Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop

Love is in the air, friends!

We are celebrating February, 14th 2014 with an incredible giveaway that you won’t want to miss!

Are you ready for this?! TWENTY-EIGHT of my FAVORITE bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! That’s right, ladies… no more stressing over what to do or scrambling at the last minute to pull together a memorable evening.

Valentine’s Day is 100% planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight gorgeous baskets!

Each of us are giving away a unique themed date night basket valued at over $100 each to make your evening something you will treasure forever!

Here’s a peak at all 28 giveaway baskets:

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Are you ready for a chance to enter 28 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of our favorite blogging friends?

Welcome to The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop!!

Here’s What You Do:

1. Are you sitting down?!! Ready to feast on all the delicious eye candy of the amazing giveaways you are about to enter? I thought so!

2. Scroll down further in this post to get a more DETAILED description of what WE’RE giving away.

3. Enter my giveaway at the very bottom of the post.

4. Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of our friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways!

5. Definitely take time to check out each of these sites. We have quite the variety of talented ladies participating in this! You are in for a REAL treat!!

With a young family, it can sometimes be difficult to get away for a Valentine’s Date on the town…so I am going to be giving away a movie date package night for two!! 

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Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their “Valentine’s Date Night” basket. If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page. So much inspiration, right?!?

1. The Dating Divas 2. Bombshell Bling 3. Thirty Handmade Days 4. All Things Thrifty 5. Nobiggie 6. A Little Tipsy 7. The Crafting Chicks 8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 9. Skip To My Lou 10. Snap 11. Fun Cheap Or Free 12. Positively Spendid 13. My Sister’s Suitcase 14. The 36th Avenue 15. Smitten By 16. The Idea Room 17. 4 Men 1 Lady 18. Girl Loves Glam 19. The Diva Dish 20. Entirely Eventful Day 21. Tatertots & Jello 22. Just A Girl 23. Dollar Store Crafts 24. The SITS Girls 25. Lolly Jane 26. Design Dazzle 27. My Insanity 28. Not Just A Housewife

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Now…for my basket details…

The winner of the Movie Night Gift Basket will receive the following:

$50 Visa Gift Card (to order take out and drinks of their choice)

A DVD movie of their choice (if I am able to find it)

Popcorn and Red Vines

Gray Stripe Blanket

Drink Ice Bucket

Drink, Popcorn & Movie Printables

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Set up a movie theater right in the comfort of your own home.  It is fun to make the night a little extra special.  I simply hung a piece of canvas (cut from a painter’s drop cloth)  The drop cloth gives the feel of having a real movie screen to project your movie on if you can!  Even if you can’t project the movie on the screen…it is still a fun set up!

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Throw down a blanket and some pillows to make it extra cozy!  Chill your drinks on some ice in the metal ice bucket while eating food from your favorite take out restaurant.  Be sure to save some room for some movie snacks!

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Use the printables to add a little extra pizzaz to your movie snacks.  I have also provided you with some printable movie tickets to give to your significant other as a private invite to your movie night date.  I can personalize them with the movie you end up choosing to go in your gift basket if you would like, or just go with the ones in the picture.

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So…what do you think?  Are you interested in winning this Movie Night Gift Basket?  Be sure to enter and Good Luck!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on January 24, 2014. One winner will receive the Movie Gift Basket items specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Valentine’s Day Projects from The Idea Room

I can’t even believe that Christmas has come and gone. Where did it go? I feel like the older I get, the faster time goes…like some kind of weird time warp. (And now I am giving you a peek at my weird inner science geek…)

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon…and a with a crazy, hectic life schedule yesterday and today, I thought I would just share with you some links to my past Valentine’s Day projects. You may have just joined us and might want to see some of the past Valentine’s Day projects I have shared.

This list is always accessible by clicking on “projects” on my top header and then selecting “Valentine’s Day” in the drop menu. In fact, you can find most of my past projects this way (in case you didn’t know) by simply selecting a category you are interested in. Today I will share it with you here in a post. Hope you have a great day! Thank you so much for stopping by and for always being a great support to what I share here with you. You will never know how much your kind comments and interactions mean to me! xo –Amy

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Olaf Finger Puppet | Olaf Valentines

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Valentine’s Day Necklace | Movie Night | Red Velvet Cookies

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Felt Heart Wreath | Kissing Ball Wire Crate | TIssue Paper Kissing Balls

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Sealed with a Kiss | Candy Cane Heart Suckers | Love Potion no. 9

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Just a Little Crush | Heart Bottles and Cookies | Tic Tac Valentines

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I Chews You Valentine | Three Valentine Printable’s | Chalk Board Mug

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Framed Heart Decor | Valentine’s Be Mine Décor | Valentine’s Day Game

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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas | Valentine’s Candy Rings | Valentine’s Day Bingo


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Sugar Cookie Recipe | Handprint Valentine’s | Homemade Sucker Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops | Valentine’s Candy Bark | Heart Shape Pancakes


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Heart Wax Paper | Stenciled Love Towels | Valentine’s Day S’mores

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Valentine’s Day Subway Art | Swirl Cookie Pops | Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

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Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears | Valentine’s Décor | Valentine’s Heart Art


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DIY Heart Crayons | Heart Suckers | Sugar Scrub Cubes


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Heart Hair Clips | Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub | Chocolate Sugar Scrub

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Lemon Sugar Scrub | Bath Salts Recipes | Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Valentines Day Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

2013 is not getting off to a very good start around here.  When it rains…it pours…right?  So not only am I in the midst of a huge elimination diet due to some newly discovered food allergies/intolerances, but my sweet Mom suffered a stroke on Tuesday morning.  She spent two days at the hospital and we found that she has had some past strokes from her MRI.  She is just fine now with just a few lingering effects and hopefully she should recover fully in time.

