Perfect Hug

Stop by Barnes and Noble on Saturday, February 9th at 11am for a special Valentine’s Day Storytime featuring a reading of Joanna Walsh’s “The Perfect Hug”, fun activities and treats!




Lowes Wheel of Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Bring your child to Lowe’s at 10am on Saturday, February 9th and they can build this Wheel of Love for FREE!

Lowe’s Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence!  Each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.  To register, click here.

I have shared this recipe before (you can click here to see the original post) but I decided to change it up a bit for Valentine’s Day.


One- Eyed Sailors

Ingredients: 1 slice bread, 1 egg, Grated Cheddar Cheese and Non-stick cooking spray

First, using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread.  Reserve the cut out circle for later use. 

Next spray your frying pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place bread with middle cut out in the frying pan and crack an egg into the middle.

Cook for 3 or 4 minutes until the egg gets a bit firm. At the same time cook the hearts. 

Gently flip over the bread with the egg in it.  Try not to break the yoke.   Flip over the hearts also.


Cook on the other side for 1 or 2 minutes. 

Add a bit of grated cheddar cheese to the top.

Put the hearts on top. 

Eat and enjoy!



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Valentine’s Day Chex Mix Recipe


  • 9 cups Rice or Honey Nut Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼  cup margarine
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½  cup red, white and pink m&ms
  • ¼ cup red or pink sprinkles



Place cereal in a large bowl.  In a small microwavable bowl microwave baking chips, peanut butter, and margarine on high for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.  Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and stir until evenly coated.

Place half of the cereal mixture into a one gallon food storage bag.  Add powdered sugar.  Seal and bag and shake until well coated.  Spread on foil to cool, about 15 minutes. 


Meanwhile, stir m&ms and sprinkles into the remaining cereal mixture.  Spread on foil to cool, about 15 minutes.


Combine both mixtures in a serving bowl.  Store in an airtight container. 





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Heart Shaped Pancakes Recipe

Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Servings: 8 pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar


1.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.  Stir in mini chocolate chips.

2.  Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.  Brush the inside of heart shaped cookie cutters with oil, place on griddle.  Pour about ¼ cup batter into the cookie cutter. 

3.  Cook until bubbles begin to burst. Remove cookie cutters. Turn; continue to cook about 1 minute longer or until golden.

4.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

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Kids can build this great Keepsake Box
Stop by Home Depot next Saturday (2/4) between 9am and 1pm and make their pretty Keepsake Box for FREE! Make a personalized box to hold private treasures. Give it as a gift for Valentine’s Day. USA, LLC