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Valentine Accessory Styling with Penny Snark

Well hi there! I’m Penny Snark, and I’ll be your guest poster today. On my blog, The Sconnie Sling, I write about pinup fashion, tiki bars, and all things vintage and fabulous. When Julie and I decided to collaborate, it was obvious that the theme should be the holiday that’s on everyone’s mind: Valentine’s Day.

Now, I have a (somewhat ironic, I suppose) love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. On one hand, I love all things pink and cute and sparkly, and I’m quite fond of hearts as a motif. Julie and I had agreed that styling an accessory in our own ways would be the perfect swap post, and I think we both got some major heart-eyes over the glittery ombre heart headbands from BeauXOXO . But Valentine’s can be rough for the uncoupled…there’s a reason they call it “Singles Awareness Day”!

So I couldn’t resist a bit of a snarky take on the Valentine’s Day outfit, which really should be expected considering my name. I wanted to create a look that was flirty and feminine, but with a bit of an edge to it. My Havana Nights dress paired with an argyle cardigan paired with punky accessories gave me the “cute but dangerous” vibe I was going for. Though I guess handcuffs and spikes are romantic in their own way 😉 I actually have plans on V-Day for once; a friend and I are going to see a magic show, and who knows. Maybe one of the magicians can pull a boyfriend out of a hat for me.

Don’t forget to head over to The Sconnie Sling to see how Julie styled this adorable headband and hear about her Valentine’s Day plans!

So I kind of forgot…

heart balloons

That Friday was Valentine’s Day. I mean, I know that Valentine’s Day is on February 14th, and I know that Friday is the 14th, but some how the two didn’t connect. Fortunately, the rest of the internet didn’t forget, and there is plenty of great craft and recipes ideas. Here is a Valentine’s Day Roundup for us last minute shoppers/creators.

Valentine’s Day DIY:

No Sew Valentine’s Mail Bag
Fringed Love Cake Topper
Paper Heart Garland 3 Ways
Living Letters with Fresh Flowers & Succulents
XOXO Heart Clutch
Plush Conversation Hearts
Embossed Goodie Bags

Valentine’s Day Cards & Printables

Paper Umbrella – Free Printable Cards
A Pair & A Spare – Free Printable Cards
A Pair & A Spare – Watercolor Card DIY
The Sweetest Occasion – Free Printable Cards
You Are My Fave – Looking at You Card DIY
The Paper Mama – 3D Strawberry DIY Cards

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Chocolate Cake with Rose Buttercream
Cake Pops & Printables
Kiss Meringues
Layer Cake in a Jar
Brownie Hearts & Bites
Strawberry Nutella French Toast


Image from here.



Happy Valentine’s Day!!!


Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!!!! I wish you much commercially propagated love and happiness. With an unhealthy American sized dose of candy. All kidding aside, I love you guys!

Valentine Printables

Alright everyone, we’re in the final stretch. I know some of you haven’t gotten around to picking up a little something for that someone special, and to make sure you have something for your valentine, here are some FREE printables. You know, that you can print tomorrow, from your work computer, at a quarter til five and still have time to throw elbows at the grocery store to pick up a bottle of wine and box of candy or whatever, on the way home. Don’t be ashamed.We’ve all done it, and I’ve got your back.

Printable 6 Printable 4
Printable 1 Printable  3     Printable  2Printable  5

Click the photos to get the links offering the printables, all images and goods pictured here are from the aforementioned links. Enjoy!

Friday Link Love: Valentine Crafting Weekend

One of the worst things about being a grown up is having you friends scattered all over the country. We were a pretty tight knit group in college, but as we finished school, got married, and got jobs, we kept moving farther and farther away from one another. We all keep in touch, but it makes hanging out really difficult. But if we could, I know exactly what we’d be doing this weekend. We’d be having a super awesome crafting party like this (also where the pic below is from) but with the addition of baked goods.


Alas, it is not in the cards this year. So instead here are some nifty Valentine’s DIY’s to keep you busy this weekend.

What do you think? Should we go for the adorable crochet garland, or the adorable crochet garland?

How about something pink and heart shaped for the office?

Or a cute little plush heart pin?

How about a special love tea blend that can be wrapped up three different ways?

You could always kick it old school and make some lurve arrows.

Or you could keep your favorite peeps safely in the friend zone with one of these. Nothing says, “I like you, but I don’t like you like you,” like something you could have made at summer camp.