Tuesday, February 07, 2012

happy valentine's day! {next week}

something elijah finds thrilling: taking a big swig of water, then spitting it onto the floor.
something i do not find thrilling: see above.
happy tuesday.
i feel like i didn't get any sleep last night. could be because i didn't.
neither here nor there, here i am. and i'm thinking about valentine's day!

lord willing, next week we'll have a few little pals over for a party. nothing fancy, or terribly organized.
but we'll have treats. and valentines and laughter.

i was thinking cupcakes, until i saw these:


strawberry cake mix cookies with vanilla cream cheese frosting
yes. i am totally making those. and maybe cupcakes, too. ha.

i purchased this adorable printable set for elijah to give to his buddies:


are they sweet as can be or what?

also, here's a free printable i found that i love.
and who wouldn't want to give two valentines?!
and i think i have some extra little bugs somewhere!


head on over to dandee designs for the free download!

i'm hoping time allows, because i'd love to make a festive little banner.
some version of this is my first choice:



this looks precious. make edible paint and get creative on your dishes:


what a fun idea for a meal shared with your sweetie!
see the tutorial here on how about orange.

what are your valentine's day plans?

29 comments:

  1. These are great ideas! I make similar cookies without the icing and there is cool whip mixed in with the cake batter. They are divine and I actually just bought the cool whip to make them this week! I finally have a mantle in our new place so I see a banner in my near future!

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  2. oh my.. i am totally going to do that plate idea!! too fun!! :) we went through a water spitting stage... until it became his job to clean it up. it lost it's fun aspect-- not quickly.. but ultimately. :) hope sleeeeep finds you soon. :)

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  3. you are such a fun mom. elijah is going to have some fantastic memories when he grows up. ;)

    current plans are to work, and then go to the gym. serious sassy single lady plans. :)

    last year, i bought some of my single friends roses at Trader Joes. I may have to do it again this year. Everyone enjoys flowers!

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  4. Nothing beats cake mix cookies for easy and delicious. Your picks are so cute!

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  5. what a little stinker your boy is. :)

    (sleep tonight, k?)

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  6. great inspiration!! The husband and I are not huge crowd fans...so we have always gotten pizza and taken it home :)

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  7. I saw those cookies on Pinterest. I think I'll make them for my girlies' 10th birthday party this weekend. Also, you find the best and cutest stuff, Hannah. So great.

    I agree with Mandie about sleep. Praying for you!

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  8. i hope you get a good nap today and that your boy doesn't throw a mouth full on the floor!

    um, that is about the cutest vtine banner i have ever seen. EVER! definitely heading over to read about those cookies. i'm kicking myself for not eating sweets this month. i think i might quit and give in. : )

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  9. those cookies look delish!
    i bought the happy modern set from life made lovely i thought they'd be most suitable for my 5th grader. LOL after this year he wont have anymore school valentine parties *tear*
    xxO

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  10. Agree with the cupcakes idea. I made a different idea of Valentine's cupcakes a few days ago. Kids loved them! I saw the bugs, too. I am making those for my kids for sure!!

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  11. Hmm, so this spitting water (or sometimes in our case milk) stage lasts this long?! AHHH!!!! Well, Milan takes a big sip and then lets it dribble down his chin till he's soaked and then yeah...

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  12. love valentines day. love those cookies (easy peesy) love the above story on spitting water. it's soooooo much funnier when it's not your kid, you know ;)
    <3

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  13. I love the bug jar idea - so cool and so different!

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  14. Those plates and that banner are amazing!

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  15. i love the bug idea! thanks for sharing ;)

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  16. Those cookies look wonderful!!
    Hoping you sleep tonight.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  17. You find the coolest ideas, and those cookies have my mouth watering. And as for the no sleep thing...here I sit at 3:00 a.m. commenting on blogs because I can't sleep.

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  18. Hannah this looks lovely! I'll be thinking about your sweet party while I'm chatting with your sweet niece. :) xoxo

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  19. On Valentine's day I think I might fix my family a nice dinner. For the first night in a while we will all be home with NO plans. So, maybe I'll fix them something special. Or maybe we'll just order pizza so that I don't have to cook at all!!! :)

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  20. I made the banner and LOVE it!! Those cookies are adorable and sound easy--thanks for sharing--hope you're feeling better: )

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  21. inspired, every last bit, and i am totally bonkers for those buggy valentines! they will be perfect for my nine year old's class.

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  22. You are going to have to teach Elijah how to do a spit take!! :) It's fun, I promise. http://thoughtsonthesethings.blogspot.com/2011/08/spit-take.html

    Love those little love bugs. Great idea.

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  23. This is great! I hope you have a good V day.

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  24. I love all of your treats... and wish I was there to partay with you.;)
    Hope you've been able to get some rest.
    Happy Valentines.
    love_ love to you.

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  25. those valentine's cookies look delicious, and because they lack chocolate, i'd be less tempted to eat. them. all.

    i don't have small v-day plans. i made a banner. i'll make some cookies. maybe my kids will get heart shaped muffins for b-fast? maybe. probably. maybe i'll leave them love notes. okay i will. but that is it. my husband and i will exchange the customary v-day candy bar, give each other a smooch, and call it good. i'm so good with that.

    enjoy your party.

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  26. Those cookies look phenomenal! I can't believe Valentine's Day is almost here! Eekk! You have such great ideas here! I love the little book page banner too!

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  27. Those bug jar valentines are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E

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