• Crafts,  Holidays,  Photography

    We Love You Photo Gift Free Template

    This picture collage would make a super cute gift anytime, but it’d be especially great for Valentine’s Day! We made it for the boys’ grandma on her birthday last year. As you can see, there was some sillyness with the picture taking, but that made it even cuter in my opinion! I chose a different background for each of my boys, so that there would be some contrast between their pictures. We took them in the same room, though, so the lighting was similar. Then I put the pictures all together in Photoshop, printed them, and put them in a frame. It turned out cute! If you have Photoshop, you…

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  • Cards,  Holidays

    Family Valentine Card Template

    A couple years ago we took a bunch of Valentine’s Day pictures, and I put together this cute printable Valentine for our family.   It was a cute way for the boys to say “We Love You”.   I’m making the Photoshop file for the card template available for you to download here for free. You’ll need the appleberry font for the “Happy Valentine’s Day” heart, or choose a favorite font of your own! Get some ideas for pictures from my post here. Have fun creating and photo taking!

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  • Holidays,  Photography

    Valentine’s Day Picture Ideas

     For the past several years, I’ve tried to take a picture of the boys for Valentine’s Day and we send it to family. It’s a fun way to remind them that we love them. This is this year’s picture. The actual picture took less than five minutes. I’ve learned that the quicker the better when taking photos of the boys as they lose interest (there may have been a candy incentive for them this year…yeah, I’m not above bribes). Last year, Big Brother just wasn’t feeling the whole  picture thing, but Little Brother was crazy about this! This one wasn’t easy and is VERY edited, but I thought it turned out…

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  • Cards,  Holidays

    School Valentines For Boys

    Big Brother has been in school for several years now, but this will be the first year that both boys will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at school. We’ve done a few cute Valentine’s over the years, and I thought I’d share some of our School Valentines for Boys!   This “I Am Wheelie Glad We’re Friends” Valentine is one I made in 2015 in Big Brother’s 2nd year of preschool. You can find the free printable I designed here. Big Brother added stickers, we wrote his name on them, and they were good to go! I like how they can be attached to the Hotwheels package without taking the cars…

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  • Cards,  FreePrintable,  Holidays

    Valentine A Day [14 Day of Valentines]

    When I first started blogging, one of the first things I found and tried on another blog was 14 Days of Valentines. It’s a cute and easy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AND it can also be fairly inexpensive too! I haven’t done it in several years but decided to go for it again this year and started last Friday on February 1st with some simple (and sometimes silly) Valentines for my husband. It’s not too late though! You can throw some of these together quickly and get started right away! First, if you’re anything like me, you need a plan, so I made this “Valentine A Day” printable, so…

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  • Cards,  Holidays

    Fast and Easy Toy Car Valentine

    Big Brother is in his second year of preschool, and this year they’re having a Valentine’s party. Naturally, we wanted to come up with a fun Valentine! I wanted something cute but also something that he could contribute to. There are 12 other kids in his class, and I knew he could lose interest quickly, so I kept it simple. He loved the idea of giving his classmates Hotwheels, so I made a simple design with the phrase “I Am Wheelie Glad We’re Friends”. He decorated them with Valentine stickers and markers, and I fastened them to the Hotwheels card. Simple, quick, and fun! Make Your Own Hotwheels Valentines: Print…

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  • Crafts,  Holidays,  Home Projects

    {No Cost} Valentine’s Day Mantel

    I am having so much fun with the mantel in our apartment! I didn’t post it here on the blog, but if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen part of my Christmas mantel. That one was a lot of work! I love decorated mantels so much that in our old house I considered having a faux mantel. I wanted to go with something simpler for Valentine’s Day. Oh, and another requirement? I didn’t really want to spend anything. So I went on a little Valentine’s treasure hunt around the apartment and on Pinterest. Here’s the result! Here’s a rundown of how I put it together: I found this cute “love” printable…

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