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Talk of the Weekend #35

Happy Weekend! Raise your hand if you have been munching away on Girl Scout cookies this week. Oh yes, I see you! (And I am just as guilty. 🙂 )  Our family is split between Thin Mints and Samoas for favorite cookie. Since the founder of the organization, Juliette Gordon Low was from Georgia, we think she is kind of a big deal. (You can tour her birthplace in Savannah.)


Did you know this year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies?  In 1917 the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma was the first troop to bake and sell cookies.  This was a service project to raise money for their activities.


Word spread, and in 1922 a recipe was shared in the official Girl Scout’s magazine, The American Girl.  These cookies were baked at home, but by the mid 1930’s the organization began to use commercial bakers for their cookies. You can see the recipe for the original home baked cookie here.  If you have any of the original boxes like those pictured above you have a very collectible item!  And if you have any of the vintage Girl Scout clothing like that in the photo below, you also have something quite valuable. 🙂


A sweet reader sent me a recipe for making Girl Scout Thin Mints at home. (Thanks Katrina!)  It is a simple recipe using Ritz crackers, two different kinds of candy coating, and some crushed mint candies.  Sounds yummy to me!

I also ran across this recipe that is even easier using Ritz crackers and Andes Mints.  (Of course you will want to support your local troop and purchase from them during the “cookie season,” but when you run out, these recipes will work in a pinch. 🙂 )


And did you know the Girl Scouts introduced a new cookie this year?  It is their S’more Cookie.  (Wonder why they didn’t make them long ago…seems like a logical choice to me!)  Anyway, they come in two different styles depending on where you live.


While we are talking about Scouts, isn’t this print by Lindsay Letters just precious?!  And in our country today, it does seem we have to not only be good, but also look for the good in people and circumstances….scout for it….often hard to do with so much negativity in our world and in the media. But goodness IS there if we look hard enough. Don’t give up hope. Okay…enough of my sermon for today. 🙂


Back to cute now…how cute is this gift wrap from the sweet girls at The Grove Street Press?!


I also ran across some very interesting fabric by Robert Kaufman.
I had no idea anything like this was made!


Now let’s talk houses for a minute.  All this info about Girl Scouts (and all the Thin Mints that I have eaten!) have me looking at rooms done in what I call Girl Scout Green.  (Not a real paint color….just my interpretation of a particular shade of the color. 🙂 ) Aren’t these green kitchen cabinets just beautiful?!


The next one is a little more subtle since it does not have green upper cabinets. source

And even this tiny one has cabinetry that makes a big impact with its green color.


And how about this bathroom?
Green cabinets, beautiful brass hardware, and copper sconces.
It would certainly wake you up in the morning!


This bedroom is not quite the Girl Scout shade of green, but I really like how they used the green on one wall and the headboard as an accent color.


If that is just too much for you, that pretty shade of green can brighten up an old bench….


or a pretty dresser….


or the frames on a gallery wall…
(and the floor!)


or some wonderful cookware….


or even two pretty stools in an otherwise all white kitchen. 🙂
(Be sure to check out the whole house that goes with this one.
I think you’ll like it.)


And of course, I love wicker that has been coated with Girl Scout green too!


That brings us to the end of our weekend conversation today.  Hope you are having a good weekend…a good loong one! (and that you have boxes of Girl Scout cookies on hand for all your snacking. 🙂 )


Until next time….

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Kate Wyman - March 7, 2017 - 3:50 pm

Hi Kelly! I’m one of the Grove Street Press girls 🙂 Thank you so much for the share! I loved this post — so many cute finds. And green is my favorite color, to boot!

Such a happy surprise to find us here — I started following you not too long ago after I pinned your (gorgeous!!) kitchen as the main inspiration for my husband’s and my current kitchen renovation. Been coming here ever since for more inspiration!

Happy to have connected with you, and I look forward to keeping up the conversation!
What a small world Kate!! Love everything you two do! And if we ever get a lake house, I want to use some of your prints and cards (framed) as artwork for the house. (But right now the lake house is just a dream….sigh.) My daughter was in New Orleans for a few days with a mission group (Team Effort) last summer, and I tried to get her to go by your shop, but they did not have enough free time for it. Hopefully we will get to visit NOLA one day and can check it out ourselves. Your Instagram feed is just gorgeous, as is your dog! Wish I could get my lab puppy to be as well behaved as Mildred. 🙂 I read your post on your cute home renovation, and hope to see more of it over on the blog at GSP.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, and thank you for loving our kitchen!

