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Feb 15, 2018

A Valentine’s Menu That Only Tastes Like a Million Bucks

With Valentine’s Day arriving midweek this year, you might have a special dinner date set for Friday or Saturday night — and if you’re on a budget, you may be doing the cooking yourself! The ol’ surf-and-turf is a favorite romantic repast, but your options are limited only by your time and creativity. The Kitchn […]
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Feb 14, 2018

Crafty Valentines for People and Pets

Nothing says love like a handmade gift, so why not craft your Valentine’s Day cards and gifts? Homemaker extraordinaire Martha Stewart has 37 suggestions for handmade gifts that will help you show your love, including felt coffee-cup sleeves, zip-tie garlands, heart-shaped potholders and even a Valentine’s fortune wheel. Spending the holiday with your pets? Make […]
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Feb 13, 2018

Conquer Valentine’s Day Gift Anxiety Cheaply

Not everyone is great at shopping or expressing their feelings, making Valentine’s Day an anxiety-ridden event. Men wondering how to observe it should consult their partner’s parents and friends for suggestions, ThriftyFun says. Still stuck? Those with kids can give their partners the gift of a few hours of “me” time, entirely alone. Massages — […]
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Feb 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day Without the Diamonds

Early on in a relationship, many people expect extravagant dinners and diamonds on Valentine’s Day. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to show you care, says Cherie Lowe, author of Slaying the Debt Dragon. “Don’t be cheap with your love. Instead, find ways to display just how much you care by making your […]
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Feb 1, 2018

Score Big With DIY Super Bowl Party Decorations

Planning a Super Bowl party is relatively simple: All you need are snacks, beverages and a TV. But you can really score with guests if you take your decorating to the next level with simple do-it-yourself projects such as AstroTurf table coverings and pennants. Or you can download a range of printable decorations and accessories […]
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