Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Yesterday I started putting up some valentines decor around the house and I was getting all the feels…I love valentines day and I got to thinking about this time last year.  Making V-day cards with Miss S while feeling Ellie dance on the inside.  #Bittersweet

We are for sure going to make some valentines craft cards for Miss S’s friends at school and maybe add a pencil or some stickers to the card.  I really love this bonding time her and I get to share + doing something creative is a bonus.

I know the Mister is probably wondering what to get for me / his girls this year.   I think the girls will be pretty happy with a heart shape balloon and some lolly pops.  As for me I’d love some light pink/pastel pink flowers (roses or carnations – not picky), I’d also LOVE to spend some quality alone time with him doing an activity (even something simple like grabbing a coffee and holding hands walking around the mall but axe throwing would be awesome too! lol).  Although if I am being honest, there is one thing I’d really like / need: it’s to have all my Tiffany & Co jewellery pieces cleaned and polished :) LOL :P

I thought I’d share some gift ideas and as you can see totally gravitating to everything light pink, pastel pink and pale pink.  Even though I don’t need any of this stuff – it’s always fun to look at the menu and get some fun ideas.

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Purse | Off the shoulder sweater Workout leggings Bangle | Clarisonic | Nail Lacquer | Nike Rosherun | Dress

A little more valentines celebration

As the weather is starting to warm and get spectacular outside – I almost forgot that I had a few last #Vday pix to share.

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This year I got SPOILED by the hubz when he had these flowers delivered to me (I was #WFH).  We then enjoyed our annual valentine’s dinner of fried chicken, bisquits and gravy with mash.  I was a happy laaaadddyyy :P

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The weekend prior I decided to do a valentine’s breakfast for my #fambam.  Heart shaped pancakes, heart shape strawberries, whip cream and some blueberries (the hubz fav).

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AAaaannnnndd I promise that is ALL for all of our vday celebrations this year :) #IPromise!!

Preschool Valentines Ideas

Hope everyone enjoyed valentines with their loved ones, their kids, families, lover(s), fav bottle of wine ;)

This past weekend, Miss S and I worked on preparing the valentine’s goodies for her friends at preschool.

I know when I was growing up that giving a one sided card was the norm but I wanted to do something special.  I see most of the children in her class everyday (either at drop off and pick up) and I know that Miss S really considers her classmates her friends just by how much she talks about them :)

And, taken that we didn’t do ANYTHING for Christmas (other than gifting her teachers with something special) I figured we could go a little overboard for Vday!

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We packed some #AllergyFree goodie bags with pencils and stickers.  The kiddo DIYed her valentines cards by gluing (or in her words “gueing”) a few hearts onto a card that I prepared (pretty quick and easy: fold a regular printer paper and a pink construction paper 3 times to create 8 parts/cards, cut each section and then glue the white sections to the pink sections – as seen above).

The activity was a great way to practice patience (for both of us – ha!), fine motor skills and counting.  I asked her to count 3 hearts per card, then she had to practice using a glue stick (something I know loves doing lol).

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Yes…we do EVERYTHING in this highchair!

The activity was a success and she really got into the grove of making her cards as she would keep asking me “who is one this for”? :)

Pinterest has some really cute valentines ideas like this, this and this.  I think these might be great I ideas for next year and to get Miss S even more involved.  (Well as long as she is still into it!)

Valentine’s #LookBook (Toddler edition)

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Valentine’s is just around the corner….♥

I’ve planned a cute (read: super easy with lots of hearts) breakfast for my little fam bam.  The kiddo’s preschool valentine’s are almost ready to go. Aaaaand I hope the hubz got my flower order correct ;)

Outside of that, thought I’d share some sweet toddler outfit ideas for valentine’s.  I particularly love the red cold shoulder top and the idea of pairing that with the tinniest pair of distressed boyfriend denim!

And of course we always need to add just another tulle skirt dress and graphic tee to our collection!