7 Simple and Chic Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

I really enjoyed writing yesterday’s post for some reason, and Valentine’s Day is getting closer by the second. I figured, why not keep the theme going?

Now, since I’ve already given you guys some ideas for how you can make your Valentine’s Day fun for the whole family, let’s now direct our attention to decorations. Valentines Day decor is romantic, sweet and playful. But the rich colors give off just the right amount of sophistication.

Here are 7 simple and chic ideas for how you can make your home flood with hearts–literally.

Also, BEWARE. Gorgeousness is coming up! :))

Festive Heart Throw Pillows

Real talk: throw cushions are perfect for any season, but heart-shaped pillows for Valentine’s Day are so elegant. Not to mention that they’re cheap and may go in any room that you please. No matter what type of chair you have, cushions can make any seating area more spectacular.

Flowers, Lots of Flowers

Flowers are a classic Valentine’s Day symbol that aren’t just good gifts, but also good decorations. In my home, we love to keep fresh flowers on our island, which we use as a dinner table. Their dainty and delicate appearance are sure to stand out in a vase, around your fireplace, or even on your front door. The possibilities are endless!

LED Neon Light Wall Decor

I am in LOVE with this. If you really want decorations that make a statement, especially in a creative space like a home office or your room, I highly recommend an LED light. They look fantabulous in red, their lifespans are long, and they’re great for ambiance.

DIY Heart Tree

To be honest, this might be even better than flowers! Anyone who is looking for a DIY activity is sure to love this one. All you need are some thin sticks or branches, which you are likely to find in your backyard. Then, cut out paper hearts, and glue them to the ends of the sticks. I really appreciate how this looks home made, but in a cute way.

And just in case Do-It-Yourself is not really your thing, you could always use a Christmas tree or mini-tree and add heart ornaments to it. We did so in our living room and it’s gorgeous! I’d definitely recommend.

Cinematic Light Box with A Sweet Saying

In case you aren’t familiar, Cinematic Light Boxes are little boxes with LED lights. What makes them unique is that they come with a set of letters that you can insert inside one of the 3 sections to create a message, which I believe is a great way to fill your home with loving words to set the mood. If you add some type of hanging decoration around it with a few rose petals, it’s sure to scream Happy Valentine’s Day.

Mini Heart-Shaped Candles

Candles are in style all year round. The rich aromas can fill any room with a sweet scent. But they are also extremely romantic, sophisticated, and lively: perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner date.

Candy Display

One of the best parts of this holiday of love is the candy. A candy display full of Sweethearts, M&Ms, or maybe some baked goods that you made yourself are perfect for any family get together. And if there are lots of kiddos in your family, make sure you stock up. Otherwise, the candy will be cleared out in a snap!

All of these cute ideas are sure to make any home more Valentine’s Day ready. There’s nothing like decorating for the holidays, and February 14th is no exception! What did you think about these decor ideas? Do you and your family decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! ❤️

They always say “Home is where the heart is.” My home is where GOD is.

Note – First of all, Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Let us celebrate together as we aim to make the world a better place; equal for ALL people.

If your walls could speak, what would they say?

Do they speak love, happiness, joy, peace, or chaos and confusion? I thank God that my walls speak love, and always have. God is Love, and therefore, God is here.

Since I started virtual public school (about 5 years ago) I’ve been more of the type to stay home. I’ll go out with Goodmommy sometimes to complete errands. Some other occasions include a girls’ day out, family visits, holidays, birthdays, etc. However, I definitely don’t mind staying at home when I don’t need to go anywhere else, lol. I think whether or not someone is a homebody can be affected how they feel when they are at home.

Me and Goodmommy have always kept scriptures, positive messages, and words that inspire us all around our house. Literally, wherever you look, you’re bound to see some words of wisdom on the wall. I believe that what we have inside of our home can affect our attitude, overall,

Think about it. What you fill your home with fills the atmosphere. And the things that we allow in the atmosphere of our home can naturally effect the type of energy that we feel. Our homes should be a positive space filled with love, happiness, and good memories that last a lifetime. But that’s impossible if what we allow in our home doesn’t reflect that same positive atmosphere.

I’ve learned that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.Cecilia Ahern

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again. Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends.Eric Brown

May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility. – Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

For our home to be a refuge it needs to be a place where love, compassion, and patience prevail. – Allan Lokos

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The home has endless love, laughter and laundry. – Unknown

I hope you all enjoyed reading these inspirational messages, quotes, and words. Depending on how this post does, I might make another post about how to keep your home a space filled with positive vibes. So, if you want me to post something like that, please like this post and follow my blogs so you will be notified when that time has come!

Have a beautiful and bless day, everyone!

