Every year since I can remember, I've really disliked Valentine's Day.
Call me a Grinch, but my gut reaction to those guys running around the aisles of CVS on V-Day Eve, searching for that perfect plastic rose just makes me want to roll my eyes.
Now you're probably thinking, Oh come on, Michelle! Where's the romance in you?!
It's there, I promise! David and I just choose to spread the love around all year.
The things that really slap a smile on my face are less expected- random notes, my morning coffee drill,
funny emails, hanging a pocket door (ha!) etc.
So we try to keep things special and lovey-dovey around our house all year long by surrounding ourselves with little momentos of our love. And I'm going to share some of those with you in this series.
Hey, you might even find a corny Valentine's Day gift out of this!
Today's sappy piece?
SPECIAL TO YOUR HEART ART
Nothing says "I love you" more than personalized art.
I try to contain most of our lovey dovey decor to our master bedroom. You know, so our family and friends don't have to stare at a "I heart David" poster when they visit :)
To the left of our bed, there are two pieces I made for David for our second wedding anniversary last May.
The lovebirds print is from Vol. 25's Etsy shop. The words are chipboard scrapbook stickers that I simply used to spell out the lyrics to an oh-so-sweet Jack Johnson song.
I actually used some fabric (I think from JoAnne's) as the backing for the prints. The traditional gift for a second anniversary is cotton and so I thought that the fabric tied in the traditional gift nicely : )
How easy peasy is that?! Nothing to it. Yet when we walk by it each and every day, it makes us smile and say "awwww, love you hon." Or maybe we just have Jack Johnson permanently stuck in our head, either way ;)
Here's another little DIY art project that I did. I can't remember if this was a gift for a certain occasion- I believe this was just one of those, "honey, I love you!" moments.
David is sort of notorious for flashing "I love you" in sign language whenever we're out in public. It's his cute way of telling me he's thinking about me without being too PDA. I know, seriously, how cute is that??!
Seeee, I told you we have sappy in us!
I surprised David with this piece (pulled an image from Google and slapped it on some scrapbook paper) last year. It sits right above his drawers on the dresser, so that every time he pulls out a pair of socks, he gets the "ILY" sign. The print sits with a statue that we brought home from our honeymoon in Mexico (doesn't it look like a couple at the altar?!) and the world's most amazing smelling candle- Henri Bendel's Firewood candle.
Those are a couple of not over-the-top (or not-so-Valentiney!) yet still lovey dovey gift ideas.
Have any of you made any lovey-dovey special to your heart art?! If any of you are inspired and make your love some special to your heart art, email me with pictures!!
PS. For those of you who are wondering, I certainly asked D if he was okay with me sharing some of our silly little romantics and he responded- "Sure, just make me look cool." Ha.
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