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When you’re flying by the seat of your pants—sometimes literally, keeping up with all the mom-jobs in the midst of work and travel sometimes means family chaos can sneak up on you during the dark winter months.

For example:


Valentine’s Day might catch you off guard.

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  • Was I supposed to send in treats for the 5th grade class party?
  • Do 5th graders even exchange cards anymore?
  • How about tweens and teens?

What’s more? Valentine’s this year falls on a 3 day weekend along with President’s Day. Who has time to ‘Pinterest’ up Valentine craft ideas when you’re packing for a winter getawaywhere are my ski pants? Or maybe you’ve been frantically shopping for a new swimsuit in a blizzard for your much needed 3-day beach escape. And you realize you forgot to show the love for your kid’s school teacher?


photo credit: Carissa Rogers

Uh Oh?
I need FAST, EASY and let’s face it… CHEAP Valentine’s Ideas. And I need them NOW.

There was a time when I was THAT mom. The one who had time to overdo her son’s Valentine Gifts for classmates.  But several years later and now with MUCH older kids, I’m living one day at a time and I’d like to print a few simple DIY Valentine’s and get on with my packing!



Last Minute DIY Valentine Craft &Recipe Ideas

There are a lot of free digital Valentine printables out there. Google will help you.

Valentine FREE digital Printable cards

Digital Graphics by Kate: My-Mommy-Brain.com. Free Downloads!

(1) Print out a few sheets of these Valentine’s FREE printable cards from my friend Kate’s Blog (LOVE that they are mostly gender neutral). (2) Staple a treat to the back and VOILA, you HAZ Valentine’s under control. Your kid will take longer writing classmate’s names on the card than it took you to print them! Fabulous and oh so easy.


Send a Funny eCard to your Spouse at work, or Print a fun Card and Tuck it under His Pillow!

Quick eCards Predesigned and FREE: Canva.com is coming out with better and better artwork you can use in any way you choose. And there are many Funny eCard options out there: American Greetings, Blue Mountain, Jib Jab, and 123 Greeting.

While you’re deciding on the best eCard here’s a list of inexpensive date ideas. It’s a terrific reminder that Dates don’t have to cost a lot (or take a lot of extra time).


Canva Free Valentine Card Designs

Free Graphic from Canva.com


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photo credit: Carissa Rogers

Last Minute Teen Valentine Treat Ideas for Friends:

Easy Oreo Truffles. Seriously. 3 Ingredients. The end.

Pretzel Hugs. Again. 3 Ingredients. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Your Tweens and Teens can make these on their own for the most part. And if they aren’t excited about the small amount of ‘baking’ you can always wrap a few candy bars with digital graphics.

easy cheap teacher valentine idea

photo credit: Carissa Rogers

And let’s not leave the Teachers Out…

Gift cards are often the best gift. I created several suggestions for Group Gift options if you have time to help organize that sort of thing. But in case you don’t—I’ve got that covered too. (Get it? COVERED?)

Download a free Valentine digital graphic and wrap your teacher’s favorite can of soda. I promise they will be both surprised and grateful!


 Join the #SeizeTheIdea Twitter Party and Share YOUR Best Valentine Ideas!

This Thursday we will be sharing all things VALENTINE’S DAY DIY tips, tricks and hacks! Please join us by RSVPing, you could win an Acer Aspire Switch 11 laptop when you use #SeizeTheIdea and join the Twitter Party! CLICK HERE TO RSVP

TravelingMom and Techlicious are teaming up and over the month of February, we’re hosting three special Twitter chats to give you big ideas with a sweepstakes each week where you can win a laptop!

But that’s not the only way you can win.


Photo provided by Acer.

Acer is also hosting a month-long Seize The Idea contest that ends on February 28th to encourage you to turn your big idea into reality. Entrants could win an Acer Idea Kit that includes the 11-inch Acer Aspire Switch 11 convertible laptop, the 23-inch Acer Aspire AZ3 all-in-one desktop computer and the Acer H6510 Full HD home theater projector. Submissions for the Acer #SeizeTheIdea Contest end February 28th. Valued at over $1,000!

Learn more about the contest and RSVP for the #SeizeTheIdea February 12th party: here.

Tackle your Big Idea and you might win the Acer Idea Kit!