Holiday Switcheroo

Up until yesterday, my Christmas tree was still up. Okay, not our real, live, six foot glittering tree but a decorative tree nonetheless. It's a three foot tall blue tinselly tree that I put oversized pink and gold ornaments on. I adore it. Fuzzy feelings aside, I needed to come to grips with the fact that the holidays were over an entire month ago.

I also had several apothocary jars full of glittering bulbs still out and a huge ornament wreath on my front door, but I digress.

I'm trying to get on top of things, so I thought why not start decorating for Valentines Day? Now that we have Charlotte I feel this great responsiblity to make holidays extra special, even if they were made up by Hallmark.

I had a budget of about, oh, zero dollars. Money is t-i-g-h-t so I scavanged through the house to see what I could come up with.

I have a Martha Stewart heart punch, and grabbed a billion (free!) paint samples from Menards. I punched out oh, about a billion hearts, and strung them with bright pink thread. Charlotte helped. By helped I mean she sat at the table putting her pile of paint chip hearts into a cup, dumping the cup, and repeat. And repeatedly trying to eat the paint chips (do they really taste that good)?

Anyways, she was happy as could be, so it was nice that we were sitting at the table together working on a project.

I strung a long garland above a big cabinet that houses all my dishes and glasses...


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