Lynn - February 22, 2017 - 11:08 am

Another great post. Unless you want to spend time in kitchen making cookies – Girl Scout cookies freeze beautifully. No need to ever run out. 🙂 In fact, I prefer some of my cookies refrigerated/frozen.

PJ Bronson - February 22, 2017 - 10:29 am

Love your blog! Such a good mix I’d houses, holidays and travel. Thank you for all the inspirational and information!

Rhonda - February 20, 2017 - 6:53 pm

Thanks for all of your wonderful posts!!! I visited the Juliette Gordon Low House when I was in Savannah one year with my friends. I loved everything about Savannah, but going there was actually my favorite part of the trip. I always tell people going to Savannah to check it out.

Jo Anne Hayon - February 20, 2017 - 6:16 pm

We haven’t gotten our cookies yet but you can rest assured thin Mints will be coming to this girl scout!!! I was a GS and my daughter’s leader until she didn’t want to be a scout any longer, which was ninth grade. I enjoyed mu time as both but I think I really enjoyed being a leader the best. Thanks for reminding me about Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace. I would live to see it-no there bucket list item!! Until next time….

Dawn - February 20, 2017 - 11:33 am


You had me at thin mint cookie but all the green used in homes with a recipe and I am smitten! Thanks for speaking to my inner green loving self!


Anne from Atlanta - February 20, 2017 - 9:51 am

What a fun post! You are so creative. Your post brings back happy memories of being a Girl Scout and also eating Girl Scout cookies. I haven’t had any yet this year. Thanks again for a great blog! ~Anne

kathy - February 19, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Yet another clever post, Kelly! Who would have thought to do a post on Girl Scout cookies and Girl Scout green! Awesome!!! I certainly sold my share of Girl Scout cookies as a girl. And, when I taught school I bought a box from every girl who asked. The cookies here are baked by a different baker than the ones where I grew up so I don’t think they are quite as good here. Let me tell you what a disappointment that was! My mother saved my Brownie and Girl Scout uniforms from the 1960s. I need to find them. Kelly, anything Katrina makes is wonderful! She also made Saltine Toffee Bark for the Super Bowl Party and it was even better than her recipe above. I overdosed on it! I can’t wait to see what you share with us next!

Garden, Home and Party - February 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm

This was such a fun post. I was a Girl Scout and still have all of my merit badges and pins. It was fun for me and because my mom worked at a bank, I always sold the most boxes of cookies in my troop. Hahaha.

Ellen Shook - February 19, 2017 - 5:23 pm

This a great post, Kelly! I really enjoyed it and I can see that you put a lot of thought into it. I used to read the biography of Juliet Gordon Lowe about every other week from our little library when I was in elementary school, or “grammar school” as we called it then (back in Paleolithic times). I was a bit disappointed when I actually saw her home for the first time in Savannah. I lived there for a short time in the very early 70s — but now it is more of a tourist destination since Savannah has been “Disney-ized.” The city was only beginning to be “urban renewed” at the time. Downtown was an absolute exercise in urban decay at the time.

The kitchens and bath are gorgeous, and I wish I could do something like that to my own. However, I did paint my LR “Fresh Sprout” year before last and my master bath in a previous house “Hunter Green” way back when I lived in Texas in the early 90s. I do find green very easy to live with. And I am bold and daring — just ask anyone who knows me.

Gina - February 19, 2017 - 3:59 pm

What a fun post! I was a former girl scout and leader for my daughter’s troop, so I have very found memories. Lots of cookie memories!! Selling and eating. 😉 Yum, I bet those recipes are yummy too. Love all the “green” decor. 🙂

Arlene@Nanaland - February 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm

We had a hard time finding girl scout cookies this year but we hunted them down!! Thin Mints are the favorites here as well. And I have green cabinets at our little house in North Georgia. So glad I made that decision…we love them.

