A Simple Way to Say I Love You

Well I missed posting this for Valentine’s Day but it works just as well for an anniversary or just because you love someone. Ash at Butterfly Food came up with this simple yet adorable way to say I love you. This would be a simple, yet sweet spontaneous surprise for a husband or kids one day when they came home from work or school.

Ash says, “I made the little flags out of bamboo skewers and cardstock cut into little flags and the ‘I love you‘ banner is a wee smaller version of this.” Thank you for sharing Ash!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My hubby and I bought each other massages for our Valentine’s gifts to each other but I wanted to do something special for him today since we wouldn’t really be exchanging gifts. When I saw these free printables from One Charming Party and this post on Me and Him I knew what I had to do.

I bought heart doilies from the Dollar Store. (Not like the DIY’s on Pinterest that say “found it at the Dollar Store!” and you think “my Dollar Store does NOT carry that.” Like silver trays. What Dollar Store carries silver trays?! I digress.) I really did find them at the Dollar Store.

Then I print and cut the free printables and wrote in my own awful special handwriting 14 reasons I love my husband. Here are just a few…


And took those Dollar Store heart doilies, wrapped them around my notes and sealed with a sticker.

The first Valentine on his bathroom mirror told him he’d be recieving 14 Valentines throughout the day.

I found strategic places around the house to put my notes. Like here…

(he always syncs his phone with iTunes in the morning)

And here…

Then after he left for work (he always leaves before me) I taped up a few more that he will find when he comes home for lunch like this one…

…if the dogs don’t eat it. (It is their first birthday today!)

And this one…

I really wanted to take some to his work but seeing as I work about 45 minutes away from him that didn’t seem reasonable so I hid a bunch in his car and briefcase and will text him throughout the day where to find them. For one of these notes, he will open his trunk to find this:

Which I also bought at the Dollar Store. (The balloons of course, not the golf clubs.)

He has been advised NOT to read this post until the end of the day. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂

I hope you all have a blessed Valentine’s Day surrounded by those you love!

Paper Wheels Tutorial

My friend Kristen over at Lullaby Lubbock made these paper wheels for her daughter’s birthday and I think they would be the perfect decor for Valentine’s. You can buy them for a fortune at BHLDN or you can make them yourself via Kristen’s tutorial. I made similar ones last year for Preston’s birthday without using a tutorial and in pictures they looked ok but trust me, it was not pretty. Follow Kristen’s super easy tutorial and you’ll be much more pleased with your final product. And don’t use tissue paper. I learned that the hard way.

 Aren’t they so cute hanging on the wall?!
Thank you for sharing Kristen!

Pin! Pinning!

You would have to have seen a certain You Tube video to understand the inside joke that is the title of this post but really I just wanted to share with you a few of my Valentine’s pins from this week…

A bunch of cute products/ideas from Jones Design Company (love her).

 A “How to Fake Calligraphy” tutorial…also from Jones Design Company.
 DIY Rustic Tray via Infarrantly Creative…perfect for a Valentine’s breakfast in bed.
DIY Valentine Party drinking straws via Paper Source.
I am working on a special Valentine’s project with these free printables from One Charming Party.
To see many more pins, follow me on Pinterest here!