Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Spouses


I feel like making Valentine’s gifts for the kids is pretty easy, but I am always struggling to find something sweet, but not too girly, to give to my husband.  Little did I know that by searching on Pinterest, I would suddenly have too many ideas to choose from.  Score!  It looks like I am covered for the next few years now!  Here are some of my favorites!

Remember I Love You (Pictured Above):  In our early married years, whenever my husband and I would be apart for several days, I would leave little notes for him to find while I was gone.  Some would simply say “I love you” while others were more personal.  It became a game to see how long it would take him to find all the notes.  Then life and kids happened and I honestly can’t remeber the last time I did something like that.  I think it would be so sweet to start this tradition up again with this great idea from Moorea Seal and I Go By Katie.

Exploding Box

Exploding Valentine’s CardHere is a creative way to display and reminisce over all those happy moments you have spent together.  This could become a yearly thing where you highlight the events since the previous year.  Love it!  Thanks Glitter Adventure.


Lucky in LoveLucky in Love Cards:  If your spouse likes lottery tickets, here is a cute way to make Valentine scratch-offs.  There is something exciting about getting to do scratch-offs, even if you know you won’t be winning any money.  You could use this idea to write little love notes to scrath off, or maybe even make them like coupons for dates or massages or things like that.  Thanks The Dating Divas!


Valentine Date ArtValentine’s Date Art: If all else fails or I simply run out of time, this is a quick and easy,  and still very thoughtful, gift idea.  If I don’t end up doing this as a gift, I will probably still make it to place on mantel.  Thanks Kojo Designs!

10 Valentine Ideas for Boys!


Let’s face it… Valentine’s Day can really be a girly kind of day.  If your little man is not really diggin’ all of the pinks and reds and hearts everywhere, then here are some Valentines ideas that are sure to change his mind.   Follow the links for full tutorials and free printables.

star wars valentine1.  Star Wars Valentine

IMG_002892.  Candy Free Star Wars Valentine

DSC_44383.  Army Men Valentine

lovebugvalentines14. Love Bug Valentine

Bouncy Ball5.  Bouncy Ball Valentine

DSC_00026.  Mustache Picture Valentine

 DSC_vdaylolly7.  Lips and Moustache Lollipops

    Superhero Valentine 78.  Super Valentine! 

wildanimalvalentine39.  I’m Wild For You Valentine

valentines 02110.  I Wheelie Like You Valentine

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Teachers


I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is next week!  I really need to get moving with gift ideas for the kid’s teachers.  Thank goodness for Pinterest and all the crazy super talented people out there that share their ideas with the rest of us.  Here are my top ten Valentine’s gift ideas for teachers:

shooting for brownie points1.  Shooting for Brownie Points

Soap Valentine2.  Soap Valentine

chocolate emergency3.  Chocolate Emergency

latte valentine4.  Latte Valentine Card

fortune cookies5.  Fortune Cookies

pencil boquet6. Pencil Bouquet

teacher first aid kit7. Teacher First Aid Kit

Helping Hand Valentine8. Helping Hand Valentine

Valentine Pull Treat9. Valentine Pull Treat

popular teacher10.  Popular Teacher

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Valentine’s Snack Mix

Valentines snack mixLast year, I made this yummy Valentine’s Confetti for Valentine’s gifts and it was a huge hit with my kiddos teachers and classmates.  I had several people ask me for the recipe.  My kids want to make it again this year, but I wanted to see if there was a way to make it even better.  Well, I think I did with this Valentine’s snack mix from Glorious Treats!  Be careful though, it is extrememly difficult to simply have just a little taste of this stuff.  You might want to double batch it so there is still enough for gifts.

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • mini pretzels
  • popcorn (air-popped)
  • cereal (chex, cherrios, or your choice)
  • peanuts (or a nut of your choice)
  • M&Ms or other candies
  • sprinkles
  • candy melts (pink or white), or white chocolate

Here’s how to make it -> Valentine’s Snack Mix Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow PopsThese Valentine’s Marshmallow Pops would make such cute gifts for classmates!  The thing I love the most about it is that my kiddos can make these all on their own.  There are so many super cute valentine’s ideas out there, but most of them involve me doing all the work.  I know that the classmates appreciate the end result, but I want my kids to have more ownership in the gifts this year.  We are going to have a blast making these!  I just won’t think about the mess… at least not until we are done with all the fun.  Thanks Mommy Gaga!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • Large Marshamllows
  • White Chocolate Chips or Wilton Candy Melts
  • Toppings (coconut, sprinkles, crushed graham crackers, etc)
  • Red food coloring
  • Popsicle sticks or paper straws

Here’s how to make them -> Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops Tutorial