Louvina - February 19, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Loving the green and enjoying the cookies!! The post was just so spring like to me!! Green just seems to be popping up everywhere and since it seems like not much chance of winter weather here or there might as well spring ahead! My daughter and hubby are in Australia on a long cruise and it is green and summer time there so it is boosting my spirits for flowers and green grass!! We are getting some much needed rain and it has perked all the plants and bird activity into full swing. Spring must be just around the corner!! Just hoping it doesn’t bounce right into hot summer too soon! Love GScouting and think it is the best way to prepare girls to be real young ladies in a world where we need strong well rounded women to raise children and make a safe home where love truly abides!! My soapbox speech for the week! 🤗Give Gabbie a puppy kiss from Holly Berry! 🐶

DiAnne - February 19, 2017 - 10:10 am

I can not be trusted ina room with a box of thin mints. lol. Putting them in the freezer slows me down a little bit.
Katrina, the chocolate coated crackers you made for Super Bowl were sooo good. Please share that recipe top.
Love the green chest of drawers. I just painted an aqua chest and put gold hardware on it. Love the green and gold! I will be on the hunt for a paint color.
This post made me think about the lake house you have been dreaming about.
Katrina gave me a tea towel that I turned into a back pad for an antique wicker chair. I will send you a photo. It has the green and campy feel.
The Girl Scout green in the kitchen is sooo pretty.
I hope you having a wonderful weekend.
Thank you so much for sending me the photo of the chair. LOVE that idea! When/if we get a lake house, I know just the towel I’d love to do the same with. (The post made me think of the lake house too, DiAnne. 🙂 ) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Carol - February 19, 2017 - 9:59 am

Thank you for this delightful trip to Savannah. Six yrs. ago I went with my granddaughter’s GS Senior troop from Ft. Worth TX to Savannah and we had their Friendship Ceremony in the gardens of Juliette Low’s home. We took the tour and spent the afternoon with a delightful lady who explained and described fashion through the years. The girls tried on corsets and hoop skirts and it was hilarious. We stayed in a lovely beach house on Tybee Island and toured the beautiful city of Savannah. I was a Brownie & Girl Scout back in 40’s & 50’s (when cookies were 35 cents) and proudly wore my GS pin & Friendship pin that day. In the 80’s I had daughters who were a Brownie, Junior & Senior GS and I was a leader. Now I buy cookies from my great niece in VA and they are mailed to IL for me to savor–and they arrived yesterday. Oh, the memories!

Marianne in Mo. - February 19, 2017 - 9:16 am

No G.S. cookies here this year. We’ve decided they are not worth the money anymore. Long story there, so I won’t go into that. And I always got the short end of the stick, so to speak, because my family ate them faster than I did. No fair! I was a leader for 5 years, and both of my girls were scouts. I, as a child, never made it through the first year of brownies! Too shy.
Love all the G.S. green you found! My favorite color too!
Right now, I’m working on a pillow for my friend made with her daughters vests and patches. It’s challenging!

Tricia - February 19, 2017 - 7:47 am

Such an interesting post! Enjoyed the seeing a bit of Girl Guides history…the Juliette Low house would be a fascinating visit. Enjoy your week!

Kay - February 19, 2017 - 7:33 am

I loved all the cookie talk + green decor! That first green kitchen had the funkiest light fixture, ever! Makes a gal want to meet the people who live there. Happy Sunday!

Judy N - February 19, 2017 - 12:32 am

Great article this week! Because I am retired from the classroom, I don’t have access to my favorite Girl Scout / brownie cookie sellers. Thanks for the heads up. I will be searching them out to get my boxes of Thin mints and Samoas. I get many, and freeze them so I can have them well into the spring! I also loved the use of greens this week. As luck would have it, I just changed the patio pillows on the wicker chairs from holiday red, to spring green . It gives the whole patio a new fresh outlook. Thanks for the inspiring pictures.!

Ruth - February 19, 2017 - 12:27 am

You can find inspiration anywhere! What a great post! It reeled me in right off the bat because my father’s family was from Savannah, and his mother (my grandmother) was in the Juliette Low’s first Girl Scout troop! She dropped out though; she had no interest. Better than being kicked out, though, like she was kicked out of 5 excellent girls’ schools of the day, for making mischief. Fun grandma, though!
And a fun look at Girl Scout green. Many thanks!

