All Things Cute

Digital stamp – Tiddly Inks, sentiment – Paper Trey Ink
Ink:  SU  (Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder)
Cardstock:  Copic Blending Card, SU Wisteria Wonder, Paper Trey white
Coloring:  Copic markers
Accessories:  Stickles (on barrette)

I’ve always considered Valentine’s Day to be the day of cute.  Let’s face it, there is absolutely nothing masculine about the holiday, is there? Perhaps that’s why many women enjoy it so much and quite a few men cringe at the thought of it (from what I’ve gathered…)!

For me, I just like the whole girly aspect of it all…the little hearts, the homemade treats, the pinks & reds, the valid excuse to eat chocolate…  Could it be it’s the one day per year I have an excuse to do things up in a girl’s sort of way in a house full of boys and men?!  Perhaps.

I used a good portion of yesterday thinking of ways to make the after school hours and our evening meal into a little celebration.  I started out by simply hanging a heart banner I found on Target’s dollar spot by the kitchen table.

I was going to pick up a Papa Murphy’s heart-shaped pizza and then decided I’d attempt to make my own this year!  Homemade crust is so good, anyway!  I think it somewhat resembled a heart?!  Toppings?  We went with olives and cheese!  Yes, that’s all…black olives and green olives.  Our kids can’t get enough of them!

I don’t usually allow the boys to drink soda, but on special occasions, we bring out some caffeine free rootbeer.  This time, with cute paper straws!

For dessert, I scratched the good intention of making cute little elephant cookies and instead visited our local Dairy Queen for a heart-shaped ice cream cake.  Nothing too flowery, of course!  Had I had gummy worms on hand, I would have put a few on top!

When we were all stuffed with pizza and a week’s worth of sweets, the house got rather quiet and we enjoyed a quiet family evening.  I postponed my grand ideas of some sweet Valentine’s Day photos and instead saved that for this morning…

Now it’s on into the weekend and a quiet one, at that!
Have a fabulous Friday!




  • Rebekah Posted Friday, 02/15/2013 7:53 pm

    Lovely card! Glad you had a fun heart day too!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to “see” ya out and about again! 🙂

  • jimlynn Posted Friday, 02/15/2013 9:43 pm

    Fun and cute card – and looks like y'all had a fun day too! Love the shirt on your little man! Precious.

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 02/15/2013 10:59 pm

    How fun, fun, fun you are, Melissa! But darn, you're right some gummy worms would have rocked that cake top! Thank you for sharing your special HVD with your testerone-filled family, especially the picture of the little rascal!! Adorable.

  • Lisa Posted Saturday, 02/16/2013 12:28 am

    Yep she's cute and so were all of your Valentine goodies! Looks like you put the perfect touches on a day for your men 😉

  • Berni Cuttino Posted Saturday, 02/16/2013 2:23 am

    Melissa, coming ove to your home for those awesome goodies. Looks like you had an evening of fun and delicious food. Yes, It is good to be back. Thanks for the visit and sweet luv.

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Saturday, 02/16/2013 1:35 pm

    Awesome card and delicious looking goodies! Your little man is adorable!!!

  • Karen M Posted Saturday, 02/16/2013 8:35 pm

    HI Melissa, thanks for following my blog. I love all your pics and your cute wee boy. you're so clever, making the heart-shaped pizza! Oh, and the card is sweet, too, of course! Kx

  • Kelly Griglione Posted Tuesday, 02/19/2013 7:45 am

    What a fun post, Melissa! Love your card (of course) but also that you shared your decorations, heart pizza/cake, and of course that cutie in the mock Valentine's Day tie!

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