Tuesday Tips & Tricks - Valentines Day Edition -

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Today I thought I would do some



fun tips!!!! 

Here's how to make an envelope out of a ♥.. adorable!

Make Valentine envelopes out of hearts


Here are some of the commitments I am making to husby this Valentines day!




I plan on putting it on the white board down stairs. or maybe on the mirror in the bathroom!

Looking for some amazing fonts!?



Here's where you can find them free!!


These adorable chocolate dipped strawberry marshmallows would be a great family dessert that the kids can help make!

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Strawberry marshmallows, dipped them in some melted chocolate and  sprinkled them with some little sprinkles.

You could even bag them up!

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I love this idea from The Beauty Department on making a sugar scrub for Valentine Gifts.. I might even do this next Christmas.. LOVE IT!

Coconut + Rose "Spring Time Scrub" DIY #beauty #health #tutorial


Few things smell better than coconut and rose so let’s combine them, shall we? In this Kitchen Beautician DIY, we’re making a “Spring Time Scrub” to help you exfoliate and get your skin super soft for the coming summer months. Bathing suit season is just around the corner and nobody wants to be the ashy girl! Here’s my new favorite way to get rid of dry skin caused by winter dryness:
You’ll need: a mason jar, coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond or jojoba oil and one fragrant rose (here I used sterling silver roses because they’re my favorite AND they’re one of the most fragrant roses ever.)
  1. Use a small mason jar or any clear jar with a lid. I got mine at Smart & Final. You can also buy them online if you can’t find them in the store. These ones are about $11 for a dozen, so they’re under a dollar each!
  2. Start by putting a large scoop of coconut oil in the bottom of the jar. You can get coconut oil at any health food store or major supermarket. It’s an “oil” but at room temp it’s more like a butter consistency and has a white paste-y texture.
  3. Next, pluck your rose petals and put them into the jar on top of the coconut oil.
  4. Add your raw sugar. If you can’t find raw cane sugar, brown sugar is a great option! The coarser the better.
  5. Add your almond or jojoba oil on top of the sugar. I like jojoba oil best, which you can also find at health food stores or vitamin stores, because it’s the closest thing to our own natural oil and it absorbs really nicely into the skin. But almond oil is great too because it doesn’t take away from the scent in this jar.
  6. Wait a minute for your oil to seep down to the flower petals and then top it off with a little more almond or jojoba oil. Last but not least, put your lid on and let it sit so the oils can soak into the flower petals.
When you (or the person you’re giving this to as a gift) are ready to use it, take a spoon and mash it all up. The coarse sugar will break up the rose petals and they’ll continue to break up as you rub the scrub on your skin. The smell is INCREDIBLE, and if you’ve had a hard week (or even if you haven’t) this is a decadent way to start the weekend! This scrub can have a shelf life of one year, but I wouldn’t imagine you’d ever leave this jar of magic sitting for that long.
NOTE: all measurements are subject to the size of your jar. I broke it up into thirds– in other words, everything should be equal parts and each layer should take up 1//3 of the jar


Here are some great Valentines Day printables for everyone to print! Here's a list from a ton of other great bloggers who put together some fun and charming Valentine Printables! 

Go ahead and make sure your printer is loaded with ink and take a peek at a few of these fabulous Valentine’s Day Printables!!



