Wow. It’s been a while since I did one of my “What’s the Tea” posts, so I thought I’d pop in on this snowy humpday and share some random, some important, and some totally-fun-but-not-so-important things. Cool?
First, and most important to note, Lowe’s is doing a Spring Makeover series! Remember last fall when I selected someone to get a room makeover for fall? Well, it’s happening again with a different (but equally fantastic) set of bloggers.
As before, the deadline is SUPER tight. Entries need to be in by tomorrow February 11! You can enter here. I’m also going to direct you to Yellow Brick Home (one of the participating bloggers) if you need more details about the process. Good luck!
And, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the makeover I completed last fall by clicking here.
Okay, what else?
This past Christmas I bought a small REAL pine tree to help decorate my entryway. Months later that little tree is still thriving. Since I didn’t want to throw it away, and it’s a bit too chilly for my beach loving toes to go outside and plant it, I decided to keep it around a bit longer.
To make it span the seasons, I did swap out the red metal baskets for wicker ones I picked up for a steal at HomeGoods. I think the entry is rockin’ the new look. Sebastian agrees.
Now let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. If you’re a single person like me, this might not be your favorite day of the year. However, I’d like to challenge you to make this Valentine’s Day amazing!
Don’t worry about being single or “alone.” Seriously. Take this time to tell and show anyone in your life how much you love them. That includes yourself! Book a day at the spa, go see that movie you’ve been wanting to see, indulge in cake and wine, or snuggle with your kitty and read your favorite book. Yeah, I know (trust) me, being single can sometimes feel like the worst, but life is about appreciating and enjoying where you are in this moment. Find the best way to celebrate your awesomeness!
Whether you’re single or partnered, here are some more ideas to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever! (And yes, this is total self-promotion since all of the projects and recipes linked up below are from IBC. If you want a broader selection, head on over to my Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board.)
Red Velvet Popcorn
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
Valentine Treats Bags
Berry Stuffed French Toast
Heart Cookies with Cotton Candy Frosting
Raspberry Cheese Cake Martini
Red Velvet Waffle Cookies
DIY Tassel Garland
And finally, although I don’t consider myself a religious person, I believe that there are greater forces out there and I’m doing my best to figure out how to connect / serve them to live a more fulfilling life.
However, that’s not really my point here. Most of my family deeply believes in the power of prayer. I too believe that sending messages to the universe / God can be healing. Right now, my family could particularly use your prayers and good thoughts. I don’t normally ask for things like this here, and I wouldn’t ask unless I thought it was necessary. I don’t need the prayers personally, but if you could remember my aunt, her children, and my dad, it would mean the world to me. This is just one of those situations where there is no happy ending. Right now they need lots of love and strength wrapped around them.
And because I don’t like to end a post on such a down note, let’s talk music. As you may or may not know, music is a must for me. During at least half of my day there is music playing. So what am I currently loving?
Adele. Obviously. I can’t stop.
Oddly enough, I’m also super in love with Selena Gomez’ new song “Hands to Myself.” It’s been my go-to workout tune for the past week.
The Lumineers are back! Yay!