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Happy weekend, friend!

Is it just us, or did January absolutely fly by?

Usually, January seems to drag.

Maybe we’re getting older, or maybe it’s just because we’ve been so busy this month?!

AnnMarie is in Nashville this weekend for a dance competition with her daughter.

It’s the first competition since the pandemic began.

And even though it looks different this year with everyone wearing masks and the studios being segregated to maintain a bubble, it feels so good to be doing something sort of “normal!”

This week on the blog we’ve been all about Valentine’s Day!

You’re gonna love these fun ideas!

Did you see this cute guy? See the rest of AnnMarie’s Valentine’s creation!

gnome with striped hat with heart on hat sitting in tiered tray


This post isn’t about Valentine’s Day, but this door has Anne seeing all the heart eyes!

She even shared a sneak peek at her finished laundry room.

Painted Woodgrain French door with arched top on laundry room with ceramic tile floors. Revere Pewter door and trim, White Dove walls with picture box moulding on the wall

We joined up with some of our blogging girl friends and came up with a fun idea for hosting a virtual Galentine’s party!

You can get all the details about hosting a fun virtual party, plus how to create a pretty tablescape here.

close up of faux peony in antique copper bowl in Valentine tablescape

Are you missing special people in your life?

A student away at college?

Or a grown and flown “kid”?

How about parents, or nieces, or nephews, or siblings you haven’t seen in person for a while?

Check out this fun Valentine’s care package, complete with printables to decorate the box!

care package printables laying on wood table

Oh, and speaking of that Galentine’s Brunch?

We’re sharing all the recipes for a delicious Galentine’s menu today!

Including this yummy Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail.

We found some more great ideas we think you’ll love too!

These wings would be perfect for the Super Bowl.

Even more recipes for football-watching food.

This DIY Valentine’s card idea.

This easy way to add drama to your home decor.

These ideas for using recycled items in your home.

Some great tips for forcing paperwhites to bloom.

This awesome idea to create a small office space.

This Valentine dessert board (nothing healthy about it, but oh so fun!)

A THM-friendly Valentine’s dinner menu.

Since January and the winter months are often about de-cluttering our homes, here are 30 things that make your home cluttered!

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We hope you have a fantastic week!

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