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Anthropology Inspired Heart-Patched Pullover Sweater

Make your own Anthropologie Heart-Patched Pullover shirt in minutes and for a third of the price! (Click through for video tutorial)

Last month when I was in Philly, I of course had to stop in one of the flagship Anthropologie stores. While there, I fell head over heels for this adorable heart-patched pullover sweater. But I didn’t love the $103 price tag quite as much. I instantly thought I could DIY it for less so here it is, my Anthro-inpsired sweater for only $30! And the best part? You don’t have to be Martha to do it—just place the patches on, iron, and you’re done.

Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to DIY!

Anthropology Inspired Heart-Patched Pullover Sweater

Supplies

Mini iron-on heart patches
Pullover Sweater
Mini iron*

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the pullover sweater according the the directions on the tag.
  2. Place the pullover on an ironing board or mat and arrange the heart patches with the adhesive side down where you want them. Place a hot iron, without steam, on top of each heart patch for about 30 seconds or until the adhesive has melted. Repeat this until all the patches are adhered.

Make your own Anthropologie Heart-Patched Pullover shirt in minutes and for a third of the price! (Click through for video tutorial)

*A few Notes

If you don’t already have a mini iron, don’t sweat it. You can also use a regular home iron to apply the heart patches. The mini iron just make it really easy to position the hearts just so.

Since the heart patches are adhered with heart, I’d recommend washing the shirt inside out on the gentle/delicate cycle and hang it up to dry. If any of the patches start to peel off you can reapply them with an iron.

Make your own Anthropologie Heart-Patched Pullover shirt in minutes and for a third of the price! (Click through for video tutorial)

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Make one of these sweet treats for your valentine!

Happy Valentine Weekend!

I hope your weekend if full of love and friendship (and maybe some good cocktails too). I’m hoping the sun comes out this weekend so we can catch up on weekend bike rides. Also the weekend is the time I get to spend more time with my horse, which always makes for a good weekend. So here’s to the weekend!

sweets for your valentine

  1. Vellum heart pouches perfect for stashing aways valentine treats.
  2. Chocolate dipped wafers will satisfy any sugar crush.
  3. Chocolate chipotle shortbread hearts are like mini Mexican hot chocolates!
  4. These ombre heart jars would make the perfect desk accessory after the 14th.

P.S.

You can wrap a candy bar or print your own treat bags.
Oh my roses.
White walls are a good idea.
My kind of wall hanging.
Get ready for summer.
Do some Valentine’s Day baking—this weekend.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies with Cream Cheese

Start with a cake mix to make these easy, cheesecake topped red velvet brownies. So perfect for Valentines Day!

I love red velvet.

It’s my all time favorite cake (only second to tres leches) and I’m pretty sure it’s because I want any excuse to eat cream cheese. I’ve made red velvet cocktails and even popcorn but never brownies—until today!

This recipe is quick and easy thanks to a good old cake mix. No need to reinvent the wheel, right? I used a red velvet cake mix, which you can find just about at every grocery store these days. But if you can’t find one, just use a chocolate cake mix and add about 2 tablespoons of red food coloring.

Watch the video below to see how easy there are to make!

Start with a cake mix to make these easy, cheesecake topped red velvet brownies. So perfect for Valentines Day!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies with Cream Cheese

For the brownies

1 red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tbsp water

for the cream cheese topping

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 13×9 non-stick pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the red velvet cake mix, melted unsalted butter, egg and water. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl beat together the softened cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla. Spread the mixture on top of the brownie batter.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and use a knife to gently swirl the cream cheese topping. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Place on a rack to cool before serving.
  5. Optional: use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the brownies into heart shapes. Then the bonus is you get to eat all the scraps!

Start with a cake mix to make these easy, cheesecake topped red velvet brownies. So perfect for Valentines Day!

Cutting out the brownies is a breeze when using my non-stick silicone baking mat! Grab one today and have it in time for Valentine’s Day because it’s available on Amazon Prime.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets

Make Valentines special for your galentines! Dress up acrylic totes with cute valentines patterns and fill them with fun treats!

