Easy Kids Craft for Valentine’s Day

By Kristan Kremer
on February 10, 2017

Before I had kids, Valentine’s Day was a holiday for the hubby and I to casually spend time together. To be honest, we didn’t pay much attention to the holiday until my son was born. Yes, I would get my husband a card and a little gift and he would get me flowers, but we never really made a big deal out of the holiday. Then we had our son. And the holiday took on new meaning. It became a day for us to show love as a family. To reach out to loved ones in hopes of making them smile.

It also took on a whole new component that had never been there before. Crafts. When you have kids, holidays are all about crafts. The build-up to the holiday is, at least. Whether it’s drawing a holiday themed picture or creating gifts for others, crafts are a way for kids to participate in, prep for, and learn about the day they are celebrating.

I’ve already come clean about my Pinterest fail rap sheet. So, you know I’m not one to guide anyone (never mind a child) through an elaborate craft. But I do have this super simple Valentine’s Day craft that kids of any age can do. And, it doubles as a special Valentine’s Day card for family and friends; two birds, one stone.


You can buy the supplies at any craft store. They are even available at some dollar and big box stores. All you need are blank cards and decorative, Valentine’s Day themed stickers. If your kids are a little older you can throw in glitter glue, ribbon, paint, and other craft supplies. Then, simply give your kids the supplies and let them go to town creating their masterpieces. Not only do they get to have a fun, creative way to get ready for Valentine’s Day, they also can give their creations to loved ones as one-of-a-kind gifts. It’s a way to show kids that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on exotic flowers or fancy chocolates to show someone you appreciate and care about them.


Tip: If you’re using any kind of glue or paint, make sure to do this craft at least a few days before gifting (or mailing) to be sure that work of art is fully dry. I also use my planner to mark holidays, not just because it looks pretty, but also as a big reminder of how much time I have left to prepare. The days seem to fly by over here! I lose track without my planner sometimes, anyone else?


8 Gifts to GIVE for Valentine's Day on any Budget

By Kristan Kremer
on February 03, 2017

Is it me or are you over the chocolate candies and roses? I get it ... Hallmark Holiday blah blah but secretly WE ALL WISH our boyfriends, spouses, husbands, wives, whoever saw this list I created! (HINT HINT ... forward and share). I am the type to get my man a shirt and maybe cologne. I think of this day as snow your man you love him, not only by gifts but words, and well a heartfelt gift. I ordered dark chocolate dipped strawberries for him on year (they are his FAVORITES). I made a heart with post it notes stating the reasons I love him ... cue the awwwww ....




For real though, if you're looking for something that your lover can keep and won't die after 1 week for $50... look no further!

  1. Limelife planner : I KNOW ... who would have thunk ... but come on LLP has something for everyone. Shop here and save $10 (new customers only).
  2. Birchbox - For Women OR Men: this gift is great for multiple reasons, their selections of products are fabulous, each month you get a box of 5 goodies based on the quiz you take. It's so nice to get to try new products (I have not bought eyeliner in 2 years!) It's $10 a month, buy one or buy 3 months or A YEAR!!! Here's the link.
  3. NothingBundtCakes.com - yes I said it ... bundt cake... these are the most AMAZING cakes you will ever imagine! The red velvet A++! Double chocolate ohhh my! You can personalize or make a tower of three mini bundt cakes (this is what I do!) either way ... this will win anyone over!!!! Skip the chocolates ... grab a Bundt Cake!
  4. Jewelry! Not just any jewelry... personalized. Who doesn't love something you personalize to make it their own! My favorite shops right now would be these : E & E Project, great jewelry! This is one of my favorites.  Or Lisa Leonard Designs, love her stackables and really everything! I'll take the whole shop, one of each. 
  5. FitFabFun Box Subscription - talking about a great box to receive as a gift. These are full size items and is a variety of accessories, makeup, etc. It's an amazing box and she will love you more if you get her this subscription. Here's the link.
  6. The Blowout Bar (or a salon) gift card - that's right, treat her right, get her an appointment on Valentine's Day to go have someone wash and shampoo her hair and style it. She will feel amazing ( and look it amazing ). Any girl or guy LOVES to be pampered.
  7. SPA DAY - Manicures/ Pedicures - GO TOGETHER! Guys could use one just as bad as us women! Use Groupon for finding the best deal! Couple massages with mud bath sounds amazing! A couple who relaxes together, stays together!
  8. Gift Card - honestly who doesn't love a gift card? Grab a gift card to his or her favorite coffee place, or where they get their cologne or perfume. Attach the GC to some flowers or a candle and I'm sure anyone will adore you for it!

Happy Valentine's Day you lovebirds! Get out there and show that lover how much you love them!

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