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DIY Valentine’s Day: 14 Days of Valentines

23 Jan

One of the biggest consumerist holidays is quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day! Despite the societal pressure to spend tons of money on big extravagant gifts and romantic gestures, Valentine’s Day is a lovely holiday. Sure we should be showing each other this love year-round but the fact of the matter is, we don’t! Things get in the way and unfortunately some relationships get put on the back burner. So, it is what it is. Plus, Valentine’s Day comes at such a dreary time of the year – dead of winter – and its a great emotional boost to get you through those last few weeks of cold.

Since I am taking a vacation to Florida in March, we’ve decided to go cheap on Valentine’s Day. Well that doesn’t sound romantic at all! You’d be surprised, actually. Pinterest really came to my rescue when searching for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Good news – they’re all edible! Here’s my list of favorites and suggestions:

1. Hooked on you!

♥ Fill a mason jar with gummy worms to look like bait♥ -Thanks The Dating Divas!

2. Will you “chews” to be my valentine?

♥Use a pack or piece of gum♥ -Thanks It Happened Like This!

3. You light up my life!

♥With a candle, a new lighter, birthday candles, or a flashlight♥ Great valentine for anyone! Thanks Real Simple!

4. I love you to pieces!

♥Jar of Reese’s Pieces♥ This would be an adorable gift from daughter to father. – Thanks The Frugal Girls!

5. We just fit.

♥Puzzle pieces♥ Cute gift idea for a couple who have been dating long-term. – Thanks Real Simple!

6. You’re my main squeeze!

♥Bottle of orange juice♥ Give this unique valentine to your best friend. Thanks See Vanessa Craft!

7. We’re a perfect match!

♥Pack of matches♥ Could work for best friends, sisters, or a couple! Thanks Real Simple!

8. You’re the king/queen of my heart.

♥King/queen from a deck of cards♥ Perfect diy valentine card for a husband or wife. – Thanks Real Simple!

9. You’re one in a million!

♥Jar full of a colored candy with one candy of another color♥ Use M&M’s, bubblegum balls, skittles, anything! -Thanks Knocked Up and Abroad!

10. You’re a great catch!

♥Gift bag of Goldfish♥ Easy diy valentine for classmates or close friends. – Thanks Rock Paper Cricut!

11. You’re so juicy! (or) Love Juice

♥Bottle of water with crystal light packet♥ Clever diy valentine for a boyfriend. – Thanks At Second Street!

12. You make me hot. (or) You’re a hot tamale.

♥Gift bag of hot tamales♥ -Thanks Poofy Cheeks!

13. Don’t ever change.

♥Bag of candy change from the dollar store or fake change or real change♥ Could be a meaningful valentine from son to mother. – Thanks Jacolyn Murphy!

14. Blow me a kiss!

♥Bag of bubble gum balls and hershey kisses♥ Cute father-to-daughter diy valentine. – Thanks The Frugal Girls!

The great thing about most of these valentine’s is they don’t always have to be for a significant other. They can be used for father-to-daughters valentine’s or friend-to-friend. Have fun!

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25 Ways to Make Him Smile

23 Nov

Smile

1. Make and serve hot cocoa in bed

2. Dust off that old crockpot and make some spicy chili for Sunday football

3. Earn the key to his heart with seasonal baked goods

4. Sleep in together and stay cozy and comfy all day

5. Dress up as one of Santa’s elves

6. Buy him a pair fan gear flannel pajama pants

7. Turn up the heat and host your own hot yoga sesh…couple’s version

8. Make your own pizza together

9. Surprise him with seasonal flavor to his morning coffee

10. Hop in the car and take a night drive to who knows where

11. Take him to a basketball game

12. Dress up as Mrs. Claus

13. Challenge him to a game of Scrabble…winner gets a massage

14. Take him on a bar crawl to test local craft beers

15. Tell him a corny Christmas joke

16. Go window shopping for his dream man cave

17. Camp out in the living room for a night and tell stories by the candlelight

18. Order Chinese and watch holiday movies all day and night

19. Dress up as a reindeer

20. Satisfy both parties by hanging a sports fan holiday wreath

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21. Throw on your coats and go for a hike

22. Make a personalized coupon book filled with his favorite freebies

23. Text him something scandalous while at a family party

24. Kiss him on the cheek for no reason

25. Tell him you wouldn’t give up this Christmas with him for the world

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