All posts tagged: Valentines Day

Life Lately + Thrifty Valentines

I feel like I’m cheating putting up a bunch of instagram photos as a blog post, but I feel like it’s the only way to keep in touch right now as I am so busy trying to be a good Mum (it was my new years resolution!) AND cram a lot of study in on the side before my course ends in April. But before I go on, what are you doing for Valentines? I almost forgot it was coming until Lucy from Lulastic & The Hippyshake reminded me with her Valentines Day post on last minute DIY gifts! I hope you’re not a sucker and fall for all the marketing hype because, like most other “gift giving occasions”, Valentines should be more about the thought than the price tag (should there even be a price tag?). As I’ve used up all my DIY gift ideas on PJ lately he’s going to get a nice home cooked meal and a big jar full of sentimental (I’m copying Lucy’s idea, check it out here!). I think …

DIY This Valentines Day

Valentines Day, albeit a great excuse to do something romantic with your loved one, has also become one of the most commercialised and NON-eco days of the year with pointless and unnecessary gift buying at its worse. It has almost made me boycot the day altogether…. if it weren’t for my love of all things DIY. Don’t buy into the marketing hype that the only way to show your loved one that you love them is by spending money – on expensive gifts, flowers, stuffed toys or balloons – what has that got to do with love? For my partner and I, we’ve had a rule for the past six years that the only ‘gifts’ you can get each other are: (a) an experience (b) something you eat (c) something you made. So this year, I’m going for (b) and (c). My partner LOVES his cookies so what better way to show him I love him than with some that are appropriately shaped? Love Heart Cookies This gift cost me $2 (for the heart shaped …