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What to Wear for a Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot

Valentine's Day photo shoot

Hi, my name is Kristin and I'm absolutely terrible at getting holiday cards out in time. I had good intentions to make it happen last year, I really did. But, as per usual, life got in the way and I just didn't quite get my act together in time to make holiday cards happen. That being said, I didn't want to pass up on sending cards out completely. We received some lovely holiday cards, after all, and I definitely wanted to return the favor to our loved ones. So, I had a thought...

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Three Tasty Valentine’s Day Treats


I know it's another month until Valentine's Day, but this holiday loving girl needs something new to focus on. Bwah! And much like Christmas, I start celebrating heart day a wee bit early. Why wait until the holiday is nearly upon us before we start having all kinds of fun with it? So, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Valentine's Day treats for those of you who are jonesin' for a little early celebrating too! You can bet my family can expect some pre Valentine's Day treats and surprises in the...

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DIY Microphone Valentines with Hershey’s

Microphone Valentine

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  I'm feeling the love for Valentine's Day! This week, I helped Jake make DIY microphone valentines for some of his special friends. This was a great way to not only talk about how we can show our friends we care, it was also such a sweet way to spend a snowy afternoon. Of course, you know we incorporated some of our favorite treats such as the Hershey’s Kisses Conversation Candies and Reese’s Conversation Cups (you can find...

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Valentine Champagne Cocktail

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That loving holiday is around the corner and nothing says romance like champagne!  It is truly the ultimate romantic cocktail. So, I went about combining some of my most favorite libations into a pretty little Valentine Champagne Cocktail for this year. And, I think I came up with quite a lovely drink. I'm calling it the Lemon Kiss! I may not get to go out on the big night, but hey nothing is stopping me from whipping up this valentine champagne cocktail before dinner! I have these great champagne flutes I love to use whenever...

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Chocolate Train Valentine’s Day Basket

Hershey Valentine Basket

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Growing up, I always came to breakfast on Valentine's Day to find a little basket of treats or a wrapped present. It was such a fun way to start the day and get excited for the school parties and handing out of valentines. Of course now that the tables have turned, I want to make the day special for my boys. Having kids makes every holiday so much more fun. Oh...

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Valentine Fruit Heart

You might have noticed that Valentine's Day is a holiday that both Kristin and I just love! No pun intended. But we do! Maybe its that now its more about celebrating with our hubbies and making the day special for our children versus when we were younger and the day was a lot more anxiety filled. There is nothing quite like seeing the excitement over the little things with your child. Jake gets so tickled from even just a small gesture or holiday themed treat. This Valentine Fruit Heart is a cute way to start the day...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

gift tags

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Long before I met my darling hubs, my mom made Valentine's Day special for me and my sister by making us a special breakfast complete with a surprise at our seats. I've elected to carry on the tradition with my own family and relish preparing our Valentine's Day celebration. This year I'm really trying to channel my holiday expert mama and adding extra special little details to the surprises I hand out. And I'm starting with gift tags. By customizing a gift tag, I can dress...

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