From our Gentlemen's Farm in bucolic Bucks County, PA to a home nestled in the Piney Woods of The Lone Star State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is our journey and these are our musings as we homeschool, play and pray our way through a wonderful life.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Valentine's Day Door

Our February has been given us some bitterly cold weather with random days of reprieve. I love those glorious previews of Spring.

We have spent our February enjoying homeschool, creating rosaries, and making our Valentine's Day wreath.

This wreath started as a simple concept that, of course,  presented a few glitches requiring a bit of re-thinking and tedious patching. All in all, it was fun to make!  This year we rode the learning curve . . . . next year it will be a breeze to make.  :-)

Our bird cage was empty until yesterday.  Now it has some very pretty yellow daffodils in it.  And what says, "Welcome to Spring," better than daffodils?

Little by little and week by week our door, home and land will reflect the coming Spring. I love to see the changes and I enjoy reflecting that change in our home.

So, what's on our February list(s)?

* The nights are dark and cool.
* The weather is unpredictable. Be happy for warm and cold!
* The ground needs preparation for Spring - which is very close.
* The February Moon will be full on Friday the 18th. It is called the Snow Moon or the Budding Moon.


* Heart Wreath on front door! <3
* Time to scrub all the windows, sills, screens and sashes ~
* Time for carpet cleaning
* Garage goal . . . make ready for wall frame
* Set up candle making supplies
* Deep Clean Kitchen (especially counter tops) with herbal (Melaleuca) cleansers.
* Ceiling fans cleaned
* Bring hums back home
* Back deck painted and backyard deck power washed/treated
* Upstairs hall painted and 4 new pictures hung
* Boys making Blanket Chests  :-)

* Family Rosaries
* Tuesdays - Latin Mass :-)
* MODA prayer class planned to begin in March
* KinderMusik class planned - to begin in March
* First Friday (4 - changed to 10th) √
* New Beginnings Homeschool Group (11 - changed to 17th)
* CCs Brunch (12) √
* Minute2WinIt Party (12) √
* CCs Steak Dinner (13) √
* Family Dinner Celebration for CC -  (14) √
* J & V to Game Night - date still to be chosen
* Family Game Night - date still to be chosen
* Father to lunch - date still to be chosen


  1. LOVE your cute heart wreath! It is going to be featured in my Top 10 Valentine Crafts list that will be publish on Friday Jan. 27. You will be able to find that list friday here:

  2. That is so cool! I look forward to Friday!
    Thank you.

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful heart! I can't wait to make one!

  4. Thanks for the comment, Around the Bend! Have fun! We found that gluing first and then holding the pieces together with a paper clip was helpful. After the glue dried completely we next wrapped tape around the joined pieces. Then came to the fun of spray painting. It was a neat project!

  5. Thanks so much for the adorable idea! I featured it on my blog:

  6. That is so cool, Ginny! I am on my way to check it out! Happy Valentine's Day (a tad early!)

  7. This may be harder than it looks to make! Thanks for the creative idea!

  8. I'm new to your blog. Do you have instructions for making the heart wreath? It's super cute!

  9. The heart wreath is very easy make! it is simply paper rings (like the paper chains kids make).
    You form the ring into a heart by pinching the top - then feed the next ring in. I used tape because staples were too heavy for the construction paper.

    Heavy construction paper works best. You can practice with a rings made out of index card to get the hang of it.

    I hope this helps! have fun and send a picture