Valentines Day Festiveness

Happy Valentine’s Week!

This year I didn’t really have much time to decorate as much as I have in the past, but I do have a few cute details around our home to share.

Pink tulips, homemade sugar cookies and The Meaning of Marriage – a perfect little coffee table combo.

And I totally slacked on the chalkboard for this holiday. I’m not sure which is worse, the fact that I just took down our Christmas chalk art this week, or that instead of handwriting a new design for V-day, I chose to just tape up a chalkboard print and add a banner.

  I didn’t even go to great lengths to hide the tape. So yeah, that’s about as much “decorating” as I plan to do this year for V-day. Friday night Matt and I are sticking to our Valentine dinner tradition at Cajun Queen!




  1. Samara Morgan
    February 10, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Girl, go easy on yourself! You are working full-time, pregnant and still running a million miles an hour with your activities! The fact that you got ANYTHINg up is AMAZING! Happy Monday! Cheers,Samara 🙂

  2. Amanda
    February 10, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Sometimes less is best 🙂 The flowers are a great addition, and I don't think I've seen that coffee table before! I think it's time for another updated tour of your living room!

  3. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    February 10, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    We don't have much in the way of Valentine's decor this year either, don't feel bad! Pretty flowers and garland are perfect!!

  4. Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    February 10, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    Love the flowers!! You've done much more than I have– there's NOTHING up around here that would give you any idea that it's Valentine's Week and my last name IS Hart.

  5. FourSistersBlog
    February 10, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    I'm with you on the lack of decorations but everything you do have up is adorable! The tulips are gorgeous! – M

  6. Katie
    February 10, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I have ZERO decorations up! So behind…I will live through yours, okay?! 🙂

  7. Christina
    February 10, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    You've inspired me. I need tulips today!

  8. Maureen SIM
    February 10, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    The fact that you decorated at all is amazing to me!

  9. Ashley
    February 10, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    I skipped the decorating this year since we are living in a hotel, but you are making me wish that I didn't! Your home looks so cute! I want to check out that book. Have you read it yet? Happy Monday!Ashley, Married to the Game

  10. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    February 10, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    You make me want tulips! Don't be hard on yourself, being pregnant and working is the hardest thing ever.

  11. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    February 10, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    You are ahead of me! I haven't even bothered to get any decorations out! Next year though… next year!!

  12. Jillian Manesh
    February 10, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    the flowers are beautiful! i dont really decorate for holidays but i like your garland too! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  13. Brianne Bracco
    February 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Your chalkboard looks great! Handwritten or not…mine isn't hand written and still doesn't look half as good haha. Love all the Valentine's Day touches 🙂

  14. Kristan B
    February 10, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    At least you got something up! My decor is still sitting in our crawl space for this year- total fail! I love your tray!

  15. Erin
    February 10, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    That's more than I got done, so you go girl!

  16. BLovedBoston
    February 10, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    That looks way better than whats currently on my chalkboard haha!! I love tulips – they always make me feel like spring is right around the corner!

  17. Nichole @
    February 10, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Um, so I have a pair of adorable love bird salt and pepper shakers out for Valentine's Day, and sadly, that is IT. You're doing better than me, for sure!

  18. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    February 10, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    It still counts!!

  19. Nina B
    February 10, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    those tulips are so festive. bring on the

  20. Katie
    February 10, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Tulips are my favorite flower! SO pretty. LOVE the chalkboard print out. 🙂

  21. **ashleynicole
    February 10, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go! I love all your decorations, even if they are few 🙂 And, until you said something, I didn't realize that you hadn't hand-lettered your chalkboard :)

  22. Kristal {The Strong Family}
    February 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Well, your decorating this year is ahead of me! I have nothing too valentine's to speak up put up. And to my surprise, Collin is very excited about Valentine's day this year! He keeps asking when it is. I feel a bit sad for him, though, because he thinks Daddy gets to stay home from work. 🙁 But, we'll celebrate and make him (and Emma & Robert) feel extra loved and special. 🙂

  23. Pamela
    February 10, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    haha love that you taped that!! Still very cute! 🙂

  24. The Blissful Brown's
    February 11, 2014 / 12:13 am

    Love your honesty!! But you're being too hard, I think it all looks so fun!! Being pregnant is hard and things like that take a backseat, especially when your this far along. Enjoy yourself mama!!

  25. A Carolina Mrs.
    February 11, 2014 / 1:05 am

    LOVE Cajun Queen! Yum! Your home is more decorated than ours. Pink tulips are so pretty!

  26. TerinAleah
    February 11, 2014 / 1:57 am

    I am loving those pink tulips!

  27. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    February 11, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    less is more this year for us too! I didn't even bother to ask Stephen to drag down my Valentines box from upstairs. I bought a few things from Hobby Lobby and I'm quite content!

  28. Hannah
    February 11, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    I love the tulips! They are so pretty! And hey, at least you decorated, that's more than I did 🙂

  29. Kelly Elizabeth
    February 14, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Such cute decorations!

  30. Sundresses and Smiles
    February 14, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Love the chalkboard!

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