Valentine's Day Home 2021: Washington

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. But in the midst of a busy few years, I have yet to deck the halls with Valentine decor in quite awhile. 
It takes me back to so many of our fun Valentine celebrations back home before we had kids...all the Valentine teas I hosted! So digging out some of beloved Valentine's Day decor this year brought an extra spark of joy. Throw in two very enthusiastic little ones about decorating for the holidays and it was just the pick me up our house needed to get us through the rest of this dreary winter season!


I love how handmade Valentine's look hanging around the house. We hung up a few we made last year and made a few more this year to add to our collection. I make sure to write the kid's name and year on the back. I expanded our art hanging station that also housed all our Christmas cards this year. It is proving to be a great place to hang art and add in a little seasonal decor. 

And in case you are wondering, the happy princess day was a sweet gesture my husband and kids did during a week that was especially hard for me personally and pregnancy wise. Things have been looking up since then and the special day made me feel especially loved.

It was so fun to pull out all handmade decor I made years ago and have held on to. I don't have as much decor that I have made anymore but all the Valentine's stuff feels especially sweet and nostalgic with a handmade touch.

My Christmas gift this year were these new shelves and storage units (all from Ikea). I hope to put together a blog post with more details on our project. But until then I really love having a display space to decorate! It makes it a little easier to sprinkle in some seasonal decor now without overwhelming our functioning spaces.

And a little Valentine making with my little sweethearts! We bought a little kit last year and we are still getting some use out of them. Plus paper doily hearts also make great easy Valentine's with kids.

I love the little paper doilies on our backdoor window. A fun backdrop for photos of the kids while they craft.

And finally, my little decorating helper. She loved hanging the extra heart ornaments I had on all the cabinet knobs. Seeing my children take after some of my little hobbies and antics around the house definitely brings a lot of joy!

Happy Valentine's Day!