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.

Headband
Sneakers
Jeans
Faux Fur Vests
Ankle Boots
Faux Leather Pants
Sweater
Headband
Sneakers
Jeans
Faux Fur Vests
Ankle Boots
Faux Leather Pants
Sweater

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.

Flats
Bralette
Button Down
Socks
Boots
Sweater
Floral Skirt
Flats
Bralette
Button Down
Socks
Boots
Sweater
Floral Skirt

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.

Belt
Mules
Blazer
Headscarf
Sneakers
Jean Jacket
Dress
Belt
Mules
Blazer
Headscarf
Sneakers
Jean Jacket
Dress

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.

Pumps
Slip Skirt
Silk Cami
Tweed Pumps
Jeans
Bodysuit
Tweed Jacket
Pumps
Slip Skirt
Silk Cami
Tweed Pumps
Jeans
Bodysuit
Tweed Jacket
closeup photography of white magnolia flowers

School is out for the summer! These next few months will be filled with pool parties, beach days, and family vacations, but also lots of free time for the kiddos. Help keep them active and occupied with fun and interactive games and toys so they can create, play, and imagine all summer long. See our roundup of summer activities for kids below.

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Cook up some fun with this Science of Cooking Ice Cream kit and this Kitchen Explorers recipe book! Learn about the science behind how ice cream forms and make your own ice cream and sorbet, or dive into this book of kid-tested and kid-approved recipes for endless afternoons of fun experiments and art projects in the kitchen.

Have a blast with this rocket launcher and these super soaker water guns! Load up your rockets and count down to takeoff or don a water-activated target vest and grab your super soaker for a game of water tag in the backyard.

Grow your garden with this herb kit and flower kit. Paint and decorate your own pots and then plant your seeds and watch your botanical beauties come to life!

Make a splash with this splash park and adventure pool! Inflate, fill with water, and stay cool in the pool all day long.

Buckle up for a bubbly good time with this foam machine and build-your-own bubble machine! Turn your backyard into a foam-filled playground or build your own bubble machine and become a bubble boss.

Grab your friends and grab a game like Twister Splash or this Busy Idea card game. Put a splashy twist on your classic Twister game for a fun way to cool down in the heat or grab your Busy Idea cards to beat boredom and make the most of outdoor play.

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Busy Idea Card Game
Busy Idea Card Game
Twister Splash
Twister Splash
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Foam Machine
Foam Machine
Adventure Pool
Adventure Pool
Splash Park
Splash Park
Paint & Plant Kit
Paint & Plant Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Super Soaker Water Guns
Super Soaker Water Guns
Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream

School is out for the summer! These next few months will be filled with pool parties, beach days, and family vacations, but also lots of free time for the kiddos. Help keep them active and occupied with fun and interactive games and toys so they can create, play, and imagine all summer long. See our roundup of summer activities for kids below.

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

Cook up some fun with this Science of Cooking Ice Cream kit and this Kitchen Explorers recipe book! Learn about the science behind how ice cream forms and make your own ice cream and sorbet, or dive into this book of kid-tested and kid-approved recipes for endless afternoons of fun experiments and art projects in the kitchen.

Have a blast with this rocket launcher and these super soaker water guns! Load up your rockets and count down to takeoff or don a water-activated target vest and grab your super soaker for a game of water tag in the backyard.

Grow your garden with this herb kit and flower kit. Paint and decorate your own pots and then plant your seeds and watch your botanical beauties come to life!

Make a splash with this splash park and adventure pool! Inflate, fill with water, and stay cool in the pool all day long.

Buckle up for a bubbly good time with this foam machine and build-your-own bubble machine! Turn your backyard into a foam-filled playground or build your own bubble machine and become a bubble boss.

Grab your friends and grab a game like Twister Splash or this Busy Idea card game. Put a splashy twist on your classic Twister game for a fun way to cool down in the heat or grab your Busy Idea cards to beat boredom and make the most of outdoor play.

