So, thanks to Pinterest, I found eleventy billion cute little valentine ideas. And I wanted to make all of them. Which, naturally, would require picking myself up by the bootstraps and leaving my January blahs behind.
As it was, aside from a bit of shopping for the projects, I didn't actually pick myself up by any kind of straps until last night. And I made those adorable little mailboxes up there (yes, yet another idea from Pinterest). Starting today, the girls will get a special delivery in their mailboxes up until Valentine's Day. I don't know if I'll do this every year, but it seemed like a fun way to do a bunch of the projects I found and have something for the girls to look forward to each day.
I found the little mailboxes in the dollar spot when we were down at Target a few weeks ago, but you can purchase them on Amazon by clicking here: Red mailbox, White mailbox, Pink mailbox. The candlesticks were purchased at a local thriftstore and spray painted black yesterday, and I just cut the letters out of some old paper scraps and slapped them on. And they are a big hit around here, let me tell you.
Tonight at dinner the girls got to open their first mail delivery. You'd have thought it was Christmas by all the excitement!
And they were right to be so excited, because it was socks! Socks with hearts and pink and cuteness! Totally not an idea from Pinterest, but I usually do buy them new socks for every holiday. At least the holidays for which they make socks—have you ever seen Labor Day socks? 'Cause I'd totally buy them.
Tomorrow they are not getting anything very cool, just a box of heart-shaped Junior Mints. Although, I suppose the heart shapiness of them is sort of awesome.
Except I will not be partaking, because it's February now, and I decided it's high time I got healthy. You know, because I'm picking myself up by those darn bootstraps and all.