All posts tagged Valentine’s Day

CREATE … five and one redux of treats and valentines

The kids and I are working on a couple of simple, recycled valentines this year that I’m hoping to post soon. In the meantime take a look at a mix of past treats and valentines we’ve created.

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VALENTINE’S DAY TRUFFLE AND BISCOTTI WRAPPERS

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RECYCLED COLLAGE VALENTINES

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NATURALLY SWEET VALENTINES

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ORIGAMI HEART VALENTINES

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STICK AROUND VALENTINES

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LOVELY NOTES WRAPPED IN SYCAMORE BARK

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DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK + BANANA ICE CREAM WITH FRUIT STRIP HEARTS

NEST … have a lovely day !

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This is one of our favorite tree stump perches in the forest behind our house and it just happens to be in the shape of a heart. It makes me happy every time I pass by.

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I spotted this lovely rock on a hike with my kiddos yesterday. They were so thrilled that we found a heart shaped rock the day before Valentine’s Day. I told them that it must be a sign of God’s love. It also reminds me of this great story of a family who collects heart shaped rocks and displays them in their home.

Have fun starting your own nature collection, maybe even a collection of hearts.

Have a beautiful day!

– julie

NOURISH …. with dark chocolate almond milk + banana ice cream | by five and one

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How about a little rich dark chocolate ice cream to celebrate the holiday?  This recipe is so simple, rich in antioxidants, and really tasty!   Made with just two ingredients, Silk’s brand of Dark Chocolate Almond Milk and bananas + a few dried cherries on top.  If you want to make it extra special for Valentine’s Day add a fruit strip heart punched out with a cookie cutter to top it all off.

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DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK + BANANA ICE CREAM

3 cups cold Silk Dark Chocolate Almond milk ( usually found in the milk section of the grocery store)

2 bananas

Directions …

Blend almond milk and bananas in a blender and pour into your ice cream maker.  Freeze according to manufacturers directions.

Top with dried cherries and for a fun and easy heart topper use a heart shaped cookie cutter and punch out hearts from a fruit strip.

Enjoy!

– julie