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Be Mine? Hallmark Valentine’s

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid, I used to love looking at each and every card that I received. The handmade cards were always the best. Now that I’m a parent, I’ve tried to help my daughter make special cards for her friends and family. But, now we have two small children, it’s just not possible for me to do handmade cards for every loved one. continued

Be mine? Valentine’s day gift ideas

This weekend, we met up with some good friends we hadn’t seen for a while. I knew we were going somewhere sunny and warm, so I thought we would dress up the girls, and take a couple pictures with our camera. But on the trip down, I realized that I left the camera at home. Sigh.

I turned to my husband, who has the newer iPhone, and said “We’ll have to take the pictures with your phone.” Sadly, he had also forgotten his phone. So we were left with my phone. Ok, fine, we’ll use my phone.

Our friend A is a budding amateur photographer, and loves to shoot all the time. He grabbed his camera, and just happened to take a few amazing pictures of our girls. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I wasn’t able to get it together I forgot our camera.

With these pictures, I was able to order several Valentine’s Day gifts. Here’s the mug design that I just ordered – I’m keeping this mug for myself!

York Photo is running a small a promotion you might want to take advantage of. You can get a photo mug for $1. Yes, a buck! I had to pay $5.99 for shipping, but $6.99 was worth it. Because these girls are cute. I also bought a couple re-usable photo tote bags too. These will actually be Valentine’s gifts for the grandparents.

In addition to the $1 mug and $2 tote bag offers, York Photo also has a $20 fleece blanket. Head over to their site if you want to see all their Valentine’s Day offers. Note that these offers are for new customers only.

* Disclaimer: This promotion is part of an affiliate program, which means I get a small portion of sales. However, all opinions are my own. So are the adorable kids. This promo was way too good to pass up! Hope you enjoy it as much as I know I will.

Minted.com Valentine’s Day card giveaway

Valentine’s Day is a lot of fun around here. I’m not so much into it as an adult but seeing it through the eyes of my little girl is wonderful. She is so excited to give her friends a little card to celebration their friendships.

Minted.com has some really great Valentine’s Day cards this year. They even have a new “classroom” Valentine’s Day collection. Minted.com is sharing their 2012 Valentine’s Day day card collection with us and one lucky reader will be getting 15 Valentine’s Day cards from their collection just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Here are a few of my favorites from their new classroom collection. These cards are perfect for any school age child and make it so easy for those of us that don’t have a lot of time to make cards on our own.

Would you love to win 15 cards from Minted.com? One lucky reader will win 15 Valentine’s Day cards of their choice. Here’s how you can enter to win:

Leave a comment below letting us know which Minted.com Valentine’s Day card is your favorite.

The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday,  February 3rd at 8:00pm PST. Please use a valid email address, this is how I will contact the winner. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY: Valentine’s Day heart crayons

DIY Crayon HeartsPinterest has left me wanting to do so many fun projects. I’ve been trying to think of a cute project to give the kids at pre-school for Valentine’s Day. Candy is not an option and I needed something that was gender neutral. I was really excited to see the perfect project, Crayon Hearts!

This was by far the easiest project that we could have done. I love that Em got to do about 90% of the work for this project. I just had to supervise and get them in and out of the oven. continued

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