While we’re waiting for those consistently warmer days ahead, the weather loves to play fickle! One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, the next day we’re shoveling snow. The unpredictability of the weather can make it difficult to switch your seasonal wardrobe, so we’ve come up with some outfit ideas that can take you from winter to spring with ease. See our winter to spring style inspiration below.

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This ice blue shade is all the rage this season, so wear it from winter to spring and get the most out of this trendy piece. In winter, style it with faux leather pants, ankle boots, and a faux fur vest. In spring, pair it with jeans, white sneakers, and a pretty pearl headband.

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This feminine floral skirt is a great piece no matter what the weather is. When it’s cold, wear it with a cozy sweater, warm socks, and knee-high boots. When the weather gets nicer, style it with a button down, lacy bralette, and sweet sweater-style mules.

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Take your LBD (long black dress) through all the seasons! In winter, pair it with a velvet blazer, velvet mules with jewel accents, and a jeweled belt. In spring, have fun with florals by adding these girly sneakers, a pink jean jacket, and a silky headscarf.

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Tweed is super chic right now, and this style is perfect for transitioning from bleak chilly days to breezy mild ones. Wear it with a turtleneck bodysuit, bootcut jeans, and tweed slingback pumps in winter; and with a satin cami, midi slip skirt, and nude slingback pumps in spring.

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Valentine’s Day is a week away and if you haven’t grabbed your gifts yet, now is the time to do so! These gift ideas from Amazon are sweet for your sweetheart, and they should all arrive in time for the big day. See our Amazon Valentine’s Day gift ideas below.

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For your adult valentine, gift them a sweet treat, a fun activity, a practical everyday gift, or a sentimental keepsake.

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For your kiddo valentine, gift them a cute cozy pal, an adorable book, or a little bit of exciting entertainment!!

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Valentine’s Day is a week away and if you haven’t grabbed your gifts yet, now is the time to do so! These gift ideas from Amazon are sweet for your sweetheart, and they should all arrive in time for the big day. See our Amazon Valentine’s Day gift ideas below.

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Valentine’s Day is a week away and if you haven’t grabbed your gifts yet, now is the time to do so! These gift ideas from Amazon are sweet for your sweetheart, and they should all arrive in time for the big day. See our Amazon Valentine’s Day gift ideas below.

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For your adult valentine, gift them a sweet treat, a fun activity, a practical everyday gift, or a sentimental keepsake.

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Valentine’s Day is quickly making its way upon on, and while we love love, this can also be a difficult day for some. Maybe you’re going through a tough time, maybe you’re single but wishing you were in a loving partnership, or maybe you just haven’t had enough time to celebrate YOU. Whatever your status, this is a great opportunity to take step back and practice a little self-love. See our ideas below.

Take a Bath

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Is there anything that embodies self-care more than taking a luxurious bubble bath? Candles lit, glass of wine (or tea) in hand, bubbles flowing over the sides of the tub, your favorite music playing softly in the background. Maybe you want to grab your bath caddy and read a book or have a snack, or maybe you just want to close your eyes and concentrate on the feeling of the warm water on your skin. If you have a bathtub and you can take even 20 minutes to relax in the steam and soapy suds (bonus points if you’re able to do a face mask), do it. You will feel instantly more relaxed.

Read a Book or Binge a Show

food and drink on a tray and a laptop on a couch

Whether you like to get lost in a good book or binge watch a juicy show, allow yourself an hour away from your endless to-do list to give your brain a break and consume some mainstream entertainment….that’s what it’s there for, after all! Grab your couch cup holder tray, snuggle up in your favorite blanket, and give yourself the opportunity to just veg.

Meditate

meditating with candles and incense

Ah, meditation. Science tells us how important it is to practice mindfulness, but it’s one of those things that’s easier said than done. Sometimes sitting in stillness, even if it’s just for a minute, can feel impossibly difficult. You don’t need to whip out your meditation cushion and sit in silence for hours on end though. You can meditate in so many different ways: concentrating on the dishes you’re washing after dinner, feeling your footsteps on the ground and listening to the sounds of nature when you walk, being fully present in the shower in the morning. Meditation is about living in the moment. Take that philosophy and find a way to make it yours.

Move Your Body

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Move and groove, baby! Another science-backed activity, exercise is super important and getting the blood flowing can do wonders for your body. It doesn’t have to be a long workout in a gym, and you don’t need any fancy equipment. Maybe you have an old jump rope or set of weights laying around. Maybe you do a few jumping jacks or squats in your kitchen or stretch out on your exercise mat. Maybe you walk to get your cup of coffee in the morning instead of driving. However you can incorporate a little extra movement into your day, it’s a great way to release endorphins and boost your mood!

Enjoy a Hobby You Love

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The great thing about having a hobby is, you don’t have to be good at it! That’s the whole point! You aren’t getting paid to do it perfectly, you don’t have to put your work on display in front of hundreds of people. You can do your hobby quietly and humbly and do it because you love it…not for any other reason. Whether you like to crochet, or paint, or garden, or make jewelry, or build with LEGOs, find a way to create. Bringing things to life is one of the most fulfilling activities you can do.

