Get Ready For Valentine’s Day With Oriental Trading

My 7 yr old son  needed Valentines to send in for school.  My 3 yr old wanted Valentine’s because her brother was getting Valentines. I realized I had a serious lack of Valentine decorations. I also realized I was going to be inviting my nieces up to play with my two youngest kids and they love creating stuff. So I went to Oriental Trading and took care of everything.

Oriental Trading has prices that won’t break the piggy bank.  They also have lots of choices for just about any theme or holiday.  I love their craft kits because most of them come with everything you need.

My 7 yr old son picked out these super cute ninja Valentines that came with matching ninja lollipops. While browsing all their Valentine stuff I also found matching bendy ninjas that matched the Valentine cards perfectly. I just had to get them.  We put his Valentines together and they turned out so cute.

Then I found a cute craft kit to make Valentine cookie magnets.  The kit had enough to make a dozen magnets. Plenty for my little ones and my nieces to each make two if they like. The kit came with individually packaged packets that had the base,  foam stickers to decorate the magnet, and individual packs of glitter. It also came with the sticky back magnets to finish the project. The project was easy enough that even the littlest ones could do it but came with enough items that it let the older kids express their creativity.

Also while skimming through the Valentine stuff, I was trying to find a decoration or two for Valentine’s day . That’s when I came across the cutest sign.  I’ve not seen anything like it before. I thought it was funny.  When I opened the box I couldn’t help but giggle. I didn’t know what my hubby would think about it.  I figured it would be a decoration for our bedroom.  He laughed when he saw it. When I told him I wanted to put it in the bedroom he said “no you gotta put it where people are going to see it more often, that’s funny”  So we decided we’re going to put it in our family room.

I always put little things together to give all the kids for Valentine’s Day. Just something small.  I found these cute Peanuts canvas bags that are perfect to fill with treats or whatever you want.  I was thinking of making some candy or caramel apples with heart sprinkles on them, packaging them in cellophane and putting them in these bags to give the kids.

Last but not least, my daughter’s Valentines she picked out.  She wanted these ones because they came with glow-in-the-dark bracelets.  I thought the star theme was cute.  I made the mistake of leaving some of the stuff in the box until we were ready for it. I went to work and my daughter was home with the hubby in the  morning.  When I came home I saw a long glowing line on the floor. My daughter got into a pack of the glow bracelets broke them all to light them and connected them all together. Thankfully she didn’t “need” them for school she just wanted to give some to her brothers and her cousins. There was still one pack left. As I was trying to put one together for the picture the stick got caught on the slit and popped so it started glowing. I realized…wow had she needed these for school they would never make it. If they had to be put together and put in a backpack they’d all be busted and glowing before they even got to school.  These would be better served as a party favor for a birthday party (think magic wand) OR keep the bracelets in the box and let the child pass out the bracelets as they hand out out the paper valentine part.

There are lots of fun Valentine items to choose from at Oriental Trading.  What would you like to received from Oriental Trading for Valentine’s Day?  What is your favorite item I reviewed here?

I received the above mentioned products at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own.  

 

 


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For the first time in one collection, fans can relive every exciting element-bending moment from the worldwide phenomenon with The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series, available on DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray. With all four books of the fan-favorite series, this 8-disc collection contains every pivotal Korra moment. From meeting Avatar Korra-a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe-in Book One, to Korra embarking on a groundbreaking journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in Book Four, every Korra battle and adventure is now available in one place!

The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series contains all 52 episodes from this one-of-a-kind television series. That’s over 20 hours of air, earth, water and firebending fun! Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 (DVD) and $47.99 (Blu-ray). In addition, The Limited Edition Blu-ray includes selections from The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series as a special gift with purchase!

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The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series Fast Facts
Street Date: December 13, 2016
Running Time: 20 hours, 10 minutes

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Book 1: Air
The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I”
Book 2: Spirits
Audio Commentary (episodes 113,114, 125 & 126)
Scene Bending: Rebel Spirit Scene 1
Scene Bending: Rebel Spirit Scene 2
Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family
Book 3: Change
Audio Commentary (episodes 201, 202, 212 & 213)
The Spirit of an Episode: A Breath of Fresh Air
The Spirit of an Episode: Rebirth
The Spirit of an Episode: The Terror Within
The Spirit of an Episode: The Stakeout
Book 4: Balance
Audio Commentary (episodes 214, 215, 225 & 226)
Kuvira vs. Prince Wu
Republic City Hustle: Part 1
The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series Limited Edition Blu-ray special features:

