Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Colors of February

I'm sure by now most of us
have our Christmas Goodies
packed up and put away
for safe keeping 
until next December...
I still have just a bit more
to pack-up but I'm close

And now onto the next Holiday!

"Sweethearts  Day"

I don't do a whole lot of crafting
for Valentines Day
Put just bringing out the Pink
and Red goodies is inspiring me~

It sure was a crazy 2011
the economy here in California
is still a bit soft...

So with a New Year "2012"
Everything looking up and positive
Ready to tackle life and all
that it has to throw my way...

The car started giving us problems...
Nothing fun about car repairs

Keeping optimistic....
Knowing there is a reason for everything
even if you just aren't sure just
what it might be..

Affirm: "I have two choices for this day,
to be happy or to be unhappy....
and I choose to be happy."

Cheers to 2012


Angela said...

Good too! We had to buy a new washing machine just a couple of days before Christmas.
About the Christmas decor...mine is just as it was last week!! But you always inspire me around Valentine's Day and Easter with your sweet colors and pretty creations. I must move on to the next celebration.

vivian said...

yes.. just be happy.. the alternative sucks!
My christmas stuff is still up.. and will stay up another week.. IM so not looking forward to putting it all away! sooo much work!

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

As always, love your pretties for Valentines. I also have car problems and hope to have them fixed soon!
-Kim :)

Ann said...

Lots of pretty pink supplies to make lucious valentine goodies. My Christmas is still up, I am workin on it.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love all your pinks. We will pray for a better economy in 2012, my husband is hanging on to his 91 year old business by a heart breaks for him.
Good luck with the car..I had to buy a new one this fall which has not helped us either.
But as you said..chose to be happy!

Denise said...

Oh yes!I think it will be fun blogging for valentine.Very pretty pics.-Denise

My Vintage Mending said...

With all those gorgeous pinks and reds who couldn't smile...I am so happy to see your beautiful crepe paper ruffles and sweet dolly faces. Smiles...Renee

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You make the things I've passed up at estate sales look so cute! Now I look with new eyes.

Great photos with the pink and red!

Lisa said...

I love the reds and pinks!! It is fun to transition into spring with the pinks!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I choose Happy, too! And that little pink poodle makes me FEEL happy! How precious! ♥♥♥

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Good choice and pretty pink fun!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Love all your pinks and reds. I have already got a few things out for Valentine's day too. Sorry about your car problems. No fun anytime, but especially at holiday time. Love your attitude though. Happy is always better. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The best to you in 2012.

Stampin D Amour said...

Hi Diane - these vintage lovelies are so pretty! These are exactly the types of vintage things and colors that catch my eye! xo

-pamela :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I always want to choose the good and the happy! I like to FEEL good and thinking good is the key!

I still have Christmas up over here! Especially on my hutch! every day, I take down a couple christmas things and it helps me and my house to feel less shocked!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

HAPPY New Year!!!
Very pretty necklace that you won and yoru table setting is beautiful!
I LOVE the colors of Valentine's, white and red! I do have a few Valentine things that I should get out...Thanks for your input on the curtains!

p.s. hubby's closing has been "pushed back" AGAIN! Trusting for God's timing!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

ooooooo!!! Valentine's Day! I just love it! Maybe because red is my favorite color? Nah, I'm just a sucker for romance!

I WISH all my Christmas stuff was packed away, but I'm guessing my tree will still be standing into February. We're turning our attic into a bedroom so my son and daughter no longer have to share a room. Soooo, everything from the attic is now all over our house. We're living like sardines! No need to take the tree down, there's no place to put it!!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Happy New Year Diane! Hopefully 2012 will blow 2011, even with those pesky car problems. Lovin your pink poodle!

LBP said...

I don't do a whole lot of decorating for Valentines Day but those little dolls you have are absolutely adorable! Here's to a better 2012!



Jean Knee said...

can't wait to see what you come up with. cute supplies