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DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque

Hello, Kristen Duke fans!  Isn’t she awesome?! I have been a huge fan for years, and was super excited to meet Kristen, and hear her speak, at a conference last August.   My name is Jackie Hernandez.  I am the creative force behind Teal & Lime, a blog and business with one goal; empowering you to decorate your own home in an easy and approachable way.  I am delighted to fill in for Kristen today while she is off enjoying a family vacation.  

My husband and I did not meet until we were adults, but I know for sure if we were kids we would have carved our initials on a tree together. Well, for sure I would have carved our initials on a tree.

I get all sappy and sentimental around Valentine’s Day and can’t help finding fun new ways to express our love.

DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque by Teal & Lime for

Today’s project was inspired by my make belief tree carving love declaration we would have made if we met when we were younger. But this is even better, because it is not on some random tree somewhere, it is right here on our mantel.… Continue Reading

Wooden Valentine’s Blocks

I’m happy to introduce my friend, blog assistance, and occasional contributor to you all! Jessica blogs at Mommy Envy, and she has been very helpful with some behind the scenes on my site the past 6 months and I’m VERY grateful!  She grew up in a small town near me in Texas, but now lives in Colorado! We’ve never actually met in real life, but I get to meet her at a conference in February, I’m so excited!  Give her some love for her first project shared on my site!


Valentine’s Day can be a weird holiday to celebrate.  Kids have to give a Valentine’s to everyone but you know they all have their secret crushes they want to give special attention to.  And don’t even get me started on high school.  Maybe it’s different now but I wasn’t a kid who was over joyed for Valentine’s day at school.  I didn’t get the fun Candy-grams from friends that the cheerleaders handed out as a fundraiser.  I didn’t get flowers sent to me (and that’s probably a good thing because then you have to carry them around all day or cram them in your locker).

But Valentine’s Day was still a special day in our house.  As kids we couldn’t wait to get home to see what our mom was up to.  Every year she made our favorite foods for dinner.  Some years it was an odd assortment but we didn’t care.  Tater tots and spaghetti? Sure thing! The best part was the table was set for a fancy feast.  She had candles and fabric napkins.  Those fabric napkins were placed on our plates to hide our favorite treats and every year my treat was a box of sugar cookies with as much frosting as cookie (you know the ones).  Oh it was heaven!

I was pretty excited when Kristen asked me to guest post with a Valentine’s themed post because I got a new toy for Christmas! I received a rotary tool and honestly didn’t know what I was going to do with it.  I figured I should try and get some use out of the new toy so I won’t be so afraid to use it in the future.  And I’ll admit it wasn’t easy at first but kept trying and got the hang of it quicker than I thought I would!

I needed some Valentine’s Day love in my house so I created these wooden Valentine’s blocks out of materials I already had.  Those are the best projects to have!


Like I said, it wasn’t easy at first, and I almost gave up on this project.  One of my resolutions though is to finish the projects I start.  I started with what I thought was a scrap 1×4 I picked up for free at my local Home Depot.  They were left over pieces from another customer’s cut.  Check out the back of the store where they make their cuts.  They don’t always have a pile of scraps there but when they do they normally have a pretty deep discount.… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Printable Pack

Fun Valentine’s Day Printable Pack here for you today, with a collaboration with a bunch of other talented friends! Check it out!


Valentine's Printable Pack

22 bloggers & designers created 22 of the most DARLING printable packs to make this a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Pretty much EVERYTHING you might need to pull off a fabulous V-Day!

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Valentine’s Pillow Covers

In the past few years, I have found a never-before-surfaced love for decorative pillows. Not only that, but pillow covers that are easily switched out according to holidays and mood. I found the cutest Valentine’s Pillow Covers that I wanted to share, they are loving their new home on my couch!

Valentine's Pillow Covers

I found these from two different shops. The glittery red “14″ is from Purdue Avenue. So many cute items in their shop!

The chevron/heart order is from The September Tree. She is on vacation, but you can message her if you want this same pillow cover (or black and white chevron)!

Who wants to own one of these? Both gals have agreed to giving one away, so I think for this I’ll pick two winners.
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