How K.I.S.S. Gifts Are Perfect For Valentines Day!


Maybe I’m just old, but whenever I think of Valentines Day I get transported back in time to my early years of school.

I couldn’t wait to decorate my Valentine’s Day shoe box, and cut that slit on top, so my friends could put their cards & hopefully candy into it.

It was such a simple time, and that’s why today I think KISS gifts, (keep it simple silly) are perfect for Valentines Day.

Here are some gift ideas below that are not only cheap, but cute.

Valentines Day Cards

You have to start with the Valentines Day cards.  I went two places to get mine.

Check out the retro cards I got on Amazon:

Hallmark Mini Valentines Day Cards

And the The Dollar Tree for only a buck!  (Got to love that)!

Also, here’s a little DIY post from The Dollar Tree, it’s from 2019, but you get the idea.  Just mix and match, and if it’s not in store you can always buy online!


Affordable Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

An Ebay Valentines! 

I am a huge eBay shopper, and right now they have a 15% of select Valentines Day gift with code: VDAY15OFF

There is entirely too much to list, but I think heart shaped themed kitchen, home, fashion or jewelry would do just fine.  I’m loving the Crocs above!

Tech Me Love

135 Piece Household Tool Kit Pink 

If you have a DIYer to love on, the perfect gift to me is tools!  (My hubby doesn’t want me touching his tools, because I don’t put them back.  Ooops!

Heck, here’s an entire page of pink tools if you’re interested!

Also, see those cute red ear bud beats in that Walmart ad?  LOVE

Finally, I just have to mention Amazon Explore, one more time!

If you love jewelry, then check out this

Live Shopping at Swarovski Instant Wonder New York

30% off until 02/05/2022.


I bought this Travel through Tokyo on a Traditional Rickshaw for Valentines Day for my hubby and I.  I am so excited to experience this live with my guy, might even get some sushi!

These are just a few simple heart day gifts to try, and no matter what, I hope you get to experience this day with your family and friends.  Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate all of your love.


Here’s another post if your interested:

Valentines Day Gifts That People Don’t Want!

Cheap, Cute, Halloween Costumes


I’ve been on the search for some cute, cheap, Halloween costumes this year. 

I have had so many other costly projects lined up this past year, that I’ve put myself on a holiday spending budget.  


So below are some ideas that I think are really fun, and all you need to do is add a little make up and accessories!  


Poncho Costumes


Who remembers wearing a poncho as a kid?  I know I’m sharing my age right now, but thank goodness they’re back.  


Spider Poncho


Scarecrow Poncho



Costume T-Shirt



As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, sometimes these costumes are really itchy and uncomfortable. 


 So, a costume T-shirt with simple added accessories is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday but be comfy.  This Mini Mouse set is available at Walmart!  




Costume Kits




I love when my hubby dresses up for Halloween with me, but he likes to keep his costumes simple.  So costume kits, like the Hippie one above is a great idea.  There are a ton of varieties on Amazon.


Work Wear Cardigans, Dresses, And Tunics


Yes….I do dress up at work, and boy have we come along way with choices.  Check out some cool Halloween work wear ideas that are super duper cheap!



LOVE me a cardigan!  Covers my butt, and looks cute with jeans or leggings.


Or you could get a Halloween Tunic, like this one available at RoseGal.





And finally, how about a Halloween dress.  I especially like the vintage style dresses like these below:









These are just a few Halloween costume ideas that are budget friendly.

I would also invite you to check out my SPOOKTACULAR page on Amazon for more decor, party, and costume ideas for everyone.










Top Ten Valentines Day Gifts For Under $10



Valentines Day is almost here, and if your in the mood to share a little love with that special someone but short on cash, here’s 10 gifts under $10.



Sips by Tea Discovery







For all tea lovers, here’s a cute curated tea discover subscription box for $7.50 for first time customers.
You can cancel at any time.



