill and I absolutely loved it.  Might be my new favorite restaurant!

Anyways, I thought I’d give you a little view of our Valentine’s Day:

100_1299 Cookies for L’s teachers

100_1300 Treats for Valentine’s Day parties at School

100_1326 100_1327 Homemade Gifties for the kiddos


Valentine’s Day Snapshots

An altogether lovely Valentine’s Day…

A couple of my beautiful valentines:


My son’s valentines for his classmates (idea and download found here):

Pop-tarts cut into heart shapes:

Easy Valentine Bookmarks (instructions here):


Fun and sweet crafts at MOPS:

Chocolate Lava Cakes for dessert – these were extra lava-y because I took them out of the oven too soon! (recipe here):

A Valentine’s treasure hunt for my husband and I, created by my two oldest children (this was a surprise, and was so cute and fun!):

Hope YOU had a Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Rolled Coffee-Filter Flower Valentine Wreath

Hi there! 

This is a project I worked on last spring… and never posted it because I’m not really fond of it!  ha ha.

Actually, I didn’t post it because I never really “finished” it to my liking.  I intended to cover the whole wreath in rolled coffee-filter flowers.

But rolling those silly flowers takes FOREVER!!!!!!

I dyed coffee filters pink, and rolled them up following instructions from here.

Here’s a close-up…

Then I stuck them in a foam wreath using pearl sewing pins.  And I rolled and stuck, rolled and stuck, rolled and stuck.

You get the idea. 

Then I got tired, and lazy.

And I decided I was done.

So I just ended up covering the rest of the wreath in white yarn and called it a day.

My words of advice to you – if you want to take on a project like this, buy a small wreath. 

Happy February!