Book 1: Air
Audio Commentary (audio track option on all episodes)
The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I
Creators’ Favorite Scenes: Animatics
Welcome to Republic City
The Revelation
The Voice in the Night
The Spirit of Competition
And the Winner Is…
When Extremes Meet
Turning the Tides
Endgame
Book 2: Spirits
Audio Commentary (all episodes)
Scene Bending: Rebel Spirit Scene 1
Scene Bending: Rebel Spirit Scene 2
Scene Bending: The Southern Lights Scene 1
Scene Bending: The Southern Lights Scene 2
Scene Bending: Civil Wars, Pt. 1
Scene Bending: Civil Wars, Pt. 2
Scene Bending: Peacekeepers
Scene Bending: Beginnings: Part 1
Scene Bending: Beginnings: Part 2
Scene Bending: The Guide
Scene Bending: A New Spiritual Age
Scene Bending: Night of a Thousand Stars
Scene Bending: Harmonic Convergence
Scene Bending: Darkness Falls
Scene Bending: Light in the Dark
Kindred Spirits: Tenzin’s Family
Inside the Book of Spirits
The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey
Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family
Book 3: Change
Audio Commentary (all episodes)
The Spirit of an Episode: A Breath of Fresh Air
The Spirit of an Episode: Rebirth
The Spirit of an Episode: The Earth Queen
The Spirit of an Episode: In Harm’s Way
The Spirit of an Episode: The Metal Clan
The Spirit of an Episode: Old Wounds
The Spirit of an Episode: Original Airbenders
The Spirit of an Episode: The Terror Within
The Spirit of an Episode: The Stakeout
The Spirit of an Episode: Long Live the Queen
The Spirit of an Episode: The Ultimatum
The Spirit of an Episode: Enter the Void
The Spirit of an Episode: Venom of the Red Lotus
Book 4: Balance
Audio Commentary (all episodes)
Kuvira vs. Prince Wu
Republic City Hustle: Part 1
Republic City Hustle: Part 2
Republic City Hustle: Part 3
The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part II”
Legend of Korra: New York Comic-Con Panel Featurette

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Making Chocolates With Your Valentine with GLEE Candy Kits

Time together is a precious commodity for us.  We’re always so busy. The boys’ with football, archery, soccer, lifting. My hubby working full-time, me working part-time, running my blog, and running kids to all above mentioned activities. When we have a day together …I mean actually together when I don’t have to drop a kid off somewhere or attend a meeting I like to take full advantage.

I could easily just buy my kids a small box of chocolates and say Happy Valentines day but it’s so much more fun to make chocolates together as a family. Everyone can make chocolates the way they want adding marshmallows or peanut butter or just plain old milk chocolate.  It’s time away from the TV screens and video games. It’s a way to get creative.  GLEE candy kits make it super easy to do this.

If chocolate isn’t your thing, they also have make your own gummy candy kits, and make your own gum its.  ALL the kits and all candy they sell on GLEEgum.com is all natural. Each kit comes with almost everything you need to make the candy you’ve chosen.

 

Another thing I like about GLEE candy kits is that they’re also educational.  They give info on where the candy comes from. The chocolate kit, for instance, has 2 cacao beans and information about cacao in the box.  It even tells you to taste them.  I don’t want to ruin it for you but the cacao bean does not taste like a chocolate bar lol.

The kids enjoy baking and cooking as a family.  I have to give each one jobs and we take turns. This one dumps something in, this one stirs, this on dumps the next thing in, etc.

After getting everything mixed and cooled to the right temperature it was time to put them in the chocolate wrappers and add our favorite things to it. We kept some plain, some just had peanut butter, others had marshmallows and pecans. We mixed it up.  It made a decent amount of chocolates. We’re a family of 6 and each of us got to have a couple pieces.

It didn’t take long for them to harden in the fridge then they were ready to enjoy. The chocolate was smooth and sweet.  The kit had easy to follow directions. Most the steps (aside from heating the chocolates) were easy enough so even the little ones could participate.

GLEE candy kits are only $13.95 per kit but I have a coupon for you for 15% off everything at GLEEgum.com Use code: LUVSAVING until 4/30/17

GLEE gum also has lots of flavors of natural gum which make nice Valentine treat handouts for school and natural Gum Pops too!

 

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I received the above mentioned product at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own. Prize is sponsored by GLEE gum.