“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

Valentine

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 […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Manicure

Valentine Nail Collage

Pamper yourself with a fun at-home manicure! Life as MOM contributor Rena will show you how. It’s super fun to get your nails done by a professional. I personally go just for the five minutes they give you a hand massage. But going all the time can get really expensive. Here is a fun new […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites - easy and delicious, these no-bake treats are naturally sweetened.

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Make Your Own Valentines

Make Your Own Valentines | Life as MOM - Free, easy printables to make some awesome homemade valentines.

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. For my kids, it’s this Friday. Our homeschool park day hosts a Valentine exchange. This means I have to get my rear in gear. Personally, I don’t love the store bought Valentine cards. They have not really improved in the last 35 years. Just saying. This year […]

Wrapping Paper That Kids Can Decorate Themselves

Wrapping Paper that Kids Can Decorate Themselves - this is an easy way to involve kids in your holiday plans.

As the gift-giving and gift-wrapping season approaches, let your kids customize your wrapping paper for a fun and crafty presentation. About 20 years ago as I was finishing college, I lived with a family from my church. Kathy had three boys and modeled all kinds of great characteristics for me, frugality being one of them. […]

10 Gifts You Can Make for Kids

10 Gifts You Can Make for Kids | Life as MOM - Check out these fun gifts you can make your self. Crafting skill not required.

Years ago when we lived on an extremely tight budget, we had no money for Christmas gifts. Rather than show up empty-handed for holiday get-togethers, I started making all the gifts and greeting cards that I gave each year. It was definitely a labor of love. But, since I had more time than money, it […]

DIY on a Dime: Put a Little Heart into It

Put a little heart into it pie

Celebrate Valentine’s day with a few simple, yet heartsy touches that won’t cost much. After a grocery trip in which I saw normal $6 bouquets jacked up to $16, I instructed my husband not to buy flowers until Friday. Why pay $10 more because it’s Valentine’s Day? Yes, out of the mouth of the woman […]