I have never really decorated for Valentines Day. It's just not a holiday I get too excited about. (Maybe it's from having worked in a flower shop 15 hours straight on Valentines Day in the past.) :) I decided to get a couple Valentine decorations this year, to make it fun for Patriot and Samantha. I thought this simple love and heart were perfect. I bought them at the store I work at, Simple Country Treasures. You can also see my new plate rack in this picture. I love it!
We had a great Christmas! This was the first year both my kids were willing to sit by the tree and take a nice picture with full cooperation. Yay!
Now, I will admit I was as excited as Samantha at what Santa left her.............
The Colonial American Girl Felicity!!!!
When I was a teen, I would get American Girl catalogs in the mail. I loved looking at them, and hoped I would have a little girl to buy them for one day. I'm so glad Samantha likes them as much as I do! We are hoping to make a trip to The American Girl Place in Chicago next year.
Right after the New Year, Samantha had her first dance recital. She was very excited and did such a good job. All the girls were so cute to watch.
It took me a while to get all my Christmas put away. It's funny how you can go from being in such a Christmas mood, to instantly wanting it all put away, simple and clean, as soon as Christmas is over. I have also been in a mood for change, so I have been moving things around.
I decided to bring my shorebirds back out. I like them on my corner cupboard for now.
I am also reworking my peg rack shelf. I feel like taking a break from prairie dresses and bonnets. I found this basket at Simple Country Treasures to put in place of my dress for now.
We have had quite a bit of snow this winter. I am starting to feel spring fever coming on. I am ready to see green, flowers, and more sunshine. I am thinking about bringing my spring decor out next weekend. I am also slowly working on my bathroom makeover, and a surprise big girl makeover for Samantha's room.
Now I'm off to catch up on my Olympics. I will be back next week, with some hints of spring pics!When do you usually put your spring out?