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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

xoxo

I just couldn't do it.
I tried. And failed.

Can you blame me? I'm super pregnant! And a holiday filled with chocolates and candy? It was too much. So I caved.



But what kind of crafter would I be if I didn't spiff it up a little. 

Happy Valentine's Day to my sweet love.




{p.s. for J.B. - the one on the left might be missing a piece. I gave it to a friend}

{p.p.s. for everyone else - "a friend" is typically code for Baby Jake. It normally goes something like this... Are we having dessert tonight? I'm asking for a friend.  or  Is it time to go put sweatpants on? I'm asking for a friend.}

I've told you many times that J.B. and I aren't really into the typical Valentine's Day cheese-fest. 

We make our own Valentine's Day.
We'd much rather rent a Redbox and snuggle together on the couch with grilled cheese than fight the holiday crowds at the restaurants. And instead of a $4.99 card that someone else wrote, I got a hand written love letter this morning. Take that Hallmark.
Last year {when I had a smidge of self restraint from the boxes of chocolates} I made J.B some heart shaped red velvet cupcakes

Cynics might say that our love is cheap.

But I'd say that our love is pretty darn priceless.  



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Want to know how to make these chalkboard chocolate boxes? 
It's pretty simple...



I primed the top with a darker paint color.
 {chalkboard paint is super thin and I didn't want to put on a billion layers}
Painted two coats with the chalkboard paint. Waited several hours for the paint to dry.
Then set it by rubbing chalk all over the surface.
Wipe off with a damp rag and decorate!

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