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Hello! friends, what happened to the month of January?  Didn't it go by crazy fast!  I hope you had the chance to use my January 2017 Free Printable Calendar.  I am the type of person who needs to jot down everything or I'll forget what it is I'm supposed to do for that day.  In order for me to stay focused and on my toes, I created printable calendars, one for every month. In case you're a lot like me, I'm offering these calendars free for your use.  The 2017 February Calendar has an original photo taken by me and plenty of space for you to jot down your plans for each day!  To get your free printable - February 2017 calendar just click on the link below.

please note: All printables and downloads designed by Love My Simple Home are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  Please do not alter the file or claim it as your own.  This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file.

Valentine Decor Ideas-DIY

January 26, 2017, in ,
Are you looking for creative and simple ideas to decorate for Valentine's Day?  Here are a few ideas from some pretty clever bloggers!!  Go ahead and check them out, I'm sure you'll LOVE them all!

First, I would like to start with two simple banner projects that I made!  They are perfect for Valentine's decor or party decor.  I like to leave them up all year round.

Black & White Heart Banner @ Love My Simple Home

Upcycled Shopping Bag Heart Banner @ 
Love My Simple Home


Rustic Button Valentine's Heart @  The Inspiration Vault

Easy DIY Valentine's Wreath-Under $5 @ Anika's DIY Life

Old Puzzle Pieces Means Crafts For Valentine's Day @  Not Just Paper & Paint

Valentine Sweet Tree - Easy Valentine Decorating @ Lucky Scarf

Super Easy Rose Heart Sign @ FrugElegance

Map Hearts @ Pillar Box Blue

I also wanted to include printables made by some amazing bloggers!  The printables are free for you to use to make your own fabulous Valentine decor!  To get your free printable click on the link next to each blogger's name.

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of Valentine's Day projects and printables!
Rather than throwing away a broken TV tray,  I repurposed it into a farmhouse serving tray.  This simple project came together in a few steps using wood stain and craft letters.

Black and White for Valentine's Day?  It doesn't always have to be red and pink!  By keeping it neutral you can enjoy this sweet banner all year long.  

This would look pretty hanging in a bedroom, closet, craft room, playroom or kitchen.  I have it hanging in my workroom. 

Here is how I recycled vintage sheet music to make this simple black and white banner.

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The inspiration for this project came from vintage sheet music that was my father's.  He played the cornet as a child.  What an amazing color red I can't believe how vibrant it is after all these years.

First I traced around a heart on top of the music. You can make your own hearts or purchase a pack at the craft store.



Small wooden letters


This took a bit longer to complete.... as you see my manager was around and he just didn't like any of my ideas.   Yes, he managed to knock everything I had for this project onto the floor.

I braided black and white embroidery yarn.  Yes, call me crazy!  I had no idea it would take me over an hour to braid!  Seriously you can skip this part and just use one strand of yarn.  

Use a hole puncher to make the holes, then thread the yarn through the holes.

I embellished the hearts with buttons, pretty cloth roses that I recycled from my daughter's baby clothes and earrings.    

That's it!
 I hung this precious banner in my workroom along with the other vintage sheet music and a silhouette of my daughter when she was five.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Healthy Breakfast Recipe

January 11, 2017, in
 Are you looking for a healthy recipe for breakfast?  How about a bowl of yogurt, fruit, honey, and nuts!  Not only is this recipe nutritious, but it's also super easy to make!

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One cup of plain nonfat yogurt 

Fruit of your choice


Walnuts or Almonds


Place the yogurt in a bowl and add the fruit

 Add the nuts

Add the honey and gently stir

Add fresh mint if you'd like

Eat, enjoy and conquer the world!

Oh, don't forget your coffee!

If smoothies are your thing you can mix this recipe in a blender or make this Strawberry smoothie Quick & Easy Strawberry Smoothie

If you plan on making smoothies, you might want to use the NutriBullet.  I received one for Christmas and I can't stop using it!  It is quick and easy to use and perfect for mornings on the go. Did you know they come in different colors?  I really like this blue one!


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