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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ABX Yoga Mat Towel Giveaway!

Another great way to meet your resolution to get healthier this year is to take up yoga. You’ll be even more inspired to do so if you have a brand new yoga towel, right? This is yet another giveaway that should help you want to reach your fitness goals. Keep on reading to find out more about the product, as well as how to enter!

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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10 Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Nothing says loving like a good cocktail. Whether you are celebrating the holiday with a loved one, with friends, or celebrating as Single’s Awareness Day, a great adult beverage can make the evening a bit more relaxing and fun. I have collected a variety of Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes to try this holiday season, including some of my favorites and ones that I am aching to try. What’s your poison?  Continue reading “10 Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes”

20 Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Free Valentine’s Day printables are a great way to make memories with your kids that go beyond those cliché boxed cards all over the stores. Try memory books, fun decorations, or even sneak in a little bit of learning. Browse through some of these fun ideas we have collected and then print off your favorites. 

I Love You Because Free PrintablePassion for Savings has created this adorable printable for you to do with your kids. It’s an interactive way to elicit conversation with your kids while being entertained with their answers. Print one off every year and keep them in a special scrapbook, to watch how the answers change over the years. Teachers can also use them for an easy take-home gift with their students. Kids Activities has a more open-ended version for writing practice and creativity.

Monster MemoryGlue Sticks and Gumdrops has created this cute little monster memory game for Valentine’s Day. Print off two sets on cardstock for durability and laminate if desired. Cut apart all of the cards and turn them over for a fun and simple matching game. Or, keep one set in tact while separating the second set for a more controlled matching activity.

Valentine’s Day Chatterbox – Maybe you called them cootie-catchers, or even some other name, but this chatterbox printable from In the Playroom is a fun game to play kids. You have your choice of her preloaded template or create your own words and phrases on the blank template. Then, relive your childhood!

Valentine’s Day Wordsearch and Bingo – Keep your kids entertained with these free Valentine’s Day printables from Blooming Homestead. One is a wordsearch that was entertaining enough for her nine year-old. The Bingo game is easily fun for the whole family! Need a more advanced wordsearch? Check out this one from Crazy Little Projects, that also includes a free printable Tic Tac Toe game. Pre-K Pages has another Valentine’s Day Bingo game that you can print in color or black and white.

Valentine’s Day Learning Activities – Help your kids keep on learning with some free educational Valentine’s Day printables from Family Centsability. Choose from a Word Unscramble or Printing and Spelling Practice.

Valentine’s Day Matching – For another great and adorable free printable matching game, check out the one at Cuzinlogic.

10 Frames Valentine’s Day Math PrintablesThese cards from A Little Pinch of Perfect help your children with one-to-one correspondence, as well as numeral printing practice. Trace the numerals on the cards and then count out candy hearts to practice quantities. The new Valentine’s Day printables pack for this year includes a whole gamut of skills, including pre-writing, language, math, coloring, and more.

Letter and Number Heart Puzzles – Free Homeschool Deals has created a couple of heart-themed letter and counting matching activities in the form of puzzles. Match upper and lower case letters while practicing beginning sounds, or numerals to number words with quantities.

Color Words – Practice sight word recognition of the color words with this heart-themed booklet from I Can Teach My Child. The color version helps children learn to recognize the color names. The black and white version lets children color as they practice the words.

Valentine’s Day File Folder Games – File folder games make for fun manipulative activities with kids. Itsy Bitsy Fun is offering up four free games that teach shapes, colors, letters, and numerals.

Roll and Color Valentine’s Day Counting Game – These games where you roll a die and keep moving your way across a board are always a lot of fun for kids. Here is one from Mom Inspired Life.

Candy Heart Patterns – Patterning is such an important skill to learn. Modern Preschool created a series of patterns that you can use with candy hearts (or even heart-shaped beads) to practice ABA, ABB, and ABC patterns. Or, create your own!

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids – I have fond memories of the Easter scavenger hunt that my parents prepared for us every year. Make the same kinds of memories with this Valentine’s Day version by Adventures in Wunderland. It’s also a great way to promote reading skills!

Valentine’s Day Scrabble Math – I absolutely adore this idea. Combine language and math by practicing spelling holiday words with Scrabble tiles. Then, add up the numerals. For even more learning fun, go back and write the words into this printable designed by And Next Comes L.

Valentine’s Pattern Block Mats – Pattern blocks are great for color and shape recognition. They also allow for lots of open-ended learning. Try these fun mats from Playdough to Plato to get the fun started.

Valentine’s Day Music Worksheets – These are some of the most unique Valentine’s Day printables I have found. Ear Training and Improv has managed to incorporate the holiday into music theory practice. Follow-up activities also included.

What is your favorite kind of printable to use with kids?

12 Valentine’s Day Gift Alternatives

When you think of giving a Valentine’s Day gift, images of decadent chocolate and other sweet treats pop into your head. You can just imagine the tastes melting on your tongue. But what if you are trying to cut back on the sweets? Not everybody wants to have a sugar overload for yet another holiday, but you still want to create something that conveys affection to your sweetheart. Check out some of these candy alternatives for Valentine’s Day gift-giving.

You’re the Write Stuff Valentines – Do you know an aspiring writer? Or would you like to encourage kids to put pen to paper? These inexpensive and easy valentines are the perfect way to send a loving message and inspire further creativity through the written word. Three Different Directions provides a free silhouette file and PDF printable to use with mini notebooks and pencils.

Sports Valentines – Have a sports lover in your life? Celebrate a love of basketball, soccer, and football by matching up these printables from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops with ball party favors from the Dollar Store.

You’re a Great Catch – Glue Sticks and Gumdrops also has this cute fish-themed idea. Print off her card toppers to put with a bag filled with fish-themed objects. Get creative with stickers, mini fish toys, or anything else you can find!

