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Entries in valentine (16)


valentine feather tag {download}

I've got a little download to share with you today. Was itching to play with a little watercolor and figured a feather tag would do the trick.

Feel free to download these feather templates and create amazing Valentine's projects with them! Perhaps a "birds of a feather" gift...or maybe "you tickle my fancy" love note? Any other ideas on what to use them for???


neon valentine

Time for a great start to another week! We are heading into the season of love, so I've been working on a little project.

It's a fun collection of love notes for my shop! And I've made an option for customizing the poems/quotes and adding names/initials to the back page. Wouldn't they be so sweet scattered through out the house? Or tucked in places like a lunchbox...

I think I'm most obsessed with the mini binder clips I used on our Christmas cards. Too cute! And printing on chipboard—my latest design craze. But I also like the neon colors instead of the traditional Valentine reds/pinks. (So actually there is a lot I like about these). What do you like most? Any sweet Valentine ideas you've been tossing around for this year?


snuggle in a teepee

Happy Valentine's Day to you! I am doing my best to wrap up work and take off early for a play day with my husband. Wouldn't it be so fun to make this illustration real life? So fun!

Featured Artist: This Paper Ship


a little something about love

Hello Monday and Friends!

How was your weekend? My Sunday was incredible and wonderfully refreshing. I took time to practice a little photography with this still life. I am incredibly insecure about my photography (lighting more accurately), and would like to NOT take 40 images for every 1 that I post here. Although I'd prefer to have a super-talented photographer stalk me 24/7, the realistic solution is to practice and get better, right?

Here's to a wonderful week, all!


lovely bundle {red velvet}

All these beautiful valentine food images are giving me the BIGGEST craving! This weekend may have to include a trip to the bakery for a gourmet cupcake.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Image Sources: 1 Delectable Deliciousness (via Pinterest) // 2 Sweetcakes Bakeshop (via Pinterest) // 3 Photography by Sewell Photography, featured on Style Me Pretty // 4 Evan's Kitchen Ramblings // 5 Duhlicious (via Pinterest) // 6 Photography by Gabriel Ryan, featured on Green Wedding Shoes (via Pinterest) //


lovely bundle {love letters}

Looking for this year's DIY round-up and they all happen to be love letters, with a few arrows thrown in.

Need more inspiration? I have last year's crafty Valentine round-up posts here and here.

Image Sources: 1 DIY by Amy Moss for Once Wed // 2 DIY by CAKE for One Charming Party // 3 DIY by Lovely Indeed for Sweetest Occasion // 4 Two Shades of Pink (via eighteen25) 5 The Dating Divas (via Sweetest Occasion) //


plastic bag heart wreath

Happy February 1st! My house needed a little festive door candy, so I whipped up a heart wreath—made from recycled grocery bags. Never thought those could make something pretty, did you? Yeah me neither. But I REALLY like it. AND it's waterproof. Perfect for a sporadic weather month.

I didn't really follow a tutorial, but used the concept from this wreath. The only supplies are a metal hanger and 15-20 plastic bags. Ruffled weather-proof wreath for a total cost of nada. Can't beat that!


ruffled heart valentine diy

It's the pretty little things that get me. So I made a mini ruffled valentine.

Supplies // 1. Safety pin back, 2. Circle punch (1" shown), 3. Dull pencil, 4. Paper of your choice, chipboard or heavey cardstock

Tools // Scissors, Hot glue gun

Step 1: Punch out plenty of paper circles.

Step 2: Draw and cut out a heart from the chipboard.

Step 3: Using a dull pencil, scrunch the paper circles around the tip of the pencil.

Step 4: Once you have all the circles crinkled, start gluing to the chipboard heart. Start with the outside edge and go around the whole outside.

Step 5: Once you've bordered the heart, continue to fill in the center with glue and paper circles until the whole heart is covered in ruffles.

Step 6: Glue the pin back onto the reverse side of the chipboard heart.

Finish it up with a bit of flattering packaging and now you have a sweet accessory that will surely make someone smitten.


lovely bundle {sweet heart}

Simple and sweet. Have a lovely weekend, friends!

Image Sources: 1 Chelsea Victoria (via Pinterest) // 2 Natalie Hunfalvay (via Hello Naomi) // 3 Morgan Hill Designs // 4 All Cut Up // 5 Natalie Hunfalvay (via Pinterest) //


a winter rendezvous

A snapshot of our romantic holiday in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Finally showcasing our date from last week. This was our first time snowmobiling and it was a BLAST. So much fun. Like real life Mario Kart. I was waiting for turtle shells to manifest at any moment. The trails were marked and you go over bridges and even through the middle of town. Then we stayed the night at the haunted Bullock Hotel in the small western town of Deadwood, SD.

How about your Valentine weekend? Hopefully some romance and maybe even a little eat my dust (snow) on top.