Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you have wonderful fun things planned to celebrate the ones you LOVE.

Little K is have a small class party today

No fancy home made treats 
(at least not from me)
No Craft/Art project 
(the kids could make their own valentine box/bag if they wanted)
I'm not even needed to volunteer in the class
(frown face)

Such is the life of a 5th Grader. Time for me to get used to the fact that they are more independent.

Even though it was optional - I think most of the kids will be exchanging Valentines

Here is what we came up with:


(sorry for the bad lighting - had to finish homework and music practice before working on the Valentines)

I was so excited that we made these using things entirely from my Scrap/Craft Stash.


There are dozens of different combinations of Red, White and Pink - as I was using only cardstock I had on hand.

Valentine Mustache Cards

I even had enough Black felt on hand to cut  30+ mustaches (or is it moustache?)

Mustache Poses

and a few extras just for Fun!

I got the idea for these cards from this cute post at The Craft Monkey Blog.

I'm resisting the urge to point out to my (very minimalist) husband how great it was that I had all this stuff on hand to make these cards at the last minute.  I might not want to share just how much I have hidden away.

Little K's lunch was made of everything Pink and Red in honor of this Day of Love

Valentine Lunch

and there will be some sweet treats when she gets home from school.

Peanut Butter Valentine Cookies

Peanut Butter Heart Cups

Easy Peasy - a teaspoon of your favorite peanut butter cookie dough plopped into a mini muffin pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes and as soon as they come out of the oven - push  a Dove chocolate heart into the top so the peanut butter wraps itself around the sweet chocolaty goodness. 

I'm currently cooking dinner for tonight - Crock Pot French Dip.  Served with our favorite Petite Sirah and a Crusty French Roll and maybe a peppery Rocket Side Salad.  That's romantic - right?  

 Have a Wonderful Valentines Day!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!
    Everything looks so cute and love those Valentine's you made. I'm sure they will be a hit with all her classmates :)

  2. I love your banners and your chalkboard!! And her lunch, I really like the hearts cut into the sandwich. Hope you all have a great day!

  3. Those Valentine's are adorable! Great pictures and such yummy treats! Happy Valentine's day!


  4. LOVE the chalkboard and banners!
    Love your handwriting!
    Love the Valentines!
    Love the cute collage of mustache pics!
    LOVE the lunch and cookies!

  5. PS. *Dislike when there aren't class parties! :( My son's class didn't have a party either...they just passed out their Valentines. Don't you think cupcakes and juice would have been nice?!

  6. Your mustache valentine's turned out great! LOVE that you had everything on hand! And that pink lunch! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh! These are great! I love the cards and your fun photo collage!

    We're celebrating V-day here tomorrow. Guess what I got the Ballerinas for a gift? New bento boxes! I found two different styles. I have to test them out tonight to see which one is the better one before wrapping them. I hope they're as excited about the gift as I am. hehe...

  8. Hi Karina!!!
    Finally making an appearence in blogland!:) Love all your LOVE day treats! The chalkboard was beautiful. (how perfect that it was red?!) The cards are adorable and the peanut butter dove cups...my two favorites how did you know??:) We just love this day in our house. Can't wait to get around to posting about it!!:) I went to Riley's 4th grade party this year and you are so right...totally not like they used to be!:)
    have a happy day friend!
    thanks so much for checking in on me!!
    it made me feel **happy**
    sorry it took me so long to get over here to say so!!:)