Happy Human Rights Day!

Happy Human Rights Day!

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Hey everyone! Today, December 10th, is Human Rights Day! Well, technically, everyday should be, but today is the official time where we can celebrate our rights as people. Today is an opportunity for us to recognize that all men are created equal, and deserve to be treated with respect, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, and the many other qualities that make us all unique!

We still have a long way to go when it comes to everyone being treated equally, as society still has a lot of remaining issues. Thankfully, we have made a lot of progress, and with work, we can make even more.

Bonus – Extra Resources to Learn More

Here are just a few articles that you can take a look at to learn more about the reason behind Human Rights Day, and why we should take the time to celebrate it every year.

Question of the Day + My answer

Why do you think Human Rights Day is important?

It is a reminder to us all that we are all human beings, equally deserving of love, respect, and decency. Human Rights Day is also a representation of our strive to make the world better, and equal for all. It is very much still a work in progress, but things are getting better. Thank God.

I hope you all enjoyed learning more about Human Rights Day! I love how this holiday is celebrating everyone of all backgrounds, and helps enforce the unity that the world should have. We all need some love, and if we want to get it, we need to make sure that we give it, too!

Have a beautiful, blessed day everyone! Peace!

How to Be More Kind to Yourself

How to Be More Kind to Yourself

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Kindness is a fruit of the spirit, and a blessing within itself. Showing others kindness (the love of God) is important, but in doing so, we may often neglect showing ourselves a little kindness, which, believe it or not, is just as important.

Life has it’s own trials and tribulations, but I think that we can easily forget that those tribulations can be a result of us mistreating ourselves.

Here is a list on How to Be Kinder to Yourself ! 🌻

  1. Block out self-talk that puts you down – Our feelings about ourselves can often be caused by what we think in our minds. Replace all negative self-talk with positive statements.
  2. Forgive yourself – You and me are imperfect, and no matter how hard we may try, we will always be. Therefore, if you do something invalid, forgive yourself, and try your best to do better in the future.
  3. Don’t develop grudges – All grudges do is keep your mind focused on one specific event, person, or experience. We must learn to forgive others, not for them, but for us, and move on.
  4. Take healthy risks – Sometimes, there are things that God wants us to do, but we let our fear hold us back. It is a good thing to take healthy risks, even if they scare us, sometimes.
  5. Be thankful for another day – Learning to be thankful for the large and little things in life can help boost our mood, and teaches us how to be humble, as the Lord intends.
  6. Embrace your differences – It’s natural to want to fit in with the crowd. However, it’s so much better to embrace who you are, and be yourself.
  7. Learn to be ‘OK’ with having a small amount of friends – Although it can be tough to accept, everyone is not a true friend. Therefore, it’s important that we learn to appreciate the one or two true friends that we do have.
  8. Encourage yourself – In all things that we do, we must speak life. Tell yourself positive things that encourage you to keep moving forward with faithful steps.
  9. Help others – Giving and helping others is being kind to yourself, as it is treating people how you would like to be treated.
  10. Don’t be afraid to laugh – Laughing truly is one of the greatest medicines there is. So every day, take a few minutes to laugh out loud to put an extra pep in your step.

Bonus–Positive Self-Talk

Here are some examples of positive things that we can say to ourselves to increase positive self-talk.

  • “I am a winner, not a loser.”
  • “I am perfectly and wonderfully made.”
  • “I am worthy of love.”
  • “I don’t know everything, but that’s okay.”
  • “I am a blessing from God.”

I hope you all enjoyed this list on “How to Be More Kind to Yourself.” Being kind to others is important, but never forget that we all need a little bit of kindness.

Have a beautiful day! Remember to show yourself some love! 🌻

Be Selective with your Battles

Hey everyone! I have a question for y’all. Are you the type of person who always wants to get the last say? Maybe you’re having an argument, and you feel the urge to prove your point. If so, then no shame! However, it is this topic that I want to discuss today.

Truthfully, it’s important that we are selective with the battles that we choose to participate in. What does this mean, exactly? It means that having peace in yourself is better then winning a battle. We might want to act in some situations, and sometimes, that is okay. Other times, the best thing to do is leave the situation alone or take a break until you can speak in a peaceful manner.

Keep in mind that walking away from an unhealthy situation does not mean that the other person wins. It actually means quite the opposite, because you didn’t escalate the situation to an unnecessary level. Once you have confidence in yourself, you will see that getting the last say isn’t important. In the end, knowing that you walked away without feeling the need to be the “winner” is a great accomplishment, and something to be proud of.

So, remember that not every battle is meant to be fought: love always wins! ❤️

1 Corinthhians 13: 4-7 NIV Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.