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Celebrating the Rocks in My Life for Valentine’s Day: My Besties

Not everyone’s idea of a perfect valentine involves a guy. And at this point, I have as many friends who are divorced as are married. For women, our friends are often “our rocks” more than our husbands or boyfriends. When I’m having a bad day, they see it on my face immediately at 3pm pick up. When […]

Homemade Valentine Template: You Left Your Mark on Me.

You Left Your Mark on Me. This is an easy one. You can print out this Valentine Template on 8.5 x 11″ pink oe red card stock. It will make 3 per page. Use clear packing tape to attach a fun marker. We got ours at Michael’s: 50 for $24. Check out our other easy homemade valentines Something Sweet […]

Our Favorite (Easy) Homemade Valentines

This is something I have been checking out because the store bought cards are so boring. There are very few to choose from and to actually find one your child likes is almost impossible. I have come across a few cute ideas. Friendship Bracelets If your child knows how to make friendship bracelets, this is […]

Heart-Shaped Pancakes for My Valentine’s Day Breakfast Tradition

Like an idiot, years ago I started a Valentine’s Day tradition of making a huge heart day breakfast for the kids, complete with champagne glasses, red berries, candy (don’t judge me), gifts and heart-shaped pancakes. (Check out our pumpkin and gluten-free pancake recipes.) If you are a newish mom reading this, just remember, kids LOVE tradition so be careful […]

Mother Daughter Valentine Spa Party

What a fun way to get to spend time with your friends and daughters. Create a “Spa Night” in your own home. Invite friends and their daughters to a fun night with these cute invitations from Pretti Mini. BYOR = Bring Your Own Robe. Start with a basket of disposable pedicure flip flops. Turn them into glam pedicure […]

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter with strawberries coated in decadent white chocolate and then dipped once more with a citrus sugar blend. SIZE: makes 16 INGREDIENTS:  2 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp finely grated orange peel 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon peel 6 ozs. high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped 16 large […]

Stained Glass Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Get creative with festive “stained-glass” cookies.  Any shaped cookie cutter can be used as long as you are able to make a space in the center for the crushed candy.  So pretty you may not want to eat them!

Trish’s Story: It All Started at the Statue of Liberty

One weekend, a few years after graduation, two of my out-of-state college friends came to New Jersey to visit. They were both recently married and brought along their husbands. We decided to spend Saturday in NYC, visiting the Statue of Liberty and then having dinner and a few beers at the South Street Seaport.  I […]

Jennifer’s Story

It’s not often that I tell this story from beginning to end, but I was asked to write about when I met my husband and my engagement so here it goes!  I was 19 when I met my husband and had been warned not to date this notorious player.  I did make an attempt to stay […]

How I Got Engaged

I wish I had a more exciting story to share.

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