52 Things I Love About You

I made this for my boyfriend. It’s the most perfect gift for Valentine’s, Birthday, Anniversary, or just because…

I created a template using Adobe Illustrator, measured the size of the card and filled in the type within. Once printed on card stock, I cut out each square by hand. I glued them to the cards using a thin layer of basic mod-podge, but you could also use rubber cement for a faster drying time.

A few people have been asking if I hand wrote the sayings. I’ve decided to provide a link to the font I used, it’s called Mari & David

I recently was made aware of an original source to this project, I in no way ever took full credit for coming up with the idea myself, I just wanted to share what I made for my boyfriend. Details on how to make this craft can be found here: http://www.52reasonsiloveyou.com/

Valentine’s DIY

My birthday is on Monday, followed by Valentine’s day. This year I made goodie bags for a small birthday party i’m having on sunday. I sourced the craft supplies at my local asian dollar store, stickers, clips, really cute kraft paper with hearts on it and some simple white paper bags to hold all the items that I made. Inside the bags: homemade cookies, homemade banana chips, organic chocolate, and a small toy. If you’re curious about the font I used for the names, it’s called Kraft Nine.

Recipe Adventure: Nutella Brownie Bites

By NicoleAndrew

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I thought i’d post a recipe that’s super easy and fast, yet totally AMAZING. It will leave your Valentine begging for more!

When I found this recipe, I couldn’t believe how few ingredients it had. I thought, ya right, this can’t be good at all. Truthfully, they are the most amazing little cakes! Although, they don’t really have a true brownie texture, they are more like a super moist lava cake that melts in your mouth.

Normally i’d make these little cakes in a mini cupcake pan, but since it’s Valentine’s Day, why not try small heart shaped containers!


Ingredients:

1/2 cup Nutella
1 egg
5 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
Crushed Hazelnuts or Walnuts for topping (if desired)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a mini cupcake tin.
  2. In a large glass bowl mix the Nutella and egg together until smooth.
  3. Add the flour & cocoa powder, mix until completely incorporated.
  4. Spoon batter into mini muffin tin, until about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, less time is best for a more moist cake.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes (if you can resist the temptation)

*TIP – use a glass bowl, I mixed the Nutella in a ceramic bowl one time, it was harder to mix and harder to get most of the batter out of the bowl.

Holt Renfrew: Valentine’s Day Window Display

Thanks Holt Renfrew for having such an open minded and beautiful window display for 2011 Valentine’s Day.

There were several love scenes  in each window along the street, but this one stood out the most to me.

I especially love the cupid on the left, shooting love arrows, as well as the giant heart, which is made from vintage valentine cards.