Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

As I glanced around blogland at Valentine's ideas, I started feeling a little "less than perfect" on the mom front.

Can't I just plop down a box of heart shaped candy and say "Happy Valentine's Day precious children!" ?? Or is that too sterile and expected? I saw the cute ideas by the mom over at Three Pixie Lane and started to feel inferior.  I decided to ramp it up a notch, this year. Not a whole lot, it isn't Christmas, or anything - just a little more. 

Hand-made is always the key.

(Ignore the sewing machine on the chair in the corner of the kitchen - it has been there a week - we don't see it anymore).
So, I hand-stamped their little name tags and added a ribbon.

I also printed out these cute "Apple of My Eye" stickers from and Twig and Thistle.

One of my kids already had an apple in his lunch box, so I sneaked a sticker in there - wonder if that will embarrass him at the Middle School lunch table?

The mom at Three Pixie Lane also has a better camera and better photography skills.  But I am not feeling inferior or anything.  Will the kids would notice if I eat their chocolates to numb myself regarding my lack of quality mom skills?

The tulips were courtesy of my sweet husband and are much prettier in real life.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

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Low Tide High Style said...

I'm sure your children will be thrilled when they see all of the wonderful things you've done to make their Valentine's Day a happy one! I love your tulips too!

Kat :)

notes of sincerity said...

Happy Valentine's Day Trish. :o)
Your children are sure lucky to have such a sweet mom!! :o)

Rebecca said...

That's one of the few DOWN-side of blogging. One can become a bit intimidated. Although there are many good ideas out there, sometimes it seems to me we get all out of balance, go OVERBOARD on some non-essentials and just may think clever decorations = heart-felt love & time spent together.

Just be you!

Mommy Mouse: said...

Well darn. I'm supposed to do something for my kids on valentines? I didn't even get my husband anything


Blayne Beacham said...

I think you did a fantastic job! Your kids will love it!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Cute little sticker on the apples! I know what you mean by getting wowed by all the projects in blogland. Eep. I bought myself a ranunculus and a blinged out cake topper at Goodwill (It was an "M" for Molly - how could I resist??) for a whopping 99 cents and stuck it in my potted plant. Happy Valentine's day to me!

Jamie said...

Too cute. Where's Rob's? I ran up to Walmart at 6 a.m. on Valentine's morning. Got a few of those stuffed bears and ballons. Your's much better. I guess you saved Rob's gift for later on that evening...

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