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Friday, February 5, 2016

S'more Friends Like You Valentines


Are you ready for Valentine's Day? You know I love any excuse to make something
cute and fun for my kids, so I usually go all out with handmade Valentines. We have
done some fun ones over the years - Minecraft valentines, Hi-Chew valentines,
Juice Box valentines, and my favorite, MUAH! Big Red Chocolate Lip valentines!
This year I had a blogger friend put out a request for cute "s'more friends" valentine
and so I decided to take the challenge and make one!


I made two sizes of the S'more Friends valentines. The first size is 3x4 and fits the Wilton
4x9 party bags perfectly! I got mini chocolate bars, marshmallow hearts and
graham crackers and filled each of the little bags. I put two graham crackers in the bag
so that they really could make s'more if you wanted to!


I loved how they turned out, but I initially had trouble finding heart shaped marshmallows
locally this year. So, as I was trying to think of how to get heart marshmallows without
having to make them myself and I figured out I could use my tiny heart cookie cutter
to make a heart impression in the big square marshmallows. I think it turned out adorable!


So, in addition to the 3x4 size, there is a 4x6 size that you can fold in half to make the
perfect bag topper for regular sandwich baggies. I folded them in half, like a hot dog bun,
and then stapled them to the tops of my sandwich baggies. The whole graham cracker
fit when I sued the sandwich baggies and the cute little heart impression marshmallows
were the perfect touch to let your friends know how much they mean to you.


You can make whichever size is easiest for you or do a combination of both and use the
square marshmallows in the 3x4 size or vice versa. Last year I was able to find lots of
different heart marshmallows from several brands, but this year I went to three stores
and only found one version from Peeps that came in a package of nine. I've seen that
you can order them online, but since I never do anything until the last minute and I like to
try and shop local, that never seems to work for me very well.


Both versions of the S'more Friends Valentine Printables are available for you to download
and print and make some cute (and yummy!) valentines for your friends!

Be sure to check out my other handmade valentine ideas and printables!
If you make any of them, I'd love to see them or I'd love a comment below which
of them is your favorite!
Happy Valentine's Day from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe!



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TOO Cute Tuesday: Linky Par-Tay! #270

I'm thinking back to when I surprised the kids and took them to the
recently re-opened Adventure Playground. It was so fun and we can't
wait to go back and have some more muddy, crazy fun.

Now onto TOO Cute Tuesday!

What did you make this week that is TOO Cute??
Come link up!

Rules:
  • Must be made by you.
  • Link up to the specific post - not your main blog.
  • No Etsy shops or giveaways please :)
  • Please post the button or link back here so more people can join in the fun.
  • Visit some of the other participants and leave them some LOVE!
TOO Cute Tuesday will be open Tuesday-Saturday.
On Saturday or Monday I'll highlight some of my favorites
and then we'll start over on Tuesday!





This post brought to you by:


 
I changed the linky party so that the most recently uploaded project will show up as number one. This way everyone gets a chance on top. So, look in the first spot for your project, not at the end. Thanks!!!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Odysseo by Cavalia Opening in Irvine this Week

Cavalia Orange County

 Odysseo by Cavalia opens this week under the White Big Top in Irvine
 at the junction of  the I-405 and the SR-133.
Performances begin Wednesday, February 3, 2016 and run through February 14th.

Odysseo will take you on a fantastical journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders,
from the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, from the African savannah to Nordic glaciers,
 from the Sahara to Easter Island, and even to a lunar landscape, illuminated by shooting stars
and brilliant nebulas.
The horses play in complicity and with freedom, in a symbiotic and respectful relationship
with their human co-stars, charming and fascinating everyone who has the chance to
witness this moving artistic and emotive partnership.

WHAT
ODYSSEO, the new adventure by Cavalia

WHEN
Opening day is February 3rd with matinee and evening performances
scheduled through February 14th

WHERE
Under the White Big Top in Orange County
at the junction of the I-405 and the SR-133 in Irvine
(on the grounds of the OC Great Park)

TICKETS
Available at www.cavalia.net and by calling 1-866-999-8111
Priced from $29.50 to $269.50 + applicable taxes and fees.

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