A Little Valentine Love

Valentines Day Room Tour

Ready for Valentines Day? To show your sweetheart just how much they mean to you?

My friend Stacy from Not Just A Housewife invited me to join in a fun little Valentine day tour, and share how we add a little love into our lives and decor!

Love. In my experience it isn’t always a bold statement that shouts for attention like the bright reds we use to represent love. Sometimes it is subtle and subdued. So no, my house isn’t really decorated for Valentines in the typical fashion, but a few little touches that occurred naturally are just as meaningful!

Letter writing station

Love is the small notes my kids give me every few weeks. Or the one I pop into my husbands lunch bag on a random whim.

Valentine letter writing station

Love is the sentiments that come out of the little note writing station. One with every sparkly bit of washi tape, a variety of scrapbook paper to make notes with, and a cute little heart and “xo” embossing stamp. But better than any glitter washi tape, it is the sparkly eyed little girls that beam at you as they slip a little note into your hand with an “I love you daddy and mommy”.

Letter wax embosser

Love is the two marquee letters by our bedside that reminds me that my marriage is more than just me. It’s all about “us”.

US Marquee - bedroom design

Two individuals coming together as a united front, an helpmeet, a companion, a partner. Sometimes it’s easy to lose that in a marriage. That little reminder can mean so much!

Us - love marquee

Sometimes love is just a heart on a string. Unnoticed amid the busy bits and bobs, hanging on by a thread, but if you looked a little deeper you would realize the sweetness of the simple.

Pin and Inspiration board

Love is your little one taking time and effort to string those little hearts together, and handing that to her mother as if it were made from diamonds.

Heart banner - pin board

Love is sometimes even the cup of herbal tea that you made for your spouse to drink, and as much as you  both hate it, drank along with him. Because as much as you both wanted something other than tea, this was the healthier choice with a recent kidney related diagnosis he got. And you want him to be around for a long long time… so you smile bravely at one another, and sip that bitter tea together in comfortable silence.

Cup of tea

How do you celebrate love in your life and home?


Enjoy the rest of the Valentine Tour series here:

Not Just A Housewife

Hawthorne and Main

The Shabby Nest

Tauni Everett

Craftaholics Anonymous

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12 Comments on A Little Valentine Love

  1. Chris Ritter
    April 13, 2017 at 8:33 am (6 months ago)

    Where did the ‘US’ letters come from? Or how were they made?

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      April 13, 2017 at 9:13 am (6 months ago)

      I love these! It is the Heidi Swapp line, and you can find them on Amazon here. That is my affiliate link for you. 😉

      Reply
  2. Sandra Dee-Chan
    January 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Ursula,
    Thank you for writing this article. love the little heart strings! sometimes I take it for granted when the kids make me a nice little craft to show their love! oh it melts my heart, but I should have a prominent place to display them. Any ideas?? and how long do you keep those? I normally would take pictures before I have to reluctantly part with them.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how we show love in various ways, even sipping bitter tea together!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you! I have so many pin boards around the house that I display my kids creations from! Lol! But like you, I take pictures and replace them with new ones once the board is full…but one replacement at a time.
      Yes, even bitter tea is especially sweet to me these days. :) Take none of it for granted!

      Reply
  3. Stacy Risenmay
    January 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I just love all the little touches but I have to say I adore the “us”!!! Such a sweet idea :)

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you Stacy! And thanks for inviting me to join in the Valentine Day fun! :)

      Reply
  4. Dorie
    January 19, 2017 at 9:59 am (9 months ago)

    So sweet! Where is the adorable coffee mug from?

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    • Ursula Carmona
      January 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you! I found the mug for $3 at Target!

      Reply
  5. Tauni
    January 18, 2017 at 11:27 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been lost on your site for over 30 min. checking out all of your fun posts. You have amazing taste! I can’t wait to pin some of these fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      January 18, 2017 at 11:32 am (9 months ago)

      That’s so sweet Tauni, thank you!

      Reply
  6. Shonee
    January 18, 2017 at 11:19 am (9 months ago)

    Thanks or the tour! Love the valentines day pop of color!

    Reply

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