Things I’m Loving Friday {14}

Cute Valentines Cards & Crafts!


Working in elementary schools all day has called for many Valentines and cheery red and pink coloured outfits! I love working in a school board whenever the holidays come around because the kids are always so delighted and happy. It puts me in the best mood! There were many cards given out and crafts going on and will be continuing until the end of the day! One of my favourite cards today was from a student and it’s a clever one!

Since I love this tea I was beyond excited. It was such a sweet gesture.

The Wire

Random Acts of Kindness events

This week (in Canada at least) has been Random Acts of Kindness week. Although we should be trying to do some nice things here and there for others all the time, this week is a good time to get the ball rolling and to spread some more positive vibes around!

Some cute ideas for RAK –> shovel a neighbours driveway, pay for the next person’s order in the drive thru, offering to baby sit or pet sit, calling or visiting a friend you have lost touch with, donate old clothes or toys, volunteer at a shelter, this list goes on and on! You can also check out some more ideas at randomactsofkindness.org 🙂

One thing that my co-workers and I opted to do in the schools was send out some waterbottles with personalized labels and drink crystals to every school staff member! It was a lot of fun to see their smiling faces.

Helly Hanson boots

I indulged and purchased these babies. I am I N L O V E. They are so comfortable, cute and warm. One purchase that I will never regret. I’ve gotten so many compliments on them already and they are so perfect for these harsh winter days in Alberta!

Puppy rescuing

For continuous readers of my blog, you already know that Colt also works as a bi-law officer and animal control is a major piece of his position. With this, there’s a lot of animal rescuing, and this week he got a call of 2 abandoned puppies on the side of the highway!! I was with him when he got this call and was able to go with him and together took them back to the shelter to feed them and give them some play time. It was sooooo fun and it takes everything in me to not want to bring every single animal back home with me!

Eyeliner

I’ve been receiving monthly Ipsy bags – for those who don’t know what these are, they are beauty bags that come to your mail once a  month with 5 beauty samples based on a beauty quiz and preference survey that you fill out. I highly reccommend it to all thebeauty fanatics out there! It’s only a mere $10 and you will always get at least one full size beauty product!! One item that I really liked was this liquid eyeliner.

It’s staying power is awesome and even when I rub my eyes it stays in place! And it goes on so nicely for those who have some trouble applying liquid eyeliner.

Inexpensive Date Ideas

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some of you might be looking to the internet for some creative gifts and date ideas. One of my favourites happens to be giving your loved one a Date Jar.

You can fill it with so many cute personalized dates that fit your interests! I can’t even tell you how many times Colt and I have been at home on a weekend or after work and said to ourselves “What should we do? We’re bored!”

And with a date jar, there’s no negotiations or hassles in trying to figure out who decides what!

With this you may need some inexpensive date ideas as well… It helps when you don’t necessarily need to head out and spend a fortune on dinner! So let me offer to you some suggestions.

Happy Dating!

12 inexpensive date ideas

1. Have a theme night based around a specific country! It could be Brazil, France, Australia, Portugal, anywhere in the world and plan your dinner and dessert recipes according  to the country! Even play some music from the country while cooking and eating your creations.

2. With a $15 – $20 budget, split up for two hours and pick up fun little things you think the other person would love, like their favorite cupcake from a local cupcake shop, a new pair of boxers, etc. Exchange the goodie bags at the end of two hours!

3. Have a “game night” at home with just the two of you. Great games for two people include Scrabble, mancala and tons of card games.

4. There’s nothing ever wrong with a Netflex night, featuring popcorn and your favourite snacks!

5. Find a new trail to hike together – make sure to pack some snacks or even pick up lunch from a local shop beforehand!

6. Enjoy a fire together outside, including wine, and various campfire food – my favourite is obviously s’mores, but there’s also, spider weineys!

7. Build an indoor sheet fort together. This is soo fun and costs nothin’! It will bring you back to the good ol’ days of childhood. You could even share scary stories under there!

8. Have a vacation planning night. This is great because it gives you something to look forward to in the future, even if the funds for it might not be there right now.

9. Have a wine and cheese party! This is a favourite of mine because I am a huge fan of wine. Include various cheeses and some other creative appetizers you might not otherwise think to try!

10. Have an “ice cream for dinner” night! Either buy your favorite kind of ice cream at the grocery store (plus tons of toppings!) or visit a local hot spot.

11. Go to your local animal shelter or animal rescue committee and volunteer to help out with the animals together. This is a great one for those animal loving couples! And it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

12. Catch the sunrise (or sunset)! Even include a little picnic if weather permits.