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Valentine’s Day Gift of Time Together

The gift of date nights out -- a DIY Valentine's Day book that gives the gift of time

You would think that having a blog would make me prepare for holidays in advance, but apparently that isn’t the case. I just finished George’s Valentine’s Day present, and I figured I would share it with you, in case you need a last minute idea.

The gift of date nights out -- a DIY Valentine's Day book that gives the gift of time

Since we’re just past Christmas, and George has a birthday coming up, I shied away from buying another physical item. We have too much stuff already, and I really just want to spend more time together doing fun things. We love to go out to eat, but it can become expensive very quickly (which is not so great for our budget!). I decided that for this Valentine’s Day I would give the gift of time together in the form of date nights out at restaurants.

[Eye] Glasses Valentine

DIY eye glasses Valentine -- You are spectacular

DIY eye glasses Valentine -- You are spectacular

I love Valentine’s Day for the totally dorky, but amazing puns that you’re able to make. Silly word plays are perfect for sweet Valentine’s messages, which is why I was psyched to make a glasses-themed Valentine this year.

Wooden glasses pieces from Michaels Crafts

I have these really neat wooden pieces in the shape of nerd glasses that I bought almost a year ago and still haven’t used (whoops). I decided to use the 3D glasses shape in a card.

I Love You Every Day Book

I love you every day -- A DIY book

Today’s project was actually something that I made a couple years ago, but I think I was afraid to share it because it is super-lovey, bordering on the creepy territory. Regardless, it’s a great handmade gift for Valentine’s Day, and I’ll stand by my work.

I love you every day -- A DIY book

This DIY book is a simple, but impactful, way to show that your love is there every single day.

Basically, I just wrote out “I love you” for every single day of the year.

Love book -- DIY project for your boyfriend or husband

Wrapped Storage Boxes

Wrapped storage boxes -- a simple DIY with added metal bookplate

Wrapped storage boxes -- a simple DIY with added metal bookplate

I have been on a huge organization kick recently. I have so much stuff, especially when it comes to crafting supplies, and not everything has a clear home. That, of course, leads to a mess and to frustration when I can’t find what I’m looking for. Especially with a new shared home office in the works, I’ve been planning new storage and starting to organize things. I was all set to buy some of those cute white boxes for some of my greeting card and stationary pieces when I realized I could make storage boxes myself and save some money.

DIY Travel Ornament in Embroidery Hoop

DIY Travel country ornament

DIY Travel country ornament

I love to travel, but it can get expensive and excessive to buy souvenirs. Instead, we prefer to collect photos and memories of our vacations. During one of our first mini trips together, we bought a Christmas ornament, and we’ve made it a tradition to buy ornaments that will help us remember each destination. In 2014 we visited both Italy and Mexico (!), but we didn’t buy any ornaments while away. Instead, I’ve opted to make my own embroidery hoop ornament to remember our honeymoon trip to Italy.

Materials for sewing an embroidety hoop ornament