Use Affirmations/Practice Gratitude

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It may sound a little woo-woo, but seriously, speaking sweetly to yourself sets the tone for how you allow everyone else speak to you. We needs to be kind to ourselves, and affirmations are a great way to practice that. Perhaps you pick one that resonates and repeat it daily, or maybe you switch it up depending on your mood. It can be as short and simple as “I am worthy” or as complex as “I have all of the tools I need within me to handle the day ahead of me. I am capable and strong.” Find something that speaks to you and say it until you believe it. If you’re having trouble thinking of something, grab an affirmation deck (this uplifting one and this empowering one are great choices) and pull a daily card! Another way to manifest beauty in your life is by practicing gratitude. Being thankful for what you already have helps to cultivate more of that. Every day write down at least three things you’re grateful for. They can be big or small (I am grateful for this cup of coffee, I am grateful for the health of my family, I am grateful for new opportunities to learn and grow), but think of some things you appreciate and write them down every day. Then you can look back when you’re feeling a little down and remember all the things you are blessed with.

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Valentine’s Day is quickly making its way upon on, and while we love love, this can also be a difficult day for some. Maybe you’re going through a tough time, maybe you’re single but wishing you were in a loving partnership, or maybe you just haven’t had enough time to celebrate YOU. Whatever your status, this is a great opportunity to take step back and practice a little self-love. See our ideas below.

Take a Bath

a romantic setting in the bathroom
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Is there anything that embodies self-care more than taking a luxurious bubble bath? Candles lit, glass of wine (or tea) in hand, bubbles flowing over the sides of the tub, your favorite music playing softly in the background. Maybe you want to grab your bath caddy and read a book or have a snack, or maybe you just want to close your eyes and concentrate on the feeling of the warm water on your skin. If you have a bathtub and you can take even 20 minutes to relax in the steam and soapy suds (bonus points if you’re able to do a face mask), do it. You will feel instantly more relaxed.

Read a Book or Binge a Show

food and drink on a tray and a laptop on a couch

Whether you like to get lost in a good book or binge watch a juicy show, allow yourself an hour away from your endless to-do list to give your brain a break and consume some mainstream entertainment….that’s what it’s there for, after all! Grab your couch cup holder tray, snuggle up in your favorite blanket, and give yourself the opportunity to just veg.

Meditate

meditating with candles and incense

Ah, meditation. Science tells us how important it is to practice mindfulness, but it’s one of those things that’s easier said than done. Sometimes sitting in stillness, even if it’s just for a minute, can feel impossibly difficult. You don’t need to whip out your meditation cushion and sit in silence for hours on end though. You can meditate in so many different ways: concentrating on the dishes you’re washing after dinner, feeling your footsteps on the ground and listening to the sounds of nature when you walk, being fully present in the shower in the morning. Meditation is about living in the moment. Take that philosophy and find a way to make it yours.

Move Your Body

crop sportswoman with fitness mat

Move and groove, baby! Another science-backed activity, exercise is super important and getting the blood flowing can do wonders for your body. It doesn’t have to be a long workout in a gym, and you don’t need any fancy equipment. Maybe you have an old jump rope or set of weights laying around. Maybe you do a few jumping jacks or squats in your kitchen or stretch out on your exercise mat. Maybe you walk to get your cup of coffee in the morning instead of driving. However you can incorporate a little extra movement into your day, it’s a great way to release endorphins and boost your mood!

Enjoy a Hobby You Love

three white twines on oval wicker basket

The great thing about having a hobby is, you don’t have to be good at it! That’s the whole point! You aren’t getting paid to do it perfectly, you don’t have to put your work on display in front of hundreds of people. You can do your hobby quietly and humbly and do it because you love it…not for any other reason. Whether you like to crochet, or paint, or garden, or make jewelry, or build with LEGOs, find a way to create. Bringing things to life is one of the most fulfilling activities you can do.

Use Affirmations/Practice Gratitude

photo of cup beside books

It may sound a little woo-woo, but seriously, speaking sweetly to yourself sets the tone for how you allow everyone else speak to you. We needs to be kind to ourselves, and affirmations are a great way to practice that. Perhaps you pick one that resonates and repeat it daily, or maybe you switch it up depending on your mood. It can be as short and simple as “I am worthy” or as complex as “I have all of the tools I need within me to handle the day ahead of me. I am capable and strong.” Find something that speaks to you and say it until you believe it. If you’re having trouble thinking of something, grab an affirmation deck (this uplifting one and this empowering one are great choices) and pull a daily card! Another way to manifest beauty in your life is by practicing gratitude. Being thankful for what you already have helps to cultivate more of that. Every day write down at least three things you’re grateful for. They can be big or small (I am grateful for this cup of coffee, I am grateful for the health of my family, I am grateful for new opportunities to learn and grow), but think of some things you appreciate and write them down every day. Then you can look back when you’re feeling a little down and remember all the things you are blessed with.

