Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there are so many great ideas out there. I came across a Candy Cupid Arrow Pin from Creative Capital B that I thought it would be great for friends. I of course took my own spin on it and used Hi-Chew instead of gum and used Dove chocolates.
Here is my dilemma: I would like to make my hubby a gift for Valentines Day but I don’t want it to be centered around candy. My hubs and I have set a goal for ourselves to improve our diets and try to lead a healthier life. For us this includes no added sugar. Despite the fact that candy is my favorite food group (I might be related to Buddy the Elf) and Valentines Day is a major candy type of holiday, I want this Valentines Day to be centered around activities and gifts that you can’t eat.
Out of all the pins I’ve tried this one is definitely ranked number 1 as most time consuming. So I must warn anyone reading this that if you attempt this pin make sure you have 4 friends who really love you and will help. Or have a comfy chair and a show to binge watch while you do this. I ended up watching the whole 4th season of Homeland. (Carrie is crazier than ever).
This project was inspired by the many yarn wrapped letters that are all over Pinterest. I decided to take this idea in a different direction by wrapping mini letters in burlap ribbon. Great idea, right? Well… not quite. The finished project looks great but to be honest the process of completing this project was a pain in the neck. As much as I like the look of burlap, the little holes make great spots for hot glue to seep through and burn fingers. After I completed this project I told Jillian to remind me how much I dislike working with burlap next time I have another “great idea”. Of course I’ll probably quickly forget about my pain and will do another project with burlap soon.
Do you like working with burlap? Do you have tricks or a favorite adhesive that you use when trying to stick burlap to other materials? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
My boyfriend Ben LOVEEESSS Jalapenos and anything spicy. So when I came across a Jalapeno Popper Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything with over 4,000 pins I had to give it a try. Seeing how Christy used crescent rolls also inspired me to think of other great ways I could use it. Maybe a pulled pork recipe or buffalo chicken next? Who knows, but this recipe is definitely worth a try.
Why not celebrate the little things? This project will help you remember all the good things that happened over the year. Starting January 1st, write all the good things that have happened to you on little pieces of paper and stick them in a container. These could be accomplishments, funny moments… any memories worth saving. Then, on December 31st open the jar and read all the amazing things that happen to you in 2015.