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Homemade Box of Chocolates

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand perfectly, so this year I’ve decided to make several homemade boxes of chocolates to give to my friends and family. Whether you fill them with one type of chocolate, or a wide assortment of homemade and/or store bought varieties, your DIY gift will make your loved ones feel extra special. For my boxes of chocolates, I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate-coffee truffles using one of my favorite recipes. Homemade fudge or … [Read more...]

Blowing Kisses Your Way Valentine

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Please welcome guest blogger, Stacy Dutton. Stacy is the Jr. Art Director at My Own Labels/Evermine. She is a new mother and lover of stationery, pie, and dark chocolate. Today she is sharing her latest idea for her son's first Valentine's Day! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I knew I wanted to do something for all of my son’s classmates at his daycare since it’s his first Valentine’s Day. A typical classroom Valentine involves a cute card with some sort of candy … [Read more...]

3 Easy Teacher Valentine Ideas

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Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your child's favorite teacher can be a challenge. But the simplest idea can become a great gesture of your gratitude. Here are 3 easy ideas your teachers will love: 1. Apple of My Eye An apple is the classic gift for a teacher. Simply add a custom label with a personal message from your child to make this healthy valentine a real treat. Items Needed: • Fresh apple (treat them to organic) • Petal shape label in Vintage Burlap style, Burlap … [Read more...]

4 Cute & Easy Kid Valentine Ideas

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'Tis the season for sharing love and cuteness! When coming up with clever ideas for classroom valentines, simplicity is key. Here are 4 fun ideas that your kids will love both making and giving to their classmates this Valentine's Day: 1. Sealed With A Kiss Decorate Hershey's kisses with personalized labels. Pour a handful into heart clasp favor boxes and decorate with a fun Circus style label. Items Needed: • Hershey's Kisses (I chose the caramel flavor) • Small Circle Labels in … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Twig Heart

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For a long time I’ve seen crafts done with found items, and I have to say— they’re my favorite! Anything you can put together after a good long walk outside is pretty fantastic. In order to start this craft I took my pups along for the search. For this project, you’ll want to find twigs and sticks that are ¼ inch or less in width, for each cutting. DIY Hanging Twig Heart • Twigs, of width measuring ¼ inch or less • Hot glue gun • Hot glue sticks • Gardening hand … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce

A Valentine's Day Recipe

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For a healthy and delicious Valentine’s Day treat, whip up a batch of this chocolate fudge sauce made with just three ingredients: dates, almond milk, and chocolate. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and can be served over ice cream, oatmeal, or as a dipping sauce for chopped fruit. It can also be stored in jars and gifted to friends and family for, and because it’s dairy and sugar-free, it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for folks who are on special … [Read more...]

S’more Pops

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Every year around Valentine's Day I start to get excited thinking about fun and unique treats to hand out to my son's classmates. When I decided to make these S'more Pops I instantly knew what I wanted them to say. My husband and I always say "I love you!" "I love you more!" "No, I love you more!" I know it sounds incredibly cheesy but doesn't it just make you giggle too? That's what Valentine's Day is all about! S'more Pops What You'll Need: • Graham Crackers • Marshmallow cream • … [Read more...]

Heart Marshmallows

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After seeing this recipe from MarthaStewart.com, I decided heart-shaped marshmallows would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for my friends this year. I especially like this idea because these marshmallows pair up really well with my [hot chocolate truffle balls]. Plus, I like that they can be customized. For instance, you can add a flavor extract (like peppermint or vanilla), food coloring, or you can even dip them in chocolate if you want to make them super fancy. Homemade … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Marbled Bars

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I don’t usually do much celebrating for Valentine’s Day, but when I saw these beautiful Red Velvet Marbled Bars on Foodnetwork.com, I absolutely had to make them! In fact, I planned an entire dinner around the anticipation of presenting these lovely treats as dessert. Red Velvet Marbled Bars Adapted from Sunny Anderson’s recipe on Foodnetwork.com. Red Velvet Brownie Bottom Layer • 2 melted sticks of butter • 1 ½ cups sugar • 1/2 cup cocoa powder • Pinch … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls

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For Valentine’s Day this year, I thought I’d remind my friends and family how much I love them with a sweet chocolate treat to warm their mugs. These truffle balls are made with two simple ingredients, chocolate and heavy cream, and take very little time to prepare. Despite their simplicity, they make the best cup of hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls • 1 Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bar (or 17.6 oz dark chocolate), chopped • 1 1/3 cups … [Read more...]