Chocolate Lover’s Valentine’s Day Gift Idea Under $5

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Chocolate Lovers Gift Idea

Valentine’s Day Gifts do not need to cost much at all as long as you are able to use a little creativity.

If you are looking for an inexpensive gift idea, I highly suggest your local Dollar Store for some really great inspiration!

You can easily put together a custom Chocolate Lover’s Valentine’s Day Gift Under $5 using items you’ve hand selected for the one you love.

The items in the picture were all found at the Dollar Stare for $1 each. I have linked to similar items on Amazon just so that you can see the price comparison.


1 – Valentine’s Day Themed Mug

1 – Box of Hot Chocolate K-Cups

2 – Lindor Truffle Chocolate Bars

1 – Valentine’s Day Plush Monkey


Open the k-cups and remove labels from coffee mug and monkey.

Place chocolate bars and k-cups in mug using tissue paper as filler.

Loop the monkey arms through the mug handle and use a ribbon or twine to secure.

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Amazon Prime Free Music Streaming Service

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Have you heard the news yet?

Amazon is now offering free streaming music with no ads to all prime members! As if Amazon Prime wasn’t already full of the best perks already, now they’ve added music!

Amazon Prime Music is non-stop music that you want to hear with no interruptions or annoying ads. Since I already pay for Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping, this is a nice surprise to have included free.

Rich always listens to Pandora when he works and it only allows so many skipped songs and is constantly playing annoying ads.  Now he can listen to what he wants without being restricted in any way.

Check out the rest of the details here.

Love & Joy Bears $5 Each (Was $12.95)

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Valentine's Day Bear

These adorable Plush Bears are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, and with two different ones to choose from you will be able to find the perfect one for anyone.

CaptureThese are regularly priced at $12.95, but Dayspring is offering them for $5 each for a limited time only!


From his wide-eyed, endearing expression to his velvety soft, grey exterior, this extra-cuddly teddy bear is the perfect companion!

Tuck it under your arm, give it a squeeze, hug it tight and feel the Joy!

Whether facing challenges or enjoying a birthday, children will enjoy many fun-filled moments with this delightful teddy bear close by their side.  Makes a wonderful gift!

Grab yours for $5 while supplies last!

Stationery Valentine’s Day Gift Under $5

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Stationery Gift Idea

If you are looking for an inexpensive gift idea, I highly suggest your local Dollar Store for some really great inspiration!

You can easily put together a custom Stationery Valentine’s Day Gift Under $5 using items you’ve hand selected for the one you love.

The items in the picture were all found at the Dollar Stare for $1 each.  I have linked to similar items on Amazon just so that you can see the price comparison.


1 – Gift Box
1 – Pack of Gel Pens
1 – Floral Sudoku Puzzle Book
1 – Small Notebook
1 – Valentine’s Day Balloon


Remove labels and packaging from all items and place in gift box.

Cut down stick of balloon if necessary to fit nicely in the box.

Fill around with tissue paper.

Add a few stickers or embellishments to the gift box if desired.

Consider leaving a small love note in the notebook for your Valentine to find.

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Homemade Sleep Salve

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Homemade Sleep Salve Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for simple recipes that I can make at home using my essential oils collection. This one is sure to become a household favorite around here, and I hope you enjoy it too!

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This stuff works great for winter and you’re just worn out. Plus the Thieves warms up your feet and in no time you’re asleep.

Homemade Sleep Salve

Makes about 16 ounces of sleep salve.  

Sleep Salve Ingredients

Items Needed:

1 cup coconut oil
1 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons grated beeswax
Equal parts Lavender Essential Oil and Thieves Essential Oil
Printable Sleep Salve Labels

*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Both of the essential oils used in this recipe are included in the Premium Starter Kit, along with a diffuser and 9 more bottles of popular essential oils. These starter kits are on sale for a limited time and well worth every penny!

And I am giving back $50+ to everyone that orders one through me today :)

Sleep Salve


Place the coconut oil, olive oil, and grated beeswax in a metal or glass bowl, and heat over a double boiler.

Once everything has melted, give it a stir, and then remove from heat.

Sleep Salve Process

Once your mix has slightly cooled add in about 50 drops of Lavender and 50 drops of Thieves essential oils and mix.

Sleep Salve EO

Carefully ladle the warm sleep salve into clean jars, let cool until room temperature.

Add printable sleep salve labels and your sleep slave is ready to use!

Sleep Salve Containers

Store close to your bed and smooth onto feet, cover with socks, and snuggle up on nights you’re having a tough time falling asleep.  

The lavender will help support a good night’s rest and the Thieves will support a stronger immune system.

Homemade Sleep Salve

Why this works:

The larger pores in your feet allow the essential oils to quickly absorb and flow through the body, helping you relax. You can also massage into hands, sore muscles, or even your temples for instant calm.

These free printable Sleep Salve Labels make this so cute you could even give these away as gifts.

Right now you can save 10% off all Essential Oil Starter Kits!!

How to Get a FREE Essential Oils Starter Kit

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Young Living Starter Kit Sale

Young Living just announced a special offer on the Premium Starter Kits that I am always recommending to everyone I know as THE best way to save money on Essential Oils!

February 1st – 29th,* we’re offering a major discount of 10 percent off Premium Starter Kits!

11391677_10205895014167900_3388447772690695725_nThe Premium Starter Kit Includes:

  • Dewdrop Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint 5-ml
    • Lemon 5-ml
    • Copaiba 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential EdgeMember Resources

Here is how to get a Starter Kit FREE:

Buy your Premium Starter Kit today and then share this offer with three friends and you will receive a check from Young Living for at least $150, essentially making your kit FREE!!



BONUS: Sign up for your wholesale account through me and save even more! I send every person that orders the Premium Starter Kit through me a welcome kit that includes reference materials so you know how to use your oils. I also send some bottle labels, quick reference sheets, $20 Amazon Gift Card and MORE!  Plus you will get access to our private Facebook Groups and email trainings.


If you are ready to buy a starter kit, then be sure to sign up as a wholesale member (with one of the premium starter kits) through the instructions below to take advantage of these freebies!

1. Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information. Be sure the “Wholesale Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices (which are 24% more than wholesale). Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 1580039 (so that I can send you your freebies!)


2. If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes).   They need a Social Security Number or an EIN because if you make $600 or more per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail (which is required by law). Young Living will never share this info with anyone.

3. Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit (and that’s the one where you get all of the freebies!) Those are the oils that I use almost every single day! You can get the kit that’s $150, or you can get a kit for $160 with the bamboo essential oil diffuser!


4. I’d recommend skipping the Step 3 (Optional) part of the sign-up process. I’ll send over an email with more details on that part of things after you sign up (if you’re going to be purchasing products monthly then it’s a great program that will give you credit back with each order and save you on shipping costs).

5. Go through the checkout process.

6.  After you sign up, send an email to mentioning the code “SDSOILS” and letting me know that you signed up through this promotion so that I will know to send you your freebies!  Feel free to ask any questions in the email and I will also help you find the information that you need.

Also fill out this form to get your freebies:

IMPORTANT:  This promotion is only available when you sign up with the sponsor ID and enroller ID as #1580039.


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