5 Valentine Gift Ideas for School Kids

I really enjoy helping Liz get her valentines ready for school. I remember when I was a kid sitting at our kitchen table with my mom going thru the class list and making sure I had a valentine for each one. I can only hope that Liz will have the same memories. This year I have turned to Pinterest for ideas again….

Great ideas that your kids can take part in for creating a valentines gift for their friends, classmates and other family members.

These are some of my favorite Valenties gift ideas. I think they would all be great for a school aged child to make and give to their classmates.

Salt Dough Hearts! 

Make them into necklaces, bracelets, magnets, the possibilities are endless!!

salt dough hearts



Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Yummy! And Festive!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels


Love Bugs!

How cute are these little guys!?

Valentines Love Bugs

Circle of Hearts Bracelet!

If you child loves Rainbow Loom this is a great option. Or if they are like mine and hardly ever touch it, it’s a great way to use up all the bands she “just had to have”

Cirle of hearts rainbow loom


Cupcake Holder!

What a great way to make sure everyone gets one and keeps them safe during their travel to the school and home again. *If they make it home 😉

Cupcake in a cup



Did you make Valentines with your child this year? Or do you have a favorite one you’ve made in the past? Share it below.




Hotel Transylvania Birthday Invite

This week I started the plans for Liz’s 11th birthday!  She of course wanted a sleepover, and to take some friends to the movies. I searched for what was coming out and found that Hotel Transylvania 2 was in theaters on her birthday weekend. I knew it was a perfect fit.  The look on Liz’s face when I mentioned it gave me a 100% YES!

I didn’t find many invite options on Pinterest. So I came up with my own.  I found the image on the Hotel Transylvania 2 website.  I added the party info using PicMonkey. Love this website for photo editing!

And the result:

Birthday party invitation for a Hotel Transylvania Sleepover Movie Night!


I’m printing them today and sending them to her friends on Monday! I also made a matching copy for the family party I will be having on the Sunday!  Makes it very simple and still very fun.

Birthday Invitations – Make your Own

Birthday parties are one of my favorite things to plan. Not only do I enjoy how happy the kids are when they see all my hard work, but I also have a lot of fun putting it all together.  If it wasn’t for Pinterest I’m sure this would be a different story 😉

Check out these awesome tips for make your own party invitation. Perfect for birthdays.

To make the birthday invitation fast and easy  I follow these 3 easy steps. Continue reading

Frugal Country Style Outdoor Wedding Decor

How much do you need to spend on wedding decor? As much as you would like! I kept it low cost but beautiful. When you have an outdoor wedding you have the natural setting which is a great back drop already. We only added in a few personal touches and cleaned up the area. The result, a beautiful setting for a perfect wedding. The fact that we had great weather helped too.

Have an amazing outdoor wedding ceremony without breaking the bank. Continue reading