Valentine Roundup: Gifts & Homemade Valentine

posted on: 2.05.2014

Today I'm guest posting on the beautiful and creative blog, West Coast Capri, and sharing my favorite Valentine gift ideas for you and your little one! I had such a hard time narrowing it down, so I've decided to share the rest here too. Does it mean I'm cheesy if I'm drawn to this kitschy holiday? Oh well. Between my picks there, where I share my absolute favorite perfume (which your husband will thank you for!) and here you should be set!
^Visit West Coast Capri to see my picks above ^

Here's what I didn't include... For You!

For The Little!


For Tate's school this year they aren't making Valentine boxes, and although she doesn't seem to mind I was almost in tears. Okay not really. But really, that is like one of my very favorite things to do with her! Sometimes I think they take too much fun out of holidays at school these days. 
If you're looking for ideas, here's what we did for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

 2013: Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box . This little image has been pinned 1,400 times! Gosh though, if we had to do another one this year I might want to re do the same one. It's so so easy.

2013:  I wooly willy like you Valentine (great for a non candy idea!)

Happy Valentine's Day! 
xo Chelsea

Easy Peasy Valentine's

posted on: 2.13.2013

Very last minute I saw on my friends Instagram this darling idea for a Valentine basket. Her hashtag was #tooktwentyminutestops. I was sold! Twenty minutes is about the time I have before I start to get annoyed with a craft:) I think that's a good limit for a kid too. I want to make it clear that I didn't think of this idea, I'm only sharing it, because I thought it was so clever, and surprisingly super easy.
All you need is: 
basket- dollar store
4 stripey straws- hot glued to basket, then lightly (after the initial heat is gone) glued to the balloon.
Doilly or Pastry Trim- I cut the tops off heart shaped doilies to form the scalloped bottom of the trim and then trimmed it with wash tape, and secured it all with double sided tape. My friend used Pastry trim, which also looked adorable. 


 I WOOLY WILLY like you, Valentines!

I walked past these great past time toys at Michaels this week and couldn't pass them up for Valentines. Each was $.99. Too funny, and so simple. If you're good on the computer (which I'm not) you could make it even easier and just print out tags to tie on. I bet you could make 20 valentines in 10 minutes.

Happy Valentine's Week to you and yours! XOXO

Homemade Valentine

posted on: 2.14.2012

Do your kids pass out homemade Valentine's? I think they're so fun! If I could get away with passing them out to my own friends, I would. I love them that much. I hope Tate and the boys always want to make them. Something tells me the days will be short though. This year ours came together quite on a whim, and I'm proud to say at a total cost of $1. We bought the whistle's, and had everything else at home. The idea started out as just the saying, and the whistle. Then adding the faces came to us. Tate had a blast glueing the faces on, and thought the googly eyes were so funny! What is it about googley eyes?

 Carefully deciding which Valentine should get which Valentine.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello there Hot Lips

posted on: 2.14.2011

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!
Our day is pretty relaxed... preschool Valentine party for Tate, school for Wy, errands for me.
But we do have fun plans after to make the best-ever Valentine sugar cookies, decorate & deliver to loves. We already indulged a bit this weekend too with heart shaped, red velvet pancakes! Yum.

Tate was SO excited to go to school this morning and pass out her homemade Valentine's. She thought it was hysterical what her card said:) And of course, bouncy balls are way cool, so she was sold. 
She signed the back of each one, and took them all very proudly to school.
I must say, I will look forward to doing this with her every year. It was so fun and the anticipation of passing them out has been so exciting for her.

And what kind of mom would I be without a fun sandwich, heart toothpicks, and delicious pocky for lunch? Who knew toothpicks would be such a hit. I shall use them for everything now:)

Homemade Valentine idea, found here, and it was so easy.
See our previous Valentine ideas here, and here.

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