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February 23, 2016


One of my Christmas elves is doing a little moonlighting in between holidays.
He's on my front porch until the Easter bunny blowmolds make their annual appearance.

February 19, 2016

Time flies

We will be celebrating our 8 year "forever family" adoption anniversary in less than a month. 
I seriously can't believe how quickly these years have flown by.  We're on the last few months of Emma's senior year too.  Sigh.

February 15, 2016

Happy "belated" heart day!

I hope you spent your Valentine's day doing things you love, with the people you LOVE! 
We spent our Valentines weekend at the lake enjoying some outdoor fun.

We even spotted planes landing on the lake ice.

It was a cozy weekend full of good food, ice skating and family time.  

Before I pack my vintage heart boxes back up again, I'm realizing I never showed you my bedroom fireplace all decorated for Valentines.

I'll be hopping into Easter soon enough.  Happy belated heart day, friends.

February 9, 2016

Happy Year of the Monkey!

We kicked off the start of Chinese New Year yesterday with a visit to Josie's classroom.
 Her best friend Kaden is also adopted from China and his talented mom and I had fun sharing this special holiday with their classmates.
We used bubble wrap for firecrackers and I think Josie's teacher had just as much fun making noise as his students.
 We also passed out red envelopes filled with chocolate gold coins and Kaden's mom came up with a neat crafting activity where the kids could make a paper monkey and attach it to their paper lantern.
A fun time was had by all.  
Wishing you good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year. 

February 5, 2016

Vintage Valentine Cards

I collect lots of things (hence my overflowing craft room) but vintage valentine cards take up very little storage space and they've been fun to find in estate sale land this past year. 
Wouldn't you agree that the graphics are just so much better than modern style valentines?

 It's been fun to find different ways to display them.

 I purchased this metal card wreath after Christmas on clearance and they've been a great way to display a whole bunch.

Hard to believe that Valentine's day will be here and another collection will get tucked away.

 Happy collecting! Happy weekend, friends!