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It’s time to remind the sweethearts in your life that you love them. Although I don’t think it essential to give and get presents for Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to have a wish list ready just in case your love ones ask. Here’s a little round-up of some lovely gifts I’d be thrilled to receive from my Valentine.
Valentine's Day Gift Picks // Simplified Bee

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1.  iPhone charger  // 2.  gold leaf white chocolates

3. brass love box // 4. body oil // 5. Anthropologie e-gift card

6. herringbone throw // 7. Tiffany ring // 8. Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag

love #quote

Happy V-day!

cristin

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Read full story By on February 10, 2015 in fashion, food, gift guide, Holiday, quote, the buzz, Valentine's Day

Friday Finds :: Simple Valentine Crafts

The other day I was in the drug store and was quickly reminded by the sea of red and pink candy that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Doing my best to avoid sweets, I typically turn to simple Valentine crafts for the holiday like this XOXO banner I created a couple years ago.

To get you in the mood for cupid’s holiday, I’ve rounded-up a few inspiring diy, budget-friendly and simple Valentine’s Day crafts – perfect for decorating your home or give to loved ones as gifts!

DIY glitter vase // pink roses // Valentine's Day craft

Add a little sparkle to a simple glass vase by adding gold glitter around the rim. Pop your favorite pink and red flowers and voila, a stunning Valentine’s Day bouquet!  Photo by Michelle Lange via Style Me Pretty.

potted succulents with pink rocks // Valentine's Day gift idea

Love these potted succulents with pink rocks via the Glitter Guide. The perfect Valentine’s gift for teachers, friends and co-workers!

pink ombre floral centerpiece // tablescape

Not exactly a craft, but love this simple, yet stunning centerpiece found Pinterest. Carnations in shades of pink are individually set in mirrored vases and placed in ombre pattern down the center of the table.

origami hearts // Valentine's Day craft #simple #hearts

Love these colorful origami hearts by you are my fave. Fun craft for the kiddos!

DIY fringed heart // Valentine's Day craftHow cute is this fringed heart? Get the how to at Minted.

happy day,

cristin

 

 

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Read full story By on January 16, 2015 in Entertaining, Features, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, Parties, tabletop, Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, you don’t have to be shy about it. I do too. Valentine’s Day decor, unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. It’s simple, and not overdone. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, how cute are these DIY conversation heart pinatas made by DIY Studio?!

DIY conversation heart pinatas // Valentine's Day

If you are up for a little project, I’ve rounded up several other really cute DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas and am sharing them today over at Wayfair.

Cristin

 

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Read full story By on February 4, 2014 in craft, DIY, Entertaining, etsy, Holiday, Tips/Tricks, Valentine's Day, Wayfair

Free Valentine’s Day Printable for Pencil

For the last few years I’ve notice a trend in trading Valentines at my kids’ school. In almost every instance the Valentine included something sweet and I’m not referring to the look or wording. I’m referring to candy. My kids come home with tons of sweets. Although they are thrilled, it makes me wonder when did Valentine’s Day become Halloween? In an effort to reduce the sugar my children consume and their classmates, I’ve asked my favorite graphic designer, Ciera of Ciera Design to create a Valentine’s Day card that would hold a sweet, but sugar-free pencil. Here’s what we came up with…

free valentine's day printable - arrows and feathered pencils - simplified bee

So cute, right? Don’t you love the fun arrow and triangle patterns with pops of coral, pink and tangerine? To coordinate with the four designs, I ordered four packs of white pencils with special messaging in gold lettering especially for this project  -“XOXO”, “Oh Happy Day!”, “Your’re All Write By Me”, and my fave, “Love is All You Need.”

free valentine's day printable for kids // simplified bee

For this project you’ll need white pencils (messaging optional, but ordered here), although standard yellow would work too, scissors (a hole punch is also handy), a color printer and white paper (a heavier card stock works best) and the free PDF file.  White feathers and gold twine wrapped around the top of the pencil is optional.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • download the free Valentine’s Day printable (PDF download here), print on white card stock paper and cut out (four cards per page)
  • using scissors or hole punch (this would be easier for kids), cut or punch at the marked lines
  • write in the “to” and “from” (gold marker looks great!)
  • create an arrow look by wrapping white feathers like this around each pencil and tying with gold twine (although adorable, this is time consuming and a more expensive option)
  • slide one pencil through the holes allowing the pencil message to be visible
  • that’s it! super easy right?

free arrow valentine's day printable  // simplified beefree valentine printable - pencil holder - simplified beefree valentine's day printable for pencil - simplified bee

I hope you like this Valentine’s Day project as much as I do!

Happy crafting,

Cristin

*all images by Ciera Design for Simplified Bee

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Read full story By on January 23, 2014 in baby and children, craft, Entertaining, Holiday, Valentine's Day