March 26, 2015

Daily Frugal Tip: How To Use An Entire Candle (And Not Waste Any Wax)

Mar 17, 2015

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Do you ever have problems with the wax getting stuck on the sides of candles when you burn them? I always feel like I’m wasting at least a quarter of the candle because of all the wax that doesn’t burn down.

I loved this frugal tip that I found over at Jumble Joy last week! Check out her video on how to use an entire candle and not waste any of the wax!

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Daily Frugal Tip: 15 Life Hacks for Your Tiny Bathroom

Mar 12, 2015

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If you have a small bathroom in your house, you know it can be difficult to find space for everything.

Check out these 15 Life Hacks for Your Tiny Bathroom! Some of these ideas are SO great! And most of them don’t cost very much money for the longevity of use you’ll get out of them.

I love the mason jar idea pictured above! I also love the spice racks for organizing and the magnetic strip for bobby pins. Which is your favorite? Do you use any of these already?

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50 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Mar 11, 2015

Paleo-friendly dinner Ideas that look delicious and easy to make! 50 different recipes!

Are you a Paleo family? Or are you looking for some Paleo-friendly dinner ideas to incorporate into your weekly menu? Here are some Paleo-Friendly Dinner Ideas that look delicious and easy to make!

50 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Dinner Ideas

 

1. Chicken Tetrazzini with Zucchini Noodles via Inspiralized

2. One Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes via Pinch of Yum

3. Paleo Pizza Bowls via Horrible Housewife

4. Paleo Swedish Meatballs via Plated with Style

5. Cauliflower Crust Hamburgers via The Iron You

6. Thai Red Curry via Wholy Goodness

7. Shrimp Skewers with Arugula Pesto Aioli via Fashionable Foods

8. Cauliflower Gratin with Tomatoes via In Fine Balance

9. Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Meatball “Vermicelli” Bowls via A Calculated Whisk

10. Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Chicken Wings via Mom, Can I Have That?

11. Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup via Linda Wagner

12. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup via Paleo Grubs

13. Paleo Mini Meatloaves via Paleo Spirit

14. Stuffed Baby Sweet Peppers via The Fit Cookie

15. Shepherd’s Pie via Frisky Lemon

16. Easy Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs via Paleo Pot

17. Paleo Crock Pot Cashew Chicken via The Preppy Paleo

18. Simple Salsa Chicken via Canada Girl Eats Paleo

19. Paleo Pulled Pork Sliders via Sugar & Spice

20. Simple and Delicious Slow Cooker Pork Loin via Real Food Enthusiast

21. Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls via Tablespoon

22. Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins via Half Baked Harvest

23. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Soup via Paleoholic

24. Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche via My Healthy Happy Home

25. Smothered Apple and Onion Pork Chops via Bravo for Paleo

26. Chicken and Cauliflower Fried Rice via Deliciously Organic

27. Seared Scallops via Add A Pinch

28. Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken via Good Life Eats

29. Lean Pesto Tilapia via Oh Sweet Basil

30. The Best Paleo Carnitas via Rubies and Radishes

31. Paleo California Rolls via The Clothes Make the Girl

32. Paleo Butter Chicken via My Heart Beets

33. Beef Bourguignon via The Domestic Man

34. Paleo Paella via Worthy Pause

35. Honey Glazed Coconut Shrimp via Butter Nutrition

36. Crispy Cashew Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders with Mango Honey Dip via Carlsbad Cravings

37. Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

38. Slow-Cooked Spicy Shredded Beef Tacos via Paleo Newbie

39. Asian Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Shrimp via Just a Taste

40. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa via The Cookie Rookie

41. Paleo Taco Skillets and Taco Bowls via Sweet C’s Designs

42. Baked Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes via Diethood

43. Buffalo Ranch Stuffer Peppers via Primally Inspired

44. Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, and Parmesan Fritters via Julia’s Album

45. Veggie Infused Turkey Sliders via Libby Louer

46. Paleo No Bread Sandwiches via Empowered Sustenance

47. Chicken Avocado Burgers via Laughing Spatula

48. Kung Pao Cauliflower via Eat Good 4 Life

49. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet via Primavera Kitchen

50. Easy Thai Coconut Chicken via Delicious Obsessions

What kinds of yummy Paleo-friendly recipes have you tried with your family?