Color Your Heart Out – Coloring is a hot craze right now. Granted, it is mostly adults who are talking about it, but kids still love to do it. Mom’s Messy Miracles created this simple printable card that you can affix to a box of 24 crayons as a fun gift. She also includes a couple of heart-themed printable coloring pages to get you started!

DIY Crayon Hearts and Valentine’s Day CardsMom Dot Com has a great tutorial on how to create your own melted crayon hearts that you can attach to homemade cards. Inspire creativity and have fun coloring!

Bouncy Ball Valentines – Have a ball this year by printing off these cute gift tags from DIY Inspired and then attach them to a little baggie containing those fun bouncy balls that can be found in party favor sections of stores.

Valentine BookmarksThe Thrifty Couple came up with these cute bookmark ideas for their kids to pass out to their friends as an easy Valentine’s Day gift. They made two kinds: one out of paint sample cards and one out of scrapbook paper. They are super cheap and easy to create. Random Mommy also has bookmarks, made out of ribbon, craft foam, and buttons.

DIY Seed Packet Valentines – Inspire that spring feeling with these seed packet valentines from Faithfully Free. Let your loved ones know how much you “dig” them with the free printable that you attach to an inexpensive packet of seeds.

DIY Recycled Seed Paper Heart Valentines – Another great way to use up extra paper around the house is to make your own recycled paper. JaMonkey shares a way to incorporate seeds into the paper so that your valentine can grow some beautiful flowers, or whatever else you would like to mix in with the paper. There’s also a free printable card that you can attach them to, if you don’t want to make your own.

Valentine’s Day Flower Pots – Or, give your loved one a plant or a flower in a pot that you have specially painted just for them. Simply Darrling has a great tutorial on how to design a themed flower pot to give as a Valentine’s Day gift and a glimpse of spring.

Heart Soap Valentine – Inspire cleanliness in the young ones, or help your friends decorate the bathroom with these cute heart-shaped soaps from Dukes and Duchesses. Keep the small hearts on their own or put them inside a larger piece of soap. Then, use the free printable as a tag to go with them.

What are you giving to your loved ones this year?

12 Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Projects

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Valentine’s Day elicits excitement and the creative bug as you seek new ways to try to show friends and family how much you love them. Doing Valentine’s Day projects with your kids is a great demonstration of love and creates lifelong memories.

But crafting doesn’t need to live up to its expensive reputation. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are those that are the simplest. After all, it’s the message that matters most, right?

Here are a few of my favorite inexpensive Valentine’s Day projects from around the web.

Whimsical Valentine’s Day Wreath – Mama of 3 Munchkins went on a quest to the Dollar Tree to see what she could find to make an inexpensive Valentine’s Day craft.  Lo and behold, this adorable wreath with hearts, X’s and O’s. The best part of it all? It only cost her $5 to make.

Playing With the Queen of Hearts Garland – Have an old deck of cards laying around? That gives you 13 heart-themed cards that you can put together with some beautiful ribbon to create a unique garland for this Valentine’s Day decoration by Three Different Directions. If you don’t have a set of cards, you can easily find an inexpensive pack at your favorite bargain store. Your kids can easily help you punch the holes and thread the cards, a great fine-motor activity!

Valentine’s Day VotivesThis Mama Loves has two simple crafts for the holiday that are created using inexpensive votive jars and crafting materials. Choose to fill one with candy or make a beautiful candleholder for decoration. They also make great gifts.

Valentine’s Hearts on a Stick Ribbons and Glue went to the Dollar Store and found materials to make these cute hearts on a stick that add a little Valentine’s Day flair to your holiday decorations. You could also easily adapt the design to fit other holidays and decorative ideas.

Tissue Flower Centerpiece – Did you know that simple tissue paper can make an absolutely stunning centerpiece? It’s hard to believe that these flowers designed by Lady Behind the Curtain are this beautiful and this easy to make. When you’re finished making the flowers, put them in your favorite vase. Her suggestion is filling a clear vase with candy hearts.

Recycled Jar Valentine Candy Bowls – Need something to do with those leftover jars around the house? Inheriting Our Planet took these and added heart-shaped bowls from the dollar bins to create these sweet candy jars and bowls that will make your party décor unique. They also make another great gift.

DIY Garland DIY Inspired uses leftover craft paper, scrapbook paper, and even old books cut into strips to make an easy garland of hearts. It’s a fun project that even young kids can do and looks great hanging in your house.

Valentine Heart Art – Hit up the thrift stores and your local dollar store for the items to create this gorgeous framed heart wall hanging by Oh My Creative. You could even experiment with other ideas to wrap the heart and adapt it for other holidays.

DIY Valentine’s Day Centerpiece – Incorporate nature into your holiday centerpiece with these burlap hearts hanging from a branch by Faithfully Free. The crafting materials are items you likely already have at home or can at least get inexpensively. Once you have it started, you can also change it up throughout the year.

Scrunched Tissue Paper Valentine’s Heart – This fun and easy craft by In the Playroom is a great way to create a keepsake that you will cherish for years. Your kids can easily decorate the frame and you can put in your favorite photograph.

Red Heart Paper Quilling – Paper quilling is a method of design that has been around for several years now. You use strips of paper, tightly rolled, to create three-dimensional paper crafts. Blooming Homestead used this technique to create a paper heart that went on a wall decoration, but you could adapt it for a variety of uses.

Felted Coffee Cup Cuff – Coffee cozies are quite popular right now, but most of the patterns require a crochet hook or knitting needles. Fear not, crafters, this no-sew option by Dukes and Duchesses require nothing more than a thrift store sweater and a hot glue gun. They work just as well as their counterparts.

Which Valentine’s Day projects are you going to try?