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Valentine’s and a Toddler Wedding!

by Holly

Toddler Wedding

I had to share this.  It was just too cute.  Lexi and her BFF Bella wanted to be sisters.  Soooo, they decided to marry off their little brother and sister and we were all invited to a surprise wedding!!

They dressed up the Bride and Groom with clothes they found in the closets. They did Ella’s hair with glitter and a tiara.  Beach towels for the aisle, Rose Petals, Cake, and Vows.  Of course , all the Beanie Boo were guests.  The flowers were picked from the yard to make the bouquet. They had Danny walk Ella down the aisle, while Bella played the wedding march on a kazoo. The Groom waited for her with his Daddy as the best man.  It was a perfect little wedding.

Feeding each other cake:

Tossing the bouquet:

The Ring:

The happy little Bride:

a little history on these babies

My BFF Calista pinky swore years ago that if I ever had another baby, she would have one too.  When I got pregnant with Ella, they started trying right away.  It took them 2 1/2 years, a miscarriage, and a tubal pregnancy before she got pregnant with this little guy.  He just turned one a few days ago, and we just love him to pieces!!  Thanks for following through on the pinky swear Calista, I love you!

Fun for Valentine’s Day

My Girl Scout Troop was earning their Jewelery Making Patch last night, and I decided to add this one I found on Pinterest in as a started activity.  The girls really had fun with this one.  They wore them through the whole meeting and kept flashing their bling!  Lexi and Jack are going to pass these out to the girls in class on Valentine’s Day.  Easy and Cute!!  Love it!

Hersey Kiss Rings:

 Heart S’mores!!  I had fun making these.  They were quick and easy.  I did them in about 45 mins and the girls loved them.  Perfect little snack for our busy meeting.

Heart Shaped S’mores

Wishing you all a Happy Heart Day!! Now go make something for someone you love!


Valentine’s Day Bunco Party Ideas and Flower Pencils

by Holly

I threw a Valentine Bunco Party.   Take a peek:

I covered the 1′s with heart stickers.  This makes them wild!!

My tables had to be festive too.  Chocolate covered heart pretzels and candy hearts to eat.  Silk Rose petals all over the tables:

and ALL over the floor:

The kids loved these!!  We kept them for a week. (they are silk, bought at Michael’s)

Berries in the Bubbly:

I made Heart Shaped Ice for the ice bucket.  I added real roses I picked in the yard.   I must admit,  I love these.

I found heart-shaped cheese ravioli at Costco.  Then, we (and when I say we, I mean my husband) dipped them in buttermilk, rolled them in Italian bread crumbs,  fried them up in olive oil, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.  Yummy Yummy!

Marinara dipping sauce ( in chaffing dish to keep it warm) for dipping the ravioli:

Yummy Salad to go with:

For dessert, Personal Fondue for everyone:  Plates of Berries, Chocolate Fondue for dipping. and a Strawberry Cupcake.

Rose Pencils for Score Keeping:

To make the pencils:

These are the regular #2 yellow pencils I painted.  Just keep dabbing on Pink and white acrylic paint.  Once dry, coat with acrylic spray.

Stack them, and sew along the edge, ( I like to use a ruffler foot on my machine)

Hot Glue to the end of the pencil, and wrap and glue as you go.  Wrap until you like the thickness of your flower.


Valentine Freebies and DIY Heart Shaped Chips

by Holly

Getting excited for Valentines Day!! I just made them some hearts.  OK, a lot of them.  Enough to give one each day the 1st through the 14th of February for both Lexi and Jack.  I am planning on sticking them in pockets, in the car, in backpacks.  Just about any and everywhere I think they will look.  I am hoping it will remind them during their day how much I love them.  Each one can turned in for a piece of Valentine Candy.

Download free Valentine Hearts for a limited time on TheYummyFactory Facebook Page!!

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Or saved to play games.  Like Tic Tac Toe, Catch, or a Game of Toss with Heart Shaped 50- 100- 500 taped to the tile. :)

We (I actually mean, my husband) made Mexican food last night.  (My very Favorite!!  Hoping to get recipes down to blog about it.  Too tasty not to share with you!)  Anyway,  I made heart-shaped tortilla chips from regular corn tortillas.  Soooo ridiculously easy, yet, the kids had so much fun with them, you would have thought I invented sliced bread.  I see a lot more shaped chips in our near future.  Here is one of Lexi’s Heart Chips with her dinner stacked on it. 

This is how I made them:

Easy Right?  Now go make some.  You’re kids will think you are a genius!  They are too YUMMY not to!


Valentine’s Day Hair Goodies and Chocolate Dipping

by Holly

Valentine’s Day is going to be here before we know it.  I am throwing 4 different Valentine parties, and thought I better get my inner Cupid out!!

My Dollar store flowers turned cute little hair goodies for Ella Rose

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Tulle Hearts  all done in the hoop for Lexi Monet

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Pink marshmallows!  I had to Chocolate dip them.  So easy, and the kids love them!

OK, so I made a few…  Hundred.  What?  Everyone needed one.  :)

Carmel Chocolate Apples for the Adults.  I find carmel a little challenging.  It always gets the best of me.  But, I press on, and get them done.  It’s for the greater good.  :)

The Chocolate I use for dipping I get at a cake supply store (Pila’s Pantry in Norco, Ca)  It is smoother than the Wilton brand, and they have so many colors available.  I am not sure if they mail order, but I am sure you could talk them into it.  Really nice family owned shop.  Great customer service.  :)


Cutie Candles and Baby Changing Station

by Holly

Cutie Candles

How fun are these! All you need is a Cutie and some Olive Oil!

Cut a Cutie, a.k.a. Clementine Orange, around the middle, peel in half, cut a cute shape out of the top,  (hearts would be so cute for Valentine’s Day) use the pulp stem in the bottom half as a wick, fill with olive oil, light the pulp, and enjoy your little Cutie candle.  Will burn for hours.  Do not leave unattended, and always be careful playing with fire.

Diaper Changing Station done in the hoop

Perfect little gift for Baby!  Diaper and Wipe Carrier done in one hooping!

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