50 Juice & Smoothie Recipes To Kickstart a Healthy New Year

Feb 26, 2015


Stay on track with your health goals!! Here are 50 different juice and smoothie recipes rounded up to help you kick start a healthy new year!

Do you need help staying on track with your New Year’s health goals? If you’re anything like me, this is the time of year when you start falling off the wagon.

I just love love love juice & smoothie recipes. They pack so much nutritional punch in one giant serving and fill you up just as much as an entire meal does. It doesn’t hurt that they are super easy to make on-the-go, even for the busiest of people!

If you’re looking for some simple and delicious juice & smoothie recipes, here are some of the best ones I found on the web — rounded up for you in one place!

50 Juice & Smoothie Recipes to Kickstart a Healthy New Year


1. Breakfast Energy Smoothie
 via Deliciously Sprinkled

2. Creamy Pineapple Berry Smoothie via Roxy’s Kitchen

3. Make Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies via The Yummy Life

4. Tropical Green Smoothie via Avery Cooks

5. Neon Pink Smoothie Juice via Oh She Glows

6. AM Sunrise Juice via Healthy Happy Life

7. Grapefruit Mint Juice via With Style & Grace

8. Watermelon Raspberry Lime Juice via Dana Bueno

9. Raspberry Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie with Blueberries via Half Baked Harvest

10. Chocolate Covered Clementine Smoothie via How Sweet It Is

11. Mango Carrot Lemonade via Cooking Ala Mel

12. Electric Green Limeade via Linda Wagner

13. Beet & Berry Liver Cleanse Juice via Bare Root Girl

14. Simple 3 Ingredient Fruit Smoothie via Real Food Enthusiast

15. Hot Pink Beautifying Juice via Veg Annie

16. Chocolate Malt Superfood Smoothie via Blissful Basil

17. Superfoods Power Smoothie via Savory Simple

18. Brilliantly Beet Smoothie via Ricki Heller

19. Raspberry Coconut Smoothie via Creme de la Crumb

20. Pineapple Enzyme Banana Smoothie via Healthy Happy Life

21. Sweet Potato Smoothie via Money Saving Mom

22. Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie via Making Thyme for Health

23. Green Booster Smoothie via Greatist

24. Banana Caramel Smoothie via Oh My Veggies

25. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie via Oh She Glows

26. Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie via Simple Green Smoothies

27. Skin Cleanser Juice via This Rawsome Vegan Life

28. Green Lemonade via Skinny Mom

29. Carrot Pineapple Smoothie via Baking with Blondie

30. Sunshine Smoothie via Sally’s Baking Addiction

31. Berrylicious Rainbow Smoothie via Heather Christo

32. Cacao Nib and Cashew Chocolate Smoothie via Eat What’s Good

33. Caribbean Passion Jamba Juice Knock-Off Smoothie via White Lights on Wednesday

34. Glowing Morning Juice via This Rawsome Vegan Life

35. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie via Lynsey Loves Food

36. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie via Avery Cooks

37. Pina Colada Cheesecake Smoothie via From Brazil to You

38. Tropical Sunshine Smoothie via Lovely Little Kitchen

39. Strawberry Banana Smoothie via Gimme Some Oven

40. Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie via Oh My Veggies

41. Coconut Lime Smoothie via High Heels & Grills

42. Peach Papaya Smoothie via Healthy Happy Life

43. Lime, Grapefuit and Ginger Juice via 101 Cookbooks

44. Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie via Oh She Glows

45. Belly Buster Green Juice via Linda Wagner

46. Energy Elixir via This Rawsome Vegan Life

47. Strawberries and Cream Smoothie via Averie Cooks

48. Coconut Peach Green Smoothie via Simple Green Smoothies

49. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie via Money Saving Mom

50. Green Apple Pie Smoothie via Oh My Veggies

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P.S. If you’re looking for juicers or smoothie maker machines, here are my top picks:

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Also, I highly recommend The Juicing Bible! It’s one of my all-time favorite juicing recipe cookbooks.

