Free Printable Date Night Conversation Starters

FREE Printable Date Night Conversation Starters

Jamie here!  We posted this previously as part of our frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas for a night in, but I wanted to repost for those of you who haven’t seen it before.  Now that my kids are back in school, I’m trying to focus on my marriage a little more, and I’ve been thinking that this long weekend might be a perfect time to use this idea again :)

One Valentine’s Day years ago – my husband and I were once again planning an evening in with our four kids because we were a) too broke for both a babysitter and dinner and b) didn’t know any babysitters anyway…

A couple days ahead of time, I decided to think up enough questions to create a little Valentine’s game to play with him.  (Remember how fun it was doing those silly Cosmo quizes with your teenage boyfriend?)  I came up with several questions, dares and activities and wrote them down on slips of paper.  I folded each one up and put them in a heart bowl and waited for Valentine’s Day.


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Valentine Heart Pancakes – Using DIY Tinfoil Shapes (A Tutorial!)

I wanted to make something sweet for my family this Valentine’s Day – and I wanted that sweet thing to be chocolate chip pancakes before school.  But not just ANY chocolate chip pancakes: I wanted to make them in the shape of hearts.

Just one problem…. I don’t have any heart-shaped pancake molds or even metal cookie cutters to use.   I did have some plastic heart cookie cutters though, and I figured I could somehow MacGyver heart molds out of tin foil.   I set out to experiment and did a trial run with my all-too-willing preschooler.  Here’s how to make them!

Tutorial: Heart Pancake Molds from Tinfoil

1) Start with a plastic heart-shaped cookie cutter – even if you just have one, you can make several molds.  Do these a few days ahead, and you’ll be ready to cook up some love come Valentine’s morning!

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Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas: DIY Candy Bowl

Valentine's Day Candy Bowl


If you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party or just want to get into the spirit, you are going to want to round up cute Valentine’s Day ideas! And while you might think that equals spending big bucks, you might be surprised! The truth is you that you will find many cute Valentine’s Day ideas can be whipped up for just a few dollars or less.

In fact, take a peek at this adorable Valentine’s Day candy bowl! Looks are quite deceiving with this project! With just a few easy supplies, you can create one yourself in no time. Here is how!

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe


crockpot lasagna

If you happen to be staying in on Valentine’s Day and are looking for an easy Valentine’s Day dinner, Crock Pot Lasagna is a fabulous option!  Several years ago, I found this recipe for Crock Pot Lasagna and fell in love.  I use a bottled spaghetti sauce but add additional spices to give it a homemade taste.  If you keep browned ground beef in the freezer (read more here), it will cut your preparation time dramatically.  After the recipe, scroll down as I have also included a couple of pics to answer any questions you might have.

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Printable Valentine Cards for Kids | 3 Bouncy Ball Ideas


We’ve been highlighting some of our FAVORITE Printable Valentine Cards for Kids to help give you some fun ideas for classroom favors – here’s one I’m in love with right now - Bouncy Balls!

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Free Printable Valentine Cards: Mustache Valentines!


Free Printable Valentine Mustache Cards

Here’s a fun Valentine printable card project that will work for any age child, boy or girl, and is cheap and easy!

Jamie here! This is my kitchen table last year, the night before Valentine’s Day….   we made these awesome Mustache Valentines and my kids loved them so much they asked to do it again this year.  As you can see by this photo of my kitchen table last Valentine’s Eve – I was up to my elbows in fake mustache hair and fake lips. ;)

Here’s how to make these cute valentines and also a free printable template:

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