Lisa - February 19, 2017 - 12:06 am

Oh aren’t all those cookies so delicious?! And the wonderful memories these girls are making. Good luck to all of them.
And I love green! My favorite color.Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. And Savannah celebrates that holiday in a big way. Is there a connection here? Hmmm…lol

Katrina - February 18, 2017 - 11:27 pm

Bahaha… I would have tried to get the stuck on peppermint crumbs off the recipe if I had known you were going to use it in a post! That other recipe looks yummy and so easy too! Years ago traveling back from Disney World we stopped in Savannah at the Juliette Low house. Can you believe it… we arrived like five minutes after they closed for the day. My daughter (a Girl Scout) and I (her leader) were so disappointed. It was fun to see the outside of the house though.
I love that you like Lindsay Letters. My favorite is her “Oh Holy Night” print. I used that print for gifts for the pastors and staff at my church this Christmas. I really like the print in your post and yes it is definitely a needed reminder for this day and time!
Have an awesome rest of your weekend Kelly!
Too funny! I am sure everyone loved the recipe, peppermint crumbs and all! Your traveling luck sounds like mine. That is too bad that you did not make it to Savannah in time to tour the Juliette Low house. 🙂
Yes, I do LOVE Lindsay Letters work. What a wonderful thing to give your pastors and staff! That is a fabulous idea. Might have to steal that for a gift for ours next year. 🙂 Hope you are having a fun fun weekend. I am trying my best to get caught up on all the blog things that have backed up in my inbox.
Have a good weekend Katrina!

A Valentine’s Day House Tour

Happy Day of Love!  I hope you are having a fun day filled with cards, candy, and all sorts of sweetness! What could be better than celebrating a day of love? (Certainly what we seem to need in our society today.) I have a house full of red to show you….and there is actually a method to my madness here.  So grab your cup of coffee, and let’s get started! 🙂

We finally went to see Hidden Figures at the theater the other week.  (LOVED it by the way!) While we were there, I decided that going to the movies is probably my most favorite thing to do…but of course it has to include popcorn and a box of candy to be the full experience. 🙂

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to give everyone a movie, some popcorn, and a box of candy for their Valentine treats this year.  Here are all the supplies I used.

I found the 4-films-in-one-box at Target.  I put the candy and unpopped popcorn in the popcorn box and then tied them all together with some red twine and a small tag I printed on tagboard.

They are going beside each place setting for tonight’s dinner.
(Each guest’s name is on the back so I know who is getting which film. 🙂 )

One thing led to another, and since the gifts were movie related, well… you know I had to follow that theme with everything else. 🙂

Like the table centerpiece for example.

I found all the film related things at Hobby Lobby except for the clapperboard (the director’s clipboard.)  It came from our local Party Store.

We’ll be serving our dinner tonight from the kitchen, so we can leave the centerpiece on the table while we eat.

I placed popcorn boxes all around for props.
(Our poor puppy just keeps sniffing the air.  I know she is smelling popcorn!)

The jar in the cabinet holds chocolate drizzled popcorn, and it is soooo good!

And of course we had to have a jar of movie candy. 🙂
(I’ll have the Junior Mints, please.)

Now moving on into the kitchen, there really isn’t much new to see.
It just has its normal red accessories…which happen to work well with Valentine’s Day.

 I did add a popcorn box and some Cokes to the cabinet above the kitchen desk for a touch of movie fun.

And there is a popcorn related recipe on the kitchen chalkboard.

Before we go in any of the other nearby rooms, let’s take a look at a couple of rooms in the bedroom wing.  The master bedroom is still dressed in red from Christmas.

I found the lumbar pillow with the black hearts at Target
(and bought several of them!)

Do all of your stores have as many tulips out as ours seem to be carrying?  I think they are going to replace roses for the most popular Valentine’s Day choice!  Love those red tulips!

And gerbera daisies (in red) are also a favorite of mine.
(I actually like them even better than tulips!)

Now let’s go back to the other side of the house. The love pillow on the bench below is the back side of one of those black heart lumbar pillows like in the master bedroom.  The fact that they are reversible makes me like them even more!

We haven’t been in the playroom in a while, but I put a bit of movie themed items in there.  So I wanted you to see it all.

If you have been following along on Instagram, you have already seen the sneak peek of our “Romantic Movie chalkboard.” I still say You’ve Got Mail is my all time favorite romantic movie.  Our daughter loves Philadelphia Story.  (And I can’t believe I left Love Story off that chalkboard! Duh.)

The smaller one has movie couples.
See if you know to which movie each of them belongs. 🙂

Did you figure out all of them? From the playroom we’re going into the family room…where there is yet another black lumbar pillow with hearts on it.