Happy Healthy Drinking!! :D

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Written by contributing author Meg, who is a total book worm, animal lover, neat freak, vegetarian foodie, and wannabe world traveler. She is passionate about hiking, writing, exceptional coffee, yoga, and good music. She is also a self-labeled nerd and thoroughly enjoys all things Star Trek and Harry Potter.

Daily Frugal Tip: Stretch Your Makeup Remover Pads!

Feb 19, 2015

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Here’s a super easy frugal tip from Birch Landing Home. Simply cut your makeup remover pads in half to get more bang for your buck! Often the makeup remover pads are so soapy and wet, you don’t even need an entire pad to remove all of your makeup. :D

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Daily Frugal Tip: 10 Clever Uses For Baby Oil

Feb 16, 2015

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Baby oil only costs a couple bucks, and it’s so versatile. Check out these 10 clever uses for baby oil over at Totally The Bomb!

How many of these did you already know about?

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25 Ways to Exercise Without Breaking the Bank

Feb 12, 2015

You can be a frugalista and still get your daily workout in. Here are 25 ways to exercise without breaking the bank.

If you made health and exercise goals for 2015, you may find yourself frustrated at how much a gym membership costs. Do not lose heart, though! You can be a frugalista and still get your daily workout in.

I am an avid exerciser. I do something every single day, and all of it is on a very strict budget. Over time, I’ve found a variety of ways to get my daily workout in without paying a pretty penny.

25 Ways to Exercise Without Breaking the Bank

1. RUN.
I know, I know. Not everyone is a runner. I beg you to give it a try, though. If someone told me 5 years ago that I would be an avid runner one day, I would have laughed out loud in disbelief. Yet here I am, thriving on my weekly runs. I can’t imagine a life without running. It’s a mental release for me. I get to soak up the sunshine, take a break from life, let my mind wander, listen to music, and clear my head. Start with the FREE C25K app on your smart phone. It’s incredible (and a completely FREE workout)!

2. Buy a workout DVD.
Find a workout you love on DVD, make the initial financial investment, and commit to doing it. Working out at home is so much easier than going to a gym, plus it’s cheaper in the long run without the gym membership fees. I have used 30 Day Shred in the past, and I currently use P90X3. It was a bit more expensive than I would normally pay for a workout, but I can use it for as long as I’d like! I also feel the strongest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.

3. Go outside and have fun.
Just get out! Do something. Enjoy nature, have fun, and feel free. Exercise doesn’t always have to be so rigorous. It can be spending a day climbing a mountain, walking the beach, running through the sprinkler with your children, going shopping with friends, and much more.

4. Garden.
I used to think gardening was a really ridiculous form of exercise. I would see it on exercise lists and think to myself, “Yeah right. Like that does anything for you.” Boy, was I ever wrong! Have you ever spent an hour weeding a vegetable garden? It is exhausting! Plant some vegetables or flowers, get a workout each week tending to your garden, develop a green thumb, and reap the benefits! Bonus: you have something edible and/or beautiful to enjoy.

5. Wear a pedometer. Challenge yourself.
Get a pedometer. It doesn’t matter what kind. Just buy one and wear it. You will find yourself becoming competitive and trying to beat your own walking goals each day! “Only 4,000 steps? How is that possible?! I need to walk around the block before I make dinner.” ;)

6. Take the stairs and park far away at work.
If you work a desk job, it’s important to find ways to boost your metabolism in small doses. Purposely parking far away each day or taking the stairs instead of the elevator can both be great ways to ensure you get some sort of exercise each day, even if it’s just something small.

7. Get up and take physical work breaks.
To go along with the previous suggestion, be sure to get up and take breaks from work. Move around a little bit, or even use the stairs to get a drink or take a bathroom break. I once knew someone who would walk 5 flights of stairs down to the first floor when she had to go to the restroom, and then she would walk back up afterwards. That’s a great little workout a couple times each day.

8. Dance!
Confession: I love dancing. If you are at a wedding with me, you’ll know where to find me — in the middle of the dance floor. Dancing is so much fun, and it burns so many calories! There are many options for dancing. Many cities offer free community dance events, such as ballroom or swing dancing. You could even sign up for classes, if you’re really serious about learning a specific type of dance. Personally, I love to put on some great music at home and dance while I cook or clean! You can involve your kids in this one, too.

