Monday was a SNOW DAY! Yes! The Pacific Northwest has hit us with a crazy snow storm. Two weeks ago I was so ready for spring but with this blizzard, winter is not going away. I got to stay home from work though! We stayed all cozy inside, enjoyed some family time & made our valentines!
Blakely & I go to monthly play dates with friends & February’s play date happens to be on Valentine’s Day! ❤️ I shared last week that we are making our own valentines this year. I have always enjoyed and loved to craft & be creative. So putting together these valentines was so fun! Of course thanks to pinterest for some inspiration, here are our DIY valentines!
I liked the idea of not doing candy valentines because the kids in our play date group are all under four years old. They most likely don’t need all that sugar. Yes I know animal crackers have sugar too, but less than straight up candy! 😉
All of the supplies I used were crafting stuff that I already had on hand, but are almost all from Micheals. I designed the WILD saying on Microsoft word. Super simple and easy! Just print, cut & paste onto some animal print card stock. Add a heart sticker, tie with bakers twine, and you have the cutest handmade valentines!
What valentines are you all making? I’d love to see them too!
February is only one day away! ❤️ And we are excited for all things pink, glittery & heart shaped! We love to dress up, be festive & celebrate all holidays. So no exception for Valentine’s Day! I put together a few of the cutest little outfits from our favorite places to shop for February!
Blush Long Sleeve . Vintage Terry Sweats . Heart Pjs . Ello Love Tank . Bubblegum Velvet Bow . Grey Dress . Hot Pink Moccs
I fell in love with Candy Kirby Designs before Blakely was born and absolutely love all their stuff! They have fun colors, patterns, and our forever favorite black & white stripes!
Can’t go wrong with an Ello Love tank for February from our local favorite, Kate & James! Blakely is on their brand rep team & we love to support local businesses!
Matching shoes & headband are the perfect way to dress up a simple dress! Free Babes & Sweet N Swag moccs are our go to accessories! (Having a girl is seriously so fun playing dress up!)
(so proud she got her baby out of the toy basket herself!😄)
I am super excited for Valentine’s Day festivities! We have a play date planned with friends & are exchanging valentines! How fun is that?! Just melts my heart thinking about it! 😍 We can’t wait to make our own valentines and celebrate with friends for Blakely’s first Valentine’s Day! Keep an eye out for our DIY valentines next week!
Is it to early to pull out my Christmas decor?! I am so ready for the holiday season! And did I mention I can’t wait to decorate our new house for Christmas for the first time! I am especially excited for this Christmas being Blakely’s FIRST Christmas! I remember growing up, my family had a few holiday traditions that we did every year and loved having those memories. With now having my own bebe, I want to start our own family holiday traditions! Here is the start of my list and hope to add more as the years go by.
Weeks Family Christmas Traditions:
1. New Christmas jammies & book on Christmas Eve
2. New ornament each year for Blakely to collect
3. Decorate snowflake cookies
4. Hunt for our Christmas tree & decorate together
5. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast Christmas morning
6. Participate in our church’s canned foods & toys donation
Even though Blakely is still so young (and won’t even remember this years Christmas) I want her to grow up & always have those memories as I did. Anyway how about we get through Thanksgiving first? I am just so excited! What are some of your family holiday traditions?