Free Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you have kids in school, they are probably already begging you to buy their Valentines to hand out to their classmates. My daughter has already asked me to get Fun Dip for her classmates. But in true Bella fashion, she likes to make her cards. If this sounds like your child (or you just want to make your own), then this free Valentine’s Day printable cards is for you!

Free Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

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Aren’t these free Valentine’s Day printable cards super cute?!? There are so many inexpensive options you can pick up to add with these DIY Valentine’s Day cards! One idea, and a relatively inexpensive idea, is to print out these cards and add these Valentine’s Day pencils.

If your kid is like mine and insisting on giving their friends Fun Dip, then by all means, get the kids Fun Dip candy! I found the cheapest price on Amazon. Pick it up before it’s too late!

Another idea is to put together little favor bags. Amazon has a great assortment of Valentines Day party favors for a really good price. Simply print out the free Valentine’s Day printable cards and attach it to your favor bags!

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Wouldn’t you like to make your own Valentine’s Day cards? What ideas do you have to add to these free Valentine’s Day printable cards? Will you be going with one of the ideas I posted above?

If you liked this post, then you need to check out the other Valentine’s Day posts I have. You will like these other Valentine’s Day posts:

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

DIY Date Night Jar


Valentine’s Day Crafts Round-Up

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I don’t know about your family, but ours love that holiday! My daughter gets excited about the Valentine’s she gets to hand out to her classmates. My son is in middle school, so like most middle school kids, I’m sure he will want to get something for a girl, even if they are just friends. I think it’s pretty sweet. Besides writing out Valentine’s, my daughter also enjoys making Valentine’s Day crafts. So in honor of my daughter, I put together this round-up of Valentine’s Day crafts that are easy and fun!

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Each of these crafts are very different and have varying degrees of difficulty. However, with that said, I am pretty sure my daughter (10 years old) could make each and every one of these crafts!

Valentine’s Day Crafts Round-Up

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The first craft I decided to share with you is really clever. It’s a Love Potion necklace from Momdot! If you haven’t been to Momdot before, then you need to stop what you are doing and head over there to check out how to make this adorable Love Potion necklace and check out some of the other crafts and recipes. They are great!

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This Valentine’s Day Rag Wreath is something my daughter would love to make! Not only would this look cute on the front door, but you could make one for different seasons and holidays by using different fabrics. Head on over to Third Stop on the Right for the directions on how to make this super cute Valentine’s Day craft!

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This next craft is another one that my daughter would enjoy making and hanging all over our house! She loves anything and everything that has to do with making things out of paper. So 3D Paper Hearts are right up her ally (and I’m sure your kids…or even you, would enjoy making them too)! You can find the directions for this craft at Suburbia Unwrapped!

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These bird seed hearts are my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts! We have a big tree in our backyard and I’d love to make some of these and hang them in the tree! I’m sure the many birds that are always in my yard tormenting my cat, would appreciate it! You can find the directions at Thrifty Jinxy.

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This is an absolutely adorable craft to do with your kids. Have them each get their own coffee mug and have them decorate it for dad, grandma or whomever they would like to make this Valentine’s Day craft for! You can find the directions for this craft at A Grande Life!

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This last craft is absolutely adorable! It would be a perfect craft to make to add to your table, a shelf, your mantle or anywhere you would like it! You can find the directions at Simply Being Mommy!

So…what do you think of these Valentine’s Day crafts? They are all easy enough to do and super cute! Which one will you be making first?


How to Make a Finders Keepers Jar

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This probably makes me seem a bit odd, but I like doing laundry. I don’t care for putting it away, but washing it and folding it…doesn’t really bother me. Plus, it’s an excuse to sit in front of the TV and binge watch my favorite show every so often! Not to mention, my husband and kids are forever leaving stuff in the pockets so I fill my Finders Keepers Jar quickly! One thing I like to do is buy different laundry detergents each time. I like to try different brands and the different scents out there. One brand I am really liking right now is the Member’s Mark® Ultimate Clean Liquid Laundry Cleaner at Sam’s Club! Not only is the price right for what I like to spend on these particular type of product, but it works in any temperature setting and I like to wash my clothes on cold (unless it’s towels and sheets…I wash those on hot).

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Both of my kids play sports. My son plays lacrosse and my daughter plays soccer. As you can imagine, especially this time of year, they get pretty darn dirty. My daughters soccer uniform has white shorts. White. I know. It’s crazy! So when I look for a laundry detergent, I want something that I know will get their uniforms clean. With the Member’s Mark Ultimate Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, I know that this laundry detergent will give it it’s best shot! Using the patented Ultimate Clean Technology, this detergent will lock on stains and lift them out. Just what I need it to do! My clothes and my whites are brighter with a fresh scent smell! If you are like me and you like to try out other scents, you can also get the Member’s Mark Ultimate Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent in Paradise Splash scent! I can’t wait to try that one out!

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I don’t know about your husband and kids, but mine are forever leaving stuff in their pockets. I can’t tell you how much loose change I find at the bottom of the washing machine. I normally have no idea who’s pocket it came out of and then…one day…it hit me. My family is leaving me a tip! I wanted to put something cute by my washing machine to collect my tips in. Sure I could have used any old mason jar, but then I came up with this “Finders Keepers” sign that not only looks good in my laundry room, but it is SUPER easy to make. Trust me…I am so not a crafty person!

