Valentine's Morning: Strawberry Heart Surprise Pancakes

It's Valentine's Day, but these pancakes are a sweet surprise for any morning! 

Pour your batter onto griddle and press a strawberry into the "raw" side before flipping, wait a few seconds and press again. The more the strawberry is embedded in the pancake, the more it will look like a heart.

Bon Appetit!


Marbled Paper Valentine's Cards

I am so delighted by these process-oriented Valentine's cards created for Claire's beloved classmates! We made some marbled paper with shaving cream and liquid watercolors, Claire wrote sweet notes on scrap paper and then together, we folded the whole thing into a simple origami heart envelope.  

Simple, sweet and perfect for little hands.

There are so many tutorials for making marbled paper, we tried the liquid starch method without much luck but had AMAZING results with shaving cream and liquid watercolors. For a little pizazz, we added gold glitter paint added to the mix and I think the shimmery results speak for themselves:

Here's the video for folding the envelope. Don't be intimidated by the length of the video, this is not a complex project and aside from the "squash fold" on the top of the heart, Claire was able to make these herself. I went with this particular envelope because it uses a regular 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper, no cutting needed!