The closer we get to Valentine’s Day (yes, I know we still have a few more weeks), the more excited I am for it! It’s just fun to do spoil the people I love. Plus, how can you not love a day filled with pink and hearts?!?! It’s literally the most girly day of the year!!!
I am also super excited to share for this super cute Valentine’s idea, Love Bug Valentine Snack Cups!!!! These beyond adorable snack cups can be given as little gifts to the kids at your kiddos school or preschool!!! The perfect way to get festive with your kids!!!!
If your kiddos refuse mom or dads help, please swap the glue gun for kid-Friendly glue!!! I don’t want any little ones burning themselves unattended ;-)
Pink craft foam
Red fruit in Jello snack cups
Small sparkly pom poms
Large sparkly pom poms
Sparkly pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun
1. Begin by cutting out heart shapes from pink craft foam. These will be the feet of your love bug.
2. Turn the snack cup upside down and glue two eyes to one side of it.
3. Below the eyes, use a glue gun to attach a small sparkly pom pom for the nose.
4. Cut a sparkly pipe cleaner in half.
5. Glue the two pieces of pipe cleaner to the back of the snack cup and shape them into squiggles.
6. Glue a large sparkly pom pom to the top of each piece of pipe cleaner that you glued to the back of the snack cup.
7. Use glue to attach two heart shaped feet to the bottom of your upside down snack cup to form the feet of your love bug.
8. Let your Love Bug Valentine Snack Cup Sir until it is dry/cool.
Are your kiddos ready for Valentine’s Day?
Chicken wings have no flaws. I'll admit that. They are the perfect football snack -- greasy, full of flavor, and a fantastic vessel for ranch dressing (unlike those limp celery sticks that wings are forced to share plate real estate with). And every wing gives you that little unnecessary-but-still-welcome nudge to drink one of your favorite beers!!
Slathered in melted butter, garlic, and a whole lot of Parmesan Cheese, this classier take on wings makes them not only a football food, but one heck of a dinner party appetizer as well!
In a large bowl, mix together butter, garlic, and 1 cup Parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken wings in slow-cooker. Pour mixture over chicken wings and stir to coat.Cover and cook on high until cooked through, 3 hours.
Heat broiler. Take a baking sheet and pour wings onto it. Sprinkle with Parmesan and broil until crispy, 5-10 minutes.
Serve & Enjoy!
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It’s been a pretty sweet start to the year! Why, you ask? I found Truvia® Natural Sweetener on the shelf at my local grocery store!
found mine at Albertsons!
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“This post was sponsored by Smokey Bones. Regardless, all thoughts & opinions are my own.”
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Valentine’s Day is probably one of my favorite holidays to get crafty!!!! Hearts and pink galore!!! I just love spreading the love DIY Valentine’s!!!
You can make this Heart Filled Heart Card as a DIY card or as a lovely Valentine’s Day decoration for your home!!! It’s really easy to make and has that wow-factor that will impress anyone who glances at it.
The little swirls of paper look like beautiful roses!! The perfect flower to use for a Valentine’s Day craft.
Ready to make your own? Print the craft template below and get crafting!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
List of Supplies
1. Colored Craft Paper and white craft paper
3. Craft Glue
4. Pencil - to trace the template
5. Template (download below)
Take a small piece of colored craft paper and cut it into a spiral as like the spiral template.
Take the spiral paper and start to roll it from its outer edge.
Keep rolling the spiral pattern until reaching the center.
Apply glue on the center area of the spiral pattern, which now should be positioned below the rolled pattern. Press the roll with the center to make sure that it is secured and glued with the center part.
Similarly make around 20 rolled roses. You can create more if required to fill the heart pattern.
Prepare the card using any colored card paper other than white. Trace and cut out the heart pattern of the template from a white paper. Glue the cut out heart pattern on the front side of the card.
Now start to glue the rolled roses inside the heart pattern on the card. Start gluing the roses from the bottom edge of the heart pattern.
Glue the roses along the border, moving upwards.
Fill the heart pattern with the paper roses neatly. Once done filling the heart with roses, allow the glue to dry for a while.
Though this step is optional, you can also add a thin border around the sides of the card. Take 4 thin strips of colored paper and glue them along the sides of the card.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.