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Our favorite breakfasts in bed + A Guide to Valentine’s!

As the national day of love quickly approaches, there is only one thing on our minds: breakfast in bed. For one day a year, we can look forward to hot coffee, pancakes, and maybe even a mimosa or two all while cozy under the covers. What could be better? If you're looking for some inspiration for the perfect breakfast in bed this...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquets

Flowers and Valentine's Day just seem to go hand in hand, but the blooms below will surely get you a gold star from your loved one. They say good things come in small packages, and these itty bitty bouquets snapped up by Ruth Eileen prove that point in the prettiest of ways. Oh, and you can whip these up in no time. Promise. Fresh flowers with small to tiny blossoms (think spray roses and wax flowers) Fresh...

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DIY Heart & Arrow Barrettes

Break out the sequins and dust off that glue gun ladies and gents because this DIY is too good to pass up. It's a sweet little something for your locks that we like to call the Heart & Arrow barrette. Or, for a fun twist, ditch the barrette and opt for a pin for a bit of Valentine's flare. No matter how you rock it, this one is a cutie. Barrettes...

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DIY Bubble Wand Valentine

We mustn't forget the kiddos (and the kid inside all of us) this Valentine's Day, so we've whipped up a little DIY that will not only keep your little ones entertained, but they are also pretty darn adorable too. Oh and easy, definitely easy. With just a few steps, you'll have a little valentine that will get everyone's stamp of approval. See more cuteness captured by Ruth Eileen ...

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DIY Arrow Treat Bags

If you're planning a sweet little something to gift for Valentine's Day, why not plunk those treats down in these treat bags? It makes chocolate or baked goodies all the more sweet and is super thoughtful without being labor intensive. So grab those leftover stripy straws from your last party and get to work on these Arrow Treat Bags; the perfect little something for all your favorite people.

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DIY Valentine Stamps

I think I use xoxo on a daily basis. It's my go to signature for all emails and a must for any Valentine's communication. So, of course, these stamps are next on the crafting list. A simple xo stamp to adorn your love day gifts. Or just because gifts. We like them for those too! It's as simple as foam, stickers and muslin bags with pretty sequins for a little added sparkle.

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DIY Painted Favor Bags

Valentine's treats are a must; maybe even more so than flowers. Try stuffing your chocolates, macarons and swedish fish in these favor bags made fab by The Shift Creative. Alexis is taking paint + paper and transforming it into the cutest hand-painted party bags we ever did see. Make these cuties a reality with the simple steps...

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DIY Fresh Floral Mandala Backdrop

Combining the uber stylish talents of The Shift Creative with the prettiest blooms by Lavenders Flowers, the idea for a fresh floral mandala backdrop was born. It's simple, seriously beautiful and all it takes are fresh blooms, a bare wall and a little time. It's taking the Valentine's party (or any event really) to a...

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DIY Modern Placemats

Black and white will always be in style and it's the perfect color palette for gussying up simple party accoutrements. Take these modern placemats for instance. They're part of The Shift Creative Valentine's party coming up in a bit and we're totally smitten. Make your very own version of these dotted, x'd and o'd paper placemats...

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DIY Floral Wall Sconces

We have a fresh take on a Valentine's Party coming up from the masterminds at The Shift Creative. It's infused with super approachable projects and a fun, modern feel. But first, we're tackling four of those DIY's starting with this floral wall sconce. With paper, paint and fresh flowers you can whip up the perfect decor to accompany a Valentine's...

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DIY Glittery Valentine’s Day Totes

Who doesn't love a good tote? They're the perfect gift. Going to the gym? Throw your gear in a tote. Picking up some goodies for dinner? Tote your spoils home in a cute little bag. Need an impromptu catch-all? Bingo! And why not make that tote glittery and decked out with x's and o's to gift to your faves this Valentine's. Grab the instructions for crafting your very own below! 2...

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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Candy-free Valentine Ideas

With allergies on the rise amongst kids and adults alike, the thought of dolling out candy and treats come Valentine's day tends to cause mild anxiety. With that in mind, this year we've set sights on coming up with unique, creative Valentine's, with nary a food crumb in sight! And we've got them all for you riiiiight here:...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Bouquet

This next DIY project falls under the "why didn't I think of that?" category. A do-it-yourself Valentine's Day Bouquet? It's kind of brilliant! Not only is it easier on the wallet, the lady (or gent) in your life is guaranteed to be swept of their feet as a result of your craftiness. Not crafty you say? Have no fear, Pollen Floral Design and Zac Wolf Photography are here to share...

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Rainbow Loom Valentine Bracelets

Most of you youngens might not have heard of this rainbow loom insanity. The latest trend in all things 5-12 year olds. So trendy in fact, that I think the trend might be over. This Valentine's Day, we figured we would put these little darlings to good use with a little heart day spin. Add a note to the bracelet that says "I would KNOT be the same without you" and you turned a trend, into a total keepsake. $14.99...

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“Wild About You” Valentines

Remember those little pill things that you drop into water and they magically transform into a sponge? Well. They still have them. And kids still think they are super cool. We found some safari varieties and tucked them into a little envelope that says "I'm Wild About You." I know. It's just too much. $9.97...

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“You Rule” Ruler Valentines

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet. $9.20 Wooden rulers $3.97...

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Valentine Coloring Cards

If you've ever spent any time with a four or five year old little girl. You know that they color. For hours. My daughter took one look at these custom Valentine's Day coloring cards and promptly went to work - all while begging to give them to her friends. So they got the Audrey seal of approval and my bet is that they will get your little one's as well! $5.16...

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Heart Puzzle Valentines

We're always on the hunt for candy free Valentine's that our little ones can bring to school. Or that we can make for our friends and tuck into their mailboxes to find on a whim. First we shared the Magnet "Stuck on You" Valentines and now, we're talking puzzles. Little handmade pieces of Valentine's...

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Chocolate Heart “Love” Cake

It's easy to pretend like Valentine's Day isn't the best holiday ever. It's the Hallmark Holiday. We get it. But I promise you one thing...if someone gave you this Valentine's Day Cake? We're thinking you'd give V-day a good old second chance. Plus it's super easy to make using boxed mix and pre-made frosting. And the result is the very definition of a smile. You want to bake your cake according to the boxes...

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