Valentine’s Day Moodtails

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve often found that this holiday can be a divisive one — love it or leave it. But either way, we’re always up for “celebrating” it with a good cocktail. So we’ve rounded up a set of festive drinks you can imbibe no matter what your mood is today. Moodtails, if you will. Us? Well, you’ll just have to guess which one we’ll be sipping this evening.

A Feteful Life: Valentine's Cocktails

1. The Lone Wolf — On your own this V-day? Ain’t no shame in that game, my friend. Fire up a Lone Wolf and enjoy.

2. Bubbly + Sweet — You love to love and this sparkly, sugary festive glass of champagne is perfect.

3. Angry Balls — Scorned? Stood up? Just plain pissed? You would fall into the “leave it” category of holiday revelers, and this one’s for you.

4. Hot in Rio — If you’re looking for a spicy Valentine’s Day, then this take on the Caipirinha will do you a solid.

5. Bloody Valentine — Whether you are in it or not, there’s no denying the fact that love is messy. But your cocktail doesn’t have to be. Keep it neat with a speared blood orange slice.

DIY Glowing Heart Valentine

A Feteful Life: You Make My Heart Glow Valentine

Last week we posted about some really cute pre-made classroom valentines but this week it’s all about the DIY valentines. I was wracking my brain for ideas this year, browsing ideas on Pinterest, when I came across this really cute glow stick valentine from Delia Creates. The instant I saw it I knew it was “the one” since I have a million glow sticks left over from our trip to Disney a few weeks ago. While I love the one Delia created, my older son likes to color and write out his own valentines so I adapted it to fit in with his DIY needs. And, luckily for you, I’m providing the free printable {see below} as well!

A Feteful Life: You Make My Heart Glow Valentine

This is really one of the easiest DIY valentines I’ve come across. Like I said, I got a pack of 100 glow sticks on Amazon before we left for Disney but you can get a smaller pack at most party or variety stores. In addition to the glow sticks, you’ll need a hole punch, some colorful pens (I highly recommend these brightly colored gel pens by Sakura), and this printable. Now just print, cut, punch & color. Happy Valentine’ing!

A Feteful Life:

A Feteful Life: You Make My Heart Glow Valentine

And just in case you can’t get your hands on some glow sticks or if you are looking for some other ideas, here are a few of our favorite DIY valentines that we’ve seen floating around the interweb…

A Feteful Life: DIY Valentine Roundup

  1. Sunglasses Valentines from Studio DIY & Striped Cat Studio
  2. You Rule Valentines from Thompson and Spring
  3. Tic Tac Toe Valentines game from Shim & Sons

Valentine’s Inspired Jewelry

A Feteful Life: Valentine's Inspired Jewelry

My kids crack me up. Every time Kay Jewelers’ commercial for their Open Heart pendant comes on, my kiddos insist they’re going to get their daddy to get it for me for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a girl who loves jewelry. But I like my Valentine to be slightly more subtle. To that end, I’ve pulled together a roundup of Valentine’s inspired jewelry — all the same sentiment, just slightly less in your face.

1. shoot an arrow through her heart with this sweet bangle from Stella and Dot. It’s super affordable, too.

2. wish for more time together or set the watch to remind you of an important time with this watch works pendant from Anthropologie.

3. she’s as good as gold and now she’ll know it with this Kate Spade watch.

4. my husband and I met in the month of August and this year we’ll celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary. I’d love to think of both with this JCrew numbered gold code ring.

5. plum druzy earrings — I love the rawness and color of these.