Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love and Kisses

Valentines Day is one of my favorites.
Well, it hasn't always been, but now it is.
I wanted to share with you one of the things I did for Brad this year. 

I love handmade gifts.
Some don't.. 
But, I do. 
So, every year I plan on making something for Brad. 

Last year I sewed him a cute fabric notebook page
and embroidered a sweet little love note on it.
Then stuffed it into an old vintage bottle with some sand.

This is what I did this year.
Last night, I hid these hearts everywhere.
Today, I will give him an empty jar that says "How much I love you"
And tell him to keep an eye out..
(I purposefully hid a few where he would find before he got the jar.. to confuse him)

The joke is, he will never be able to find all of these.
They will keep appearing even in a year or so.
And I'll keep making some and hiding them.

I thought myself a very clever girl.

But little did I know, he had a surprise of his own.
I'm a pretty lucky girl.

I also took the opportunity to paint my nails for the holiday.
I didn't realize I painted the hearts with crackle paint...
So, I've got broken hearts on my fingers.
And of course, you can't have a Valentines Day without kisses.

Happy Valentines Day and lots of kisses from me.



30 comments:

  1. That's so sweet! I love pop rocks!

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  2. I love your idea - really darling.

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to come up with!

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  3. Oh my! Such a cute idea!!!

    Also, I just love your hair!

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    1. Thanks so much Ryan! I love my hair too! I hope I never have to dye it back.. ever!

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  4. You are OH SO ASORABLE!! :) and girlllll, that's a fantastic gift!! :)

    p.s. I featured you on my blog today!!

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  5. love the nails, rach! so cute! happy valentine's day :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kylie!! Happy Valentine's day to you too! xoxo

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  6. your hair its the best!!

    happy valentines day!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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    1. Thanks Lucia! I love the name Lucia by the way!!

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  7. So cute! Those hearts on your nails aren't broken, they're just a little cracked but still holding on strong. And they're hella cute!

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    1. Thanks! That's a good way to look at it! I thought they were just "shabby chic!" ;)

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  8. Such a cute idea! Very creative!! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Morgan! It was a lot of fun doing too! I have some of the hearts hidden so he won't find them for years!!

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  9. Really cute idea! I always make my hubby a gift or two for holidays. =) I think it makes it more special.

    Julie
    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think so too! I'm glad my boyfriend likes the homemade stuff, or at least he SAYS he does. :)

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  10. I'm happily married, but I don't like to go all out on Valentine's Day. I like to show my love for him every single day. You gift idea does just that! It's super adorable & a gift that keeps on giving.

    Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day as well!

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  11. I love how the cracked nail polish hearts turned out! I love what you did for Brad...so very cleaver and cute!! So glad the two of you have such sweet Valentine's!!

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  12. You are AMAZING, my dear! :)
    Enjoy your Happy Hearts DAY!!!
    <3
    maggie
    xoxoxoxo

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  13. This is so cute! I love your idea of hiding those little hearts! I may have to try something like that for mine and my boyfriend anniversary coming up! Too sweet!
    Happy Valentine's Day!!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks!! You totally should do it! It's way cheap and easy!

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  14. what a great idea this is! hiding little handmade hearts all over your home, then having your bf find them. I love it!

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    1. Thanks! I have some tucked into his shirt pockets that he won't find until next summer!! Muahaha

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  15. His gift to you looks yum and bon idee on your part! This year I have zero money so I made a card out of some cardstock I had lying around, cutting hearts out of a red coloured page in a magazine and cutting a little white section out of printer paper for the message...and I made chocolate. Gifts can can in all shapes and sizes and hand made gifts just make it that much more special!!

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    1. I agree! The heart and jar gift only cost me a dollar! I had all the fabric laying around. :) Your card sounds beautiful! Also, you MADE chocolate? That is impressive.

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  16. I love making my own gifts! And getting gifts that are home made, they're much more personal and wonderful.

    Also, Brad's gift made me remember that I have some Pop Rocks in my cupboard. Where they came from I don't know but I am eating them right now (do you actually eat pop rocks? ... not really) Please thank him for reminding me about them. :)

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