Whether or not you believe Valentine's Day is a ploy by retailers, it's never a bad idea to show someone you love them.
In that spirit, this week's Ask the Patch Pro features two local bloggers who boast knowledge of current trends, holiday arts and crafts, romantic dining and much more.
- Megan Cassidy, a Richfield resident and married mother of two, is the creator of Alphabet Adventures. Alphabet Adventures gives tons of ideas for arts and crafts projects, events and games to do with the kids. She's also great at finding a bargain, mostly free or low-cost events throughout the Twin Cities metro area. She's ready to give ideas for do-it-yourself Valentine's Day gift projects for both adults and kids. See her blog on Richfield Patch.
- Melissa Saigh is a former television producer, reporter and news anchor, turned full-time stay-at-home mom and mommy-blogger. Her blog is called Minnesota Baby, and it's about her family's adventures traveling between Minnesota and Singapore. Melissa is a Hopkins native who now lives in Minnetonka, but when her husband AJ took a job in Singapore in late 2012, they decided to make the big move to Singapore for two years. Melissa regularly reviews family, parent and child-friendly products, services and events, and still appears on television in the Twin Cities. She's always up on the latest trends, and her most recent blog highlights Valentine's Day plans for Minnesota celebrity parents, such as media personality Amelia Santaneillo.
Whether you'd like to bounce a gift idea off someone, looking for tips on local romantic restaurants, or searching for ways to get the kids involved in making Mommy or Daddy a valentine, ask away in the comments section below. Also, if you have any loving suggestions for readers, please feel free to share, too.