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This has been a great week ... I am always pleased when I feel that I have had a good chance to reciprocate for the loving friendship that is shared with us... So once Hubs and I had fully committed to our Valentine's Dinner party, it was all hands on deck to get 'er done..1.. It was one thing to plan a party over the holidays when the house was all decorated and the menu seemed simple, but when everyone got sick and the event had to be postponed, the air sort of went out of the balloon... But as Valentine's Day approached it was exciting to plan and prepare for a very fun event to share with our dear friends..So we celebrated with an
Italian Love Fest!
2. Ok, so Christmas is a wonderfully festive time when we bring our our reds and greens... and January incorporates much of the same greens and reds with snow and a bit of blue thrown in... Then we remove the snow and blue and green and focus on the red for Valentine's Day..
Just a tweak of red and add in the "LOVE"
And It begins to feel much more romantic around the house....
3.Because now it is time to pack away the red and think pastels...
with temps like ours in the 60's and 70's.... flowers are budding out everywhere...
I'm not even sure what this is.... maybe a Dutch Iris... but it is gorgeous and I love
the purple.... Next week I will scour the storage boxes for everything purple... I know I don't have much but this is definitely its time to shine~~~
4. The cutest thing is going on right behind me at the kitchen sink.. tonight is our monthly dinner party with Hub's cousins who live in the area.. We started this about 2 years ago and it has been wonderful... heretofore, we didn't feel like we had local family, because he didn't think he had any cousins except the gals with whom he had never been very close... until Marnee moved here from Richmond, and she shook us out of our doldrums and has gotten us together every month and we love it so much...Tonight we are ordering pizza and bringing salads... Hubs is busily making the most amazing tossed salad ever!
What can I say??It is almost poetic!!
5. Speaking of Hubs!
In the last few weeks he has reorganized his office, removed the old wallpaper, patched the huge cracks revealed behind the wallpaper, painted the room and all the trim,,, removed the glued down carpet and mastic, and refinished the floors. The room had way too much furniture so we have purged some and thrown a lot of stuff away.. soon he will redesign the layout for the two desks and filing system... and bookcase... we hope to hide the loose "Stuff " in these great baskets on the shelves.
I can't wait to share finished project next week on FFF!