How to Make the Finders Keepers Jar

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Materials

  • One piece of wood (I found mine for very cheap at Hobby Lobby)
  • One small sign (also found at Hobby Lobby)
  • Chalk Pen
  • 2 small screws
  • Small dowel rod
  • Small metal bucket (also found at Hobby Lobby)

Directions

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Step One: Using a pencil, mark where you want your sign and metal bucket to go.

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Step Two: Using the appropriate size drill bit for the dowel rod that you purchased, drill a small hole to place the dowel rod in. Please note, you may have to cut the dowel rod to the size that you want. It just depends on what you have available. We had a really long one at home. You can use a little bit of wood glue to glue the dowel rod in, if you would like. I did not.

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Step Three: Attach the bucket with your small screw. Piece of advice, using your fingers, press the screw into the bucket to make a tiny indent FIRST! Trust me, it makes it much easier to then use the drill. Do the same to attach your sign.

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Step Four: Using your chalk pen, write “Finders Keepers” on the sign and you are completely finished with your Finders Keepers Jar!!

All in all, this project took, at most, 30 minutes to complete! Isn’t it cute?!? I think it looks good on the laundry room shelf!!

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What is the craziest thing or amount of money you’ve found at the bottom of your washing machine that you could put in your Finders Keepers Jar?

DIY Young Living Essential Oils Car Air Freshener

One of my lifelong dreams is to take one giant road trip and visit all the fun places throughout the United States. Last summer we took the kids on a road trip from Michigan to Arkansas. We wanted to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park. If you haven’t been there, you need to go. It is an absolute blast! You just dig and dig and dig and hope you find a diamond. For real! People actually find diamonds there! Being that this was our longest road trip ever with the kids, the one thing I noticed, not too long into the trip, was how the air in the car started to get really stale. It rained quite a bit on the drive, so opening the window was not an option. Like most people, we stopped to get one of those tree air fresheners for the car. Bad idea. I should have used my essential oils.

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They may look cute, but boy are they stinky on a long road trip!

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So back to those air fresheners. Did you know that most air fresheners you see in cars all over the road are filled with nothing but toxins? It’s no surprise that shortly after putting one in our car, we started experiencing headaches. It was horrible. It got tossed in the trash really quick! On a super long road trip (or even short day to day trips around town), no one has time for headaches from something that is supposed to make their car smell fresh.

Making your own DIY Car Air Fresheners are super easy! I like to use Young Living Essential Oils because I know they are the purest oils and their Seed to Seal Promise insures that there is nothing toxic in the essential oils.

Supplies Needed

  • Young Living Essential Oils of your choice
  • Cotton balls

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Simply take the oil of your choice (Purification, En-R-Gee, Ylang Ylang, etc) and place a few drops on the cotton ball. Place the cotton ball in between the slats of the air vent and enjoy! If you are interested in any of the oils I mentioned above (or other products Young Living has to offer), please click the contact me button above, I’d love to talk to you about how Young Living can change your life…for the better!

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Besides remembering your essential oils when embarking on a road trip, you also want to Google a few places along the way. You want to make sure you’ve either booked hotels or know of where to stop for clean hotels. Another thing you want to make sure you’ve located is various local garages or car dealerships along your route. You never know when something will break down in your car and you don’t want to be stuck with little to no options. The nice thing about car dealerships like the Kernersville Chrysler Dodge dealer is that they often times have service specials that you are able to print out and help save you money for those unexpected trips to their garage. This particular dealer has a 10% off your service coupon (please note, this does not apply to oil changes).

So tell me…what was your favorite road trip AND what tip do you have for a successful road trip?

Stop Your Kids from Yelling and Fighting Now!

Summer is finally here! I know that we are very happy to see the school year end and summer begin. However, with that said, one thing I am not happy to hear is the sound of my kids constantly yelling and fighting with one another. They are relatively close in age, have similar interests and they are both very head-strong. So, as you can imagine, the non-stop fighting and yelling at one another has been crazy…and we haven’t even been out of school for a full week yet!

Taking away electronics for yelling and fighting just ends up punishing me. I had to think of something that would be a punishment for fighting and yelling at one another, but not hurt me in the process. That’s when I realized the ONE thing that means  more than electronics to them, especially my son…money.

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This quick and VERY easy DIY project is one that you will want to make this summer. I went to my local craft store, bought a mason jar and vinyl labels. I thought long and hard about what amount I wanted them to pay when they yelled and fought with one another. I finally settled on 10 cents. I figured a quarter was too much. With the way they were going at it, they would be depositing several dollars a day. A penny wouldn’t phase them. So 10 cents it is!

As soon as I told them, their mouths dropped open. But…and I kid you not…since I introduced the jar to them, we haven’t had ANY yelling or fighting at all. Not a single bit. I have the jar sitting out in plain sight. If Bella starts to get worked up, Zack looks at her and says “Bella…the jar” and she immediately stops. Neither one of them want to part with their money!

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We started out with the 10 cents, however if we find that it’s not working or working as well as we would like, the kids have been told that the amount will increase. But the kids like their coins so I don’t see this needing an increase anytime soon!

What are your tips for keeping your summer peaceful?