Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Valentine Treat

marshmallow-heart-hot-chocolate-cup-valentine-cupid-arrow-textWe shared some gooey, yummy and sticky details on how to make the cutest cupid’s arrow made of marshmallows at Momtastic. Read more before you sip your next cup of hot cocoa.

Jessica is late to everything, and this post is no exception, but you still have time to make the arrow before Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and package it for friends and family like we did below. If not, there’s always next year!

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Here’s What you Need to Do:

  1. Buy packets of hot cocoa.
  2. Create paper pockets. We ran out of cellophane bags, thus we created our own pockets for the packets made from Astrobrights Papers. Follow these instructions to make the paper pockets. It’s easy. All you need to do is fold paper and have a glue stick handy.
  3. Print the free printable, I love you like hot chocolate loves marshmallows, designed by Jenna at Fleur de Lis. Click here to download the printable.
  4. Glue the tag on the front of the pocket.
  5. Insert the packet in the pocket.
  6. Insert cupid’s arrow in the pocket. We wrapped our marshmallow arrow in a skinny cellophane bag and used Washi Tape to seal it.

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For all you pink lovers out there, don’t miss the Wayfair Homemakers Housewarming Party, PINK edition at Pink Heels, Pink Truck. Our I believe in Pink ‘birthday in a box’ DIY was featured in her round-up. Y’all are going to get your pink fix…an absolute necessity before Valentine’s Day!

{images via j. sorelle}

{free printable} I Spy Game for Thanksgiving

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One of our kid’s favorite games to play at the dinner table is I Spy. So this year, we’re happy to bring the tradition of I spy with my little eye to the Thanksgiving table. And, we’re also going retro with the use of a disposable camera. We can’t believe how ‘old school’ that seems with all the high-tech electronics nowadays. But for the kiddos, they can use and abuse the camera, and feel like a professional photographer for the evening, and you don’t have to worry about the state of your expensive phone. And, the best part of all – you can really see Thanksgiving through your children’s eyes. Don’t we all wish we could see the world through the eyes of our children on a daily basis – what a beautiful gift that would be?!

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Fleur de Lis created a cute and FREE printable for you that you can download here.

If you’re up for a DIY, we made the little DIY pumpkin napkin ring from a shower curtain ring. We wrapped the shower curtain ring in yarn, used a hot glue gun to keep the ends of the yarn in place, and topped it with a small branch and raffia bow. It took about 5 minutes!

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thanksgiving i spy and diy pumpkin napkin ring

{images via j. sorelle}

you donut how much i love you

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I plan to make the first day of the school year special with lots of photos, love, hugs, kisses..and donuts. Who doesn’t have a good day that starts off with a donut and love? And, we have a free printable for you too from Fleur de Lis! You can find it here. And, not just for the first day of school – for anyone you love, on any day of the week. Yay! Donuts for everyone.

I hope the rare goodness of chocolate and sprinkles before 8 am brings a smile to my kids faces’ and eases my kindergartener’s ‘first day of school’ anxiety. Heck, I think I need 10 donuts to ease my anxiety for the first day. Bring on the chocolate glazed donut for mama!

You can either print the printable directly on a white bag from Target like I did. Or, print and cut, then attach to a bag with a clothes pin.

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{images via j. sorelle…as you can see, we couldn’t even keep a donut untouched for the photos – chocolate fingers snatched some bites}

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Support and Gift for New Moms {free printable and giveaway}

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We are talking boobs today ladies and gents. Yes, you heard us right…boobs! Get excited. And for all you soon to be mama’s and new mama’s, you have an opportunity to win some great goodies. Make sure to read below.

If you follow us, you know we have almost 7 children between us. What you may or may not know is that all 3 of us chose to breastfeed our babies, experiencing the gamut of emotions – from joy to pain.  We wrote a humorous poem about our breastfeeding experience, which you can see here.  Here’s what we know to be true about breastfeeding…Some love it, others don’t, and some can’t do it {and its all ok}. It’s a personal decision and a really hot topic! It’s a lot of work {and can be quite painful}. It’s an amazing bonding time only you and your baby can share. And, it’s an unbelievable power that women possess.

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, and mothers everywhere, we created the perfect gift to give to a new mom – to save her, and her boobies as they adjust to breastfeeding. Welcome, Boob-Aid. A ‘kit’ that includes all the necessities – soothies gel, nipple butter, nursing pads, a water bottle and our funny poem. You can buy the label and get the poem as a FREE bonus here.

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boob aid_jsorelle

boob aid_jsorelle

boob aid_jsorelle

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week,  Nesting Days Newborn carriers are hosting an incredible giveaway with top brands and bloggers. One lucky winner will take it all! The prize is valued at over $300! Enter for yourself or for a friend and share the giveaway with all of the amazing mamas in your life!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 10th at 12am.

One winner will receive :
(1) Nesting Days carrier in her choice of size and color
(1) Undercover Mama shirt in her choice of color
(1) Multi pack of Bamboobies nursing pads
(1) Teething Necklace from GumiGem
(1) Infinity Nursing Scarf from Abbie Grace Designs
(1) Bottle of Nipple Cream from MotherLove
(1) Hands Free Pumping/Nursing Bra from The Dairy Fairy (1) Sleep Nursing Bra from The Dairy Fairy

Estimated retail value : $330

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Enter the giveaway below and then click through to read stories, see photos, and enjoy other fun goodies from all of our partnering bloggers!

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{Boob Aid images via j. sorelle}


Ice Cream Sundae Dessert for Easter Sunday {Free Printable}

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We are planning to celebrate the upcoming Easter Sunday by first, spending time in prayer and reverence at church in our finest spring pastels, devouring a delicious brunch with family and friends {accompanied with a mimosa or bloody mary}, participating in an Easter Egg Hunt with the kiddos and then topping the Holy Day off with an Easter Sundae {beautifully and cleverly packaged, of course}.

Our FREE Happy Easter Sundae printable is available now. All you have to do is download and print the free printable here, find a cute box or bag, and get to the store to buy ice cream and all the yummy sundae fixin’s. This makes for a lovely hostess gift on Easter, and also a fun end {or beginning if you want} to the day. Vanilla ice cream covered in torn pieces of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg sounds so amazing right now!

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happy easter sundae_jsorelle

I bought my Kraft box at Target {$3 in dollar bins…omg, I LOVE and crave the dollar bins at Target}, and filled it with pastel paper shreds, treat bowls, colorful spoons and napkins, and chocolate syrup and sprinkle toppings conveniently stored in adorable $1 glass jars {also from the Target dollar bins}.

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happy easter sundae_jsorelle

happy easter sundae_jsorelle

{images via j. sorelle}