You’re All My Galentines.

You’re All My Galentines.

Oh, you guys. 

THANK YOU.

Wow. What an outpouring of love you’ve sent my way. I’m sitting here, just grinning away at my computer like I’m watching newborn kitten videos, but I’m NOT, I’m reading your comments, and they are literally making my day brighter. And I truly mean literally, as in, the correct way, as in, the lights somehow just got brighter in here, probably due to all the love wattage beaming out of my internet.  

Thank you so much. It means the world to me. Thanks for rooting for me and praying for me and my family, and continuing to hang around here. 

Let’s see if you continue to hang around after I share something kinda weird.

It’s not that weird. Don’t get too excited.

So I went to a ‘Galentine’ party the other night, which is, as I’m sure you know, a Valentine’s Day party for your gal pals. 

PS: sorry I’m sharing valentine stuff exactly one day before the holiday. I just decided to restart blogging like, two days ago, so this is where we’re at. And I thought of this idea with my very own brain, which is rare, so that’s worth sharing alone.

Anyway, if you’ve ever been to a Galentine party, you traditionally bring cute little valentines to share with your lady friends. And there sure were a lot of cute ideas from my cute friends. 

Pink Heart Shaped Valentine Donuts

Heart shaped donuts …

You're the Balm - Valentine Lip BalmPun

“You’re the Balm,” lip balm valentines, don’t mind if I do …

Plastic shovel valentine wih chocolates - I Dig You

Plastic sand shovels, “I totally DIG you!” And below that, Crush sodas that say “I have a CRUSH on You.” Puns were out in full force!

Pocket Hand Sanitizer Valentine pun - There's a Love Bug Going Around

Loved this idea: mini hand-sanitizers that say “There’s a Love Bug going around.” (Which is true, everyone in my entire state has the flu right now, yours too??)

Plastic Heart Glasses - Valentine Pun - I Only Have Eyes for You

Didn’t get a great shot of this, but that’s my friend Hilary who gave out valentines featuring her Snapchat filtered face, haha!

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“I think you are stu’pen’dous,” with cute pens, love it.

“I am SODA-lighted you are my friend!”

A super cute jar full of kisses that my son accidentally shattered ten seconds after I brought it home, le grand sigh.

“You knock my socks off!” with valentine socks, my sister brought these, she is seven-thousand times craftier than me.

Heart shaped cookie cutters, great idea.

And that was just a handful of the cuteness we all got to go home with.

And then … there was mine.

Mine was not very cute.

It was not a Pinterest-approved punny play-on-words.

But I’ll tell you what it was.

PRACTICAL.

I gave out liners.

NO, not those liners.

 

Crock-pot liners. (If you haven’t used crock-pot/slow-cooker liners before, what are you waiting for, they will quite honestly change your life). In an attempt to be thrifty, I dreamed up this idea when I realized that crock-pot liners are around fifty cents a piece. Bingo! With nearly 30 valentines to give out, it seemed like a good enough idea.

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And guess what? Someday soon, after the candy is gone and the puns are forgotten, and one of my girlfriends makes a crock-pot dinner (with a liner!) and doesn’t have to clean a speck of it up afterward, she will love me the most. Me! I win!!

And that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about.

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Here’s a link if you want to download this Galentine yourself for like … next year? 

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29 Comments

  1. Jenny B.
    February 13, 2018 / 12:40 PM

    Love it!

  2. Hil
    February 13, 2018 / 12:49 PM

    Great idea – I had no idea those existed, so thanks! And you have a bunch of creative friends 🙂

  3. Erin
    February 13, 2018 / 12:58 PM

    Girl I love your valentine idea!! I’m all about practical over cute!

  4. Wanda
    February 13, 2018 / 2:28 PM

    Thanks for sharing (those were great!) and welcome back!!! Looking forward to reading your blog more regularly!!!

  5. Kathy
    February 13, 2018 / 3:28 PM

    I keep thinking I should buy some of those liners because I hate scrubbing my crock pot. Thanks for the reminder. And I also love practical gifts. And wine. 🙂

  6. Elisabeth Grant
    February 13, 2018 / 3:32 PM

    You crack me up. Crock pot liners FTW!

