As you may know, my darling husband, Jim, passed away July 5, 2017. Since then, I've been trying to figure out how to live this new life, with the assistance of my very helpful youngest daughter and two sweet grand children. One of the things that we decided to do was embrace the holidays! I normally don't decorate for much, other than Christmas and Halloween, but am finding that celebrating other special days in a similar fashion, gives us something to look forward to, something to do, and it's just plain fun!
We recently did a bit of shopping at Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree and some thrift stores and I wanted to share some of what we bought........
|I bought two of these sweet rose hearts. Guess who ate one? PUNKIN!|
This is how we decorated with our finds - on our front porch.........
|This is actually two pieces - a sign from Hobby Lobby hooked to a wreath from Dollar Tree|
|LOVE this tin banner from Hobby Lobby!|
|Pink and White roses along with red hearts on sticks from Dollar Tree bring new life to empty flower pots!|
|Springy hanging hearts blowing in the wind|
|Yummy cookies in an old silver-plated, heart-shaped dish I found at the Salvation Army|
|Hot chocolate pods in a ceramic berry basket from Hobby Lobby|
|Dove chocolate hearts and love birds, along with peppermint sticks, occupy a pink filigree bucket from Target|
|Dollar Tree mailbox holds tea bags; dish towel from Target|
|Coffee pods are kept in white canisters that belonged to my mom|
|Mug from our honeymoon - how romantic can you get?|
On Valentine's Day, Shannon and the kids gave me an adorable and cuddly sloth, a little vase of the sweetest baby roses and a big heart-shaped box of chocolates! I gave them gifts too.........
|My great gifties!|
|Jar candle I made with glittery red and white pom poms and hand-written chalkboard tag; Jamison's pink elephant; Shannon's owl soap pump|
|Abigail's pink unicorn, candy and a sign I bought at a thrift store (there were a few other things I failed to get pics of)|
|Heart Cake and Chocolate Strawberries!|
I think that we did the holiday justice! LOL! We had a good time and although I had some really difficult moments during the day, overall it was joyous and filled with love! I also like to think that all of the love and celebration goes up to Jim to enjoy too!
So that was our Valentine's Day! We had some red lights for the porch, but they burnt out. Thats ok. We plan to hang green ones now for St Patty's Day and Purple ones for Easter!
Thank you again for being here! Hope all is well with you and yours! Hugs!
|Shannon aka Crazy Queen of Hearts LOL!|