9. Participate in monthly Instagram challenges.
There are many fitness bloggers and experts who run monthly fitness challenges on Instagram. You can follow along as they post a new challenge each day. You participate in the challenge, post a photo, and even have the chance to win fun prizes! I personally love participating in the yoga challenges. I sometimes end up spending an hour each night trying to get the yoga pose correct and snap a great photo. It’s a serious workout! You could probably just use the search feature to find a specific type of fitness challenge you’re looking for.

10. YouTube Channels.
If you can’t afford to buy a full workout DVD, turn to YouTube! You can find all kinds of great workout videos on YouTube. Here’s a Top 10 List of YouTube workout videos. I’ve also heard Bikini Body Mommy is great!

11. HIIT Workouts.
Going along with the YouTube suggestion, HIIT workouts have changed my life. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. There are tons of YouTube videos for HIIT workouts. I personally use my friend Sarah’s HIIT workout database. You can search by the equipment that you have, or type in “bodyweight” for workouts with no equipment. Body Rock TVThe Daily HIIT, and Melissa Bender Fitness also have tons of resources you can use. (Disclaimer: some of these videos tend to feature very busty, minimally clothed females. Please view at your own discretion.)

12. Join an intramural sports team.
This is a great way to get a workout in, meet new people, and have fun all at the same time! If you are not a member of a church, school, or community group that offers sports, definitely be sure to check out the MeetUp website to find groups in your city with similar interests!

13. Go swimming.
If you live in a neighborhood with a pool, this is a great way to get your daily exercise in during the warmer months. It’s also great for low impact cardio, if you have any joint problems.

14. Do push-ups, sit-ups, or pull-ups while watching television.
If you spend quite a bit of time in front of the TV each week, this is a great way to get your exercise in. Just do these while you watch (or during commercials). For pull-ups, you’ll need a pull-up bar and maybe a pull-up assist band (a lifesaver for me).

15. Yard games with friends.
If you don’t like the idea of joining a random intramural sports team, just have friends over for a day of yard games! Set up a volleyball net. Kick a ball around. Play horse shoes or corn hole. There are so many options!

16. Play with your kids.
Engage in active play with your children, and I promise you will be out of breath. ;) Bonus: Your children get more of your time and it’s a rewarding experience for you as a parent.

17. Do Pinterest workouts.
Search for any kind of workout you’re looking for on Pinterest, and you’re sure to find all kinds of at-home exercise ideas! I like to use Pinterest to discover new ways to work on target problem areas (like my back or abs). One of my favorites I did recently was this monthly ab challenge. Boy was it difficult, but I loved the results!

18. Go rock climbing!
If you have an indoor rock climbing facility in your town, I highly recommend going as a family or with friends. I did this a couple weeks ago with a group of friends. It was such a fun time, and the next day I was more sore than I’ve ever been in my entire life!

19. At-home workouts from magazines.
If you receive magazines in the mail, be on the lookout for those workout ideas. Tear them out and give them a go!

20. Try a stairs workout.
Google, YouTube, Instagram, or Pinterest the “stairs challenge” or “stairs workout” and you will see a huge variety of fun challenges! All you need are the stairs in your own home. I’ve tried a couple of these, and WOW. You are hurting afterwards! It’s an amazing workout.

21. Take an evening walk with a loved one.
Make it a priority to take a 30 minute walk with your significant other or family each evening at a designated time. It’s a great way to reconnect with the people you love, catch up on the day’s events, and get some exercise in at the same time.

22. Get a bike.
There are so many fun things you can do if you own a bike. Ride to the farmer’s market, take a bike ride on the beach or riverside, bike with your kids around the neighborhood, or go on a bike ride through nature trails. Buying a bike is such a great investment, and they last for such a long time!

23. Roller skating or ice skating.
Take your kids out for a fun night of roller skating or ice skating! Instead of sitting on the sidelines, join in! It’s such an awesome cardio workout and it’s a blast. If you really enjoy it, you could always buy a pair of roller blades to exercise in your neighborhood with.

