This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day treat to make with Sophie. There’s no baking involved, lots of goodies to eat while we make it, and clean up is a breeze. Perfect kid recipe. It’s also a great recipe if you’re pressed for time. Ready to make some Valentine Pretzel Bark? Here’s what you need:
16 oz. Vanilla almond bark
Pretzel sticks (enough to cover the bottom of a baking pan)
1/2 c. Red Hots
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and cover the bottom of with pretzel sticks and Red Hots.
Melt the bark according to the instructions and pour over the pretzel mixture.
Spread melted bark across the pretzel mixture with a spatula.
Let the bark cool and harden.
Break into bite sized pieces and enjoy!
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One of the best things about January are all the great deals I get on winter decorations. Problem is, everyone has already moved on to Valentine’s Day so I don’t really get to use them. Until this year! This year I found a way to incorporate my winter deals into my Valentine’s Day decorations. Besides, February is still very much winter time here. All of my supplies are from Michaels; here’s what you need:
2″ x 15 3/4″ styrofoam wreath
Artificial winter greenery
Sequin heart ornament
1 1/2″ ribbon
2 rolls of burlap garland (20 ft.)
Wrap the wreath with burlap garland, securing with floral pins as you go. (You’ll have to pull and tug on the burlap to make it lay flat in the front. The back will not be pretty like the front.)
Trim the ends of the greenery so that it will fit the wreath.
On one side of the wreath, place one bunch of the greenery facing up.
Place the other bunch of greenery facing down. Glue them both to the wreath.
Glue the heart in the center, where the two bunches of greenery meet.
Attach the ribbon and hang!
For more Valentine’s Day Ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!
For more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!
I wanted simple, understated Valentine’s Day decorations this year. Maybe it’s because our house was overloaded with decorations at Christmas and I’m still not over it. Or maybe it’s because one wing of my house is already pink. (There’s more.)
Whatever it is, I love how this Pennant Flag Burlap Art turned out. I got all of the supplies at Michael’s and it was really easy to put together. Here’s what you need:
12×12 Stretched Burlap
Wooden craft letters
Scrapbooking pennant flags
Krylon Gloss Cherry Red spray paint
Attach the pennant banner to the burlap using tacky glue.
Spray paint wooden ‘love’ letters and let dry.
Attach to burlap with glue gun.
That’s it! Your Burlap Pennant Flag Love Art is done!
Wasn’t that easy? For more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page!
Just over a month until Valentine’s Day, can you believe it? I’m pulling my decorations and crafts out and also adding a few new ones this year. Have you started decorating for Valentine’s Day? If you’re looking for some cute crafts to try, check these out! (Links below the pics).
I hope everyone is having an AWESOME Valentine’s Day this year! Ours was a little different than it has been before. First because so much was going on today, we celebrated yesterday.
But the biggest change this year was our budget. We’ve been doing Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover since last summer and are KILLING it! We’ve already paid off a ton of debt and didn’t want to slow our momentum by going too big on Valentine’s Day.
So Ryan and I decided to spend a max of $25 on each other for Valentine’s Day. To make things interesting, there were a few rules: no candy, no stuffed animals and no flowers. We could have combined our funds to go out on a date, but we opted for gifts instead. Here’s what we came up with:
I made Ryan what he LOVES the most…one of his favorite meals, hot and ready for him when he walked in from work.
And Ryan bought me three seasons of my favorite show…Dallas. Yay!!!
We didn’t leave Sophie out! Sophie and I made Valentine’s Day treats and then we spent some quality family time together watching Princess and the Frog.
And you know what? Even though we didn’t do anything big, this was my favorite Valentine’s Day ever. We all got something we loved, we stayed within budget, and we spent some much needed quality time together in the process. What more could I ask for?
So how about you…how are you spending Valentine’s Day? Anyone else doing the Total Money Makeover?
Sophie adores her preschool teacher so I wanted to give her something special for Valentine’s Day. We were searching Michaels for ideas when Sophie picked up the clay pot and a round styrofoam ball I had in my cart and said “Look mom, a gumball machine!” Brilliant! Just goes to show you that you never know where inspiration may come from:)
Anyway, that got my wheels turning and after finding a candle holder that fit the pot, the Clay Pot Candy Jar was born. It was cheap and easy to make and Sophie is very excited to give it to her teacher. What more could I ask for?
Here’s what I used:
Clay pot and base
Valspar Satin Spray Paint in Thistle Field
Spray paint the clay pot and base and let dry completely.
Attach the candle holder to the clay pot using Gorilla glue.
Fill with candy, add ribbon and add the lid.
Easy, right? Enjoy!
In my hunt for some great Valentine’s Day treats to make for Sophie’s preschool class, I came across some really unique and yummy recipes that I wanted to share with you. Seriously, these ladies outdid themselves. If you’re like me and looking for something fun and original to make this year, you’re going to love these.
Links are below the pictures!