7 “Must Have” Hair Accessories for Girls

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Girls are so much fun!  I love doing my girls hair but not spending hours on it.  The best way to add that touch of cuteness…and dress up any hair style is to add cute accessories.  We have loved getting to know The Sunshine Shoppe Supply!  I am in love with their hair accessory supplies.  The best part…you can create your own with the many lovely bits and pieces.  Here are some of my favorite “must have” hair accessories for my girls…ages 5 & 8!  My 8 year old agreed to model…she’s a gem. We are also thrilled to be giving away 4  $25 gift cards to the Sunshine Shoppe Supply !  Don’t forget to enter down below! 1st “must have”-  Headwraps: Right now we are loving headwraps.  These are so great for a quick on-the-go look, especially early mornings.  My daughter also loves to wear them to dance or other sport activities.  They also look really cute with a top [Read More…]

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Valentine Redbox Wrappers

Valentine Redbox Wrappers

The Christmas Redbox printables were a huge hit, so by popular demand we are back with a Valentine version! There are 4 different Valentine Redbox wrappers to go along with our favorite movie treats. You can purchase Redbox codes straight from their website in quantities of 5, 10, 20 or 50. Have the codes emailed to yourself and then write the codes on the wrappers. If you want more detailed instructions of how to buy the codes, I’m going to refer you back to the Christmas post. The price of Redbox rentals has gone up to $1.50, so it will cost $7.50 for 5 rental codes. And a box of theater candy is around $1, so you’re looking at $2.50 for each. How well do you know your friends? If you’ve gone to a movie with them, you’ll probably be able to guess what their favorite movie watching treat is! If it’s the stickiness of Milk Duds then download this [Read More…]

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Valentine Version of Don’t Eat Pete

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“Don’t Eat Pete” is a favorite game at our house!  We love playing it for family night.  I made a “Valentine Don’t Eat Pete” version to play this week!…Don’t Eat My Heart! Sharing a free printable for you!  Print (8×11.5). Directions: Place one valentine candy (mini conversation hearts, m & m’s, & skittles are good ideas for candy) in each square of the “Don’t Eat My Heart” Sheet. Send a child away from the room and have the remaining children choose which Heart will be “Pete”.  Have the first child come back and begin eating the valentine candy on each heart, one at a time. As soon as the child tries to pick up the candy that is on the “Pete” Heart, everyone yells, “Don’t eat my Heart!!!!” Let each child have a turn and refill the game board with Valentine treats.  Repeat this again and again! This is also a great game for Valentine class parties, family parties, or [Read More…]

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Valentine Mantle Inspiration

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Sharing lovely inspiration today for Valentine’s Day Mantle Decor Ideas.  I love Valentine’s day…and my kids love it when we decorate. I found this mirror at Hobby Lobby (use that coupon)…and spray painted it white!  (It was black) I made this heart felt wreath a few years ago!  I love the tutorial on the Idea Room.  Amy is a craft genius!  It was therapeutic to make…and I love all crafts with felt, easy to cut! I found this sparkly tassel garland on Oriental Trading…and I made an XOXO banner to go on top with my Cricut Explore.  I found sparkle paper from the Target One Spot to use for the banner letters. I don’t discriminate against cute! Where do you look for Valentine mantle inspiration? Next…I added a gold foil heart into a red picture frame…And, some glitter & sequined hearts in a jar! I made little red felt poms to add to the top of my silver candlesticks.  Love [Read More…]

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Valentine’s Day Scattergories

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We’ve shared these fun Printable Scattergories games this year and we are excited to share our Valentine’s Day Version!  A great game for those Class Valentine Parties, thinking about the month of LOVE…from A to Z! (Personal Use Only Please-Download property of Crafting Chicks LLP) Rules: To play Valentine’s Day Scattergories, set a timer and work as fast as you can to list a Valentine’s related word for each letter before the time runs out. When scoring, you get 1 point for every word that no one else chose for that letter. Highest score wins! Pin It

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Homemade Brownies and Gelato


This post is sponsored by Luncbox.  All ideas are my own. One of my favorite things to do for Valentine’s Day dinner is prepare a yummy dessert for my husband.  This year I am going with Homemade Brownies and Mint Chocolate Gelato.  My husband LOVES mint chocolate gelato and I love adding warm homemade brownies to anything. Here’s the yummy Brownie recipe. Save Print Homemade Brownies and Gelato Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins Ingredients 2 squares of butter or margarine (melted) ½ cup cocoa 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 t. vanilla 1½ cups flour Instructions Melt the butter and then add the cocoa. Stir in 2 cups sugar. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla and flour. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan for 30 mins at 350. 3.2.2925 I felt like this dessert will give us a new reason to spoon: Breyers Gelato Indulgences. (Get it!?! SPOON!!) We are always trying to find [Read More…]

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Valentine Cupcakes

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Sharing some yummy Valentine Cupcakes today! I love cupcake toppers…such an easy way to add some spice to holidays and parties.  These mini chalkboard tootpicks are from Target’s One Spot…for a dollar!  So cute! We wrote on each mini chalkboard with a chalk marker…and added little Love quotes. Just add pink and red sprinkles! If you aren’t able to get to Target – or they are out – these would be so easy to make. Just cut a square out of black paper and hot glue onto a toothpick and decorate with a chalk marker! Pin It

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Valentine Class Party: 10 Center Ideas

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Are you in charge of the Valentine Class Party this year?  Today I’m sharing 8 Party Center ideas that kids will love ages pre-k & Elementary. 1.  Valentine Bingo- This is always a hit at any party and the kids will love this “Conversation Heart BINGO” for your Valentine Class Party.  Bring bags of mini conversation hearts, m & m’s, skittles…or other mini Valentine treats to use as markers. 2. Valentine Heart Match Game- My kids LOVE memory matching games!  This heart one is adorable.  I love the big…chipboard patterned hearts.  This is a fun game to have in a Valentine Class Party Center. 3. Heart Ring Toss- 4. Conversation Heart Twister 5. Dart Board   6. Valentine Holder Craft 7. Don’t Eat Pete 8. Valentine Hedbanz 9. Valentine Scattergories 10. Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe

21 Free Printable Valentines on The Crafting Chicks

21 Free Printables Valentines on The Crafting Chicks - Oh my kids are going to love these! And I love how easy they are!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it.  We’ve made it super easy for you this year. Here are 21 Free Printable Valentines from The Crafting Chicks! Just click, print and deliver! It doesn’t get easier than that! *All Valentine printables are for personal use only.* Leaping Lizards!  It’s Valentine’s Day! Valentine… You make my heart SOAR! Valentine… Let’s CONNECT! Valentine… Don’t Stress! Healthy Valentine Printable Bite Size Valentine Printable Valentine… You are Sugar & Spice & everything nice! You knock my SOCKS off Valentine! You are the SPRING to my step Valentine! Valentine… Let’s STICK together! Valentine, you QUACK me up! Here’s a little SUGAR RUSH for my Valentine CRUSH! You are EXTRA awesome Valentine! Don’t burst my BUBBLE, be my Valentine! LEAPING over to say, Have a HOPPY Valentine’s Day! Valentine… I think you are really SHARP! Valentine… you a-MAZE me! Valentine… you’re my favorite fish in the sea! Put a RING on it Valentine! Hugs & [Read More…]

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