Brilliant Valentines Day Countdown from infarrantlycreative.net
Cut your board 12” x 12” — Home Depot or Lowes will do it for you. I eyeballed where to start the holes for the kisses it looks like the top of the holes are about half way down the board. Measure out every 1.5” and make a mark. This is where you will drill your holes. Using a 5/8” drill bit– drill your holes but do not drill all the way through the board. The top of the bit will poke through the back but don’t drill the wide part of the bit more than 2/3 of the way. This will allow the Hershey kisses to set in there and stay. This is what the bit looks like.
Paint you board, cut out “KISSES” out of a piece of patterned paper. Using gloss Mod Podge adhered the letters to the board and then seal the whole board with a coat of Mod Podge as well.
And this is what you get a countdown with a lot of kisses.
For full project go to infarrantlycreative.net
Clever, inexpensive, and multi-purpose DIY toy for cars, trains and more, created by Kristen at Celebrate Every Day With Me.
If your child can't choose between trains and cars (and who can?!), this toy will give him or her the chance to use both at once. With virtually nothing more than a cardboard box, you can create tunnels and crazy roads to entertain all day. Get your kids involved in the construction, and for certain it will be even more wonderful. You can even store cars and trains in the box when your kids are done for the day.
See more at Celebrate Every Day With Me.
This is clever. Use a paper cup to catch debris when drilling into the ceiling. You will need one empty coffee cup made of paper. Drill or punch a small hole into the bottom of the cup. Stick your drill through the hole and get your project done! Source
Rich fudgy chocolate brownie swirled with light creamy mascarpone filling.
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup cake flour*
- 1/4 cup instant coffee granules/powder
- 16 oz Mascarpone cheese room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth and leave it to cool.
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 13X9 baking pan with paper. I used the foil-parchment paper from Reynolds.
- Add it to the mixing bowl with the paddle attachment on. Beat in the butter followed by 1 cup of sugar and the 4 eggs and 4 egg whites.
- Add the instant coffee followed by the flour. Mix on low speed until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan minus 1 cup of brownie batter.
- In another bowl combine the mascarpone cheese with 1/4 cup sugar, 4 egg whites and vanilla extract. Place spoonful of brownie batter on top of the creamy filling and swirl it lightly with a fork.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in the pan before slicing it.
If you don't have cake flour you can make your own by placing two tablespoons of cornstarch in a one-cup measure. Fill the rest of the cup with all-purpose flour. Sift together and use it.
Recipe comes from wonderful roxanashomebaking.com
Have you started thinking about Valentine's Day? Are you looking for a fun easy idea to make the day even more special? Framed stamped vintage silver spoons with names and added a simple tag line "Spooning since.....and added the anniversary date.