diy space valentines & a printable

I've mentioned a couple times that Bear and I are hosting a "Love You to the Moon and Back" themed Valentine's Day party this year and we couldn't be more excited! Bear is obsessed with NASA and wants to be an astronaut when he grows up so this theme is right up his space-loving alley. We've asked everyone to bring valentines to exchange and there are over 20 kiddos coming, so we already got busy making some homemade valentines! Bear also has an exchange in his Mother's Day Out class, and for that we're just buying whichever pack he picks out at Target. Momma can't DIY it all...and to be honest, he probably prefers the store bought ones best. But we did have fun putting these little bags together for the party!

It was a clear choice to put Milky Ways inside of each treat bag, and the Midnight Milky Ways were perfect for the occasion since they're black and silver. The cellophane bags came from Michael's, and I created the printable without Zach's help for once! Shocking, I know. Y'all know by now that technology and graphic design are not my forte.

We have this photo sticker paper and I use it for pretty much everything under the sun. It's great for labels and things like this that don't tie on easily with ribbon. Cellophane is slippery! You can see I had the ribbon out with every intention of tying these bags up but after much frustrating trial and error, I resorted to sealing with washi tape. 

I left a spot on the valentines to put "to" and "from", or you could also write a sweet note there if you're giving the bag to a teacher or friend.

Speaking of midnight, it's nearly midnight in Texas right now (11:48pm) and these pictures are making me hungry. Am I the only one that raids the fridge in the wee hours? I'm better about it than I used to be but man, Pinterest is not good for the waistline. If I get on Pinterest anytime after 9pm, it's all over. I need a snack. And a new house. With new furniture. 

I know, I know...this red polka dot washi tape isn't really cutting it. I searched the whole house for some black or silver but to no avail, so red it is. At least this will actually stay in place unlike that slippery blasted ribbon.

And just in case your little one loves all things space as much as mine, we're happily sharing the printable below! :) Just click on the image, save it, and print away. If you want to type names or add to it, open it up in PicMonkey and edit your little heart out. We don't mind one bit!


It's officially the weekend and I'm SO EXCITED because it's gonna be a great one! With the Super Bowl in Houston this year, there is no shortage of parties and events going on the next few days. Some of our best friends are in town from Denver and we're taking them to Jus Mac for dinner tomorrow; I'm counting down the hours because Zach, Bear, and I love the place. You haven't lived until you've tried their truffle mac 'n cheese. If you're ever in Houston, call me up and I'll take you to Jus Mac. Unless of course you're on a diet, then we'll avoid it at all costs. #cheesecoma

Cheers to the weekend, friends! Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
xo, Britt

DIY fall gift basket

Bear attends a Mother's Day Out program two days a week at our church and he's really loving it this year, which makes this momma feel a little less guilty about taking him every Tuesday and Thursday. It's only for five hours and I need the time to work at my stylist job, run errands, go to doctors appointments etc., but I still miss my sweet boy during our hours away from one another. Luckily he has the sweetest teachers on Earth taking care of him and I know he's in great hands. I try to give Mrs. Penny & Ms. Shelley a little surprise for each holiday and since his school doesn't really celebrate Halloween (Jesus is the real super hero!), we decided to make a fall basket for each of his teachers instead of doing both a Halloween and Thanksgiving gift. This covers all fall bases!

I wanted to stick to a "hot chocolate" theme but ended up throwing in a candle for good measure, too. Themed baskets are so much fun to put together; I love the hunt of trying to find fun pieces that come together to make a really visually appealing (and of course useful!) gift. Doing two baskets can get pretty expensive, so I always check places like T.J. Maxx and Homegoods for deals. 

coasters | Starbucks hot cocoa | Pumpkin Spice Cake candle | similar mug (pictured from Home Goods) | basket

Zach made the tags and I have the printable saved as a PDF but my technologically challenged self doesn't know how to get it on the blog. If you want to use it yourself, shoot me an email at and I'm happy to send you the file! :)

My friend Aimey is heading over to our house soon for a fun project that I can't wait to share, and then we're heading out for a Halloween photo-shoot! Any guesses on what Bear and I are dressing up as this year? Here's last years costumes and the year before. I can't believe how much our sweet boy has grown- it's hard to look back at those pictures without getting emotional. At least now Bear can dominate in the trick or treating department which means more sugar for his candy-loving Mommy.

This week has flown by- I can't believe it's almost Friday already. Hope you have the best weekend!
xo, Britt