This is the February picture on our new calendar - SO want to live there!!!! : )
Well, tomorrow is February and I thought I'd get the February to-do's out to you. This is what's on our list:
*Change your furnace filter.
*Keep decluttering ALL your shelves, cabinets, and drawers (this week we took 5 bags, two boxes, and some other miscellaneous items to the thrift store! - it felt SO good).
*Wash ALL your bedding - all the bedrooms are done around here! : )
*Repair any wood floors, creaking stairs, and/or furniture.
*Inspect your house for ice damage.
*Remove debris from dryer vent.
*If you do anything for Valentine's Day you might want to begin thinking about it now. Do you want to host a dinner? Do you want to invite family/friends over? Is there someone that you can think of who might benefit from a gift of some kind. I will give you an idea of something I like to do every Valentine's Day later on in this post.
So, really, February is pretty easy. I think if you keep up on a VERY regular basis as far as decluttering goes, at this point you might be in good shape. But if this is one area that you keep putting off, you might want to begin. It's a good thing to do in keeping your home clean and organized. It shows you what you have, what you need, and what you don't need. Sometimes we forget what we have and we buy it again and have two! So, I guess, being clean and organized saves you time and money as well. A good habit to get into. : )
Last month, I gave you a January tea party theme, so I would like to give you February. Again, if you don't have anyone to have a tea party with, do it for yourself! It's okay to set an afternoon aside (even on a weekend) and do something pretty for yourself. Here is the suggestion:
*Decorate with pots of flowers in one color (either red or pink)
*If you can find an old birdcage, spray paint it gold, put a few of the flowers inside and scatter paper hearts around it.
*Serve an angel food cake, truffles, and some pretty fruit tarts.
*Play Frank Sinatra music or any other old-time swooner. : )
Make your table shine with these ideas! Grab your teacup, and goodie. Sit in a comfortable chair and just enjoy. What a pretty treat. : )
Lastly, like I said above, I like to do something a little special for Valentine's Day. And, again, I'm sharing this with you not to put the spotlight on what I do, but sharing it so that it might urge you to think about doing unto others as well.
*I purchase a large wicker basket at the thrift store and then I purchase girly-girl things as I go shopping out and about - soaps, socks, lotions, lip balm/lipstick and/or other makeup, shampoo/conditioner, tin of cookies, chocolates......whatever I can think of. The fun part - wrapping the gifts and putting them into the basket. I then deliver it to the local women's shelter and ask if they could please give it to any woman who they think could use a little extra lift.
*I also like to either make (which I'm not doing this year) or buy (at the $ store) Valentine's for all the special women in my life (friends, sisters, etc.) and send them out. Don't we all love to receive just a little something special in the mail?
We can't help everyone, but if we can make just one person's day, it's SO totally worth it. I hope you can give it a try!!!! This would be especially nice if you have children or grandchildren and they can help you - it would instill within them that it is more blessed to give than to receive. : )
That's it for today! We're still holding up in our house not wanting to go out and it's been okay. I think tomorrow it will at least be above zero so that might end up being our errand day. Thank you SO much for dropping by for a visit! God bless.