Feb 11, 2014
posted in Life

Are you ready for the big day?  For the cheesiest holiday ever?  Haha!  Seriously, if you think about it, Valentine’s Day is rather corny, but hey, since they decided to make it a national holiday, then by all means, let’s celebrate it!

So, I actually was totally inspired this year to make this a super fun holiday for our family.  For the first time, I decided I’m going to MAKE my son’s valentines for school instead of  getting them at WalMart!  Ok, no judgement here if you’re going to Walmart to get yours!  I’ve done it that way every other year and will probably decide that this way is too hard and go back to store-bought ones next year.  But, since I’ve been inspired and figure, “What’s a stay-at-home mom supposed to do if it’s not make Valentines?”, then this year is my year to feel like a Valentines SUPER MOM!  So, I haven’t  actually decided which one to do…mmmm…maybe we’re getting down to the wire here, but I’ll share our options and give you the links just in case you wanna feel like a SUPER MOM too and give one of these a try!

valentine1 Our Valentines Day Must Haves

You Make My Heart Glow, Blow Up My Heart, You Rock, Now or Later, Bursting with Happiness, Conversation Heart Pinatas,  You Rock My World, A Smooch Bouquet, Candy Heart Balloon

Then, good ol’ Pinterest did it again and helped me find some super cute and fun snacks to make for the school party!  Once again, I haven’t actually done any of this yet, but maybe it’s the thought that counts?????  Or not!  Anyhow, let me know if any of you make any of these because I’d love to know how they turned out and if they were classmate approved!

treats Our Valentines Day Must Haves

Cupid Arrows, Cupid Krispies, Heart Cookie w/ Milk, Rock Candy Cupcakes, Conversation Heart Cookies,  Valentine Fruit Kabobs, Heart-Shaped Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkle Sandwich, Rice Krispie Suckers

Again, I told you I’ve been inspired (by Pinterest!) to make this fun for the whole fam, so I thought we’d have a V-Day party!  And when I talk about the whole fam, I’m talking about all of us…including my 2 sisters and my Mom and Dad!  We’re kinda this whole crazy unit that does everything together.  You want one of us…you get us all!  We eat together, we vacation together, sleep on each other’s couches…we’re weird but we love it!  Anyhow, back on topic…so last year I complained that my hubby is too  rational on V-Day because he would never take me out to dinner on the actual day. He would always say that restaurants are less busy the days before or after the holiday.  Way too practical in my opinion, so I got him to take me out last year.  UTTER FAIL!  It wasn’t fun at all!  The restaurant was out of almost all of their dishes, there were no loud kids in the restaurant that we could watch and be glad we didn’t have ours, and everyone was all lovey dovey (imagine that!).  I learned my lesson.  So this year we are staying home and partying it up right!  Will probably do our usual and either make or buy  a heart shaped pizza.  If you don’t want to make one, Papa Murpheys  does a great heart shaped pepperoni pizza.  Then I thought I’d make this fabulous looking chocolate cake along with the red candles and all.  Not that mine will look that good, but hopefully I can get it to taste  decent!  Also, I splurged and ordered up some of these FABULOUS cookies.  I seriously couldn’t resist because they are so stinkin’ cute!  Plus, we have an AMAZING new cookie company in our town that you must try out.  It’s called Cookie Construction Co. and she makes the best cookies.  She made Iron Man ones for my son’s 7th birthday and they were soooooo yummy.  I didn’t think they would be because usually the cute and decorated cookies aren’t very good, but these were wonderful!  Definitely a must try if you live here in the Walla Walla Valley!

valentines2 Our Valentines Day Must Haves

Thank you to all of you creative people who’s work is on Pinterest for us to copy!  And be sure to let me know if you get to try any of these!  I’d love your reviews!