Valentine’s Day

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

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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

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 …

Pomegranate Mulled Wine

Pomegranate Mulled Wine

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Making up big pots of mulled wine is a longstanding holiday tradition in our family. A direct connection to my stepfather’s German heritage, there’s just something about that warm, spiced wine that I absolutely love. Today we’re putting a twist on the classic with pomegranate mulled wine! It’s one of those perfect winter drinks that would be an awesome addition to your Valentine’s Day or just a great way to feel all warm and cozy if you’re currently one of …

Love Sweet Love – Valentine’s Day Printables

Love Sweet Love – Valentine’s Day Printables

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I wanted to take a quick moment today to revisit one of my favorite Valentine’s Day printables created for The Sweetest Occasion by the amazingly talented Morgan of Miss Wyolene. Featuring Morgan’s signature hand lettering, all you have to do is click below to download, print onto card stock, cut and stick it in an envelope. Instant Valentine’s Day card? Boom! As a bonus, the printables also include the sweetest little cupcake toppers. Use a piece of washi tape to attach …

DIY Banana Valentines

DIY Banana Valentines

Guys. I’m going to break this down for you right quick. To call this a DIY tutorial is a bit of a stretch. To call it entirely awesome? Well, even if I do say myself, I definitely think it qualifies as the latter for sure. All you need is a banana and a Sharpie marker. That’s it! Pen a cheeky saying onto the banana after giving it a good wash and you’re good to go! Surprise your loved one by …