Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend Recap & Valentines at Home!

Look at what it looks like outside here today!!
Holy snow!
More on that in a minute.
First, let's talk sports.
Trysten had his first basketball game of the season on Saturday.
He loved it.
His team is called the Red Raiders...although their uniforms are orange.
The whole league has orange uniforms.
Made it a little difficult for the kids to decipher their teammates from their opponents.
Well...maybe it was just me.
Carter does NOT understand why I take so many pictures.
Look at his face.
Can you tell?
Hot chocolate and basketball.
Awesome.
Okay.
Back to the snow.
Ryan brought the boys' ski clothes down from the attic,
and the party was on.

Good times!
This is where I spent most of Sunday.
With the fire going.
My mother-in-law taught me how to
cross stitch while in NY,
so I camped out in the recliner and made the little ditty below.
You'll see what I did with it in a few.
Next month is "LOVE" month,
but I decided to break out the decor now,
so we could enjoy it for more than just 2 weeks.
Sue me.
Sass, you might need a "vomit bag" with all
the shmoopiness you're about to encounter.
Just sayin.
The "IN OUR HOME..." sign was already on the mantle,
but I thought it was perfect for Valentine's Day, so I left it.
I found the directions for the heart garland on Martha Stewart's site,
So easy.
Remember my NOEL letters from my Christmas mantle?
I used the L, O and E and just bought a V (I painted and blingged that bad boy out.)
to spell LOVE.
I added a little ribbon and a rose to the O.
So easy.
Remember these candles from Christmas?
Yep.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel.
Use what you already have.
I made these tags to hang on the candlesticks.
I used these 3 red guys in a Christmas vignette.
Same black and white polka dot ribbon.
I just changed the contents under the glass domes.
So easy.
It's kind of hard to see because of the glare,
but all I did was cut out hearts from scrapbook paper,
sprinkle a few scatter hearts, wrote a Valentine themed word on the hearts
annnnnnnnnnnnd DONE.
Ryan and I bought these kissing monkeys in New Orleans,
and I thought they were perfect for Valentines.
Have you noticed I love to decorate with these little signs?
I love these chalkboard hearts.
I wrote on them with a chalkboard marker
and adhered them all over the place.
Fun!
More signs!
I made this for a lamp that needed some love.
I bought this little sign in the craft section at Hobby Lobby.
It was primed and ready to be painted.
I changed out the ribbon, sprayed it with chalkboard paint, added a heart
and wrote on it with...again...a chalkboard marker.
A $2.99 purchase from Target.
See the "LOVE" cross stitch?
I changed out the Scrabble tiles.
I know.
I'm jumping the gun on Valentine's Day,
but who cares!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, friends!!
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25 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

HOLY CUTENESS! Where in the world do you find the time and energy with 4 boys!!?? Jealous indeed! You have it all for every season!BTW --that snow you all got today is set to arrive here after 12am.

Amanda said...

Love it all as usual!!!

The Lenzers said...

looks super "lovely" there! I was gonna do some vday decorating this week. the boys have some special project hearts to make.

Funny in My Mind said...

I decorated my dining table for Valentine's Day (our anniversary) as soon as the Christmas decor went bye bye. I also incorporated lots of the red stuff from Christmas. I bought a heart garland from Pier 1 just like your cute handmade one. Love all your cute signs. Do a fun tutorial for those of us who are homemade "challenged" and have to buy everything. Too stinkin' expensive!
Go here to see my table.

http://inmyminditisfunny.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy-tuesday-i-really-enjoyed-seeing.html

Tell me where you found your red and white throw on the sofa.

Amelia said...

You have "Love" spread around everywhere..all so cute....certainly some excellent inspirations for us out here in the blog world.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL, every single bit! hugs, jen

Catch A Falling Star said...

Whoa!
You have been busy!
My favorite of them all were the Scrabble tiles...love it!!

starnes family said...

There is something wrong with you.

Seriously.

But, I love it! And, I want some of those precious tags. For all holidays!

Shannon said...

I LOVE your fun Valentine decorations, too cute. I was going to wait until February to decorate for Valentines, but I might just have to start a little early. Blessings!

Dining Delight said...

With such fabulous decorations, no wonder you wanted to decorate for V's day early! What a fun place you have made your home! Little decorations in so many places! I saw a wooden "LOVE" sign uptown the other day and after seeing yours, I want to get it!

