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Cheap Valentine’s Ideas: 5 Frugal Ideas for Your Honey or Your Kids!

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to involve spending lots of money (or any at all) – but if you need some cheap Valentine’s ideas, we’re here to help!  Find more Valentine’s Day Ideas HERE.

Sometimes we need to be reminded to pause and give our loved ones a little extra attention – whether it be your “honey”, your kids, a family member, or someone you know who just needs a special reminder that they are loved.   Here are 5 Frugal Ideas…

For Your Honey:

  1. Have a Date Night “In” and plan some special touches.  After the kids are in bed, make a late supper together, eat by candlelight, listen to grown-up music (No “Kids Bop allowed!), and watch a romantic movie together.  Room for desert?  Try chocolate-covered strawberries or something decadent and delish.
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Homemade Valentine Gifts: “Soap” You’ll Be My Valentine DIY Teacher’s Gift!

 

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Teachers love Valentine’s Day just as much as the students! It is a fun time to make Valentine’s as a class, learn more about the history of the holiday, and exchange little gifts. Teachers typically receive lots of goodies to enjoy on Valentine’s Day from their students, including the traditional chocolate and flowers. And while these gifts are very thoughtful and sweet, perhaps you are looking for something a little more unique this year to give? If you want to give your child’s teacher a fun and purposeful Valentine’s Day gift this year, look no further!

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Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas: DIY Candy Bowl

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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 Crafts: Candy Barrettes and Picture Frames

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You might enjoy nibbling on those crunchy and sweet conversation hearts as the Valentine’s Day season rolls around, but have you ever thought about incorporating them into your accessories? Conversations hearts can be purchased for just a dollar a bag at your local dollar store, and they are great for your Valentine’s Day crafts including sweet Valentine’s Day hair barrettes and picture frames! [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Decorations: DIY Sweetheart Wreath

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Christmas is just a memory now, and when you took down your lights and tree you may have taken down your holiday wreaths as well. Perhaps your home is looking a little bland these days, and in need of a little festive color and decor? Although Christmas is long gone, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Nothing adds Valentine’s Day cheer like reds and pinks splashed throughout the house, adding sweet charm and announcing the arrival of the season for made just for sweethearts! So this Valentine’s Day, why not attempt your own Valentine’s Day wreath to replace the Christmas one you took down?

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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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5 Ingredients to Perfect Pretzels: DIY Valentine’s Day Pretzels

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My family loves soft pretzels. So after looking for an easy to follow recipe online we decided to give it a shot. In keeping with this months blog theme of Valentine’s Day, we decided to make heart shaped pretzels. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day food and if you are looking for a yummy Valentine”s Day recipe, this is it! I was even able to sneak in a math lesson for my daughter on measurements, which is a mini review of this weeks math focus! It is a beautiful moment when you can enjoy some fun family baking together and make an educational lesson out of it! Five ingredients are all you need!

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Valentine Craft Ideas: Make Their Heart “Glow” DIY Crafts!

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Want some Valentine craft ideas that will really make your valentine “glow?” Look no further! And don’t worry, you won’t have to spend lots of money to whip this craft up. In fact, the glow sticks are only about $.09 each and just about everything else you need can be found at your local dollar store or around your own home.

This craft is budget savvy as well as sweet and perfect for the holiday! Interested? Read on and find out how easy this activity is! [Read more...]