24. Wii or Xbox Workouts.
If you own a Wii or Xbox 360, you have a great exercising resource at your fingertips. Both of these systems have some amazing workout DVDs. (And even some of the “games” provide an excellent workout!) The dancing games are some of my favorites.

25. Take a hike. Enjoy nature.
Hiking is so peaceful. If you enjoy being outside, find a local park or preserve to hike at regularly. It’s a great way to get a workout in and escape the day to day grind.

What about you? How do you exercise without breaking the bank? We’d love to hear in the comments! :)

Disclaimer: This information is not professional healthcare advice. Please always consult your doctor before engaging in physical activity, especially if you have any medical concerns.

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Written by contributing author Meg, who is a total book worm, animal lover, neat freak, vegetarian foodie, and wannabe world traveler. She is passionate about hiking, writing, exceptional coffee, yoga, and good music. She is also a self-labeled nerd and thoroughly enjoys all things Star Trek and Harry Potter.

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags

Feb 11, 2015

Heart Shaped Tea Bags

If you’re looking for a last minute DIY Valentine’s Day gift for a tea drinker, this is so clever!

Head over to Her Imajination to learn how to make DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags!

LOVE this.

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Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Mini Pallet Coasters

Feb 9, 2015

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Okay. I saw this DIY project and flipped out. It is just way too cute! I can’t wait to try it. :D

Check out how to make DIY Mini Pallet Coasters over at Cooking Like Lou.

If you need new coasters, these are so awesome and super inexpensive to make. (You make them from popsicle sticks, which you can get for a buck at the dollar store.)

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75 DIY Non-Candy Classroom Valentines

Feb 4, 2015

List of 75 fun and unique classroom valentine ideas for your kids that ARE NOT CANDY! So many cute ideas!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun and unique classroom valentine ideas for your kids that aren’t candy, here’s a list of some of the best ones we’ve found. These are sure to be fun for kids, even if it isn’t candy!

75 DIY Non-Candy Classroom Valentines

1. Star Wars Valentine via Alecia Dawn Photography
With fun phrases like “I ‘chew’se you” and “I want you to come to the dark side”, these are sure to be a hit with young Star Wars fans.

2. Printable Valentine Bookmarks via Positively Splendid
Such a cute idea, and it encourages reading!

3. Clementine Valentine via The Cards We Drew
With the printable “You’re a cutie” printable, this is just an adorable way to give a healthy valentine!

4. You’re the “Raisin” I’m Smiling Valentine via Homemaking Hacks
Grab some boxes of raisins and print off these cute tags for an easy DIY valentine.

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5. You Blow Me Away Valentine via Makely
Attach these free printables to some bubbles, and kids will go wild over this one!

6. Friendship Bracelet Valentine via Dandee Designs
If you have especially crafty children, they might have a blast making these for their fellow classmates.

7. Muffin Tin Crayon Valentine via Our Best Bites
Muffin tin crayons are so much fun to make, plus the “you color my world” printable to attach to it is so cute!

8. Valentine Fruit Tags via Craftaholics Anonymous
A couple more fruit-themed valentines are sure to be a hit with tags like “You’re the apple of my eye” and “Orange you glad we are friends?”

9. O-Fish-Ally Be Mine Valentine via Tammy Mitchell Designs
These valentines stuffed with goldfish crackers are a great edible alternative to the usual candy.

10. MadLib Valentine via Design Mom
This is such a cool idea! Kids love doing mad libs, and the tags you attach to this are great!

11. Mustache Valentine via Craft Monkey
Oh my gosh, this is so unique and fun. “I mustache you a question…will you be my valentine?”

12. Pencil Arrow Valentine via Positively Splendid
Insert a pencil through a paper heart with the tag “You are just write” for a unique valentine idea.

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13. Monster Pencils Valentine via The 36th Avenue
These little one- and two-eyed monster guys on the ends of pencils are so endearing! And they are super simple to make.

14. Just Popping In DIY Valentine via Fabulessly Frugal
Grab those fun little popper toys for kids in bulk, and add this “just popping in” tag for a fun valentine idea on the cheap.

15. Owl Always Be Your Valentine via Seven Thirty Three
These owls are so precious, and look like fun to make!

16. You Make My Heart Skip a Beat Jumprope Valentine via Homemaking Hacks
Encourage health, exercise and fun with these unique valentines. Grab the multipack of jump ropes in the party section of Walmart.

