Valentine’s Day

Gingerberry Sparkler

Gingerberry Sparkler

This super pretty gingerberry sparkler is a cocktail that I made over the holidays and shared over on Inspired By This. I had fully intended to share the post then, but if you recall that was right about the time that I came down with the first wave of the death plague that decided to hang around for nearly a month and it just never happened. That said, this cocktail would make the perfect bubbly concoction for sipping while you’re …

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

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Last year around Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with my friends at Lindt to bring you some super cute printables inspired by my undying love for my favorite Lindt LINDOR milk chocolate truffles. (Can’t stop, won’t stop, guys. The love affair is real.) Needless to say, me and my sweet tooth were more than happy to jump on board when they asked me to share a little …

A Few Favorite Valentine’s Day Ideas

A Few Favorite Valentine’s Day Ideas

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I think Valentine’s Day is easily one of my favorite excuses to get crafty! I’m basically adamantly opposed to the super commercialization of Valentine’s Day, but I L.O.V.E. the sweet sentiment behind the holiday so some adorable little handmade gesture or two is right up my alley. While I’m working on a few fun new Valentine’s Day ideas to share with you over the next couple of weeks, here are a few of my favorites from the archives!

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DIY Cocktails to Go for Valentine’s Day

DIY Cocktails to Go for Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday, friends! We’re less than a day away from Valentine’s Day and I’m squeezing in one final last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea! This may be about the easiest DIY “project” ever, but it’s also super cute and fun, which makes it perfect for a friend, a neighbor or that person you’re just starting to date. You know the one. You’ve been hanging out, you’ve been on a few dates, but you’re not really at the diamond jewelry-mushy-card stage …

Free Printable Love Valentine’s Day Art Print

Free Printable Love Valentine’s Day Art Print

I’ve mentioned here and there over the last few weeks that my very dear friend Erika Firm and I are currently in the midst of totally overhauling The Sweetest Occasion. In a couple of months, everything from the logo to the site design will be all new, and at the moment we’re hard at work debating and analyzing the finer points of color palettes and letter forms. I will say that this will be the largest makeover since I started …

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

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Friends, I am so excited about today, because this post marks the start of an incredibly exciting collaboration with Valspar where I’ll be working with them to bring you loads of color inspiration, ideas and DIY tutorials throughout all of 2015. I am sincerely really ecstatic about working with them because I personally use their paints frequently …

Best Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas + Friday Link Love

Best Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas + Friday Link Love

These link love posts are among my favorite because it’s my chance to take a moment and recognize some of the awesome things that my friends and fellow bloggers are creating. And, seriously, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, these ladies are not holding back. We all know that my favorite Valentine’s Day ideas are the ones that are simple, budget-friendly and heartfelt, so printables and edibles fall right in line with that philosophy. Today I’m bringing you some of …

Free Printable XO Valentine’s Day Art Print

Free Printable XO Valentine’s Day Art Print

Good morning, friends, and happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with the first of two free printable Valentine’s Day art prints I have coming your way. I really really love art prints so this year I’m making it a point to work with some of my favorite designers to bring you at least one free printable art piece each month. You can download them, print them out, stick them in your favorite frames and the idea is …

DIY Chocolate Box Valentines + Printable Cards

DIY Chocolate Box Valentines + Printable Cards

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You guys are well aware by now that my favorite tokens of affection to give and receive for Valentine’s Day are those that are sweet and simple with a homemade touch. Enter today’s super easy and utterly delicious Valentine’s Day idea – DIY chocolate box valentines! Paired with our free printable Valentine’s Day cards designed just for you …

A Glam Galentine’s Day Dinner Party

A Glam Galentine’s Day Dinner Party

I was so excited to see this gorgeous Valentine’s Day dinner party from Nicole D Photography hit my inbox, because it’s a whole lot of things I love. Drawing inspiration from the now ubiquitous Park & Rec Galentine’s Day party episode, Nicole went totally glam and girly when pulling this celebration together. It’s all about your best friends, champagne, an excuse to wear a pretty dress and getting crafty making DIY floral crowns. How stinkin’ fun does that sound? The details here are …

Valentine’s Day Favorites

Valentine’s Day Favorites

I went digging through the archives over my morning coffee a little earlier, wanting to take a look at just what has gone down around here in terms of Valentine’s Day posts. I’m just now starting to think about Valentine’s Day, because while it’s super fun to craft and plan posts for, I just can’t jump right from the sparkle of the holidays to red and pink construction paper hearts. I just can’t do it, friends. But to get us …

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Oh, and happy Friday, too! A day of love on a Friday. There’s not a single thing to hate about that, now is there? I couldn’t resist sharing one last handful of Valentine’s Day ideas. From super easy decor to yummy treats and printable cards, there’s still time to pull off a little something fun for your sweetheart today if you’re in a pinch. When in doubt? A really sweet card with a little love note …