valentinesdaycookies

I love making Valentine’s Day treats, and over the years I’ve made many but these sugar cookies are by far my favorites. They bake up even and puffy (but not too puffy). They’re easy to decorate for any holiday, and they are the absolute best when you want a little kitchen project to do with your littles. Royal icing may seem a bit fussy, but it’s actually very easy to work with. It may take a little extra time to flood sugar cookies with icing, but the result is beautiful. And when you have kitchen “helpers” they’ll be extra proud […] Continue reading →

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I’ve always wanted a personalized cell phone case, but the ones that I’ve come across are not of the best quality. I need a bit of cushioning around my phone. With three kids and non-stop travel, bumps and bangs are bound to happen. My husband has a heavy-duty case that’s wind, water and dust resistant, but those aren’t so pretty. I need pretty ;). Last month I was approached by My Custom Case to try out their service to create my own personalized case for my iPhone. I searched through their huge selection of cases and if I’m being completely […] Continue reading →

celebrating-valentines-day-as-a-family

My five-year-old would be the first to tell you that February 14th comes with a selection of chocolate, some cut-out paper hearts, and probably a handful of glitter. But as a widely recognized holiday that celebrates l-o-v-e, I like to share in traditions that teach my daughter about caring for and appreciating the people in her life! Not to get all mushy on you, but what’s life without love, right? Today I’m sharing some of my favourite ideas for creating lasting Valentine’s Day traditions with your family! (And if you want to add a little chocolate into the mix, I […] Continue reading →

romantictravelideas

Classic books and historic literature are two of my favourite things in the whole world. Combine that with travel and romance, and you have an unforgettable trip of a lifetime! I spent a large chunk of my weekend researching towns, cities and counties associated with some of the world’s most famous love stories and came up with 7 incredible trip ideas. If you appreciate a good romance, you’re going to absolutely love these romantic trip ideas that would be ideal for Valentine’s Day! Visit Juliet’s house, take a walk through the infamous Sherwood forest, or perhaps you’d rather relive history […] Continue reading →

Heart Ravioli

What could be cuter or more thoughtful than a warm bowlful of heart-shaped pasta for a Valentine’s Day lunch? Sure there’s heart shaped sandwiches or other cookie cutter lunch creations, but homemade ravioli says “I love you” in an extra special way. True these take a bit more effort than your average lunch endeavor, but you can also make these ravioli ahead of time and cook them straight from the freezer! If you’ve never made homemade pasta before, let me tell you, you’re missing out. For a long time, I never considered making my own homemade pasta. It seemed so […] Continue reading →

LastMinValenDay

There are only two weeks left until Valentine’s Day, which means I am just getting started with my crafts and gift ideas for our family. My husband and I have never been big exchangers-of-presents for this holiday, but I find it more fun now with a child to have a day focused on celebrating all loved ones in our life — not just ones we’re “in love” with. Here are three cute brands offering up something love-ly for you this holiday! Hiho Batik has won me over with their handmade batik prints. You can even make your own design! How […] Continue reading →

valentines-day-mom

When we think about Valentine’s Day we think hearts, flowers, jewelry, and chocolate, right? And while I love all of those things (don’t get me wrong!) there are more creative ways to show mom just how special and loved she is this February 14th. Today I wanted to share some ideas for what mom really wants for Valentine’s Day this year — all easy to plan, and sure to please! Treat mom to a meal she didn’t have to cook! I love cooking for my family, and I’d never really begrudge the fact that I do it every single day, […] Continue reading →

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