easy valentine’s day snack mix {a recipe}

valentines snack mix

One simple, creative way that I use to celebrate different holiday with my kids is to create easy, themed snack mixes. My kids LOVE them, they take almost no time to put together, and they’re a fun way to mark holidays and special occasions. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to create a themed snack mix that my kids would enjoy over the next week or so as we celebrate the day of love!

snack mix

First, I wanted to create covered pretzels to add to the mix. I melted a handful of white melting wafers, added a couple of drops of food coloring, dipped my pretzels, and covered them with sprinkles.


Place on a sheet of parchment paper, put in the refrigerator to quicken hardening process, and that’s it!

covered pretzels snack mix

Add to the rest of your ingredients. I used rice cereal, oyster crackers, mini marshmallows, yogurt raisins, and a few conversation hearts to create my snack mix. Toss together.

themed snack mix

What simple, creative ways do you celebrate holidays with your family? 

snack mix

Need more Valentine’s Day inspiration? Here’s an easy handprint heart canvas, and 20 modern Valentine’s Day crafts!


vibrant and bright in California {home tour}

I love perusing and studying beautiful homes…and I love sharing them with you all! Today’s California home is bright, light and fun. If you aren’t familiar with Kristy Wicks and her lovely style, you’ll want to head over to her blog and plan on spending a bit of time over there:) 

These images are from last Spring, she’s since updated her home and you can find those images on her blog as well!

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all images via kristy wicks


diy paper fortune cookies {a tutorial}

paper crafts

Looking for a fun paper craft? An easy Valentine’s Day treat? These fortune cookies are a simple, versatile, and fun paper crafting project! I created them using some of my favorite adult coloring book pages, but you can use scrapbook paper or wrapping paper for a fun twist!

paper crafts


Step 1: Use a lid or glass to trace circles onto your paper. Cut out. The larger your circles, the larger your paper fortune “cookies” will be.

paper fortune cookies

diy fortune cookies

Step 2: Fold your circle in half, but do not crease it. Insert your paper fortune inside your cookie. Hold your folded circle with your left hand. With your right hand, put your thumb on one end of the cookie and your middle finger on the other. Use your index finger to gently press the middle of the cookie inward to get that fortune cookie shape.

paper fortunes

paper fortune cookie

Like the fortunes I used? Feel free to download your own paper fortunes here! Print on 8×10 or 8.5×11 paper and trim.

fortune cookie fortunes

paper fortune cookies

Thanks for reading!