Sorry, we’ve been sick. I’m talking a household full of head colds, a crabby teething baby, lots of skipped naps, one case of croup and one sinus infection with a round of antibiotics. Zack coughed so hard, he burst blood vessels in his ears. Yeah, it has been a seriously rough few weeks. Even worse, we got our friends sick as well and their week included a trip to urgent care. The guilt is heavy.
We are slowly on the mend. We’re still up in the night with one of the kids but I’m hoping the nights will get quieter. Just yesterday, Zack noted that our sweet Cade is finally back. He’s been endlessly crabby and it makes our already long days so much more challenging.
I have much to post about and haven’t made time but I hope to remedy that very soon. I miss blabbing to you. Until then, here is a tiny post to start the week because…
it’s officially February!
This calendar is from the Target dollar spot, isn’t it sweet? You might not be able to tell, but it’s a pale blush color. The color I’ve been itching to paint a piece of furniture…
And here’s Amelie’s adorable version she made for us at preschool:
“A piece of me I give to you. I painted this heart to say I LOVE YOU. This heart is you, the hand is me, for our family is the best that can be. I hope you save it so you can look back on it someday, at the heart I made for you on this special day.”
She calls it “her book” and we like to take it down to look at it often. <3 Oh, I love it so!
Anyway, I thought I’d show you more Valentine’s decor we have up to go along with my festive tray. First, my new mug and plate from Crate and Barrel, thanks to my MIL. It made the Theraflu go down easier.
Amelie and I made valentines (which involved A LOT of stickers) when I had to keep her home from preschool last week.
We also made a banner, which is hung in the living room. Of course, as per usual, I’ve included an atrociously dark picture of it.
Our dining room got some love injected in it too:
I couldn’t pass up the XO banner and heart wreath because both were only a buck! Speaking of a buck, that stag head is new. I scored it for cheap after the holidays and I’m liking how he fills out that wall. Better than the decor of yore, eh?
I’m still in love with the doors I painted long ago, but I’m dreaming of curtains to soften it all up a bit. Of course I have my eye on these beautiful but ridiculously expensive ones from Minted:
So gorgeous. I’m only dreaming for now. This little space sure has come a long way, hasn’t it?
Happy first day of February, everyone. It feels good to be back. <3