Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Lurve Day!

Once again that day of the year again that is sure to inspire thoughts of love or sure to bring sad & lonely disappointment is here: Valentine's Day. My hubby is out of town all weekend, will be home for only one night (a late one at that) then leave to go to LA for the rest of the week (poor baby, his team has a rented beach house, lol), so I won't have much Cupid-like activity. I do have my 3 children home for Valentine's Day though, a rare treat since 2 of them are halfway out of the nest already. As usual, in the morning, they'll find a few surprises waiting for them.

I made this lollie (above)after being inspired by a tutorial on the House of 3 Inspiration blog done by Rhonna Farrer. She also did a great tutorial on making blossoms with coffee filters, so when hubby gets home, he will need to run out and buy more. Whoopsie! Hey, I got carried away! To make our Valentine's weekend more festive for the kids, I hung a few banners and paper lanterns. All of the pink even catches the light and reflects a soft, romantic light around the rooms; an unexpected bonus.

Friday night, I took my daughter, her boyfriend and I went out to see the new movie, Valentine's Day. It was frothy and cute. No big, deep life lessons, but I got to hang with my girl, get to know her young man better and laugh at the crazy parking jobs in the snow around the theater. The government had declared a state of emergency, schools were out and our mail never arrived, but by golly, that theater was packed to the last seat. Cabin fever had everyone aching to get out!

Look what was outside of our 'cabin'...a supersized and scary couple of icicles. We have very tall windows, so these would be lethal should you be under one the moment they decide to break loose from their perch. Had a bit of a "Psycho" shower fright when I opened the curtain to see those! Maybe, just maybe, at this rate the icicles and snow may melt in time for summer break. I hear we're supposed to get more snow on Monday. Noooooooooooooooooooo!






11 comments:

jennifer said...

OOOH I LOVE your Valentine's Day decorations! Very pretty!

Sorry you don't get to spend the day with your hubby but love doesn't need a special day - celebrate everyday!

Keep warm Casii!

Wingnut said...

I'm praying "they" are round this time around! Love the lollies! And knock down that ice...that's scary to even look at from here!

Heidi said...

ooh, I LOVE you lollies! What did you use for the scalloped piece on the back? Love the feather. I tried the coffee filter flower heart box wreath thing this weekend too. Don't really love how it turned out, but it was mindless fun and filled my need to craft. :)

Those icicles are SCARY! I had a friend who always said that a giant icicle was the perfect murder weapon because it would melt--no evidence. Those definitely look like they could be candidates!

Rach H said...

I love your decorations and lollies! We have giant scary icicles around here too, but not at my apartment.

Little Pink Studio said...

Lover your banners! I tried my hand with the coffee filter flowers too. :)
And our theater was also filled to the gills even though the weather was bad.
Sorry your honey wasn't home for Valentine's day!
Cerri xoxo

TJ said...

Great decorations! My hubby was home but nothing romantic here. I figure last year's romance got us 2 kids, we should probably forgo it this year ;)

Icicles?! stay warm. We are having the warmest year I can remember. We'll pay for these 50 degree temps come summer with all the wildfires, but for now, I'll enjoy em.

Mc Allen said...

wow, great idea. I love it. You are a very creative gal! xxoo LA

Jana said...

Your lolli is adorable. I love your banners and lanterns too. You are so festive. Hope you and hubby made Valentines Day a late celebration...

Rosemary said...

I definitely <3 that lolly - makes me think it's a wand too! Queen of Valentine's! I'm sorry you had to postpone your Valentine's Day celebration a bit, I can truly empathize with that! BTW, the decorations are kicka$$! :-)

Dianna said...

LOVE your decorations and your beauty of a lolly! Your weather is so scary looking...I'd be afraid to leave the house. We were excited to get exactly 14 minutes of snow here. They CLOSED school because the white stuff was in the forecast. That must seem INSANE to you right? We stayed outside the whole time and the girls had a ball. I'll send some sun*!*
{I've missed you girl!}

Amy said...

I sooo love your style...That Lolli is just adorable!Your house is so cozy! Hope you survived the snow, I have to say we had Cabin Fever here too, but it was kind of fun!