17. You’re a Hoot Owl Valentine via Frugal Coupon Living
This environmentally-friendly project utilizes old toilet paper rolls and turns them into an adorable stand-up owl! You can add candy inside, but you really don’t have to. I think it looks great as-is!

18. I Think You are Really Sharp Valentine via The Crafting Chicks
These pencil sharpener valentines are so useful and clever!

19. Tic Tac Toe Board Game Valentine via Bargain Briana
Give the gift of a fun game of tic tac toe. And bonus? “You are a winner!” ;)

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20. Twinkie Minions Valentines via Mission To Save
Okay, so I know Twinkies aren’t any better than candy, but these are just TOO cute for a little Despicable Me fan!

21. Frozen Olaf Warm Hugs Valentine via One Creative Mommy
This is sure to win over all the little Frozen fans.

22. Kids’ Mouse Valentine via 7 On A Shoestring
This little folder paper mouse is adorable and opens up to reveal a customized Valentine’s Day message.

23. Valentine’s Day Pencil Toppers via You Brew My Tea
These are so sparkly and pretty!

24. You Make My Heart Flutter Butterfly Valentine via Passion For Savings
Even though this is shown with a lollipop as the center, I think you could just as easily use a pencil!

25. Wheelie Valentine via A Mom’s Take
Sure to be a hit with the boys, attach a toy car to each valentine and add the cute tagline to complete it.

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26. Popcorn Valentine Love Monster via Laura Kelly Designs
Isn’t this little guy cuuuuttteee?!

27. Whoopie Cushion Valentine via The Taylor House
For the young little prankster who will get a good laugh out of this one…

28. You’re The Bomb Valentine via That Bald Chick
Kids will have fun making this one, and I think you could put any gold filler in the middle. (It doesn’t have to be Rolo candy.)

29. Edible Clay Valentine via Crazy About My Bay Bah
Give the gift of play with this edible clay. Add the “doh you want to be my valentine” tag, and voila!

30. I’m Nuts About You Valentine via Around My Family Table
As long as your child’s school isn’t a peanut allergy restricted school, these are a great idea.

31. Be Minecraft Valentine via Club Chica Circle
Because you know there had to be at least ONE valentine for all the Minecraft kids out there. Wrap this around any toy or food item. It doesn’t have to be limited to candy.

32. Big Hero 6 Valentine via Desert Chica
Let your kids color their own valentines this year! And this movie is so popular with all the kids right now.

33. It’s Great to Bee Your Friend Valentine via Mom Endeavors
Keep it simple with this fun bee-themed printable.

34. Monster Valentines via Better In Bulk
I love this, because kids can get creative and each one is completely different. Those are some seriously CUTE monsters.

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35. You Light Up My Life Glow Stick Valentine via Eighteen 25
These are gorgeous. And kids will go crazy over the glow sticks.

36. Army Valentines via Armelle Blog
For all the little boys who love playing with toy army figures.

37. We Belong Together Valentine via Artsy Fartsy
SO. CUTE. And all the work is done for you. Just print these adorable artsy valentines and personalize them.

38. You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine via Creating Really Awesome Free Things
Give the gift of a healthy snack (apple sauce) with this creative idea.

39. You Make My Heart Soar Paper Airplane Valentine via No Biggie
This is simple and fun!

40. You Rule Valentine via Relocated Living
This little “You Rule” valentine includes a new ruler for the student.

41. Kinetic Sand Valentine via Smart Schoolhouse
Kids these days are obsessed with kinetic sand, so this is a great idea.

42. Heart Suncatchers via Fun At Home With Kids
This is a cute alternative to the traditional class valentine.

43. I Like You Beary Much Teddy Graham Valentine via Cupcake Cuties
This is darling with the little bear tag attached.

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44. Tiny Animal Valentines via Sweet C’s Designs
These are just precious. The little dinomite one is my favorite.

45. You are Totally Kool Valentine via Pink Peppermint Design
These little valentines give a kool-aid drink to each child.

