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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day a little early. I was going to post more photos about our "snow day" today, but despite my love for snow, today has left me in an all around foul mood. So I think I am going to take a little more time to reflect on the day, count to 10,000, however you want to term the distance I want to put between me and today before I write about it! All that being said, I do think I have some great snow pics to share (not all of Lola!).

I've been a bit of a Valentine's Day scrooge this year. I didn't get my V-day tree up. I really was more lazy than scrooge like. By the time I got around to thinking about putting it up, it was last weekend and I decided to just skip it. I did get some decorations up though. Here is a tour...

Beginning at the front door
door

The mantlemantle
Kitchen towels towels


towels 2
In my bathroom...wait a minute...what the heck?
christmas towels
When I put up Christmas stuff, it seems I forgot something! I really did just discover this!


I'm trying to not be a total scrooge. I did send out V-day cards and got my cousins a gift. I think the outside of their gift turned out really cute. gift 1
It contains pink pancake mix with chocolate chips & 2 heart pancake molds
gift 2
Plastic hearts filled with M&M's and Reese's Pieces
gift 4
and boxes of sparkly conversation hearts
gift 3

Comments

Michelle said…
Kara! Thank you so much for coming by my blog so I could discover your adorable, adorable blog! Your Valentine's decorations are too adorable! You've done much better than me dear!

Happy V-Day!!
Sorry you had a crummy day! Hope tomorrow is better. We loved the card!!
Scrappy Girl said…
Love love love the heart garland!

I thought of you last night when the preview of SATC2 came on at the movies. I need to try out the first season cause the preview looked like something I would enjoy.
Lara Harris said…
LOVE your mantle :)

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