Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

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Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]

Valentine’s Day for the Family

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Make Valentine’s Day a family affair! Small things can mean so much. Here are just a few ways that you can show your family you love them on Valentine’s Day! My mom always made an effort for holidays, big and small. I remember many years of receiving a gold charm (it was the 80s!) and […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas - ideas for spending time with your spouse without spending a lot of money.

FishPapa and I are approaching our 20th wedding anniversary. We met 22 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

Make A Tear-Out Coupon Book

Make a Tear-Out Coupon Book for Valentine

Want to make a coupon book for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day or other special occasion? Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

“Love Is An Open Door” Valentine’s Day Card

Make a Frozen Themed Valentine

Looking for a Frozen-themed Valentine’s Day Card? If so, Life as MOM contributor Janel has an easy printable to decorate a box of Sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does […]

Valentine’s Day Menu Plan to Print & Cook

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Want to make your meals on Valentine’s Day special? We’ve gotcha covered with a menu plan and shopping list that includes scones, homemade turkey sausage, mini pizzas, chicken Parmesan, and chocolate mint bars. Yum! It crack me up that my kids think that days like Valentine’s Day are real holidays. Really, what makes most of […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Personal Cherry Crumbles - Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars - easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more.

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]