Today I’m sharing a fun DIY gift idea that’s easy to make and can customized to fit each of your friend’s style. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to let your friends know they are loved. These DIY gift totes are loaded with tons of favorite finds—everything from nail polish to Strawberry Pocky. Because who wouldn’t love a fun acrylic tote like this?!

The best part is that after the items are used (and all the Pocky is gone in like 2 seconds) the totes can be reused for another purpose. They are great for displaying napkins and utensils at a dinner party or even storing paint brushes and craft paint.

Get a head start on Valentine’s Day gifting and watch the video below to learn the secret to creating the Valentine’s Day gift totes!

Make Valentines special for your galentines! Dress up acrylic totes with cute valentines patterns and fill them with fun treats!

DIY Valentine’s Day Acrylic Totes

Supplies

download the valentines template
clear acrylic tote
paint pens in any color you like
tape

Directions

  1. Download and print the valentines template. Cut out each template along the outer dotted lines. Create two loops of tape and place them on the front side of one template. Place the template on the inside of the acrylic tote.
  2. Use paint pens to trace over the design. When done, remove the template and allow it to dry completely. Then flip it over and repeat the same thing on the other side.

The dotted vertical lines on each template indicates where to cut it if you’re tracing the design on the side with multiple compartments.

Create this one-of-a-kind Valentines Day gift tote for your BFF that loves all things beauty!

for the beauty queen

Fill this tote with beauty essentials to give your friend a spa day. I included a foot scrubber, nail polish, bath bombs, a heart barrette, tiny canned wine (complete with bendy straws) and Strawberry Pocky.

Create this one-of-a-kind Valentines Day gift tote for your BFF that is a total girl boss!

for the boss babe

This tote is for your friend who always hustles to make her dreams happen. Fill it with practical, but pretty items to spruce up her workday. I’ve included pretty pens, notebooks, gold scissors (a must for any workspace), extra large gold paper clips, washi tape and Strawberry Pocky—because sometimes you need a work day pick-me-up.

Create this one-of-a-kind Valentines Day gift tote for your BFF that is the life of any party!

for the party girl

This tote is perfect for your friend who loves to entertain! It’s filled with valentine’s party essentials like heart shaped plates, a gold mini cocktail shaker, and a marble bottle opener. Finish it off with heart swizzle sticks and Strawberry Pocky, both which make the perfect garnish for a chocolate cocktail.

Make Valentines special for your galentines! Dress up acrylic totes with cute valentines patterns and fill them with fun treats!

How will you be celebrating your friends this Valentine’s Day?

If you love all things Pocky then you’re in luck; ’tis the season for Strawberry Pocky! You can also gift your friends homemade chocolate Pocky pops or serve up mini no-bake strawberry cheesecakes.

This recipe was created in partnership with Pocky

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Make something special for your girlfriends on valentines day!

happy friday!

I know I probably say this every week, but this week was crazy busy and felt extra long. Anyone else have a similar week? This weekend I’m excited to hang out with friends and family. Here’s to hoping it’s warm enough for a beach bike ride and that the weekend will be full of yummy donuts and good coffee. Which because my brother is here for a quick visit, means the later will definitely be happening.

Now that it’s February it’s officially all things Valentine’s around here and pretty much every where else you look on the interest. But I think the world needs a little more love and I’m totally ok with it being valentine’s month all year. Here are some of my favorite DIY gifts to make for your friends this galentine’s day!

DIY valentine’s day gifts

  1. 2 minute notebooks—the possibilities are endless!
  2. You can never have too many pom poms, earrings included.
  3. I’d wear this conversation heart sweatshirt year round.
  4. Remember shrink plastic? Who knew it makes such cute jewelry!

P.S.

Best jeans I’ve ever owned.
I will always scrub you.
If only I knew these tricks when I was painting our house.