Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine's Day Printables from Lauren McKinsey

That adorable Lauren McKinsey is at it again, this time with a sweet "I LOVE you" collection for girls!  Take a peek at some of the darling images from her blog, and be sure to scroll to the bottom for your FREEBIE!



Monday, January 27, 2014

Rainbow Loom Valentines

One word-- obsessed!  My daughter is obsessed with the Rainbow Loom.  It's no surprise that it was chosen as one of the hottest toys last year.  She and her friends spend hours each week, making the latest loom band designs, including cases for their Ipods.  (Yes, I'm serious!)  There are tutorials on Youtube for more than just bracelet and earring designs.  And frankly, as a mother, I love it!  Not only does my daughter fulfill her need to be crafty, but she's putting her math skills to use creating designs and patterns that are amazing!

Needless to say, when we started brainstorming ideas for Valentines this year, we did a Google search for "Rainbow Loom Valentines" and we found a couple of fun ideas by The Crafted Sparrow. The first is this adorable loom band printable Valentine's tag. The second is this equally as cute loom band printable Valentine card.

Be sure to stop by and give Rebecca of The Crafted Sparrow some love in her comment section or on her Facebook page.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Free Valentine's Day Printables from Lauren McKinsey

Eek!  Have you been following Lauren McKinsey's weekly printable collection releases?  She has some of the most adorable Valentine's Day collections out this month!  You won't want to miss them!  Plus, as always, Lauren is giving away something for FREE from each of her collections!

Go here to see all of the free goodies, and while you are there, check out these darling collections in their entirety!



Minecraft Creeper Valentines

If you have kids, you're probably more than familiar with the popular video & computer game called Minecraft.  Kids of all ages are obsessed with this pixelated game!

When my 6 yr. old son saw these free printable Minecraft Valentines from Over the Big Moon, he squealed with delight, and I knew we had found his Valentines for this year.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentines for Tweens

Hello all of you fellow mothers of tweens.  If your tweens are anything like mine, they might be struggling to come up with something suitable to share with their classmates on Valentine's Day.  Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing Valentines out there, both store bought and DIY.  However, when you get to be middle school age, there is a fine line between little kid cheesy and over-the-top cool. 
It's important for this age group to celebrate LOVE day (although few will admit it), after all, these kids are no longer worried about "cooties", but most pre-teens I know don't want to appear to have spent much time on their classmates' favors.
Thank goodness, Paper & Strings came up with this brilliant idea for embellished breath mint favors.  They are understated with just a hint of decoration, but definitely useful for every pre-teen.  You can print out your own free printables from their website.
We purchased our breath mints in multi-packs from The Dollar Tree and printed our printables on 8 pt. glossy cardstock at Office Depot.