LOVE IS IN THE AIR.....VALENTINE DECOR


After I took the Christmas decorations down, the house just looked so drab and after all the inspirational mantle decorations I saw on Pinterest, I decided to go back to my old ways of decorating a little more with the various holidays. When the kids were younger I seem to do more of the seasonal Decor but kind of got away from that for holidays besides Christmas and Fall decorating. I was never one that decorated for Valentines much but I had gotten this adorable burlap banner for 90% off at Pier One last year. It was literally only two dollars so I worked around that. When seasonal decor goes on sale at Pier One, it goes 50 % off, then 75% then finally 90% fairly quickly. They still have great stuff left even at 90% off.




The XO Blocks, Metal double Love and White Pineapple are all from Hobby Lobby. In case your looking, just got them last Friday.


Mr. Nine and I feel that every day is Valentine's Day and there should never be one single day to show more love than another. We don't go all out by any means for Valentine's Day but may have a small dinner out, you know us, it'll be one of those early bird sushi specials or A brewery in the mid afternoon.



The white heart pillow is from the Target Bins. Animal Print pillows from Pier One on clearance and sooo soft! All the rest of these items were found at either Home Goods, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. 






I do love how all these little love details turned out. And I just love looking at the mantle. I added a couple other little valentine touches here and there in the house and it definitely makes it sweeter.



I did do a couple posts about this time last year relating to the idea of love if you want to check them out.

9 Ways To Win A Girl's Heart

The Importance of Self-Love

Valentine Goodie Gram

FRIDAY FAVORITES....JANUARY GO AWAY EDITION


K, can we just be done with January already? This week was in the 50's, rainy, dreary, foggy, blah!! Let's either snow pretty flakes and be cozy or warm up with sunshine so I can read on the deck. In the meantime, we will chill with the youngest, do a little binge watching and maybe some healthy food prep. Here's to your weekend sweet friends!!


1. Meeting MY TBB Sisters this Spring!
I've had a goal of meeting a fellow blogger in person but BAM~times that by 12 come Spring!!! I am over the moon to say flights and rooms are booked for Toronto and I get to meet my Blended Blog sistas. First round of fun: Drinks and a BIG Hugs and I bet side splitting laughter galore!!


2. Birthday Girl
Show this gal some love!!!! Birthday girl in the house!! If you don't already know Laura Horton from the Horton Family, you need to!! LOVE HER!!
Look at her beautiful fam!!
We like to twinkie it up


3. Week's Attire
Kohl's sweater, Lush top, The Loft Necklace

Macy's Poncho and necklace

J.C. Penny Cardigan. Old Navy dress and scarf

4. Hunter's &Tights 
Usually, I wear my Hunter Boots with leggings or skinny jeans, But I decided to try them with just some grey tights.

More Inspo




5. Shakeology
I am not a fad diet girl or a meal replacement girl. I am a eat less, move more type. However, these past 2 years, I did the Beachbody 3 day Refresh 3 times. I even did a post on it HERE and I was so very impressed. 

Wanting to jumpstart my healthy eating and trim the sweets pounds from the holidays, (I cannot believe I am telling you this but I gained 8 lbs...Eek!!) I bought the variety pack of their shakes. So Delicious. I even mapped out everything I'd be eating for this week and am proud to say, I did not deviate and feel great. 
I do not sell it or sponsor it, just love the product. I simply bought it online and the taste is soooo good! I had one shake a day, lots of water and healthy eating with no sugar.

But this weekend I will eat ONE cookie.....K, I said it. Now go enjoy!!

Oh and if you LOVE LINK-UPS, go link up your favorite, best post of the week over at 
The Blended Blog with the new The Blended Blog Loves weekly link-up!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday
xoxo

STILL BEING BOHO & NEW YEAR STYLED LINK-UP

Target is going to get the best if me; more like best of my money tree, lol. How can it go from finding nada a few years ago to them nailing current trend fashion spot on the last several seasons. Case in point this boho dress with the bell sleeves and sleeve trim detail, not to mention, the free flow comfort, just right length, lace up neckline and gorgeous color!! Computer and phone screens probably won't do it justice. On these screens, it looks red but it is more of a if you mixed pink, red and rust. Online they call it Crimson Sand and it is on sale right now for under $20. They also have it in fern green.



Not sure why I can't get away from the Boho look?


GET this darling dress HERE
It's on Clearance!!


Just love the detailing on the sleeves.



Any excuse to wear my OTK boots and tan floppy hat, both from Nordstrom, makes me 
super happy!! 



Can't wait for you to Link-Up with The Blended Blog ladies and myself for the New Year Styled Link-Up. What awesomeness are you styling'?



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