Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine Favorites

While I'm Waiting...Valentine Favorites
Hope is BIG into Knock Knock jokes (even though her jokes make absolutely no sense!).  
I found this one and just had to share:

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Gladys who?!
Gladys Friday, aren't you?!

Hehe!  Now you have a joke to share with your kiddos!  #yourewelcome  

It's FriYAY.  Monday is a holiday.  But, more importantly, Sunday is Valentine's Day!  I know it's a cheesy holiday but I'm uber cheesy and I love finding ways to show people how much I love them.  In honor of Valentine's Day, today's FAVS are a few of my FAVORITE ways to show love!

Have you heard of 40 acts?  

Lent - one of the most important times of the year for many Christians around the world. Lent is observed in different ways but most people chose to give up something for Lent.
40 acts encourages a different way to celebrate Lent - by spending 40 days giving back, doing good, and living generously.  You sign up for the challenge and they'll send you an email prompt each day on how you can live out loud during Lent.  Love God, love others! This is definitely my FAVORITE!!!

Here's a quick video that explains more:

You had me at "Valentines that do good"!  I found these awesome little valentines at Be the Change Boutique.  They are made by Thirty One Bits.  The "31" comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family.  The "bits" come from what the beads are made out of...bits of paper!  Each purchase helps change the life of a woman in Uganda.  Purchasing with a purpose is my FAVORITE!

It's no secret that gifts are my FAVORITE!  Classroom gifts for my kiddos' friends are a FAV and Valentine's Day is definitely a day I love to do a little something special.  But, since my bigs have outgrown this tradition #insertsadface, I'll just go a {little} overboard on Hope's class!
While I'm Waiting...Valentine Favorites
 These little goodies came together right after Christmas.  I found the class jars in the Dollar Spot at Target and found the little plastic puppies in the clearance section at Michael's.  I hot glued each pup in place and then spray painted them silver.  Since I had already designed these little Bow Wowentines last year for Holden, I knew I had to use them again!
While I'm Waiting...Valentine Favorites
 I had wanted to put different colored gumballs inside but Hope insisted on 
Hugs and Kisses!
While I'm Waiting...Valentine Favorites
She addressed and cut out each one - all by herself!
My baby growing up is NOT a favorite!

Scavenger hunts are definitely a FAVORITE of my kiddos and no one puts together awesome FREE scavenger hunts better than the Dating Divas!  This will be happening at our house on Sunday!

Finding gifts to give to Mike is so.stinkin.hard!  But, finding fun ways to show him how much I love him is one of my FAVORITES.  I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for Valentine's Day but one thing I know I'll be doing is giving him a HEART ATTACK! :) A what?!

I'm thinking I'll get a bunch of heart shaped sticky notes and write reasons why I love him and put them all around our house. #aaahhh

Are you still looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day?  How about 14 acts of kindness to share the love with others?  Guys - I was blown away this week!  This post was featured 5 different times!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jessica from Sweet Little Ones, Kim from the Cookie Puzzle, the ladies from the This Is How We Roll link-up (Andrea from Homemade for Elle, Corinne from Wondermom Wannabe, and Susan from Organized 31), Elaine from CookinandCraftinand Oh My Heartsie Girl for featuring my post!  Truly honored!
While I'm Waiting...Valentine Favorites
Do you have any special ways to show your family how much you love them?  I need some more ideas!  Comment and let me know some of your FAVS!

Hope you have a wonderful day and a weekend filled with all your FAVORITES!

Gig 'em and God bless! 

and don't forget about the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly!  :)  it's open through tomorrow!
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you can visit my FAVORITE link-ups page to see where I'm linking up today!


  1. Love the heart attack idea. Sounds like a fun way to say "I love you." Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    1. I've done variations of this idea before but couldn't find pics last night (or at least I think I've done this before!). It should be fun! Hope you have a fun weekend! I know those grands sure miss being with you!

  2. Spending this weekend at my favorite place, with my favorite guy! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend as well!

  3. Aw. It's the day the world becomes adorned with hearts, pink, red, flowers.

    1. The day of LOVE - and I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have an extraordinary weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words! Hope you have a fabulous week!


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