  1. Keep Calm & Love On Print – Hands on Housewife
  2. Printable Arrow Valentine’s Cards – Sweet Muffin Suite
  3. Critter Love Valentine Stickers – WorldLabel
  4. I Love You Printables – Thirty Handmade Days
  5. I Have a Crush On You Cards – Pink and Posh
  6. Paper Airplane Valentine Printable – Just Something I Made
  7. Made with Love Gift Tags – Eighteen25
  8. Valentine’s Day Printable Bingo Game – Simply Fresh
  9. Victorian Valentine’s Day Graphic – The Graphics Fairy
  10. Valentine’s Day Goodie Bag Printable – Twig and Thistle
  11. Valentine’s Day Banner & Party Printables – Catch My Party
  12. Valentine Scrabble Gram – Oh Happy Day
  13. Hogs & Kisses Valentine Printables – Silly Pear
  14. iPad Candy Box Cover Printable – Living Locurto
  15. I Love Everything About You – Tried & True
  16. Naturally Sweet Fruit Stickers – Twig and Thistle
  17. On The Hour Printables – Thirty Handmade Days
  18. DIY Scratch Off Lottery Tickets – Skip to My Lou
  19. Printable Valentine Party Hats – Mr. Printables
  20. Chocolate Box Tic-Tac-Toe – Spoonful.com
  21. His and Hers Mini Cards – Eat Drink Chic
  22. Love Me Tender Prints – Sweet Rose Studio
  23. Heartbreaker Candy Pouch Printables – Dana Made It
  24. Blowing Kisses Valentine Card – The Mother Huddle
  25. I Love You Printable Cards – Sweet Muffin Suite
  26. Pop Up Valentine’s Day Card – Paperkawaii
  27. So Sweet Valentine Party Printables – Catch My Party
  28. I Heart You Treat Toppers – Thirty Handmade Days
  29. Valentine’s Day Coupons – BHG
  30. Valentine’s Day Cupcake Wrappers – Food Art Party
  31. Valentine Subway Art {Grey & Pink} – Paisley Petal Event
  32. Mini Valentine Cards – The Rubber Punkin
  33. Valentine’s Day Love Wall Art {5 Designs} – Pizzazzerie
  34. True Love Story Print – Eighteen25
  35. Be Mine Prints – Sprik Space
  36. Love Subway Art Print – Bonjour Blog
  37. Love Bug Valentines – Dandee
  38. Stitched Heart Valentine Cards – Oopsey Daisy
  39. Bee Mine Treat Boxes & Toppers – Pizzazzerie
  40. Happy Valentine’s Day Cards – IMOM
  41. I Like How You Roll Card – Thirty Handmade Days
  42. Mini Owl Valentines & Bookmarks – Living Locurto
  43. Cherry Valentine Party Printables – Tricia Rennea
  44. Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Card – Oopsey Daisy
  45. Love & Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers – The Crafting Chicks
  46. Printable Love Coupons – Tatertots & Jello
  47. Vintage Valentine’s Day Post Card – The Graphics Fairy
  48. Fortune Cookie Printables – Design Wash Rinse Repeat
  49. Sweet Heart Tags – Simple as That Blog
  50. Valentine’s Bingo Game – The Crafting Chicks
  51. Valentine from Cupid – AlphaMom
  52. Printable Stamp Valentines – Wild Olive
  53. Valentine’s Day Printables – The Toy Maker
  54. Cupcake Toppers & Valentine Printables – The TomKat Studio
  55. Valentine’s Day Printable Banner – She’s Kinda Crafty
  56. Love Bird Valentine Cards – The Long Thread
  57. Pretty Printable Valentines – Fellow Creatives
  58. Teddy Bear Heart Card – Mr. Printables
  59. Fanciful Valentine Cards – A Fanciful Twist
  60. Be Mine Party Banner – The Busy Budgeting Mama
  61. Cute Valentine Labels – Paper Glitter
  62. Valentine’s Day Wrapping Paper – Thirty Handmade Days
  63. Smartie Pants Valentine Card – Tip Junkie
  64. Valentine Printable Gift Tags – Studio Calico
  65. Love Sweet Love Cupcake Toppers – THe Sweetest Occasion
  66. Valentine Correspondence Set – World Label
  67. Robot Valentine Card – Mr. Printables
  68. Sweetheart Valentine Classroom Cards – Bunny Cakes
  69. Valentine Bingo – Libbie Grove
  70. Bejeweled Heart Valentine – HGTV
  71. Vintage Valentine Collage Sheet – Altered Stuff
  72. Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers – Anything But Perfect
  73. Sweet Mini Valentines – Amy is the Party
  74. Valentine Bunny Favor Bag – Mr. Printables
  75. You Make My Heart Bounce – The Crafting Chicks
  76. Printable Valentine Set – June Lily
  77. Cute as a Button Valentine – Thirty Handmade Days
  78. Antique Heart Labels – The Graphics Fairy
  79. Circle Valentine Printables – The Rubber Punkin
  80. Be Mine & More Printables – Sweet Rose Studio
  81. Valentine Gift Tags – The Three Sweet Peas
  82. Heartthrob Valentine Treat Toppers – Design Editor
  83. You Rock Valentines – Living Locurto
  84. DIY Valentine Brownie Bag – Twig and Thistle
  85. Valentine Popcorn Invitation – Eat Drink Chic
  86. All You Need Is Love Labels – World Label
  87. Valentine Cupcake Flags – Julie Ann Art
  88. Play-Doh Valentine Printables – The Wilson World
  89. Nick Jr. Printable Character Cards – Nick Jr.
  90. Crab Valentine Card – Cartoules Press
  91. Retro Little Girl Image – The Graphics Fairy
  92. Printable Heart Scrapbook Paper – Mr. Printables
  93. Monogram Heart Thank You Card – Ellinee
  94. Kiss Me and Carry On Card – 74 Lime Lane
  95. Wood You Be Mine Card – mmmcrafts
  96. MWAH Love You – Design Editor
  97. Valentine’s Day Post Cards – The Pretty Blog
  98. Shut Up & Kiss Me Card – Thank You Card Shop
  99. Grade School Valentine Craft Pack – A Field Journal
  100. Mini Valentine Cards – Paper Crave


