Valentine’s Day: Home & Heart

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Quick Fix for Valentine’s Day

Want to add a few festive touches to your home for Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to break the bank?

Our first easy idea is to shop your own house. Have a theme like pink or red, or maybe a combination of both? Or are you more neutral and want to go with creams, beiges and whites? Or are you totally a creative type and like to play with a multitude of colors?

Whatever makes your heart sing is the ticket.

Pulling It All Together

Simply grab a basket make a quick trip around the house, like I did, to gather up items that are in that color family and that you think you can use. All of my items were already stored in my basement, so it made quick work of it!

Bedroom Blitz

Starting with fresh sheets is always a treat, amiright? I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love the look, feel and scent of freshly laundered linens!

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Next, layer on the pillows!

The sweet little chenille heart number is vintage. Swoon! You can find one similar HERE. The one I linked to is weighted and can be heated in the microwave for aches and pains, or chilled in the fridge for swelling! It would also make a great gift for a grieving friend.



Love for the Living Room

How about a few soft throws (a must for Michigan winters) a bit of buffalo check and a bright red LOVE pillow!


Don’t forget the mantel! This cute little garland below was just one dollar at the Target Dollar Spot. We don’t live anywhere close to a Target (read, 2 hours away), so when I get the chance to stop at one, I’m always perusing the Dollar Spot.

My sign was from Hobby Lobby a few years back. Here’s the closest look I could find online!


The little garland on the armoire was also just one dollar. It’s got a cute print on the hearts, that you can see better in person. This armoire has a story all its own, which I shared on our Instagram page. It may not be the prettiest, but it is beautiful. Read why HERE!


The Kitchen

Let your lovin’ from the oven speak for itself! I kept things simple in my true-to-life pioneer kitchen, by just adding a tea towel and scrubby brush and a cute little faux plant. (Links are not my exact items, but as close as I could find online for the same look.)



Dining Room Pops of Color

Let the fun continue into the dining room. A stack of vintage plates, along with a tin mold and a cutout heart was all it took to inject some Valentine’s Day life into the dining room. Add some colorful candy and done!


A vintage ironstone soup tureen, more cutout hearts and cupcake toppers pushed randomly into some shredded filler paper creates the centerpiece for the table. You can see my mini-tiered tray in the background, along with another vintage tureen.


And a few more bits and bobs for good measure…mixed in with a one dollar wooden truck from Dollar General. My total amount spent, including the candy and the few new pieces was under $10.00. If that doesn’t make my frugal-loving heart swoon, I don’t know what would!


Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day!

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May you find joy in the smallest of spaces,

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Wendy Young is a mom of 3 who loves the farmhouse/eclectic/vintage/shabby vibe and maintains this site for fun. By day, she is a child, adolescent and family therapist, is the founder of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids, creator of The Joyful Parent and the co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, along with multiple workbooks for kids. Her total readership is in the millions via her online and social media venues.

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