How Lovely! Valentine’s Day Gifts That Rock.

I don’t know about you, but I am not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I’d like to be, really, I would. There’s SO much pressure, and frankly, why only celebrate love one day a year?! Don’t even get me started on all the chintzy crap that comes along with the day. Sound jaded? You bet your sweet patootie I am. I don’t want to settle for mass-produced junk, and you dear reader, shouldn’t have to either.

I can hear you now, asking what the alternatives are!

Don’t you worry, I have you covered!  All this week, I’ll be setting you up with recipes, crafts, and cocktails that will make your sweetie swoon, but won’t break the bank. Sounds good, right?? Read on!

Here you have it, a week of love with Make, Mend, Grow!

Monday: Sugar Scrub (see below!)
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meatballs with Balsamic Reduction
Wednesday: Modern French 75
Thursday: The Gifts that keep giving-good gifts you’d actually like to get (you know, in case you really need a hail-Mary!)
Friday: Up-cycled Cards!
Saturday: Kids craft-sun catchers
Sunday: A sweet adventure!

Phew, that’s quite the line-up, isn’t it? Sounds pretty awesome, right? Let’s get started with that sugar scrub.


Do you need a quick gift that comes together quickly and doesn’t cost much? This is it. Seriously, this scrub comes together in less than 5 minutes, and costs less than $10. Plus, if you can make it in large quantities for holiday gifts! How could you not feel lovely with this!

This one is a bit of a cheat post, and I am pulling on a post that I wrote a few months back, and darnit, I am all about recycling here at Make, Mend Grow! Check out my post for that scrub here, and let me know what you think!

Come back tomorrow for another post to woo your love!