Our entire household has been sick for the past week, prompting me to just about lose my mind.
More importantly, however, it’s created monsters out of my children, who have watched so much TV that I’m fairly certain their brains are now oozing out of their ears. Does anyone else notice that after their kids are sick they need like a week of “detoxing” to get back to normal? My kids are soo whiny and clingy after moping around for 5 days straight, it’s ridiculous.
So today I finally made the bold move to shut the TV off, much to my 3-year-old’s dismay and we got to work decorating for Valentines Day, one of my favorite holidays. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I have already started my V-Day preparation by purchasing a chocolate fountain and you best believe I am pumped about that.
When Ben had made his weekly trip to Home Depot (I think Home Depot is to men what Target is to us?), I asked him to swipe me approximately 1,000 pink paint samples, as inspired by Pinterest. What I would make out of them, I wasn’t sure, but something would happen, I was sure of it.
A few snips here, a trace there, much taping by my three-year-old and voila!
A paint chip Valentines Day garland!
I did let her do all the work, because I figured what the heck? Why not? And that way when I took a picture and posted it, I could blame it on her!
I’m a genius like that.
You will need:
*Ribbon or string
*Pink paint chip samples
1. Cut the samples into hearts
2. Measure your string for your fireplace
3. Tape the hearts on (backwards, so the tape doesn’t show of course)