Valentine’s Day Donut Banner


I’m keeping with a theme this week. First it was these cute Mini Valentine’s Day Donuts, then I did a guest post for the girls over at Eighteen25 with a Valentines Donut Printable (which I’m super excited about!), and now I’m finishing the week with this fun Valentine’s Day Donut Banner!

My husband and I just bought our first house and we’ve been living in it for 2 months now. We absolutely love the place, especially since we didn’t even see the house in person – that was super lucky! I do not recommend it! The house is a little outdated, in some areas but it’s something we can live with. One of those places is the fireplace. I will say this, one of the best features about our fireplace is that it’s gas burning and we love having moving nights snuggled in front of it. The eyesore of the fireplace, for me at least, is everything surrounding it… there isn’t much of a “fancy mantel” and hopefully one day we’ll be able to change that.


But for now, I get to come up with different ways of decorating it with this Donut Banner. It’s a fun and playful way of displaying X’s and O’s throughout your house. Warning: it might make you hungry for donuts. 🙂


Grab your Valentine’s Day Donut Banner here.

Easy Mini Valentine’s Day Donuts

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It has been crazy these past few months. We moved into our new home, I worked full time for the holiday season, and celebrated our youngest’s 2nd birthday. Now it’s time to get back to working on this little blog of mine.

We’re getting pretty excited for Valentine’s Day at our house. So yesterday, I decided to do something fun with my kids while dad was out of the house. These mini Valentine’s Day donuts are so easy to put together, my kids understood what to do pretty quickly, and they’re 5 (almost) and 2. The best part, you only need 3 ingredients!


Package of Glazed (or plain) Mini Donuts – like Hostess or Little Debbie’s

Candy Melts – feel free to choose your favorite Valentine’s colors

Valentine’s Day Sprinkles

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  1. Dip your donut into a bowl of melted candy chocolate.

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2. Let any extra candy melts drizzle off of your donut and set on a cooling rack.

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3. Grab your favorite sprinkles (look how cute those hands are! I know this picture is pretty much unnecessary but it was too cute not to share).

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4. Sprinkle your hearts desire on your donut.

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5. Let your donuts sit and dry off for a little bit until the chocolate has hardened. And you’re all done!

Super easy and great to do with your kids. The only downside is the clean up. Like I predicted, the sprinkles got everywhere, but it was totally worth having them do something that didn’t involve sitting in front of the TV or iPad!

What a perfect gift to give away for Valentine’s Day too!

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13 FREE Halloween Printables

Halloween Free Printables

If you are new to this blog and haven’t seen the Halloween printables from last year, you’re going to want to check ’em out and see what you can add to your decor this upcoming holiday. From countdowns, to party decor, there’s lots of fun stuff for you to print off and add to your collection of Halloween goodies. The best part, they’re absolutely FREE!


Halloween Ombre Printable – Get ’em here


Happy Halloween Printable – Get ’em here


“Spooky” Halloween Printable – Get ’em here

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Halloween Cupcake Wrappers & Toppers – Get ’em here

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Halloween Gift Tags – Get ’em here and here

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Halloween Gift Tags – Get ’em here

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Oreo Monster Munch & Free Printable – Grab ’em here

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Halloween Banner – Get ’em here


Halloween & Countdown Printable – Get ’em here


Halloowen Chevron Printables – Get ’em here


Halloween Party Invitation – Get ’em here


Halloween Subway Art – Get ’em here

Logo Design: Knotty Kreations

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I’m sharing another amazing small business who I had the opportunity to work with and create this fun logo for her shop. While looking for a new hobby, the owner of Knotty Kreations stumbled across crochet and it quickly turned into something she loved to do on a daily basis.

Knotty Kreations Logo

She is incredibly talented and can do just about anything you ask. If you show her a picture of something that you want made, she’ll do exactly that! If you want to tweak it a bit, she’s got you covered. She makes a variety of items from hats, clothing, stuffed animals, blankets and much more!

