Happy Valentine’s Day from Truly Yours

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Hey love birds! It’s that time of year again! The stores are filled with red roses and chocolate everywhere. If you’re anything like me, your Pinterest board is flooded with new ideas to decorate your house and new recipes for the special occasion. While all the searching may look exhausting or even quite difficult to complete, I have searched and created a meal with minimal décor from my pinning hours. So, put down the notepad. Leave those wedding planning details at your desk, and take a look at these easy tutorials to fill the romantic holiday in your house!

I got the meal from Cool Mom Picks, and it’s so simple! Everyone says breakfast is the most Wedding Tipsimportant meal of the day right? Well why not surprise your sweetie with these heart shaped breakfast items. Juneberry Lane has posted a fabulous and hearty (pun intended) breakfast to help kick off Valentine’s Day. Check out the recipe at: http://juneberry-lane.blogspot.com/2012/02/eggs-in-basketvalentines-style.html. It’s called Eggs in a Basket, and is so simple to make.

Wedding planning breakPair this sandwich with some heart-shaped bacon and you have one of the best meals in the world! It’s so simple: take your bacon slices and cut them in half. Mold two pieces of the cut in half bacon into a heart and place on a cookie sheet or casserole dish (use a pan that has sides so the grease does not leak out). Bake the bacon hearts at 400° for 18-25 minutes (or until done). Place the sandwich and the bacon on a dish and bon appétit!

While food is always a way to your man’s heart (as they say), creating the ambiance around the house is always a special touch that everyone will appreciate. Taking something as simple as pillar candles will not only make your house smell good, but candles are so romantic! This décor staple can be used anywhere in your house. The best part is – it’s super easy to make with items you most likely have around the house anyway! To get started all you need is the following:

  • Scented or Unscented pillar candles
  • Thick twine and/or Burlap
  • Heart-shaped Stencils
  • Red or Pink felt
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

For mine, I used vanilla scented candles simply because I love the smell, but you can get unscented as well. I chose an assortment of sizes to create diversity and character within each set. Once you have your supplies, begin by using your stencil to create various heart shapes in the felt. Take your twine and wrap it around the candle gluing the twine together as you go. If you want something simpler to create, take a roll of burlap, shape it around the candles and glue the edges together.

*Tip: You can glue the twine to the candle if you would like. However, I want to use my candles after the season has completed, so I chose to make the sleeves easy to slip on and off the candle.

After the twine or burlap has dried, take your felt hearts and begin gluing them to the sleeves. Mix and match the sizes and the colors to create a unique design. Just like your wedding day, your home can be filled with memorable decor pieces. Do you have any special Valentine’s Day traditions that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear all about them! Sign up for our blog posts, and you can receive special insight on new and upcoming trends for your home and your wedding day!

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