Hallmark Valentines Day Pop Up Card








There’s something special about getting a card that was picked out just for me.
I love these various Hallmark pop card’s for Valentines Day.   



Heart Shape Window Pendant Crystal Suncatcher







If you have a outdoorsy, artsy fartsy kind of love, this is so sweet!
Crystals and light go hand in hand.



Couples Keychain Valentines Gift






There are other styles to choose from, but I kind of like the puzzle piece. 



Valentine’s Day Dachshund Decorative Pillow







I just recently lost my Doxie after 16 years, and this pillow is just precious.
The vintage feel and message is perfect for anyone. 





Heart Face Masks





I work in the healthcare industry, and masks are just a way of life right now.  Might as well be cute while I’m at it.




The Dollar Tree




The Dollar Tree is not only affordable, but a crafters dream.
You can make a Valentines Day basket easily for under $10.
If you don’t see what you want in store or need a larger quantity, buy online.


Heart Be Mine Teddy Bear Pendant Necklace





This little Teddy bear necklace is so cute, and just above $10 but worth sharing.
It’s perfect for anyone who loves bears & bling, like me!  🙂


2 Packs Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace



Perfect gift for those who love essential oils. You just add 3 to 4 drops of your favorite scent and away you go!




Dream Loom Wooden Music Box





This little hand cranked wooden music box, let’s your loved one know, that they are the sunshine in your life.
They have other versions, and songs, but the loving message is still the same.


Well that’s my Top Ten V-Day gifts under $10 bucks.
I hope that some of these gift ideas might give you some inspiration, but more importantly I hope that you get to spend the day with the one you love.

Hugs & Kisses xoxoxoxo

Time To Reflect About My Past Time Christmas Memories


What a crazy year we have had, and I don’t know about you, but getting into the Christmas spirit has been hard.

The only joy I seem to find, is reflecting on my past time Christmas memories with my family.

So, I thought I would share what I remember most, and hopefully help you reminiscence about all those great memories and traditions of your own.


Cooking with my Grams

Top 3 cookies were:

Candy Cane Cookies

Snowball Cookies shaped into crescent moons.

Christmas Butter Cookie Cutouts

All of these recipes are from the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, I have her original book below with all of her beautiful scribbles.  (Perfect gift by the way)


And home made Pierogies with potatoes, onions, and cream cheese.  What a mess it was, but Lordy, Lordy, oh so good.

Here’s an authentic recipe from the Polinist, and check out her other Polish dishes, which reminds me of my Grams.

Potato and Cheese Pierogi “Ruskie”



Out Door Decor


You knew that Christmas had begun when my Grams put up the big, lighted Santa face on the outside of her home.  Check out this one below.



She also lined her kitchen window bright, beautiful, colored Christmas bulbs, like the ones below!



The Gaudy, Beautiful, Christmas Tree


For goodness sakes, back then you had a big Christmas tree, with big lights, regular ball ornaments, candy canes, garland or tinsel.

It wasn’t a designer tree, because it was meant for the family of all ages to put up together.

It didn’t have to be perfect and that’s what made it beautiful.

Here’s my tree from 2002, I’m still trying to figure out why I put the tree up on that side of the room.  LOL





The Plaid Christmas Pant Suit


I wish that I had a picture of my Gram’s polyester plaid Christmas pant suit.

As I grew older I realized how ugly that pant suit was, but I would trade anything to have it now.

I’m almost tempted to wear this Christmas plaid dress just to tribute to the polyester suit.  LOL



The Big Present

Of all the presents, the BIG ONE was this

1975 Ideal Baby Dreams Velvet Skin Doll.

Believe it or not, but my mom still has this doll wrapped up somewhere in her house.

Here’s one I found on eBay, the price is crazy, buy hey that velvet face was so cool, and she’s still perfect.



I hope that you could relate to some of these family traditions.

I was born in the late 60’s, and of course times have changed, but creating family memories are more important than ever.

