The Christmas decorations are down at my house and the Valentine decorations are up! Yes, I decorate for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day - all the holidays.
It's just how we live and keep things lively around here - especially during the dreary winter months.
As I write this, I'm looking out onto a frozen lake and snow covered backyard! It can be pretty. But depressing at times!
A lot of people will experience SAD this time of year - Seasonal Affective Disorder. Yup, a real disorder that can be a downright downer! The cold, snowy, dark, dreary days can be depressing and can lead to real problems for many.
For me, and many others, just a few little things can help get us out of our funk. I find little things like inexpensive valentine hearts around the house brighten up my day. I love keeping my bed warm and inviting with a huge down comforter.
I still use some heart-shaped plates at this time of year that I bought when my kids were toddlers (Pottery Barn Kids). We use them now as dessert plates. I'll even serve-up breakfast on them. Yes, my kids roll their eyes, my husband shakes his head but after: smiles all around. I love it!