Isn’t the social media world so eye opening? I mean geez, the Target Dollar Spot has been RIGHT there every time I walk into the store but until my friend Holly and various instagrammers started pointing out their finds I walked right by the “junk” and obviously missed out on some greatness! Here are a few things I found recently that will add just a little extra love around my house as well as some extra to pass along to friends and family!
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We (insert Carly & I) love leaving little love notes for each other during the month of February. We have had mailboxes for the past several years but the lids were all a real pain. We found these along with some stickers and decided it was time to make a change. Carly had so much fun decorating them. The notes don’t have to be fancy just a little something kind or encouraging or even funny.
I love finding inexpensive ways to send a little treat to a friend or family member to let them know they are on my mind. Here are a few things that jumped out at me.
How cute are these note pads? For $1 I would never feel bad about doodling, making list and tearing out pages, etc. They are cute on their own but I slapped a sticker letter I had at home on one and loved the results. Someone with a J name is going to get a treat!
Christmas is my favorite time of year to run and get the mail mainly because the rest of the year it is full of junk. I am really trying to make an effort to send more snail mail this year just to let someone know they are on my mind, to offer some encouragement or just share a funny. I saw these notecards and thought they would be perfect! Again…for $1 you can’t go wrong.
Initially when I saw these little jars I thought they were cute but didn’t really have a use for them. I followed my friend Holly’s direction and just grabbed them anyway figuring they could always be returned. I also bought some cute little tags and already had some Valentines stickers to decorate the mailboxes. All 3 came together and this idea was born. I really intend to fill with hershey’s kisses or m&m’s and have these handy to give out to someone I see as I go through my day that really looks like they need a little pick me up.
I have a niece and nephew who are 7 and 3 and I love sending them a little love in the mail. We live 2 hours apart but I don’t see them as often as I wish so I definitely feel like a little treat from Aunt Shelly between visits helps keep my memory fresh in their little minds and associated with some happy! I picked up some items from the dollar spot along with these cute little felt baskets and ta-da…perfection. I added a couple of items from the Valentines candy but even those were less than $2.
I plan to to show a little more of my Valentines decorations in a future post but here is a wreath I put together. If you want some super cute decorating inspiration you need to follow @evanssuzanne on instagram. She posted a picture of a wreath she made and I had to copy. The wreath and burlap came from Hobby Lobby but everything else I used came from the Target Dollar Spot. I added the letters from my scrapbook stash. I’m just tickled pink over how it turned out. I’m kicking myself now that I didn’t buy more of the larger flowers as they were all gone when I ran back a few days later. Rule #1…..buy now, return later!
Lastly, I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be fun for Carly’s valentines at school. Of course she was cool with it as long as “we can attach candy right?”. Well of course we can! You can find this idea here.
And then I found these little stamp pads….you guessed it…..at the Target One Spot! We haven’t tried them yet so we will see if they are actually worth a dollar. I’m more optimistic about the ink pads than I am about Carly Jo actually sitting down long enough to make these Valentines Cards. She loves creating but on her terms!
While not from the Target One Spot, I found this post by Our Blog Around the Corner and knew we had to try it. My nine year old made this cute mug in less than 30 minutes. We purchased the Sharpie paint pens at Hobby Lobby and even with the 40% off coupon they were a tad above $10 but they are super easy to work with. I’ve had these mugs forever that I purchased on super clearance somewhere so we needed a fun little project.
While love is something that should be free flowing year round, in February it always seems to make a special appearance. Find someone to pass along a little extra love to. Maybe it’s the custodian that cleans your office, the teller that deposits your money, the checker at the grocery store. Whoever you can find and feel led to touch just do it. I promise you will not regret it!
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