15 Last-Minute Infused Alcohols To Show Someone You Really Care

                                            <b>Same-day bacon bourbon for V-Day? Yes, please.</b>                                                           
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People love DIY gifts. People also love alcohol. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, these quick concoctions could just save the day.

How to make infused alcohol: Desired flavors + liquor + sealed container + dark cabinet = drunk deliciousness.

And they don’t have to take forever. “I’ve found that most recipes for infusions tell people to leave stuff steeping for entirely too long,” says Marcia Simmons on Serious Eats. (As an infused alcohol experimenter myself, I have to agree with her.) “Herbs, hot peppers, and vanilla beans, for instance, can make an intensely flavored infusion in as little as a day,” she says.

Here are quickie infusions that are sure to make them happy…

If it’s 3 days before Valentine’s day…

Alison Caporimo

Make these…

1. Pineapple and Pepper Vodka

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For a spice-lover. Get the recipe here.

2. Orange and Vanilla Bourbon

For sweet and citrusy realness. Get the recipe here.

3. Rosemary Vodka

For herbal goodness. Get the recipe.

4. Peach and Pecan Bourbon

For a dessert you can drink. Get the recipe here.

5. Strawberry Basil Vodka

For summer’s day in a bottle. Get the recipe here.

6. Mango Tequila

For something a little sweet that packs a big punch. Get the recipe here.

If it’s 2 days before Valentine’s Day…

Alison Caporimo

Try these…

7. Jalapeño-Infused Tequila

For Mexican take-out’s new best friend. Get the recipe here.

8. Rosemary, Ginger, and Asian Pear Vodka

For something classy. Get the recipe here.

9. Cherry Vodka

For the ideal chocolate pairing. Get the recipe here.

10. Strawberry Tequila

For a colorful margarita. Get the recipe here.

11. Citrus Rosemary Vodka

For something perfect to be served neat. Get the recipe here.

If it’s the day before Valentine’s Day…

Alison Caporimo

Do these (for heaven’s sake)…

12. Same-Day Bacon Bourbon

For getting play (because you know they’ll worship you for this). Get the recipe here.

13. Apple Cinnamon Whiskey

For something to sip by a fire (or space heater). Get the recipe here.

14. Blueberry Vodka

For something super refreshing. Get the recipe here.

15. Vanilla Honey Ginger Whiskey

For a potential cold remedy—brought to you by completely unscientific non-research. Get the recipe here.

They will just love drinking up.

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And adore you all the more for it.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/last-minute-infused-alcohols

11 Foods That Will Always Love You Back

                                            <b>Because you deserve it hot and steamy.</b>                                                           

1. Good news! You aren’t going to be lonely on Valentine’s day.

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2. If you want it, there’s definitely going to be some serious ~sizzle~ in your life.

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3. These are the kinds of valentines you can really count on.

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4. They’re ready when you are.

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5. They’re not afraid to use their words, either.

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Let’s be real here, the word “moist” is NSFW.

6. And they’re damn fine.

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7. Sure, they can tease you…

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8. …but ultimately, they’re tuned in to what *you* need.

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9. These valentines aren’t afraid to tell you when they’re in the mood for love.

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10. Take your time and get to know one another really intimately.

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11. So remember, love is yours.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers.


Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliafurlan/ignition-remix-but-for-food

34 Punny Valentines Perfect For Any Classroom

                                            <b>Their class will be rolling in the aisles.</b>                                                           

1. Who could refuse an offer to be someone’s “Valen-slime”?

Get the printable and learn how to make the slime at Stitch/Craft.

2. I think it’s safe to say that “a hole lot” of people would be happy to receive these valentines.

Find out how to make them at Hands On As We Grow.

3. This printable + some rock candy = a rockin’ valentine.

Get the PDF (and more information) at Love the Day.

4. You can never go wrong with Play-Doh.

Find out how to make these malleable valentines over at The Nerd’s Wife.

5. There’s no one “whoo” wouldn’t want to be this cute owl’s valentine.

Download the printable and learn how to make these lovely birds at Lisa Storms’ blog.

6. “Beep boop beep” = the sound of these robots telling you to make them.

Learn how to make these valentines at Craftiness Is Not Optional.

7. These are “nacho” average valentines.

Get the instructions for these cards by Larissa of Just Another Day in Paradise at Skip to My Lou.

8. These are sweet *and* a challenge.

Learn how to make them at Cutesy Crafts.

9. A shakeable valentine that sparkles? Wow… These are amazingly cool.

Learn how to make these sensory bottles at Two Daloo.

10. A craft project for you and your child (making the crayons and the cards) along with your child’s classmates (coloring in the card itself): Hurray for art!

Learn how to make the crayons and the card at MollyMooCrafts.

11. “I Need S’more Friends Like You!”

Don’t we all? Learn how to make these delicious valentines at Domesticated Lady.

12. Valentines that glow.

If their teacher agrees to turn off the lights, they could have a classroom dance party!

Instructions at eighteen25.

13. Your kid will have the most “TOAD-ally awesome” cards in the class.

Find out how to make these amphibian-approved cards at Crap I’ve Made.