I hope you all have a safe and Happy holiday season, and thank you for stopping by.



KISS Gift Guides For Everyone On Your List

I love to find the perfect gift for everyone on my list.


I use the KISS method: KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY, by shopping though suggested gift guides.


My faves are below, and remember to look for coupons, cash back, and free shipping offers at places like:






Top Cash Back




Be Frugal





Ya’ll know I love me some Amazon, and here’s some super gift guides that they have already curated!

Beauty Gift Guides


Fashion Gift Guides


Electronic Gift Guides


And…don’t forget to visit my Christmas Crazed Fanatics Unite page!





Walmart has done a super job on helping all of us find the perfect gift.


The two pages I would start at are:


Gift Guide List


Gift Finder For All Occasions


The gift finder list allows you to break down age groups, unique gifts, pets, and so forth.


It’s a place that should be book marked for all occasions.






eBay’s Seasonal Sales Events Page


I personally buy from eBay all the time.


It’s a great way to gage prices, and yes they compete well with Amazon and Walmart.


Don’t be afraid to by refurbished electronics either!  eBay’s money back guarantee is awesome, and I have made


friends with many of the ebay sellers.  (They are real people by the way)  🙂


Just pay attention to their reviews, and ask questions.


I have bought Mac products, kitchen appliances, pools, and hard to find vintage items.




The Dollar Tree



The Dollar Tree is a fantastic place to find DIY crafty ideas for cheap!


Times are tough for many this year, and we all could use a little help with our Christmas budgets!


I encourage you to go the main page and click on the different tabs to get inspired!


They have gift basket ideas, DIY crafty gifts, and wonderful care packages for the loved ones who life far away.


Also, if you don’t want to go into the store, (which I admit can get a little crowded), you can have your items shipped


to your home!




The above stores are just some of my favorite places to find gift lists.


Many of us just don’t have extra time to spend looking, and the simplicity and ease of buying online works for many.


I hope that all of you have a wonderful, safe, holiday season, and I am blessed to have you stop by.

Now Ho! Ho! Ho and a shopping we will go!

Light It Up For The Holidays

If you’re a decorating, seasonal, holiday diva like me, then every year you look forward to creating a be-dazzled scenery for all the world to enjoy.

But, let’s face it, all that magic can get really expensive, so I like to light it up with these seasonal, budget friendly tips below.



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1. Fairy Lights


If you haven’t discovered the magic of fairy lights, your really missing out.

I have one plugged in year round, like the picture above, and below is the light strand that I bought on Amazon for $10.

Super Saving Tip:  You can get micro LED battery operated light sets and add them to a mason jar, wine bottle, or any vintage glassware.

It’s a great way to decorate and personalize any themed celebration.



2. Lighted Canvas Prints


I purchased this LED musical snowman at my local craft store, and it brought some elegance to my Christmas theme, in fact I love it so much, I left it up all through the entire winter season.

I also like how you don’t need to plug it in, and this allows you to literally place it anywhere in your home.

You can find some great pictures and prices on Amazon, e-Bay, or Led Holiday Canvas Wall Art –




3. Holiday Light Projectors


Star Shower Slide Show


I’m 49 years old, and I’m over hanging outdoor Christmas lights!  I don’t like putting them up or taking them down, so the newer holiday projector lights have become my best friend, and here’s why:

● With the switch of a button, you can change your holiday season.  Halloween, Christmas, or other celebrations.
● You just stick it in the ground and point it where you want it to shine.
● It has an on and off timer, so you don’t have to worry about turning it off.
● It’s cheaper in the long run, and I don’t have to replace light bulbs.

Of course, you can also make it really, really, easy and get some really fun inflatable lawn ornament, such as this Christmas Doxie.

These are just a few inexpensive ways that I use to add some fun seasonal decor, and I would love to know what all of you do.

So, leave a comment or link below so that I can all of your bright ideas.

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