Top Tips to Protect Your Child’s Dental Health (Giveaway)

by A Frugal Friend on February 9, 2016

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to recognize and combat tooth decay, the #1 chronic childhood disease in America. So it’s the ideal time to talk about the top tips to protect your child’s dental health with this post, sponsored by Jefferson Dental.

I was incredibly fortunate when it came to my teeth as a child. No cavities. But as many as 20 million children have had cavities in their primary teeth by age 11. Even more alarming is the nearly one-quarter of children who will not receive dental care for their cavities.

“The adverse effects of tooth decay reach far beyond a simple toothache,” says Dr. Leslie Townsend, DDS., Regional Dental Director, Jefferson Dental Clinics. “Dental decay affects a child’s quality of life, ability to succeed, and can cause adverse health risks.”

Poor oral health in children has been linked to missed school days, poor concentration, lack of confidence, difficulty with speech and articulation, and difficulty with eating.

“There is a misconception that tooth decay in primary teeth doesn’t matter because they are eventually replaced by permanent teeth, however tooth decay and poor gum health can negatively impact how permanent teeth develop,” says Dr. Townsend. “Moreover, establishing good care of primary teeth teaches kids proper oral health habits that last throughout life.”

Parents are the greatest advocates in fighting tooth decay rates. Follow these tips to reinforce healthy dental practices with your children

Top Tips to Protect Your Child’s Dental Health

  • Begin caring for children’s teeth, even before they erupt. Wipe the gums of babies and toddlers after meals with a wet cloth or special wipes.
  • Limit baby bottles to contain only water, formula or milk. The acidity of sodas and sugar in juices can lead to decomposition of tooth enamel.
  • Children age 3 and older should brush with a child’s toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Flossing is an important step for all children with teeth. By skipping flossing you neglect up to 35% of surfaces of teeth.
  • Children should regularly visit the dentist every year for professional dental cleanings and exams.
  • Dental sealants, a plastic protective coating applied to the back of your child’s teeth, can help further prevent decay.
  • Finally lead by example by modeling healthy habits yourself.

For more information about oral health care and prevention education, visit JeffersonDentalClinics.com.

#GrowingSmiles Twitter Chat

Join me today over on Twitter as we’ll be chatting about the importance of dental health, especially for Latino kids. Use the hashtag #SaludTues - see you there!

Healthy Kids Dental Giveaway

Now for some extra fun!

GIVEAWAY: One (1) Winner will receive a Healthy Kids Dental Kit (Approx $200 Value) which includes:

Adult and kids toothbrushes and toothpaste for a family of 4

A family set of dental floss

Toothbrush holders

Tongue cleaners

Mouthwash + rinse cups

Toothbrush travel cases

Toothbrush timers

Kid’s toothbrush charts + dry erase markers

The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

HOW TO ENTER: For your main entry, Leave a comment and tell me a favorite tip regarding children and taking care of their teeth! That’s it. Super easy!

EXTRA ENTRIES: You can earn one extra entry for each of the following (leave separate comments for each):

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3. Subscribe to A Frugal Friend via email or in a reader

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5. Follow A Frugal Friend on Twitter (leave me your username)

6. Follow Jefferson Dental on Twitter

7. Tweet the following as is: Enter to win a Healthy Kids Dental Kit worth $200 from @AFrugalFriend –> http://tinyurl.com/zu99vum #Giveaway

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Giveaway ends at Midnight (central time) on Thursday, February 17th, 2016! Valid for US residents and addresses only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be randomly selected. Void where prohibited. I’ll announce (and contact by email) the winner on this post and the winner will have 2 days to get back to me for delivery details. Limit one set of entries per household.

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Chicago Tradition – Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel

by A Frugal Friend on February 7, 2016

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Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel

This time last year, I was fortunate to find myself traveling to the Windy City. This was only my second trip to Chicago, a city which always seemed so intriguing to me, as both my father and grandfather traveled there often for business.

This trip had a bit of extra flair to it as I was staying at none other than Chicago’s famous Drake Hotel.

Just off the Magnificent Mile, the Drake Hotel is full of charm. You could almost feel the history as you walk through the hallways visited by the likes of Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and even Princess Diana.

