When I was a kid, my mom and I used to recycle my broken crayons by melting them down in muffin tins. Apparently that idea is still around only made much cooler by the silicon baking molds there are now. When I saw this pin I knew I was going to use the idea somehow. I planned on making star shapes to give to my mom's and sister-in-law's 4th grade classes for good luck before the STAAR test. Who knows, maybe I'll make a set for my own class, but freshmen might not appreciate them as much. As a test run I went ahead and made Valentines ones like in the picture for the kids in Will's Kindermusik group and the daughters of my friend, Will's babysitter. Here's how they turned out.
Not forgetting Valentines for the adults in our life, I made a batch of this raspberry freezer jam. It's sweetened with honey and oh so delicious! I made a blueberry batch for us to keep.
Ok, one more! Wishing I was a better photographer, I tried to recreate this picture with my own chubby cupid baby. We had fun planting kisses then taking pictures, but I don't think they turned out very well. Still, I used one shot to make cards to send out. I know there are a lot of pins with advice for improving photography skills, so maybe I'll work on that next.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! and happy pinning!