14. This free printable card is the sweetest (“accordion” to anyone).

Get the PDF (by illustrator Denise Holmes) at Happy Happy Art Collective.

15. Don’t want the card to be so large? Do a bunch of acorn hands on one huge sheet of paper and then cut out each nut. You could write the “nuts about you!” message on the back of each acorn.

More info at Crafty Morning.

16. This card is cheesy and easy (to make).

Bonus: Everyone will have an extra snack for lunch.

More info at Bless This Mess.

17. The perfect option for an older child who still wants to bring in Valentine’s Day cards.

Get the printables at Seven Thirty Three.

18. A valentine that will supervise all homework production.

Find the instructions over at The 36th Avenue.

19. A valentine (and a snack) to be wild about.

For more info (and the printable) visit The Girl Creative.

20. Does your daughter love fairies? These are the valentines for her.

Get the free printable for your fairy fan at the Fantastic Fun and Learning blog ASAP.

21. Let these “worm” their way into your heart.

More info at Infarrantly Creative.

22. A “beary” sweet valentine.

Get the instructions at Queen Bee Coupons.

23. Kids will have a “gooed” time playing with this slime.

Find out how to make it at The Gunny Sack.

24. Have a son or daughter that loves creating loom bands? Put them to work and make these valentines.

Full instructions (plus the printable) at The Crafted Sparrow.

25. “Stick” these valentines in their backpack and send ‘em off to school.

Get more information at the Armelle Blog.

26. Let your son or daughter show their classmates that they’re happy “to be in the same school.”

Learn how to make this scrumptious Valentine at I Heart Naptime.

27. This free printable will be a “lifesaver” if you’re short on time.

Get the full instructions at Makely.

28. Kids having fun > adult eardrums.

Get the instructions at U Create.

29. You should “pix” these valentines if your child is allowed to bring candy to school.

Learn how to make them at Smart School House.

30. “Ewe” will melt at the cuteness of this card.

Learn how to make it at My Kids Make.

31. “Chews” this valentine when you have kids old enough to safely chew bubblegum.

Find out how to make the cards at Crazy Little Projects.

32. These cards come with friendship bracelets featuring the “heart” knot.

Head on over to Heart & Sew to learn how to make the bracelet and card.

33. A valentine you squeeze (that you can make with ease).

Find the whole tutorial at Funky Polkadot Giraffe.

34. This valentine comes with a toy to use in the sandbox during recess.

Learn how to make the card at Thirty Handmade Days.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/nacho-average-valentine

#WhatWomenNeed for Valentine’s Day: Pelosi asks, citizens deliver [Photoshops]

Amen to that!

Last week, Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore declared that what women really need this Valentine’s Day is paid sick leave. This morning, it was Nancy Pelosi’s turn:

Tweeters were only too happy to follow her lead and offer up suggestions of their own:


What else do women need? Why Photoshops, of course!

Ask and you shall receive:

Pretty sure we’ve spotted Joe Biden holding that very same sign!

And last, but most certainly not least:


Twitchy coverage of Nancy Pelosi

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/10/whatwomenneed-for-valentines-day-nancy-pelosi-asks-citizens-deliver-photoshops/

29 Times Tumblr Told The Truth About Love

                                            <b>Sometimes love makes you want to sing&hellip;and sometimes it makes you want to pull the covers up over your head.</b>                                                           

1. On the difficulty of expressing your love.

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Art by Owl Turd Comix.

2. On holding hands with the one you love.

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Art by Tiffany Ford.

3. On edible love.

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Art by Constance Lagrange.

4. On sharing a bed with the one you love.

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Art by Kelly Bastow (MOOSEKLEENEX).

5. On love between dog owners.

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Art by Gemma Correll.

6. On needing to be so much closer to the one you love.

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Art by Deep Dark Fears.

7. On unfulfilled love.

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Art by Nick Sumida.

8. On keeping the one you love healthy.

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Art by Maritsa Patrinos.

9. On seemingly impossible love.

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Art by Carolina (My Whispered Colors).

10. On never wanting to stop talking to the one you love.

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Art by Sarah Graley.

11. On protecting the one you love.

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Art by Madéleine Flores.

12. On finding your true love.

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Art by Philippa Rice.

13. On young love.

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Art by Jordan Jeffries.

14. On a mother’s love.

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Art by Kate Beaton.

15. On past love.

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Art by Lizzy Stewart.

16. On love songs.

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Art by Marloes de Vries.

17. On literary love.

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Art by Irena Freitas.

18. On the love between pet owner and pet.

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Art by Sam Spina.

19. On sacrificing yourself for the one you love.

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Art by Carolyn C. Nowak.

20. On long-lasting love.

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Art by Ruth Chan.

21. On being a book lover.

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Art by Grant Snider (Incidental Comics).

23. On the early stages of love.

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Art by Julian Callos.

24. On love changing as you get older.

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Art by Noelle Stevenson.

25. On chivalrous acts of love.

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Art by Tiffany Ford.

26. On being a part of a chain of unreciprocated love.

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Art by Anne Emond.

27. On passionate love.

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Art by Kim Roselier.

28. On love expressed through mooing.

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Art by Seo Kim.

29. On the quest for love.

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Art by Hyesu Lee.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/comics-about-love