Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Valentine's Day Treat Toppers

Valentine's Day is a perfect time outside of birthdays for kids to showcase their "favs".  This year we have some of the coolest and trendiest characters and themes that kids love.  

Here are the deets:
  • Each Valentine topper measures 4 in x 2 in unfolded; once folded it is 2in x 2in. 
  • The back of the topper is full color and includes a To: and From: section. 
  • The cost of the digital download is $5.00. 
  • Click  Buy Now under the pic of the toppers you want.  After you complete the payment through PayPal, an email will be sent to you with the file. 
  • You may print as many as you need. 
  • It is recommended that the toppers be printed on card stock paper. Assembly instructions included in file.

Shopkins Valentine

Disney's Descendants Valentine

Doc McStuffins Valentine

Minecraft Valentine 

Avengers Super Hero Valentine

Lego Movie Valentine

Peanuts Movie Valentine

Super Easy and Cheap Valentine's Day

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Valentine's day is only three days away.   I know for some  that's an eternity because it's not February 13th at 8p.  I'm not calling them procrastinators, they just work better under pressure and extreme deadlines.

My deadline came four days before Valentine's day.  Why did basketball practice have to be on Monday and the game on Saturday?!  We can't give Valentine's cards the day after Valentine's day, that would be way too tacky. Right. Right.   This super easy and super cheap Valentine's card will "blow" the kids' mind, and parents too.  Parents will think you worked on them all weekend.  You can get 20 Valentine's cards for only $1.

My Inspiration.

 I saw this super cute Valentine template from Spark The Occasion.  Nicole is amazing because she actually provided a .pdf where you can modify the words.  So many free printables can't be changed in any way.  You can type in the TO child's name, the FROM child's name, and you can modify the text. There are four cards to a page.

My Valentine Variation

We did a slight variation of Nicole's card.  My girls are totally in love with gum right now.  Instead of using bubbles, we used a stick of gum.  You can blow bubbles with gum, so it works perfectly.  20 sticks of gum for $1 at Dollar Store blows my mind!   Thankfully I just replaced my ink cartridges so I didn't have to run to Office Max to get them printed.  Even if you have to get them printed, there are four one page and each one can be different just save it with a different file name.  We used two-sided tape to stick the gum on the cards. Of course, you can use regular tape too.

To make it a little more personal, I had my girls hand write their own name on the cards.  I did modify the text and made more related to basketball since it was for their basketball team.  I used the super-fast running and added dribbling, shooting, and teamwork.

Almost every parent commented to me how thoughtful and adorable the cards were. The kids were excited about getting gum.  Supermom status achieved!

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Spice Up Your Valentine's with These

Moms wear an S on their chest too.
Let's make this Valentine's a day to remember.  While I love cards and the sentiments they carry, but the mundane heart-shaped box of chocolates, flowers, dinner out brings no excitement to me.  It might as well be just another day.  If you want this Valentine's Day extra special, then I have the perfect solution.  It gives you the biggest bang for your buck and avoid stores altogether.  They jack up prices around this time too.  You can create this and use it to say I <3 you to all your loves. When I make it, I definitely get ohhhhs and ahhhs.  Super Mom status achieved.

 Supermom.  Super Wife.  Super Tired.  Super Solution.

There is work, making lunches, after school practices, house cleaning and oh yea insert in a holiday that requires some sort of gift or thoughtful gesture.  Today I'm providing you with a simple gift solution that:
  1. is a truly heartfelt expression of your love
  2. is very cheap considering a Valentine's Day meal at a restaurant
  3. is healthy alternative to chocolates and sweets
  4. can be enjoyed by the whole family
  5. can become a tradition for years to come

Valentine Pancake Dinner   

If you have never had breakfast for dinner, you are missing out!  It is so super easy and it's a great way for me to guarantee my kids will eat all their dinner without threats.  If you do this all the time, we are just going to add some little twists to make it special.

Pancake Ingredients:
Pancake Mix
 1 Banana
1 tsp Cinnamon
pinch Nutmeg (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Cooking Spray 
Heart Shaped Metal Cookie Cutter

  1. Make your pancakes according to your box instructions. I add a little more liquid to mine because I don't like thick pancakes.  I like them thinner.
  2. Smash one banana with a fork.  It doesn't have to be beautiful.  No one  in my house would eat this, My husband would eat this because there are children in other countries that don't have food.

  3.  Place banana in bowl of pancake mix.  
  4.  Add remaining spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and vanilla.
5.  Whisk everything together. After whisking,  I pour my mix into a measuring cup when I do any pancakes so I can control it more coming out. 

6.  Pre-heat electric griddle to 350.  If you don't have one of these, put it on your Mother's Day gift list.  Can you say easy cook + easy clean up = can't live without?  If you are doing it over the stove, medium high heat.

7.  Spray griddle  and heart shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray.  Note:  If you family like crispy edged pancakes spray griddle every time before you pour more batter.

8.  Place cookie cutter on griddle and pour a small amount of batter.  Using back of spoon, spread batter quickly to the edges to form the shape.  Do NOT fill up the cookie cutter.  You just want to coat the bottom. 

9.  Once the bottom as set or small bubbles start appearing, you can remove the cookie cutter and make your next one if you are on a griddle.  Remember:  Spray the cookie cutter each time.

10.  Flip the pancake when about 70% of the surface has bubbled or you check the bottom and it's golden brown.

I have a six year old that loves over medium eggs so I made her a heart shaped egg too.  She's egg-stra special.  You could probably to scrambled eggs too.  I haven't tried it myself.

You can also cook your meats right on the griddle.  Are you beginning to see why you need this griddle?  Sometimes, I do half meat and half pancakes to speed up the process.  While eating this magnificent dinner, each person goes around the table and tells one reason why they lover one another. This is an awesome way to connect with everyone in the family and truly have a Valentine's Day to remember.

One more Super Solution.

Instead of just cooking enough pancakes just for tonight, cook the whole box.  The kitchen is already messed up.  The ones you don't eat can be frozen. You can pull them out as needed and microwave them.  I put two on a plate and microwave for 30-45 seconds.  This is a great way to have a hot breakfast, instead of cold cereal or pop tarts.  Best part is the kitchen only got messed up once.

I'd love to see and hear how your dinner went, please post a comment.  Follow us on Pinterest too for more ways to make your life fun.