Monday, February 13, 2012

Have a Heart

Happy Valentine's Day!

My weekend revolved around heart day. We went out for dinner on Saturday since the family usually spends a quiet evening at home on Valentine's Day. I'll cook up a special dinner with heart shaped anything and everything tomorrow.  After dinner, we went to Home Depot where I finally found a light fixture for the foyer. It wasn't the lantern style I was hoping for but it's pretty. (I'll show it in my next post.)  I told Doc my Valentine gift would be for him to put it up immediately, which he did. Woo hoo! Things like that usually don't happen so fast.

Little Man and I made a valentine mailbox for school. It was his homework. (When did they stop having time to do crafts at school?)  I used left over Christmas gift wrap and a set of playing cards.

He was all for the title.

You may remember the banquet I decorated for a couple of weeks ago. I was asked to decorate again, this time for Valentine's. Since it was a different group of people, we just repeated the same decor. It was last night and I didn't even take one picture! I'm tired.  
To add a heart theme, I bought these frames at Dollar Tree and printed out love quotes. They sold all but two of them after the banquet.

This one was for the dessert table.

Had to throw this one in for the single ladies.

Now, here's how you can have a heart...
Susan over at My Place to Yours, is sponsoring a Valentine Project for the girls of Hope Unlimited for Children. Valentine's Day in Brazil is not until June. So she is asking us to please send a couple of cards to these girls via her organization in CA. It will make their day! You will find the information HERE.

Happy Heart Day!


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your framed quotes are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Looking forward to see your light fixture!

Have a wonderful week!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such cute Valentine's ideas. Love the framed quotes. Can't wait to see the new light. Takes my hubby quite a while when a new light needs to be hung.

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

what a sweet addition to the buffet!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Tammy, you have so many great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! Please stop by and get in on my new giveaway! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!

SSM said...

Hello Tammy,

Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy your day. :)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Tammy, thank you for joining the Bloggers for Hope and sharing about the Valentine Project! Such a little effort on our part, but such a HUGE difference it makes in the life of young girls!

Your Little Man's Valentine box turned out great. He's definitely the "King of Hearts!"

I love your framed quotes, too, but seriously friend, don't you have enough on your plate right now? Do I need to teach you how to say NO? ;-) Now it's my turn... I'm off to decorate for a Valentine Eve dinner at my local women's shelter. It's one of my Sally List projects!

Marydon said...

Such warm snuggly Valentine's ... love them all, Tammy.

Happy Valentine's

Andrea said...

cute Valentine's ideas. I'm taking it easy, but making a favorite dinner and dessert for hubby and my girls =)

Heather said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Tammy! I love your son's valentine's. How very cute they are! It will be a very quiet Valentine's around here, since my husband is on a business trip!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE those Valentine quotes, such a great idea!! Can't wait to see your new light. Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the framed quotes!! What a neat idea...I can see why they were so popular. The valentines are really cute, too!


Loretta said...

Love this post...such pretty ideas! Thanks for the share! Hugs

Julie Harward said...

I can feel the love h ere...and I love your framed quotes of love too. Have a wonderful V-Day with your loved ones! :D

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Sounds like our kind of dates. Breakfast out and a trip to Walmart or the hardware store. Just time alone is so awesome.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Can I just tell you how happy I am that I am your pintrest friend! You always have the best pins. Great valentine inspiration.


podso said...

Such a pretty table! And great ideas and cookies. I remember how exciting it was to decorate valentine boxes from shoeboxes and then collect cards in them from our gradeschool class!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love your Valentine ideas! The cards cracked me up! Can't wait to see the light fixture!

Virginia said...

Merci, I feel like I"ve already been to a lovely Valentines' party.

Sarah said...

Happy Heart Day to you! Cute box. I bet it is full of special valentines tomorrow. ~ Sarah

classic • casual • home said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Cutie!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I LOVE the Valentine box and can see that you are passing down your delightful creativity... I hope that your give and receive lots of hugs and kisses today!


Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

GREAT box... the teacher must have loved it! The framed print outs are great too! Gooooooood ideas Ms. Banks.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Can't wait to see the new light. Your son's valentines box was adorable. My husband couldn't hang a light if his life depended on it. :o) He has many good traits but being handy is not one of them! You are a lucky girl. Happy Valentine's Day dear!

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
I am so sorry that I didn't even read this today. I love your box decorated up, well your little son's box that is. Very ingenious!
I have spent the day painting my kitchen and washing bricks for my bricky to put on the fireplace, I'm past exhausted!
Hope your day was wonderful, like you.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Debra from Bungalow said...

You went all out for Valentines with some great ideas! Your family must feel lots of love.

I love a lantern style light too...can't wait to see your new light.

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