14 days of love {day 4}


Ten more days until Valentine’s day and today I thought I would share some fun hand embroidery patterns I came across.

First up is this free dutch girl embroidery pattern I found here. This would be a super cute addition to a mantle or even a cute wall hanging for the month of February.



This is another fun embroidery pattern made to look old. This would make some fun tea towels to hang out during this month of love.

Sweet Heart Valentine Embroidery Pattern


Looking for a gift for the love of your life? Sublime Stitching has a great idea for some stitched up boxer shorts!

And here’s one more from Sublime…a hand stitched Valentine’s card.

Happy stitching!

14 days of love {day 2}


I stole this idea off Pinterest. It is something that we all need to work on in this house and these next 14 days seemed like a great incentive to work on it.

14 days of love: heart notes

The pinner called it a “heart attack” and it’s basically nothing but 14 days of writing all the many things you love about your child (or spouse, or friend, or roommate, or…) and covering their door with hearts.

I am merely printing out colored hearts from online and my husband and I are taking turns writing love notes to leave on our kid’s doors.

A simple thing, but yet something that could mean so much to building up the hearts of our little people.

14 days of love {day 1}


It’s Friday and normally this would be a Fantastic Friday post, but today is the first day of February and February is the month of love. I’m constantly trying to find ways to create specialness in our day to day family life and especially when it comes to celebrating. God has given me a little girl that loves nothing more than to create a party, give gifts and make things for others. Her heart is encouraged by little notes and she never fails to notice something new or different or special. And I have a son who is like me and February 14th could pass with nothing more than a little card and he would just be fine.

So in their honor, I am spending the next 14 days on a little series I call “days of love: 14 days of celebrating those we love”. In the next 14 days you can expect some decorating ideas, crafting ideas, sewing ideas, special memories you can make with your family or those you love and more.

But today, in honor of my normal linking madness I thought I would link to a few Valentine ideas that I’ve come across.

One thing I do want to make in these 14 days is a Valentine’s Day wreath. Well actually I want to make one that would carry me from Winter to Valentine’s Day to Easter but you’ll just have to stay tuned for that idea later. But I do love this XOXO wreath on etsy.

I have other table setting ideas that I hope to do this year, but these little XO paper votive holders would be super cute as you think about decorating your table this month.

If I had a mantle to decorate I would definitely do this little birdie paper collage to set on top…speaking of mantle’s check out my friend Tisha’s Valentine’s mantle!

I’ve got a whole host of Valentine ideas to give away on my “to give” board on Pinterest…stay tune for the next 13 days to see which of these we end up choosing!

Happy Weekend and Happy Celebrating!!!