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You have to check out Knotty Kreations and see all the amazing stuff she makes! Check her out on Facebook and enter for a chance to win one of four items below on Instagram! It ends tomorrow, so enter now!


Friday Favorites: DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Makeup Magnet Board – Making the World Cuter


$3 DIY Bow Picture Frame – Shanty 2 Chic


Mother’s Day Button Magnets – Inkablinka


Confetti Inspired Terra Cotta Pots – Lil’ Luna


Mason Jar Sewing Kit – Polka Dot Chair


DIY Magnets – Sundaesins


Mother’s Day Vase – U Create Crafts


DIY Mason Jar Succulent Pots – Lolly Jane


Strawberry Ice Cream Soda Sundae Bath Salts – iYoodle


May Day Basket – Lia Griffith


Mother’s Day Spa Gift Idea – Mom 4 Real

New Year, New Look

I wanted a new look that would be simple, and I was never truly in love with the header I had before. Now, I’m in love with the way my blog looks, it’s simple and fresh, and my header is a little more fun and more enjoyable to look at (for me at least). Hope you love the new look too!

Friday Favorites – Halloween Party Printables

Halloween-party-Printables-DisplayNot enough time to go out and buy Halloween decorations for your party, or simply don’t have the budget for decorations? Need help coming up with a cute party favor, or making your treats look fancy? Here are my favorite party printables to go along with your Halloween party. Mix and match each printable, or use one of the party packs listed below to create the perfect look!

Witch Hallloween PartyOreo Witch Shoes & Free Printable Tag – Your Home Based Mom

printableHalloween Carnival – Confetti Sunshine

Monster-Party-www.the36thavenue.com_Monster Party & Free Printables – The 36th Avenue

IMG_2273Halloween Party Printables – Three Little Monkeys Studio

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halloweenprintablesfullset-493x1200Halloween Printables – Seshalyn Parties

halloweenbagtoppersHalloween Joke Toppers – 30 Days Handmade

Halloween1Halloween Party Time – Mom’s Best

halloween-water-bottle-wrapsHalloween Printables – The Dating Divas

halloween pic set1Halloween Treat Labels – Print Your Party

Halloween-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Todays-Creative-BlogHalloween Candy Bar Wrapper – Today’s Creative Blog

Full-Collection-580x410Retro Halloween Printables – Cherries n’ Berries

Free-Halloween-PrintablesHalloween Party Favors – Living Locurto Party Printables – Kara’s Party Ideas

free-halloween-party-games-webHalloween Games – Card Store Cupcake Printables – Boulder Locavore

6a012876eb143a970c019affdd0cf8970b-800wiCarnival Cupcake Walk Kit – Honest to Nod

6a00e54eee8f8688340133f5394a3a970b-800wiCreepy Halloween Treat Labels – Celeste Rockwood-Jones


Spiders in a Bag – Moritz Fine Designs

kalico printableHalloween Printables – Kalico Design

LDS San Diego Temple – Free Printable

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 san-diego-temple-redLDS San Diego Temple Red 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-purpleLDS San Diego Temple Violet 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-pinkLDS San Diego Temple Pink 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-orangeLDS San Diego Temple Orange 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-navyLDS San Diego Temple Navy 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-mintLDS San Diego Temple Mint 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-lpinkLDS San Diego Temple Light Pink 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-greenLDS San Diego Temple Green 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-grayLDS San Diego Temple Gray 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-yellowLDS San Diego Temple Yellow 8.5×11 – download here

san-diego-temple-blueLDS San Diego Temple Blue 8.5×11 – download here

Spooktacular Halloween Gift Tags – Free Printable

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This is the last Halloween Gift tag… for now! But I had to share just one more. Like the last post, these gift tags were intended to be printed front and back, but you can also style these the same way as I did in the picture. Jazz up your Halloween gifts or party favors with these fun gift tags. Your friends will love these!

spook-green-display“Spooktacular Halloween” green – download here

spook-display-orange“Spooktacular Halloween” orange – download here

spook-display-purple“Spooktacular Halloween” purple – download here