Friday, February 12, 2016

Super Saturday #5

Another week has come and gone and that means it is time to share some of the many awesome blog posts we found this week.  It is always hard to narrow our choices down to just a few!

Valentine's Day is tomorrow so not much time left but if you are looking for a cute and easy (with free printable) gift, these donuts are just the thing.  Kristen's printable is so cute!


Staci, who is expecting my little grandson in May :), chose this next feature and it is another last minute Valentine's Day idea.  We love chocolate-covered strawberries!  Check out all three ideas.


Here are some great tips to preserve cut flowers that you might receive this weekend (or anytime).  Alexis knows her stuff!




This next post from Tornadoughalli has made me so hungry!  Tater tots and cheese?  Oh, yeah!  Going to be trying these soon.


This next post is not new but I wanted to share it as I have made several skirts for my daughters and my granddaughter (superheroes fabric is a favorite) with this tutorial.  Valerie at shrimpsaladcircus.com created this super simple tutorial!



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Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas


My husband and I have been together since we were 16 (well, he was 17).  We have spent many Valentine's Days together.  I have to admit some years when our boys were young not much was done but that's okay--I myself am not very romantic.  When the boys were little a foot rub and take-out would have been plenty for me!

I thought I would offer some ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day but staying within a budget.  You don't have to spend an extravagant amount to enjoy the day.

Dinner and a movie.  With Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Red Box readily available, a movie can be enjoyed in your home on the cheap.  If you don't have those programs (hey, I don't have satellite so no judgement here) you can even go online to television broadcasting websites and catch up on your and your honey's favorite show.

Lunch time.  Many restaurant chains and locally-owned establishments offer lunch entrees that are less expensive than their dinnertime equivalent.  A mid-day break might be just the thing!



Favorite activities.  It is still winter in many areas but if you and your significant other enjoy being active, make that part of your plan.  Hiking or walking (bundle up) can be a good time to chat and re-connect as a couple.

Have kids, will celebrate.  When our kids were younger we often included them in our Valentine's fun.  We always gave our kids a card, a candy, and a small gift such as an action figure.  My husband began a tradition of giving our daughters a flower in a bud vase, which they still look forward to.  Spending time with your kids, playing board games, making a homemade pizza, and letting them know that they are in your heart is a memorable way to spend Valentine's Day, too!

If you enjoyed these frugal ideas, check out these free financial tools!  They just might assist you in making your money go further!  **Not a paid endorsement**








Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #88

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