Shades of Blue in January

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Does anyone else think of shades of blue during January and February?

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I know we see shades of red pop up in February, but I think of blues.. snowflakes, cold nights (of course, it was almost 60 in Denver this weekend)!  So here are my shades of blue for the JanFebruary season. I made this a few weeks ago and posted the details HERE.

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I have a tendency to take down 90% of the Christmas décor. I sort out the blue and silver ornaments and the red ones for Valentine’s Day. I had a difficult time taking a photo of the blue/silver balls in the glass vase, but I love this image:

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I just can’t get an image if it involves shiny objects and glass!

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Oh and I think I need a little ORANGE in my January/February Décor!  Go Broncos!!!

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Winter Blues… Ideas to Chase the Blues Away

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When I think of Winter Blues I think of décor, but the reality is the cold days of winter can cause a different type of winter blues for our friends, family and even ourselves!  Shari’s Berries asked me to take a look at their Get Well Gifts Page to share what I would give to a friend who is having a tough time!

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Shari’s Berries

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I think this feet cookie bouquet is adorable!  This would be great for a friend who needs a push to make change.  “Put one foot in front of the other” Christmas jingle comes to mind!

Get Back on Your Feet Cookie Bouquet

I love this fruit and snack gift for a friend or family member who needs a little health kick to realize the benefits of a “cleaner” diet.  The simple act of receiving a gift delivery lets a person know they are on someone’s mind.

Simply Fresh Fruit and Snacks

And, finally who doesn’t love a Starbucks care package!  This would be a great “thinking of you” for someone having a rough time.

Starbucks Recharge and Renew

I like to purchase Starbuck gift cards online in increments of $5.00 to include in “thinking of you” cards- especially this time of year when the holidays are over and we are like, “now what?”

I include these in my care packages for my college age daughter as a “thinking of you.”

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What do you do for a friend or family member who needs some TLC to chase the blues away?