Valentines day

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Goodies!

If you are like me… you are crazy busy and don’t have a ton of time to do elaborate craft projects (even though I LOVE them). I love holidays, and I love to give little gifts to my friends! So here are a few little last minute things you can do to make someone’s Valentine’s day last minute.

About 7 pm last night I decided I wanted to make a few things for my lovely friends for Valentine’s day.

So I headed to the grocery store and here is what I threw in my basket.

Two cake mixes… One devil’s food, one red velvet.

Two cans of white vanilla frosting

A tub of red edible glitter (On sale for 75 cents I couldn’t resist!)

One box of cupcake papers

Sounds pretty easy right?! Right!

I ran home and mixed up the cake mixes.

A little tip… If you aren’t the biggest fan of the taste of red velvet cake… add an extra teaspoon of vanilla to the batter.

To make the devil’s food a little more fancy I add a tablespoon of instant espresso (prepared, not just the powder).

I got the batter in to the paper lined muffin pans and let them cook.

While they were in the oven I looked around my craft box to find some red and pearl white card stock.

I cut a few dozen little hearts with the intention of putting them on the tops of my cupcakes.

Card stock hearts for decorations!

Card stock hearts for decorations!

After the cupcakes come out of the oven it is imperative that they cool completely before you frost them. If they are sill warm your frosting will melt right off.

Using a pastry bag, I just piped a little of the store bought frosting on to the lovely, fluffy little cakes.

And here is the finished product!!

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Everyone will be getting one of these and one of the cards featured on yesterday’s blog!

Don’t forget the folks at your go to coffee shop! They deserve a little something too!

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Valentine’s day crafts

Well, the day of pink, red, hearts, and roses is upon us! For those of you who like to get a bit crafty here is what I spent last night doing!

DIY Valentines Day cards

DIY Valentines Day cards

I don’t know about you… But I almost never find cards in the store that I like.  I usually end up making my own. Thanks to some seriously incredible bloggers I found some adorable free printables on pinterest!

Links for all of the printables are at the end!

All you need for these adorable cards are…

Some blank greeting cards. (I stock up on these when they go on sale at my local craft store… I can get about 100 for $5.00)

Some adhesive photo corners

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Markers in assorted colors.

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You can then customize your cards for all of your loved ones!!

DIY Valentines day cards

DIY Valentines day cards

Here are the links for the images!

http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2015/01/free-valentines-day-prints.html

http://pizzazzerie.com/holidays/freebie-valentines-day-art-prints/

http://lollyjane.com/valentines-day-free-printables/

Happy Valentines Day!!!