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Simple No-Bake Valentine’s Day Dessert

February 12, 2014 5 Comments

I love making desserts and Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to make a dessert with pink colors. I have three boys, so most treats I make or even buy are blue, green, etc. But for Valentine’s Day I am sticking to the colors of love and created a kid-friendly, no-bake dessert.

Simple No Bake Valentine's Day Dessert

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Selecting the Perfect Valentine’s Day Card for Loved Ones

February 5, 2014 1 Comment

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore.com. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is next week. I may be a slightly emotional person and it doesn’t take much to make me tear up. Cardstore is reminding us that ‘It’s Okay to Cry’ and embrace these emotions and sentiments. Heartfelt greeting cards are an easy way to express feelings and maybe even say something that is hard to vocalize.

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Create Free Personalized Videos with Animoto

February 13, 2013 6 Comments

Make a Free Personalized Online Video
You have probably noticed with all my recent Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas and posts, I love making things personal. I like to find unique ways to showcase pictures, keepsakes, etc and share them with loved ones. This past week, I have been playing around on a new (to me) website called Animoto. I am seriously hooked. Within minutes, you can create a personal video with your own photos, videos, music and text. The best part, you can make unlimited 30 second videos for free! It is a great last minute gift that will be sure to please that special someone.  With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, consider making a Video Love Letter.

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Thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Loved One

February 12, 2013 4 Comments

Last Minute DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

My favorite gifts aren’t the ones that cost the most or are the biggest. They are always they ones that have the most thought behind them. It could be something as little as a picture in a frame or a fitting greeting card. I also love making homemade gifts for loved ones. If you are stilling trying to decide what to get your loved one, or if you want to add a personal gift made with love, here are my favorite from me and other awesome bloggers.

 

52 Things I Love About You – Deck of Cards or Album

52 Reasons I Love You List

A few years ago I made my husband this ’52 Things I Love About You’ Deck of Cards. He truly loved it. You can get the template I used from Peppermint Creative for FREE. For each card, there is a reason why I love my husband. You can also do just a little book or put all the reasons on pieces of paper in a nice jar. See more tips and a list of over 100 ‘Things I Love About You’ ideas from me and my readers.

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6 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For that Special Someone

February 8, 2013 5 Comments

Gift Ideas for Valentine's DayAre you still looking for something to get for your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you are just wanting to buy a great gift for yourself (because we all deserve a gift to ourselves every now and again). Either way, I wanted to let you know about some great products that could make some awesome gifts. I am also working on gathering my favorite homemade gifts and I will be continuously adding products to my Gift Guide.

 

Personalized Video Love Letter

Make a Free Video

Here’s a great personal gift that you can make for FREE! Animoto allows you to upload pictures and video clips, add them to a styled video, select music and add your own text. I have been playing around with the site a little bit and next week I will share more thoughts on it, as well as a video I am putting together. Until then, view this sample Valentine’s Day video. It is super cute. Creating an account is free, quick and easy then you can start making your own video.

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Personalized Infinity Rings – A Unique Ring Just the Way I Wanted It

February 1, 2013 7 Comments

Personalized Valentine's Gift for Her

When it comes to giving gifts to loved ones, I always try to come up with something that is personal and has a meaning behind it or something that can be emotional connected with. Anything can make a great gift with a little thought and personal touch. I know a lot of people who like to give (and receive) jewelry for their Anniversary or Valentine’s Day. Picking out the perfect piece can sometimes be a challenge and other times the recipient knows exactly what they want (like me). I have wanted an infinity ring ever since my husband and I got married and I finally found the perfect one(s) on Jewlr.com.

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How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake: It’s Quick & Easy

February 7, 2012 4 Comments

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake

I love to make cakes and desserts and since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share how easy it is to make a heart shaped cake.

Need:

  • Box of Cake Mix
  • Can of Frosting
  • 8-9″ Circle Cake Pan
  • 8-9″ Square Cake Pan

Make the cake mix as directed on the box. Pour half into the circle pan and half into the square pan. Bake as directed. Let cool completely and remove from the pans. If your pans are not easy to get the cake out, line the the pan with foil before you add the cake mix.

Cut the circle cake in half and place the three pieces together as shown:

Easy way to Make a Heart Cake

Now all you have to do is ice the cake. The first time I made this, one can of frosting barely covered the cake. It helps to beat the frosting with a mixer for a few minutes to fluff it up a little. This also warms it up slightly, making it easier to spread.

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake

Wasn’t that easy?