Frugal Valentines Blogs

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of good things. Here we are battling lots of snow. Yesterday, I paid a group of kids $15 to shovel the walk, and it was not very frugal. They did a very poor job. So, I was very resigned to having to shovel the rest of the snow today. Wow, as I was writing this, my very great neighbor knocked on the door. He offered to move my car so he could use his snow blower on the street. He already did our walk and the sidewalks on the … Continue reading

Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

Why spend a fortune on gift wrap when you can create beautiful and inspired packages at home? Birthdays, anniversaries and of course Valentines seems as if there is always a present to wrap. While you can shop the after holiday sales for gift wrap and keep it in your gift closet, there are plenty alternatives right now in your home. Why not try some of these ideas or let them inspire your own? Comics for kids: As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Squeezing Money from The Newspaper, the comic strip (or funnies, as my parents always called it) … Continue reading

The Frugal Blog Week in Review: Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Hello there! It is a quiet Saturday evening on the day before the Superbowl. my husband is getting the last kid to bed, I’m listening to my new Nora Jones music, and I am seriously thinking of taking a nice hot bath. Before that, though, I wanted to bring you the week in review for the Frugal Living Blog. I know you read every blog faithfully, so I’ll just assume you want to reread them all again. Saturday, January 27 Save on Paper: Take Advantage of Junk Mail In an earlier blog, Save on Paper: The Three Best Ways, I … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Ideas: Partner Yoga

I was excited to find out that my gym would be offering a Partner Yoga class the week of St. Valentine’s Day. Basically, you can bring your significant other, a friend or be paired up when you get there, unless the class specifies “couples only.” The main idea of partner yoga is to enjoy the regular poses from a new perspective. If you go with your significant other, then you’ll be able to create closeness in a challenging, but fun way. Don’t be scared away by preconceptions that anything risqué will occur; this is intimacy without the sexuality. If you’re … Continue reading

5 More Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Here are five more really creative and romantic ideas for your sweetheart. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share some great Frugal Valentine’s Day ideas. These are mostly just some ways to show your partner that you love them creatively and inexpensively. Idea #1 This isn’t exactly cheap and really only works on a birthday or a holiday, but if you substitute the roses, with daisies or carnations (or any other flower) it is certainly less expensive and still equally as romantic! Ask your partner to meet you at a slightly crowded public place (the … Continue reading

A Frugal But Very Fun Valentine’s Day Activity

Finding new and innovative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, can be fun and romantic. Most “date ideas” that I share can be done with children and friends too, rather than just a romantic partner, and this one is no different. This is a fun and creative way to spend some time on Valentine’s Day. It is one of my most favorite ideas, and I cannot remember where I learned about it. First, you will need to come up with a lock box with a key. You will also need to make several contacts first, to be sure everything is set … Continue reading

5 Romantic Ideas for a Frugal Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a nice touch to add some romantic ideas for that special day. These are mostly ways to show your partner that you love them. However, keeping with my constant frugality, I have only included ten extremely inexpensive or cheap ideas. Idea #1 Fill the car trunk with helium filled with balloons. Tape a piece of poster board to the inside of the trunk lid that says “I love you” in huge letters. When you are at a park or trail to walk, hand your partner the keys and … Continue reading

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Often dubbed the most romantic day in the year, Valentine’s Day is a time for love. Remember, just because you aren’t married, or do not have a boyfriend or girlfriend, does not necessarily mean that you can not have a Valentine and celebrate this special day. In fact, your children, your friends, anyone can qualify to be your Valentine. It’s about loving someone, not necessarily being “in love” with someone. And Valentine’s Day is a day to recognize that connection and spend some quality time together. Stroll In The Park Sometimes, it is … Continue reading

An Old-Fashioned Valentine’s

Every one is a little strapped for cash these days, but you do not have to spend a lot of money to make things special. Some of the best gifts that we receive cost little money or nothing at all. You and your mate can celebrate an old-fashioned Valentine’s Day instead. There will be no stress in the financial department. The only stress that you may have is trying to discover your inner creativity! Challenge your mate to a stress free Valentine’s Day by making each other something with your own two hands and creative hard work. This could be … Continue reading

Home Week in Review: February 11th Through February 17th

From scary weather to Valentines fun, this has been a busy week here in the Home blog. Did you have a good one? How did you spend your time in your home? Here we have been busy prepping and priming up the family room. I’ll be writing more about that. But for now, why not check out the articles we shared this past week. February 11th Scary Weather The wind has been howling so badly this week and into the weekend. Our neighbors and ourselves have lost large tree limbs and some trees, too. One large tree cracked in two … Continue reading