How about a walk down memory lane? Here are a bunch of valentines/love themed posts from the New Nostalgia archives. Enjoy!
Our family tradition is for the kids to wake up to a breakfast table full of treats and small gifts. Sugar for breakfast on Valentines day!! Todd gives the girls a few bucks to spend on me for Valentines Day. They get so into it, I always love to see what they chose for me.
This mosaic Valentine coloring pages post is one of the most popular with google search engines. It has been viewed many, many times on the blog. Who would have thought it would be so popular? My youngest just came in the room and said “Ooo, I remember that! I want to color that when I get home from school.” For the link and 4 more designs to choose from, click here.
White Chocolate Raspberry Valentine Bites–this is the perfect snack for little ones to have on Valentines Day, or even for a loved one to wake up to for breakfast!
Healthy Valentine Chocolate Mudballs. They make great gifts for co-workers or
! My youngest girl had so much fun helping me make these last year. It is an easy, 6- ingredient recipe
Healthy Chocolate Mudballs
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Cook the peanut butter on honey over low heat until melted. Add remaining ingredients. When cool enough to handle roll into ooey gooey mud balls.
This batch made 12 balls, next time I will double the recipe.
For many people, Valentines Day can be a drag.
A reminder of what you don’t feel.
A reminder of a desire that has not been granted.
A reminder that even if you have a love, they will never fulfill the void.
A reminder of a heart that is broken.
If you are one of those people, I want you to know that
YOU ARE LOVED
you many, many love letters. Here is one that puts a few of His many words towards you and me, into one. Below is a taste, click through to read and listen to the entire
Fathers Love Letter.
…You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1…
Going Green Valentines Holders. These are made from paper grocery sacks. They are really cute, and once the stencil is made, quite easy for little ones to trace, cut and make a little work of art on the inside. For older kids, it is fun to tuck a dollar bill or 2 inside. For co-workers or teachers, a gift card fits!
Homemade Valentine Gift Bags made from envelopes! These are really cute, perfect size for little treats or gift cards. You can send the envelopes through the printer and print whatever your heart desires on them. Use any fun ribbon for the handles.
Homemade Valentine Treat Containers. These are so fun and my girls LOVED making them. Pretty printed paper and stickers make this a super easy project. Put toys, money or treats inside. Even just a little love note would be great, too!
Last but not least, Chocolate Fudgy Buttons! We make these whenever a quick, sweet treat is called for. They taste amazing, you would never know they only take minutes to make!
4 Tbls butter or margarine
3 tsp. baking cocoa
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. milk
4 Tbls creamy peanut butter
In a small saucepan, melt the butter; remove from heat. Add cocoa and mix well. Stir in sugar. (will be quite thick) Add milk and stir until smooth. (you will feel like you should add more milk- don’t. The peanut butter will make it creamy and perfect) Add peanut butter and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; roll into balls and flatten with your thumb.
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Traditions?