Inspiration: A Very Valentine Kitchen

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2014

I'm not talking about red, white, and pink kitchens here. I'm talking about all out Valentine's decorations in the kitchen. If you think that might be taking the holiday a bit too far, take a gander at Julie's love-infused kitchen. It just… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Valentine's Day Cards for Ladies

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2013

created at: 01/31/2013

Show your leading lady just how much you care (or how refined your sense of humor is) with one of these clever Valentine's Day cards. Carina from Crow and Canary rounds up 10 of her faves below -- check it out!… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Awesome Valentine's Day Cards for Guys

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2013

created at: 01/29/2013

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and, whether you're making or giving gifts (or not!), a clever card always goes a long way! This year, we turn to our favorite stationery connoisseur, Carina of Crow and Canary, for her top ten Valentine's Day cards for guys! Enjoy!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Last-Minute Printable Valentine's Day Cards (Free Downloads)!

By: Capreek Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

Oh snap!  It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card.  Don't worry, we've got your back.  Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute!  Happy… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Heart-Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs!

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal.  Aren't you glad I… Continue Reading

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Recipe: 2 Extra-Special Valentine Treats Made with Popcorn

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2012

 created at: 02/07/2012

Flea Market Find guru Matthew Mead helps us get into the Valentine's Day spirit with two darling treats made with, of all things, Angie's Kettle Corn.

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How to: Give a Wine Bottle a Custom Typographic Makeover

By: Chrisjob Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.

Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message… Continue Reading

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Recipe Roundup: Simple and Tasty Romantic Meals for Two

By: Diy maven Feb 03, 2012

created at: 02/03/2012

Whether you're on a chicken budget or filet mignon budget, we've wrangled up a plethora of romantic recipes for two that will surely lead to a very amorous Valentine night. 

From a appetizer to wine selection, All Recipes enters the fray with their charm on the cheap menu. The Cherry TomatoContinue Reading

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Free Printable Download: Fruit Sticker Valentines

By: Craftmel Feb 03, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

There's no cheesiness in this food-inspired Valentine- it is all fruit.     … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big".  While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big.  Case in point: these giant paper… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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9 Awesome Modern Valentine's Day Cards for Men

By: Chrisjob Feb 01, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

It's February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine's Day. But, it's now 2012, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.

For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon. First up, we're excited to have Carina share her favorite V-day cards for guys...no fishing poles, footballs, or TVs to be found. But there is pizza. And robots. And bacon. Which is exactly how things… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Heart-Shaped Macarons for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration.  Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faux Porcelain Rose (Guess How It's Made!)

By: Diy maven Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

This, my friends, is one of the craziest/coolest things I've seen in a very long time. The delicate rose pictured above looks like it's made of porcelain, right? Of course it's NOT porcelain. Can you guess what it IS made… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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Make It: Valentine's Day Countdown

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2012

valentine's day countdown

Advent calenders are sooo last season. Beckie used her Silhouette machine to create the lettering for her Valentine's Day Countdown project, BUT Say it on the Wall now offers the vinyl for a schmeezily $8.50. Perfect for those sans Silhouette. Now, I bet you're wondering what's behind those… Continue Reading

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