Valentine’s Day Love + HM #218

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Valentine’s Day Love + HM #218

It’s easy to share some Valentine’s Day love without spending a lot of money or going anywhere fancy. Show those who are special to you how much you care with some of the fabulous breakfast or dessert ideas that make Valentine’s Day fun. Check out the 8 great date ideas, as well as some cute home decor. Plus, you can find even more wonderful Valentine’s Day ideas from t he other gals of Home Matters. Enjoy with love!

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas from Liz @ Love and Marriage

 

Valentine Home Decor Ideas from Ashley @ Frugal Coupon Living

 

75+ Cute Valentine’s Day Desserts from Ashton @ Something  Swanky

 

8 Great Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Valentine’s Day Love Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Hot Tea for Everything!

Next Week’s Theme: Winter Blues – Blues Busters



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Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee from Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

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DIY Valentine’s Day Crackers from Bird @ Bird’s Party

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Iced Sugar Cookie Hearts from Wendy @ The Monday Box

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Farmhouse Inspired Valentine’s Decor from Jenny @ Refresh Living

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Vintage Keepsakes Fabric Collection from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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Valentine’s Day Fun and Romance + HM #170

Get creative ideas for Valentine’s Day fun and let the date night romance begin. Plus link up at Home Matters Linky Party #170 with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #ValentinesDayFun #HomeMattersParty

Valentine’s Day Fun and Romance + HM #170

Ah, the season of love. Whether you are looking for some fun and crafty decor ideas, sweet and tasty treats, or romantic dinners, I gathered some great ideas for Valentine’s Day fun and romance in my mini-roundup. I know my fellow co-host have some great ideas too, so please hop around to see them all.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY Valentine’s Tissue Paper Cone Tree from Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications

 

Healthy Appetizers for Valentine’s Day from Vicki @ Five Spot Green Living

 

Free Valentine’s Day Printables from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

 

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Recipe from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Valentine’s Day Fun & Romance Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas

Next Week’s Theme: Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom



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Kristen @ The Road to DomesticationFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Nicole @ Mom Always Finds OutFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Ashley @ Sweetpea LifestyleFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Under the Stairs Closet Makeover Reveal from Emily @ Sprinkled With Color

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Flank Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese from Linda @ Poinsettia Drive

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Chocolate Trifles for Two Recipe from Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

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Painted Upholstered Chair Makeover Tutorial from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow & The North House

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Easy DIY Candy Heart Bath Bombs from Crystal @ Hello Creative Family

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

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Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the age-old conundrum of what to get your loved one is upon you. Don’t worry, we have a picky husband’s Valentine gift guide for you. Celebrate your man with confidence and style.

 

A Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide

Let’s call it like it is – men are hard to shop for. They might say the same about women, but that would be completely untrue. Now, add a picky man to the equation and you’ve got Valentine’s day shopping nightmare on your hands.

Sometimes the pickiness revolves around the fact that he’s too fashion-savvy and there is nothing anyone can pick out that would be ‘to his taste’. Other times it’s the guy who has no interest in fashion, which in some ways is an even worse scenario.

Then, there are the types of husbands who have literally everything, which leaves you with zero options for innovation. Whatever kind of picky husband you have on your hands, worry not, there is still something that can be done, so stay tuned and let’s crack this perfect present mystery together.

Why buy it when you can make it?

The best gifts come from the heart, and that’s not a cheesy line. For some people, store-bought goods aren’t nearly as exciting and meaningful as the ones that were made with the loved one’s own two hands.

You don’t even have to be the craftiest person in the world to make a gift; there are amazingly simple presents that even a total DIY dummy can make quite perfectly. One such gift can be the 365 jar. All you need is a nice vintage label, a beautiful jar, and papers in different colors. On them, you can write whatever you want – reasons you love him, silly things that bug you, inside jokes, things you’ve accomplished together this year, memories you’ve shared – whatever you can think of. Tell him to read one each day and aside from being original, it will also serve as a constant reminder of the love you share and all the great, even mundane moments that make you a perfect couple.

The Connoisseur:

There is a specific breed of men who have a deep knowledge and passion for great wines. If your hubby is always dragging you to wine tastings and talking about which wines go with which types of foods, the solution is simple. Go online, browse for deals on biodynamic wine.

Take the time to remember the kinds he appreciates the most, compare quality and prices, and without almost no stress at all (or endless store browsing), you’ll have your perfect gift. Besides, it can be a great ‘addition’ to a romantic night you’ll spend at home during this festive time.

