it's early i know, but this past weekend we "de-christmased" the house. isn't it so depressing to take down the christmas tree and all of the beautiful things that made your house so much more cozy? the solution to avoiding total depression at our house has been, a run to the craft store to start valentine's decorations! below are letters from michael's that andy painted for me:
the best investment i made from michael's was a heart hole punch! (all of there hole punches were 1/2 off!). i then took old magazines i had laying around, and punched away! (pottery barn magazines were my favorites) after i punched them out i sewed them together (both horizontally and vertically) to create valentine garlands i strung around the house
next, i cut out felt heart shapes, embellished them, stuffed them and sewed them shut to create a heart garland.
where do all of the pens i buy go..eh? here's my sneaky solution! i bought a bouquet of faux flowers and filler, and then took them apart, attaching pens at the bottom using floral tape. now, even if someone discovers my hiding place, the pens aren't quite as easy to run off with!
at 10:11 PM
andy and i went to the annual polar bear plunge at coney island and watched people jump into the freezing cold water. although it was crowded, it wasn't 'times-square-on-new-years' crowded. in my opinion watching the ball drop is a bit over-rated.. the polar bear plunge, however, totally under-rated.
above: sumo wrestling competition?
above: the self-proclaimed merbear and metrocard man