Valentine Fail

by GettingFreedom on February 11, 2010

Some may call me a Valentine’s Day Bah-Humbug.  And really, I’m okay with that.  I think the idea behind Valentine’s Day is okay, but it is so commercialized and overrated.  It makes me crazy.

Plus, the beginning of February is crazy in our house.  This year I went to Blissdom, we had a snow storm that caused the kids to miss even more school {they just went back Thursday}, my daughter’s birthday, the kids’ Valentine Parties at school…

Oh wait, what’s that last part??  Could that be the one thing I forgot all about until Thursday??  The day before??

Indeed it is.  There were Valentine Boxes to be made and Valentine’s to be filled out-all in the middle of my daughter’s birthday.

I’d call that a mommy fail at it’s finest.  Thankfully they were {mostly} all smiles.  Although it was pure craziness and chaos!

We made good use out of tissue paper, coffee cans, heart stickers, and felt.  And the totally awesome boot box from my daughter’s new boots.  It turned into a barn, that you can color with doors that open.  A perfect, and free, Valentine box for my farm-loving 4 year old!

It may have started out as a Valentine Fail, but it ended up a Frugal Valentine Success. ;)

This post is linked to Frugal Friday and Friday Fails.

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Jennifer February 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

We all forget things like this at some point. I’m glad it worked out in the end. Don’t beat yourself up over it. Life gets crazy for everyone sometimes.

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Miriam February 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Yeah, I dunno if/what we’re gonna do this year, we usually don’t celebrate in a huge way…

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mandi @ itscome2this February 12, 2010 at 7:07 am

Funny – my story today is pretty similar. A valentine gift fail turning into a frugal gift:) If smiles are on the end, then it’s all good!!

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Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy February 12, 2010 at 7:29 am

I’m glad it all worked out for you. We never do much either. My eldest loved crafts when he was little now hates them. Yet…when friends are around he loves to draw and create optical illusions on his computer. Hmmm… :)

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Sherry February 12, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh, cool! What a unique box! I bet there will be other kids that will be wanting one. :D

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Jenna @ Newlyweds February 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Creativity wins! Way to go. I just stumbled upon your blog from Lynn’s and am following you via email. I need all the money saving tips possible. Keep up the good work, its an inspiration.

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Michelle @ Momstoppable February 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

nah…I had to run out Thursday afternoon for V-day supplies as well LOL. I think it’s the snow and cold going to my brain!

How’s the baby bump?

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GettingFreedom February 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

So glad I wasn’t alone! We’ve had some crazy cold weather, too–I blame it, as well. :)

Baby bump is growing, that is for sure! Still a healthy pregnancy, which is a first, so I’m stoked!

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Myra February 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Great “fail!” Seriously, we didn’t celebrate V-day at all this year! I felt like such a fuddy-dud, but it seems like a lot of people don’t pay $5 for a card or $40 for flowers. It’s just ridiculous!

Anyway, I’m glad that everything turned out well. Thanks for linking to Friday Fails!

Oh, and I lurve your new blog design! :)

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