14 days of love {last minute gift ideas}


It’s the 13th of February which means if you are going to do a craft, make a valentine or offer up a gift it’s the ninth hour!

I thought I would round up a couple of ideas I had rummaging around my head given more time and money.

One thing I really almost bought this year was this Mr/Mrs Journal by dayspring. I actually found it at Hobby Lobby yesterday and had a 40% off coupon burning in my pocket. Alas I decided against it right now, but it’s still a great little gift I have in mind for our anniversary coming up this spring. They have a full line of Mr/Mrs items from post it notes to mugs to all sorts of other random things.

One project I’ve almost started a couple of times is this idea of making a book of 52 reasons I love you using a deck of cards. The chick who came up with the idea even has a website dedicated to just this idea now.

It’s too late for this now, but it would be fun to do this 7 days of love leading up to valentine’s day (or an anniversary).

Our plan for tomorrow is to have a special breakfast (probably some donuts from this amazing local donut shop in town and we are celebrating with our community group by having chocolate fondue!

What do you all have up your sleeves?

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!!!