DD

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your Valentine decorations are so cute. As I put Christmas away Valentines goes up. This is the only time of year that pink and red works together.

Just Simply Live said...

Fun pics of the kids and THANK YOU for the Valentine inspiration. Very cute home.

Sara said...

Sass isn't the only one who might need a barf bag. :)

Very cute stuff though!! I bought some of those tags at Hobby Lobby after seeing yours and did homemade Christmas tags on all of our gifts this year. They turned out cute! Great idea!!

I wish I knew how to cross stitch!

La said...

Your house looks so romantic with all the Valentines. I love it!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

I love your decor! Thanks for linking up! I actually saw your link at Cottage Instincts was was gonna invite you over to link to my Love Linky Party, but you beat me to it! Awesome! And thanks for placing the button in your post. I appreciate it! Have a great day!

Shawna said...

Very cute! Now I want to get my Valentine decorations out of the attic and add some of your ideas.

Jen said...

Your home is so cute...and filled with LOVE for sure! My favorite things from this post are the tags you made...adorable!!!

Blessings,
Jen

Impulsive Addict said...

I hate your face for being so artsy crafty.

Now, can you make me some cute stuff? I will totally pay you for your hard work. For reals. I have NOTHING for V-day except for what I decorated my classroom with and it's in storage and it's probably infected with kid germs and stuff.

merrilee said...

You inspire me....not kidding. I love it all. Your home is beautiful and warm all at once.

The Rand's said...

Love all of you Valentine decor. Makes me want to decorate my house!

Hope things are well!

Stacey said...

Love the decorations! Can you come decorate my house?

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Very cute!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Hi there you have been featured at CraftOManiac. Thanks Jen

Paula Montalvo said...

I love all your picture frames. You inspired me to do my own little frame vignette. I put a link to your site in my post today! <3 Paula

I'm Ashley said...

OK, I found you on "While He Was Napping" the Valentine link up! I love your header and your cute family, I love your house, your decor, your v-day decorations..I basically love it all. haha. You have GREAT style! I am so looking forward to following:)

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend Recap & Valentines at Home!

Look at what it looks like outside here today!!
Holy snow!
More on that in a minute.
First, let's talk sports.
Trysten had his first basketball game of the season on Saturday.
He loved it.
His team is called the Red Raiders...although their uniforms are orange.
The whole league has orange uniforms.
Made it a little difficult for the kids to decipher their teammates from their opponents.
Well...maybe it was just me.
Carter does NOT understand why I take so many pictures.
Look at his face.
Can you tell?
Hot chocolate and basketball.
Awesome.
Okay.
Back to the snow.
Ryan brought the boys' ski clothes down from the attic,
and the party was on.

Good times!
This is where I spent most of Sunday.
With the fire going.
My mother-in-law taught me how to
cross stitch while in NY,
so I camped out in the recliner and made the little ditty below.
You'll see what I did with it in a few.
Next month is "LOVE" month,
but I decided to break out the decor now,
so we could enjoy it for more than just 2 weeks.
Sue me.
Sass, you might need a "vomit bag" with all
the shmoopiness you're about to encounter.
Just sayin.
The "IN OUR HOME..." sign was already on the mantle,
but I thought it was perfect for Valentine's Day, so I left it.
I found the directions for the heart garland on Martha Stewart's site,
So easy.
Remember my NOEL letters from my Christmas mantle?
I used the L, O and E and just bought a V (I painted and blingged that bad boy out.)
to spell LOVE.
I added a little ribbon and a rose to the O.
So easy.
Remember these candles from Christmas?
Yep.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel.
Use what you already have.
I made these tags to hang on the candlesticks.
I used these 3 red guys in a Christmas vignette.
Same black and white polka dot ribbon.
I just changed the contents under the glass domes.
So easy.
It's kind of hard to see because of the glare,
but all I did was cut out hearts from scrapbook paper,
sprinkle a few scatter hearts, wrote a Valentine themed word on the hearts
annnnnnnnnnnnd DONE.
Ryan and I bought these kissing monkeys in New Orleans,
and I thought they were perfect for Valentines.
Have you noticed I love to decorate with these little signs?
I love these chalkboard hearts.
I wrote on them with a chalkboard marker
and adhered them all over the place.
Fun!
More signs!
I made this for a lamp that needed some love.
I bought this little sign in the craft section at Hobby Lobby.
It was primed and ready to be painted.
I changed out the ribbon, sprayed it with chalkboard paint, added a heart
and wrote on it with...again...a chalkboard marker.
A $2.99 purchase from Target.
See the "LOVE" cross stitch?
I changed out the Scrabble tiles.
I know.
I'm jumping the gun on Valentine's Day,
but who cares!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, friends!!
Linked up to:



