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hello monday {link-up!}

January 23rd | hello monday

Hello friends! It’s Monday–a new week and a fresh start. I’m sharing pics of our mantle–all ready for Valentine’s day. I found the antlers at a thrift store and thought they were kind of cool–but my family has had various reactions. Hmmmm…Hello rainy day

Hello fireplace warming our toes

Hello wishing I could sleep until noon {rainy days are like that!}Hello no school {teacher in service}

Hello pancakes and a slow morning {love that!}

Hello to-do list that I shouldn’t put off too longHello white bean chili for dinner

Hello preparing lunches ahead of time so we eat out less {egg salad sandwich anyone?}

Hello blending up food for David and trying to work more protein into his diet {he only eats blended foods}Hello projects for the home.

Hello sprinkling hearts everywhere and getting ready for Valentine’s day

Hello wishing we could paint the kitchen cabinets

Hello sister time tonight–yay!

Hello new week full of projects and ideas

Hello Monday–it’s going to be fabulous. I can just feel it!

What are you saying hello to today? Leave a comment or link up in the comments section!

44 Responses

  1. Antonia says:

    This week, I am saying hello to a teething infant and the possibility of a new house [:

    hello, monday vol. 2.

  2. Melissa says:

    Today I am saying hello to MORE snow and chilly temps. I for one like the antlers, but then again my house is full of them( hubby is a hunter). Mantel looks great! So in love w/the aqua chair in front of your fireplace. Have a great wk! :)

  3. I just wanted to say I think you are an amazing mother. I hope you have a blessed day.

  4. Tamara says:

    hello rain…and puddles…and a new umbrella! hello to all of you!

    http://smilingforgrandma.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-mondayjanuary-23-2012.html

    ps – i love the antlers!

  5. Caroline says:

    Love the antlers Lisa!
    Hello to being healthy again (and goodbye cold!)…
    Hello to more purging and cleaning (love me a clean house!)…
    Hello to painting my bedroom a lovely shade of gray and making a tufted headboard (wish me luck!)…
    Hello to a lovely new week with lots of possibilities!

  6. Jill K. says:

    Saying Hello to a clean house!! Time to go through kid’s closets…bookcases…toy boxes…everything! Love your ideas Lisa!! You give me inspiration!

  7. Sandy L says:

    Good Monday Morning. I’m saying hello to a smiling, happy son. I’ve been following your blog for a while and love it. :) I also have a special needs son. He eats pureed organic food. I’ve found the boxes of creamy soups work great by adding mashed potato flakes to thinken to the correct consistency. I grind/pulse the chicken in a food processer until it turns into tiny pieces. That has worked really well for us. Maybe you’ve already tried this too? We also had a hard time getting enough protein in his diet and this has helped. Have a great day!

  8. Traci says:

    SUPER CUTE LISA! Not so sure about the antlers though but somehow you still manage to make it look cute!

  9. Caitlin says:

    I’m saying hello to a new semester of classes! First day of school! Yay!
    And I just LOVE your decor! So pretty and bright!

  10. kirstie says:

    love the valentine’s decor but i’m with the family on the antlers – undecided 😉 but you certainly make them look better than i ever could!

    i’m saying hello to a freshly cleaned & organized studio and dreaming of some improvements:
    http://bonhomiejewels.blogspot.com/2012/01/fab-findsworkspace.html

  11. Gussy Sews says:

    hello monday!

    saying hello to BRAND NEW ruffle designs, fresh snow falling outside, warm hazelnut coffee + taking the day off! a little reward for all the work it took to get the shop re-launched.

    xoxo lisa!

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  13. LOVD says:

    My vote is for keeping the antlers! I’m saying hello to Gratitude Journal Monday and the final part (part 3) of the family rules project I posted on my blog the past two What I Made Wednesday’s. Here’s today’s gratitude link-up:

    http://www.feellovdeveryday.blogspot.com/2012/01/gratitude-journal-monday_23.html

    And here’s the family rules project link-up:
    http://feellovdeveryday.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-i-made-wednesday-family-rules.html

  14. LOVD says:

    On a more personal note: I just wanted you to know, I think if I had to walk a mile in your shoes, I’m not quite sure I’d make it the first couple steps. God bless.