The big game day is almost here! Super Bowl Sunday is the epitome of sports celebrations, and we’ll take any excuse to have a party. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl soirée, there are a few essentials you need to prepare: 1) an adorable, football-themed outfit 2) game day decor and 3) some delicious snacks to devour. See our Super Bowl essentials below.

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Get your game day gear! If you don’t want to rock a team jersey, you can still show your spirit in a chic way. These adorable tops and accessories look great with jeans, a skirt, leggings, or sweats, so you can tailor your outfit for any occasion!

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Bring the football fun beyond the game with this themed decor! From wall hangings to table accessories, these essentials are sure to score at your Super Bowl party and elevate your game day experience.

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BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

This buffalo chicken dip is our absolute favorite!! It’s creamy and delicious and hits the spot every time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Shredded cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Cream cheese
  • Mild wing sauce

Directions:

  • Cook chicken in slow cooker with chicken broth (I use about a cup and a half or until chicken is covered) until fully cooked – shredding chicken as it cooks.
  • Once chicken is cooked – pour a bottle of wing sauce over chicken and let it marinate overnight. 
  • Preheat oven at 350° (take chicken and cream cheese out of fridge and let sit to room temperature)
  • Evenly spread cream cheese on bottom of oven safe casserole dish, top with buffalo chicken, then full package of shredded cheese (we love cheese), and full bottle of ranch dressing. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  • Enjoy with your favorite chips or veggies!

HONEY BBQ MEATBALLS

These little meatballs are a little sweet, a little tangy, and a whole lotta yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen meatballs
  • Honey BBQ sauce

Directions:

  • Bake meatballs at 350° for about 20 minutes or microwave for 2 minutes (about 12 meatballs) 
  • Cover meatballs with BBQ sauce and serve

*For a heartier snack, add meatballs to rolls topped with provolone cheese!!

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP WITH PAPRIKA PITA CHIPS

This spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips is *chef’s kiss* – even the picky eaters will love!

Ingredients:

*double the recipe if you’re feeding a big crowd

  • (1) 10oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
  • 6 pieces of bacon (crumbled once cooked)
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic 
  • (1) 14oz can of artichoke hearts
  • 16oz container of light dairy sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 Bag of pita bread 
  • Paprika (or smoked paprika) 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven at 350° – cut pita bread into triangles and set on foil lined baking tray – spray with pam spray and season with paprika. Cook for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Cook bacon (I used 6 slices) and set aside to cool (reserve 1 tbsp of bacon grease) add garlic and sauté until browned, add spinach, artichokes to pan until warm. Then add sour cream, Mayo, and pepper until warm throughout. Crumble bacon into small pieces and fold into spinach mix. 
  • Serve with baked pita chips and enjoy!!
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The big game day is almost here! Super Bowl Sunday is the epitome of sports celebrations, and we’ll take any excuse to have a party. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl soirée, there are a few essentials you need to prepare: 1) an adorable, football-themed outfit 2) game day decor and 3) some delicious snacks to devour. See our Super Bowl essentials below.

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Get your game day gear! If you don’t want to rock a team jersey, you can still show your spirit in a chic way. These adorable tops and accessories look great with jeans, a skirt, leggings, or sweats, so you can tailor your outfit for any occasion!

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Bring the football fun beyond the game with this themed decor! From wall hangings to table accessories, these essentials are sure to score at your Super Bowl party and elevate your game day experience.

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BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

This buffalo chicken dip is our absolute favorite!! It’s creamy and delicious and hits the spot every time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Shredded cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Cream cheese
  • Mild wing sauce

Directions:

  • Cook chicken in slow cooker with chicken broth (I use about a cup and a half or until chicken is covered) until fully cooked – shredding chicken as it cooks.
  • Once chicken is cooked – pour a bottle of wing sauce over chicken and let it marinate overnight. 
  • Preheat oven at 350° (take chicken and cream cheese out of fridge and let sit to room temperature)
  • Evenly spread cream cheese on bottom of oven safe casserole dish, top with buffalo chicken, then full package of shredded cheese (we love cheese), and full bottle of ranch dressing. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  • Enjoy with your favorite chips or veggies!

HONEY BBQ MEATBALLS

These little meatballs are a little sweet, a little tangy, and a whole lotta yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen meatballs
  • Honey BBQ sauce

Directions:

  • Bake meatballs at 350° for about 20 minutes or microwave for 2 minutes (about 12 meatballs) 
  • Cover meatballs with BBQ sauce and serve

*For a heartier snack, add meatballs to rolls topped with provolone cheese!!

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP WITH PAPRIKA PITA CHIPS

This spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips is *chef’s kiss* – even the picky eaters will love!

Ingredients:

*double the recipe if you’re feeding a big crowd

  • (1) 10oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
  • 6 pieces of bacon (crumbled once cooked)
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic 
  • (1) 14oz can of artichoke hearts
  • 16oz container of light dairy sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 Bag of pita bread 
  • Paprika (or smoked paprika) 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven at 350° – cut pita bread into triangles and set on foil lined baking tray – spray with pam spray and season with paprika. Cook for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Cook bacon (I used 6 slices) and set aside to cool (reserve 1 tbsp of bacon grease) add garlic and sauté until browned, add spinach, artichokes to pan until warm. Then add sour cream, Mayo, and pepper until warm throughout. Crumble bacon into small pieces and fold into spinach mix. 
  • Serve with baked pita chips and enjoy!!

