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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day…

Last night we crafted all of our Valentines for the classrooms. 

My daughter decided to try this darling idea that we found on Pinterest…it took us a few tries to figure it out ~ but they turned out super cute!

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My ‘lil man’ hurt his arm the other day ~ so we tried to keep his crafting easy since he’s one handed (for a few days)…We used permanent ink for the stamps and filled each paper sack with a cola soda candy and tied a festive tag into a hole punch at the top.

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You may remember my post from last year sharing with you about the Valentine Fairy visiting our home?  You can read about it here…2011 Valentine Post.  Well, ‘she’ came again last night and did a little more decorating and gifting than I shared with you last week~ if you missed that post, you can go back to it here…2012 Valentine Post.

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I made these sweet “crackers” with empty toilet paper rolls and adorned them with tissue paper, heart doily’s and ribbon.  They were filled with little trinkets for each of the kids to wake up to this am.

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048Pink milk of course filled vintage milk jars with a polka dot straw, the cracker box and a box of chocolates.  (still have these for sale in the etsy store)

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This petite glass vase was found at Michaels this past week. I filled it with one of my very few blooming roses from the garden.

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036While my girls received initialed necklaces ~  I found this adorable pillow for my son saying “I love you more”…we have arguments weekly about who love who more…I think this means I got the last word…? at least for this week that is!  045

I hope that you all have a sweet day with your friends and family ~ I appreciate you coming by to take a peek at my blog today. 

To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

FYI ~Today is the last day of Etsy sale in my store using coupon code VAL12.

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16 comments:

Ginger Zuck said...

Very sweet Tracie. Love the initial necklace and the pillow is just too sweet!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

the love you have for your family is so very evident in the way you've so lovingly decorated your home and the sweet and simple gifts you make FOR them and WITH them. Happy St. Valentines Day to you sweet Tracie! :)

Trisha said...

What a fun Valentine's Day you have created! Love it all! Have a happy one!

~Trisha

Cat & Cricket said...

Tracie~ Happy Valentine's Day!
Love all you did!! How sweet and special... wish i had my kiddies with me!
xoxox
Cricket

poppilinnstudios said...

Happy Valentine's Day! What a fun way to celebrate.
-Lynn

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tracie
You sure look after everyone in the family for Valentine's Day. Cute crafts and festive decor.
Hope you had a fantastic day.
Judith

Red Gate Farm said...

How fun and special! I really love the "love you more" pillow. When my son was a preschooler I would say "I love you" and he would say "I love you more!" Thanks for reminding me of such a fabulous memory :)

~Chris

NanaDiana said...

Tracie-That is just so cute..the cards and the fairy and the decorations for the kids. Love it all! Happy Valentine's Day to you- xo Diana

GardenGirl said...

You are too sweet! Looks like you had an amazing Valentine's Day!

Happy <3 Day,

deb ;)

lynn said...

yay, fairie! it looks so cute, and i love your pillow, tracie!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love those crackers! What a fun day for your kiddos!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So glad to see a mom keeping the tradition alive of hand-made/homemade gifts for school! What a treat for your kids to be able to deliver such beautiful treats to their classmates! Hubby was down with the flu bug so our Valentine's Day will be Friday :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your made Valentine's day so special for your family, it shows in so many ways. You are special. Now following you on Linky.

Lydia said...

LOVE the Valentines crackers.

One can never use too much toilet paper- as long as we save the rolls)"-

The Porcelain Rose said...

Tracey,
Had to pop over and see what you've been up to.
Happy be-lated Valentine's Day!
I LOVE those stamped favor bags and the altered toilet paper rolls. Tooooo cute! I did the same thing for my two little nieces on Halloween. After decorating them up so cute I hated to give them away. They lasted about 3 seconds. LOL. Should have taken pic's.
You're so sweet!
xoxoxo
Elizabeth

very merry vintage style said...

What a fun idea--Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love Wednesday link party at Very Merry Vintage Style!
Mary