  15. Alicia says:

    saying hello to car repairs (yuck), homeschooling my amazing boys, getting organized and a Big hello to God who always provides for our family!

  16. Susan says:

    love your simple and sweet valentine banner…linking up and saying hello to comfort food and gloomy day

    http://susanbowers.typepad.com/in_the_storm/2012/01/hello-monday-l-03.html

  17. I’m saying hello to rain that makes it not so hard to focus on work, fried chicken for dinner courtesy of my dad who is visiting for the week, and a HUGE hello to the end of this paper I’ve been working on for months! Hooray!

  18. Tricia says:

    I’m so impressed that you are already thinking of Valentine’s Day! I’m linking up at…

    http://ourhappylittlehome.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-monday.html

  19. Mary Beth says:

    Hi Lisa! Here’s my link: http://saltandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-monday.html
    I love your mantle (well, maybe not the antlers so much, but everything else for sure).
    Lisa, I just wanted to say you are a constant inspiration, I love your blog, and I admire you so much. Enjoy this rain and your kids on their day off).

  20. Amanda says:

    I love your mantel! Here’s what I’m saying hello to: http://ajigreer.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-monday_23.html

  21. hello rainy day, no school for me today, home with a sickie (dvds, fire in the fireplace, hot tea), and some silly pics…http://polkadotnotebook.blogspot.com/2012/01/love.html

    love the antlers, they are unexpected! the aqua looks amazing!!

  22. Mary says:

    Hi, Lisa!
    I’m linking up here:

    http://maryontheautobahn.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week!

  23. Pam says:

    I needed a little Valentines Day inspiration, thanks :)

    http://www.myhappycalifornia.com/?p=2659

  24. Im saying hello to the opportunity to choose joy today. Its not always easy in life but it sure does make it easier to get through those hard times when my attitude is right.
    Have a lovely monday everyone!
    http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2012/01/choosing-joy.html

  25. MacKenzie says:

    I love your post this week! I especially love those owls! Did you paint them? Is one antiques over the blue? LOVE!

  26. Mands says:

    Hello Lisa, *Smile* I love *Hello Monday* and started last week. *Grin* Thank-you so much for sharing.

    *Hello Monday* for the 1st Time http://www.womanofworth.co.za/blog/?p=9673 and *Hello Monday* http://www.womanofworth.co.za/blog/?p=9762

    Not sure about the antlers… love the hearts, love hello monday and love your blog!
    Thank-you, Mands

  27. Kelli says:

    Hello to the melting of the snow that got our entire last week of school cancelled! Hello to leaping over many fallen trees and branches on my way to work this morning. Hello to my sweet high school students who I have really missed! Hello to fun crafts with my daughters this afternoon, a sunny day, book club on Thursday, girls’ night on Friday, and a day in Seattle this weekend with my BFF!
    And, after last week, I am saying goodbye to my dream of moving to Vermont….

  28. Samantha Liz says:

    Love! I can’t believe that it’s 2012 still, never mind that it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

    http://littlecomettails.com/2012/01/hello-monday-molly-style/

  29. Kathryn says:

    Love your Valentine mantle… so cute!
    Here is what I am saying hello to this week…
    http://simplysweetphotography.com/blog/index.php/2012/01/23/hello-monday-2/

  30. […] (Linking up for Hello Monday with Lisa) […]

  31. emily hope says:

    sweet sweet owls & hearts. and isn’t the rain nice … in small doses, of course (;

    we’re saying hello to eating lots of oranges and working on inside projects this week.

    http://www.hopeink.com/2012/01/23/hello-monday-3/

  32. Anne says:

    I like that you always switch things up…I tend to stick with the same stuff…I guess I like it and don’t want to change it up. The antlers are kind of fun… so why not? I have a brother who always finds interesting stuff at thrift stores…those antlers made me think of him. :)

  33. Lorena says:

    Hi Lisa. I have been lurking in your blog for a while, but here I am! thank you for your beautiful posts and being a source of inspiration. I will tell you, if I found those antlers at the thirft store they would come home with me too. We love bones in this house .

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