Thursday, January 30, 2014

CRAZY LOVE - Valentines Decor and Hippie Chick GIVEAWAY!

Hey, everyone! Thanks for all the sweet feedback on the Valentines from yesterdays post!  Lots of y'all loved the "colorful" crayon valentines I put together last year... so you can look forward to a printable for those (without Luke's name on them - hahaha) this week!

Today for Crazy Love I want to show you a sweater that I am CRAZY for!!!

I posted this pic on IG today (@andrea2220) and it's from one of my very favorite stores... Hippie Chick Boutique!

I love dressing for a "theme" and was so pumped about this sweater the minute I saw it online. I paired it with mustard skinny cords, a chambray shirt and TOMS wedges.

Sidenote: check out my awesome selfie skills... 6:15 am... unmade bed, laundry on the floor and you can see into my closet.  #professional

It was freezing today, so I added on my green pea coat and loved it even more.
(Again with the selfie skills... kids towels and pj pants. #keepinitreal)

I stacked on a bunch of bracelets and was ready to go!


If you love the sweater as much as I do, be sure to enter below!  If you'd rather have something else from their website (or your size is gone or something weird like that) Ariele (who is AWESOME!) will totally make that happen for you!


I'm going to be super honest and tell y'all that my Valentines decorations have been up since December 26th.  No joke.
I took down my trees and all the other decor and went ahead and got ready for February :)  Some of y'all have caught glimpses of my Valentines tree, but today I'm sharing it for reals!

I don't go too big for Valentines day... pretty much all my decor is contained to my bay window by my kitchen sink.


My apothecary jars are filled with a sparkly garland, big pink marshmallows and red sparkly Christmas ornaments.




More marshmallows (hint: marshmallows are CHEAP and can usually be found in colors to match your theme!)

Every year I get tons of questions about my pink feather tree and I SCOURED the internet looking for one for y'all and came up with nothing :(  

I found it in the most random way possible... I was searching Craigslist for a Christmas tree for my classroom and came across it.  I met a girl in a Boston Market parking lot and $7 later this beauty was mine. :)

Rachel is a super sweet reader who always leaves me the sweetest comments.  She blogs at Floral and Fudge and had a SWEET new baby on Tuesday.  Which is funny, since Tuesday afternoon I opened my mailbox to find a box filled with goodies from her!  Included in the box was this adorable Valentines bunting!  I immediately knew it would be perfect and it is! Thank you Rachel!!!

 


The boys table is really simple... a piece of fabric (that wasn't wrinkly when I first put it up - hahaha) serves as the runner and then I have a little chalkboard sign, heart plates and some little heart skewers.


The chair backers are from Pottery Barn Kids and I have a special plan for them during the two weeks leading up to Valentines Day. Can't wait!!!

While I was taking pics, Mason was serving me "tomatoes and sauce" and calling my "Your Majesty" :)

I am completely aware that not everyone has a pink feather boa Valentine's tree and/or apothecary jars filled with color coordinated marshmallows... BUT, throw some Valentines paper plates in your cart the next time you're at Target and set a special little table for your kiddos.  My boys EAT UP all things "holiday" and I love how they look forward to it and get excited about the anticipation leading up to special days.  A yard of fabric at Hobby Lobby won't cost you more than $6 and could easily spice up your table.  Now, go enter the Hippie Chick giveaway so you can wear your adorable new heart sweater while you decorate! :)

Last thing for today - Erika and I have had so much fun hosting the #eajanchallenge on Instagram we decided to make it a regular thing!  Join us in February (and after!)  for #eapicaday


77 comments:

  1. Love this giveaway! :)

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  2. Cute sweater!! Looks great with the mustard cords!
    Love the pink tree.
    I am so glad you like the bunting and found a perfect spot for it :)
    Mason saying "Your Majesty" is too funny!
    www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

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  3. Love your blog, love the decor and the heart sweater! <3

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  4. So fun!! Definitely going to use your colorful valentines for my 1st graders this year!

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  5. I am a teacher so I would love this sweater for the month of February! Thanks!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your bay window!! You have such a beautiful kitchen, that just adds to it. VERY cute sweater!!!

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  7. You are such a fun mom! And I love seeing your valentine decor! Feather tree is perfection!! Mason could not be any cuter...heck, all of your kids are super cute!!!

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  8. I love the sweater. It is so cute! :) Also, love your blog and all of the fun ideas that you have.

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  9. Such a fun giveaway!! Thanks!

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  10. So cute!! I love all the cute holiday touches you do - perhaps I'll myself together one of these days! :-)

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  11. Love your blog. It is one of my favorites. Your house is always so cute decorated.
    Love this giveaway you are doing.

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  12. LOVE your V-Day décor! And I WANT that sweater!

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  13. Love the sweater!!! Also, your Valentine decor is Fabulous!!!!

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  14. Love that sweater!! Your outfit looked awesome!!! I need the TOMs booties and that sweater ASAP haha!!!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this post! Your decor is so pretty and I the heart sweater is a MUST!

