Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Valentine’s Day has a way of sneaking up on us every year. It feels like we have all the time in the world between the start of the new year and February 14. But then, BOOM! Suddenly it’s less than two weeks away and you still need to make a Valentine’s Day boxes for the kiddos, find cute cards and figure out what treats to make for the class. Sound familiar? Well, we wanted to take at least one thing off your overflowing plate — Valentine’s Day cards. We designed four super cute cards that you can download and print off for your kiddo’s classmates!

 

 

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Now that you have the Valentine cards handled, it’s time to decide on treats. We have you covered there, too! Find a simple and delicious treat to make with these Valentine’s Day recipe ideas from Matilda Jane associates.
     
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How to Brighten Up a Bedroom in the New Year

No matter if you make resolutions or just go with the flow, the New Year always seems to bring a sense of renewal and refresh. One area we always love to give a little update to each year is our home. Once your holiday decorations are packed away for the year, sometimes your space feels particularly bare. We all know that January isn’t the most colorful month of the year with the lack of flora and sunshine, but you can compensate by bringing some color into your space.

 

One of the easiest spaces to update is a bedroom. A few small tweaks, like switching out the comforter, can make a big impact! Get started adding splashes of color to your little gal’s room with the help of these simple tips (and our new home items).

 

#1 Pick a Pretty Comforter

 

Make a statement in a big way with a brand new comforter! Beds take up the most space in a bedroom, so it’s important that you choose a style and pattern that really stands out. Our new Time for Bed in a Bag Set has the prettiest mix of patterns featuring florals, stripes, dots, and gingham. Plus, pillow shams and a matching throw pillow are included!

 

#2 Organize (with Style)

 

Between all of the toys and stuffed animals, it’s easy for a kiddo’s room to look like a tornado whipped through. Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with a little organization. The beginning of the year is a great time to sort through your belongings and determine which items to keep and which items to donate. Once you’ve pared down, place her remaining toys in a large bin like our So Much in Storage Bucket. This large bucket can fit several blankets and plenty of toys — not to mention, it coordinates perfectly with the comforter!

 

#3 Add personality

 

Nothing adds personality to a room quicker than a few wall hangings. Choose a few pictures from the past year to hang up in pop color frames. Then, add some playful pieces like our Believe Pennants. This pack of three has fun, positive sayings that will keep her motivated year round.

 

How do you add some personality and color to your space? Share below in the comments!
     
SEO Affiliate - January 28, 2020 - 10:19 am

Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂

Sweet and Simple Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas

How is it that every year Valentine’s Day seems to sneak up on us? The first few weeks of the New Year always fly by with getting back into your routine and then —  BOOM — it’s February! Holidays are a pretty big deal around the Matilda Jane office. At any given time during a holiday week, you can expect to see some sort of yummy treat or festive snack just around the corner. We may be slightly biased but we think our associates are simply the best — both at doing their jobs and whipping up delicious desserts!

 

Whether you’re throwing a little Galentine’s Day gathering or need to make some quick treats for your kiddo’s class, here is a little recipe inspiration for the sweetest day of the year!

 

Jill’s White Chocolate Party Mix

 

Ingredients:

 

1 10 oz. package of mini pretzels
5 cups Cheerios
5 cups Corn Chex
2 cups peanuts
1 lb. of M&Ms (pink and red variety)
2 packages of white chocolate chips
3 tbsp oil

 

Steps:

 

1.     In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients, then set aside.
2.     Microwave white chocolate chips and oil for two minutes. Stir until smooth.
3.     Pour chocolate over cereal mixture and mix.
4.     Spread onto three wax paper-lined cookie sheets and let cool.
5.     Break pieces apart and enjoy!

“This is quick and easy to make — you really can’t mess it up. Not to mention, it’s addicting!” – Jill C., Human Resources

 


Ali’s Pretzel Hugs Valentine Treats

Ingredients:

1 bag of square pretzels
1 bag of Hershey’s Hugs
Heart sprinkles or pink and red M&Ms

Steps:

1.     Preheat oven to 200°
2.     Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spreading out pretzels
3.     Unwrap all chocolates placing one on top of each pretzel
4.     Place in oven for 3 – 4 minutes
5.     Immediately press heart sprinkles (or M&Ms) onto top of each chocolate and press down
6.     Let cool in refrigerator for 20 minutes before enjoying
“Our family loves these festive, little treats! They’re simple to make, adorable in a heart-shaped bowl and you cannot stop at just one (so make plenty)!” – Ali N., Sales Operations

 


Kaylee’s Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients:

6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
8 cups mini marshmallows
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: red food coloring, festive sprinkles

Steps:

1.     Melt butter in a large pan on low heat.
2.     Once melted, add six cups of marshmallows and vanilla extract. Slowly let marshmallows melt.
3.     Before marshmallows are fully melted, add remaining marshmallows and milk. Stir until marshmallows begin to melt.
4.     Add in cereal, stirring until fully coated with marshmallow fluff mixture.
5.     Pour into a greased pan (8×11) and spread out.
6.     Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

Note: If you plan to add a few drops of food coloring to make them festive, do this between steps three and four! If you want to add festive sprinkles, do so before letting it cool.
“These are the best, gooey-est rice krispie treats ever! They’re always a crowd pleaser, no matter the holiday!” – Kaylee W., Digital Marketing
     
Kaelynn - January 17, 2020 - 9:04 pm

Thank you for these recipes!!! Love your blogs and your clothes for my kiddos and self.