Resolutions for 2010

  • #1 Raise $10,000 For My Husbands Garage
  • #2 Spend 1 Year Without Cable Television
  • #3 Spend a 24 Hour Period in Complete Silence
  • #4 Loose 15lbs By Memorial Day Weekend
  • #5 Listen to only Christian radio stations
  • #6 Read the entire Bible
  • #7 Conquer my Diet Coke addiction

Monday, February 15, 2010

Recipe For a Great Valentines Day!

The best thing about being on a tight budget for Valentines Day (thanks again resolution #1), is that we are all forced to give presents from the heart (aka presents that are free). I had pink construction paper hearts left over from Isabelle's class party. I wrote things on them that I loved about the kids and taped them all over the house for them to find. Then I made an X rated heart for my hubby with pictures and everything! I got up early and made heart shaped least I attempted to, its the thought that counts right? My husband made me a homemade card chronicling our life together. To my surprise it was the best Valentines Day I ever had. No pressure, no crushed expectations, no kids on sugar highs. To my even greater surprise my kids loved it. They loved finding all of the pink construction paper hearts and reading (or hearing, since I had to read them to my 3 year old) all the ways that they were special to me. Money or not, every year I will be doing some variation of this recipe for a great Valentines Day.


  1. Wow, that sounds really great. I guess a little creativity and elbow grease go further than money.