Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Valentine Decorations.....

I thought I would share Valentine decorations around my home. First, how about a piece of cake while you are browsing. It is a funfetti cake mix with strawberry whip icing and sprinkles.....YUM!
These are our decorations in the living room and there are a few more from a previous post here.
This is in the hall on top of the small cabinet. I made the little Love box last year.
This is the best thing ever and Lexi absolutely LOVES it. I saw it on several blogs last year and we have adopted the tradition. We have a little metal mailbox for each of us. I didn't even decorate them. Each day I put a little treat (ex: gum, pencils, notes, candy, stickers, etc.) in Lexi's mailbox and about every other day in Alan's. Lexi also has some treats that she gets to put in my or her daddy's mailbox. She also writes little notes or makes hearts or anything else she can think of. She thinks it is so much fun to check for mail (the little flag gets raised if something is put in the box) and has a ball with surprising us, with things in our mailbox. We usually do this from Feb. 1st until Valentine's Day but the instant she saw these come out we had to start.

Hope you all enjoyed your cake and stop back by anytime.♥

47 comments:

Libby said...

That is such a sweet idea! I'll bet Lexie is so excitied to check her mailbox!

and thanks...I gained 2 lbs just from looking at that yummy cake!
Libby

Marilyn said...

How fun! That is a great idea and that cake is to die for. It would be such fun thinking up what to put in the mailboxes. All your decorations are so nice. Love the new headed.

duchess said...

Cute idea & my cake was a delicious breakfast.

jeanne said...

Good morning Darlene. Come over I have something to show Lexi. And you too of course.

I adore your valentine header. You are so clever on the computer. I am still challenged but still learning too. Your decorations are all so pretty. Especially the little bird. I do love birds. The most fun of all are the mailboxes. Kind of like the Christmas calendars and a great idea. I know Lexi is loving it!!!

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Amelia said...

Looks looks great and it would be wonderful to go along with my cup of coffee I am having now.

The decorations look so nice. The idea of the mailbox is just another way of showing "I love you!".

Stay warm and dry - looks like we may have some more yucky stuff.

vintage girl at heart said...

Yum..the cake was fabulous thanks for a free breakfast!!Fat free too!!
Love your Valentine decor and the mailboxes are so sweet!!
Blessings!!
(Looks like more rain and snow for us tonight fingers crossed that Hubby's flight out gets cancelled:))
Oh are yall going to Affair of the Heart??

Stacey said...

Oh what a sweet idea! I'd like to do that for my big boys too. They would still love it.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Love the fun Valentine mailbox idea and that cake looks very delicious.
Lindsay
x

Shell in your Pocket said...

What festive fun....I love Valentines!
sandy toe

Linda said...

This mailbox idea is soooo cute...I see why Lexie loves it. Hope you have a great day Darlene!

Blessings,
Linda

Joanna said...

Everything is just so cute and the cake looks yummy!

Karen said...

Funfetti is my fav! Love it. I have NO Valentines decor. I think there might be one of those switch out for Val/StPat/Easter swags downstairs but I don't use it, ugly:) I should go to Hob Lob!

Laura said...

What a fun idea to have the mailboxes! I have a Valentine wreath but that is about it!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn & what a darling clever idea ... the kids would enjoy this.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

April said...

Mmmm....the cake was so tasty!!! :) I love all of your Valentine decorations! The season of L-O-V-E is definitely in the air!

Shelia said...

Morning, Darlene! Oh, how I love your pretty Valentine decorations. I remember your cute little boxes you made. Love the idea of the individual mailboxes!! Thanks for the piece of cake!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love your header, Darlene! Very pretty! :)

Your cake looks and sounds yummy! What a wonderful idea for the love boxes! I think I'll try to find some today for my kids! They will LOVE it! No pun intended! LOL! Thanks for sharing this great idea! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

...I was so excited about the LOVE BOXES, forgot to mention how pretty all of your Valentine Decorations! I have one little vignette, Thanks to Deb at "Garage Sale Deb!" :) I'll post that Friday.

Your jars are especially cute with the deep red hearts! :)

Nina said...

I found this website for ideas for freezer meals that might be helpful.

http://www.kitchenlink.com/rcpmenus.html

Carrie said...

my favorite kind of cake! I love all the valentine goodness!

Question in the last picture how to you put the polaroid frame around it?

Carrie

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
How fun is that??? I love that idea. Can I put a little box out at your place too? That would be fun for Lexi...and Alan..and you!

Thank you for letting me know about Suzanne's cookies. Maybe I was there the only thing is I can't find my way back... I tried her southerninspiration@blogspot but I couldn't find the cookies there. I'm going to keep checking her info.

have a great day
*hugs*
Judi

HeathahLee said...

The mailboxes are the sweetest idea! I may have to find some and try that next year!

And my cake was yummy! :D

Julie Harward said...

