Friday, February 12, 2010

love is in the air

oh the excitement level in our home has been at an all time high. the boys have taken their time to address each valentine to their classmates. tanner has realized that this is the last year that he will pass valentines out at school {insert tears}. he is growing up way too fast. realizing that this was it, he took the time & wrote each classmate a note, telling them something that he admired about them. for instance, he wrote athena a note telling her that she was a really good artist & that he liked her art work. i thought it was really sweet of him to take the time to write something extra.

i feel like i have made/frosted sugar cookies by the truck load. you can find the recipe in the post below this one..

here is what we did for the teachers this year. each teacher got a plate of sugar cookies & a gift card for starbucks. you gotta have hot chocolate (or coffee for the boys teachers) with your cookies. we attached a little gift card holder on top of the cookie plate. a few years back, i worked the sacramento scrapbook expo for green tangerines & we made these gift card holders as a free make & take. so simple & easy to make. a perfect way to use some of your extra stash. I had all of the product on hand & did not have to purchase anything new(did you read that, john?) here are the steps:

double sided pattern paper {adds instant cuteness}
cut your paper to 4 X 6 in..

fold your pattern paper up from the bottom, about 1 1/2 in..

ink edges, staple left & right sides shut. punch a few hearts, add a bow & you are good to go.

enjoy your valentine weekend...hope it is filled with love & all things sweet.


Amy said...

Cute! I am going to have to remember how to do that! How are you resisting those cookies? They look great.

Lisa said...

I love the card, cute!!

Raejean said...

I'm still planning on trying your sugar cookie recipe, but it would be so much easier to eat yours, they look so yummy!

mer said...

you are the cutest momma ever! i miss you - we need to get together this week :)

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lorelie said...

You are nothing short of amazing, Raimi. How do you do it all....really? I'd love to have sampled those yummy cookies!