My husband of 29 years recently told me how much he enjoys the way I decorate for fall and Christmas. He loves how colorful it is, and wishes I'd decorate more for other seasons. Who knew?
We put our tree up late this year, so it came down early in January. It was replaced by a "winter tree" that is smaller. I put snowmen and snowflake ornaments on it. Many are homemade. I'll probably try to make more.
Most of the Valentine things I had were lost to moisture in our basement this year. We had several inches of water in our basement due to heavy rains. I'll use what I have and try to make more from what I have on hand. My big splurge was a tiny ball of cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. It was $2.29 for 2 oz. I used a 40% off coupon, so it was inexpensive. I made two dishcloths which will be used only in February then put up for next year. I bought another ball, so I'll have a couple more to add to the stash.
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!