YOUR LITTLE OUT DOOR SWEETIE CAT LOOKS A LOT LIKE MY SAGE! I LOVE EVERYONE OF YOUR DECORATIONS! IT'S ALL SO VERY PRETTY AND I LOVE THE HEADER TOO! LOVE THE MAILBOX IDEA, IF MY KIDS WERE STILL AT HOME I'D DO THAT FOR SURE! LOVE THE GLASS JARS FULL OF CANDY..BUT I'D JUST EAT IT ALL! HAVE A GREAT DAY..COME SAY HI :D

Judi said...

Hey Darlene = me again
Thank you I did find the recipe. Those cookies look good don't they?
YOUR cake posted today looks sooo good too. I've just had a healthy lunch and I sure could have a bite!
Judi

Lisa & Gerald said...

Thanks for the yummy cake...Ahhh my tea was yummy with it...mmmmm What a great idea...Love it...Hope you have a wonderful day..Hugs...

Stay warm....

linda said...

I love how much fun you guys are having with the mailboxes! Makes me wish my kids still lived at home so I could do it too!

I've been on a diet with no sweets for a few weeks now...man, that cake looks yummy!

Heather said...

aww i love the mailbox idea. everything is so cute! we are big funfetti cake eaters over here too! not me anymore, but the rest of the family including my parents, sister and aunt still do!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I bought two of those little mailboxes at Target this year and need to get them out. My little ones will love them!

~ Sarah

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Darlene! That cake in the first pic had me at 'hello'!!!! Hahahaha....it looks so good! YOur decorations looks great I love them! I'm getting ready to send a little Val. card to my kids with a Starbucks gifts card in it. Would like to send candy....but....this is just easier! Big smile. Hope your day is awesome.
Whitney sent us a video on facebook I guess of her and all her friends sledding during your last snowstorm...how funny! Has it all melted yet? We are out of snow now...it was nice while it lasted.
Have a great day!
Blessings,
Debbie

Shannon said...

Fun! Your decorations look great!

Lorrie said...

I love the mailbox idea Darlene--how fun that is and it will continue to be a great tradition as the years go on.

That cake looks so delicious--good thing it's at your house and not mine, or I'd be eating waaay to much of it!

T.J. said...

OH, I made a note of that mailbox idea! That seems like such a fun tradition to start!

SmilingSally said...

How much fun it must be to live at your place!

Dorothy said...

What a fantastic idea...and your blog is just lovely.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Life is good! said...

what a cute idea! your house is just one love shack with all of the cute decor! have a great one!

jeanne said...

Darlene, I came over to tell you that you CAN keep skiing. I started skiing 'at your age' and at age 50 I won a silver medal for downhill racing. We belonged to a ski club in Florida and skied for many years. Our club members always participated. The time you have to beat is a professional skier's time that is set each day. This happened in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. LOL. All the ski resorts out west have official organized racing for anyone who wants to try it. I was always afraid every time I did it but being in a group there was no backing out. I should post this huh? Laughing. We sure have the weather for the subject. Also, don't worry about Lexi. Kids are amazing in how fast they learn skiing. Plus she is already so good at sports etc. She would do well at skiing.
Note: I just wanted to mentioned that Ashley, our grand in the photos yesterday, is who Lexi reminds me of. Can you see why?

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Kimberly said...

The mailboxes are super cute. I love that idea.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love the new header. How on earth did you manage to catch the two birds together? What great luck!
Love your little mailboxes. We used to have one for Christmas but never thought to do it for Valentines. Maybe I should do it for the grands.... ★Linda

PS: very tasty cake, thank you!

Ramona said...

Hey there Darlene ~ This is precious! You are making memories that will last forever. I love Valentine's Day...it is the sweetest of holidays and one of my favorites since childhood.

Thank you for the cake...I LOVE pink frosting. Yum.

Have a great Thursday.

Smiles ~ Ramona

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh Miss Darlene,
You always know how to do it up right now matter what the holiday!
Your house looks beautiful!

I love the mailboxes-Such a great idea, so much fun!

Hope your weather warms up soon!

Love,
Me

Lorrie said...

Hi Darlene, the snow here has just been cleared away by the plows and we had one sunny day yesterday. Today the clouds are moving back in and more snow/ice is due by tomorrow morning--yuck! There's been nothing new going on to post about, just watching the snow melt, drip, drip, drip!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Look how cute, Darlene! Love that mailbox. And the cake... YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Janean said...

Agree with everyone: "Great idea!!!" (i'm saying this with cake crumbs on my lips) LOL.

The Muse said...

well i have never seen that...very cute! may have to look for one :)

ms darlene, i just want to thank you for all your visits. i enjoy your presence :) as you always make me smile.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene,
All of your Valentine's Day decorations are so pretty! Oh and the cake looks SO good, I'm feeling really hungry all of a sudden! :) That is great about the mailboxes, too! It is so fun! Gracie was reminding me of them right after Christmas, it was all I could do to hold off bringing them out until Jan. 14th! I like how the simple things sometimes make kids the happiest! :) I hope that your week has been good AND that your weekend is too!

Blessings,
Jenni

Carol said...

Just a precious tradition, Darlene. I'm going to pass that one on to my daughter-in-law~!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Cute decor! I like the birdies!