Valentine Decor 2014

Happy Wednesday! I am home sick today so I thought I would pop in and share my simple valentine decor in my home.

I made this simple wreath in 10 minutes. It is a wire heart-shaped wreath, two feather boas, and a red felt rose.

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Here is my tablescape:

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I bought the wreath last year, the red roses at Dollar Tree, little sign above at Hobby Lobby, and Ellie’s 5 year old picture collage.

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I bought the felt heart shapes at the Dollar Tree and I decided to use them  as place mats on my dining table. Do you like?

Thanks for stopping by! Please share your wonderful ideas.

         Norma xoxoxo

For her gift ideas (Valentine’s/Birthday)

Like I mentioned previously, my husband’s birthday is the week before Valentine’s and mine is a week and a half after. We kind of combine gifts, just depends on if we are saving for something bigger that we both want. Onto what I think would make some awesome gift.

Harmony, is this awesome little store in Provo, Utah. They have fabric and all sorts of vintage goodness. Definitely worth a visit, if you are in the area.Darlybird one of the co-owners has a website for those who aren’t local.  Speaking of fabric, Sarah Jane Studios just released her Wee Wander Fabric, it is insanely cute. I especially love the Twilight collection.  For any fabric lover this collection I believe is a must have. I plan to make some cute gifts for friends. I do some graphic design on the side and would love this computer. This might have to wait and become a Valentines, birthday and Christmas gift all in one. I spotted this necklace the other day at Fred Meyer jewelry and typically I don’t care for jewelry, I wear earrings and sometimes necklaces, but this necklace definitely changed my mind about that sometimes rule. I love almost everything Anthropolgie (almost meaning, I’m not a fan of the cost), but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love a gift card or something. Have you heard of Nicoles Classes. They have all sorts of online classes that I am wanting to take. I hoping my husband gets the hints I’ve been dropping about letting me sign up for a class or two. Check out what they have, I am most interested in their photography and Designing for Web class.

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GIft ideas for him (Valentines/Birthday)

My husband’s birthday is exactly one week before Valentines Day, mine is a week and a half after, so we kind of don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Birthday’s trump Valentines Day in our book, but it doesn’t mean we don’t kind of combine the two. This year, I decided to go with an inner geek theme. My husband, is a teacher, he likes to computer program, big Dr. Who and Star Wars fan, and loevs to read. So I created this little mood board to inspire you on some gift ideas that would work for the geek in life.

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“Lone Survivor” the Movie

When my husband invited me out to see a movie yesterday, I was hoping to see a good romantic comedy. This was not the case. We had heard from some friends about the movie, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg. Hmmm…. The first thing that popped into my mind was, ” definitely a man movie”. It involved lots of fighting and blood. My hubby’s idea of a great movie. I relented,  to spend some couple time together and because I knew it was based on a true story. I am a sucker for true stories.

At first, I was bored I admit. But once the action started, I was mesmerized. Mind you, I hate watching movies that portray so much violence, but this was different because it tells the truth about war. The compassion the village in Afghanistan showed to a man who was to be their enemy was heart-warming. These people showed what true courage really is.  I feel that I am grateful to the service men and women serving our country and protecting our freedom, but this movie made me realize that I choose to not see the horror of what these soldiers experience. My heart breaks every time I hear of soldiers dying and see the pain on their families’ faces.

If you had not had a chance to see it, run don’t walk to the theatre. I believe this is a movie that all youth need to watch with their parents. Click on the link below to see the trailer. Let me know your thoughts if you have a chance to see it.

Now off to watch the Super Bowl!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLFk4JK_RM