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  16. Love all of the decorations and the sweater!! :)

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  17. Thats such a sweet sweater! Love that pink feathered tree too!

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  18. Love that sweet sweater, and your feathered tree!

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  19. would love to win this to coordinate with my twin babies for valentine's day!

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  20. Love the heart sweater and mustard cords :-) my kids go crazy for "anything holiday" related as well.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

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  22. That sweater is too cute! I have a heart blouse from Gap that always makes an appearance during the Valentine Day Season :) Love your Vday décor! I don't have any kiddos yet but I totally decorate for my fiancé and I :)
    Love reading your blog!

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  23. Your house is always decorated so cute!

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  24. Your house is always decorated so cute!

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  25. love the sweater and I just ordered my toms wedges and I just cant wait! love your v day decorations we have some too and i have a pink tree I decorate with red sparkle hearts and then I got some little banners and door signs from the target dollar bin! Have a great day!

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  26. I absolutely LOVE that Valentine's day Window!

    It sure is making me miss my apothecary jars. My boyfriend (we live together) was vacuuming and "accidentally" knocked them all down and they shattered everywhere. I'm sure it was just his way to get out of cleaning in the future. :)

    I'm thinking I'll need to pick up replacements right away!

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  27. Cute Valentines décor....I will definitely be copying some of your ideas!!

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  28. I love how festive you are! I try but definitely not at your level yet. Your house is adorable and so is that sweater. My husband's birthday is on Valentine's day so I always try to make the day extra special.

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  29. Oh my gosh so excited! I've been a loyal IG follower of yours but this is my first time checking out the blog and I LOVE IT!! Got my fingers crossed for that adorable sweater giveaway!

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  30. I love the sweater and all of your decorations!

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  31. I would LOVE to have that sweater! So cute! Your house looks so sweet with the Valentine's decor!

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  32. Love the sweater! So cute and comfy looking!

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  33. Love, love, love all your v-day decorations! So cute!! And I would love that heart sweater! :)

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  34. I would love, love that shirt!! I want it really badly! I've never won anything so this would be great! :-)

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  35. Love, love that the heart sweater! I would love to own it. Love your blog too! (This may be a duplicate post, did not see the other show up on the screen.)

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  36. Love your blog! ANd the sweater is super cute

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  37. Love your blog! And that sweater is super cute

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  38. My mom and I made bunting like that for my home too! I love it! Can't wait to see more Valentine's Day ideas to share with my students!

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  39. you have the sweetest babies!!
    Awesome idea to use the pink tree for valentine's day. I got one a few years ago (4ft tall) at Wal-Mart after Christmas on clearance. Your readers may have some luck there next year..? Not sure!! It doesn't have feathers, just normal "fake tree" branches.
    It never occurred to me to use my tree for Valentine's day (which is silly now that I think of it - I just love pink!).
    Thanks for all your fun and cute posts, your instagram and blog posts always brighten my day! :)
    -Amy

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! That sweater is super cute!!

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  41. I love the cute sweater! Your v day decor is adorable, too! What a score with the $7 pink tree!!!

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  42. Love that sweater-thanks for a chance to win. I'm a new follower of your blog from mix and match mama. Your daughter is too adorable & your boys antics are hilarious!

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  43. I just live reading your blog every day! Thanks for inspiring me to be a "yes mom"!!!

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  44. I just love reading your blog every day! Thanks for inspiring me to be a "yes mom"!!!

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  45. Ok so I am beyondddd OBSESSED with your punk feather tree!!! Ahhh it is the cutest ever!! And please please share what you are doing with the chair backers...I just bought some at PBK last week & need ideas!! :)

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  46. I love reading your blog and LOVE this sweater!

    K.Cramer

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  47. That sweater is perfect for Valentine's Day! And I LOVE all your Valentine's decorations...such good ideas! Love your blog :)

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  48. Adorable heart shirt!
    Scfrank02@yahoo.com

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  49. Love the sweater and the Valentine's decor!

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  50. Cute ❤️ sweater!! Perfect for Valentines Day! And those pants that you mentioned on Instagram that are on sale at the Hippie Chick are to die for!!!!

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  51. Love your blog and love the sweater!

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  52. That sweater is adorable! Thank you for offering it!

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  53. HI! You are adorable and cute in the heart sweater. thanks a bunch

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  54. Adorable decorations!! You're such a cute mom!

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  55. Love the sweater! And all your super cute Valentine's Day ideas!

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  56. love the sweater with the mustard cords!!

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  57. You always have the cutest outfits and I love that you decorate your house for each holiday!

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  58. LOVE the sweater - too bad it's sold out :(

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  59. Love all of your valentine decorations!

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  60. Mrs.McAnally i have been looking at blogs all day today, and I can finally say I'm obsessed! I love your blog! And Mrs. Shay's & "Pinterest told me to."

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  61. Love the Sweater. Love your blog! Thank you for being honest & real, it makes for a great blog read!

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