Love Boxes for Valentine’s Day

Every year for Valentine’s Day, I put together these adorable love boxes for my husband and daughter.

The boxes themselves are very inexpensive and can be used again year after year.

I buy things sporadically so I’m not paying a lot at one time. I find cute little things I know they will like. Luckily for me, both of my loves have a sweet tooth. So candy is always a must.

Mya is much easier to shop for then my husband. So for her beauty products are always a win. I knew there were a few things she wanted so I was able to grab those for her. For my husband, he practically lives in his truck for work, so I grabbed him some beef jerky and scratch offs. He also, just got a brand new Harley Davidson so I picked up some cute Harley things for him. I knew I couldn’t go wrong with that.

These boxes are so cute and personalized. I hope it shows that I love them and am always thinking of them.

I’ve linked the products used here.

Crafting is one of my favorite hobbies. I love sharing fun ideas with my followers. How cute are these???

If you make your own love boxes, tag me on Instagram @ambur.a.vance, I’d love to see what you put in yours!

As always, have fun with it and make it unique to your loves.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Thanksgiving Traditions

For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It’s my favorite because I always get to see family I don’t see often, I love to eat, and it feels like the kick off to Christmas.

The older I get the more into Thanksgiving I become because I get to host and cook for it. I love to cook. I will try out new Pinterest recipes and try to get them picture perfect. For the most part I’d give Martha a run for her money.

Here are some of my favorite traditions :

1) Family – My family has always been the most important thing to me and spending time with them is the best. We laugh and we cry, but most of all we have a ball. Literally just hanging out either playing games like spades or dominoes. Some watch football and other just relax and enjoy each other’s company.

2) Food – I know, Thanksgiving is a lot about the traditional feast. Everyone once and a while, we switch it up and add a Mexican flare to ours. Enchiladas, chimichangas, and rice & beans. Yum! We still have most of the traditional foods when you think of Thanksgiving. It’s nice to make it our own.

3) Christmas Parade – For almost my entire adult life I’ve been attending the Grafton Thanksgiving/Christmas parade. This is generally the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My daughter for the last 7 years have been in the parade either for Girl Scouts or Cheerleading.

We also watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade on TV on Thanksgiving. Seeing all the floats and huge balloons is always so exciting.

4) Thankful Game: When I would host I’d buy a banner that was blank to fill out and ask everyone to take one and write down something they are thankful for. Then we’d hang it up and read them. It’s fun to see what everyone would write.

Shop the Thankful Banner here.

I know my husband and I can not wait for pumpkin pie. Last year I made this delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. It was so quick and easy.

What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? When I was a kid we would eat and then go bowling. Maybe that’s something I need to bring back.

Are you cooking or hosting? I have the year off from hosting, but I am in charge of the Cheesy potatoes and spinach artichoke dip.

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!! I am beyond grateful for all my followers and taking the time out of your day to read my blog!

Xoxo,

Ambur