DIY on a Dime: Origami Fish Valentine Card with FREE Printable

Dollar Bill origami fish

Origami, an ancient paper craft, is a fun way to add interest to this year’s Valentine’s cards. Fold a school of fish to adhere to these free printable cards. Since the day after New Year’s, the store shelves have been stocked with all kinds of pink and red. Valentine’s Day is on its way. And […]

DIY on a Dime: Printable “Love Does” Banner

Love Does banner printables

Print and string together this easy Valentine garland to remind yourself that Love Does. Last year one of the most inspiring books I read was Love Does by Bob Goff. It’s full of inspiring stories of how God works in people’s lives in general and in the author’s life in the specific. It’s full of […]

A Valentine’s Day for the Whole Family

Printable Love Does Banner

  Valentine’s Day is not just for couples – it’s for the whole family! There are so many fun ways in which you can show your love for your family whether it’s with a special activity or a tasty treat. Here are some other ideas to get you thinking about how you can celebrate Valentine’s […]

DIY on a Dime: FREE Printable Valentine Coupons

Valentine Coupons

Gift coupons are an easy and frugal gift. You can add your own redemption value and vary the range to keep Valentine’s tokens sweet and meaningful. Looking for a quick and easy Valentine for your kids or sweetie? These customizable coupons would be it! So simple, you just need paper and a printer. The “from” […]

DIY on a Dime: Salt Dough Candle Holders

Heart Tealight Holder

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

spaghetti and meatballs

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 […]

Sweet Gifts for Your Peeps

if i sang

Celebrating family and friendship is a great way to observe Valentine’s Day. And it doesn’t have to be “all mushy” as long as there are sweet treats and fun entertainment. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. And while I don’t think it’s a “must-do” kind of holiday, it can certainly be a fun one. I have fond […]