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Hot Cocoa on a Stick Valentine (hot cocoa on a stick recipe)

Remember when you didn’t finish your dinner…and your mom said no dessert…and you left the table in a huff. And then when she finished cleaning up the dishes you snuck in the kitchen and found something you assumed was just like a Hershey bar….but it was the farthest thing from a Hershey bar. “It must be good…or they wouldn’t wrap it in this fancy paper…” you thought to yourself. And so you took a huge bite of the Baker’s chocolate bar…and thought—GOOD LORD THIS IS AWFUL!!! Just me? Thought so…..Serves me right for not finishing my green beans. cocoa on a stick Valentine @cleverlyinspired (1)

 

Back to business here….this little Valentine is so sweet it will warm your heart:)

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I created a little tag on word (Segoe UI light font). The recipe came together super easy.

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Hot Cocoa on a Stick (makes about 15 sticks)

8 oz. unsweetened Bakers chocolate (I think you could make this with any chocolate you wish though)

1/4 Cup cocoa

1/2 Cup powdered sugar

Chop up chocolate and place in glass bowl. Melt in microwave—stirring often. DON’T get chocolate too hot….it will melt all clumpy.

Sift together cocoa and sugar. Add in melted chocolate. Combine ingredients. It will get stiff.

Scoop into molds and place stick in. Allow to cool. (I chilled in fridge to set.)

Wrap up in small bags and attach card!

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Valentine,

You WARM my heart J

Love,

Emily

(place this hot coco stick in a cup full of warm milk)

Awwwww…so sweet :)

Sharing at Whipperberry, Tip Junkie

 
Be sure to check out my friends today over at Thistlewood Farm (KariAnne) and Kristen at The Hunted Interior. We are all sharing some fun Valentine’s inspirations today!!

(Please be sure to pin images from their sites…thanks!! )

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Also…in other news…I am super excited to have been chosen as a DIY contributor for Jamielyn at I Heart Naptime. I will be posting monthly over there so please check it out.

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Shake it up: Handmade Valentine

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One more reason that I love blogging is that even though my kiddos are too old for class Valentines…I can still create and share with you ;) I know many of you like to make unique homemade Valentines so I came up with a few fun ones to share.

This one is super simple and very little cost. I saw a package of these Wyler’s singles to go in the Target dollar spot. 8 for a dollar seemed like a good bargain to me. My peanut helped with the little saying “You SHAKE ME UP Valentine” and we had our idea:) Your little ones may need help with placing the single packet in the cardstock…a razor blade is the easiest way to cut the slits. Here is how you put this sweet card together….

All you need is some scrapbook paper, glue, razor blade, sharpie and the single packet mix.

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Water bottle stencil

Do you make handmade Valentines every year? We would love to hear your ideas!

Also…be sure to tune in next week when my bloggie buddies and I will be sharing a whole week of Valentine goodness!!!

Sharing at 36thAve, Whipperberry, Postively Splendid
 

 

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Lip Gloss Valentine

My Goddaughter called Lip Gloss “glip-gloss” until she was about 5 1/2 . I still call it glip-gloss….it totally makes me smile. So here is a super easy and super sweet little homemade Valentine. I was a little surprised when my daughter said she wanted to hand out some Valentines….but I was so excited!! This is what we came up with…

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I had shared a really cute “pencil” valentine on Facebook awhile back…and that immediately came to mind.

 

Instead of a pencil we made ours into lip glosses. All you need is a push pop, black cardstock, pink or red paper, tape and a cute tag. Attach a little tag that says “you make me shine” (I know soooo cute right?!?!) Just cut the black cardstock to fit once around the pop and tape. Do the same for the pink paper. Then gently push in the side of the pink paper and over lap a bit to create the look of the top of a lipgloss.. ..attach your tag and your done!

You could also use life savers or mentos, rolos…etc!

 

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Forget me not….Note Frame

Love is in the air….exciting and new….come aboard….we’re expecting YOUOUUUUUU….(name that tv show tune???) …cue some easy music….

The love boat. Yes, remember Julie? I kind of wanted to be Julie. Get to live on a cruise ship….and not do school work….all that. Course, how could you not like Gopher?? Cheesy 70’s melo-drama at it’s best. Awesome….

Ok, moving on. Sorry for that flashback. I have seen about 500 of these super cute frames floating around pinterest and thought I would make one up for Valentine’s day. Super cute way to leave someone an unexpected note….or just to jot yourself a note to buy more goldfish :)

 I cut a piece of scrapbook cardstock to fit my frame (8X10) . I ran it through my printer
“Don’t forget that….” was printed.
 Put it in your frame!
 Use a dry erase to leave your messages :)
Super sweet :)
Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Weekly Wrapup–Happy Valentines!!

 In honor of Valentines…
” I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts…..
…. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night…..

…And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve.
 I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible…”
I love that movie :)
This week was such a blast! So happy to share an easy Slow Cooker Angel Chicken I think one of the best recipes I have ever made in a slow cooker. Also a really fun class activity any time of the year…but especially Valentines day…the Pat on the Back shirt ! Ok…the $5 chair redo…I LOVE!! I also introduced you to the newest monthly spotlight sponsor ShelleyRoze Studios one talented lady!!
Have a great weekend! If you need me…I will be taking pictures with my new bff (nikon D5000, I think I will name her….I don’t know what though!) Here is my latest pic with her…
makes you want a nice hot cup of coffee….hummmm ;)
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Be Inspired to be Clever ;)
Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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