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DIY on a Dime: Salt Dough Candle Holders

Salt Dough Candle Holders

Kids love to make gifts for others. Spend an afternoon with your kids creating a special Valentine’s gift for a loved one. Learn how to make these inexpensive candle holders from homemade salt dough in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. Don’t forget to check out our other cheap and easy DIY projects for […]

DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s Day

The DIY on a Dime: Great Gifts series was such fun to put together. It got my creative juices flowing and helped me over a rough spot at the holidays. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to love on your family and be a little goofy. I have fond memories of my mom doing small, simple […]

Serve a “Bella Notte” Pasta Supper

Serving a Bella Notte Pasta Supper in conjunction with a screening of Lady and the Tramp is a fun way to extend the movie experience. Win a copy of the video this week. I’m a sucker for themes. I love to have dinner match a movie or dessert match a book. I love it when […]

Triple Chocolate Sundaes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Three forms of chocolate, brownie, ice cream, and syrup, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat. At our house, Valentine’s Day is definitely a family affair. While hubs and I cherish our date nights, we’re not going to pay high prices or beat the crowds to get a table while dining out. Instead, we hunker […]

Making Valentine’s Day Special for Little Ones Away at School

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey mushy stuff. Make it a time to celebrate your love for your kiddos. ContributorJessie Leigh offers some great ideas on how to make the day special for the little ones. While, traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a “couple day,” in many homes, it’s become a family affair. Candles, wine, […]

FREE (Boy Friendly) Valentine’s Printable

Over the weekend a few of my people and I were strolling through the Valentine section of a local store. FishBoy9 started to groan. “I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s so ewwww.” What followed was a very enlightening conversation. It wasn’t the chocolates and candies that he objected to; it was the mushy stuff. “I can’t […]

Frugal DIY Valentines

Here’s a quick round-up of some fun, inexpensive DIY Valentines. Check your craft cupboard or your scrapbooking supplies and use what you have to save some coin. Box of Chocolates Money My aunt gave us this box of goodies for Christmas one year. So fun! Read my tutorial of how to make it. Varying the […]

10 Simple Things to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt While it can be great fun to prepare a special breakfast or cook a memorable meal for Valentine’s Day, the most important part of such a LOVE-ly day is to enjoy the simple things in life: time spent with the people you love. Try out these easy activities to do […]