Easy Valentine Chocolate Bar Treat

Who doesn’t love chocolate? With some scrapbook paper, a mess of candy bars, and some labels, you can create some pretty sweet Valentines. Check out this tutorial for custom-wrapped candy bars. And while we’re on the subject… What’s your favorite candy bar? Mine is the Heath Bar.

Creative & Fun Valentine to Give – It’s Better than a Box of Chocolates

For Christmas my aunt sent me one of the best, one of the most clever, one of the most practical gifts I’ve ever received. I shared it with you back in December. Upon reflection, I realized that it would make an ideal Valentine for those special people in your life. And then readers kept asking […]

Free Printable Valentine Coupons

Looking for a fun, but inexpensive gift to give to your hubby and kids this Valentine’s Day? How about a packet of coupons customized for fun little treats throughout the month of February? Like the printable Christmas tags I put together in December, these coupons have an autofill feature. The blue highlighted spots indicate a […]

Planning Ahead for Valentines Day

photo source: d sharon pruitt Yes, I know it’s already time for another “holiday.” And while we don’t really need to do much for Valentine’s Day, I still think it’s fun to make the day a little special. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some very fun recipes and DIY projects, so keep […]

Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles

Looking for a fun food gift? Might I suggest a recycled plastic pretzel jar full of Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles? These cookies are so good. They are egg free, nut free, and taste fabulous. The cookie recipe is simply my Farm Style Oatmeal Cookies with 2 cups of dried cranberries mixed in. They can easily be […]

Christmas Stories (& A Giveaway from Candlewick Press)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: rilyzmom@, KristyBartlett@, annwwins@ Books are beautiful at our house. Everyone, thankfully, loves to read. We have differing tastes, but we are all bookworms over here. Keeps us out of trouble. And pulling out the Christmas books that have been in the garage for eleven months is […]

Do YOU Make a List?

Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

Gifts for $10 or Less (Frugal Friday)

Our Christmas gift buying has always been on a budget of some kind. With six kids and a large extended family, we could easily got hog wild if we didn’t pay attention to what we were buying. And often, we’ve set a $10 limit for friends and family. You’d be amazed at what you can […]