Okay.  Here’s the scoop.  I don’t really decorate much for Valentine’s Day.  I put out this little vintage card that I found in an antique dresser and the little heart shaped tin and I call it good.

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This year though…I was inspired by all of my Instagram buddies and just gussied up the mantle a tad.  Plus, our kids get excited about Valentine’s Day and I wanted to do it for them.  Having them to focus on since the loss of my sweet daddy, has helped so much.  The love and support of my wonderful husband has too.  Sometimes…you do things…not because you want to, but because you need to.

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I was just thinking this morning about this blog.  I don’t do much DIY.  I know. I can hear you.  “Nooooooooo!  We hadn’t noticed.”  Here’s lowdown on that.  I just don’t keep a project going all of the time.  Here is another tidbit about me.  The blogs that I love to read…are not so much about DIY.  I love to read blogs about finding good junk and decorating.  See?  I’m giving you what I love.  A piece of my heart.  (See what I did there?  Heart…Valentine’s Day.  Okay.  I’ll stop.)

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I hope that you enjoyed our very simple Farmhouse Valentine Mantle.  It was fun.  I have noticed that if I try to fru fru things up too much I just tear them back down and go simple again.  I’m okay with that.  😉

I hope that you have a lovely Monday, Dirt Roaders!  Shine on!

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