Ah, the days of classroom valentines and swapping sweet sentiments with your pals (and crushes!). Sharing love-filled cards and gifts in the classroom is a fun way for kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and who doesn’t like getting a Valentine’s Day card?! These goody bag ideas are filled with yummy treats and charming trinkets, and they make for great gifts in the classroom! See our Valentine’s Day goody bag inspiration below.

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If you’ve got a little one that you’re making classroom valentines for (Kristy did these for a class of kids ages 4-5), these snacks are a great idea! Grab these bags and fill them with crispy veggie hearts, sweetheart popcorn, organic lollipops, chocolate Cheerios, and Smarties heart candies.

These sports-themed valentines will score big with your little athlete! With a baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and tennis variation (with accompanying stress ball), these cards will be a hit for the whole classroom.

These dinosaur valentines are DINO-mite!! They come with dinosaur crayons and the back of the card has a fun dino picture for the kids to color!

How cute are these crazy straw valentines?? Sip on something sweet with these silly drink cards.

For an older group of kids (Kristy did these for kids ages 7 and 8), these giant lollipops filled with goodies are adorable! You can even add your own treats, like Nerds gummy clusters or organic lollipops.

You can also make boxes of goodies, filled with delicious snacks like mini chocolate chip cookies, red and pink swirled lollipops, and Valentine’s Day gummy bears! These watercolor paintbrush valentine cards also make a great addition.

Calling all LEGO lovers!! These building block valentines will have your littles filling hearts, not breaking them!

Diamond painting kits are all the rage, so why not give them out for Valentine’s Day?! These creative cards will bring a little sparkle to any classroom.

Ah, the days of classroom valentines and swapping sweet sentiments with your pals (and crushes!). Sharing love-filled cards and gifts in the classroom is a fun way for kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and who doesn’t like getting a Valentine’s Day card?! These goody bag ideas are filled with yummy treats and charming trinkets, and they make for great gifts in the classroom! See our Valentine’s Day goody bag inspiration below.

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If you’ve got a little one that you’re making classroom valentines for (Kristy did these for a class of kids ages 4-5), these snacks are a great idea! Grab these bags and fill them with crispy veggie hearts, sweetheart popcorn, organic lollipops, chocolate Cheerios, and Smarties heart candies.

These sports-themed valentines will score big with your little athlete! With a baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and tennis variation (with accompanying stress ball), these cards will be a hit for the whole classroom.

These dinosaur valentines are DINO-mite!! They come with dinosaur crayons and the back of the card has a fun dino picture for the kids to color!

How cute are these crazy straw valentines?? Sip on something sweet with these silly drink cards.

For an older group of kids (Kristy did these for kids ages 7 and 8), these giant lollipops filled with goodies are adorable! You can even add your own treats, like Nerds gummy clusters or organic lollipops.

You can also make boxes of goodies, filled with delicious snacks like mini chocolate chip cookies, red and pink swirled lollipops, and Valentine’s Day gummy bears! These watercolor paintbrush valentine cards also make a great addition.

Calling all LEGO lovers!! These building block valentines will have your littles filling hearts, not breaking them!

Diamond painting kits are all the rage, so why not give them out for Valentine’s Day?! These creative cards will bring a little sparkle to any classroom.

Love is in the air!! Valentine’s Day is just about two weeks away, and if you’re looking to cultivate a little more love in your life, sprinkling some heart-themed decor around your home is a great way to do so! This festive Valentine’s Day decor from Target will have you seeing hearts…literally. See VDay decor from Target below!

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These felt heart fillers make an adorable centerpiece on your dining table, or a colorful accent on your decorative shelves.

Hang this garland over doorways, windows, or your mantle for a festive display of love.

This pom-pom wreath is perfect for your front door or a large statement window!

Snuggle up with one of these plush faux-fur heart-shaped pillows.

Share a morning cup of coffee with your love and start the day with a sweet sentiment.

These gorgeous marbled dishes are ideal for serving up a romantic dinner for two!

And these plastic plates and cups are great if you’re having a delicious VDay meal with the kiddos.

Hugs and kisses! These lips are serving up lots of sweets…fill them with your favorite Valentine’s Day candies.

There’s nothing like breakfast in bed for a VDay treat, and these themed waffle makers will dish out a bitty bite to remember!

If you love knick-knacks, these little guys will help you spread the love all around the house!

Love is in the air!! Valentine’s Day is just about two weeks away, and if you’re looking to cultivate a little more love in your life, sprinkling some heart-themed decor around your home is a great way to do so! This festive Valentine’s Day decor from Target will have you seeing hearts…literally. See VDay decor from Target below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

These felt heart fillers make an adorable centerpiece on your dining table, or a colorful accent on your decorative shelves.

Hang this garland over doorways, windows, or your mantle for a festive display of love.

This pom-pom wreath is perfect for your front door or a large statement window!