Shop Summer Activities

Busy Idea Card Game
Busy Idea Card Game
Twister Splash
Twister Splash
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Foam Machine
Foam Machine
Adventure Pool
Adventure Pool
Splash Park
Splash Park
Paint & Plant Kit
Paint & Plant Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Super Soaker Water Guns
Super Soaker Water Guns
Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream
conceptual photo of word play spelled by wooden blocks

School is out for the summer! These next few months will be filled with pool parties, beach days, and family vacations, but also lots of free time for the kiddos. Help keep them active and occupied with fun and interactive games and toys so they can create, play, and imagine all summer long. See our roundup of summer activities for kids below.

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

Cook up some fun with this Science of Cooking Ice Cream kit and this Kitchen Explorers recipe book! Learn about the science behind how ice cream forms and make your own ice cream and sorbet, or dive into this book of kid-tested and kid-approved recipes for endless afternoons of fun experiments and art projects in the kitchen.

Have a blast with this rocket launcher and these super soaker water guns! Load up your rockets and count down to takeoff or don a water-activated target vest and grab your super soaker for a game of water tag in the backyard.

Grow your garden with this herb kit and flower kit. Paint and decorate your own pots and then plant your seeds and watch your botanical beauties come to life!

Make a splash with this splash park and adventure pool! Inflate, fill with water, and stay cool in the pool all day long.

Buckle up for a bubbly good time with this foam machine and build-your-own bubble machine! Turn your backyard into a foam-filled playground or build your own bubble machine and become a bubble boss.

Grab your friends and grab a game like Twister Splash or this Busy Idea card game. Put a splashy twist on your classic Twister game for a fun way to cool down in the heat or grab your Busy Idea cards to beat boredom and make the most of outdoor play.

Shop Summer Activities

Busy Idea Card Game
Busy Idea Card Game
Twister Splash
Twister Splash
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Build-Your-Own Bubble Machine
Foam Machine
Foam Machine
Adventure Pool
Adventure Pool
Splash Park
Splash Park
Paint & Plant Kit
Paint & Plant Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Herb Growing Kit
Super Soaker Water Guns
Super Soaker Water Guns
Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Kitchen Explorers Recipe Book
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream
Science of Cooking: Ice Cream

What’s a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than making and sharing a sweet treat with the ones you love most?? These adorable and delicious heart-inspired snacks (and a yummy drink, too!) are a perfectly festive way to feel the love and make special memories together. See the recipes below and start some new Valentine’s Day traditions.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Lollipops

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How cute are these chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops?! This snack is a little healthy, a little indulgent, and a whole lotta delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wash strawberries and let soak in 3 cups water and 1 cup of vinegar for 15 minutes (this will also help them last longer in the fridge) 
  • Cut tops off strawberries and then cut in half
  • Cut a small “v” at the tops of the strawberries to make into a heart shape 
  • Put sticks into bottom of strawberries
  • Melt chocolate chips in 20 second increments (you can put a small amount of milk – about 1.5 Tbs – with chocolate chips to prevent burning) and stir until melted
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate first and then into sprinkle mix
  • Place on cookie sheet with wax paper and put in fridge for about 20-30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden
  • Enjoy!!

Heart Hug Pretzels

Salty meets sweet with these heart hug pretzels. They’re super easy to make and look as good as they taste!

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Place pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 
  • Put Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses on top of pretzels 
  • Bake for 1 to 2 minutes (until chocolate is soft enough to press M&M’s into) 
  • Press M&M’s into chocolates – (if chocolate is too soft, let harden a bit before continuing) 
  • Allow chocolate to harden completely and enjoy! 

Sweetheart Buddies

This crunchy delight is perfect for sharing with your sweetheart! Make your mix, put on your favorite romantic movie, and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Divide Chex cereal into two bowls (2 1/2 cups each) 
  • In microwave – melt chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp of shortening (to help evenly spread) in 30 sec increments (careful not to burn chocolate)
  • Melt the red candy next with other 1/2tsp of shortening 
  • Pour over each bowl of Chex cereal
  • Use a large zip lock bag or Tupperware container with lid to mix 1/2 cup of strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (for each bowl) together – add Chex cereal – close lid and shake until completely covered
  • Repeat previous step for the second bowl of Chex mix 
  • In a large bowl mix together both bowls of Chex cereal and add 1/2 bag of M&M’s – stir together and then enjoy! 

