Paper Straw Arrows of Love

Paper Straw Arrows of Love

Today I am sharing with  you a fun little craft idea for Valentine’s Day.  These cute little paper straw arrows of love are fun for all kinds of things.  First of all they just look cute! Second, they make a cute little embellishment on a gift. I bagged up some of those yummy meringue heart cookies I shared with you the other day in a cellophane bag , some baker’s twine and added a little arrow of love! The best part is they are quick and easy to make too.  You will [Continue Reading…]

Printable Love Quote

Fun & bright printable love quote in celebration of Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day YHM friends! It’s one of my favorite days of the year- red, love and puffy hearts are everywhere. I hope you are feeling extra special today. I’ve brought a little treat with me for you to download: Sixteen years ago I had a new Valentine who would later become my husband. He spoiled me rotten and made me feel like a princess. I have loved Valentine’s Day (and him) ever since. Josh on our first Valentine’s Day Fast forward fifteen years of marriage and three kids later- [Continue Reading…]

Glitter Clothes Pins

PicMonkey Collage

Today I have a fun and easy tutorial for Glitter Clothes Pins.   Now I realize that there may be some of you out there that have never owned or used a clothes pin.  The day and age of using clothes pins for what they were actually designed to do is pretty much gone for most people.  Hanging the laundry outside on a line doesn’t happen much anymore.  Instead clothes pins have become more of a craft item.  You can still find clothes pins in the laundry section of most [Continue Reading…]

20 Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweet

~Valentine's Treats Collage

Enjoy this yummy collection of Valentine Day Sweets!  I’m totally loving the cute Candy Buttons!   Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting from Lemon Sugar Red Heart Valentine’s Day Cookies from Tamilee Tips Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies from Family Fresh Meals Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites from No. 2 Pencil Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge from Something Swanky Candy Buttons for Valentine’s Daty from Crazy for Crust Love Bird Cookies from Baking In Heels Strawberry Nutella Poptarts from The Novice Chef Heritage Red Velvet Cake from [Continue Reading…]

No Sew Valentine Heart Garland

Heart Garland

After the Christmas decor comes down the house always looks so empty and bare.  I enjoy it for a few days and then I am ready for Valentine’s Day. I love spreading little touches of love throughout my house.  This year I put together a super quick and easy no sew heart garland to jazz up the dresser in my front entry way.  I know a lot of people don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day but if you want to add a little holiday color to your home this No Sew [Continue Reading…]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Shortbread


I was in the mood for shortbread the other day.  I love shortbread, especially with a nice cup of herbal tea.  It is the perfect dunking cookie.  Since the season of love is upon us I figured heart shaped shortbread was in order.  And I just think things taste better when they are in a cute shape like a heart.  And much more fun to eat. I had picked up a bag of dried cherries at Trader Joes recently so decided to add them into my basic shortbread recipe.  Shortbread [Continue Reading…]

Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

This week I had my Activity Day girls over for our twice a month activity.  Activity Day girls are the girls aged 8-12 at church and I am lucky enough to get to play with them twice a month as my church job!  Best job in the whole church. I’ll share more about our book review and book mark making activity this weekend but I also put together a Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar.  How fun is that! I have shared the idea with you before but had only done [Continue Reading…]

Valentine Advent Calendar {Activity Day Idea}

valentine advent calendar

This week I posted a photo on instagram of a project I was getting ready to work on with a group of girls from church.  I got lots of requests for more info on what we were doing so I have decided to share it today on the blog. You see, I have a new calling or job at church.  As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints we all have a “job” or a “calling.”  We have a totally lay ministry which means no one [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Lava Cupcakes

CHocolate Lava Cupcakes

I feel like it has taken  Valentine’s Day forever to get here.  It  may be because I decorated so early this year.  But I’m ready! The kids have gotten their Valentine package, I’ve already delivered sugar cookies to the neighbors and I’ve bought a Valentine for my sweetie.  So with all the extra time I have on my hands I played around with another Valentine’s dessert. Of course it is chocolate.  Can you really have a Valentine dessert without chocolate. One of my favorite chocolate desserts is a chocolate lava [Continue Reading…]