The mantel has just a touch of movie accessories.

My collection of old cameras seemed to go with the look of it all.

Two more Valentine pillows (from Target) are on the sofa.

And there is a bit more popcorn and a few vintage cameras on top of the family room cabinet.

And finally, we are going to head out through the foyer.  I have done this “tour” backwards – starting in the dining room – because I was afraid you wouldn’t understand the theme if I didn’t start it there.

The take-away gift for this month is a Coke and popcorn tied up with ribbon and a tag.  (These are for anyone, not just our dinner guests tonight.)

And if I could hand one of these goodies to you through the computer, I would! Just to thank YOU for popping in to visit the blog today…and all the other days you spend your valuable time here.  I appreciate you so much for doing that!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the house decked out in red once again, and I also hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day today!

Until next time…

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Lori - February 21, 2017 - 8:09 am

Oh my goodness! I want to come live at your house.Kelly, everything is just so fun and pulled together. I LOVE your Valentine and movie theme. <3

anna Greece - February 19, 2017 - 1:43 pm

High quality taste with simple, elegant and straight style with clear lines and welcoming atmosphere! This is a house of a happy family of a happy wellorganised mum!Congratulations.I follow Pinterest but never comment.I couldn’t resist the temptation here!

Lanita Anderson - February 16, 2017 - 12:40 pm

I love your movie theme Valentine table and all of the great decorating accents throughout your home!! Although there were so many great ideas, the table was my favorite….I loved your idea for Valentine gifts, too! Thanks for sharing – hope you are having a great week!

Cindy - February 16, 2017 - 7:56 am

WOW. You out did yourself! As always every attention to details.
What a great theme!! You have some very lucky friends and family. (And blog fans)

Jeanne bell - February 15, 2017 - 6:43 pm

Once again you hit it out of the park……Happy Valentines Day!

Margaret - February 15, 2017 - 1:21 pm

You are so creative….love the movie theme.
Happy Valentines Day!

Garden, Home and Party - February 15, 2017 - 9:35 am

I’m a day late and a Valentine short on visiting your post. What fun! I love the idea and have filed this in “how to host a great holiday” file. You always share the best ideas. Thank you.

Cindy - February 15, 2017 - 7:55 am

Oh my goodness, Kelly! You outdid yourself but then again, I love every ‘theme’ that you share with us. Your guests are fortunate to be invited to such a welcoming, comfortable home. I’m thinking that many of us will be using some of these ideas.

Teri - February 15, 2017 - 12:22 am

I loved this tour! Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas. Can I ask where you got your picture frames. Ii love the simple black frames with the large white mat.
Hi Teri! All those simple black picture frames came from Michaels. They are called Format Museum Frames. I have never ordered them, but I see they are available from here:,393.html Hope this helps!

Sherry M - February 14, 2017 - 10:10 pm

The Queen of Themes..and I love it, just perfect for the Day of Love! What’s more romantic than a sweet movie with the one or ones you love, or special friends? Except maybe those sweet and salty treats, which puts the icing on the cake of your decor. Great pillows!! The red and white eye candy is something I never get tired of. I think maybe the playroom should be renamed the FUN room. That’s what I think of every time we are invited in. Love it! I noticed the Marley book in the bedroom. Appropriate. I always enjoy the way you display books and include them as part of your decor. What a lovely way to conclude our tour, a wreath that symbolizes the love you put into making your house a welcoming home. Thanks for sharing, Kelly. Hope your Valentine’s Day was all you hoped it would be.

Jae - February 14, 2017 - 9:28 pm

I just love how your house looks so pulled together, and how cleverly you adapt your decorating color scheme to embrace various events! Thanks for a great tour.

Patty of Michigan - February 14, 2017 - 7:50 pm

Love all your Valentine decor!!! Happy Valentines Day!

Sue - February 14, 2017 - 6:32 pm

Love all your touches Kelly. Every detail is so cute and fun. Thank you for sharing with us and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vickie - February 14, 2017 - 6:20 pm

I love all your decorations!! The pillows from Target are adorable, never saw those at our Target. The front door wreath is so cute!!

I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for all your hard work!!

