Tag Archives: valentine’s day

love is all around

14 Feb

No matter how you choose to tell someone you love them, or how you choose to celebrate LOVE today, from the three of us to all of you, Happy Valentine’s Day. We’re sending our sincere love today and always, and we hope your day is filled with love. Whether it’s the passionate kind, the friendly kind or the much-needed love for yourself……make sure you tell someone you love them today.

Today, we’re in LOVE with the word LOVE {oh, and hearts too}

I am in LOVE with this project. Yes, it’s another Martha Stewart DIY, and you know I love those! It’s a must do for me, and Sasha from Everything Fabulous provides a wonderful tutorial here.

I’ve always loved these Anthropologie Monogrammed Mugs and when are put together to spell the word LOVE, my heart melts and I want to have them on display as a centerpiece in my home with beautiful fresh flowers. Wouldn’t you love to wake up to this everyday?

This Knotted in Love bridal shower, designed by A Subtle Revelry is so darling. Love the theme and the idea of spelling out LOVE all over the room, especially these colorful, DIY LOVE wrapped letters.

These heart-shaped milk cubes by A Subtle Revelry are so darn cute and easy! Plus, what a sweet surprise in your cup on Valentine’s Day.

{image via Everything Fabulous, Elizabeth Anne Designs, A Subtle Revelry}


all dressed up in love

13 Feb

I can just hear the song by Jennifer Hudson from the Sex and the City Movie.
{I couldn’t find an official music or movie video, so this will just have to do for now}.

We’ve taken a literal {maybe some a bit cheesy, but all fun and cute} translation of Valentine’s Day¬†with these clothing and accessories to celebrate sweet love. I don’t know about you, but I could rock those Tom’s all year long. ūüôā

Dorothy Perkins Grey Heart Printed Cardigan: $49 | Tiffany Love Charm in Sterling Silver: $175 | Madewell Heart Alphabet Bag: $29 | Tom’s Valentine’s Women’s Classic: $54 | Modcloth I’m in Spatu-Love: $12.99 | Modcloth The Heartbeat is On Earring Set: $15.99 | Urban Outfitters LOVE Oversized Tee: $29 | American Eagle Heart Aviator Glasses: $15.50 | Modcloth Em-bracelet the Love: $24.99

sour soiree, the anti-valentine party

10 Feb

All the single ladies need something to celebrate on Valentine’s Day too, right?
How about a little party we’d like to call:¬†Sour Soiree, the¬†Anti-Valentine¬†Party

Here are some fun ideas to help you celebrate your fabulous, single self:

{1} Hang this ‘Love Stinks’ banner to decorate the bachelor{ette} pad.
{from Etsy}

{2} Serve Maple Sour cocktails … and keep them coming!
{find the complete recipe here}

{3} Customized water bottle labels, available at Fleur de Lis, for only $5.
Personalize them your own colors, fonts and wording to match your unique party. Be creative!

{4} Sour Patch cupcakes are a delicious {and appropriate} dessert for a single, sour night. YUM!
{find the complete recipe here}

{5} ‘Love Stinks’ lip balm¬†is the perfect goodie bag gift!
{from Etsy}

{6} Black Heart Necklace. Super stylish and very Anti-Valentine.
{from Etsy}

{7} Girls’ Night Out Table Topics. Such a good time!
{sold at Fleur de Lis}

{8} Keep Calm and Plan Your Revenge t-shirt. Love this!
It’s the official dress code for a Sour Soiree!
{from Etsy}

{9}¬†Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office¬†by Jen Lancaster will be the cherry on top of your sour night, trust me ūüôā
… it’s absolutely hilarious.

Alice 105.9 is hosting a Bitter Ball with Slacker & Steve on Valentine’s Day in downtown Denver at Suite 200. It’s going to be a party for singles who could care less about Valentine’s Day and want to have some fun – another Sour Soiree to add to your list of parties!
Check out their Facebook page for details.

Remember, it’s okay to be a bit sour for Valentine’s Day … because it makes for a cute party!

{images via: Etsy, drinks: Pinterest, water bottles: Tutto Bella, cupcakes: Pinterest, Table Topics and Barnes & Noble}

my funny valentine

9 Feb

We’ve¬†bought boxed Valentine’s in year’s past, but this year we got creative with our words. Some are healthy and others are not, but they are all adorable, and for Valentine’s Day, that’s all that really matters, right?¬†We have¬†cutesy kid-and-adult-friendly DIY Valentine’s for…all the hot mama’s, the stud{s} in your life, all the cutie’s and for those who make you giggle!

DIY Adult Valentine’s

you are one hot mama
{fill the bag with hot tamales, fold over the custom tag and staple closed}

happy valentine’s day stud muffin
{fill the bag with a homemade poppy-seed muffin, fold over the custom tag and staple closed}  

Poppy-seed Muffin Recipe
Makes 12 muffins
recipe adapted from our wonderful mom

Add the following ingredients to a large bowl and mix:
2 cups flour
1/8 cup poppy seeds {a used a little more, but less than 1/4 cup}
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Add 2 eggs{1 at a time} to the above ingredients and mix well

Add 1 cup plain yogurt and 2 tsp. almond extract and mix into the rest of the mixture.

Put the muffin mixture in baking cups and bake in the oven on 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes {It took me about 18 minutes}.

DIY KidValentine’s

i think you are quite a cutie
{fill a bag with clementines, fold the custom tag over the top of the bag and staple closed}

friend, you make me laffy
{fill the bag with laffy taffy for your silly friends, fold the custom tag over the bag and staple closed}
You can buy these custom-designed Valentine’s from Fleur de Lis, a paperie. Call Jenna or Jodi and order via phone {303.996.6885} or e-mail {}. TODAY ONLY YOU CAN BUY THE ENTIRE SET OF FOUR VALENTINE’S FOR $10. After today, the price jumps to $15. The tags are 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches. However, the lovely sister team¬†are happy to¬†customize the design¬†to fit the size of your goody bag. They will send you the file, and you can print at home like I did. Just print on cardstock paper, and cut…it’s that easy ya’ll.

be my diy valentine

24 Jan

We are hopeless romantics, and although we believe you shouldn’t tell the people you love that you love them one time a year {you should tell them all the time}, we love a reason to celebrate love and Valentine’s Day gives us a reason!

From DIY crafts to gift ideas, sweets, creative valentine’s for the little ones and parties…this will be your one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day this year. Even the V-Day haters might get some lovin…

If you have any ideas, throw a fabulous Valentine’s Day party or want to feature your clever Valentine’s Day idea, send it to and we’ll feature it.

This matchbox how-to for ‘the perfect match’ from¬†Ruffled Blog¬†is so adorable for a wedding favor and a great gift with a sweet-smelling candle.

I love this festive Cupcake Liner Wreath, tutorial found at Tatertots and Jello, especially for a sweet holiday like Valentine’s Day.

Kathleen at Twig and Thistle has a lovely downloadable template for brownies packaged in craft paper bags here.

These homemade, individual mailboxes for valentine’s by¬†The Anderson Crew¬†are insanely cute, and the kids are sure to love them.

Transform matchboxes into colorful boxes filled with candy. Directions can be found at Inchmark.

These votives we found at Mint got a face-lift with pretty paper, lace and doilies. Makes for a great diy gift and decor for any party. Directions here.

We also fell in love with Mint’s Succulent Love Garden. So pretty and such a sweet gift or decor for your home for the holiday of love.

{images via Ruffled Blog, Tatertots and Jello,  The Anderson Crew, Twig and Thistle, Inchmark, Mint}