Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seeing Red (and Pink!)...Getting ready for Valentine's Day and Other Updates

Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday to decorate for! Of course, there's a lot of pink and girlyness, and I love that. While I don't do a lot, I like to add a few touches to our home.

I updated the chalkboard canvas in our living room, to start. For Christmas and the new year, I had a simple, snowy Joy to the World!


This time around, I added a lyric from a song that's popular in our house, due to Rich's fondness of The Beatles. I mean, who doesn't have a soft spot for them? I set it out with this vintage-y red lantern, and red and white berry sprays in my antique blue Mason jar.

We have this quote hanging in our bedroom, too, on two prints that I made up a year or so ago.

Sorry for the horrible photo quality, apparently our bedroom lighting is difficult to photograph with?

I also picked up this adorable tin wreath at Target recently. Naturally, I fell in love with the red polka dots!

In terms of a crafty project, I've been eyeing some felt heart garlands on Pinterest. I have some leftover felt from making my Christmas wreath, so I'm thinking about making something like this:

Source: sweetcsdesigns.com

I love these hearts, too. She made them into barrettes, but I like their layered look.

Source: www.purlbee.com

Stay tuned- if I manage anything cute inspired by these, I'll let you know!

On a completely unrelated note, we've been slowly but surely getting some more things up on our walls, and shuffling things around a bit to make it work. One thing I've wanted to do for a long time is frame some of my photos. I love to take pictures of the flowers grown in our gardens, and am excited about the new group of framed photos on our hallway wall!

Clockwise: begonias, daffodils, gladiolus, Queen Anne's lace

Lastly, I have a bit of a drive to and from school every day. Usually, I listen to NPR and catch up on news or other interesting things, or jam out to some loud, upbeat music. When the weather is yucky, it's not a fun time, but when it's a nice day, I don't mind it much. I pass a few lakes and other pretty sights, and caught this sunrise the other morning. Just beautiful! What a way to start the day.

Don't worry, I turned around and pulled over. I can't take photos at 50mph.

Have a great week!


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