Though I had plenty to do later that evening, an early flight left me with a bit of free time to enjoy one Chicago tradition, Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel.

Chicago's Drake Hotel Afternoon Tea

For years, the Fountain Court, now known as the Palm Court, hosted Chicago’s social elite for tea. It’s one tradition I often heard of and was excited to participate in, though I would be attending by myself.

Tea for one.

Why not?

Just off the lobby, Palm Court was utterly impressive with it’s elegant decor, central fountain and live harpist.

Chicago's Drake Hotel Afternoon Tea Seating

The seating was luxurious.

Sofas and chairs provided comfort, and that was something I could certainly use after a long flight.

Drake Hotel Afternoon Tea Seating

Since this was my first time to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel, I didn’t want to miss a thing and requested to be seated right in the middle, next to the gorgeous fountain.

This was my view, just behind the harpist, and looking straight down the steps, into the lobby of the hotel.

Drake Hotel Afternoon Tea Menu Items

I was incredibly hungry and was not disappointed at all. In fact, I took advantage and had seconds of my favorites! (Shhh…..don’t tell)

In addition to the tea, I enjoyed a tier of Finger Sandwiches, Festive Petit Fours, and English Scones & Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf accompanied by preserves, lemon curd, and traditional English Devon Cream.

Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel

Finger Sandwich Selection:

  • Cucumber and Tomato on White Bread
  • Lobster and Shrimp Salad on Brioche
  • Egg Salad on Pumpernickel
  • Roast Beef and Cheddar on Pretzel Roll
  • Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Mini Quiche

Festive Petit Fours:

  • Chef selection of seasonal pastries

English Scones & Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf:

  • Accompanied by preserves, lemon curd, and traditional English Devon Cream.

Afternoon Tea at the Drake Desserts

If it looks and sounds delightful, let me assure you, it was.

My favorite? Perhaps the Lobster and Shrimp salad. Heavenly!

My Experience of Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel

Looking back on it, Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel is something that I would have loved to do with my mom. Before she passed, we would occasionally have tea at a little tea room in town, but nothing on the scale of what the Drake offers.

My focus now turns to my little girl – she and I have already enjoyed afternoon tea at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. Next time we’re up in Chicago, I imagine you might find us enjoying an afternoon together at the Drake. (For children, they offer the Little Prince and Princess Tea). Though a splurge, the memories made are priceless.

Teacups and Petit Fours all around.

 

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Growing up as a child in the 1970s with dark hair, there was really only one Disney princess whom I related to – SNOW WHITE. She’s always held a special place in my heart because of that. Wouldn’t you know that my daughter’s very first Disney princess costume would be none other than the fairest in all the land!

Her sweet demeanor is endearing. Her tiny friends loveable, even when they’re grumpy. And in this classic tale loved by all generations, the villain rivals Disney’s finest. To this day my daughter refuses to “meet” the Evil Queen at Disney Parks. Can’t say I blame her.

Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen.

The film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has been called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time,” (American Film Institute) and it’s one that is a must in any animated movie library.

As for me…..well, I have my original VHS Tape of the film. I just cannnot bring myself to part with it though I now own this fabulous Blu-Ray thanks to Disney!

This week, Disney has released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-ray (High-Definition of course) and for the first time, Digital HD.

But there’s more!

Blu-ray & Digital* Bonus Features:

  • In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
  • Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
  • DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters
  • The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
  • Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
  • Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.

I’m not about to spill the beans here. You will want to grab this new release if only for the bonus features. To hear Walt Disney talk about Snow White is fascinating. Getting a glimpse into his creative mind – priceless for any Disney fan.

DEAL: Best of all, right now you can grab this Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs on Blu-Ray & Digital HD discounted!

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Even Auto Shows are Bigger in Texas!

by A Frugal Friend on February 1, 2016

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This post is brought to you courtesy of SheBuysCars.com and GMC, with whom I attended the Houston Auto Show last week.

Auto Shows are Bigger in Texas

You’ve heard it said that everything is bigger and better in Texas, right?

Big hair.

Big trucks.

And yes, even auto shows are bigger in Texas!