You can check out this adorable wreath over at Mine for the Making.. its pretty cute! Reminds me of winter socks! 

1. Wrap your wreath with yarn and tie end of yarn in a knot or secure the end with hot glue.

2. Trace your heart template on the felt and cut the hearts out. (I used 16 hearts or 8 of each color.)

3. Hot glue the hearts around the front of the wreath, in an upside down/right-side up pattern.

4. Hot glue the end of a new piece of yarn to the back of the wreath and wrap around the wreath, crossing over each of the felt hearts on the diagonal. When you get all the way around your wreath, cut the yarn and glue the end to the back of your wreath with hot glue. 

5.  Repeat step 4, but cross of the felt hearts along the other diagonal, forming a "X" over each heart. (You can manipulate the yarn "X's" just by slightly moving the pieces of yarn once the wrapping/gluing is complete.)

6. Hang on your door, place on a mantle, or hang from a wreath post for all to admire. (I used a piece of ribbon to hang it from my front door.)

If you are looking for a beautiful Valentine Date Night Makeup.. check out this pretty look from Pixiwoo! 


If you are looking for a fast easy way to say I love you over dinner.. consider stopping by your local pizza place and pick up a ♥ shaped pizza. Call ahead and see if they will have them.. Most of the time you can find sales on lovers pizza! 

Perfect valentines dinner. Pesto pizza and iced vine wine :)

Or maybe breakfast in bed is your thing..Check out the recipes below for some romantic breakfast ideas! 





Still need to get your cards ready? Why not try this really cute and easy one! 

FInished card.
Supplies:
  • 1 patterned paper (Valentine theme)
  • 1 8 1/2 x 11" white cardstock
  • Fiskars paper edgers (Clouds)
  • pencil, scissors, eraser, double-sided tape
  • printer
  • ribbon
Steps:
  1. Print and cut out the templates.
    Heart template..
  2. Fold 8 1/2 x 11 inch white cardstock in half.
  3. Place the big heart template on fold. Then trace around the shape. Cut out with paper edgers.
  4. Place the small heart template on the patterned paper. Cut out with scissors.
  5. Attach in the center of white heart card with double-sided tape or glue stick.
  6. Embellish with a small bow.
    Smaller pink heart attached to scalloped background heart.
Envelope size: 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches

Happy Valentines Day
Hope you guys are getting ready for Valentines Day! If you have a tip or Valentine craft you want to share.. leave the link in the comments! 

Happy Tuesday! 

K Jaggers