Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An Angry Valentine

An Angry Valentine

If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite
I'll cry aloud, I'll start to whine
If you won't be my Valentine.

I'll frown and fret, I'll mope and pine, and
It will serve you right---
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite!

~Myra Cohn Livingston
(From the book Valentine Poems)

I started putting up some Valentine's Day decorations. Since I don't use much red for Christmas, I love the pop of red this time of year. A perfect excuse to add color to my normally neutral home.

I'd say I love decorating for Valentine's Day but really, I love decorating for any time of year. I love switching out decor, moving things around and bringing a fresh touch to our home. It just makes me smile. Kind of like that silly poem. :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ella's Nest Open for Business!

My mom and I have opened an Etsy shop! Our shop will be combination of vintage finds and crafts. It will be a mix, something for everyone. I've begun to stock it this weekend and instead of doing a big Grand Opening, I'm giving a discount to my lovely blog readers. Enter the code GRANDOPENING and receive 15% off your order before shipping.

I'm excited for this new venture, especially because I'll be sharing it with my mom.

Come check us out! :)

Ella's Nest

Thursday, January 13, 2011


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It's been a month since I posted last. The holidays have come and gone and now here we are....knee deep in winter. This time of year tends to go by a little bit slower. The light of day is shorter, the cold makes us all hibernate a bit and the ground is frozen over. If I'm being honest, I love this time of year. I am a person who enjoys watching the snow fall from the couch, cup of hot cocoa in hand. I love the way we all slow down a bit and spend time at home watching movies and playing board games. It's totally me. I'm not a summer type girl. In fact, my husband lovingly (I think) calls me his "indoor girl." What can I say? I hate wearing a bathing suit but jeans and boots? Bring it!

Winter finds me here:

Drinking this:

Click here for the recipe!

Sometimes here finding new music to love:

Like this:

Or some days I may be reading this:

I could be on the computer finding new blogs to read. Have you checked out An Apple A Day? No? Click here !

And another must read is my friend Robyn's blog, The Pink Peony of Le Jardin . She is a super sweet lady and I would know because I get to hang out with her! She's the first blog friend that I've met in person and it's so fun to know a fellow decor blogger.

The Pink Peony of Le Jardin

What do you like to do in the winter? Are you a fan of snow or are you wishing for sun?