Rosemary - February 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm

Wishing you a very happy Valentines Day Kelly. Have fun with your family and friends. If possible, your house looks even more amazing than usual! :). Really bright and fresh. Tulips do see to be popular at the moment. I have a bunch my husband bought me a few days agoi in our bedroom. They look so cheery! I can’t imagine how long it took you to achieve all this, especially the film themed chalk boards. I know I’ve said this before but do you ever sleep? 🙂 or maybe somehow your days are longer than mine!!
Take care and have a good week.

Paula K Hutchins - February 14, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Thanks for sharing your inviting home. Love it!

Barbara S. - February 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Wonderful Valentine house tour! I love the heart on boxwood wreath. Great decorating as always. Thank you so much for your blog! Happy Valentine’s Day, Kelly!❤

Ann - February 14, 2017 - 2:30 pm

🌹🌹🌹🍿🍿🍿💕💕💕💕❤️❤️❤️! Happy Valentine’s Day, Kelly! Always look forward to your posts, and this was such a fun one! I may have to have a Coke later today! Cute pillows, too! ~Ann

Julia - February 14, 2017 - 2:10 pm

Love the movie theme and that front door wreath is so simple and yet elegant. I love how you use red coke bottles as part of the decorations. Your take away gifts are fun but that bowl of M&M’s would be enough of a gift for me! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

Cheri - February 14, 2017 - 2:10 pm

ADORABLE! I just love how you decorate and make a theme of it.

Wendy - February 14, 2017 - 1:57 pm

This post was simply yummy Kelly! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner with your family and friends! - February 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Wonderful Valentines Day decorations all throughout your house, Kelly! I was just looking at those popcorn holders today at a local store. Hmmm….you’re giving me ideas for sure!

Cheryl Johnson - February 14, 2017 - 11:48 am

You are creative…love your Valentine’s Day decorations and party ideas! You have inspired me to do some of these for my grandson’s 16th birthday party. Lots of possibilities! Thanks!
Have a blessed Valentine’s Day!

Bonnie - February 14, 2017 - 11:32 am

What a very fun way to include everyone in the family/household. So often, if someone isn’t in a romantic relationship, individuals tend to feel left out from the celebration of this day. Thanks for all your sweet ideas that share not only the romantic side (movies and famous couples) but including all of those that you love. Looks very ‘Valentine-y’!!

Lynn A. - February 14, 2017 - 11:28 am

Happy Valentine’s Day! Always love your house tours.

Kathy P. - February 14, 2017 - 11:23 am

As usual, your home is so beautiful and welcoming. Love all the pillows – will have to see if they have any left. Also, your front door decoration just lets you know you are about to enter the love in your home. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Sandy - February 14, 2017 - 11:10 am

I love the movie theme. I may have to steal that one from you at some point down the road. I still have the old 8mm projector and movie camera from the 60’s. I am what I call an organized packrat. I am sentimental and can’t throw things away. Fortunately, I have good storage closets. That projector, camera, and reels would make a great display. You have inspired me as you ALWAYS do.

Dawn - February 14, 2017 - 11:03 am


Happy St. Valentine’s day! I love your decorations as usual! My favorite room is that game room. i just love the green, black and white all together! I want to go in there, grab a snack and a drink, curl up and watch movies or read a good book! Thanks for sharing!


Marianne in Mo. - February 14, 2017 - 10:59 am

Well as usual, it’s over the top awesome! But that final shot of your front door wreath made me gasp! So pretty and simple, but striking! Happy Valentines Day to you and yours – hope your dinner is wonderful!

Denise Murchison - February 14, 2017 - 10:40 am

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Your talent just abounds in each season and in each holiday. It is so inviting even through pictures. You really do have a great talent for everything.

Brenda S Moore - February 14, 2017 - 10:31 am

What color is the outside of your home painted? (cedar shake)
I am looking for a neutral w/out a yellow undertone and I live in Charlotte NC.
Same kind of weather and vegetation pretty much as where your home is.
Thank you for your posts. It is really interesting to go inside your home. Did it take you long to get over the invasion of privacy?

Happy Valentines.
Look forward to hearing back.

Hi Brenda!
Our home has been painted Pelham Gray – a Martin Senour paint, but we are currently repainting it this year. I did not want to go with the Martin Senour paint this time because our local store has closed. So we are using a Sherwin Williams – Emerald line paint (after MUCH research!) The color is Quiver Tan, and it is a great neutral…might have a bit too much green for you, but I am REALLY liking it.