Big hair in Texas

But let’s get back to that big hair, shall we?

Okay, these aren’t the Texas hairdo’s you were probably expecting, but walk with me as I take you through my adventures at the Houston Auto Show last week.

We began with an invitation to the VIP Gala on Tuesday night complete with entertainment (these classic ladies, Marilyn and Audrey, on stilts).

Houston Auto Show Gala
Photo courtesy of Kristin from TwoCannoli.com

Along with some of the best bloggers in Texas, I arrived on the “red carpet” for a night of fun.

Surrounded by all types of vehicles, old and new, we enjoyed dinner, dessert, and dancing. It was a great introduction to the Houston Auto Show and it was done in style.

And in a true nod to any night great night spent in heels, I was barefoot by the end of the evening. I had spent a great deal of time walking the auto show floor, as we had it to ourselves. The public wouldn’t get access until the following afternoon.

It did not disappoint, though the real in-depth conversations about cars would begin the following morning with press conferences for many of the major car brands.

Houston Auto Show Big Trucks

Though as a mom, I’m usually interested in things like safety and value, I found myself drawn to some of the more “exciting” vehicles.

Wouldn’t you just love to see this cruising down the street?

Look at those wheels? Do we even call them wheels?

Houston Auto Show classic cars

The Houston Auto Show had an incredible showcase of classic cars.

While I love the bells and whistles that new vehicles feature so well, there’s something about a classic car.

GMC Acadia

What I love about any auto show is that those who come to take part in it are so diverse.

You have the car “junkies”, like my brother-in-law. The man knows every detail about every single luxury car. He lives and breathes cars. You have families who are in the market for a new vehicle. There were elderly couples, who I found so charming, surprised by all the latest gadgets.

Then there’s someone like me – I’m not in the market for a car currently as my husband bought a new one last year. But in the next couple of years I’ll be ready. In the meantime, I’m looking. Seeing what I like. Surprisingly, much has changed in the years since I bought my vehicle…..especially in regards to safety.

And it is SAFETY which brings me to my favorite find of the Houston Auto Show.

The 2017 GMC Acadia.

The beautiful mid-size Crossover SUV focuses on details, combining style, safety and technology.

But it was one safety feature which had my attention.

The Rear Seat Reminder.

We all have heard about young children left inside vehicles during the hot summer months. We are horrified by the stories of children lost in such a tragic way. Seemingly so preventable.

I’m proud to say that GMC has implemented a simple step to help in the prevention of such tragic deaths and it’s featured in the 2017 GMC Acadia. It’s the Rear Seat Reminder, which will both audibly and visually remind the driver of the rear seat (and someone back there) in the event they have gone to the back seat before starting up the vehicle (as if to put a child in a car seat).

While the rear seat reminder is not foolproof, if it saves the life of one child, it’s well worth it.

Something to consider if you are in the market for a vehicle right now!

Tell me…..Have you ever attended an auto show? Where?

Be sure to check out AFrugalFriend on Instagram to see the photos I took at the auto show!

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Chocolate Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie Recipe

by A Frugal Friend on February 1, 2016

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Chocolate Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Except it isn’t. For me. Unless I’m talking to my 8-year old daughter.

Truth be told, I dread breakfast.

Okay, well, that’s not entirely true. I do love those “terrible for you” breakfasts – the ones with fluffy pancakes and melted butter or 10 pieces of extra crispy bacon.

It’s just that breakfast was always a struggle when I was a kid. My parents didn’t understand and I would find myself sitting at the kitchen table with scrambled eggs on my plate, getting colder by the minute. And then there was the dreaded “timer”. Tell me I’m not the only one who was so horribly challenged with breakfast that there was an audible deadline.

Enter the college years and I was FINALLY in control of my own breakfast…..or the lack therof. I would often skip breakfast entirely. Not much has changed, even though I’m married and have a family of my own.

BUT…..I’m determined to make a change.

I drink liquids all day long – water, etc., so if I could “drink” breakfast, I think I wouldn’t be as tempted skip it. So I am taking the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Breakfast Challenge!

I’m so ready with Day 1 and since my heart is really into this, I’ve created a recipe named the Chocolate Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie!

