Episode 33: Candy Free Valentine Gifts


I never thought I’d become the mom that shuns candy. I LOVE candy. When I was a child I despised any adult who stood in the way of my mission to obtain more candy. I vowed to never be that terrible adult.

And now here I am. Funny how a little education about food and nutrition can quickly turn you into one of those horrid adults.

I feel like I’m constantly attempting to eradicate candy from our home and because of the tight grip sugar has on my psyche, it’s usually a losing battle.

That being said, I am 100% supportive of the candy free Valentine gifts I’ve been seeing pinned on Pinterest. Bye bye conversation hearts and Pixie Sticks, hello glow sticks and friendship bracelets!

This week on Crafty Mom’s Weekly Challenge I jumped on the friendship bracelet idea and here’s how they turned out!:

(video here)

Check out my previous Pinterest inspired projects  at the Stir!


  1. says

    That is a great idea for valentines. If I hadn’t already purchased my kid’s I would have thought about it =) There’s always next year.