Sweet and Simple Valentines

fruit valentines

My daughter needed some valentines to hand out at her preschool party this week. I was not (still am not) finished with the insane valentines I am doing with the kids (will reveal on Monday), and didn’t have the time or energy to come up with something too complicated. There have been so many fun […]

Trading Spaces Tuesday: Valentine’s Tutorial with Honeybear Lane


Hello all you “My Insanity” Readers!!  Kendra is a fellow Arizona craft blogger and we’re doing a little blog swap today.  I’m super excited to be visiting today from my craft blog, Honeybear Lane.  I make and sell puff quilts but love to craft and sew and share my creations!!  I’d love it if you’d […]

Insanity is Spreading!–(Guest Posts)

doily heart garland

Just wanted to let you know that I am guest posting on not one, but two of my favorite blogs today! I’m sharing the secrets of my Valentine’s Garland over on Tip Junkie! I’ve included a free printable of my “14 days of Valentines”–inserts for each heart with a kindness challenge for each day leading […]

Valentine’s Days Past: Clever parties and dates

love bug ball

I had hoped to be announcing the finalists for the Party Party today, but you all gave us so many great parties to take in, that we are going to need a few more days.  I hope you can be patient with us. And while not every party will be a finalist, they all are […]

Victorian Valentine Mantle

victorian valentine Mantle

I know it seems like just yesterday that I posted my winter mantle.  But Beth @ The Stories of  A2Z said that it was time to change it up for Valentine’s Day, so I obliged. I’m happy to report that the only money spent (this year, anyway) for my mantle makeover, was for the candy […]

Valentine’s Days Past: School Valentines

flower valentine

The Party Party is going strong and I must say that I have been blown away by many of the nearly 100 parties linked up.  You have until Saturday to get your party in for Chris (Celebrations @ Home) and Kim (The TomKat Studio) to judge.  Don’t forget, there are 5 awesome party prizes up […]

Amazing Dates–Valentine’s Edition LINKY Party!


I know, from comments I received, and emails asking for advice, that several of you were planning an adventure date similar to our “Amazing Race: Valentine’s Edition“, that I blogged about here. I am dying to know how all of the dates turned out, and what creative spin you all put on them. So here […]

Chocolate Coated Valentines

heart bowl

One more quick Valentine’s post for those who are still searching for ideas for dinner tomorrow. Nothing says romance better than chocolate, right? My friend, Trish, shares a couple of ideas of ways to use chocolate for serving food or goodies that look fairly easy to do: And awfully cute!I had seen the ballon trick […]

Happy Valentine’s Weekend!

ipod valentine

So tell me this doesn’t just melt your heart a little… I guess I am a biased mom, but I think he makes an awfully handsome valentine, don’t you? These were my son’s Valentine’s for school, this year. I had purchase heart-shaped suckers to stick in each card, but found out at the last minute, […]

Sew Simple Valentines

sewn Valentines Cards

My sister sent me some photos of some fun valentines she made yesterday. She was inspired by these cute valentines she found at Pink and Green Mama: Shanda made used fabric scraps to cut hearts and sew them on to cardstock. She said it was really simple and fast to do. Of course, I think […]