Snuggle up with one of these plush faux-fur heart-shaped pillows.

Share a morning cup of coffee with your love and start the day with a sweet sentiment.

These gorgeous marbled dishes are ideal for serving up a romantic dinner for two!

And these plastic plates and cups are great if you’re having a delicious VDay meal with the kiddos.

Hugs and kisses! These lips are serving up lots of sweets…fill them with your favorite Valentine’s Day candies.

There’s nothing like breakfast in bed for a VDay treat, and these themed waffle makers will dish out a bitty bite to remember!

If you love knick-knacks, these little guys will help you spread the love all around the house!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you plan on giving a sentimental gift to a special someone, there’s no time like the present to buy your presents! Whether you’re gifting to your significant other, or maybe your kids are your valentines, these gift guides are full of sweet ideas anyone in your life is sure to love. See our Valentine’s Day gift guides below.

For Adults

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If you’re giving a gift to your significant other on Valentine’s Day, you can go for the usuals, like chocolate or flowers, or you can present them with something a little more special, like this spinning heart message box or these adorable kissing coffee mugs.

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Popcorn Kit
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For Kids

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If your kids are your valentines this year, candy, books, and stuffed animals are all great gift ideas. Or give them something like this heart-shaped waffle maker so you can make a memorable Valentine’s Day breakfast together.

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Reese’s Heart
T-Rex Mug Set
Blanket
Life Savers Gummies
Mad Libs
Valentine’s Day Book
Unicorn Plush
Pez Dispenser
Dragon Squishmallow
Waffle Maker
Activity Book
Reese’s Heart
T-Rex Mug Set
Blanket
Life Savers Gummies
Mad Libs
Valentine’s Day Book
Unicorn Plush
Pez Dispenser
Dragon Squishmallow
Waffle Maker
Activity Book

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you plan on giving a sentimental gift to a special someone, there’s no time like the present to buy your presents! Whether you’re gifting to your significant other, or maybe your kids are your valentines, these gift guides are full of sweet ideas anyone in your life is sure to love. See our Valentine’s Day gift guides below.

For Adults

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If you’re giving a gift to your significant other on Valentine’s Day, you can go for the usuals, like chocolate or flowers, or you can present them with something a little more special, like this spinning heart message box or these adorable kissing coffee mugs.

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Popcorn Kit
Tic Tac Toe Decor
A Dozen Reasons I Love You
Avocado Blanket
Audio Message Box
Kissing Mugs
LEGO Roses
Date Night Games
A Year of Dates
Message Lock Box
Popcorn Kit
Tic Tac Toe Decor
A Dozen Reasons I Love You
Avocado Blanket
Audio Message Box
Kissing Mugs
LEGO Roses
Date Night Games
A Year of Dates
Message Lock Box

For Kids

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If your kids are your valentines this year, candy, books, and stuffed animals are all great gift ideas. Or give them something like this heart-shaped waffle maker so you can make a memorable Valentine’s Day breakfast together.

Shop Gifts for Kids

Reese’s Heart
T-Rex Mug Set
Blanket
Life Savers Gummies
Mad Libs
Valentine’s Day Book
Unicorn Plush
Pez Dispenser
Dragon Squishmallow
Waffle Maker
Activity Book
Reese’s Heart
T-Rex Mug Set
Blanket
Life Savers Gummies
Mad Libs
Valentine’s Day Book
Unicorn Plush
Pez Dispenser
Dragon Squishmallow
Waffle Maker
Activity Book

Reveling in romance and celebrating the season of love is a sweet treat that we all enjoy, whether you’re one to admit it or not! Decorating and prepping for Valentine’s Day can bring butterflies to the tummy for more reasons than one – you’re feeling the love of being in love, but you’re also dreading emptying your wallet! Get chic, charming romance for less with these Valentine’s Day-inspired Amazon/Pottery Barn dupes and fill your heart without breaking the bank. See our Amazon vs Pottery Barn Valentine dupes below!

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Love abounds around the home with these plush heart-shaped throw pillows! This version from Amazon is $18 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

Snuggle up with your S.O. under this super soft sherpa throw blanket with pom pom accents. This version from Amazon is $21 while this version from Pottery Barn is $34.

Showcase your eternal love with this contemporary intertwined heart sculpture! This version from Amazon is $30 while this version from Pottery Barn is $129.

Keep that new shiny jewelry from your love in this pretty jewelry organizer – it’s great for traveling, too! This version from Amazon is $10 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

Dish out a romantic dinner for two or a full-blown feast for your gal pals with this gorgeous pink dishware! This 20-piece set from Amazon is $77 while this 16-piece set from Pottery Barn is $136.

Toast to romance (and elegance) with this sophisticated coupe glass set. This set of 4 from Amazon is $37 while this set of 4 from Pottery Barn is $56.

These cute heart-print dish towels will have you feeling the love even when you’re washing all those dishes. This version from Amazon is $20 while this version from Pottery Barn is $30.