Ruth - February 14, 2017 - 10:21 am

Your head is so full of fabulous ideas, and you carry them out so fully and so beautifully. I think you may have topped even yourself with the movie-themed Valentine’s decor! Thanks for sharing it all with us. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Gina - February 14, 2017 - 10:21 am

How adorable!! I can see you being able to use all your movie themed accessories again and again for parties, etc. The pillows from Target too. 🙂 I have always loved your hand lettering on your chalkboards and notes, etc. I would love to learn how to write like this! I guess I need to study yours and practice. 😉

kay - February 14, 2017 - 10:08 am

Love the decorations! I agree with the movie, You’ve Got Mail is one of the greatest. Your list reminded me I still need to watch The Shop Around the Corner. Missed seeing the little sweetheart, Gabbie. Is she wearing a heart neckerchief today? I noticed the treat jar on the shelf has been taken over by doggie treats. Pets really do become a member of the family.

Brenda - February 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

I always love your chalkboard art! Would love a tutorial on how you get the lettering so perfect!!!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE that wreath on your door — so festive!!!
You are too sweet Brenda! Thank you for the compliments. I have written a post on my chalkboard lettering here: I don’t know if it is exactly what you want, but at least it is a start. 🙂

Louvina - February 14, 2017 - 9:54 am

I 💕💕💕 it all!! Such wonderful ideas! Just the right touch! There is so much love in your home– we can feel it out here in Blog Land! Of course I am wondering about your menu for dinner tonight!!? We are having guests and I ordered heart shaped pizza, along with salad and making a pink heart cake and a cherry pie! Have a LOVEly day and dinner!! 💕you Kelly!!
Your menu sounds perfect Louvina. 🙂 (And 2 desserts…that’s the best!) We grilled steaks and had baked potatoes, salad, rolls, and cheesecake (which I had my daughter pick up from Cheesecake Factory so I would not have to make it. 🙂 )

Carolyn K - February 14, 2017 - 9:38 am

Your next career should be as a paid party planner. You always do it so well. Loved every bit of you blog today. If I had to choose, I would pick the red coke bottles and the front door decoration.💕
Thanks for the great start to the day.

Kristy - February 14, 2017 - 9:29 am

Just lovely. As always–you have thought of everything! Thanks for sharing. (Would love to know what your menu is) I’m serving my version of CanCun (seafood burritos);hubby’s favorite dish from a long gone Mexican restaurant.
Happy Valentine’s Day.

Judy N - February 14, 2017 - 9:17 am

Your house looks so festive. On every floor, in every room, something that reminds us of Valentine’s Day. The red coke bottles were a fun addition. Where did you get them? I especially liked the boxwood wreath with the red heart insert in the final frame. Perfect way to end the tour!
Thank you so much Judy. The red cokes were at Target, but I have also seen them in the past at Walmart. They also make metal bottles of Sprite if you prefer that. 🙂

Karen Aamodt - February 14, 2017 - 9:11 am

Hi Kelly, so what’s on the menu for dinner tonight? My friend Ruth always bakes a heart shaped meatloaf; covered in ketchup, lol! Her kids STILL love it after all these years. Those cute little white heart dishes are just crying out for something sweet and red!
What a great idea! I’ll have to remember that for next year! 🙂 We had friends and family over and grilled steaks and had baked potatoes, salad, rolls, and cheesecake to go with them. The little white heart plates were for the salad.

Donnie - February 14, 2017 - 8:36 am

Delightful, as always, Kelly. Happy Valentines Day! You always make mine brighter.

Arlene@Nanaland - February 14, 2017 - 7:32 am

You always have the best ideas and you carry them out!!:) Lovely as usual Kelly!! My favorites are the chalkboard with movie titles and the RED coke bottles. Perfect!!

Karen - February 14, 2017 - 7:14 am

Such a great theme! LOVE it! Happy Valentine’s Day.

Amanda - February 14, 2017 - 7:11 am

Loved, loved, loved it! Thanks for sharing the love.

Mary Ellen Doris - February 14, 2017 - 7:06 am

This was the most adorable idea!It could be adapted for an ‘Oscar’ party, also!

Tricia - February 14, 2017 - 5:06 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Happy Valentine’s Day, Kelly!

Jeanne - February 14, 2017 - 4:58 am

YOUR POSTS ARE ALWAYS VERY INTERESTING … I really like your front door decoration!!! Jeanne from Byron

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