Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa

It’s February, so it is cold outside. Hot chocolate always sounds good when it is like this. What is more fun right now than planning some Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa for yourself or to give as gifts? Here are 20 ways to enjoy it for the holiday. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa”

12 Valentine’s Day Cocktails

So many of us like to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday with our loved ones and a special cocktail or two. The holiday is a great time to try out something new. Here are a few fun new ones to try out. Continue reading “12 Valentine’s Day Cocktails”

50 Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is upon us, but you still don’t have treats ready to pass out? Fear not, I have found 50 printable Valentine’s Day cards for you to whip out at the last minute and enjoy the day in style.

Food Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

You’re a Great Catch!Mission to Save has a cute goldfish-themed Valentine that says, “You’re a Great Catch!” to affix to the top of little bags of Goldfish crackers.

Treat Bag Toppers – Do you have some candy on hand to pass out? Let these toppers by Generations of Savings inspire what goes in the bag and make them extra special. They’re so fun, she also has this second set available.

You Make My Heart Pop – Grab some bags of popcorn and attach these printables from Creative Simplicity.

My Heart Pops For You Mom’s Confession has another idea that will make your valentines pop when you add these printables to lollipops.

Capri Sun Toppers – Grab a box of Capri Sun and use the punny printables from Amber Nicole with them. She also gives some tips for a Valentine’s Day party on the cheap.

Hostess Toppers – Hostess treats bring back fun childhood memories. Mission to Save has some cute toppers to go with these treats, I think my favorite is the Minion one to go on top of Twinkies.

Star Wars Themed Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Dark Side Star Wars Printables – Calling all Star Wars fans! Do your tendencies lean more toward the dark side? Desert Chica has you covered with these adorable printables Valentine’s Day cards.

BB-8 Valentines – Or if you prefer characters like BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Desert Chica has you covered there, as well.

Star Wars ValentinesThe Joys of Boys has six valentines all based on favorite Star Wars characters. You also can make a simple light saber out of Smarties to attach to the card!

Star Wars Valentines with Light Sabers Everyday Savvy has a series of Star Wars valentines that also feature favorite characters, plus you can make simple light sabers out of glow sticks!

Star Wars Valentines With PicMonkey – I love PicMonkey. You can very easily create your own Star Wars valentines that feature your own child. Desert Chica walks you through how to use this free program to make them.

Free Star Wars Printables – This collection from Tips From a Typical Mom includes nine different patterns and sayings.

Star Wars Valentines Wit and Wander created this set of printables that have adorable kid-like versions of the characters on them.

Outer Space Valentines – These printable cards from Momerish may not be Star Wars, but they are related with a space theme and very cute!

Out of This WorldThe Joys of Boys keeps the space theme alive with this collection of six cards in three different sayings.

Superhero Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Superhero Valentines – Are you a fan of the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, or Thor? Generations of Savings made a set of MARVEL Avengers cards just for you!

Avengers Valentines – Want even more Avengers? Check out these printable valentines from The Joys of Boys.

Lego Batman Toppers – Did you see Lego Batman yet? All of the kids in my life are going crazy over this movie. Simple Made Pretty created these printable Lego Batman toppers that you can attach to any kind of treat bag. She managed to find Lego shaped candy to fill hers.

Super Hero Valentine PrintableRockin’ Boys created this printable as a super hero valentine that you can put into a frame for your favorite super kid, but you could even use these to make valentines or stickers to pass out for the holiday.

Super Mario Printable valentines – Or if your superhero favorites run more along the video game lines, Over the Big Moon has these fun printable valentines based on the Super Mario characters.

Disney Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Baymax Valentines – Who didn’t fall in love with Baymax in Big Hero 6? Desert Chica loves him as much as you do and has two different varieties available to print. And then your child can color in these Big Hero 6 printables for a personalized touch.

Frozen Valentines – Frozen is still really hot with kids. Desert Chica took some of the movie’s best quotations and turned them into pretty printables for you to pass out.

Frozen Free Valentines – Those who love Princess Anna and Elsa will love these printables from LinnieP.

You’re One Cool ValentineSimple as That Blog has two printable valentine cards that feature Anna and Elsa or Olaf.

Finding Dory – Finding Dory is such a sweet movie that is getting a lot of play on my Netflix account. Download the valentines from Mommy’s Bundle to share.

Disney Inspired Valentines – Flash back to the classics with these printables from The Momma Diaries, featuring inspired pieces like Dumbo, Snow White, and more!

Inside Out – I think Inside Out is still one of my all-time favorite Disney movies ever. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it. Disney Family, of course, has a collection of valentines available to print.

Mary Poppins – Mary Poppins is one of my other all-time favorites that I have seen dozens of times. Restless Risa made these cards that you can add to coated spoons.

Disney FairiesDisney Family also has printable valentines that feature your favorite fairies!

Moana Valentines – Did you see Moana yet? Embrace the latest Disney classic with these inspired printable toppers from Best Toys for Kids.

Adorable Disney Valentines – Beauty and the Beast is a hot one right now with the upcoming film. Mommy Scene has a printable one, along with other favorite Disney movies, such as Up, Little Mermaid, and so many more.

Other Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Noncandy Treat Labels – Are you skipping the candy this year? Maybe try some art supplies or small bottles of bubbles. Generations of Savings has toppers and cards to go with those!

Minecraft Valentines – Minecraft is still huge with kids. Appeal to their love of the game with these free printable valentines from The Joys of Boys.

Free PrintablesLife is a Lullaby has three simple sayings on little cards that you can use either just as a card or attach to a small gift or treat to pass out.

Harry Potter Valentines – Harry Potter is another favorite that doesn’t seem to go out of style. Momerish made these bookmarks that you can send out as cards or laminate for them to use for a longer time.

