Well, Christmas is over and the decorations have all been put away for another year. It is rather depressing to me. I mean, we spend so much time decorating, planning, baking, shopping, and wrapping. Then, in a heartbeat - it is over! I like the colorful decorations, and the house looks rather bland when they are all put away. Winter is so long with nothing to look forward to, so what's a girl to do?
One of my BFF, Dawnie, likes to decorate for Valentine's Day. So several years ago, I decided to start decorating for it too. I know it is not a big holiday, and if you are single, it can be downright depressing (I'm thinking back to my jr. high years when no one sent me a carnation in school-sniff sniff). Having a special occasion to plan for and to decorate for makes it a little brighter. We don't spend much money, but I do get all my boys something little, and I try to make cut out sugar cookies and have a special meal that day. Dan and I may go out if we get a sitter, but otherwise, that's about it.
I put up some decorations the last couple of days and the house looks happy. I brought this skinny pencil tree up from the basement. Dan does not like this tree, but he's gracious enough to tolerate it for my sake :-). I put some clear lights on it and it looks so nice and makes me so happy when I look at it.
I made this wreath this afternoon with some dollar tree stuff. I thought it turned out okay. And here are some more hearts and LOVE hanging from the pine garland (which I keep up all year) in the doorways. I cut these out on my Cricut machine and made hooks using floral wire. The window clings I made on the Cricut too with some scrap vinyl.