I Heart Valentine’s Day Feature on HWTM

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Hostess with the Mostess featured this gorgeous Valentine's Day themed party a while back and I think it's only fitting we include it in our countdown to Valentine's Day posts. Enjoy the eye candy y'all! Click here for the entire post … [Read more...]

Jewelry

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The new James Avery catalog came in the mail the other day and I've flipped through it quite a bit since. I LOVE James Avery, always have. Ever since my Mom bought me my first charm bracelet when I was a little girl. The thing is, I can usually simply say "oooh that's pretty!" and forget about it... You see, I'm what you call frugal, because the word "cheap" sounds so harsh. I'm the first to tell people not to buy something unless they're absolutely in love. I hate spending money on the … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Date Night Attire

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Have you thought about what you'll where on Valentine's Day? Some of you may be staying home and celebrating with the kiddos, others may be heading out on the town with their significant other. Either way it's fun to wear something special on any holiday. Here are a few options I've been eyeballing over the past few weeks... Black and white polka dot dress from The Limited, paired with a ruby red cardigan and matching shoes would be fun for a dinner date. The LBD 'little black dress' with … [Read more...]

Chic E-Valentines

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The one and only Kate Spade has these super chic e-cards available to send to your loved ones for free. Please tell me you remember making these when you were younger? So fun! There are just a few of the super cute e-cards on her website. Click here to check 'em out! … [Read more...]

DIY Countdown Calendar

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Since this is the first birthday my Daughter is old enough to really get excited about, and because it's on Valentine's Day, I wanted to make her something extra special. All of the cute advent calendars I saw in stores and online this past Christmas inspired me to create a Birthday countdown calendar. The beauty of this calendar is it can be used for any holiday. If I wanted to switch it up for Christmas I'd just replace the hearts hanging in the top with ornaments and create new numbers for … [Read more...]

Write a Letter of Love

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I'm working on something really neat that I'll be sharing with you later this week. Or at least I think it's really neat :) For today's Countdown to Valentine's Day post I'd like to share with you an idea. A lot of people view Valentine's Day as a card company holiday, be that as it may, it's also an opportunity to let those closest to you know how much you love them. And, so, I suggest handwriting letters to each person that makes a difference in your life. Let them know that they are important … [Read more...]

Pinkalicious Dessert Bar

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Today's countdown to Valentine's Day post features a gorgeous dessert bar by the Amy Atlas, dessert table designer to the stars. Amy created this table scape for Better TV last year, the theme was “Love is the Key to my Heart." Did you notice the different colored cake cookies? You can make those using the recipe I posted yesterday from bakerella. Just use a little food coloring to get the shade you're looking for, or a strawberry cake mix instead of red velvet. Need to catch up on … [Read more...]

Bakerella’s Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

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Aren't these pretty? Let me tell ya, I've found and created some of the cutest most delicious posts for you leading up until Valentine's Day. Naturally I had to start with a recipe from the one and only Bakerella. She makes everything look so perfect and effortless.These red velvet sandwich cookies will be the perfect addition to any dessert table, or just a fun recipe to make with the kids. All you need is: 1 Box red velvet cake mix* 1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature 2 … [Read more...]