Valentine Must Haves!

Posted by samantha covington on

A Day of Love

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I LOVE Valentine's Day!  It helps me to beat the Winter blues.  I love to decorate for it and make my house all full of pink and love.  I have only found my love of Valentines Day in the last 3 years or so.  I never decorated for it in years prior.  It just has grown on me with all the really cute décor, shirts and party stuff out there that can be found. 

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Not only do I love to decorate for the occasion, I LOVE doing gift baggies for the kiddos classes and organizing a Valentine party.  I am the unelected room mom in most cases and I take that role "VERY" seriously ;)  I also do 1 big "love" basket for the kids and always have cute new shirts to sport.  I honestly feel like its almost as fun as Christmas decorating only its not so serious!  Have fun with it!!!  

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So lets start...  Ill do this in chunks.  First... my fave... décor.  Y'all know I love me some cute home décor.....  You also know that I am a WHITE/GREY person.  Color isn't my thing but...  I will do the pinks for Valentines Day.  I mean how can you not?!  Also... why do I link Amazon things...  well... It has free shipping, mostly its reasonably priced, you don't have to leave your house and its really one of my main shopping places.  In this blog post, I will be linking things that I have purchased outside of Amazon.  They are all completely legit as I have purchased through them multiple times before.  You may not get free shipping or a good return policy, like Amazon but... its awesome stuff. 

If I have not purchased something but think it might be worth a shot, I will link it and make sure you know its not something I have purchased but.. would!  I will also be real and tell you what I didn't like about certain things and still link them.  So anyways... here goes.... 

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Lets talk décor first...  I don't go crazy, seriously I keep it chill.  A few of my must haves are garlands!!!  I LOVEEEE having different garlands on my fireplace.  My main garlands I use for ALL seasons come from a shop @sheepfarmfelt.  She's on Amazon and literally I have about 15 of her garlands for all the seasons.  This is the one I use for V-day and also purchased a new one.  I am linking them here.  They are SO great and they keep well year after year.  I have had the Heart banner for over 3 years now!

  

This is the one I have had for many years here's the link.. Mine is the 3-Foot

https://amzn.to/2JUfyqa

I also just purchased this one from her:   https://amzn.to/3q0hJrD

I love to decorate with gnomes.  They are so stinkin' cute I cant help myself.  I have a set of 3 from this seller from 2 years ago.  I cant find the exact ones but its the same seller and I LOVE mine!  Can't go wrong with gnomes.  

https://amzn.to/3nigmCJ

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I also found these, and am thinking of getting them.  Never ordered from here before but they are SOO cute I don't think I can resist.  Link is here:  https://amzn.to/3pNCW82

Window clings are always fun for the kids:  https://amzn.to/2LbJOgF

These are fun for a cute backdrop for actual V-day.  They would so be cute as a banner for a mantel or shelf but... I don't know how well they would hold up year after year being paper.  https://amzn.to/3nko7bi

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 Always need cute dish towels!  https://amzn.to/3oy69Du

I think that by adding these cute pops of color and seasonal love it will make your house a cozy place!  Tell me which is your favorite?!

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Let's talk Valentine school parties!  I am always one to have a good party.  School is no different.  I only have one currently in school and he is at home so I have really missed doing goodie bags for the class and doing the games.  In years past these are the things I have bought to make the Valentine party fun!

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https://amzn.to/3neYNna

These little wreaths are great!  I bought yarn at the Dollar Store and they wrapped them and added Stickers.  They LOVED doing it.  You could also paint them and add embellishments.  Time didn't allow for painting and drying so we did the yarn wrap.  I linked some yarn here that's super cheap but... You may have luck at a Dollar Store too.   https://amzn.to/2XeJobZ

Here are some cute embellishments you could add:

https://amzn.to/3s0Pfjf

https://amzn.to/39bZKYg

 https://amzn.to/35eLOvs

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Another fun craft idea are these:

 I did these last year.  The cupcakes were for the girls and monsters for the boys.

Cupcakes:   https://amzn.to/3okC2j6

Monsters:    https://amzn.to/35ikY5D

I also had these for when kids finished up eating and their crafts... They were my "time killers"  and they are perfect for that!  No every kid works at the same pace so having a back up plan is always great!

