I think I may be the only person in Blogville who has never hosted a blog party, and as I said in my New Year's post, I am a party animal! So...I'm going to give this cyber party-hosting a try. On February 12th, I am going to host a Valentine Party (if I can figure out the Mr. Linky thing before then).
Let's share the Valentine love. I'll (hopefully) put Mr. Linky up on Thursday night, February 11th, and then I'll probably sit around and wait to see if anyone shows up for my party! I invite you to link any post pertaining to Valentine's Day decor, or a Valentine card, or tablescape -- If you want to share a photo of your wedding, or write something about the love of your life (which could be your pet), etc., that would also be welcomed at my party.
I'm going to take a very bold and brave step now. I'm going to demonstrate my love for my blogging friends by posting something I said I'd never post on my blog! (OMGosh, I can't believe I am doing this)
When I shared my holiday decorations, visitors kept asking where I store all of that "stuff" between holidays. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have a LOT of holiday decor for a LOT of holidays. I've had a number of requests from visitors to show my holiday closet, but I have always declined.
When we remodeled this house, I was so fortunate to be able to add a large holiday closet (my husband was tired of helping me get boxes from the attic). Sadly, this large closet is now overflowing and not suitable for public view, BUT to show my love for all of my blogging buddies, I'm going to show it to you! People who visit my home in person have never entered the holiday closet. (I think most people would open the door, scream, and run from the horror!) Most of my family will not step into this closet for fear of being trapped forever! So, this picture is not for the faint of heart. If you are appalled by a mess, don't look. If you've been to my blog before and you are back for another visit, apparently clutter does not bother you too much, since all of my home is cluttered. However, THIS clutter is different. It stays behind a closed door (never to be opened by anyone but me), so it's even worse than the rest of my house!! Okay, enough said ..... here it is!
YIKES! I didn't enlarge this photo, because I was afraid the enlarged horror would be too much for some.
You have now gone where nobody has gone before. You are very brave, and I'm glad you survived the horrors of the dungeon of decor. (Nobody can say that I don't keep it real on my blog!)
Maybe this is where I get my love for mosaics, since I love my holiday closet, and my holiday closet looks like a mosaic! I don't box up many of my decorations. I just put them on the shelves. These shelves are never empty, because when I empty them, I have to store all of that stuff that's usually everywhere in my house in the empty shelves in the holiday closet, so I'll have room in our home for the holiday decor! I've said it before, and I'm afraid I'll be saying it again....I need a psychiatrist!
I'm going to take your mind off of the horrors you were just exposed to by showing you some beauty. This was supposed to be included in my previous post (about the fun things I did in 2009), but I somehow omitted it, and it was the MOST fun. I'll include it here now, so you can leave my blog with a photo of beauty to possibly block the horrors of the decor dungeon.
Okay, I didn't really meet Christine in 2009. It was close to the end of 2008 though, so I've included her in my 2009 fun!
Now that I have shared my love with you by honoring your requests that I show you the decor dungeon (are you sorry you requested?), you HAVE to show me YOUR love by coming to my Valentine party on February 12th. That's much easier than showing me the messiest place in your home. You may be thinking that I would have demonstrated my love for you by NOT showing you the dungeon, but I'm only doing it because so many have asked me to show it.
Don't forget ... February 12th. (Can you tell I'm afraid I'll have a party, and nobody will show up?) You are welcome to take the party button on my sidebar to display on your blog. Thank you. laurie