46. Sip Sip Hooray Valentine via Kinzie’s Kreations
These are so fun with the crazy straws attached!

47. Dropping Down Paratrooper Valentine via Paging Supermom
Fun for the little boys!

48. Love Bug Valentines via Dandee Designs
So precious. The ladybug is my favorite.

49. Love Is In The Air Valentine via Eighteen 25
These little heart-shaped balloons are simple and such a unique idea.

50. You’re All That and a Bag of Chips Valentine via My 3 Monsters
The best part about this one is you can attach a healthier organic variety of chips.

51. You are Golden Valentine via The Crafted Sparrow
If you can find inexpensive nail polish at the dollar store, this is a fun idea for the little girls.

52. Arrow Pencil Valentine via Muffin Grayson
Another variety of the pencil valentine, but this one is a bit different. I just love this simplistic but stylish valentine with a pretty glitter pencil in the middle.

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53. Wood You Be My Valentine via Eclectic Chica
These little hand-painted wooden valentines are just delightful, and kids will have so much fun crafting them.

54. You’re My Main Squeeze Valentine via Funky Polkadot Giraffe
A variation of the applesauce valentine we previously saw, your child can give the gift of GoGo Squeez Applesauce with this fun valentine.

55. You Color My World Valentine via Crazy Little Projects
If you don’t have time for the muffin tin crayons mentioned above, then maybe you can pick up some dollar store crayons and use this one as an alternative.

56. My Heart Bounces For You Valentine via Craft-O-Maniac
Kids are sure to love this fun valentine with bouncy ball attached!

57. You’re Tops Valentine via B Inspired Mama
This is a great, inexpensive idea. Just pick up a multipack of spinning tops for this one.

58. Sowing the Seeds of Love Valentine via Garden Therapy
Oooo! I just love this lovely little idea. And the love given just keeps growing throughout the year.

59. Coloring Sheet Valentine via Motherhood On A Dime
This is the flipside of the crayon valentines. With this one, you roll up a sheet from a coloring book to give. This one is fun, because your child can pick out a special picture for each classmate to color.

60. Popcorn Valentine via See Vanessa Craft
“So glad you popped into my life!”

61. Magnifying Glass Valentine via Dandee Designs
“I’ve Had My Eye On You” tagline with a mini magnifying glass attached. Kids love playing Spy at this age, so this is great.

62. Melting Heart Slime via Growing a Jeweled Rose
This one is sure to make kids gasp and giggle. Ooey, gooey and tons of fun!

63. You Make The World Sparkle Valentine via Pretty Prudent
Attach a small container of glitter for a unique valentine idea. Kids can use it for all their crafting projects at school or home.

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64. Printable Animal Valentine Bookmarks via Party Impressions
Another variation of printable bookmarks, these have fun little cartoon animals printed on them!

65. You Are A SuperStar Valentine via Plucky Momo
These have star-shaped sunglasses attached to them, and kids will have a blast with these.

66. Toad-ally Awesome Valentine via Crap I’ve Made
The reptile and amphibian lover in me is geeking out over this one. Seriously adorable.

67. Blown Away Valentine via Dukes and Duchesses
Give the gift of music with this fun valentine idea.

68. Pet Rock Valentines via Little Lovables
Oh. my. gosh. Soooo precious. That little rock is darling, and this is such a frugal project!

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69. Vintage Arrow Valentine via Design Sponge
Love the style of these.

70. Yarn Heart Cards via Parents
The simplistic beauty of these little handcrafted valentines makes them so appealing.

71. You Amaze Me Valentine via U Create
These are so frugal, since you can just buy the multipacks of toy mazes. Such a cute idea, too!

72. Cootie Cleaner Valentine via Some What Simple
These are so hilarious and adorable. Keep the cooties away with these antibacterial cleaners.

73. You Make Me Feel Better Valentine via Pretty Prudent
This one includes two band-aids, which is always useful to have on hand. You can buy really cool designs of bandages to have fun with this one.

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74. What Does The Fox Say Valentine via Pink Peppermint Design
The Fox song has become so popular over the past year, and these little foxes with pretzels attached are darling.

75. Puffy Heart Tags via I Heart Naptime
These little handmade heart tags made from brown craft paper are so pretty!

With all these awesome ideas, it will be difficult to pick just one. :D

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