Do you need a quick, last minute, romantic night? Well, let me introduce you to chocolate fondue. This is easy to throw together in hurry and is always a favorite dessert or snack. All you need is chocolate melts or chocolate chips and whatever you would like to dip into the chocolate.
I used chocolate melts that I bought at the craft store, they are usually about $3 a bag and really easy to melt. You can do this in the microwave or in a double boiler and then pour the chocolate in a bowl, but be careful cause the chocolate will start to harden again if not kept warm. I prefer using a mini crock pot, just pour the bag of chocolate melts into the crock pot and plug in. Don't forget to mix occasionally to allow even melting and prevents burning. We decided to use strawberries, pretzel sticks, and marshmallows to dip, or in Jack's case he stuck a pretzel stick into the marshmallow and dipped it all into the chocolate. The chocolate fondue was a lot of fun and was great after our delicious dinner!
Our home is decorated and I am wearing my favorite heart sweater so it must be near the holiday of love! Duffey also needs a little St. Valentine’s Day flare so I decided to make her a pretty new collar. I bought a solid red collar at Petsmart and a spool of red heart ribbon got my trusty hot glue gun and it only took five minutes to make.
I first adjusted the collar to her since it wouldn’t be able to be adjusted once the ribbon was glued on. I then hot glued the ribbon a little at the time to the center of the collar. I tucked the ribbon under the plastic adjuster and glued down the ribbon in the center. To add a little more decoration to the collar I folded a piece of five-inch white ribbon then glued in place. I added a four-inch red folded ribbon and glued on top of the larger piece. I repeated the process with a white three-inch ribbon. The finishing touch of the collar was a little red heart rhinestone.
Now Duffey can wear her heart on her sleeve, well on her neck!
It’s Andrew's first St. Valentine’s Day and I wanted to send out Valentine’s Day cards of him. I didn’t want to have to pay for the expense of hiring a professional photographer so I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and got to work. The best part was it turned out I already had everything I would need. I used some old felt hearts and sticker letters to make a Be Mine banner and added a few more hearts on the closet doors I was using as the backdrop.
Lastly, I dressed Andrew in a little outfit and the homemade bow-tie and started taking pictures. He “posed” great for me and the pictures couldn’t have come out any cuter.
I can’t wait to hear what his Valentines have to say when they get their cards!
I created this blog to share my creations with hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side.