Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kids Craft: Cheap & Easy Valentine's Day Care Packages

Hi! It's Jilly. I know Valentine's Day is this Saturday, but we made these cute and easy Valentine's Day care packages for the kids' cousins and I just had to share them with you!

Cheap & Easy Valentines Care Packages


Supplies:
Empty toilet paper tubes
Scrapbook paper
Glue
Small toys or candy
Clear packing tape

making an easy Valentines craft

Directions:
1. Cut hearts out of scrapbook paper and glue all over the outside of the toilet paper tubes.
making a Valentines craft
covering a toilet paper tube with paper hearts

2. Fill tubes with little goodies. We got little Valentine buttons, heart suckers, and Sixlets from the dollar store.
Valentine's Day goodies package

3. Write the lucky recipient's name and address on a solid colored piece of paper and tape to the tube. Cover the tube with packing tape so the packages will arrive intact.
valentines package

4. Take the tubes to the post office and mail to your distant loved ones. Ours only cost $2.32 to ship from New York to the West Coast and Hawaii. Not too shabby!

The kids had a lot of fun putting these together. Hopefully the cousins will like their little surprise!
making a valentines craft
making a valentines care package

Do you send Valentines to anyone who lives far away? What is your favorite Valentine's gift you've ever received? Let me know in the comments, or on Faceboook!

More Valentine's Day Goodies:

Printable Alien Valentines
FREE Printable Alien Valentines from Hi! It's Jilly. #valentines #printable #aliens #milkyway

Printable "Sucker" Valentines
"I'm a sucker for you" Valentine with Free Printable! #valentine #printable

Two Last-Minute Printable Valentines
Valentines Heart Hair Clips




Monday, December 22, 2014

AeroGarden Review and Discount Code!

Hi! It's Jilly. About a month ago I told you guys about our new AeroGarden. The kids love watching the plants come up, and I love how low-maintenance the AeroGarden is. The light comes on by itself, and a little light blinks when we need to add water or nutrients.
An AeroGarden indoor herb garden makes a great holiday gift!
Our basil and mint are growing really well! The other night Hubby used some of the fresh basil in some couscous and it was super yummy. 
An AeroGarden indoor herb garden makes a great holiday gift!
Sadly, a couple of our herbs didn't sprout. BUT, it was not a problem at all. I just called AeroGarden and they were really cool about it. They are sending me new pods to replace the ones that didn't sprout, and told me to call them anytime there's a problem. Their customer service was super easy to work with. I felt like a "real person" was helping me, not just some big corporation. That was really nice. 
An AeroGarden indoor herb garden makes a great holiday gift!
I think Hubby is enjoying his early Christmas present! I know that Christmas is coming up reeeeally soon, but if you would like to get an AeroGarden for someone you know (or yourself--I won't tell!), use the code "Discount20" for an extra 20% off!! AND, right now you can get FREE 2-day express shipping to guarantee delivery by Christmas! So, it's not too late!! Woot! How cool would an AeroGarden be as a gift?!

Have you ever grown herbs inside? What's your favorite fresh herb to use?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ASTC Travel Passport Program + Roberson Museum Family Membership Giveaway

Hi! It's Jilly. This last year we've been able to visit some amazing museums all over the country...for only $65! How did we pull that off, you ask? Well, I will let you in on a little secret.

Have you ever heard of the ASTC Travel Passport Program? ASTC is the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Over 250 science museums all over the county have banded together to make visiting science centers affordable for families.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Brick'em Young Temple Brick Set Giveaway

Hi! It's Jilly. Are your kids way into building blocks? We were at a friend's house the other day, and they had one of these Salt Lake City temple sets on display. My kids thought it was so cool! I thought it was pretty awesome, too. (Don't know what a temple is? Here's a little Temple FAQ.)

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