Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Valentines 2010

I will be back for Valentines 2010. See you then!
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Some Crafty Valentine Projects to Do With Children

I love Valentines Day. Such a fun day to tell everyone you love that you love them! I am looking for some new project ideas, here are some I have found, I will add more as I find them that I can do with my darling boy Wyatt.

Perler Bead Project To Do With Children

Cupid's ArrowSupplies Needed:
One roll of Wild Cherry Livesavers Candy 6 inch bamboo skewer 1 - 1 1/2 inch wooden heart Drill with a small drill bit Piece of red foil paper approximately 1 1/2 inches long and 5 inches wide. Transparent tape Scissors Craft glue Red paint and paintbrushDirections:Drill a small hole in the heart's indentation. Paint the heart red and set it aside to dry. Fringe the foil paper by cutting narrow strips along the width, about 1 inch deep. Apply a small amount of the transparent tape to one end of the uncut portion of foil paper. Attach tape to blunt end of skewer. Twist foil paper around skewer and fasten with another piece of tape to form the arrow feather.Finishing: Poke pointed end of bamboo skewer through center of candy roll, apply dot of glue to tip of skewer and secure into hole in painted heart.http://www.familycorner.com/homegarden/crafts/cupidsarrow.shtml

Valentine Mouse Kisses
Chocolate Kiss Mouse Valentine CraftSay "Be Mine!" with a sweet chocolate kiss mouse valentine craft.MaterialsTwo wrapped chocolate kisses2x2 squares of construction paper, fun foam, or feltThreadWiggle eyesvery small pom-pomcraft glueFind the craft supplies here Directions Cut a 1-2 inch tall heart from the paper or fun foam..Place it between the two kisses ( bottom to bottom) and secure them with glue. This is the mouse body and the heart makes the ears. Remove one of the paper tags to make room for the face. Then use your craft glue to attach wiggle eyes, thread whiskers and a pom-pom nose. The other paper tag is the tail.TIP:Using paper will speed up drying time and makes for easier heart cutting.

A Few Valentine Cooking Projects

I am on the hunt for some yummy Valentine Cooking Projects to do with my darling boy Wyatt. Here are a few ideas I have found.

Cupid Cupcake from Family Fun

Sweet Cupid Cupcake Treat your family to a batch of melt-in-your- mouth valentines this February 14.A cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe)Pink- or peach-tinted frostingLarge marshmallowThin pretzel stickCrisped rice cereal (a handful)Decorators' gelCandy heartStep 1 Frost a cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with pink- or peach-tinted frosting. Step 2 For wings, use kitchen shears to cut a large marshmallow in half vertically, then snip each half widthwise a few times for a feathery look. Press a thin pretzel stick against the sticky side of each marshmallow half, then stick the pretzels into the cupcake. Step 3 Press a handful of crisped rice cereal along the top of the cupcake for Cupid's curly locks, then add a decorators' gel mouth and eyes. Finally, set a candy heart in place and pipe on frosting fingers, if you like.

Valentine Pizza
1 large Pizza Crust Recepe baked
1/3 cups of Pizza sauce
1/3 cups of grated Mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni or canadian bacon sliced and trimmed to heart shape
Whatever veggies you like - 1 cup
1.Trim the pizza base into a heart shape, place on pizza pan or baking sheet.
2. Spread pizza sauce on the base to near the edge.
3. Sprinkle the grated cheese over sauce.
4. Place the meat around pizza, add shredded cheese.
5. Bake at 375F until the cheese is melted and pizza is piping hot.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Valentines Day is Coming!

I wanted to do some new Valentine decorations and found some fun things. Here are a few pictures of the projects I am working on. I am being really frugal and using items I have and that is what I found!

Susan teaches a great tutorial at http://quixoticcrafter.blogspot.com/ for this No Sew Heart Garland.
These are from Rosemary at: http://charsethman.blogspot.com/

So Cute - No Sew GarlandThe link with all instructions for this are at: http://scraps-in-progress.blogspot.com/

These door hangers look fun and easy to make. What a fun thing to add to a door knob.

A fun banner - look at the items used for this. I can hardly wait to do it!
This is beautiful. I really want to do one of these, however it may be a project I work on after Valentines Day.

I love this felt Valentine Heart.
I think I may try it in pink and red color.
It is so quaint looking.

These are fun hearts.
I think they would look great in a basket.

Lots of links of things to do with the children in your life for Valentines Day are on my family blog http://bucketideasforgrandmas.blogspot.com/

Links for Other Valentines Projects Cute Valentine Decorating

11 Assorted Valentine Projectshttp://www.tallmouse.com/projects/valentines

I love Valentines Day!

Because we got engaged on that day, it is a day of celebration for us and our family. This year we went to St. George for the event, "Unforgetable."It was a black tie event. All of our children were there. Our oldest stayed with her hubby at the house were were staying in and watched all of the children. They were troopers!The pix below is the rest of us at the event.

Our Room

This is the tree in our room. I took all the angel decor off from Chrismtas and added hearts.

This is the Bathroom

- as you can see in the entry pix, you can see into this room from the entry door.

Dining Room

Dining room - these are my valentine dishes in the hutch.
Little table leading into dining area.

Living Room

Fireplace area

This is the top of the piano. I added Valentines things to the white decor I had for Christmas.The stacking trays. I added all the silver and glass hearts I have received for gifts over the years. It is quite stunning with the glass and silver and lights. I also have some silk gloves that I added to it. This is the candlescaping in the living room window. At Christmas I had lime green candles in . For Valentines I changed them to burgandy. I will try and get a better pix at night of these before I take them down.

The Entry Area

This is our entry way looking into the dining area from the front door. You can see the val tree and the entry table. Silver tree from Christmas, that I added red heart lights and red balls to for our Valentine Tree.This is the entry from the other end.

Valentines Decorations at our House

This is our front door. I am ready to take things down and it is really windy so the garland is blowing I left the red ribbon on from Christmas and added the XOXO on the door and the heart mouse on the wall. I painted this heart mouse 15 years ago, it has become a staple in our Valentines Decor.