And we’re back!

It’s been a crazy few weeks, but after taking a few days to recoup and enjoy a nice quiet Valentine’s Day, I’m back to writing and will have some new posts for you soon.

BJ and I had a great Valentine’s Day this year. We started our celebration a few days early and enjoyed dinner, music, wine and a fun evening out with our friends at a local winery.

On Valentine’s Day, BJ sent me this beautiful arrangement of red roses. I love them! They still look so pretty and smell amazing! Flowers always seem to brighten the day especially when they are from someone special.


On Valentine’s Day night, BJ and I made a delicious dinner at home and opened a bottle of Biltmore Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that we brought back from our first anniversary trip. It was a great date night at home.

This weekend, we started back into to our home decorating and DIY projects. I will post the details soon, but for now, I will leave you with this picture of Zoey on a sleepy Sunday evening.



Seasonal Switches

Christmas has come and gone and every year I find myself wanting to keep some of our Christmas decorations out a little longer. In a fun and not tacky way, of course!

Well, this year I found a way! The table runner and placemats that I bought for our kitchen island are still out and will remain out until Valentine’s Day. They are red and white and work perfect with red decor for Valentine’s Day. And why not snowflakes for V-Day? It’s a winter holiday after all and BJ and I love snow.


We even incorporated our twinkling winter berry outdoor lights into our indoor decor. They really make our dining room glow! If they didn’t have frosted cranberries on them, I might keep them out year! They are so pretty.



How do you decorate for the changing seasons. Do you have decor between Christmas and spring or do you go straight to spring?

The Days Are Just Packed

And we’re back. After a brief hiatus we are back and working on projects again.

Lately, the days have been packed with work and life. So before we get into our next project, I want to take a step back to earlier this week. Valentine’s Day was Tuesday and BJ spoiled me as usual. 🙂

A few days prior to Valentine’s Day, BJ and I were grocery shopping and we walked past the flower display where I pointed out the cute “baby” tulips. So on Tuesday, this was delivered to me:


I surprised BJ with a Reese’s Tiger, Reese’s Hearts and M&Ms. The tiger sings a song about Reese’s peanut butter cups to the tune of the “Peanut Butter Jelly” song. It’s super cute and Reese’s cups are BJ’s favorite.


Tuesday night we went to dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants. We ordered enough food that we continued our celebration again and enjoyed the leftovers on Wednesday night. Later this weekend we are going to continue our Valentine’s Day celebration with a couples massage and dinner at a local winery and restaurant.

So now on to our project. If you’ve checked out my Pinterest page DIY, you might’ve noticed the photo of the “towel tree.” When I came across this photo, I immediately thought this would be a great way to solve an issue we face when guests come to visit. We never have enough places to hang towels.

We only have one towel rack in our bathroom. At times, we might have up to 5 adults visiting us and using this bathroom.


The plan is to use a vinyl wall tree design as a background to place hooks to hang towel. The tree will look something like this.


Now imagine that tree with hooks to hang towels on. Once we finish it will give us more space for our guests to hang their damp towels. And instead of a bunch of random towel racks it will be a fun towel tree.

More updates and pictures to come.

Another upcoming project we are working on is part home improvement, part celebration. We found this fun centerpiece at Pottery Barn and our plan is to fill the bottom with wine corks. Instead of going out and buying wine corks, we want to fill the bottom with corks from wine we enjoy drinking. But we can’t really do that on our own (at least not quickly). And why not share this fun project with our friends? It looks like there will be several wine and game nights in our future. 🙂