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Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids (With Printable Treat Cards!)

Each year I try and think of a cute way to send out my kid’s VaLenTiNe TrEaTs at school.  This year I found two cute ideas on Pinterest and then added my own touch!  Our school has a no candy policy so we used individual packs of Teddy Grahams and Goldfish.

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I printed the cards on light brown card-stock. Next, I glued the eyes on the bear and had my 3-year-old daughter draw a nose, a smile, and then sign her name!

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I printed the cards on white card-stock. Next, I had my 5-year-old son draw the water in the fishbowl and then sign his name!

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I attached the bear to a treat bag with Teddy Grahams and the fishbowl to a treat bag with Goldfish!

Click here to download the cards to attach to your treats!

Abby’s Valentine Teddy Bear

Nicholas’ Valentine Fish Bowl

Happy Valentine’s Day!

~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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{Love That Never Fails}

My Wedding Day

A few months back, my fellow blogger, Robyn (Jersey Girl) shared a list of her plans in her youth that she was able to say, “Check, check, and check” to.  {Click here for her story}  Well…
My life didn’t go exactly like pLaNnEd.  My check off list in high school/college included:
  1. Get married right out of college.
  2. Have four or five children before age 30 (3 boys and 1 or 2 girls and in that order).

Hey, I’m a planner and that’s what planners do!   Well, man’s mind plans his way, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that will PrEvAiL!   And my plans were obviously not God’s purpose.

So there I found myself single and 30-SoMeThInG.  (I didn’t get married until I was 35.)  What’s a girl to do?  I can actually say that I was very content being single.  Did I want to get married, absolutely, but I really did enjoy all the luxuries of single-hood.  It wasn’t always easy and at times it was lonely, but I was content.

If you find yourself in the single stage of life and wish you had a significant other, here’s some input that may help:

  • Enjoy the FrEeDoM of single-hood.  You get to call all the shots!
  • Develop yourself as a person.  Become a person of MoRaL ChArAcTeR that a future spouse would find attractive.
  • PrAy for God’s direction regarding finding the right person and the grace to help you through!
  • Do all those things that you’ve been wanting to do, but that may be difficult to do once you’re married.  (I was able to visit family in Asia, which may not have been possible as a married person.)
  • Cultivate close relationships with family and friends.  Develop close friendships with other singles.
  • Get yourself in a position of FiNaNciaL freedom.
  • Focus on your career and/or professional life.  Maybe it is time to venture out and take a risk in starting the business/career you’ve been dreaming about.

Fortunately, after the long wait, I was blessed with a WoNderFuL husband.  He’s funny, caring, generous, laid back, and fun to be around.  I loved my life as a single person and I love my life now.  I’m sure to many, my life now may look boring.  My idea of a great evening is hanging out, At HoMe, with my family and friends!  It may not seem exciting to some, but I’m very CoNtEnT and happy.  And I’m not going to MeSs WiTh “HaPpY”!

So, if you’re single and wishing you were not, hang in there.  This song is dedicated to you and anyone, for that matter, married or single, looking for love that never fails.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

;) Robynn

Your Love Never Fails Lyrics

Nothing can separate

Even if I ran away

Your love never fails

I know I still make mistakes

But You have new mercies for me everyday

Your love never fails

Chorus: You stay the same through the ages

Your love never changes

There maybe pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage

I don’t have to be afraid

Because I know that You love me

Your love never fails

Verse 2: The wind is strong and the water’s deep

But I’m not alone in these open seas

Cause Your love never fails

The chasm is far too wide

I never thought I’d reach the other side

But Your love never fails

Bridge: You make all things work together for my good

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{Crazy In Love}

CrAzY In LoVe.

That describes God and His love for us.  As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I am excited to introduce a video series that I am going to be sharing called, “Crazy In Love”.  This series contains 22 daily videos ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.  Each day will focus on an aspect of GoD’s love for us.  You can watch the 1st video at the end of this post.  The remaining videos can be seen on our “Suede Sofa Unplugged” blog.  www.suedesofaunplugged.com

Switching gears…

Here’s an idea for Valentine’s Day sweets.  Serve up heart-shaped, frosted sugar cookies, by placing them in a square {like the 1st picture}, but add the letters “L”, “O”, “V”, “E” to the hearts.  Pile the cookies on top of each other for a plate full of cookies!

Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

:)

Robynn~

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