Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day . . . with a side of extra

One of my goals in life is to have my children grow up and realize their mom was a freak . . . about holidays. I just love decorating the house with little touches of the season. I think it makes it feel more cozy and inviting.
How about this for a warm welcome when you come into my house? Probably should have turned the lamp on for added effect but let's face it, I'm not a home blogger or a photographer.
Can I just tell you that finding Valentine's decorations is not that easy. I was on a mission to find cute stuff and went to all the typical haunts but was underwhelmed. I do love a banner for the mantle these days since I don't have much room for tchotchkes.
My favorite place to add things is on the shelves in the family room . . . so many little spots to fill with cute stuff.
And the other side . . . would you just look at my sweet Abby in that picture . . . I miss her so.
And a few more random things . . . I can't put candy in this candy dish because Zeus would get a belly ache from eating it all.
I got this little vase at the Dollar Store . . . what a score (said no one ever except me)!
But the piece de resistance to my Valentine's Day decor is this adorable pillow. I mean I just thought it was the cutest with the conversation hearts. But wait . . . when I went to take the tags off it, I realized I had missed something amazing!
Shut up! The other side lights up. Can you even stand it? I mean that is just the tackiest most fabulous thing ever. EVER. 
Here's the candy corner that has been on my counter for a few weeks . . . and I'm proud to say I've only had one peppermint patty the entire time. I'm trying to cook healthy and buy organic, but kids love a treat. My kids have left most of it alone except for a nibble here and there. My hope is that they don't become indulgent adults because they were denied yummy things when they were growing up . . . so far, so good.
And speaking of indulging kids, Zeus and I made an early morning Chick-Fil-A run before the kids got up to surprise them with 30 count nugget trays. The boys tackled one before school and Amanda wants to take hers to share with friends at school . . . I thought that was sweet. In fact, she's the one that told me about the heart shaped nugget trays. Pretty genius of CFA if you ask me.
So there you have it . . . I wish you all the hearts and flowers and warm and fuzzies today . . . hug someone you love.


  1. Heart shaped nugget trays???? I know what I am doing next year! That is genius! I didn't do any decorating this year, but I definitely plan to decorate for all the little holidays next year when Zoe is older to make it fun for her. We got her a little gift this morning and I sent her to daycare with applesauce pouches and glittery Minnie stickers for the kiddos in her class, and sugar cookies for her teachers. I want her to have fond memories like that :) That light up pillow is too much! I LOVE IT!

  2. how cute! that pillow made me laugh :)
    i forgot it was vday yesterday (oops); my husband had to remind me and then said YOU ARE SO UNROMANTIC! lol

  3. I am totally getting the nugget trays next year too. How did I not know that???

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