I had fun the other day putting together these adorable little embellished Valentine gift tags.
I couldn’t resist the heart washi tape, stickers, and cute gift tags one day while at the craft store. A few of them just had to come home with me so I could have a little fun.
Then I went to Target and found some stickers in the Dollar Spot that I knew would pair perfectly with the gift tags.
So one day while the girls were working on a craft project of their own I joined them at the table and withing a few minutes I had created this set of fun Valentine gift tags.
I don’t know about you but that’s my kind of time frame for a project. That’s all I’ve got around here! Wouldn’t they look adorable tied to a bouquet of roses for a significant other, around a stuffed animal for your special someone, or as the final touch for a candy bag?
These are simple to recreate with fun stickers and your own gift tags or you can purchase this set for yourself using the PayPal link below.
I hope you are as excited about Christmas as we are over here. Noah and Esther can hardly contain their excitement. I think they are the most excited about the Christmas Eve service where we worship.
Esther is convinced that attending the Christmas Eve service calls for a fancy dress. So “fancy” she will be. Noah’s wardrobe is still up for debate… mainly because she hasn’t thought about it yet.
The groceries were bought yesterday for all the yummy cooking we plan to do and hopefully the gift shopping will wrap up tonight. So, as we begin to slow down I thought it would be fun to share with you our Christmas decor this year.
I am a sucker for red. I love it this time of year! I had fun using it on our mantel and around our fire place. It was fun decorating our new space this year. I tend to get in the habit of placing the same decorations in the same spot each year. Do you ever run into that problem? For instance the red glitter ornament used to hang above our dining table… until this year. He looks pretty happy hanging above the mantel this year.
Ok, I know this might not have been one of your main concerns when moving into a new space but I promise you knowing where to put the tree has been on my mind ever since we moved in. I love the location we chose. The tree is visible from several different rooms and has plenty of space for presents under it. We also didn’t have to rearrange our living area. And as usual we added another ornament to tree to commemorate our 8th anniversary together. This year we splurged and had 2nd row seats to see the Lion King here in Memphis. So one afternoon while the girls were sleeping at Disney I found this festive looking Simba in the Christmas Shoppe. Now that we have been married eight years (almost nine) we have a little collection of ornaments going on and it’s fun to be reminded of each anniversary every year when decorating the tree. I’ve even started writing the year on each one so I can keep them all straight. Because my blogging has been less than stellar this year (2016 will be better, I promise), I realize you may not have a complete feel for the layout of our place. For a better understanding check out the layout of the floorplan here. Michael Luke surprises me with flowers each month on the day of our anniversary. This month he gave me a beautiful bouquet of lillies, carnations, and daisies. I also have displayed our Christmas card from last year. It was our first one as a family of four and our manger scene. Noah likes to rearrange the figurines from time to time so it’s always fun to see what’s going on in the manger. The decor is fairly simple in the dining room. I love the simple row of metal trees in the middle of the table. I’m sure as Christmas dinner approaches I’ll spruce it up a little more. The miniature trees work wonderfully on the bar giving the area a little extra height and helping to soften up the boxed opening between the kitchen and dining room. For the first time ever I decorated our bedroom. I got the urge to do it after looking at this year’s Southern Living Christmas issues that featured so much garland. The draped garland adorned with ornaments and ribbon gives the bed an even more romantic look.I added a mini tree to my nightstand with a chest of gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh beside it.
I placed this small tree from my childhood on the opposite side of the room. It gives a soft glow at night and adds a bit of nostalgia to the room. I draped a full size gold tree skirt around the base for fun and decided to leave the branches bare.Decorating for Christmas is so much fun and is filled with so many pieces that have special memories behind them. What special things do you display at this time of year?
Ladies, V-day is just around the corner and as much as we love the romance, chocolate, and flowers of this holiday, it’s also important that we don’t forget about our husbands. They like to feel loved too!
But if you are like me you may sometimes find it hard to shop for your man. I mean take Michael Luke for instance… he wears scrubs everyday to work, barely has time to read, and doesn’t have time to do much else besides spending time with the girls and me. What do you get a guy like that? It’s hard. I understand. That’s why I am here to offer my top three Valentine gifts for men.
The FitBit is a great gift for men because it takes a simple thing like counting your steps and turns it into a competition with all your friends who also have a FitBit.
There are several models available but one of the latest is the Fitbit Charge HR. It’s worn as a wristband and monitors your daily steps, stairs climbed, heart rate, active minutes, sleep, and even works as a caller id and watch. It syncs wirelessly to your phone or desktop and makes improving your health fun.
Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend that is specially designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence. Its inspiring aroma appeals to both men and women, and although used like a cologne, Shutran does not contain any synthetic ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, including the exclusive-to-Young-Living Idaho Blue Spruce, a refreshing, invigorating essential oil to both body and mind.
I gave Shutran to Michael Luke for Christmas and I absolutely love the way it smells on him! He’s a fan of it too. If your husband is iffy about essential oils this may be the perfect way to introduce them to him. Shutran simply replaces the chemical overloaded colognes that are on the market today. It is so important to be aware of what we put on our bodies and breathe everyday.
To order your bottle of Shutran click here and follow the directions for placing an order as a retail customer… or feel free to check out the benefits of becoming a wholesale customer.
Michael Luke has been wanting an Audible membership for a while. What is it? It’s a monthly membership program that lets you listen to one audio book a month and then access other audio books at a 30% discount. He has a twenty to thirty minute commute to work each day… around an hour total and is a really slow reader. Audible is appealing to him because he can tackle his long list of books he would love to read without having to carve out impossible to find free time in his day.
Your man may find himself in the same place as ML and look forward to “reading” a little on the way to and from work each day. Plus, that still leaves plenty of time for him to help you with chores around the house.
So there you have it! My list of the top three gifts to give that special man in your life for Valentine’s Day this year. I’ll be back later this week with an update on our moving and more details on our future.
Until then, I want to know what was the best Valentin’es gift you ever received? One year Michael Luke cooked an entire meal from scratch… this particular meal included mushrooms and it just happened to be the night that Michael Luke discovered that he loved mushrooms. A love for mushrooms was pretty much a prerequisite for marriage… so thankfully this story has a happy ending. 🙂
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