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It’s Love Baby!

February 14, 2017 // Parenting

I was busy working last night and after midnight I was excited to be able to meet all of the new little bundles of love that were born with February 14th as their birthdate. I always wanted to have my own Valentine’s baby, it never happened and never will, but there’s something extra sweet about having a birthday on Valentine’s day.

I wasn’t always a big fan of this day. In fact, for the longest time I thought it was just an over rated commercial holiday and for many years went out of my way to not acknowledge it’s existence. Then I had kids and I saw the sweetness that a day just for l.o.v.e brought out. It was the pinks and the purples and the happy little hearts that totally sucked me in and the idea that after a bleak January there was a little bit of festive fun to look forward to. Heart shaped everything!

This year we decided to have a little ‘Friendship’ party to celebrate love day. It was low key afternoon at my sister’s place spent icing sugar cookies and getting entirely too many sprinkles on the floor. If you want to make a bunch of kids happy just let them go at it with a container of sprinkles. Seriously.

We made a batch of our favourite chocolate play dough and spent time rolling out the dough and pretending to make even more cookies with it. This chocolate play dough recipe is my all time favourite and it lasts for so long in a container. My kids can’t get over the chocolate fudge smell and honestly, neither can I. I’ve made this play dough many times and highly recommend you giving it a try.

While I’m not big into the romance side of Valentine’s or the pressure that people feel to make it an amazing date night, I am definitely going to keep seeing the pink and purple and celebrating L.O.V.E.

Count me in for celebrating Valentine’s Day!



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  1. Love this!

    SO much is out there about ridiculous Pinterest type of events! Its not realistic at all. Its one big staged photo shoot selling you shit.

    I like how down to earth and real this is.

  2. Chocolate scented play dough? What? Where has that been all my life?!

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