Conversation Heart Popcorn Snack for Valentine’s Day

Its hard to believe we are already in February of the New Year!  And you know what that means - its the month of love!  Everything seems to turn red and pink and worry about what to get that special someone.  If you are like me then you like to give homemade gifts for the big day.  There is just something extra special about hand making a gift for someone.  And I have the perfect homemade gift to make!  Its perfect for kids and adults and is very simple to make.  Check out how to make this fun conversation heart popcorn. You only need four ingredients to make this popcorn.  You will need: Popcorn [either air popped or from a bag] White chocolate bark Sprinkles Conversation hearts [sc:adsense ] Start by popping your popcorn and letting it cool.  Spread it out over a … [Read more...]

6 Winter Red Tablescapes

Winter can be a gray and dreary season and there's nothing like a big splash of vibrant red to bring a winter tablescape to life! Whether it's a Valentine's Day tea party, a winter wedding or a romantic dinner for two these winter red tablescapes will evoke feelings of romance and elegance. This Aspen Welcome Party is inspirational! I love the warmth of the twine and linen paired with the bright red tin cups and flowers. The red border on the tablecloth pulls it all together for this romantic western table setting featured on Style Me Pretty. If you're looking for a classic table setting that will impress your dinner guests, Got My Reservations' A Nice Italian Red is sure to set warm up the room. Serve up a scruption lazagna and finish off the evening with a homemade tiramasu and … [Read more...]

Hip Lace Table Runners and Other Modern DIY Ideas for Doilies

You know the old saying, what goes around comes around. What was once placed on our grandparent's side tables and buffets are now HIP again. I believe our grandmothers would be proud of us using doilies and lace in today's DIY projects. I've gathered six ideas, from amazing gals, that mix old-fashioned and modern to bring you home decor AND wearable art. /1/ Doily Table Runner - This table runner will make you want to raid Granny's linen closet. It is chic and old-fashioned all at the same time, made from multiple doilies simply hand-stitched together. /2/ Decoupage with Lace - Bowls, Cups, Vases...let your imagination run wild with this fun tutorial. /3/ Doily Light Fixture - This lamp gives such a beautiful illumination when lit, you'll wish you had one for every room. /4/ Doily Bib … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Things You Can Do With Beets

Beets have such a bad rep, but they are such a versatile vegetable. Or is it a root? Whatever it is, you can do some pretty neat things with them! Are you ready to see five amazing things you can do with beets? 1. Chocolate Beet Cake from Pastry Affair I can officially say that making a cake out of beets makes it delectably moist without even a hint of beet flavor. Kristin makes this chocolate cake look incredible. The only way you'd ever know it was made with beets is by the beautiful powdered sugar artistry on the top! 2. Beet Stamp by Edible Perspective Even if you don't like the taste of beets, you can still be quite creative with them! Ashley teaches us how to hand carve a beet to make sweet homemade cards. What a great conversation starter that card will be! 3. Baked … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Decorations for Romantic Atmosphere

Romance = Love + Atmosphere . If you want to bump up the romantic quotient of your home?  It's an easy equation... You already have the love in your home, so all you need to do is add the right atmosphere. But how do you achieve this romantic atmosphere?   The following suggestions will get you on your way: Red roses, candles, candies.  They are the obvious, of course.  But don't avoid them just because they aren't original...decorating with these staples scattered around your home is a nod to tradition. Chalk it up.  Or flour it up.  Or sugar. Or...  Decorations don't need to be permanent objects...a rock garden adorned with hand-drawn hearts is a loving touch, as is a platter with sugar (or flour) hand-poured in the shape of a heart (or use a cookie cutter for … [Read more...]

5 Valentine’s Desserts Made Easy and Dressed To Impress

With Valentine's Day only three days away, you're going to need the quickest and the most impressive desserts for your loved ones. You need an easy Valentine's Day dessert plan! A quick run to the grocery store, a few minutes in the kitchen, a trip to your closet to pick out a lovely outfit and you'll be ready in no time. Okay, let's get started. 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Blissfully Domestic Probably one of the most iconic Valentine's desserts, but one of the easiest and healthiest too. Here's a step-by-step guide to making the perfect chocolate dipped strawberry. Be sure to check out the fascinating moving images too! 2. Easy Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake from Kurry Leaves Probably the easiest cakes you'll ever make. Just mix the ingredients in a microwave-safe cup … [Read more...]