Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Getting in the Spirit

I'm not one to go all out decorating for the holidays, I don't know if it is because I travel so much or because I'm single - but it just doesn't seem to be worth the effort.  I decorated for Christmas this past year, and shocked my family, it was the first time I'd done so in at least seven years.

But thanks to my neighbor and friend Nikki, I'm a bit in the spirit for Valentine's Day.  She made the adorable hearts I have hanging on my mantle and dropped them off last week.  Nikki is one of those amazingly talented people who has never met a craft she can't master - and to make me even more jealous she's got some serious cooking skills.  If you are looking for fun craft or food ideas, you have to check out her blog The Salty Pineapple.

Nikki grew up in Hawaii and when I think of music and Hawaii I can't help but think of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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19 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love this version of this song! My niece used it as background movie of a slide show she put together of the birth of her son. Oh my gosh, it just make me cry. It's so sweet!

Cassie said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love the hearts! I love all things Hawaii. I love this version too. So beautiful.

~Kristina said...

oh how i love that song! the hearts on the mantle are very cute and i must say, the decor on the mantle itself is beautiful.

Nikki said...

Thanks for the shout out Jamie. Your words are too kind.

maureen said...

How nice to have a friend so close and so crafty. And you know I love that song. When I was teaching, I played that song everyday to signal the end of the day and time to put things away. Brings back sweet memories.

justine said...

I love how you have decorated for valentines day, it looks great, very nice to have a crafty neighbour too.

Krystal said...

I've never deocrated for Vday before but it kind of sounds fun :)

Lesley said...

The heart garland is so sweet:)
I love that version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, went straight to itunes and bought it, had never heard of IZ, very sad he died so young.

Caroline said...

I adore those hearts! And this song...sigh...always brings tears to my eyes.

christine said...

I needed this song today....thank you. :)

VeganCraftastic said...

Very cute decoration!

Courtney said...

Seriously cute! I'm looking forward to checking out her blog!

Miss Becky said...

awww, Jamie, just what I needed tonight! this is one of those tunes that, no matter where you are and what you're doing, it just makes you feel good hearing it. thank you!!!
and the hearts are a great touch too.

Brunch at Saks said...

Love the fireplace w/ the hearts:) Mine looks similar right now! And I love this version of the song :)

xoxo

blue china studio said...

I'm not a big decorator for Valentine's day either but that garland is super cute!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love IZ! No decoration for Valentine's Day here in the Woman Haters/Boy Cave. :)

cindy said...

the garland is wonderful ... i'd keep it up all the time. enjoy your weekend!

Gilding Lilies said...

The garland looks great. What a lovely version of that song!

chasity said...

one of my favorite songs ever.

it really really touches my heart.

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