Valentines Day Ideas for Single Gals & Guys

As you may have noticed we didn’t post on Tuesday and Thursday like we normally do. We’ve decided to shake things up a little and just post once a week. So look for new posts full of great tutorials, recipes, and party planning essentials on Fridays!

Last week we posted recipes and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. But not everyone thinks Valentines Day is that great… especially if they are not seeing somebody. But remember it’s a day to show the people you love how much you love them. So forget having a boyfriend or girlfriend and celebrate with friends or family instead. Here are some great ideas from around the web for celebrating and gifting on Valentines Day, even if you don’t have a boo!

Single Ladies Valentine’s Day Brunch – this tutorial from Design Love Fest is amazing. Heart-shaped waffles with prosciutto? Yum! She even gives tips on how to set the table and a “single ladies” playlist to play while you and your friends nosh away on a delicious brunch. This recipe and idea would honestly be great for a girls birthday party! Check out the tutorial and the blog.

Image & tutorial from Design Love Fest.

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for the Single & Unattached – This collection of ideas from Lovely Undergrad is great! We love the ideas of manis/pedis on Valentine’s Day! Check out her list if you are in a new relationship too!

Image from paulie-nka.

More Ideas for Single Ladies – Jenesequa has even more ideas for girls that want to celebrate without a guy. Some require you to be 21, but the ideas could easily be adapted for younger girls too. Maybe your daughter and her friends could get together and host a sparkling drink tasting party instead of a wine party, or have a little co-ed get together? Either way, younger or older, these ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special girls night out (like birthdays! 🙂 ).

 

Image from Jenesequa.

Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?

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3 Handmade & Recycled Gifts

With a little over a month left until the winter holidays it’s time to start crafting some handmade gifts! Today we have three tutorials to share for amazingly beautiful and recycled gifts! These gifts will show just how much you care about the person receiving, and the planet… all without breaking the bank. So onwards to the tutorials!

Recycled Woven Rag Rug – We love this rug tutorial from craft passion! It is so adorable and really only costs you some time (if you have 3 old sheets). This would make a great birthday, christmas, or housewarming gift 🙂

Recycled Woven Rug from Craft Passion

Tin Can Planters For Succulents – These succulents would make great gifts for the holidays, or again for a housewarming party. This fantastic tutorial comes from ElizaKPrints!

Tin Can Planters for Succulents by ElizaKPrints

DIY Teacup Candles – This tutorial comes from Martha Stewart. What a sweet homemade gift—it would be the perfect relaxation gift paired with some homemade bath salts or body scrubs 🙂

DIY Teacup Candles by Martha Stewart

Are you having a handmade holiday this year? If you are looking gifts for someone in particular and would like some help let us know! We can help find some ideas to help you out!

5 Of Our Favorite Halloween Treats!

Halloween is less than two weeks away and we are getting pretty excited! Today we wanted to share 5 of our favorite DIY Halloween Treats from around the web. Enjoy and get crafty!

Rat Eyeballs, Spider Legs, & Ghost Poop Treat Bags – This adorable (and hilarious) tutorial comes from Glory of Glorious Treats. She even includes free printables! Yay!

Rat Eyeballs, Spider Legs, & Ghost Poop Treat Bags from Glorious Treats

Vampire Bites – These adorable snacks come from OOMPY! Such a simple recipe with beautiful results!

Vampire Bites from OOMPY

Halloween Peeps In A Jar – Yummy marshmallows, graham crackers, M&M’s make a delicious Halloween S’more Bar! This cute and simple tutorial comes from Southern Vogue! These would make  great party favors!

Halloween Peeps In A Jar by Southern Vogue

Trix-or-Treat Goodie Bags – Super simple and super tasty. This tutorial comes from Stephanie of Somewhat Simple, includes FREE printables, and would make a great favor as well!

Trix-Or-Treats by Somewhat Simple

Halloween Push-Up Pop Parfaits – These are seriously too cute. This great tutorial was created by Erin of Procrastination Station. Check it out!

Halloween Push-Up Pop Parfaits by Procrastination Station

What is your favorite part of Halloween? We love getting dressed up!

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Cupcakes

This week we have been craving cupcakes, and with a mission of bringing birthday cheer to the children of San Jose, it’s no surprise! So today we wanted to share a few of our favorite things—some inspirational pictures from around the web of beautiful and delicious cupcakes! We hope you enjoy and get inspired to create some fantastic cupcakes for your next event!

Hippo Bubble Bath Cupcake from The Cupcake Blog

Tiramisu Cupcake from Cupcake Project

The Muppets Cupcakes from Allison Mae

Mustache Cupcakes from Coco Cakes Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes from Bakerella

Owl Cupcakes from Flickr

Owl Cupcakes from Buzzfeed

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from Une-duex Senses

Skull Cupcakes for Halloween by My Recipes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Cake & Allie

Have you made an amazing cupcake, or do you have a recipe or image to share? We’d love to see them!