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Cute Little Valentines

10 Feb

The kids and I spent the morning working on some Valentines to give to their friends at Bible Study tomorrow.  Maddie was so happy to get into her makeup to make these sweet Valentines!

We just cut a wavy border around some construction paper, added a cute message, then the Madster got to put on her lipstick and give out some kisses!  I love them so much, I don't know if I can give them away!

We just cut a wavy border around some construction paper, added a cute message, then the Madster got to put on her lipstick and give out some kisses! I love them so much, I don’t know if I can give them away!

 

Maddie was glad to put on some lipstick.

Maddie was glad to put on some lipstick.

 

Full disclosure: these are the Valentines Charlie and Maddie will be handing out to their friends.  We don't have enough time or lipstick to make that many, plus I just couldn't get Charlie to put on the lipstick!

Full disclosure: these are the Valentines Charlie and Maddie will be handing out to their friends. We don’t have enough time or lipstick to make that many, plus I just couldn’t get Charlie to put on the lipstick!

We made some nice homemade Valentines last year, but didn’t get around to that this year!

If you are making last minute Valentines and you have a little girl willing to do it, these are quick, easy, and precious!

 

Chocolate Marshmallow Hearts

7 Feb

The kids and I made these wonderful, sweet white chocolate marshmallow hearts for a special Valentine’s Day treat.  They are so good and so easy to make!

Start with these cute strawberry-flavored marshmallow hearts.

Start with these cute strawberry-flavored marshmallow hearts. (Note the tiny hand reaching in to steal a marshmallow!)

Melt white chocolate chips then drizzle the melted chocolate over the marshmallows.

Melt white chocolate chips then drizzle the melted chocolate over the marshmallows.

My assistant, Charlie, sprinkled red sugar over the hearts.

My assistant, Charlie, sprinkled red sugar over the hearts.

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Aren’t they too cute?  These would be perfect for any Valentine’s party you are going to, and are fun to make with the kids.

Valentine’s Strawberry Floats

5 Feb

Isn’t February such an oxymoron?  It is the shortest month of the year, but it sure FEELS like the longest!  It’s cold and wet and dreary, with long nights and short days.  I don’t know about you, but I miss the warm sunshine.

Then, right smack in the middle of the month, is Valentine’s Day, the day of love.  Some people hate Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a good distraction from this long winter month and a good excuse to love on your friends and family, plus eat lots of chocolate.

The kids and I got an early start on our Valentine’s celebrations today by having yummy strawberry ice cream floats after lunch.

Add a couple of scoops of ice cream (I used strawberry, but any flavor would be good) to a pretty glass.

Add a couple of scoops of ice cream (I used strawberry, but any flavor would be good) to a pretty glass.

I added some frozen strawberries, then poured some Sprite over the ice cream.

I added some frozen strawberries, then poured some Sprite over the ice cream.

The Sprite and ice cream fizz up and make a yummy combination.

The Sprite and ice cream fizz up and make a yummy combination.

Maddie definitely approved!

Maddie definitely approved!

This was a fast, easy treat, and we need all the treats we can get to make it to the end of this month!

Ready for V-Day!

13 Feb

Good afternoon, everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day in spite of this nasty weather we are having.  I am having a wonderful day because I have just discovered that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City!  YES.  You heard me correctly.  They make them there every morning at the Hess gas station, and it is so wonderful.  When you walk in the gas station, it is warm and light and clean and full of the wonderful smell of fresh dough and sugar and coffee.  I was a little upset at first that I am just now finding out about this.  I mean, why has no one told me?  Anyway, it is now my mission to let everyone know that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City and you can go there and get some of the best, freshest doughnuts that you will ever have in your life.  I bought a dozen of the Valentine’s doughnuts, but just know that I will be going back for some of the doughnut holes and giant muffins that I saw.  And to everyone who did not tell me about this: you should be ashamed of yourself. Thank goodness that Mama had surgery, because one of her friends brought her some doughnuts and informed me of Dunkin Donuts’ presence in our itty-bitty town!

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

After we got home from our doughnut run, the Charlie and I finished up our Valentines for storytime tomorrow.  I found this excellent site through Pinterest where you can print out Valentines cards that have a great Bible verse on them.  Isn’t God’s love the greatest love of all?  What a great opportunity to share his love with our friends!  Here’s the site:

rachelwojo.com/goodies/

We just printed out the cards she offers, cut them out and glued them on some scrapbook paper, signed Charlie and Maddie’s names on the back, and tied them onto little bags of Sweethearts.  It turned out so cute and we hardly spend any money.

cute little bags of Sweethearts

cute little bags of Sweethearts

Gluing the cards

Gluing the cards

They turned out really cute

They turned out really cute

We also made some cards for Jason.  The kids did some painting.  I tried to get their handprints on the cards, but they just ended up as  abstract art!

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Have a great Valentine’s Day, everyone!