Men and Their Gadgets:

There are very few men in the world who don’t have a thing for gadgets, and this is definitely the first route you should take. Pay close attention to the things he’s been talking about, as it’s far less intrusive than snooping into their browser history.

Perhaps he’s mentioned that his favorite company is releasing a new phone. In that case, do your research and find what the phone in question is. If you have to, ask his best friend what it is – men talk about this sort of stuff.

If he’s a gamer, the Xbox One X is a gift that will make him jump for joy, even if he’s not the ‘jumping’ kind of guy. Bluetooth speakers are always a great gift if you want to make a tech-obsessed hubby happy but still remain within your budget limits. In the world of toys, you can never go wrong, you just have to know where to look.

Groom Away:

Most men don’t like to buy grooming and cosmetics products, but at the end of the day, they all want to look good. So, meet them halfway, and instead of making them shop for these kinds of supplies, pick a kit yourself and just present it to him. It can be any kind of kit really – if he has a beard, a beard oil, comb and little scissors will be highly appreciated. If you’ve noticed he hasn’t been taking care of his skin, buy him a minimalistic skincare set, and make him use it. After a bit of a struggle, soon enough he’ll be hooked.

Picky Husband’s Valentine Gift Guide

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Gift Ideas Using 5 DIY Natural Products

Check out these handmade gift ideas using natural products to make bath and beauty gifts everyone will love. These quick and easy gifts are great last-minute ideas.

5 Natural Products That Make Great Gifts

Perfect Last-Minute Gift Ideas

 

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? The holidays are here and so is the season of giving. It’s time to trim the tree, and ponder your gifts for friends and family. If you haven’t finished your list yet, have no fear. There’s still plenty of time to fill the stockings.

Instead of hitting the stores for a shopping spree, consider making gifts. Natural beauty products are great for your friends and family. Who doesn’t love handmade gifts? Here are five of the best.

 

  1. Shampoo

 

Shampoo is beauty product that is often full of chemicals and harmful ingredients. You can actually make natural shampoos for healthy hair growth. There are great shampoo recipes that contain only natural ingredients and keep hair soft and silky, especially during the holiday season.

 

Consider adding vitamin E oil to the recipe for extra shine. Coconut oil and green tea are also great ingredients to make any type of hair more smooth. Give your friends and family natural shampoo and healthy hair goodness this year. A good hair day is a wonderful gift!

 

  1. Foot Scrub

 

Along with the holidays come long days of being on your feet. Whether it’s long walks in the snow or cocktail parties spent in high heels, feet get extra sore this time of year. Homemade foot scrub is a fun gift for friends and family.

 

A peppermint foot scrub is perfect for the holiday season. The herbs and other ingredients provide great moisture and therapy for achy feet. Peppermint essential oil is also an item you’ll love to have in your home during the winter for use for other natural remedies. Your friends and family will thank you for this scrub. Plus, the peppermint scent is a holiday must.

 

  1. Exfoliating Scrubs

 

Consider making exfoliating scrubs for the people on your list. Many commercial brands contain harsh chemicals and are bad for the skin. In all exfoliating scrubs, plastic microbeads have been banned due to their harm to the environment. Ecomyx Beads are an all-natural alternative to plastic microbeads and make a great exfoliator.

 

Give your friends and family homemade exfoliating scrubs with all natural ingredients. The scrubs are easy to personalize based. This gift helps skin look radiant all winter long!

 

  1. Bath Bombs

 

There’s nothing quite like a hot soak in a bathtub when the weather turns cold and bitter. You can find great recipes for natural bath bombs that everyone will love this Christmas. They’re basically homemade happiness in a bubble bath.

 

You can add natural herbs like mint leaves or lavender seeds, and once the bath bomb dissolves, the herbs release and coat the water. The gift of bath bombs gives a reason to take time and relax. Everyone deserves some rest and relaxation during the holidays!

  1. Lotion Bars

 

All natural lotion bars are a great handmade gift. Silky, smooth skin remedies are a luxury during winter when the cold and wind can easily dry and crack skin. With just a few ingredients, you can make natural lotion bars for anyone. They’re an ideal, last-minute gift if you’re in a hurry and need something quick — but still want it to be homemade and amazing.

Everyone loves a handmade gift for the holidays. Natural beauty gifts are a great way to give healthy, happy gifts to your friends and family. Show you care this Christmas and give the gift of handmade love. Christmas is just around the corner, so get your craft on and start making these recipes!

 

~Megan

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