Serve up a sweet display of desserts or hors d’oeuvres with this heart-shaped cheeseboard! This version from Amazon is $44 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

Reveling in romance and celebrating the season of love is a sweet treat that we all enjoy, whether you’re one to admit it or not! Decorating and prepping for Valentine’s Day can bring butterflies to the tummy for more reasons than one – you’re feeling the love of being in love, but you’re also dreading emptying your wallet! Get chic, charming romance for less with these Valentine’s Day-inspired Amazon/Pottery Barn dupes and fill your heart without breaking the bank. See our Amazon vs Pottery Barn Valentine dupes below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Love abounds around the home with these plush heart-shaped throw pillows! This version from Amazon is $18 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

Snuggle up with your S.O. under this super soft sherpa throw blanket with pom pom accents. This version from Amazon is $21 while this version from Pottery Barn is $34.

Showcase your eternal love with this contemporary intertwined heart sculpture! This version from Amazon is $30 while this version from Pottery Barn is $129.

Keep that new shiny jewelry from your love in this pretty jewelry organizer – it’s great for traveling, too! This version from Amazon is $10 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

Dish out a romantic dinner for two or a full-blown feast for your gal pals with this gorgeous pink dishware! This 20-piece set from Amazon is $77 while this 16-piece set from Pottery Barn is $136.

Toast to romance (and elegance) with this sophisticated coupe glass set. This set of 4 from Amazon is $37 while this set of 4 from Pottery Barn is $56.

These cute heart-print dish towels will have you feeling the love even when you’re washing all those dishes. This version from Amazon is $20 while this version from Pottery Barn is $30.

Serve up a sweet display of desserts or hors d’oeuvres with this heart-shaped cheeseboard! This version from Amazon is $44 while this version from Pottery Barn is $50.

It’s the beginning of 2024, and for most of us that means we’re setting goals and making resolutions to start this year off right! If getting more organized is one of your goals for this year, having a few planning essentials can make all the difference! We’re all about staying on top of our schedules, and we’ve found some tried-and-true products that we go to time and time again to help keep us on track. See some of our favorite planning essentials below.

Kristy’s Essentials

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My softbound Life Planners have been my go-to from Erin Condren lately – these are my MONTHLY planners. I had one last year and loved how easily it fit in my work tote with everything else I have. It’s slim and there’ are no binder rings – last year I had a vertical layout but this year I wanted to be more organized so I went with the hourly. It help keeps me on track throughout the day!

This little guy is my planner away from my planner. I pop it into my purse when I’m on the go so I can see if there are things I’m supposed to pick up or phone calls I’m supposed to make, etc. This is my DAILY planner and my lifeline when I’m running around all over the place!

I also have to use my WEEKLY calendar by the door – this helps me see things right as I’m leaving as an extra reminder (just in case). Whether it’s appointments or sports practices or school activities, this helps me see all the important things at a glance!

I cannot NOT have stickers…I use stickers for every occasion or event and reminder! Plus they help jazz up my planner and draw my attention to certain things I want to highlight!

Having some good writing tools is a must! I stock up on my favorite pens, markers, and highlighters so I never run out and I have plenty of options.

And to organize all of those accessories, this handy desk organizer! I love how it has spaces for writing tools, small pads or notebooks, and even my phone! It keeps the clutter away and looks pretty, too.

Faith’s Essentials

I’m a simple gal who appreciates a minimalistic life, and I certainly reflect that in my planning essentials. I love my planner from Happy Planner – I opt for the vertical layout which has a column for every day, separated into three different sections. I like to use one for work, one for personal to-dos, and one for play! I also love using the accompanying stickers to add a little flair and help break things up a little bit.

Another must-have for me is my budget planner!! This is something I started using a few years ago and it has seriously helped my finances SO much. When I’m planning a budget ahead of time and tracking every penny I spend, it helps me see where I can save some money, where I need to cut back on spending, and where I can allow myself to splurge a little. I also love my zip pouch, where I keep all my writing tools.

It’s the beginning of 2024, and for most of us that means we’re setting goals and making resolutions to start this year off right! If getting more organized is one of your goals for this year, having a few planning essentials can make all the difference! We’re all about staying on top of our schedules, and we’ve found some tried-and-true products that we go to time and time again to help keep us on track. See some of our favorite planning essentials below.

Kristy’s Essentials

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

My softbound Life Planners have been my go-to from Erin Condren lately – these are my MONTHLY planners. I had one last year and loved how easily it fit in my work tote with everything else I have. It’s slim and there’ are no binder rings – last year I had a vertical layout but this year I wanted to be more organized so I went with the hourly. It help keeps me on track throughout the day!

This little guy is my planner away from my planner. I pop it into my purse when I’m on the go so I can see if there are things I’m supposed to pick up or phone calls I’m supposed to make, etc. This is my DAILY planner and my lifeline when I’m running around all over the place!

I also have to use my WEEKLY calendar by the door – this helps me see things right as I’m leaving as an extra reminder (just in case). Whether it’s appointments or sports practices or school activities, this helps me see all the important things at a glance!

I cannot NOT have stickers…I use stickers for every occasion or event and reminder! Plus they help jazz up my planner and draw my attention to certain things I want to highlight!

