Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentines Inspiration

Well hello there! Welcome to my new blog, where I'll now post all things creative - cooking, baking, crafting, etc. I have decided to reserve my Live Wholeheartedly blog for rambling discussing things that matter to me about life, love, faith, etc. and keep all of my craft posts in a separate blog altogether. I think it might make life a little easier (that is, if I ever get to the point with these blogs that I would like to and actually HAVE content in them, haha).

So on with my first post! I am just going to share a few pictures of things that I had over on my other blog which flow very well into the upcoming holiday - one of my favorites - Valentines Day! The holiday of love, hearts and all things pink and red!
The day you don't have to be ashamed to gush about the one you love!

Here are some things I've made in the past that would be great little gifts for any of the loves of your life - be they big or small :)

These are great little cookie bouquets and altered frappuccino bottles my friend Jessie and I made for our kids last year. They were fun, although getting those cookies on the sticks was a little aggravating, and it was so much fun to get to spend a whole day crafting with my best friend!

We used Starbucks Frappiccino bottles, added some pretty paper and filled them with chocolates for our kids and husbands. I love altering bottles/tins/'s so fun to think up different uses for them!

The cookie bouquets ended up REALLY cute - and tasty! But, they were a labor of love (which I guess is the point, right? Valentines Day is all about showing the love!). I am still amazed the cookies stayed on the sticks, frankly! They were a big hit though!

This was actually something I made for a friend's birthday - but it fits the Valentine theme so well that it would be a perfect gift for your mom, best friend, or teenage daughter! It's a spa-themed set, made from - what else - a 4-pack of Starbucks Frappuccino. I fancied up the box with scrapbooking paper, stickers, ribbon & other embellishments, painted the lids of the bottles and added a "label". So sweet! Of all of the things I've made...this is definitely up there with my all-time favorites!

I made spa-items for 3 of the bottles (L-R: Wild Berry Bath Salts, Milk Bath, Wild Berry Sugar Scrub) - and of course - no spa set would be complete without a bottle of delicious Dove Chocolate! What woman wouldn't love to receive this wonderful gift of pampering themselves?!

That's all I have for today - hopefully this weekend I'll be back this weekend to post some pictures of the craft I'm working on for Jessie's Valentine Craft party this weekend! We all had to make a craft, enough for each person invited. I made Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub! Can you tell I love bath products?? I can't wait to see what everyone else has made! We're making lots of tasty treats for the party and I will be sure and post some pictures of the party and all the goodies as well :)

Until next time - Love,


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