Hi friends! How was your weekend? It was our first basketball game of the season and our team won! What a great start to the season! Yesterday, after church was a birthday party for one of Jordan’s friends (thankfully, she’s on the mend) and she had so much fun seeing her friends after missing three days of school last week!
Sunday night, I didn’t feel like it, but I did all those Sunday evening things that set the week up for success – clean kitchen, laundry, lunch prep, fridge clean out & making a plan for the week. To keep myself going, I just kept thinking how much I’ll appreciate having those things done when Monday morning hits.
I’ve been using Sunday to meal prep and plan for the rest of the week. I write out on paper my schedule for the week and the top things I need to do each day. Even though I keep a calendar on my phone, having it written out where I can see it and actually cross things off feels so good!
Next month is a big one for us! It’s Valentine’s Day, Jordan’s birthday, and then my birthday all within a week!
I wanted to have Jordan’s party at the neighborhood park, but Houston weather is too tricky in mid-February, so I just booked a jumpy place. It was the same place we went to for her friend’s birthday and the kids had a blast! I was looking at Jordan’s face while she was bouncing so high and the JOY was incredible!
Now that my holiday storage closet is all nice and organized, I’m more pumped to add some decor for each season. I didn’t have much for Valentine’s day, but I found some really darling things on Amazon that arrived in a jiffy, thanks to PRIME! I love adding even just a little bit of festive decor around the house.
It doesn’t have to be much, but I think the kids appreciate it too.
VALENTINE’S DAY – ALL ON PRIME
Tulip Wreath • Valentine Banner • Corkcicle • Kitchen Towels • Apron • Table Runner • Buffalo Check Pillows • Valentine Pillows • Faux Fur Blanket • Front Door Decor • Valentine Paper Pom Decor • Eyelash Mug • Pink Matches
Tulip Wreath • Y’all already know how much I’m loving my tulip wreath and I’ve enjoyed seeing it in your homes too! You can always tag me on Instagram and Stories @honeywerehome and I can share! I have the darker red/pink wreaths on my front door, and bought the white/light pink for my kitchen. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I love how often I get to see it!
Valentine Banner • I usually add a banner above Jordan’s bed for the holiday and it’s an easy, inexpensive way to add some Valentine decor!
Corkcickle • As a gift or for yourself, a corkcickle is awesome! And pink for Valentine’s Day. 😉 Triple isolated, it will keep your drink cold or hot for 9 hours. The silicone bottom is slip proof- good for putting on the bleachers at the ball fields with your drink of choice. Shhh, I won’t tell!
Kitchen Towels • I’ve done away with paper towels over here and don’t really miss them. We use kitchen towels and cloth napkins now. Having a set of each you truly like using or displaying is so nice!
Apron • I’ve come to enjoy putting on an apron, especially when we bake. It does help save all that flour from getting on your clothes, plus it looks absolutely adorable! The one above is only $17!
Table Runner • Dang, this runner is cute! Hearts on hearts, but more styles available.
Faux Fur Blanket • We can never have enough throw blankets around here. Not only do we cuddle up with them, they also make great decor over chairs, in baskets or folded neatly on the couch. This one is extra furry and soft.
Heart Envelope Door Decor • I just bought this adorable heart exploding envelope and it’s the cutest thing! It’s really large, so it makes a big statement and the quality is so good! I’ll be happily using it year after year.
Valentine Paper Pom Decor • If you really want to add some pizazz, this paper pom pom display will do the trick!
Eyelash Mug • How sweet is that eyelash mug?! The detail is so cute with the gold handle.
Pink Matches • Every.single.evening I light candles in the living room and one in the kitchen. The kitchen candle is my reward for cleaning up every night. The living room candles help me relax after what is usually a hustle of a day. I thought these pink matches make the cutest decor and would be a lovely gift, not to mention, useful! They come in every color.
VALENTINE’S DECOR IN OUR HOME
I switched out the Christmas decor for a fresh pink palette that works for Valentine’s Day on through Spring.
How gorgeous are these faux peonies?! I put two bouquets in this vase and I love how it looks! As much as I love fresh flowers, a good set of faux flowers is great to have on hand because they last year after year without any maintenance.
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I need washable placemats since I have two messy eaters at my family table. These wipe up easily and the wood grain and pink color is really pretty in person. Before I ordered these, I read tons of reviews on placemats. These had over 500 positive reviews and only $11 for a set of six!
We do actually use the cloth napkins. They’re nice and big, 12×12. I can just throw them in the washing machine and reuse.
I’m so happy with how this tulip wreath brightened up our kitchen. I was able to easily hang it from a suction cup hook, but on regular cabinet doors, you could try using a command hook.
The three tier tray got a holiday makeover! I had her all dolled up for Christmas in December, then she was looking pretty bare after I took those decorations down. Adding a few felt hearts and Valentine’s inspired mug was all it took to brighten it up again!
We can never have enough throw blankets at our house. This white one is light and fluffy fuzzy goodness on one side, and cozy sherpa throw on the other. You can machine wash it and dry it on low. It has over 4,000 positive reviews on Amazon and is only $28 for the 50×65 inch.
This door decoration is so darling. It’s a sturdy burlap material and the ribbon has a wire to hold its shape. This could easily work as a front door decor in lieu of a wreath, but I’m thinking I’ll be putting in in Jordan’s playroom.
My mom gets credit for putting that toy box together. I ordered it three weeks ago and it had been sitting in the box unopened because the thought of assembling it was daunting! But, she and Jordan got to it last week and I came in at the end when it was almost finished! Thanks Mom!!
Are you adding any Valentine’s decor touches to your home? Are you ready for Spring decor? I kind of have a mix of Spring and Valentine’s decor going on with the pink vibes and hearts here and there. But, I’m liking how it brought back in some fun after taking all the Christmas decor down. The house was looking kinda bare for awhile!
I can’t let today pass without paying respect to Martin Luther King, Jr. I so admire his courage and leadership and always think of how many lives he deeply touched – during his time and on into today. We are better because of him. ♥