Goodbye January Hello February (Decor & More!)

Hello friends and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, where each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you. Now that January is over, we can concentrate on Valentine’s Day…and dream about warmer spring days ahead! Today, I’m sharing ways I’m saying Goodbye January, hello February!

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End of January Home Projects:

If you’re like me, you’re working your way through those New Year’s resolutions…

Okay, sometimes even a little progress is something, right?  Haha… So far, I’ve only tackled one section of my utility/cleaning closet.  First, I removed the mesh bag door hanger since it wasn’t really working for us.  In fact, we just stuffed junk in there when we didn’t have a spot for something.  Basically, it became a hanging junk drawer.  Then I bought this over the door organizer and filled it with some of my cleaning supplies.

Closet door racks before and after - January organization

Yes, this was a much more efficient solution.  Although, since I didn’t pay attention to the measurements, I ended up having to remove two of the baskets to make room for my taller cleaners.  So, my advice is to double check your measurements before buying!  Either way, it’s still neater than the mesh organizer and I can easily access my most-used cleaning supplies.  Now, I just have to finish the rest of the closet!…baby steps.

January Reading:

This year, I’m continuing my goal of reading at least one book per month…

In January, I read The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand.  If you’re looking for a light beach-read type of book, this is a great one to add to your list!  Sure, it did have a Real Housewives vibe at times…but overall it was a fun story which wrapped up nicely at the end.  If you have a book you’d like to recommend, please mention it in the comments!

Elin Hilderbrand book - The Five Star Weekend on seagrass tray - Goodbye January reading

Hello February – Decorating Ideas:

Celebrate and decorate for Valentine’s Day at home…

If you don’t want to deal with crowds for your Valentine’s Day dinner, here is one of my favorite a simple Valentine tablescapes to try.  For more examples, read –  Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Decorating Ideas.

Tablesetting for six with red roses, red napkins and woven hearts on white plates.

Cute entertaining tip for Valentine’s Day…

If you plan to serve cocktails (or mocktails) for your Valentine’s Day celebration, make them festive with heart shaped ice cubes!  After all, February is National Heart Month!  Recently, I purchased this cute heart ice cube tray to use for my drinks.  Aren’t the ice cubes cute?  

red heart shaped ice cubes in glass of seltzer

By the way, here’s an Instagram reel I made with the heart cubes!  Since my ice tray only comes in a set of 4, here is another version that comes in a set of two and makes pretty roses too!  If you’re having a Galentine’s Day get together, I think they’d be a hit with the girls!

February Shopping Finds:

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone you love this month, here are a few ideas…

Since February is National Embroidery Month, celebrate with a pretty embroidered pillow!

If you want to surprise your Valentine with a delivery, here are some festive treat ideas!  Great to send to college kids too!

To go subtle with your Valentine’s Day decor, these marble heart trays are pretty and timeless!

For even more ways to say goodbye January, hello February, here are some finds from around the internet:

Here are a few more winter and February decorating ideas from my blog…

What are your decorating plans for February?


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Red and white table setting - goodbye January hello February decor

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  1. Thank you for the share Shelley! That embroidered pillow is gorgeous, love that!!! I’m so ready for February, longer days, and more sunshine!

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