Having some good writing tools is a must! I stock up on my favorite pens, markers, and highlighters so I never run out and I have plenty of options.

And to organize all of those accessories, this handy desk organizer! I love how it has spaces for writing tools, small pads or notebooks, and even my phone! It keeps the clutter away and looks pretty, too.

Faith’s Essentials

I’m a simple gal who appreciates a minimalistic life, and I certainly reflect that in my planning essentials. I love my planner from Happy Planner – I opt for the vertical layout which has a column for every day, separated into three different sections. I like to use one for work, one for personal to-dos, and one for play! I also love using the accompanying stickers to add a little flair and help break things up a little bit.

Another must-have for me is my budget planner!! This is something I started using a few years ago and it has seriously helped my finances SO much. When I’m planning a budget ahead of time and tracking every penny I spend, it helps me see where I can save some money, where I need to cut back on spending, and where I can allow myself to splurge a little. I also love my zip pouch, where I keep all my writing tools.

A new year means a new Pantone Color of the Year! This program, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, highlights a Pantone color that speaks to the trending moods of the year – what we as a society want to accomplish, cultivate, and celebrate. The 2024 Pantone Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz: a soft, gentle, and warm hue that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. It is light and radiant, modern and effortless. Bring some of this inspiring yet comforting shade into your life with a few pops of color in your home, wardrobe, or beauty routine! See our Pantone Color of the Year ideas below.

For the Home

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Add subtle touches to your home with carefully curated decor. A sweet-smelling candle, a snuggly throw pillow, or an eye-catching piece of artwork are great ways to incorporate a little Peach Fuzz into your sacred space.

Shop Pantone 2024 Home

Pampas Grass
Candle
Canvas
Pillow Covers
Rug
Blanket
Vase
Pampas Grass
Candle
Canvas
Pillow Covers
Rug
Blanket
Vase

Apparel & Accessories

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Dress to impress with Peach Fuzz! Whether you want a fashion-forward statement piece, a fun accessory, or some cozy clothing, adding this hue to your wardrobe is effortlessly chic.

Shop Pantone 2024 Apparel

Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt
Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt
Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt

Beauty & Makeup

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Pretty yourself up with peachy shades for your sweet face. Bring a touch of Peach Fuzz to your lips, cheeks, or eyes and rock your beauty routine in 2024.

Shop Pantone 2024 Beauty

Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen
Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen
Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen

A new year means a new Pantone Color of the Year! This program, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, highlights a Pantone color that speaks to the trending moods of the year – what we as a society want to accomplish, cultivate, and celebrate. The 2024 Pantone Color of the Year is Peach Fuzz: a soft, gentle, and warm hue that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. It is light and radiant, modern and effortless. Bring some of this inspiring yet comforting shade into your life with a few pops of color in your home, wardrobe, or beauty routine! See our Pantone Color of the Year ideas below.

For the Home

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Add subtle touches to your home with carefully curated decor. A sweet-smelling candle, a snuggly throw pillow, or an eye-catching piece of artwork are great ways to incorporate a little Peach Fuzz into your sacred space.

Shop Pantone 2024 Home

Pampas Grass
Candle
Canvas
Pillow Covers
Rug
Blanket
Vase
Pampas Grass
Candle
Canvas
Pillow Covers
Rug
Blanket
Vase

Apparel & Accessories

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Dress to impress with Peach Fuzz! Whether you want a fashion-forward statement piece, a fun accessory, or some cozy clothing, adding this hue to your wardrobe is effortlessly chic.

Shop Pantone 2024 Apparel

Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt
Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt
Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Hat
Dress
Jeans
Sweatshirt

Beauty & Makeup

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Pretty yourself up with peachy shades for your sweet face. Bring a touch of Peach Fuzz to your lips, cheeks, or eyes and rock your beauty routine in 2024.

Shop Pantone 2024 Beauty

Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen
Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen
Eyeshadow Palette
Lip & Cheek Color
Tinted Lip Balm
Sponge Set
Blush
Sunscreen

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024, we’re looking back on a year full of great deals, fun posts, and trending products! We’re reminiscing on the top items sold, our favorite retailers, and some of the social media and blog posts that this community loved the most! Cheers to another fabulous year, and here’s to the next one – see our 2023 year in review below.

Top 3 Amazon Items

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AirHeads | Phone Chargers | Hot Wheels Car

Ah, Amazon. The retailer our dreams are made of. Simply think up an item, type it into the Amazon search bar, add it to your cart, and *boom* it’ll be at your door quicker than you can say “did I really need that??” With the thousands and thousands and thousands of items Amazon has, our top 3 were an eclectic mix!! We were loving this AirHeads variety box, this 3-pack of phone chargers (of course), and this Hot Wheels RC car!

Top 3 Walmart Items

Cookware Set | Shark Vacuum | Outdoor Set

We were all about upgrading the home with Walmart this year! This Carote cookware set, this Shark vacuum, and this 8-piece outdoor set were the top sellers!

Top 3 Target Items

Gift Card | Squishmallow | Target Cart

We obviously had playtime on the mind with Target in 2023! Our top three items sold were this Roblox gift card, a Bluey Squishmallow, and the iconic Target cart toy!!