Love Bug Cocktail

This Love Bug Valentine’s Day drink can be kid-friendly or adult-friendly and is so much fun to sip on! Pair with one of the festive snacks above or have it on its own as a yummy happy-hour treat.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3oz white cranberry juice (can also use regular cranberry juice) 
  • 2oz Sprite (or lemon lime soda) 
  • 1oz grenadine syrup

**Adults – add 1oz vodka to spice things up! 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add grenadine syrup
  • Pour juice and soda into glass (adults can add vodka here if desired)
  • Stir up and sip away!!

Thanks for reading! Which of these love-inspired treats will you be trying this Valentine’s Day? Let us know xo.

sprinkles and cookie in bowl

What’s a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than making and sharing a sweet treat with the ones you love most?? These adorable and delicious heart-inspired snacks (and a yummy drink, too!) are a perfectly festive way to feel the love and make special memories together. See the recipes below and start some new Valentine’s Day traditions.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Lollipops

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

How cute are these chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops?! This snack is a little healthy, a little indulgent, and a whole lotta delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wash strawberries and let soak in 3 cups water and 1 cup of vinegar for 15 minutes (this will also help them last longer in the fridge) 
  • Cut tops off strawberries and then cut in half
  • Cut a small “v” at the tops of the strawberries to make into a heart shape 
  • Put sticks into bottom of strawberries
  • Melt chocolate chips in 20 second increments (you can put a small amount of milk – about 1.5 Tbs – with chocolate chips to prevent burning) and stir until melted
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate first and then into sprinkle mix
  • Place on cookie sheet with wax paper and put in fridge for about 20-30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden
  • Enjoy!!

Heart Hug Pretzels

Salty meets sweet with these heart hug pretzels. They’re super easy to make and look as good as they taste!

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Place pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 
  • Put Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses on top of pretzels 
  • Bake for 1 to 2 minutes (until chocolate is soft enough to press M&M’s into) 
  • Press M&M’s into chocolates – (if chocolate is too soft, let harden a bit before continuing) 
  • Allow chocolate to harden completely and enjoy! 

Sweetheart Buddies

This crunchy delight is perfect for sharing with your sweetheart! Make your mix, put on your favorite romantic movie, and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Divide Chex cereal into two bowls (2 1/2 cups each) 
  • In microwave – melt chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp of shortening (to help evenly spread) in 30 sec increments (careful not to burn chocolate)
  • Melt the red candy next with other 1/2tsp of shortening 
  • Pour over each bowl of Chex cereal
  • Use a large zip lock bag or Tupperware container with lid to mix 1/2 cup of strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (for each bowl) together – add Chex cereal – close lid and shake until completely covered
  • Repeat previous step for the second bowl of Chex mix 
  • In a large bowl mix together both bowls of Chex cereal and add 1/2 bag of M&M’s – stir together and then enjoy! 

Love Bug Cocktail

This Love Bug Valentine’s Day drink can be kid-friendly or adult-friendly and is so much fun to sip on! Pair with one of the festive snacks above or have it on its own as a yummy happy-hour treat.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3oz white cranberry juice (can also use regular cranberry juice) 
  • 2oz Sprite (or lemon lime soda) 
  • 1oz grenadine syrup

**Adults – add 1oz vodka to spice things up! 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add grenadine syrup
  • Pour juice and soda into glass (adults can add vodka here if desired)
  • Stir up and sip away!!

Thanks for reading! Which of these love-inspired treats will you be trying this Valentine’s Day? Let us know xo.

Great gifts come in all shapes and sizes. On Christmas morning, it’s normal to think that bigger is better, but that’s not always the case! While the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree usually steal the show, the stockings hung from the mantle can be a treasure trove of hidden gems, too. Check out these items from Amazon that make perfect stocking stuffers, and then get to stuffing!

For Her

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Beauty and wellness products are great stocking stuffers for her. Face masks, hair accessories, and cozy accoutrements are all highly coveted, yet still inexpensive!

