7 Reasons Not to Buy Valentines Day Flower Arrangements

Valentines Day is right around the corner and that means millions of people heading out to buy cards, candy, and of course,  Valentines Day flower arrangements! However, have you ever given any thought to the environmental impact of flower gifts?  If you are looking for eco friendly Valentine's Day gifts, flowers are probably NOT a great choice! Keep reading for a few reasons to skip those Valentines Day flower arrangements. I will also include some other eco friendly gift ideas you might want to buy … [Read more...]

How to Give Thoughtful Gifts for Valentines Day!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that means people struggling with Valentines Day gift ideas. I see tons of adds for expensive diamond rings or huge bouquets of flowers. Where are the ads for the thoughtful gifts for Valentines Day? The romantic little gifts that have special meaning for only you and your partner? I love to get thoughtful gifts that remind me of a special time in my husband and I's life together. As the years go by, things get more and more hectic in our lives and every once in a while I want to be reminded of why we … [Read more...]

Best Eco Friendly Gifts for a Romantic Date Night with a Small Carbon Footprint!

Are you looking for the best eco friendly gifts for a romantic date? Red may be considered the color of love but when it comes to Valentine's Day you should really start thinking GREEN! If you listen to the hype on TV it seems like women can only be happy if they get diamonds, flowers, and a Lexus as a symbol of their significant other's love. Unfortunately,  none of these options is really all that great for the environment. Here are a few alternatives to traditional Valentine's Day gifts and activities that you may want to consider this year! … [Read more...]

Pucker Up with this Raspberry Sugar Scrub for Lips!

Winter is harsh on our lips and some days I feel like I am applying lip balm just about every hour. I am the queen of lip balm....I find them in my pants pockets, in the car, and quite often I find them in the dryer. You could say I am a bit of a lip balm addict, especially in the winter! However, lip balm application is not always enough to keep my lips smooth and soft. And with Valentine's Day fast approaching, we all want soft, kissable lips, right? I might be old and married but I do like a nice kiss from my husband on Valentine's Day! I … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Jar Lids for an Upcycled Valentine’s Day Treat Jar

Valentine's Day isn't really a huge deal in my house. I don't have small children and my teenagers think the holiday is a bit cheesy right now. My husband and I are not particularly the 'romantic' sort of couple. There is no flashy jewelry, trips to the spa or exotic vacations in store for us on Valentine's Day. But, I still want to do something simple for my husband to let him know I love him. He is, of course, the guy that kills cockroaches and unclogs drains. He deserves a little something special now and then! These decorative jar lids are … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Desserts: Raspberry Creamcheese Brownies

As a blogger, I spend a lot of time on the internet. Right now, Valentines Day desserts seem to be a hot topic with just about everyone. As I scroll through images of tasty dessert creations, they almost all have one thing in common. They are pink. Or they have pink sprinkles or pink frosting or some other sort of pink decoration on top of them. I have nothing against the color pink....unless it comes from a tube of red dye #40. Then, I am not so thrilled with it. My kids get enough artificial food coloring at school and at their friend's … [Read more...]

Have an Eco-friendly Valentines Day with this Heart-Shaped Seed Craft #SCJgreenerchoices

As an elementary school student, each year my daughter exchanges Valentines Day cards with her classmates. Whether it's  a small bag of candy or a heart shaped pencil, most students give a little treat to go along with their cards. I came across this unique idea for creating a small seed craft to attach to your child’s Valentine’s Day cards. It’s not only eco-friendly, but they can be planted to grow wildflowers, adding a little bit of beauty to the world! Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to find the … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Recipe: Strawberry Mousse

With Valentines day fast approaching I have started trying out some new recipes much to my family's delight! I love mousse but a lot of the recipes I find for it contain all sorts of artificial stuff that I don't like to buy. I found a this Strawberry Mousse recipe on Food.com and was impressed with how simple the ingredients were. Putting the mousse and fruit in a decorative glass like a wine glass or margarita glass makes this Valentines Day recipe not only tasty but pretty as well! You could also make this mousse with raspberries … [Read more...]