  7. Deidre Craig
    February 13, 2018 / 4:01 PM

    This is perfectly timed for those of us who procrastinate and work best under pressure… 😀

  8. Ken
    February 13, 2018 / 4:24 PM

    Super cute ideas!

  9. Torrie
    February 13, 2018 / 4:40 PM

    Practical is always a good idea. I am so sad that I don’t make it to the Galentine’s Party anymore. Glad you are back in blog land!

  10. Andria
    February 13, 2018 / 4:46 PM

    Haha! LOVE this idea! You totally win!

  11. Trisha
    February 13, 2018 / 5:39 PM

    Freaking love it!! All of them. Such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Denise
    February 13, 2018 / 5:56 PM

    Lindsey is back with a vengeance! LOVED this post showing you haven’t lost your touch and your posse is so creative! (I’m old enough to be your mother and have been using those liners for years. Lazy is my middle name.)

  13. Christine Searle
    February 13, 2018 / 6:32 PM

    I love your practical idea; you have a lot of creative friends too!

  14. Gilmer Gal
    February 13, 2018 / 7:12 PM

    Lindsey!! Yea, you’re back, which is what we have!

    Get it? You’re BACK, and we have your BACK…

    Oh, lame-o day

    But really glad to see you are getting through this tough time. Lots of us have been there, and it stinks.

    BTW, I still like the ‘before and after’ stuff.

    Much love!!

  15. Just Justin
    February 13, 2018 / 8:05 PM

    Thankfully the crock pot is innocent or this would not have worked. 🙂

  16. February 13, 2018 / 8:42 PM

    love all the ideas especially yours. well Im later than you tomorrow I should post my valentine post …it is not easy to start blogging when you have 2 kids I guess hehehe
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  17. Maryanne
    February 14, 2018 / 9:24 AM

    I love it! (Puns make me cringe!)

  18. CandiceMcC
    February 14, 2018 / 10:04 AM

    Not those liners. 🙂

  19. Mumzy
    February 14, 2018 / 10:05 AM

    Some things MOMS just have to find out on accident!!!! WELCOME BACK! I am shedding tears as I look at this! You are one of the most amazing ladies that I have ever known. I am so proud of you. You totally make me stronger by watching you. I LOVE YOU TO HEAVEN AND BACK!!!!! I have missed my funny, sassy girl!!!!! Love your groupies, too!!! You are mucho loved!!!!!

  20. Helen
    February 14, 2018 / 10:46 AM

    I love ALL those ideas — so great!

  21. Narale
    February 14, 2018 / 11:09 AM

    And that’s why we love you most!! You ARE the winner!

  22. Lana
    February 14, 2018 / 11:50 AM

    Oh sweet clean crock-pot! Perfectly practical in every way.

  23. Kimberly
    February 14, 2018 / 1:43 PM

    Hilarious! I love your quirkiness.

  24. Heather M
    February 14, 2018 / 3:38 PM

    Love this idea!! I miss that party! It was so much fun!

  25. Christine
    February 15, 2018 / 7:45 AM

    Lindsey — I am soooo happy to see that you are back and doing well. I just love your writing style – you’re being back online makes me smile. We are all here with love and support! And by the looks of this Galentine’s Day party, you have fantastic friends nearby whenever needed. Woo hoo!

    Proud that you’ve made it through the storm…been there myself. Continue to be strong and lean on those fabulous gal pals whenever you need to. Here’s to an amazing 2018!!

  26. leeuna
    February 15, 2018 / 7:49 PM

    What cute valentines! And yours was a definite winner. Ima go out and buy some liners right now. Loved this post.

  27. February 15, 2018 / 8:22 PM

    OMGosh, OMGosh, OMGosh!!!! You’re back. Whoot, whoot. Have really missed your posting. So sorry for the bumps in the road you are having to deal with.
    Yes, chevron stripes are OUT…..thank goodness.
    Like you I am ready to see what is new in the up-cycling and repurposing world.
    Praying for you and your kids.

  28. Sheree L
    February 17, 2018 / 12:30 PM

    Love these valentine ideas! I’m with you on the practical thing. I’m all about practical!

    Also, just have to say, I love the new, clean look of your blog!

  29. Angie
    February 17, 2018 / 7:35 PM

    What great ideas!!

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