Of course when my son was in 2nd grade he made the heart anatomically correct.
As I pondered Valentine's Day and my love for the heart symbol I decided to look around our house for hearts. This scavenger hunt turned up the following items that I realized
were especially meaningful to me:
1. A heart charm bracelet that I had made for my mommy using all of the separate hearts I had found in her jewelry
box. This bracelet includes vintage hearts with tiny pictures in them from my grandmother and aunt.
2. My collection of heart rocks. This
collection changes due to me giving away the rocks to various friends and family. I began collecting heart-shaped rocks a few years ago when I went to the Oregon coast near Oceanside every spring to find river rocks for my first grade classroom. I
used to hot-glue googly eyes on them and give them to the kids as "reading buddies."
3. A felt heart sachet that my daughter made in elementary school
and hand sewed. It has flower cut-outs from magazines and little pearls on it.
4. A great shirt vintage 2013 from the Lauren Conrad collection
at Kohls. Looks great under a suit jacket. And yes, that's a Victoria's Secret bra with hearts on it circa 2015!
5. A little red
sign that I have hung in my walk-in closet. I look at it every day while thinking about what I love to do and what I should be doing.
6. My favorite
chocolate - Sees - in my favorite heart basket.
7. Valentine pillow (pink heart on bottom left) and Barnes and Noble love quilt with the "I
love you" in different languages.
Je t'aimeTi amoIch liebe dich
8. A red paper heart garland I made for the buffet mirror.
9. Map of Portland, Oregon with SW Portland marked with a red heart. Our daughter ordered this from Etsy two years ago.
Amazing DIY project made by a sweet friend depicting love in Oregon and California with the quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes.
"Where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
slide show below for the accompanying pictures.