Make a Fish Scale Heart

Make a fish scale Valentine heart

  Every Valentine's Day, I would wait expectantly by the front door for my dad to come home from work. He always had two chocolate filled hearts for my sister and me. It's the little things that leave lasting impressions. Every holiday is an excuse to make memories for my girls and since they love creating, we whipped up a few fish … [Read more...]


Cupid Float Valentine


  Once upon a time (last year), I wrote about my daughters' annual Valentine's Day party and our Cupid Float. As I was rushing to feed a dozen hungry 12 year old girls, I snapped a pic. That picture looks like one of those horrible paparazzi shots when they catch the star in her bathing suit and she doesn't know anybody is … [Read more...]


Make Simple Valentine Party Decorations


  I remember giant bear hugs from two girls with sticky little fingers. I still get hugs but also a lot of eye rolls. Guess it comes with the 13 year old territory. They are somewhere between cuddling their pillow pets and having secret crushes. So why not celebrate by letting them laugh with good friends while not worrying … [Read more...]


In Her Shoes – Valentine Mantel


What better way to decorate for Valentine's Day than by remembering our kids when they were sweet (aka, never talked back and listened to whatever we said)! My still sweet twins are 12 now but I saved some of their cutest shoes - from booties to ballet shoes. They look adorable on the mantel! An old window and scrapbook paper hearts could … [Read more...]


“Love Is” Valentine Wreath


Remember the cute "Love Is" boy and girl from the 70's? I loved those little cartoon cuties and even had a Love Is drinking glass when I was a kid! This year, I decided to create a Love Is Valentine Wreath!     The creator, Kim Casali, began the series for the Los Angeles Times in 1970 with black and white cartoons of the … [Read more...]