Reusable or disposable napkins can both be folded into hearts. The trick is getting the right size rectangle to begin with. Here are three different napkin sizes that I was able to fold into hearts.
4. Repeat step number three to the opposite side. Your napkin should have a nice point like an arrow.
5. Following picture number five, fold down your two center corners to create the V of the heart.
I’m pretty excited about the pop of color these napkins are going to bring to our Valentine table.
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FEBRUARY 9, 2012
ITALIAN SODA POP
Sparkling water, tonic water, club soda… it’s all the same. I don’t recommend Sprite or 7-Up because they already have syrup in them.
Flavored syrups come in lot of different flavors. Some are even sugar free. I picked up raspberry and vanilla from my grocery store next to the coffee. My Target and Walmart didn’t carry any that I could see.
Half & Half is optional. You could use regular milk or cream too. I like the soda with and without cream. Make it how you like it.
The process is easy. Pour chilled soda water in to a glass. Add ice cubes if you desire.
Now is the time you add the half and half for a creamy drink.
Drink up and repeat. It’s really that easy!
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
SWEETS FOR ME AND YOU
Here’s what I used for our place cards:
Small glass jars from the craft store
Chalkboard contact paper and chalk
Tiny hole punch
See how cute they already are?
If I’m quick enough, I can save these jars and tags to reuse for another time! We’ll see how that goes.
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
I ❤ MAGAZINE BANNERS
This hot pink banner is hanging above the piano in the front room.
Time to hang your newest lovey dovey creation. See, isn’t it the easiest project ever?!
For those of you concerned with my lack of traditional love colors, rest assured. Tess is keeping it real with her paintings. I totally love her color blocked piece on the right. Probably because she included orange in the mix.
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
A LITTLE LOVE GOES A LONG WAY
Hello Monday! Hello Friends!
Did you watch Madonna’s half time show last night? We loved it. I would totally sell a kidney to go to one of her concerts. (Not the good one, just the kidney that makes all my stones.)
So are you getting in the love dovey mood at your house?
I do think when the day glow hearts are paired with simple magazine pages, they really look great. There has been a lot of Valentine planning in my head. Over the next few days come back to see what I have cooked up!
Oh, and I started a Salty Pineapple Facebook Page! Check it out and don’t forget to like me. All my self confidence weighs solely on how many ‘likes’ I have. Not really, but it would be awesome if you like me all the same.
We’ll talk soon.
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
HOW TO THROW A SUPER BOWL PAR-TAY
There are only a few sporting events that we watch on television. The Super Bowl happens to be one of them. To be honest, the game is on, but we are really about the food. If we invite friends over to “watch the game,” we make sure they don’t really care if they watch the game.
In my book, if you are going to host a Super Bowl/Food Party there are a few rules you need to follow…
1. You have to know what two teams are playing.
➙ This year it’s the N.Y. Giants Vs. New England Patriots
2. You must know the teams colors.
➙ Both teams have similar colors. Red, blue, white and silver.
3. Your napkins have to match the teams colors.
➙ The grocery store sells colored napkins by the paper plates.
4. Chips and dip must make an appearance.
➙ Here are some recipes to get you started.
5. Before the game starts you have to pick a team to root for.
➙ Oh, still undecided here. I have a couple more days to choose.
Also, if you have some extra time on you hands, peanut butter footballs are a great treat to add to the festivities.
The how to? Use your favorite peanut butter ball recipe. They are all pretty much the same, but here is a good one if you don’t already have a fave.
When the dough is ready, roll into one inch balls.
Pinch the ends of your tube to create the football shape.
Now repeat a bajillion times. I mixed up half a recipe and ended with a little more than thirty footballs. Chill your footballs for a half hour.
Time to finish these pigskins up. I used white icing to make the laces, but you could also melt white chocolate.
Not to bad for a cute treat. The footballs can keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Warning: Making them ahead of time will likely cause you to more work. Only because you will have to make them again. For some reason chocolate covered peanut butter doesn’t last very long at our house.
Happy Friday Friends!
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
FEBRUARY PIN BOARD
All right friends. Today is the start of a new month, and I need your help. I’m looking for a few friends to work on a collaborative Pinterest board with me.
Theme – Pink+Red Don’t take the theme too literally.
Proper Source – You have to make sure your pin leads back to an original source! Let’s give credit.
Keep it Clean – I run a family friendly site here.
Description – Leave a description of your pin. It’s doesn’t have to be long, just no // or …
Round Up – At the end of the month I will do a round up of my favorite pins from the board.
If you are interested in playing along, email me: saltypineapple at gmail dot com. I will send you and invite to the board and we can get started!