Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Love

Every year I just keep it low key for Valentines Day...until the day before.  Then I decide I should do loads of wonderful treats and surprises for the ones I love most.  Being the day before however, time is not on my side.  Here's what I came up with!

Who doesn't have the staples for Rice krispie treats in the pantry at all times?  (Okay, I didn't...I had to make a run to the store for marshmallows)  Still, basic enough for my plans.  The Rice Krispie Hershey Kiss was super easy.  Take a ball of the mixture, while it's still warmish.
 Mold it the best you can into that Hershey kiss shape.  This step is much easier with slightly wet hands.
 Wrap it it plastic wrap to keep it from getting dry and hard and less yummy.
 Then wrap it in aluminum foil.  I found it was easiest to wrap one whole side, then the other.  Then fold the rest under; all the while shaping and smooshing to your liking.
 Add a little tag of loving words,
 then hide it and sneak it into husbands lunch on Valentines Day!
For the kids heart rice krispie treats I just used a muffin tin I have in heart shapes, but it would be easy to hand mold hearts for this too.  I added some red hots into the little bag, tied it with ribbon and added a note.  I hid these and will slip them into the kids lunches.   Just enough for me to be so excited for the day of love!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love potion

 I found this love potion label in October on my hunt for apothecary labels and I knew it would make its way into my Valentine decor.  (Check out for the label, it's from her Halloween apothecary labels.)
  I simply filled a fun jar with water and red food coloring then glued the love potion label onto the bottle.  I added a little lace to the top.  I think it turned out pretty fun! 
These are the glasses from my Junior prom.  I haven't been able to part with them because it was my first date with my sweet hubby.  (ooohh...cute)  However, they are not something I want on permanent display so I get them out for Valentines Day.  Add some red hots, and a vase with ribbon and call it my Valentine Decor!