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Download & Print Valentines from “Trolls The Beat Goes On”

If you just realized your kids need Valentines for tomorrow, we can help. Here are some adorable Valentine’s cards you can print at home. They are perfect for sharing with their friends and classmates.

For more Trolls fun, tune into, Trolls The Beat Goes On, a new Netflix series that you can watch now.  Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 

 

 

 

 


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Give a Rose That Lasts Forever #Giveaway

Roses are beautiful, but they die so fast when cut for bouquets. Sure, you can dry and press them, but that does not leave you with a vibrant, beautiful flower. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they could stay beautifully preserved forever?

If you like that idea, you will love, The Eternity Rose. They take a natural rose and create a gorgeous work of art by electroforming it with 24 karat gold. Then, they cover the leaves and petals in a radiant glaze.

The leaves are treated in a way that dissolves the green tissue, leaving the underlying leaf structure. This reveals a beautiful lattice framework that they coat with 24 karat gold and then glaze.

Each rose is crafted by hand and is truly unique. I recently ordered one of their purple glazed roses. It was presented in a beautiful case that cradled this breathtaking flower with care. The rose is absolutely stunning, you can see more on our video below.

They have roses available in so many beautiful colors on their website. They also have, exquisite pendants and earrings made using real miniature roses. They even have gift sets of their roses and jewelry. These roses make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Why not give a gift that will be around for longer than a week?

I have good news, we are holding a giveaway and you can enter below for your chance to win a pendant or a pair of earrings of your choice from, The Eternity Rose!

Giveaway:

The Eternity Rose is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One of our lucky blog readers will win their choice of a pendant or earrings (subject to availability) from The Eternity Rose! Thank you to The Eternity Rose for the review rose and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Good Luck! Open to US residence in the contiguous 48 states.

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Disney Junior’s Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD #Giveaway

If you are growing tired of snow, ice and cold winter weather, take heart because Minnie and Daisy are on their way with Happy Hearts and Helping Hands!

Whip up some hot chocolate and cuddle up with the kids to watch Minnie and Daisy in their newly released DVD, Minnie: Helping Hearts. Remember spring starts next month!!!

Friendship Wins

The Happy Helpers are on their way!  When their friends need help, these two BFFs are at the ready! As the Happy Helpers from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Minnie and Daisy can complete any task at hand, whether they are babysitters, personal assistants, or cruise ship directors leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest! Every day is an exciting new adventure and you can always count on the Happy Helpers to show up with happy hearts and helping hands!

Voice Cast:

Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; Bill Farmer as Goofy; April Winchell as Clarabelle Cow and Jim Cummings as Pete.

 Episodes:                          

  • The Happiest Helpers Cruise!
  • The Big Broadcast
  • Adventures in Buddysitting!
  • Lights! Camera! Help!
  • Grandpa Beagle’s Day Out
  •  Artful Helpers
  • Cuckoo La-La
  • Figaro’s New Friend

Executive Producer:       Rob LaDuca

Co-Executive Producer and Supervising  Story Editor:  Mark Seidenberg

Ratings:                             TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)

Run Time:                         96 minutes

Giveaway:

Disney Junior is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One of our lucky blog readers will win their own Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD! Thank you to Disney Junior for the review DVD and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Good Luck! Open to US residence in the contiguous 48 states.

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5 Family-Fun Valentine’s Day Activities

When you have a tribe of kids like I do, it can be hard to just get away with my husband. I know it is important, but sometimes, it is just not possible. We tend to embrace the time we do get alone together, no matter when it occurs. I guess, it is good that I am a, “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of girl. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would highlight some things you can do as a family to celebrate your own house full of love.

Bake Something Sweet

Set aside to bake some sweet treats. It does not have to be a complicated recipe. It should be something everyone can take part in. It can be as simple as opening up a box of cake mix and making some cupcakes. Let the kids take turns adding the ingredients and then pour the batter into some festive Valentine’s Day cupcake liners.

Make a simple buttercream frosting, or if you are so inclined, open up a can of ready-made frosting. I know it might get messy, but let the kinds help you frost the cupcakes. I like to pipe my frosting on, so it can be fun to let kids try that. Have some fun showing them the different tip patterns and let them take a guess as to what kind of design it will create.

To top your cupcakes, use candy conversation hearts, red, pink or purple sugar crystals, sprinkles, cinnamon candies or a milk chocolate heart placed in the center.

If you would rather make a cake, use heart shaped cake pans to make it fun. If you love baking like I do, you can find all kinds of festive cupcake liners, baking pans and decorative accents online or in your favorite store.

Make homemade cards for each other

Sit down at the kitchen or craft table with an assortment of cardstock, construction paper, markers, decorative paper punches, ribbons, stickers, crayons, paper lace doilies, glue sticks and scissors and craft homemade cards for each other. Have your child write a poem and print it out. Then glue the poem to the inside of the card.  There are so many great ideas on sites like Pinterest for inspiration.

Make a Fun Family Video or Photo Slideshow

Take all those great moments you have captured as photos or videos, and put them together to create a special slideshow or video. Editing software like Photoshop Premiere Elements 2018, makes it easy to make instant movies. You just put in the media, make some design choices and enjoy the results in minutes. You will love the way it turns out, and people will think you spent hours editing. If you don’t have that software, there are many other programs that will work. You probably already have something on your computer to do it. When finished, you can share it on social media, as well as, cast to your TV for everyone to enjoy together.

Make A Coupon Book

Cut out some dollar bill size strips of construction paper and then staple 10 together to form a coupon book. Give everyone a book and let the make coupons for things they would do for someone. Kids could offer to clean the bathroom, take out the trash, walk the dog etc. When everyone is finished, put the books in a bag or box and let each person pull out a random coupon book. If they pick their own, have them put it back and try again.

Have A Special Valentine’s Day Family Meal

Sit down together, and plan the menu for a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast or Dinner. Some breakfast ideas are heart-shaped waffles or pancakes. Dinner can be simple or elaborate. A heart-shaped cookie cutter can be used to create sandwiches in the shapes of hearts.

When you have decided on a meal and menu, assign everyone a part and work together to create a meal with love you can all share. Make your table super festive with Valentine’s Day linens and fun paper roses that the kids will have a blast making.

I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration on you can celebrate the love of your family this Valentine’s Day. Let me know some of your best family ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.


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