Top 3 Items from Other Retailers

Lululemon Belt Bag | Hey Dude Shoes | Stanley Tumbler

And we clearly all have great style, and love being on-trend, because our top 3 items from other retailers were the famous Lululemon belt bag, Hey Dude shoes, and Stanley tumbler. Three cheers for great taste, Frugal and Thrivers!!

Top 3 Other Retailers

It’s no secret we love Amazon, Walmart, and Target…I mean, can you really blame us though?! These three retailers also brought some fierce competition this year, and with good reason! The top 3 retailers after our big three were:

  1. Lululemon
  2. Macy’s
  3. Under Armour

Top 3 Blog Posts

We wrote, you read! In 2023, we wanted to celebrate, take beach/lake trips with ease, and shop ’til we drop. These were the top three blog posts this year!!

Browse all of our blog posts here!!

Top 3 LTK Posts

LTK – Like to Know It!! The one-stop shop for all things shopping. Check out trending styles in home, fashion, and more, all from your favorite creators (aka, US!!). If you’re unfamiliar with LTK, you might want to hop on this train now. This easy-to-use, addictive app lets you buy items from your favorite influencers with just the click of a button! These were the top posts from the Frugal and Thriving LTK shop in 2023:

Top 3 Facebook Posts

Facebook is where it all began for Frugal and Thriving, and this platform definitely holds a special place in our hearts – and yours, too, it seems! This is where you can find all of the best up-to-date deals, some fun snapshots from F&T everyday life, and a recap of posts from our other platforms! If you aren’t a part of our Facebook group yet, join in on the action here!! These were the top three posts on Facebook this year:

There you have it! A quick little review of the best of the best in all things Frugal & Thriving in 2023. To all of our new followers, welcome!! We’re so happy to have you here. And to all of our loyal community who have been with us from the start, thank you for another incredible year. We can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store. Wishing you all a happy and safe new year xoxo.

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As we get ready to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024, we’re looking back on a year full of great deals, fun posts, and trending products! We’re reminiscing on the top items sold, our favorite retailers, and some of the social media and blog posts that this community loved the most! Cheers to another fabulous year, and here’s to the next one – see our 2023 year in review below.

Top 3 Amazon Items

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

AirHeads | Phone Chargers | Hot Wheels Car

Ah, Amazon. The retailer our dreams are made of. Simply think up an item, type it into the Amazon search bar, add it to your cart, and *boom* it’ll be at your door quicker than you can say “did I really need that??” With the thousands and thousands and thousands of items Amazon has, our top 3 were an eclectic mix!! We were loving this AirHeads variety box, this 3-pack of phone chargers (of course), and this Hot Wheels RC car!

Top 3 Walmart Items

Cookware Set | Shark Vacuum | Outdoor Set

We were all about upgrading the home with Walmart this year! This Carote cookware set, this Shark vacuum, and this 8-piece outdoor set were the top sellers!

Top 3 Target Items

Gift Card | Squishmallow | Target Cart

We obviously had playtime on the mind with Target in 2023! Our top three items sold were this Roblox gift card, a Bluey Squishmallow, and the iconic Target cart toy!!

Top 3 Items from Other Retailers

Lululemon Belt Bag | Hey Dude Shoes | Stanley Tumbler

And we clearly all have great style, and love being on-trend, because our top 3 items from other retailers were the famous Lululemon belt bag, Hey Dude shoes, and Stanley tumbler. Three cheers for great taste, Frugal and Thrivers!!

Top 3 Other Retailers

It’s no secret we love Amazon, Walmart, and Target…I mean, can you really blame us though?! These three retailers also brought some fierce competition this year, and with good reason! The top 3 retailers after our big three were:

  1. Lululemon
  2. Macy’s
  3. Under Armour

Top 3 Blog Posts

We wrote, you read! In 2023, we wanted to celebrate, take beach/lake trips with ease, and shop ’til we drop. These were the top three blog posts this year!!

Browse all of our blog posts here!!

Top 3 LTK Posts

LTK – Like to Know It!! The one-stop shop for all things shopping. Check out trending styles in home, fashion, and more, all from your favorite creators (aka, US!!). If you’re unfamiliar with LTK, you might want to hop on this train now. This easy-to-use, addictive app lets you buy items from your favorite influencers with just the click of a button! These were the top posts from the Frugal and Thriving LTK shop in 2023:

Top 3 Facebook Posts

Facebook is where it all began for Frugal and Thriving, and this platform definitely holds a special place in our hearts – and yours, too, it seems! This is where you can find all of the best up-to-date deals, some fun snapshots from F&T everyday life, and a recap of posts from our other platforms! If you aren’t a part of our Facebook group yet, join in on the action here!! These were the top three posts on Facebook this year:

There you have it! A quick little review of the best of the best in all things Frugal & Thriving in 2023. To all of our new followers, welcome!! We’re so happy to have you here. And to all of our loyal community who have been with us from the start, thank you for another incredible year. We can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store. Wishing you all a happy and safe new year xoxo.