You Color My World5 Minutes for Mom made these printable cards that your child can color in and attach to coloring supplies to show how much we all brings beauty and color to each other’s worlds.

You Are Dino-Mite – Calling all dinosaur lovers! Use these printables by Creative Simplicity to attach to little dinosaur toys or simply to pass out.

Lego Valentines – Legos were a favorite when we were kids and now they are more popular than ever. The Joys of Boys has some Lego themed printable valentines that you can pass out.

You’re Fintastic! – This one is for the shark lovers out there and comes from Crafts on Sea.

Animal Valentines – These simple cards from Generations of Savings feature the birds and the bees, a beautiful children’s version, that is.

Monkey Valentines – These little printable cards from Beauty Through Imperfection are sweet and simple.

Valentine’s Placemats – If you really want to do something different, Coffee With Us 3 has a printable placemat that you can share with friends. It’s available in black and white to be colored in. Or to save time, print one already in color.

Scratch Off ValentinesDollar Store Crafts has these cute printable valentine riddles. To find out the answer, you have to scratch off. Complete tutorial included!

Valentine’s Day Jokes – For even more laughs, you can use these free printable joke cards from Capturing Joy.

Printable Valentines for Boys – Okay, I admit that I hate dividing up valentines between the sexes, because I think kids can go either way in their tastes. But I do love this collection from Brain Power Boy. Get pirates, robots, aliens, and superheroes all in one spot!

Woodland Animals Marvelous Mommy has the most precious valentine toppers using puns based on favorite woodland animals. You can attach them to the top of your treat bags! She also has a sweet set that can be printed to use for Valentine pencil holders.

Valentine’s Day Treat Toppers – I am also madly in love with these adorable penguins in the printable from Just Peachy Designs. They are just so cute!

Letters to Cora by Colleen Nye #Release and #Giveaway

What is it about old letters that makes us all nostalgic and fall in love with people of yesteryear? I sometimes wonder if our digital age means that we are missing out on some beautiful love stories both for our present and for our future. Those old letters can also provide fodder for stories and become interesting puzzles for us to put together. This new book by Colleen Nye touches on those very issues. Keep on reading to find out more about the book and then how you can enter to win a signed copy. 

 About The Book

Title: Letters to Cora
Author: Colleen Nye
Genre: Paranormal Romance
…With all my heart.
Finding one letter was inspiring to her story. Finding a second was exciting. But when Nell finds the third letter in the rock wall of her newly acquired estate, she’s a little more than curious as to what really happened to Joshua and his beloved Cora.


For this detached author who is starting her life over, Nell finds herself sucked into the idea of the intrigue, yearning and hoping that the lovers found a way to be together.


After asking a couple of new acquaintances in the nearby village about the estate’s history, she meets Reid, a historian and descendant of Joshua himself. They start to put together the pieces of the puzzle that seem to be a Romeo and Juliet style romance in the 1800’s.


Doubts, fears and suspicions threaten to interfere. But what they do learn is that Love sometimes crosses boundaries and time to happen, even in some of the most unexpected ways.


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Author Bio

Colleen Nye started writing as a teen. Through her school days, she won awards for her poetry and short stories including a Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. As an adult, she now has short stories in Writing at the Ledges’ second and third anthologies, Seasons of Life and Voices from the Ledges, as well as various publications.


In 2012, she published first solo novel, the romantic comedy series, The Unattainable Series: When in Maui. In 2015, When in Maui moved to Blue Deco Publishing with her second novel, Immersion, a dystopian thriller. January 2016, the first book in an anthology series that’s truly unique, designed by Colleen Nye, was released. The series is named The Lunch Time Anthologies. They are full length novels with a variety of authors writing pieces that are embedded into the over-arching storyline written by Colleen. The first book is Gable Heights, and it is a crime drama.


Also in 2016, she released several projects including The Unattainable Series: Book Two, When in Doubt and a coming of age drama called The Long Summer. She co-lead and appeared in each of the 5 books in an anthology series release called The Debut Collective. In Sept 2016, From Pen To Page: A Biographical Poetry Collection was released that is the poetry of biker Alonzo “Chacho” Gomez that is chronologically arranged within his biography, written by Colleen Nye.


For 2017, Colleen is working on a paranormal romance, Letters To Cora, slated to release February 2017, sci-fi and fantasy books yet to be titled, and book three in The Unattainable Series: When in Love. Colleen also writes press releases and content for newspapers, magazines and online blogs, web sites and more, makes book covers and book trailers and formats novels and anthologies. Oh, and she is the proud owner of Blue Deco Publishing.


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Win a signed paperback and swag of “Letters to Cora”. 

Luck of the Irish #Giveaway Ends 3/10

That lucky month of March will be here before we know it, and the Luck of the Irish will be in full force! Why not get a head start on the fun? I found this lovely giveaway to share with you where you can win $50 in either Paypal or a gift card of your choice! And who couldn’t use an extra $50 here and there? Details on how to enter follow below. Best of luck to you!

Welcome to the Luck of the Irish $50 of choice Giveaway!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves

One winner will receive $50 via Paypal cash or an eGift Card of choice!

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, Holly of Southern Mom Loves wants to show one person just how lucky they can be in her 2nd annual Luck of the Irish giveaway!

The winner can choose from Paypal cash or an egift card. Just about any store is up for the egift card; If she can purchase it online and have it emailed to you, you can choose that store for your gift card! Amazon, Target, Sephora, Starbucks, Best Buy…which gift card will you choose? Enter through the widget below and good luck!

Giveaway begins on 2/10/17 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 3/10/17 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner’s List here.

Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

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