Love Is In The Air

I’m all about downsizing these days … simplifying … spending less.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to consider some alternatives to the commercial products so widely available.  So in today’s blog I want to share some inexpensive and creative ideas that will not only emphasize your feelings of love but also showcase your talents.   If you haven’t visited, then you’re in for a treat!


Cards are very traditional but why not bypass Hallmark this year for something that’s more unique?  Can’t you hear it right now, “Ah, honey, this is so sweet!”

Pop up Valentine's Card

Post It Note Valentine's Pop Up Card

Surprise, surprise!  Who would have thunk that you could easily and quickly create a Pop Up Valentine’s card using nothing more than a couple of post-it notes and scissors?

Bright red origami heart

Origami Heart

Or for those who would like to try their hand at origami, here’s a very impressive heart shape that can be dual purpose — card and bookmark.  With step-by-step instructions, you’ll be a pro in no time!


Next to cards, flowers take a close second.   Resist a quick stop at the florist, and prepare to swoop your love off her feet with one of these arrangements.

Rolls of colored duct tape and a bouquet of duct tape roses

Duct Tape Roses

And what man could resist this project – Duct Tape Roses??  Get out that duct tape and begin!

Apparently 2% of the male population, are dumbfounded by the macho “with-duct-tape-I-can-conquer-the-world”approach to life.  For those of you, who may fall into this category, I give you an alternative:

Bouquet of edible fruits resembling flowers

Edible Fruit Bouquet

Very impressive, indeed!  And if your special someone is watching their diet, the Edible Fruit Bouquet is just the ticket!


But for many, Valentine’s Day would not be complete with out chocolate or, at least, a special desert.

Plate with a chocolate torilla ice cream enchilada, with fresh whole strawberries on the side

Chocolate Tortilla Ice Cream Enchilada

Now this is an Enchilada guaranteed to please your chocolate lover!


Plate full of individual bon bons in paper cup holders

Ice Cream Bon Bons

And certainly homemade ice cream bon bons would be impressive!

(Delightfully simple!)


plate of pancakes with heart outline in the middle

Sweet Heart Pancakes

Pancakes for your sweetie!


Three versions of Cuppa Cake

Quick & Chewy Cuppa Cakes

No excuses!  Even those of you with little time and skill can make these microwave Cuppa Cakes.

This year give a “gift from the heart.”


About dbdaze

Currently spending much of my time contemplating the remainder of my life ... realizing the importance of dreams that are fulfilled, support of those closest to you, and the value in downsizing and living with less.
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2 Responses to Love Is In The Air

  1. harley1963 says:

    nice! You are so very creative! I can’t do ANY of that stuff…

    • dbdaze says:

      Oh no! You’re wrong — all of these came from one of my fav sites — The instructions are clear and easy to follow, so don’t be afraid to try. I’m always so beyond happy when I create something!!

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