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    Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts

    I like to give my daughters a little something for Valentine’s Day and my husband always gives me a hard time for making every holiday a gift-giving day.  Even he can’t argue with this inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift.  Who doesn’t love Starbucks and chocolate? Practically Free Starbucks has these reusable cold drink cups for about $3.00. They are plastic, NOT acrylic, and they come with a reusable straw.  I got mine at the Starbucks in my Target so I saved 5% with my Red Card.  Score.  Now they say they are dishwasher safe for the top rack, however, if putting vinyl on them, I would skip the dishwasher. Grab a…

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    Quick and Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

      As a teacher myself, I can tell you I have an obsession with Post-It Notes and just about every teacher I know does too.  Stacks of Post-Its are strewn all over my desk and in just about every drawer.  So, this Post-It Note holder is the perfect quick and easy DIY teacher appreciation gift!  The best part, this is a thoughtful and inexpensive gift! Items Needed *Assorted scrapbook papers-I grabbed some at Hobby Lobby 5 for a $1.00 *Acrylic picture frame-I picked these up at Dollar Tree.  They have an assortment of sizes. *Ribbon-Hobby Lobby is a great place to pick some up for 50% off. *Paper flower embellishments-I…

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    DIY Photo Coasters

    These custom coasters make a great gift or you can make them for yourself with some of your favorite pictures.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought they would look great using some old black and white family photos.  The best part is this is a totally inexpensive craft that makes a great gift. It’s so simple that you can definitely have the kids help you with it. Supplies You Need: Ceramic Tiles (I grabbed a few at Home Depot for 11¢ each) Modge Podge I used matt finish (more on that later) Foam Brushes I used the widest brush I had Felt Pads I used 1-inch pads Plaid Acrylic Sealer Getting Started…

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    Thoughtful Gifts for Teachers or Any Dog Lover

    Gifts should be chosen or made with the recipient in mind. Personally, I would rather receive a small item the giver has put a lot of thought into over a more expensive one-size-fits-all generic gift.  I feel the same way about giving gifts. Teachers put a lot of thought into helping students grow and develop, so I like to put a lot of thought into a teacher gift.  I personally know quite a few teachers that are dog lovers as well, so this idea is perfect for them. I confess, I made these for my own dogs, but they would definitely make great gifts for a teacher or a friend…