This weekend will be a little work and a little play as we get ready to travel a ton over the next couple months. We plan on hitting the farmers market on Sunday to stock up on our favorite goods (fresh caught tuna!) to cook a delicious Valentine’s dinner at home. It’s become our little tradition to stay in since we started dating, and I’m really looking forward to it!
In the meantime, here are some of my favorite links from the week if you need some quick gifts and sweets!
In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday.
But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Between the loads of past Valentine’s Day projects I’ve created and this super quick printable, your Valentine will never know you almost forgot the holiday. We’ll just say it’s our little secret!
These printable Valentine’s Day banners are heart-felt (pun intended) and can double as a card—just write your message on the back. They are perfect for both your significant other and your best friend so check out the video below to see how easy they are to make.
I’m a big fan of serving finger foods at parties because two things: it means less plates and utensils are needs and you can serve more of a variety. Win, win, right?
One of my favorite things to serve along side a DIY burrito bar or Super Bowl snacks are these cheesy jalapeño poppers. They only take 15 minutes to bake and can even be assembled the day before so there’s no reason to no serve them at your next party.
Check out the video below to see just how easy the are to make!
Save your Super Bowl Party with this easy cheesy appetizer!
10 jalapeno peppers / 1 – 8 oz. package of cream cheese / 1 cup shredded Mexican cheeses
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut of the tops of the jalapeño peppers. Then cut in half length wise. Use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds and ribs.
Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bow. Add shredded cheese and stir to combine. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each pepper half. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the tops are slightly browned. Serve warm and enjoy the big game!
A few weeks ago I was browsing the Anthropologie home goods sections and spotted these astral coasters. I fell in love with their look but like many things at Anthro, didn’t love their price tag. What’s a girl gonna do when that happens? DIY of course!
I’ve been wanting a reason to try resin and I thought this would be the perfect project. So I got some pointers from my friend Rachel (who has made glitter rings and magnets with resin) and gave it a try!
Anthropologie Inspired Gold Leaf and Resin Coasters
Pour 2 oz. of resin into a small plastic cup (if you’re using 9 oz. cups, you can use the bottom line or ridge on the cup as a guide). Pour 2 oz. of resin hardener in a separate cup.
Pour the hardener into the cup of resin and stir with a popsicle stick for 2 minutes. Then carefully stir in the gold leaf flakes. The more gold leaf you add the more golden your coaster will look.
Fill a small mixing bowl with warm water and place the cup with the resin mixture in it. Let it sit in the warm water for 5 minutes. This will help push large air bubbles to the surface.
Remove the resin cup from the bowl of water and wipe away any water on the outside of the cup. Lay the silicone mold on a flat surface (that’s covered with paper in case of spills) and pour the mixed resin directly into the mold.
Allow it to dry for 24 hours before removing it from the mold. If you want to make more than 1, repeat steps 1-5 now so they all are ready to paint at the same time.
To add color to the coaster, simply paint the back of the coaster using craft paint. Allow it to dry completely then it’s ready to be used!
Though I didn’t in the video, I highly recommend wearing rubber gloves when working with resin.
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Only one full week until Valentine’s Day! If you’re still looking for ways to make your day extra special, here are some great ideas. But if you’re still wondering what to make for the big game this Sunday, give my chicken wing recipes a try.
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