Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

I meant to share our Valentines Day mantel way sooner, but life happened and I didn’t get around to it. I’m finally sharing it and a little peek into our Valentines Day.. in pictures! I hope your valentines day was filled to the brim with love! There is also a free Valentines Day printable at the end of this! Hang it in your bedroom or save it for next year! :)

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Valentines Day Mantel and a free printable

You can download the 8×10 printable here!

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Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #ad

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Since I have been in a Valentines/love mood, I’m going to go ahead and continue that today! ;) You can read about A time for love where we had a wonderful date night, Valentine Date night outfits and the Valentine banner I made. Today, I am going to share something super fun and super romantic that your husband is sure to love. Before I go into the details, let me just say, my husband is not the overly romantic type. I don’t randomly get surprised with flowers. He doesn’t light candles all over the place before.. well you know. I, however, am extremely romantic down to the bones. I adore flowers, candles, soft music, dim lights, etc. If it’s romantic than I probably like it. Every Valentine’s Day I wind up getting him something mushy gushy and even though he likes it, I know it’s not really him. So, this year I wanted to do something different. I still wanted to have that romance that I crave, but I wanted it to be fun for him too. Hubby is all about fun and funny and I wanted to incorporate that this year for our Valentine’s at home Date Night. Today, I am going to show you how I created a fun Valentine’s themed date night basket, as well as set the mood for a little romance!

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I’ll show you up close details in a second, but I want you to just look at the above picture for a minute. This is a date night right at home after the kids are asleep. You don’t have to find a baby sitter and then be bummed when you don’t find one. You get to lay out a blanket, create a yummy dessert to eat together and enjoy the contents of your basket from the comfort of your own home and yet, it still screams utterly romantic and yet fun!

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To do this fun & romantic at home date night you will need:
A basket
Some sort of red or pink cloth to lay in the basket
Wine or Champagne
Chocolates
Roses {fake or real}
A delicious dessert
A little lingerie
A funny card
K-Y Yours+Mine

Bonus: I’m going to tell you where you can get all this stuff and for cheap! This is not an expensive date night, but it is so worth it!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #CBias #KYdatenight #ad

I saw this card in Row House 14’s shop and I just knew I had to get it for my husband. Not only would it go perfectly with the intimate things I had in the basket, I knew he would find it hilarious and that he would love it.

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Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #CBias #KYdatenight #ad

The K-Y Yours+Mine is from Walmart! It is only $14. Just read the back, you will see why you need it! ;)

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I was going to go with wine glasses, but I saw these adorable Valentine’s day cups and I thought they would be perfect and like I said, Hubby isn’t super romantic so wine glasses aren’t really his thing, but I knew we would both use these cups! The cups and the chocolate candy hearts inside of them are from The Dollar Tree.

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I have never had this sparkling wine before, but when I was at Walmart getting the other items I needed, I spotted this down the Valentines isle and figured I would give it a try! I’ll let you know how it tastes because it sounds really good!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #CBias #KYdatenight #ad

Okay let’s see. The lingerie is also from Walmart, it was too cute to pass up and I knew it was perfect to put in the basket! The dessert I made is this delicious Oreo Banana Pudding I found on pinterest! The white rose, the big chocolate heart, the basket and the red dish towel I used to put in the basket, are all from the Dollar Tree! See, I told you most of it is cheap which I love!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #CBias #KYdatenight #ad

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Romantic Valentines Day Date Night Basket #CBias #KYdatenight #ad

I think I put together the perfect basket for my husband and planned out a romantic and yet fun night for us for our at home date night!

*The K-Y Yours+Mine is in the special Date Night box pictured above!* It takes the not so anticipated at home date night to another level! Before you enjoy the intimacy with the K-Y Yours+Mine be sure to look on the side of the box as well as inside because there is coupons! One is for a free movie from VUDU to enjoy and the other is for a meal delivery service from Plated! Not only do you get to have an intimate date night at home, you can enjoy a free dinner and a movie during your at home date night as well! #CollectiveBias #KYdatenight

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Love Day banner + a free printable

Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays. I know there are people who absolutely hate Valentine’s day, they are single, they think it’s stupid for there to be one day where you show each other love or to buy expensive gifts because of said day. To me though, I am the type of person who seriously loves, love and having a whole day that is focused solely on Love is just fun to me. There are so many days filled with hate, worrying, life being hard, etc. and while it would be nice for everyday to be filled with mounds and mounds of love, sometimes that’s just not possible. So, having a day where we put all that aside and focus on that one emotion makes this girl extremely happy. Now that you know that, it should come as no surprise that I’m decorating for Love Day. {that’s what I like to call it} I slowly started getting our mantel all decked out in love including a print I made, candles, nick knacks I have that are perfect for a Love Day mantel and more. I also wanted a banner. {Full mantel coming soon}

Except I don’t like to follow the crowd and make regular banners. You know the kind you string together and wa-la it’s so beautiful and all that. Okay.. and maybe I can’t make those types of banners, trust me I’ve tried. Let’s just go with I don’t like to follow the crowd though, it sounds better. ;) Once I had my mind set on the banner I wanted to make I got to work. I made the hearts I wanted to use and printed them out on glossy photo paper and got to it. Today, I’m going to show you how to make it!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

You will need:

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

After you print out your Love Day hearts, cut them out and then cut them again to make perfect little hearts that are going to turn into a fun banner. ;)

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Cut the streamer into the length you want them to hang. You will need 10 of them. Once you have 10 of the same length strips of banner, cut those strips into half long ways that way you have 20.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Flip the hearts over, place a piece of tape on the end of the pieces of streamer and place it onto the back of the hearts.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Then hang your banner up however and where ever you want! :) I decided to put ours on our mantel and I hung it in a slightly curved way because I didn’t just want it ramrod straight and yes I used to tape to hang each piece. Yes, I know you can see it in the pictures, but I promise unless you are super up close to the banner like my camera was, you can’t see the pieces of tape.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Love Day banner + a free printable

There you have it. A super easy and cute Love Day banner that you can make in roughly thirty minutes! Have fun!

To download the free printable – Click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

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