Easy & Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids in 2020

Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblog Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblog

At the risk of having my woman card stripped, I'm being completely honest when I say that I never have been a fan of Valentine's Day.  Yes, it's nice to get flowers + chocolate, etc., but I really believe that every day should be used to show those around us that we love them.  Right?

That being said, V-Day grew in meaning for me in 2017.  My daughter's first Valentine's Day.

Growing up, my mom would always have a little something for us, and there would be cards and goodies to pass out at our school party.  We even had a coinciding week dedicated to a “secret friend” exchange.  It was exciting and all, but, was it really necessary?

Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblogNow that I'm a mama, I appreciate all the effort my own mother, the teachers, and my classmates' mothers put in to making our Valentine's Days memorable and fun, even if I didn't back then.

So, in the spirit of the season, I've been thinking of ways to make Sweet Girl's second and Pip's first Valentine's Day a good one.  While Pip will be a bit small (4 months) to really enjoy anything, I still feel the desire to make an effort for him.

Since it isn't really a true holiday, and since my husband is in school (final term, yay!), I'm brainstorming for inexpensive or free ways to celebrate the day of love.  Who knows, maybe you'll create a lasting tradition.

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How to Make Simple and Delicous Homemade Croutons

DIY Croutons. Make your own croutons for cheap. frugal croutons using leftover bread

Today I'll go through one of my go-tos for using up bread ends: homemade croutons.

Where to Start

A few days ago we picked up our new stand up freezer.  Happy Dance!  I finally got a chance to fill and organize it yesterday.  While doing so, I came across my full bag of bread ends that I'd been ignoring forgetting about for the last while.

When we made the switch to strictly homemade bread, I found I was always left with the end pieces.  We usually cut as little off the ends as possible to maximize the actual loaf for toast, fresh slices, etc.  Not wanting to throw these pieces away, I decided to put them to good use.

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