Shop Stocking Stuffers for Her

Beauty Blender
MakeUp Eraser
Calming Pillow Mist
Barefoot Dreams Socks
Spiral Hair Ties
Lip Gloss
Sheet Face Masks
Initial Necklace
Mascara
Silk Scrunchie
Facial Spray
Candle
Silk Sleep Eye Mask

For Him

For him, a mix of unique and useful items make perfect stocking stuffers. Utility tools, food and beverage commodities, and self-care products are all sure to please.

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Hot Sauce Gift Set
Hot Sauce Gift Set
Sphere Ice Molds
Sphere Ice Molds
Cold Weather Socks
Cold Weather Socks
Automatic Bottle Opener
Automatic Bottle Opener
Beard Oil
Beard Oil
Poo-Pourri Spray
Poo-Pourri Spray
Front Pocket Wallet
Front Pocket Wallet
Tire Pressure Gauge
Tire Pressure Gauge
Carhartt Gloves
Carhartt Gloves
Razor & Shave Gel
Razor & Shave Gel
Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Interesting Stories
Interesting Stories

For Kids

The kiddos probably have the most gifts under the tree (ah, to be young again) and stuffing their stockings with more toys may seem redundant. Solution: stuff them with these gifts that are stimulating and will get the brain working and the creativity flowing.

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Star Projector Night Light
Star Projector Night Light
Riddle Game
Riddle Game
Knit Beanie
Knit Beanie
Animal Guessing Game
Animal Guessing Game
Scented Pencils
Scented Pencils
LCD Drawing Tablet
LCD Drawing Tablet
Playfoam
Playfoam
Brain Teaser Memory Game
Brain Teaser Memory Game
Bath Crayons
Bath Crayons
Matching Letter Game
Matching Letter Game
Mini Racing Cars
Mini Racing Cars
Fidget Cylinder
Fidget Cylinder

And if you want to check out even more stocking stuffers from Amazon, view our roundup here!

Great gifts come in all shapes and sizes. On Christmas morning, it’s normal to think that bigger is better, but that’s not always the case! While the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree usually steal the show, the stockings hung from the mantle can be a treasure trove of hidden gems, too. Check out these items from Amazon that make perfect stocking stuffers, and then get to stuffing!

For Her

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

Beauty and wellness products are great stocking stuffers for her. Face masks, hair accessories, and cozy accoutrements are all highly coveted, yet still inexpensive!

Shop Stocking Stuffers for Her

Beauty Blender
MakeUp Eraser
Calming Pillow Mist
Barefoot Dreams Socks
Spiral Hair Ties
Lip Gloss
Sheet Face Masks
Initial Necklace
Mascara
Silk Scrunchie
Facial Spray
Candle
Silk Sleep Eye Mask

For Him

For him, a mix of unique and useful items make perfect stocking stuffers. Utility tools, food and beverage commodities, and self-care products are all sure to please.

Shop Stocking Stuffers for Him

Hot Sauce Gift Set
Hot Sauce Gift Set
Sphere Ice Molds
Sphere Ice Molds
Cold Weather Socks
Cold Weather Socks
Automatic Bottle Opener
Automatic Bottle Opener
Beard Oil
Beard Oil
Poo-Pourri Spray
Poo-Pourri Spray
Front Pocket Wallet
Front Pocket Wallet
Tire Pressure Gauge
Tire Pressure Gauge
Carhartt Gloves
Carhartt Gloves
Razor & Shave Gel
Razor & Shave Gel
Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Interesting Stories
Interesting Stories

For Kids

The kiddos probably have the most gifts under the tree (ah, to be young again) and stuffing their stockings with more toys may seem redundant. Solution: stuff them with these gifts that are stimulating and will get the brain working and the creativity flowing.

Shop Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Star Projector Night Light
Star Projector Night Light
Riddle Game
Riddle Game
Knit Beanie
Knit Beanie
Animal Guessing Game
Animal Guessing Game
Scented Pencils
Scented Pencils
LCD Drawing Tablet
LCD Drawing Tablet
Playfoam
Playfoam
Brain Teaser Memory Game
Brain Teaser Memory Game
Bath Crayons
Bath Crayons
Matching Letter Game
Matching Letter Game
Mini Racing Cars
Mini Racing Cars
Fidget Cylinder
Fidget Cylinder

And if you want to check out even more stocking stuffers from Amazon, view our roundup here!