2.06.2009

Love Is In The Air







We have been getting a little Valentine's fever around here the last week. We hung up one of our favorite Valentine's decorations, these cute floating hearts. I saw it in a magazine a few years ago, and they have been our favorite ever since. We cut out hearts from some craft foam, took some fishing string, and glue gunned them to it. We then just taped them up.


I love to keep up some of my red Christmas decorations right through Valentine's Day, my family room wall is one example. I love these vases, they are so versatile. In other seasons I put real flowers in them, but for now they are home to a little bit of red.

The kids as well have been getting excited for their Valentine's party at school next week. It brings back great memories from my youth. It was always a big deal to make a special Valentine's box to take to school the day of the party. We would get out the glitter and fancy doilies and cut and paste to our hearts content. We would write out a card for each person in our class and add some candy hearts to the envelope, careful as not to give any mushy ones that said "I love you" or "kiss me" to the boys. Yuck!

My kids are no different, for the past couple days they have been busily signing cards on these cute little treat bags we made. (Thanks Lisa for the inspiration from your blog for the little logo on the front. ) It's always a treat on the day of the party to see them come home and all sit on the floor to open their Valentine's. They sort through the candy and compare the "love notes" they received from their friends. Isn't being a kid great!

10 comments:

Dre + Drew - Southern Living - Georgia said...

Love your Valentine Room, is that your office love the red!! The vases are gorgeous. I need to come see your home! I agree it is fun being a kid

Pittman Four said...

Hello, this is Kimberly Pittman and I am in the Rivercrest ward. I get to see your little Brooke everyday. I'm a new Special Education teacher at her school. I work with a few of her classmates. She figured out that we went to the same church, just by me saying that I know who her family is. You have a sweet little girl. I enjoy seeing her each day. She has such a sweet smile.

The Simon Family said...

Monae! Love your wall & hanging hearts! I still remember the little Valentine party you threw at your house. Fun memories. :) Great photos as well. Feel like I'm looking at pictures from my Pottery Barn catalog. :)

Christopher said...

Those hearts are adorable, especially with your red wall. Love your family room wall!! So clever. Happy Valentines Day!

Lisa said...

Oh, sorry. That 'Christopher' is really Lisa. Wrong account.

Chrystina said...

WoW! Monae! You can come do my place anytime! Really cute and I am feeling the love!

Also, how did you make that extra big dry erase board calendar??

Nancy said...

Amy says you do everything well. I believe it. :)

The Byrd's said...

I love that wall and the decorations! I can't wait to start decorating our house...we are buying our first house I can't wait I just don't like the stress getting into one. Wish I could go back to being a kid!!

Lettie said...

I loved your hearts so much that I made some and put them up today. What a great idea!
Collette

Starbuck Family said...

Collette,
I am so glad you tried them. Aren't they fun? It's so great our paths crossed again-small world I know.

Chrystina,
I made the whiteboard out or 32 inch boards from lowes. I added metal to the back so that it would be magnetic. It was a pain and is super heavy, but I love how it turned out.

-Monae