Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's Talk & Valentine's Day Stuff

So, I know that I have been a bit MIA.  To be honest...I had to give a few things up for my own sanity.  My husband has been deployed for the last year now.  I really didn't want to make too big of a deal out of it...because I didn't want to wave the single mom alone flag.  Just to be safe!  For a while, I really tried to do everything that I did when my husband was home.  I realized that I had to let go of some things or "they" might have to come & haul me away in a straight jacket.  I stopped doing Muffin Tin Monday & crafts with the kids were beyond anything I could think of.  I must say that I have such respect for the single moms that do this everyday without a light at the end of the tunnel.  I am happy to say that we have finally reached the light at the end of our tunnel & couldn't be more thrilled.  I even managed to do make some cute marble magnets with the boys for their teachers for Valentine's Day. 

With all of that being said...I started thinking about the Valentines that the boys would be giving out to their classmates.  There are some A.MAZ.ING homemade Valentines out there.  At first I thought I could help them make some cute homemade Valentines, but they both chose to have store bought Valentines again this year.  I considered FORCING them to make one of these, but in the is from them & no matter how cut these are, it is their choice.  I may try to convince them early on next year to try out one of these!

I wish I had save the links to a few, but here is one from Crap I've Made that I just saw today.  With two boys...this would be perfect.  She even includes the printable & tells you where she got the frogs!  This right up my littlest guy's alley!

Here as another really cute one from Eighteen 25.

 My all time favorite however is from The Crafting Chicks.  How cute/funny is that?  I REALLY wish that I could have convinced them to make this one, but there is always next year!

I will post a picture of the cute magnets we made for their teachers as soon as I get the box ready.  They are really nothing to spectacular & most of you have probably made them already, but they are easy & the boys were actually able to make their own with very little help from me!

I am attempting to SLOWLY get myself back into the swing of things & will start posting a bit more.  I really do apologize for being MIA for such a long time & not really giving much of an explanation.  Now I am off to convince my 4 year old to write his name on 24 Hot Wheels Valentines....this should be fun!!!


Crystal said...

Wow, sorry to hear your husband is deployed! Thank you for your sacrifices that you make, while your husband does such a nice thing for our country!
Welcome back to the blog world!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love the frog Valentines. It's so hard to find cute Valentines for boys to give.


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