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Happy Valentine’s Day!

From keturahweathers.theworldrace.org

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It’s that day again. The day of love, the day to remind people they are single, the day that has been commercialized to say you better get that significant other something or you are screwed. Whatever today means to you just remember to make the best of it. Remind the people in your life how much you love them.

And don’t forget the rules of Valentine’s day from last year as they still apply.

Take some time out of your day to show your friends and family some love and appreciation. It’s a day of love, not a day of romance.

Make the most of today like it is your last and keep your head held high.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift:12 Dates in a Jar

This Valentine’s Day I caught the Pinterest fever. Kenny and I decided not to buy any gifts, even though he already broke that rule, and no dealing with all the hectic restaurants on the biggest date night of the year. Since we weren’t buying gifts, who said I still couldn’t make something.

I found this idea on papervinenz.com and it is the perfect gift for couples who are looking to save some money. Even if we are cutting back on going out to dinner every week, it’s important to make sure we still treat each other at least once a month. So each month we pick one date from the jar and our wallets still grow without dwindling the romance.
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What you will need:

  • A glass jar
  • 3 or more sheets of scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon
  • Stickers
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue (something a little more heavy-duty depending on how thick the scrapbook paper is)

12 dates in a jar

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First, cut your scrapbook paper into 3″ x 4″ rectangles.

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Roll the paper together to form a cylinder. Then tape the one side of the cylinder. Papervinenz.com suggested using double-sided adhesive tape which would probably be a lot easier to work with, but due to limited resources you can use tape or even staple the paper together.

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Type up 12 different date ideas for you and your significant other. Make sure they are dates both of you enjoy. Take one date and then roll it into the paper pouch.

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Lastly, seal the other end of the paper pouch. Make 11 more and you’re set. Decorate your jar and place the dates into the jar.

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And voilà, 12 dates in a jar.

I hope my first ever DIY post is approved by all you mini Martha Stewarts out there. Keep your head held high.