One of my journey goals for my 2012 is to celebrate each holiday like I used to do in the past. I've noticed in the last few years I've let that "tradition" go - it was just to much extra work. So when I decided to pull out my Valentines decorations - I was surprised that I only came across a couple of hearts and a pillow
I made the pillow a few years back from a Needl Love pattern - but those few little hearts and little pillow I bought a few years ago. So you can see I got nuttin to show ya. I get my love of holiday decorating from my Mother Tother who always has sweet decorations around for whatever holiday is coming up and her home always looks so wonderful. What she said to me this year really struck a cord. She said I love to decorate my house for me - I don't care if anyone see's it or not - I do it for myself. Hmmmmm I think I've gotten away from that. I used to go all out and decorate when the kids were little and even as they got older. But when they moved out of the house I think I lost my decorating mojo. But I realized my Mother Tother was right - it's important to me for that creative part hiding inside and it's important for making my house a home for Mr. Farmhouse and I cuz he always loves what I do. Do any of you out there find yourself "slacking" because it's to much work to do now when no one else is around to enjoy it? Thanks Mom - I don't think I told you that - your kicking my seasonal decorating mojo back into gear. Now I know for next year - heart decorations are limited and needed - into my notebook that goes. Yes I have a notebook for a brain - otherwise I forget :).
I did finally find a spot that I like for my monthly little quilts - you can see there's a little heart on the branch :)
It's above my cupboard and attached to on old window - it works :)
For part of my birthday present my Mom sent me an adorable little girl with a heart dress and she's holding a little set of dangling hearts that's hard to see. She bought one and thought I needed one as well
Then you see my adorable little bear with the heart. Well how many of you are familiar with the Vermont Bear Company commercials that come out every year at this time - well this year their big push was a 4ft bear - and how the guy will be thanked in a big way because of the big bear. Well Mr. Farmhouse and I laugh every time that commercial comes on - which isn't the reaction I think their wanting, lol. So this morning when I got up and headed over to get my first cup of coffee there sat this sweet little bear with a cute note. I'm still smiling and chuckling about that - I think he's hoping to be thanked in a big way LOL. We plan on a quiet night at home with a great dinner and a fire. We've got lots on our plate for the next 2 weeks - so a quiet night at home with a fire - sounds wonderful to us.
Happy Valentines Day - I hope you spend it with people that you love :).
Until Next Time