I woke up bright and early on Valentine’s Day so I could make my two Valentines a special breakfast. Unfortunately, I was up until 2am the night before unable to sleep, so I didn’t get up quite as early as I planned. Shae went to the gym extra early so he could come home and help me, even though I insisted he didn’t need too. I made heart shaped French toast served with blueberries! A huge craving I’ve been having is french toast, and last year I made heart shaped pancakes, so I decided to switch things up.
This is only Everlee’s second Valentine’s Day, but I remember how difficult it was to find gifts for her at only seven month old and even now so at 19 months old! Lots of people say that they are too young and won’t rememeber, and while that is true, I am a holiday freak and I plan to get my kiddos a little something. Most of the gifts I put on this gift guide have several other color options, but for the sake of the collage, I picked pink and/or red items.
Considering Valentine’s Day is next week, I wanted to throw together a little gift guide for girls of all ages! Honestly, any of the gifts I put in there could be used for teen girls, all the way up to more mature women. If you’re in a slump and have no idea what to get your wife, girlfriend, daughter, friend or coworker, any of these gifts would be great!
I am a huge sucker for going all out for the holidays! Especially now that I am a mom, I want to make every holiday as special as I can. I know not everyone is for Valentine’s Day, but… I am! So I rounded up 15 sweet treats to make this February ranging from kids treats, to snacks, to alcoholic beverages and even a treat for the dogs in your life!
Raspberry White Hot Chocolate – This looks SO good. I am dying to try this yummy pink drink. Also, how cute and perfect is it for Valentine’s Day? This would be a perfect treat in the morning or something to enjoy before bed!
Christmas Eve was spent at my mom and step dads house. We spent Christmas with Shae’s moms side last year so we switched this year. We spent the morning having a big breakfast and finishing up last minute Christmas planning + details. Once the evening rolled around, we all went outside and hung out there for awhile. Everlee loves being outside, so this was especially fun for her. She was jumping in puddles, riding on the lawn mower and throwing sticks in the pond.
I put on a homemade buffalo chicken dip on the crockpot in the afternoon (I will post the recipe soon) and we ate all sorts of appetizers for dinner. We had mozzarella sticks, hot wings, chips and dip, potstickers and crab. It was all delicious and we were all stuffed!
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! This is such a magical day, especially now that I have a daughter of my own. I hope you all have the best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with all of your loved ones.
I wanted to share a few Christmas traditions we do in our family for this year and some we have always done. Next year, Shae and I and the girls will be in Alaska so things will be a bit different but here is a little snippet of how things go for us!
Christmas Eve Traditions
If you have a teacher, friend or just need some last minute Christmas game prize ideas for gifts that can easily be made, look no further! We had a Christmas Party last weekend and we played a lot of Bingo so we needed some cheap prizes that would actually get used. I swung by the dollar tree and picked up stuff to make a DIY Santa sleigh made out of candy.
Glue gun + glue sticks (you can get these for $2.99 at Joanne’s)