But first, I needed to gather my ingredients.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Kroger

I made a quick stop to my local Kroger to search for Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder, one of my main ingredients. Best of all, it was on sale. See those sale tags? Gotta love it.

TIP: At Kroger if you see a tag that says 2 for $3, you don’t need to buy 2 in order to get the $1.50 price. Good to know – discovered this years ago!

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Store Aisle

I wasn’t sure exactly which aisle in our new Kroger store to find Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, but it didn’t take to long to figure it out.

Any guesses? Yes, the cereal aisle – at the very end!

Now it’s Smoothie Time!

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 Packet – Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder

1 cup Strawberries (hulled – removing leaves & tiny core)

1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1/2 cup Ice Cubes

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie with Almond Milk

Add all ingredients into blender and mix.

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Voila! There couldn’t be an easier breakfast and I guess that’s what this busy mom loves most of all. Day 1 of the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge is a huge success! It’s 9am and I’ve had breakfast! (The crowd cheers wildly)

Carnation Breakfast Essentials®  is encouraging everyone to get into a better breakfast. Take the 7-Day Breakfast Challenge and enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day for 7 days. Complete simple breakfast missions through the end of February for chances to win prizes!

Why don’t you join me in the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Breakfast Challenge?

Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps

1. Sign up at CarnationBreakfastChallenge.com.

2. Complete a simple yet fun breakfast mission for a chance to win. New prizes revealed every day!

3. Come back any day in February to complete missions and see new prizes. The prizes range from a Fitbit to a GoPro and other awesome stuff!

4. Head to your favorite store to purchase a Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Product and upload your receipt for five extra entries per day.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Products

You can find many products like the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder, which I used for my recipe, or for an even quicker breakfast try Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink Bottles.

Be sure to visit Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Facebook Page for encouragement and recipe ideas too.

Now…..I need more ideas!

What’s your favorite smoothie?

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Pop Star Minnie DVD Giveaway – 3 Winners!

by A Frugal Friend on January 30, 2016

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Where are my MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE fans?

I’ve got the scoop on one of our favorite characters, Minnie Mouse – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! POP STAR MINNIE DVD is releasing February 2nd, 2016!

This Pop Star Minnie DVD features the title episode plus 4 additional music themed episodes. That’s over 2 hours of Disney fun!

Oh, and there’s a great freebie too – an Exclusive FREE Inflatable Guitar!

Hop Aboard The Magical, Musical, Clubhouse Tour Bus! Minnie’s dream of singing onstage is about to come true — until her Clubhouse back-up band pals discover that their musical instruments are gone! Now, the race is on to track them down and reach Melody Mountain by sunset. But, even if they find the missing instruments in time, should Minnie sing the blues, croon a country tune or boogie to a disco beat?

It’s going to take help from YOU – plus a few Mouseketools – to get Minnie in the right groove to totally rock out! Bursting with fun, surprises, and four more exciting adventures, Pop Star Minnie is simply song-sational!

Episodes:

  • Pop Star Minnie
  • Mickey’s Clubhouse Rocks
  • Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower
  • Minnie’s Mouseke-Calendar
  • Mickey’s Big Band Concert

Bonus:

  • Minnie’s Bow Toons
  • Rooftop Repair
  • Alarm Clocked Out

Now some extra fun for you -

GIVEAWAY: Three (3) Winners will each receive a copy of:

Pop Star Minnie DVD

HOW TO ENTER: For your main entry, Leave a comment and tell me your favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse character! That’s it. Super easy!

EXTRA ENTRIES: You can earn one extra entry for each of the following (leave separate comments for each):

2. Follow A Frugal Friend on Pinterest (leave me your username)

3. Subscribe to A Frugal Friend via email or in a reader

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6. Follow Disney Junior on Twitter

7. Tweet the following as is: Enter to win Pop Star Minnie on DVD from @AFrugalFriend –> http://tinyurl.com/jypmamz #Disney #Giveaway (3 Winners)

Be sure to Like A Frugal Friend on Facebook to hear the latest giveaways and deals! (leave as separate comments please for each entry)

Giveaway ends at Midnight (central time) on  Wednesday, February 10th, 2016! Valid for US residents and addresses only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be randomly selected. Void where prohibited. I’ll announce (and contact by email) the winner on this post and the winner will have 2 days to get back to me for delivery details. Limit one set of entries per household.