Unfortunately, we have been down this road before with my Dad who has also suffered several strokes.  After one particularly large stroke, we discovered my Dad had a hole in his heart.  He had heart surgery to repair the hole about 8 years ago.

Anyways, needless to say I wasn’t around much last week.  Things are getting back to normal and I am trying to get caught up with my life.  I have had this post sitting here half finished, but there were plenty of more important things I needed to attend too.

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to come up with a gift idea you can give to your girlfriends or yourself.  The sugar scrubs I have shared recently have been a big hit.  So I decided to switch things up and go with a Sugar Scrub Cube.

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Sugar Scrub Cubes are fun because they are single serving cubes that have all the same qualities of an awesome sugar scrub in a fun this square.

I looked all over to see if I could find a great recipe, but I couldn’t find anything that didn’t require some special soap base, which I didn’t have.  So I did a little experimenting and came up with a little recipe that I really like.

Here is what you will need:

Almond Oil or Coconut Oil (or oil of your choice)

White Granulated Sugar

Shredded Bar of Soap

An Essential Oil (I used DoTerra’s Citrus Bliss)

Mixing Bowl

Spoon

Microwave and possibly a double boiler

A mold or a scoop

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This recipe calls for 1 part oil, 2 parts shredded soap, and 3 parts sugar.

Sugar Scrub Cubes:

1/4 cup Almond Oil

1/2 cup Shredded Soap

3-4 drops of Essential Oil

1 cup Sugar

1.  Pour the oil into a bowl and add the shredded soap of your choice.  Microwave this on high for 10 second intervals stirring in between each.  If this does not work to slowly melt your soap into your oil you may have to melt the soap shaving in a double boiler.  (If you don’t have a double boiler like me, simply place a small bowl over a saucepan filled with boiling water).

2.  When the mixture is melted and and stirred together, add several drops of your Essential Oil.  I used DoTerra’s Citrus Bliss.  {If you have not used DoTerra’s oils, you are missing out!  I love them.  I get mine from my friend Julie Crowell.  You can find more information by clicking on the link.  I will be sharing a bit more about my love for doTerra oils in an upcoming post}.

3.  Get your mold ready to go before adding the sugar.  This is important because once the sugar is added the scrub will harden VERY quickly.

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4.  Pour in sugar and stir quickly.  Take mixture and place it into your molds with your fingers.  Or…if you don’t have a mold you can take a scoop and make rounded sugar “cubes”.

5.  Let cubes harden by popping them into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.  Then pop them out of the mold and cut them into fourths depending on the size you would like them to be.

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Then simply throw them into a fun air tight container and add a cute label.

Sugar scrubs smell amazing and gently exfoliate your skin for a smooth feeling.  The fun thing about these sugar scrub cubes is that they also have a fun “cleaning” element with the addition of the soap.  And the citrus bliss smells amazing and has some relaxation and calming benefits which you can learn more about here.

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And…you know I am going to be sharing the fun labels if you would like to make some for yourself.  Click on the link below to gain access to the labels and to the use-age tag so that the gift recipient knows just how to use their fun and personal gift!

Citrus Sugar Scrub Cubes Labels

{click on previous downloads once you are taken to The Idea Room FB page}

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What do you think? Have you ever tried Sugar Scrub Cubes?

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Interested in some of our past Sugar Scrub Recipes? Check these out:

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub (featured on the Ellen Show)

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Foot Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub with Honey

Bath Salts Recipe

Tic-Tacs Tik-Tok Valentine

Here is another quick and easy homemade Valentine’s Day gift.  This is another simple one that you can simply print the label and paste it right over the existing label of a box of Tic Tac’s.

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It doesn’t get any simpler than that does it?  These could be fun to give to your teacher or your significant other alone or in a gift basket.

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And, of course I am sharing my free labels with you.  Simply click on the image of the label below.  This will take you to my FB download page if you are already an Idea Room FB fan.  Then click on previous downloads.  There you will find the labels to download.

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If you aren’t an Idea Room FB fan, the link will take you to my FB page which you must like first.  Then click on Get Your Free Gift in the upper right hand corner of my FB page.  Click Previous Downloads.

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I have a couple more simple gift ideas coming this week and then I promise to move on to some bigger and better home décor items.  Is anyone else getting tired of the cold at your house?  I have been so unmotivated because it has been so frigid over here!  My pipe in my kitchen sink even froze.  If you follow me on FB you know that we were luckily able to get the pipe to thaw slowly, saving us from a burst pipe.  Thank Goodness!  Those are not fun!

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