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Be My Valentine

by Chris on February 15, 2013

If there’s one thing I’m really good at, it’s being late. Better late than never? Regardless, here’s a couple of things we did for the big ol’ day of love around here. Miss Little’s Valentine’s box had to be out of recycled materials this year–meaning it had to be from a cereal box, oatmeal container, etc. After looking around and putting some ideas together, she settled on an Valentine’s iPod box. Oddly enough it was actually one of the easiest projects. Good girl.

Valentines iPod Box

It was as easy as covering one side with red construction paper and making the “iPod case” out of polka dot duct tape. The tape allowed it to be a bit more sturdy. I cut a small section out of the top for the Valentine’s cards, and I wedged a real set of headphones into the top. Of course, it wouldn’t be a real iPod without a playlist of love music. (Little One’s name is shaded out at the top.)

Valentine s box ipod

She was pretty thrilled with it and had fun rocking out to some tunes.

Ipod Valentine s box

I surprised both kiddos with a Valentine’s breakfast on the big day. Unfortunately, breakfast is at 6am, and it’s not exactly bright out at that time. It’s super dark and there’s some bed head in there, but they both loved it. Nothing better than making your kids feel special on Valentine’s Day. I hope you had a great day too!

Valentine s Table collage

Have a great weekend!



Barbara Grooms February 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Hi Chris, Charleen is over for a visit and we checked out your blog. The kids look tired, but they enjoy being special. Your a great mom. Larry bought Charleens dog, Monte new coat for V day. You are so talented. Happy Valentine Day from your mom, who is late too. Mom

Tiffany February 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

Super cute idea – pinning this for next year!

ValenzMom aka Helen February 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

That really is an adorable idea for a Valentine’s box! Plus a special Valentine’s Day breakfast to boot – your kids are really lucky.

Maria G. February 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I’d say this is a very creative and practical idea. I can’t wait to apply this idea to my kids too as I’m sure they would love it. After all, they’re gadget lovers and this idea would really surprise them. Just looking at the pictures you posted and how your kids love this surprise, I know my kids will love it too. This is way cheaper and way good-looking than an actual ipod. Thank you for the idea!

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