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Love is in the air! Have I got a Valentine’s Day round-up for you!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the Social Fabric Community has put together the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas!

Valentine's Day Roundup

Craft/DIY/Tutorial

Friendly Valentine Candy Jar – Creative Ramblings

Valentine Felt Envelopes – Good Morning Loretta

Valentine’s Day Candy Filled Mason Jar – Savvy Saving Couple

Valentine’s Day Love Bug Craft – Maryland Momma’s Rambles

Last-Minute Quick, Cute Cut-Out Cards – Our Daily Craft

DIY Heart Shaped Massage Bars – Thriftanista in the City

Valentine Memo Chalkboard – Southern Couture

Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Decoration – Pretty in Pigment

Flower Vase Craft – Polka Dotted Blue Jay

No-Sew Ribbon Embellished Cocktail Napkins – Atta Girl Says

Macaroni Art Lace Hearts – ABCs and Garden Peas

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Favors – Home. Made. Interest.

Hand Lettered Valentine Notecards – One Artsy Mama

Instagram Magnetic Bookmarks – Happy Go Lucky Blog

Birdseed Heart Valentines – Made with Happy

Valentine’s Day Burlap Wreath – The Farm Girl Gabs

Cute Flower Valentines for Kids – Love, Jaime

DIY Valentine Flower Corsage – Suburban Wife, City Life

DIY Valentine’s Snowglobes – Woods of Bell Trees

Valentine Envelop Chair Backers – 2Paws Designs

Reversible Valentine’s Day/St. Patrick’s Day Banner – Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines – Bubbly Nature Creations

DIY Button Heart Picture Collage – Our Piece of Earth

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Gift with FREE Printable – A Cowboy’s Life

Easy Mesh and Ribbon Valentine’s Day Wreath – My Pinterventures

Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub Recipe – Sunny Sweet Days

Valentine’s Day Verse on Burlap – Life with Captain Fussybuckets

12 Days of Romance Scavenger Hunt – The Mama Zone

Candy Kiss Ring – So TIPical Me

Valentine’s Day Hand Print Craft – As Cute as a Bug’s Ear

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Ribbon Banner – Aprons and Stilletos

Date Night with a Romantic Treasure Hunt – The TipToe Fairy

Chalkboard Gift Box – Organized Island

Easy Valentines Felt Pillow Cover – Creative Southern Home

Polar Fleece Ruffle Heart Wreath – Joy’s Life

Making A Valentine’s Day Rag Wreath with Fabric Scraps – Third Stop on the Right

Washi Tape Bubble Valentines – Moneywise Moms

Homemade Candles in 5 Easy Steps – Lemon Peony

DIY Felt Ornaments for Valentine’s Day – 3 Little Greenwoods

Butterfly Valentine’s Day Craft – Sarah in the Suburbs

Epsom Salt DIY Valentine Candles – A Day in the Motherhood

I “DOVE” You Printable with Candy – Newlywed Survival

Rainbow Heart PomPom Garland – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Wishes

Valentine’s Day Printed Burlap Subway – Occasionally Crafty

Pom Pom Cupcakes Valentine Craft – Cute as a Fox

Valentine’s Wooden Door Hanger – We Got the Funk

Hearts Aplenty: Valentine’s Day DIY Decor – Woman in Real Life

Love Letters Simple Valentine’s Day Craft – Craving Some Creativity

Valentine’s Day Coffee Cup Sleeve – Craving Cynchronicity

How to Make a Great Loves Print – My Sweet Sanity

Cross Stitch Heart Pillow – Cutesy Crafts

Free Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make – Happy and Blessed Home

Recipe

Valentine Cupcakes – Home Maid Simple

Valentine’s Day Cakes – Charleston Crafted

Red Velvet Pudding Cups – Mostly Homemade Mom

Blood Orange Panna Cotta – Mooshu Jenne

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts – Drugstore Divas

Cranberry Bliss Bars – Swanky Recipes

Valentine Rice Crispy Treats – Midwestern Moms

Chocolate Valentine Sandies – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

