Hearts, hearts everywhere. We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day arrive without some pink and red around the house.
Most of the decorations are ones we made before, or purchased years ago.
But I did add some new items. Some heart garland, using different size punches and twine, that I felt inspired to create after seeing Lisa Leonard’s display. I love her blog.
And some fancy hearts to line the entertainment center. (Thanks for the use of all the punches, Jo!)
Plus an “XOXO” printable I put together that you can download here.
We have a few treats planned for the season. One we made already, but didn’t turn out exactly like I envisioned, or as pictured here. “Blondies” using Valentine-colored M&Ms. Take any cookie recipe that you love (Colin used our trusted Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe), but replace the chocolate chips with candies, then spread in a 9×13 pan. The trick, which neither of us realized, is to reserve some candies and press on top of the spread dough. Otherwise you can’t even tell they’re in there.
Ours aren’t very festive looking but they sure tasted good.
Our other planned goody is brownies cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter, which we plan to eat for Valentine’s Day dessert.
What kinds of things do you do for Valentine’s Day?