Monday, February 12, 2018

valentines and snow days



Friends, can you feel it?  Love is in the air! 

Or is that just indigestion? 

I'm not really sure.

I'm back today with a Valentine-y post.  Now, I'm not a diamonds and roses kind of gal, I'm a homemade card and Twizzlers one.  Yes, the path to my heart is paved in licorice- and my husband knows this and realizes just how lucky he is.

So no big old romance or over the top stuff for me, but I like a little celebration.  It makes life fun, and we all need more fun in our lives.  My folks used to make things special for us- birthdays and holidays and that's what I remember and that's what I want for my kids.  And heck, I'll be honest, it's for me too.

If you have littles, if you don't- these are some fun and easy things that you can do to celebrate a little and make someone you love (and yourself!) smile.


Add some easy (and inexpensive!) decorations


Here in our entryway- I added a little wooden heart garland (that I bought at the dollar store- I think I have a dollar store problem!)  
When I bought it, it was red and that would have been fine but I painted each heart in the pastel colors of conversation hearts and added our names in red.  That little chalk heart is from there too!


I grabbed some large heart shaped glittery stickers when I grabbed my unicorn tote - and have these sprinkled through the house.  Pink and glitter and boxwood.  That's a combo I can get behind.


I found this wooden bowl at the thrift store last year and I filled it with some of my collection of Scrabble tiles.  I tossed some valentines from my kiddos on top.  Cause nothing says I love you like Star Wars.


And the mantle- it has my photo garland and some valentine-y extras, like a vintage postcard and my little lady vase who is sporting a Marge Simpson-esque 'do

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Homemade art 

I made this little XO with some potato stamps and just washi taped it to an old print I have and I really am digging the look.

Make some treats and some good old fashioned Valentine Cards!


The kids had a snow day last Friday and we took the opportunity to have a little Valentine preparation, complete with treats and a fun table set up.




I made this runner with drop cloth and potato stamps (and paint)!  


Chocolate cupcakes on a snow day- there was no argument about sitting for pics.....


It was not cold in the house- my son just needs a haircut terrible, so I made him wear a toque!  And it's from one of my fave small shop gals Shay, at Surfing Ninja Clothing.



While doing cards for their classes (which we did NOT make ourselves), they did some for each other.  These felt envelopes were ANOTHER dollar store find this year- I went back to buy two more but they were gone!  I just glued a little twine to each and tied it to their chairs.




I hope this inspired you to take a little time to celebrate and have some fun this Valentine's day with the people you love.

And some Twizzlers never hurt.

xo
Laura










Tuesday, February 6, 2018

diy valentine photo garland


Happy February friends! 

Oh February the month of love, of hearts and candy, of long a$$ gloomy days and bitter cold nights.....yep. February.  It's not my fave.

To get through these 28 days of meh (minus my sweetie pie niece's birthday and all February born friends!) I like to get out some hearts and glitter and dress the house up a bit.

I went downstairs to my cave of décor to look for my Valentine swag and found that I had way less than I thought I did.  So what does one do when they don't have enough festive décor?  One makes some, of course.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

hug life embroidered heart tote


hello friends!  

I'm already keeping up with my goals- two posts for January!  And today's is a fun one.

Last week was a day off school for my kiddos, so what do you do?  Well, friends, you go to the dollar store.  I had my arms full of neon paints, Valentine's decoration and matches and we headed up to get in line.  I was staring off into space, as I usually do, when out of the corner of my eye, I spied this.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

slow roll into January

Happy new year friends!  Yes, I may be over half a month behind, but like the title of this post, I slow rolled into January.  Like many, I'm sure, I started out with great intentions (as I always do) and then time seemed to speed up and I was moving like molasses.  In January.


But here I am, moving at a more human pace trying to get myself where I want to be.

And where is that? 

Well, thank you for asking and giving me such a good segue into my topic for today's post.......

Goals, friends.  Goals.

I have two sets of goals this year. 


House goals and me goals

I've collected and organized them in this little book (that was in a pile of little books I have collected from the dollar bins at Michael's over the years.....)





Let's dive in.