Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Touches


This winter has felt off here due to the lack of snow and the warmer temps.

But…just when I was thinking mother nature should just cut her losses and try again next year, winter came in full force!  Since it finally feels winter-y around here I thought I would share some winter touches we have going on.

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When it’s cold and stormy outside, I love the lights on the garland above our fireplace…this room is so cozy. I’ve removed anything to much like Christmas, but kept the simple winter touches that reflect what is going on outside.


Because it stays cold and snowy here for a good while, I like to keep the winter vibe going with my decorating usually through February. Come March though,  I’m wanting & ready for SPRING!!

What about you? Do you find it hard to want to decorate this time of year?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

all we need is LOVE

I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post….wowza.  I was hoping 2012 would come in easy breezy, but so far it’s trying to compete a little with crazy 2011.  

Still so much good in my life…I feel truly blessed. 

Oh, and I want to say hey to all my new friends!  Thanks for coming along!! Wishing all my friends a Happy New Year! (better late than never, right? ;)

I really enjoy this time of year…a nice refreshing start after the rush of December, my birthday month and then Valentines Day and our wedding anniversary! 

I feel full of LOVE!  So, I am making the jump onto Valentines Day

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If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have seen what I was playing around with last night.  I changed up my first Thanksgiving, then Christmas, now Valentines Day vignette.  I am either sharing ideas on how to be really lazy in your decorating, OR how to be really creative and resourceful by using what you already have in every holiday throughout the year. ha! ;)  Either way…I am quite pleased with this LOVE-ly  display.

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I changed up my GIVE THANKS sign by removing the sharpie with rubbing alcohol (it did work!) and then adding in this sweet love phrase(which carries so much truth) in the same way…you can get the instructions {HERE}.  I really love the simplicity of this.

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The iced cherry blossoms transition perfectly into Valentines Day.  I replaced the little Christmas signs with my heart cut outs… made from tracing a heart cookie cutter onto a Starbucks Christmas bag.  The red and white work perfectly.  I just made sure to not get any one part of the design that looked too Christmas-y.

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I added in a couple more red accents… my garage sale books, a wood heart, and the gorgeous ribbon I used {last year} wrapped around my lamp shade with jute twine. 

Oh, and some love birds of course:)

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Do you decorate much for Valentines Day?

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