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https://amzn.to/39ncrjl

My goodie bags always had candy and a few toys or play doughs in them.  I have linked similar items here.    

 Bags:  https://amzn.to/35gJPqK     You can also find at Walmart or Dollar Store

Trinkets for my bags are always found in the Walmart seasonal section.

Some pencils and candies always do the trick!!

Pencils:  https://amzn.to/3pV1agz

Candies:  https://amzn.to/38lnIkU

So, in a nutshell, that's what I do for my kiddos classrooms.  A craft, goody bag and I bring in treats and hot chocolate during the party.  Makes for the perfect hour of fun!

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At home crafts I high recommend our art kits!  They are perfect for at home and you can use them in your holiday décor or send them off to the grandparents as a handmade gift!!  Win, Win!

Here are some design we are offering and the link!

 

 

 

 

Link for kits:  https://www.pixiedustlouisville.com/collections/take-and-make-kits

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I also rotate books out for the seasons for the kids.  This keeps them from being ripped and worn down.  It also keeps them entertained with "new" things each season.  These are what we have currently in our seasonal rotation for Valentines:

 

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Peppa Pig:   https://amzn.to/2XiAie3

Pete the Cat:   https://amzn.to/3niHdi1

Little Blue Trucks:  https://amzn.to/2MHyZ6z

Berenstain Bears:    https://amzn.to/2JPkTik

The night before Valentines:   https://amzn.to/35k6DWe

Charlie Brown:    https://amzn.to/35mRinZ

Baby Shark:     https://amzn.to/3hWNezR

To save some money, you can take out library books, if your library is open.  I have chose to grow our collection over the years.  Like I said before I rotate these out so for most of the year they are stored.  Do you have a favorite Valentine book you love?  Tell me!!  I would love to check them out!

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Here are a few other just fandom faves I like to use for the holiday.  I think they are fun and recommend them!  If you didn't know, we are a device free family, meaning our kiddos don't use devices other than the Wii (limited to 1 hour per day) and a t.v. show at night.  We don't allow them to watch YouTube shows anymore or have any device. So... we buy crafting stuff.  Lots and lots and LOTS of crafting stuff.  Like the books I have bought over the years, the crafting supplies will be changed out seasonally as well, what's left of it anyway lol.  We go through a LOT of craft stuff y'all...  Here is what I have purchased or is on my list of things to get this month!

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Random Valentine craft stuff:   https://amzn.to/3997Cdb

Some of that stuff you can probably fin at the dollar store but... I find Amazon way more convenient and... our Dollar Store in our town, isn't one to brag about lol.  Maybe you would have better luck in your area!

Wood Hearts:  https://amzn.to/3nqUEwi

Embellishments:  https://amzn.to/39fiqGu

Sprinkles:   https://amzn.to/3ouhDrO

 

Pixie Glitz Glitter (made by yours truly): 

https://www.pixiedustlouisville.com/collections/pixie-glitz-collection

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Let's Talk season fashion.  I LOVEEEEE to wear shirts for fall, Christmas and Valentines Day.  I love a cute heart shirt or sweater.  I am linking ones I have and ones I plan to order!!!  SOOOO CUTE!!!!  Side note, I shop for 90% of my clothes on Amazon, Target and an online Boutique called Magnolia.  Amazon has seriously cute clothes and, if you don't like them, you can return them no problem! 

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Sweater:   https://amzn.to/2MIUJPw

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Sweater:    https://amzn.to/39fhaDx

 

 (I have this and love it, I ordered a large but I like sweaters big fitting not tight)

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 Sweater:   https://amzn.to/35mQHCN

 

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Long Sleeve:    https://amzn.to/2MLiKW7

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Short Sleeve:    https://amzn.to/3s71dYq

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Long Sleeve:    https://amzn.to/2JUxsJf

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Long Sleeve:    https://amzn.to/38pdDDy

 

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I will do another blog about some fun adult games and things for couples next!  If you have any questions let me know!  hope these cute items help your holiday to be a little more festive!  

Lots of Love,

Sam C.


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