1.31.2012

Happy February, Share the Love!

HAPPY FEBRUARY!!!
HAPPY ALMOST VALENTINES DAY!!!

I will confess… I used to HATE valentines day.
Yep, I was that girl who hated valentines day pre-bf. guilty. 

Now going on year two with a valentine I have caught the fever.
Red, pink, white, GLITTER… GLITTER… GLITTER
(cause really the only thing I am loving more than valentines day is GLITTERRRRR) 


I live by myself in a tiny town soooo I decorating my house for a holiday is not on the top of priorities list… EXCEPT I really love to do it so I gave myself a budget of $10 to decorate. 

Thanks to the lovely and slightly addictive sales at Hobby Lobby 
this was totally do-able.


This banner makes me so happy. 
I love the pop of glitter against the vintage book pages!
I bradded the pages so that they can slide along the twine in case I needed to add another page for another holiday phrase. 
I  used Velcro to attach the glitter paper to the book pages so I can switch out the phrases for more holidays! 


This "print" was sorta an accident. 
I had an empty frame on my wall while I was waiting for a new picture.
So I decided to mess around with the extra supplies I had left over. 
I turned the "I" and "U" to the opposite side in order for them to pop against the silver back ground an other silver chip board letters! 

I really enjoy simplicity.
I repurposed this wreath from my Christmas wreath.
I detached the poinsettia and attached 
a simple glitter paper heart and chip board "XO". 
Simple and sparkly… my kinda wreath. 


 
Reese and I don't really do "gifts" for valentines. 
(don't worry reese doesnt read the blog :) )
So I decided that a date jar would be a great compromise.  
I filled this jar with lots of fun date ideas. 
Because we are in a long distance relationship (boo)
I added things we can do in all 3 cities we frequent! 
My favorites include: Fort Night, Chopped Cooking Night and a Wine tasting! 

I figured that 10 dates would last longer than chocolate… especially around me. 

The actual jar on the other hand is totally just for me though. 
All I did was dip the rim in glue and then roll it around in glitter. obsessed. 
I set the glitter with a generous spray of hairspray! 

I am linking up with :

For SHARE THE LOVE FEST!!

Go check out there blogs to see their wonderful valentines creations! 
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27 comments:

Jessica said...

OMGGG loving that book banner!
And the fact that you can reuse it - totally stealing that idea.
I'm decorating next week and I can't wait :)

Adam & I don't do gifts either - we'd rather do something instead of give something...so I love the Date Jar!

Yay :)
xo

Amy said...

Oh my SOOOOO cute, the banner is my fav, oh and the picture, the wreath too! haha & yes I'm guilty for loving VD just as much... ahhh I can't wait :)

Kara said...

So fun! I'm loving this linkup! I found your blog through this and will be your newest follower!

Mrs. Darcy said...

Wow! That book banner is fabulous. I am going to steal that idea for my classroom!

All that for $10-I am majorly impressed!

Liz said...

ahhhhh I love all of these! That book banner is amazing & the date jar?!?!?! I have to make one for the hubs!! Thanks for linking up :)

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

love the wreath! very cute! :)

Digger said...

I love that vintage book banner!! That's adorable!! Thanks for linking up with us at the Find Some Love Fest!!

All The Love In The Universe
Digger

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love that banner! Well, we love everything you made! And what girl doesn't love GLITTER?? :-) We have had so much fun with the Find Some Love Fest! So happy to connect with other amazing bloggers.
We are following you and we'd love for you to visit our blog.
Have a great day!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
http://www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com

Meg {henninglove} said...

i agree i was that girl too who hated valentines day because i never had a boyfriend. now i have a husband and look forward to celebrating it but he tends to forget about that day. oh well, still love him anyways. i love all of those valentine's day decorations!

Aubrey said...

SO SO SO cute!!
I am obsessed with the banner.
Will most likely be making my own this weekend with our last name!

XO!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Great banner! It's perfect!

Kathleen said...

I LOVE THAT BOOK BANNER!!!! Seriously that is soooo cute! In fact, all your items are adorable! Good job!! Now I'm off to make that banner! :)

Meg Cady said...

Steal away girlllllll!!!
Again cant wait to see your decorations!
Happy WEDNESDAY wednesday wednesday.

:)

Meg Cady said...

Thanks for the follow!
Glad you decided to join the party!

Meg

Meg Cady said...

Thanks for the opportunity to link up!
The date jar is really fun there all kinds of fun, fancy and laid back dates in there!!
I love the banner too! So fun!
Love your blog!

Meg

Meg Cady said...

HOW DID I NOT THINK ABOUT THIS FOR MY CLASSROOM.
(Pic please if you do it in there)
You're brilliant!

Meg!

Meg Cady said...

Thanks for the opportunity for the link up!!!
Love your blog!!!

xo
Meg

Meg Cady said...

For REALLLLZ my obsession with glitter is OUT of CONTROL.
Love your blog… SO greatttt!


Thanks again!
Meg

Meg Cady said...

Ohhhh what a great spin off! I wanna see how you do it (aka blog it!!)

You're GREAT!

xo
Meg

Brittney Denman said...

Adorable! I love decorating for holidays!

Meg Cady said...

YAY I love that everyone is loving the banner! hope it turned out great!!!!

xo
meg

Meg Cady said...

girl. ME TOO.
happy day!

xo
meg

Emma said...

Omg!! Look at you getting crafty over here! So cute! I love that you can switch out the phrases by the velcro on the vintage book pages. <3

Classy in KC said...

Just found you through the Find the Love Fest!! And these ideas are so precious! I totally want to do the vintage pagers with with letters on them.

Renee said...

That love banner is amazing!!

Meghan said...

Love the Book Banner and the Print! I have all the things on hand to go make that print now, if I do I will be sure to link back to you!

My boyfriend and I just closed the distance. How far away are you 2?

xoxo Meghan

Kirsty said...

Stumbled across your blog i've been reading for ages i Love it! I love the date Jars - something I am definitely going to try x

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