DIY on a Dime: FREE Printable 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

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 […]

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

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all flowers and pink. Print out a batch of these boy-friendly Valentine’s cards that feature a Super Mario twist. 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 […]

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 […]

A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]

Making Oatmeal Special (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And food is a wonderful way to do that; is it not? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — Monday, to be exact. So, this is a great time to share some LOVE-ly […]