M&M’s® Red Velvet Brownies – Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Nutella Filled Conversation Hearts - A Million Moments

Conversation Hearts Martini – JVKOM Chronicles

Valentine’s Day S’mores Dip – Our Mini Family

M&M’s® Red Velvet Blondies – The NYC Talon

Valentine’s Day Cheesecake Brownies – West of the Loop

Red Velvet Cheesecakes – Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Kiss Valentine’s Day Cookies – Moscato Mom

Chocolate and Candy Valentine Popcorn – Made by a Princess

Easy Valentine’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies – Janine Huldie

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe – Scrappy Geek

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce – Graceful Order

Love Dipped Wafers – Sparkles to Sprinkles

Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch – Diana Rambles

“Blackened” Seafood Medley for a Low-Calorie Valentine’s Dinner – Broken TeePee

Sweet Salty Fudge – Foody Schmoody Blog

Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels – Texas Type A Mom

Valentine’s Popcorn – Mommy’s Bundle

The Easiest Valentine’s Day Fudge Recipe - Young at Heart Mommy

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies – Ilona’s Passion

Valentine’s Day Blondies – Saving You Dinero

Super Healthy Pomegranate-Cranberry-Almond Smoothie – Easy Cooking with Molly

Brownie Cut-outs – Tramplingrose

Puppy Valentine’s Day Cookies – Staying Close to Home

Valentine OREO Brownie Bar Recipe – As Mom Sees It

Strawberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Pie – Johanny’s Kitchen

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – Food Lovin Family

Honey Bee My Valentine Cakes – I Don’t Have Time for That

Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Parfaits – Living a Sunshine Life

Homemade Strawberry Syrup – Day by Day in Our World

Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies – Momma DJane

Red Velvet Donuts – Frugal Family Tree

Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Chocolate Shot Glasses – The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Chocolate Pretzel Kisses – Just 2 Sisters

Valentine’s Candy Bark – Life with the Crust cut off

Chocolate Kiss Shooter! – Housewives of Frederick County

Super Simple Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts – My Real Food Family

Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies – Meatloaf & Melodrama

3 Ingredient Strawberry Brownies – Fun Things to Do in Central Mass

Nutella Baked Brie – Basil and Bubbly

Easy Cupid Crinkles – Creative Southern Home

Valentine’s Day Edible Tic Tac Toe Game – A Frugal Friend

Valentine’s Day Ombre Sweet Treat – Tastefully Frugal

Party

How to Throw a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Party – Amber Nicole Blogs

Valentine’s Day Party for Tweens – Soiree Event Design

Love is in the Air Valentine Table – Not Just a Mommy

Valentine’s Day Tea Party – The Peanuts Gang

Printables

Easy Valentine’s Printables – I am the Maven®

Printable Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes and Coupons – Gluesticks Blog

“I Love You Like” Valentine’s Free Printable – C’mon Get Crafty

4 Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages – Saving More than Me

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues – Mom on the Side

Valentine Gift for Kids {Free Printable} – Fun on a Dime

Crayon Valentines Printable – Mom’s Messy Miracles

Tic Tac Toe XOXO Valentine with Free Printable – Housewife Eclectic

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids – Simple Living Mama

2 Free Printable Valentines (Owls) – Altamonte Family

Love is in the Air Valentine Card – Making of a Mom

Matchstick Valentine Free Printable – Frenchie

Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes & Jokes – Coupons are Great

I “Wheelie” Like You Car Valentine Printable – Artsy Momma

Round-Up

Valentine’s Day Guide – The Ranting Latina!

24 Frugal Valentine’s Ideas – Real: The Kitchen and Beyond

7 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day – Downshifting PRO

5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bloggers – That Chic Mom

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants to Eat at in East Greenwhich, Rhode Island – Mama Luvs Books

Other

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Can you feel the love tonight with all these great Valentine’s Day inspired activities? I told you it was the ultimate Valentine’s Day round-up!

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