With just one week till V-Day, it’s time for some quick-and-easy printables to put the finishing touches on your celebrations. From valentines you can print then embellish, to lettered tags perfect for topping gifts or treats, we’ve got you covered.
These charming printable tags can be cut into any shape to top their favorite sweets:
If an old-school valentine is more your speed, print one of our cute valentines onto card stock then embellish them with self-adhesive rhinestones and ribbon:
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m sure most of you are planning something special for your sweetheart. Why not start off (or end) the evening with a fruit-infused cocktail that’s easy to make, beautiful and delicious? Go ahead and start practicing for the big day. Why not? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…
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The Super Bowl is in a couple of days, and whether you love or hate the sport, it’s the perfect excuse to throw a party. I’m sure you’ve spent all your time picking out the food and drinks, and now you’re stuck with a messy house. If you don’t have time to thoroughly clean your home for your guests, just worry about making it clean enough. I know, I know I’m not supposed to encourage that, but sometimes you’ve got to fake it ’til ya make it, people.
Here are a few quick cleaning tips:
- Focus only on areas your guests will see (the foyer, media room, guest bathroom, etc.).
- Give the room a decluttered look by placing magazines, cords and other items in stylish trays and storage bins.
- Wipe down all surfaces.
- Carry a laundry basket to pick up displaced items while doing a quick sweep in each room.
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What are your favorite last-minute cleaning tips?
If you’re like me, you’re very “whatever” about the Super Bowl game itself. I tune in for the half-time show (go Beyonce!) and, of course, the commercials. I will admit that I enjoy attending parties where the majority is rooting for one team — I then like to cheer on the opposite team (very loudly). Irritating friends who take the game so seriously keeps me alert while the game is on. Back to those commercials…
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY has come up with a fun way to let everyone in the room know your take on all those ads – commercial rating signs! Click on over to her site for the free printables. Pretty great idea, right?
Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend, everybody!
Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day rite of passage. It hardly seems like February 14th without a box of those pastel-hued candies, complete with their ever-evolving messages. (Remember how they’ve changed from “fax me” to “email me” to “text me?”)
While they’re adorable, though, they aren’t especially delicious. This year, swap the chalky candies for these delicious conversation heart sandwich cookies. The best part: You can create your own custom messages with an office stamp and an edible ink pen.
Add bright hues of gel-paste food coloring to basic sugar cookie dough, then stamp each cookie and sandwich the colored hearts together with a sweet vanilla cream filling.
As you know, Super Bowl XLVII is this Sunday. No matter if you’re pulling for the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens, one thing everyone can agree on — good game day food.
Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon is serving up this delicious chili recipe — I’m in!
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What are you serving at your Super Bowl party? Tell me in the Comments!
Football reminds me of lazy Sundays with my dad, so even though I only know enough about football for people not to groan, I’m always excited for the Super Bowl.
For those of you who have been out of the loop this season, allow me to catch you up to speed: this Sunday’s matchup of the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers is interesting because it pits head coaches Jim and John Harbaugh against each other. Yes, you read right – Jim and John are brothers!
The Super Bowl is the ultimate football fan holiday, and no holiday is complete without a party full of good friends, delicious food and drinks, of course. If you’re looking for ideas for a fun Super Bowl party, look no further – we have everything you need to keep the cheer going until the final touchdown.
Designers, from left to right: Brian Patrick Flynn / Brian Patrick Flynn / Cortney and Robert Novogratz / Meg Caswell / David Bromstad / Emily Johnston Larkin / Judith Balis / Greta Goss
Nothing says fanfare like decking out your home in team colors. Conveniently, brothers serving as head coaches aren’t the only two things tying these teams together. The Ravens and the 49ers also share glitzy gold (our January Color of the Month) as one of their team colors, but are divided between violet for the Ravens and scarlet for the 49ers. What’s great about these color combos is that they look good all year, so feel free to make your Super Bowl decor a little more permanent.
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You may not have the time or patience to celebrate National Pie Day today with a freshly baked pie, but there’s an easy way you can still create the flavor. This apple pie cocktail tastes just like the real deal, and the warm cider (and liquor) will keep you warm.
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The smell of freshly popped popcorn is enough to make your family gather around a big bowl. National Popcorn Day is tomorrow, and people are searching on Yahoo! for ways to honor this staple snack food. Why not step it up and flavor it? You can mix just about anything with popcorn, but these flavors really made my mouth water.
Peanut Butter and Nutella Popcorn Balls
This involves peanut butter and nutella, and they’re easy to make. I don’t think I need to elaborate any more, do I?
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So, what are gender reveal parties? They’re the hot new trend in the entertaining world. These days, we all love having a reason to celebrate, and there’s nothing more celebratory than discovering the gender of your future child with family and friends in a festive setting. Parents to be: Add this party idea to the “to-do list.”
Colorful Gender Reveal Party / Pizzazzerie
Le Partie Sugar styled this colorful and trendy gender reveal party with the theme “Handsome Fella or Gorgeous Lil’ Lady.” A gender-neutral color palette of apple green, red and sky blue ensures the secret stays hidden until the very end. Guests can even cast their gender vote (mustache for a boy and lips for a girl) before a blue or pink balloon floats out of a box to the parents’ surprise.
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