Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy February!

Happy February!
Yea, January is done!  One month closer to spring and warmer weather!  And the start of February means another holiday coming.  A holiday that I love b/c it's all about love and cute girly things.  I did an activity with Solis last week with candy hearts.  I was in the dollar store one day looking at this bag thinking, what can I do with this?  (Besides eat them of course.)  So I came up with this idea, although I'm sure 50 thousand other moms came up with it too :)

I cut out 6 circles the same colors as the conversation hearts and taped them inside a jumbo muffin pan.
Then Solis went to work sorting the colors.
She had a lot of fun doing this activity and it kept her busy for awhile!  All week, she would ask to do her hearts.  By the end of the week, she could care less about sorting colors.  Instead she transfered the hearts with a spoon and just made piles.  
Hey, whatever kept her happy.
Since I wasn't blogging last year, I thought I'd share a few little things I did for Valentine's Day.  
Solis was a teeny tiny 19 month old!
XOXO banner from {Little Pumpkin Papers}

For Solis's playgroup, I made these labels and put 
Hershey kisses and bubbles inside the bags.
Solis I made this valentine for daddy.  
Again, my obsession with baby feet....just too cute.
A little surprise treat in the hubby's lunch.
      I made Shaun red velvet cookies.  They were a huge hit!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies 

Ingredients
1 box red velvet cake mix
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies
Heart shaped cookie cutter, optional

Directions
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and flour. Whisk until clumps disappear. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla.  Mix until smooth. 
3. Take about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and form into a ball. Roll the ball in powdered sugar until fully coated. Place cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are set and cookies begin to crack.
4. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. If desired, cut cookies into heart shapes, using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Eat the cookie scraps:)

Happy love month!!  XOXO

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