Every February 14, across the United States and around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones all in the name of Saint Valentine. Every year American spend upwards of thirteen million dollars on this holiday of love. But is it really necessary to take out a loan to show your man you love him? I think not.There are many gifts that won’t break the bank and will still show him you care.

The ingredients for making candy on a stick are simple. Pay a visit to your local candy store to purchase the sweet treats that are destined to go on your sticks. The best type of candy store is one that has a variety of loose candy in bins so you can choose among a wide array of colors and flavors. Choose soft candies such as gum drops, sugared fruit candies, and CBD gummies in bright colors. Any soft, colorful candy that will slide easily onto a stick will work for this project. You’ll want lots of oranges, reds, and yellows to make your candies stand out once they’re placed on the sticks. Kids will appreciate the brilliant hues as much as the sweet taste. You’ll also need a pack of wooden bamboo skewers and some clear cellophane to cover the candy when you finish.

You can have a lot of fun dressing with a pair of wellies. If you’re feeling feminine, dress them up with a cute jean skirt, tee, and cardigan sweater. Don’t forget about your skinny jeans. They will look super cute tucked into a pair of knee-high weatherproof boots. For extra warmth and style, wear your boots with a pair of thigh-high socks. Be sure to accent your rainy day outfits with a jazzy scarf.

Chef Burrell served first. Her savory CBD gummies dish is a Sausage Stuffed Quail in Agrodolce. Chef Symon loves the root beer glaze. Her sweet dish is a Root Beer Float with Bourbon and a Root Beer Chocolate Spice Cake and a Root Beer Caramel Sauce. All of the judges raved about her dish, saying she was starting to look comfortable.

After the kids are finished making their own kabob they’re ready to eat. If you’re making the shish kabob for a party, slide on the various goodies, then wrap the stick in plastic wrap. When served, make them even more enticing by adding chocolate and under things in which to dip the fruits and confections. Besides melted chocolate you can use sugar, confectioner’s sugar, candy sprinkles, and even jams and fruit sauces. Ice cream toppings work great, too, like caramel or hot fudge.

Another idea is let your kids paint pasta pieces (the ones with holes) with bright colors, and use them as ornaments. You can add painted cheerios or fruit loops to make a happy food Christmas tree. Make garlands with painted macaroni and colorful popcorn.

Finally, ensure your child has regular periods of physical activity. Very early I discovered that the more activity my children got, the more willing they were to cooperate when I needed them to. Children are busy little people, and they have a great deal of energy to burn off. A child with few outlets for this energy is going to be unable to sit quietly for 6 or more hours in a classroom and will ultimately suffer educationally as well as physically for his/her sedentary lifestyle.