Wow! I can't believe it is nearly Valentine's Day! I don't normally go all out for Valentine's Day.. or any holiday, other than Christmas, I suppose.. but something about bringing a few dashes of color into the house during this gloomy month seemed so appealing to me! Plus, dare I say, I may finally be in a groove with our newborn who is hardly a newborn anymore since he will be 8 months old!
Anyway, back to how Cupid hit a few arrows into by butt and convinced me to decorate a little around here. I've missed having a few crafts around the house that make me smile each time I walk past them.
First up, our family room mantle. I used two Christmas stocking hooks to hold up a curtain rod. Then I tied pieces of card stock that I placed back to back since both sides would be seen. On one side, I left it blank. On the other, I printed out pictures of my *loves*. I just love walking past it and catching a glimpse of one of my sweet little babies. Better yet, is when we have guests and I catch them walking up to examine and fawn over those adorable faces. I even through in a few of Bryan and I.
Next up, is my kitchen mantle. I cut out some card stock hearts and sewed them together. Boom! Easy Peasy Banner! And It makes me so happy! It was so easy, that I was able to hold my baby in one arm, feed the hearts through my sewing machine with my other hand.. and even sip some coffee. It was such a peaceful morning since the older kiddos and Bryan were playing out in the snow. Once the banner was done, it was nap time for the little man and I was finally able to join them out there! So worth it!
Finally, in the dining room, I made some paper mason jars to fill up my frames. Whoop whoop! Loving all of these touches of love!
Speaking of chocolate.. I mean, what? Yes! My mom made me and brought me this! Does she know the way to my heart or what? Can I tell you something kinda funny? When I'm pregnant, I have very few cravings. In fact, I have more food aversions than I do cravings! But wham-bam! Once that baby is out, I NEED CHOCOLATE. Maybe it's because I need caffeine to keep me moving? Honestly, that's my only theory. Anybody who has some scientific documents, I'd love to see them! Maybe then, I could curb this addiction? ha! Who am I kidding! Just keep giving me chocolate! Thanks mom! You did a wonderful job and it's almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Goodness! How long after Valentine's Day is it acceptable to keep these hearts hanging around the house? I just love all the love going around here! Whether you're spending Saturday alone or with someone you're smitten with, I hope your day is fill with chocolate!