Happy LOVE Day + A Few Fun Heartful Finds

Happy LOVE Day + A Few Fun Heartful Finds is a wee love letter to you, just where you are at this juncture so many call Valentine’s Day.

Beautiful, whimsical black cat art with happy colors - Jenny Sweeney.
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Happy LOVE Day + A Few Fun Heartful Finds

I’m feeling extra tender, the way I often feel after a week with my people in the desert. You see, I’m never gonna be the sister or daughter or aunt or friend or parent offering superficial snacks and polite chatter.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

I’m called to feast in the depths.

Whimsical greeting card with little yellow bear with parasol by Jenny Sweeney.
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Maybe that makes me an unlikely blogger of inspiring interior design inspiration, but appreciation for art and aesthetics is often a feast too.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes
Jenny Sweeney hand lettered quote and illustration from her coloring book (Throw around love like confetti...)
Jenny Sweeney

Because this longing for beauty, simplicity, and elegance arises from a deep well.

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After all, we need the architect, the designer, the artist, and the poet to see beneath the surface of things.

Be inspired by this photo gallery of vibrant colorful beachy boho interior design from artist Jenny Sweeney's Chicagoland home. Her art has been lifting spirits and opening hearts to wonder - see how it lives large in a charming suburban Tudor!

It is the creative imagination that pushes boundaries and sees what so many cannot otherwise see.

While we need historians to preserve, there’s a whole world of imaginative future to guide us even now.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Don’t you love this thought below about love…you haven’t met everyone who will love you yet!

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Do you know Atticus?

Exquisite cherub with ex voto heart in a lovely Santa Fe home - Photo by Peter Vitale for Milieu. #frenchcountry #europeancountry #oldworldstyle #interiordesign #cherub
IS THIS (a subscription to MILIEU) THE VERY BEST LOVE DAY GIFT OF ALL? Photo: Peter Vitale for Milieu

Love poems can feed our hungry souls, and mine has a ravenous appetite!

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

Is there anything like a lazy, wide open, rainy (or snowy) Sunday afternoon?

Beautiful West Highland Terriers Westies in sweaters at Trove Vintage! #westies #shopdogs #westhighlandterrier
Trove Vintage
Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

I’m wishing you BIG MESSY LOVE right where you are, under the disco ball of space.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

I wish you brilliant sunsets, whether you share them with a lover, a pet, or just God.

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

And I wish you eyes that still fill with wonder when raindrops turn to snow…

Atticus inspirational poem quote for dreamers on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #poetry #atticuspoem #quotes

…and relationships that mysteriously entangle you, stir you and complicate your days with wild color as LOVE grows.

Speaking of enganglement…

Because at the end, all that love will keep growing when you stop, will continue to fragrant the atmosphere.

Sacred Milagro Heart Boxhello gorgeous indeed.

No wonder we can’t stop writing songs about it!

Psalm 61: When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me...#hellolovelystudio #psalm61 #scriptureverse #inspiringquote #anxiety #encouragement #faith #christianity

Heart Shaped Finds & Love Day Goodness

Wooden heart prayer beads
Wooden Heart Prayer Beads…hello lovely indeed.
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Gold heart hoop earrings - Free People
Heart Hoop Earrings…hello darling indeed.
Heart Shaped Birdbath
Heart Shaped Bird Bath

Know the Love Language of Your Heart?

Maybe more importantly…do you know theirs?

In the early 90s, Dr. Gary Chapman identified five ways of receiving/expressing love and a sort of template for discussing needs and desires bloomed into existence to help couples better communicate.

It fascinates me that in Chapman’s 2010 study (10,000 participants), the breakdown of the 5 love languages reflected quite evenly distributed results:

Words of affirmation: 23 percent
Quality time: 20 percent
Acts of service: 20 percent
Physical touch: 19 percent
Receiving gifts: 18 percent

Learning your loved one’s primary love language can strengthen your bond in a significant way and become a sort of gift that keeps bearing fruit.

Here is a great place to learn about 5 love languages if you care to go deeper.

For the Flower Child

A small collection of these sweet boys rests upon my bedroom dresser, bringing a smile every morning.

Inspo for the Baker

Watercolor cake with dripping icing on a pale pink cake pedestal from Jenny Cookies. #valentinescake #pinkcake #watercolorcake
Watercolor Cake – Jenny Cookies

For Cake & Cupcake Lovers

For Poetry Lovers

Stuff to Pin for Next Year

Heart Pizzas
Heart Shaped Pizzas – Get the details at Happy Go Lucky

For the Love of M&Ms

Fun mini valentine cake with a candy surprise.
Mini Valentine Cake – Fun Money Mom

Not Just For Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Empire Cookies sandwiched with a raspberry jam filling and topped with an almond glaze. The perfect Valentine's Day dessert.
Raspberry Empire Cookies – I Heart Naptime

A Potted Plant: by Hafiz

I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.

And at night I let my pet, the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.

If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.

If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
Of stars.

There are always a few men like me
In this world

Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:

I water each day a favorite potted plant
Of His–
This earth.

Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.

For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.

From: ‘The Subject Tonight Is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Must Haves for Bakers

Rustic Turquoise Heart Shaped Cast Iron Trivet
Turquoise Cast Iron Trivet…hello useful indeed.

For Crafty Types

Romantic Tissue Poufs

Valentine's Day Loveliness is a celebration of sweet gifts, cute DIYS, romantic poetry, and words of loving kindness. Hello Lovely Studio.

Tissue Pouf DIY

You’ll Heart This Awesome String Heart DIY!

Reminding you – you were made perfectly to be loved!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. SeaShell
    February 14, 2021 / 8:33 am

    I AM A PASSIONATE CAT LOVER!!! — ANIMALS ARE AMAZING IN THEIR SOCIETY OF THINGS. MORE ANIMAL AND CAT INSPIRATION, THAT ADDS SUNSHINE TO ANYONE’S DAY AND EVEN NIGHT AS WELL:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfBjKOGlFkw

    • Michele
      Author
      February 14, 2021 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks for the smiles and sharing your heart! 🙂

  2. Amy
    February 15, 2021 / 11:22 pm

    Sweet cat videos…both! Animals are so dear! Can’t imagine life without our three sweet babies and the love they give us every day of the year! ❤️

    • Michele
      Author
      February 16, 2021 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks for viewing and visiting here, always leaving the loveliest footprints and kind sentiments. Hope you are well, friend. Freezing here and quite ready to return to the desert after just few days back from it!

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