valentine’s day 2013: you color my world friend

I am happy to say that my kids agreed to give their friends something that is NOT candy this year!  

We’ve decided on ideas for each of them, but have to wait until this weekend to put them together.

Until then, I thought I would revisit our no candy valentines from years past…this one is from 2013.


valentines

color my world 4

I found these adorable crayon packages at Target (in 2013, but haven’t seen them since)…you can currently find them here.

color my world 7

Tear pages out of the atlas (you can purchase an atlas here).

color my world 5

Cut out heart shapes…about 6″ large.

color my world 2

Glue a crayon pack onto one side of the heart.

color my world 6

Write “You color my world, friend!” on the other side.

color my world 9

Sign your name.

color my world 3

Share the love!

color my world 8

home is…homemade valentines.

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pinning for love

This morning I’ve been pinning ideas for valentine’s day crafts and homemade valentines for the kids to give to their friends.

I am not sure what we will end up going with this year, but I thought I would share the ideas we used the last two years…

2014

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2013

color my world 8{click on the photo for the original post}

You can also visit my valentines day pinterest board for more no candy valentines ideas.

home is…getting the creative juices flowing.

you color my world friend

Valentine’s Day is in less than a month which has me thinking, and pinning, ideas for this years valentines!

I really loved what we came up with last year, but want to come up with something different.

Until then, here is a repost of what we did…

valentines

color my world 4

I found these adorable crayon packages at Target…

color my world 7

Tear pages out of the atlas.

color my world 5

Cut out heart shapes…about 6″ large.

color my world 2

Glue a crayon pack onto one side of the heart.

color my world 6

Write “You color my world, friend!” on the other side.

color my world 9

Sign your name.

color my world 3

Share the love!

color my world 8

home is…homemade valentines.

color my world valentines and a giveaway

Valentine’s Day is this week, and while I feel it is a bit of an over rated holiday (we SHOULD love our loved ones EVERYDAY) I still decorate for it and get excited about it.

More for my kiddos than anything else.

I wanted to go ALL OUT for Reece’s first Valentine’s party at preschool when he was 3, but held back because he was only in preschool.

Not to mention, I was an exhausted mom of a 3-1/2 and 1-1/2 year old and could only handle buying what was cheapest at the dollar store (is there such a thing?!) and MAYBE sign his name.

Last year, same story different year.

Although, I think I made HIM sign his name.

This year, I decided to do something fun!

Around here we are fans of maps and color, so I decided to combine the two…

valentines

color my world 4

I found these adorable crayon packages at Target…

color my world 7

Tear pages out of the atlas.

color my world 5

Cut out heart shapes…about 6″ large.

color my world 2

Glue a crayon pack onto one side of the heart.

color my world 6

Write “You color my world, friend!” on the other side.

color my world 9

Sign your name.

color my world 3

Share the love!

color my world 8

and a giveaway

In the same section of Target where I found the awesome packs of crayons I also found the fun felted heart garland.

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I swore that I could and would make something like it on my own, but gave in and bought TWO for our house.

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Then, I went back and bought one more…for one of you!

I know you won’t get it in time for Valentines Day, but this is something I may keep up in my house year round!

And, you can too!

To enter leave an answer to the following question as a comment:

What are your plans for Valentines Day?

Deadline is Wednesday, February 13th at 9pm Pacific.

Winner will be announced on Thursday, February 14th!

home is…sharing the love.

the good or the bad news first?

First off, Happy Valentines Day!

Here it goes.

The bad news

there were only 3 people who entered the february {colton+cadence} giveaway.

I can understand that without photos of what you would actually win why you may not enter. So, for March, I will be sure to have the dolls made BEFORE I post the giveaway.

That being said, here’s the good news

because I am feeling the LOVE today I will be giving all three of you a {colton} or {cadence} doll!

So, Megan, Kelly & Kam, please contact me at homeis {at} stephanytaddeo {dot} com and let me know which one you would like…{colton} or {cadence}!

home is…LOVE!