25 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

HOLY CUTENESS! Where in the world do you find the time and energy with 4 boys!!?? Jealous indeed! You have it all for every season!BTW --that snow you all got today is set to arrive here after 12am.

Amanda said...

Love it all as usual!!!

The Lenzers said...

looks super "lovely" there! I was gonna do some vday decorating this week. the boys have some special project hearts to make.

Funny in My Mind said...

I decorated my dining table for Valentine's Day (our anniversary) as soon as the Christmas decor went bye bye. I also incorporated lots of the red stuff from Christmas. I bought a heart garland from Pier 1 just like your cute handmade one. Love all your cute signs. Do a fun tutorial for those of us who are homemade "challenged" and have to buy everything. Too stinkin' expensive!
Go here to see my table.

http://inmyminditisfunny.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy-tuesday-i-really-enjoyed-seeing.html

Tell me where you found your red and white throw on the sofa.

Amelia said...

You have "Love" spread around everywhere..all so cute....certainly some excellent inspirations for us out here in the blog world.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL, every single bit! hugs, jen

Catch A Falling Star said...

Whoa!
You have been busy!
My favorite of them all were the Scrabble tiles...love it!!

starnes family said...

There is something wrong with you.

Seriously.

But, I love it! And, I want some of those precious tags. For all holidays!

Shannon said...

I LOVE your fun Valentine decorations, too cute. I was going to wait until February to decorate for Valentines, but I might just have to start a little early. Blessings!

Dining Delight said...

With such fabulous decorations, no wonder you wanted to decorate for V's day early! What a fun place you have made your home! Little decorations in so many places! I saw a wooden "LOVE" sign uptown the other day and after seeing yours, I want to get it!

DD

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your Valentine decorations are so cute. As I put Christmas away Valentines goes up. This is the only time of year that pink and red works together.

Just Simply Live said...

Fun pics of the kids and THANK YOU for the Valentine inspiration. Very cute home.

Sara said...

Sass isn't the only one who might need a barf bag. :)

Very cute stuff though!! I bought some of those tags at Hobby Lobby after seeing yours and did homemade Christmas tags on all of our gifts this year. They turned out cute! Great idea!!

I wish I knew how to cross stitch!

La said...

Your house looks so romantic with all the Valentines. I love it!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

I love your decor! Thanks for linking up! I actually saw your link at Cottage Instincts was was gonna invite you over to link to my Love Linky Party, but you beat me to it! Awesome! And thanks for placing the button in your post. I appreciate it! Have a great day!

Shawna said...

Very cute! Now I want to get my Valentine decorations out of the attic and add some of your ideas.

Jen said...

Your home is so cute...and filled with LOVE for sure! My favorite things from this post are the tags you made...adorable!!!

Blessings,
Jen

Impulsive Addict said...

I hate your face for being so artsy crafty.

Now, can you make me some cute stuff? I will totally pay you for your hard work. For reals. I have NOTHING for V-day except for what I decorated my classroom with and it's in storage and it's probably infected with kid germs and stuff.

merrilee said...

You inspire me....not kidding. I love it all. Your home is beautiful and warm all at once.

The Rand's said...

Love all of you Valentine decor. Makes me want to decorate my house!

Hope things are well!

Stacey said...

Love the decorations! Can you come decorate my house?

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Very cute!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Hi there you have been featured at CraftOManiac. Thanks Jen

Paula Montalvo said...

I love all your picture frames. You inspired me to do my own little frame vignette. I put a link to your site in my post today! <3 Paula

I'm Ashley said...

OK, I found you on "While He Was Napping" the Valentine link up! I love your header and your cute family, I love your house, your decor, your v-day decorations..I basically love it all. haha. You have GREAT style! I am so looking forward to following:)