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Porch is feeling February festive! I kept my little faux Cyprus trees up that I used for my Christmas porch through January and was about to take them down but wasn’t quite ready to bring on the Spring flowers.
Heart string bunting banners to the rescue!
I wrapped a few around my little trees, added this cute HOME mat from Target, and then hung this glitter heart banner over my door (I added all of the hearts from the 2 banners onto one string). 15 minute decorating and bam.. we are feeling the love. :)
Sidenote worth noting: Wearing one of the cutest sweaters EVER in that porch pic. It’s slouchy and comfortable and hangs just right and has embroidered dots and the balloon sleeves are ahhh! So good. Cute with denim jeans, black jeans, pink jeans, any color jeans and I love it with a black or colored skirt too! It’s also fun with pink or red or heart earrings for this time of year. :) These are some fun V-day earring options I’ve had my eye on..
Ad and I spent the morning going through winter clothes to get ready for an upcoming ski/snow trip! The girls and I got new coats, snow boots and beanies for Christmas and we’ve been so excited to finally wear them. The two of us bundled up to go to the grocery store just to try them out.. ha. Not too far of a stretch since the grocery store near our house might as well be Alaska. We freeze every time we go! Thinking we need to just keep this gear in the back of the car and pull it out when it’s time to make a bread and popcorn run.
El took these pics and was in a hurry so Ad and I did what we usually do when she’s trying to rush us.. we took our time with lots of important and worthwhile poses.
Ellie loves the two of us so much. We like to remind her often how lucky she is to have us in her life. ;)
Speaking of El.. a little blast from the past with her cute Mail box delivery truck that grandpa helped her make so her Kindergarten class could deliver their Valentines to each other in style.
Ad’s favorite Valentine’s Day memory is making her tissue cupcake box.
She also still loves making our Valentine pretzel hugs! (*Directions on how to make these are in my IG story highlights! Same as Christmas hugs but with a pink m&m instead of a green one.) :)
Such a quick and easy treat to give as Valentines to friends or to teachers.
I used to love going all out for Valentine’s Day with my kids’ boxes and treats for their classes. So fun to put together something special and personalized.
This year? Pre-made tiger box to the rescue! I was planning on helping Koke make a Valentine box last week but before I knew it it was Thursday morning. I told him at breakfast “let’s just see what’s on Amazon that we can order for your cards and we’ll make your box next week.” He said “mom! My Valentine party is TOMORROW!” Oh. My. Word. It was!! I had totally spaced that he is out of school this entire next week and his class Valentine party was on the 7th. I dropped him off at school, rearranged my schedule for the morning and headed straight to Target. I could not have been happier to find everything we needed including a pre-assembled box that took us all of 5 minutes to put together Thursday night! Phew. Cut it close on that one.
The best part was that Kole was as excited about his new Valentine box as I was. He loved the tiger and loved that it didn’t take long to make (come to find out he wasn’t all that excited to make a box from scratch anyway). My kids are growing up and even though I have moments when that makes me sad, most of the time.. I’m ok with it. Really ok with it actually. No more making Valentine boxes and cards from scratch anymore?
Let me think about that for a minute..
Yup. 100% A-ok.